Diana Deaton

  • Aging2.0 Austin, Deputy Ambassador
  • Austin
  • Innovation

About Me

A graduate of the Center for Studies in Aging at UNT, Diana has more than 30 years experience working in almost every aspect of senior housing with supportive services. In 1984 she developed an affordable alternative to nursing homes that became a prototype for assisted living. This innovation earned her an affiliation with the medical school at Texas A and M University and appointments to the TX Dept on Aging and TX Dept of Human Services advisory boards, where she helped develop policy. This led to the founding of Texas Assisted Living Association in 1996 where she worked closely with the legislative committee to write and pass the Texas Assisted Living Act, then promulgate the licensing regulations. Now she researches all kinds of innovative solutions for aging.