Texas Aging and Longevity Center
Texas Aging and Longevity Center

Founded in 2018, Texas Aging & Longevity Center's (TALC) core mission is to enhance the longevity and well-being of the aging population. In service of this mission, TALC supports the development of interventions to improve the lives of older adults, clinical research in neuroscience and brain function, interdisciplinary and community-based partnerships, community outreach, and a certificate program in aging and health for UT graduate students. Housed in the Texas Population Research Center, TALC has partnered with 97 community based professionals focused on serving, advocating for, and providing resources to elders and their caregivers across Texas.

Cluster Hiring Initiative in Diversity in Cognitive Functioning in Late Life 

Two new faculty hires will bridge disciplines across campus and stimulate the innovative team-based research needed to tackle an understanding of cognitive aging and dementias in diverse populations.

Learn more here.

New Center on Aging and Population Sciences at UT Austin

CAPS will galvanize novel aging research to address critical questions on the dynamic and intersecting factors that shape diversity in aging and health. Through innovative demographic and population-based aging research, the center will elucidate how biosocial and environmental factors shape health and well-being for older adults across the life course, centered on the research themes of 1) life course precursors of advantage and disadvantage at older ages, 2) family demography, social engagement, and social isolation, and 3) place, aging, and health.

For more information, please visit the CAPS website here.

Volunteering Opportunities

Big and Mini Volunteer Opportunity: Bridging Generations to Create Meaningful Connections

Videochat with older adults: Share stories and laughs and combat boredom and loneliness.

Texas Pen Friends: Find your lone star match

Get back to snail mail: Texas Pen Friends seeks to match older adults with younger adults across the great state of Texas.

Click Here for Information and Resources for Covid-19 Regarding Older Adults

Physical Distance - Not Social Distance. Telephone an Older Adult Today.