AGE of Central Texas to host ‘She Thrives: The Art of Aging’ event – Austin American-Statesman

NORTHWEST AUSTIN

‘Art of Aging’ event on Nov. 9, Nov. 11

AGE of Central Texas will host the first “She Thrives: The Art of Aging” event Nov. 9 and Nov. 11 virtually and in person at the Junior League Community Impact Center, 5330 Bluffstone Lane. 

The event will be dedicated to equipping women of all ages and backgrounds with resources, information and support on matters related to mental health and wellness, aging and caregiving, and financial and legal health. The event will include a half-day summit presented by the St. David’s Foundation and a corresponding fundraising dinner presented by H-E-B. 

The summit, scheduled for Nov. 9, aims to acknowledge the experiences that women encounter as they age, facilitate healthy and honest conversations about these experiences and provide a community of support that allows women to make the best decisions for themselves and for their loved ones. Tickets are free, and free transportation options are available thanks to CapMetro. 

The dinner, scheduled for Nov. 11, will be emceed by Kim and Mike Barnes and feature keynote speaker Kate Washington, the author of “Already Toast: Caregiving and Burnout in America.” Washington will share her observations of the role unpaid family caregivers play in a society that fails to provide them with structural support as seen through her own harrowing caregiving experience. A plated dinner will be served, and live entertainment by Marcia Ball will take place afterward. Tickets are on sale for $150. 

All funds raised by She Thrives will go toward supporting AGE’s caregiver support services that include emotional support groups, caregiver education classes, consultations with AGE’s expert staff and respite so that caregivers can take needed breaks from their responsibilities. 

To register and for more information: ageshethrives.com

Courtesy of AGE of Central Texas 

GEORGETOWN

City hosts ‘Best of’ poll

The city of Georgetown is inviting residents to nominate and vote in an online poll for the Best of Georgetown in 44 categories for local businesses, attractions, services and activities.

The nomination phase will begin at 9 a.m. Monday and end at 11:59 p.m. Nov. 8. The voting phase will begin at noon Nov. 13 and end at 11:59 p.m. Nov. 30.

The winners will be announced in January.

For more information: bestof.georgetown.org.

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