Articles | June, 2012

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Local Senior Planning, Caregiving and Moving Resources

By Mary Anne Connolly   AGE (Austin Groups for the Elderly) Provides support to organizations and individuals via programs, volunteer opportunities, education and events. ageofaustin.org Accountable Aging Helps seniors and their families... Read on »

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Austin Pond Tour

For 18 years, the Austin Pond Tour has been showing off the area’s most spectacular private gardens. Along with more than 50 other sites, the tour will feature a North Austin garden built to... Read on »

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Women of the Year Awards Soirée

Austin’s YWCA hosts an event to honor five wonderful women / By Molly Keith Look around you. She could be anyone in your community. She’s your mom, your high-school English teacher, a... Read on »

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Happy Birthday, Gemini

By Deborah Mastelotto YOU: Many Gemini Texans are famous, but it’s difficult to place a clear face with some famous names, isn’t it? We know who they are and what they... Read on »

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Romantic Hill Country Getaways

A selection of romantic destinations close to home with an exotic appeal / By Erica Todd Looking for a romantic getaway this summer? Fortunately for us Central Texans, there are some wonderful hidden gems... Read on »

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Finding your Inner Calling

For three women, doing what you love has no expiration date / By Molly McManus For many women, the drill was that you had a career, then retired. Or maybe you got married, then... Read on »

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Revving Up for Olympic Trials

Texas training will be put to test for fresh faces and vets. By Kristin Otto Be it a University of Texas freshman or a Texas Ex, leave it to a Longhorn to eagerly... Read on »

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Style for the Ages

Snag a fun summer look that is age-appropriate. 20's Show some skin and those young, gorgeous gams in a wildly printed tank and khaki shorts. Bring the look to new heights with a... Read on »

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Made in the Shade

Protect those peepers while soaking up the sun in this year’s hottest eyewear / Photo by Caleb Kerr [From top] Fendi classic cateye nude frames, $260, available at Saks Fifth Avenue, 9722 Great Hills Trail, 512.231.3700. ... Read on »

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Dine & Dip

Poolside pampering at hotel pools for daytime spa guests / By Nicole Carbon When a spa-day splurge is in order, check in to any one of Austin’s luxury hotel spas and spend the... Read on »

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Ten Tips to Aging Fit

It is never too late to begin a fitness program / By Chrissie Jarrell and Natalie Yerkovich The human body and mind go through changes as we age. Establishing and maintaining a fit lifestyle,... Read on »

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Geriatricians

Treating older patients with special care / By Jill Case Doris is 83 years old, in relatively good health and she sees an internist. Mary is 74 years old, dealing with multiple health issues, including social... Read on »

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Texas Escapes

Family resorts for a close-in vacation / By Shelley Seale As June arrives, so does the end of the school year and that annual conundrum: Where should we go for our summer family vacation?... Read on »

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Hyatt Hill Country

Close-in San Antonio resort provides the perfect spot for multi-generational getaways / By Deborah Hamilton Lynne If you are looking for the perfect setting for a multi-generational getaway, or if you are a grandparent... Read on »

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On the Verge of a Nervous Breakthrough

Ruth Pennebaker on aging with wit, wisdom, humor, love and a bit of luck / By Spike Gillespie / Photographs by Cody Hamilton Ruth Pennebaker is sitting on the patio of Zocalo Café in... Read on »

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Cover Women Updates

By Jane Field Kelly Willis has been performing throughout Austin with her husband, Bruce Robison. They recently recorded a new album, Cheaters Game, and played at the Gallery at the Continental Club this... Read on »

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Anthony Ogidi

By Molly McManus / Photo by Rudy Arocha I have two words for you: Anthony Ogidi (pronounced: “Oh Giddy!”). Meet the blithe, beautiful and buff bloke of Treaty Oak Distilling Co. Ogidi, 24, is a... Read on »

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Making It Work

Establishing your limits without losing yourself in the process / By Eric J. Leech How much effort should it take to make a relationship work? Is there any limit to what you would do... Read on »

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The Allure of Fifty Shades of Grey

How I found myself in line at the returns counter at Home Depot / By JB Hager / Photo by Rudy Arocha I jokingly called the customer-service desk at the nearest Home Depot to find... Read on »

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Adventure Travel

Jean Warneke and JB Journeys advocate sustainable travel and ‘voluntourism’ / By Rachel Merriman The saying “it’s not the destination, but the journey” offers sage advice, but when it comes to the multi-billion... Read on »

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Role Reversal

Caring for your aging parents / By Darline Turner-Lee We all know that it’s inevitable, yet many of us avoid confronting this question like we’re avoiding the plague. How will we care... Read on »

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Live Where You Play

Housing choices to fit your active lifestyle / By Terri Schexnayder The wave of aging baby boomers, born between 1945 and 1955, is turning the tide in the ways builders and developers approach incorporating the best... Read on »

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Life’s Next Step

Linda Carter helps seniors downsize / By Jane Field / Photo by Caleb Kerr Linda Carter, the recipient of Austin Woman’s 2011 Small Business Grant, was living in Florida when her widowed mother, who lived... Read on »

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Changing How We Age

A reality check for every generation / By Mary Anne Connolly For the past 10 years off and on, I have been solely responsible for my parents’ general health, well-being and care, as the only... Read on »

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Growing Older Gracefully

Just hoping for more years of ‘ungraceful living’ / By Irene Strait Well, I am 82 years old and I am really surprised! It has crept up on me and I can’t get over... Read on »

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Best of the Blogs: Stella and Dot

Inspired Style: Palamino Necklace The Palamino Necklace from our Summer Collection surely makes a statement. But did you know this bright, beaded accessory got her name? Read on to learn about Senior Director... Read on »

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Les Miserables Comes to Austin.

By Sadie Barton It’s a Tuesday night in Austin. The streets are still (unbeknownst to me) flooded with the weary after-work zombies, myself being one of them. I’m late arriving at... Read on »

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Still Learning

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UT is one of more than 100 programs in the nation, but it stands out because of its affiliation with a highly ranked university, the involvement of its... Read on »

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FIAT of Austin Breaks National Record

FIAT of Austin, located in this state's capital city, sold 110 Fiat 500s in April, setting a sales record for FIAT studios in the U.S. Marchionne celebrated this milestone today with dealer principals... Read on »

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The 2012 University of Texas Fashion Show

Contour showcases the vision of 23 talented students. By Cheryl Bemis The annual University of Texas Fashion Show is one of the most anticipated fashion events in Austin. Anyone and everyone involved in the... Read on »

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37th-annual Paramount Summer Classic Film Series

Editor picks for must-see films. Selected by Deborah Hamilton-Lynne Celebrate a 37-year-old summer tradition by checking out the summer's best films at Austin's only true movie palace, the Paramount Theatre. More than 80 classic... Read on »

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