AARP Texas

Kim Loop

Biography:

Texas born and raised, Kim has worked with AARP since 2008. She’s a recovering journalism student, a bit of a policy nerd, a foodie groupie and a wannabe runner… And here she’ll be keeping you up to date on what the AARP team is up to in the Lone Star State.

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Becoming Financially Strong

Posted on 09/30/2014 by | AARP Texas | Comments

Growing up in the outskirts of Cincinnati was more than fun for AARP Texas volunteer Lisa Lum. It was an education in the importance of being financially strong. “We had land and grew trees. And my father, who was a scholar and had lived through the depression, showed me and my three brothers how to save,” says Lisa. “It was an important lesson, because you need to be able to take care of yourself especially if something comes up.” Lisa’s …

Why We Need to Start Planning Now

Posted on 09/30/2014 by | AARP Texas | Comments

By Charlene Hunter James A just-released AARP study shows many Texas ages 40 to 64 are on a path of financial uncertainty. In fact, more than half say they don’t have enough money or they have just enough for everyday expenses. Four in ten Texans say they have recently experienced difficulty making ends meet. When it comes to savings, the results aren’t good either. One in four of the Texans polled indicated they have less than $5,000 in savings. Costly …

Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott on Health, Financial Security

Posted on 09/30/2014 by | AARP Texas | Comments

AARP Texas Releases Voters’ Guide To 2014 Governor’s Race In an effort to help voters cut through the political campaign clutter, AARP Texas has unveiled a 2014 Voters’ Guide that is focused on what the candidates for governor are saying about health and financial security. In their own words, gubernatorial contenders Greg Abbott, a Republican, and Wendy Davis, a Democrat, provide in the AARP Voters’ Guide their side-by-side answers to questions about nursing facility care, family caregiving, retirement security, and …

PBS, AARP Bring Texans Debates

Posted on 09/29/2014 by | AARP Texas | Comments

We’re excited to share that we’ve partnered with Texas PBS stations to help Texans cut through the political campaign clutter and get straight to the issues with two candidate debates this week. Tonight, AARP Texas will help Austin-based KLRU host state Senator Dan Patrick and State Senator Leticia Van de Putte in a Texas lieutenant governor debate. The one-hour debate, which starts at 7 p.m., will be aired live on PBS stations, streamed on the Texas Tribune’s website and broadcast …

AARP to Host Austin Mayoral Candidate Forum

Posted on 09/10/2014 by | AARP Texas | Comments

What should the future of Austin look like? How can we make the city a place where Austinites of all ages can be healthy, independent and part of a vibrant community? On Monday, Oct. 6, at the newly renovated Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar Blvd., we’ll hear from Austin mayoral candidates on issues like safe, walkable streets, better housing and transportation options, and opportunities for residents to engage in the community life of our city. Arnold Garcia Jr., a longtime …

Texas Ranks a Dismal 49th

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP Texas | Comments

New scorecard ranks Lone Star State in terms of long-term quality of care and quality of life State watchdog to examine the future of agency that licenses nursing homes and long term services at June 24-25 hearing AUSTIN, TX– Just days before the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission examines the future of the state agency that regulates long-term care services in Texas, a national report released today by AARP ranks Texas 49th in “Quality of Care and Quality of Life”, a …