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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Posted on 04/13/2015 by | AARP Texas | Comments

We carefully chose the issues we’re focusing on during the 2015 Texas Legislative Session. One of the key elements is that all these topics are close to home for countless Texas families. So chances are you have a relative, neighbor or friend with a personal experience highlighting why at least one of these issues are important–and why Texas legislators should take note and work to fix or improve the situation. These personal stories are hugely important in helping illustrate the …

Texas Ranks 10th in Identity Theft

Posted on 03/17/2015 by | AARP Texas | Comments

Identity theft is a growing concern. For the 15th consecutive year, it was the top complaint in the FTC’s Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book, accounting for 13 percent of the total 2.5 million filed complaints. Identity theft complaints in Texas totaled 25,843. Nationally, people in their 40s and 50s filed the most complaints – 19 percent – while 18 percent of complaints were made by those in both their 20s and 30s. People age 60 and older filed 13 percent …

Tax Help for Texans is Here

Posted on 02/2/2015 by | AARP Texas | Comments

Free tax assistance and preparation, beginning this week More than 2,000 Texans are standing by, ready to help you tackle your taxes. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is again providing free tax assistance and preparation. In its 48th year, the program is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention the older population. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. “Tax code is incredibly complex, and many Texans …

AARP, New Sponsor of Spurs’ “Baseline Bums”

Posted on 11/13/2014 by | AARP Texas | Comments

One winner and guest to be selected for each home game between Nov. 17 and Dec. 31 We’re excited today to announce that we’re collaborating with the San Antonio Spurs to give away two “Baseline Bums” tickets to each of 11 Spurs home games taking place between Nov. 17 and Dec. 31. AARP will choose a winner from entries at random three days prior to the selected games. The winner can bring a guest along to the game to sit …

Community Colleges Could Help Texas Women 50+ Work

Posted on 10/29/2014 by | AARP Texas | Comments

AARP Foundation, with support from the Corporation for National and Community Service’s Social Innovation Fund, will choose five community colleges to receive nearly $3 million in grants to help women age 50+ find jobs, reduce debt and rebuild savings–paving the way to greater financial stability. Texas community colleges will compete against colleges in New Mexico, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. This program is part of the BACK TO WORK 50+ pilot launched in 2013. “Our Back to Work 50+ …

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 …