AARP Texas

Kim Loop


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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Caregivers Deserve Our Thanks And More

Posted on 11/19/2015 by | AARP Texas | Comments

There are more than 3.4 million unpaid family caregivers in Texas. It is with pride that we extend our thanks to each one of them. Family caregivers are the meal givers, the medicine givers, the compassion givers. They help their loved ones bathe and dress, prepare meals, drive to medical appointments, assist with finances and much more. Some perform complex medical tasks like giving injections, managing complicated medications or cleaning wounds – often with little or no training. Many provide …

Keeping Your Home Safe, Smart and Uniquely Yours

Posted on 10/21/2015 by | AARP Texas | Comments

Is your home safe enough for you to continue living in it independently as you age? What extra precautions or assistance might you need? How much will home adjustments cost, and what regulations do you need to follow? AARP HomeFit is here to help you live smarter and safer–and to help you evaluate the “livability” of your own home. The workshops, which have kicked off around the state this fall, are designed to help with simple home restoration tips and …

Social Security still popular and for good reasons

Posted on 08/14/2015 by | AARP Texas | Comments

Statistics tell a powerful story. Consider that 36 percent of Texas residents age 65 or older depend on Social Security as their only source of income. Or that more than four of 10 in this age group would live in poverty were it not for Social Security. Then there are people like 72-year-old Raechel Foerster, who paint a face on those numbers. She is one of 3.7 million Texans who could tell their own story of how Social Security makes …

Sept. 11: A Day of Service

Posted on 08/10/2015 by | AARP Texas | Comments

Each year, AARP volunteers and staff give back in a slightly different way. On Sept. 11, a nationwide day of service, we step out of our community events and away from our desks and choose a different place to serve. This year is no different. Across the state, we’re going to do something a little out of the ordinary–from walking dogs at animal shelters to serving meals to homebound seniors. Would you like to join us? If you’re a current …

Fort Worth: Transform Our Streets

Posted on 08/3/2015 by | AARP Texas | Comments

AARP is teaming up with civic leaders and groups to make Fort Worth an even better place to live, work and play for people of all ages. September is Age-Friendly Fort Worth Month, and there’ll be exciting events throughout the community to showcase what’s in store now that Fort Worth is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 12, a “Celebrate Riverside!” event will be held in the Riverside Arts …

New Texas Laws and You

Posted on 08/1/2015 by | AARP Texas | Comments

The 140-day Texas legislative session flew by–a blur of busyness. So too did this summer. Now, September is around the corner. With it’s arrival, many new laws go into effect. So what changes do you need to know about? Here are some of the changes that will most impact Texans age 50+ and their families: Surprise medical billing: Texas consumers have been being charged expensive, out-of-network fees for medical care they receive at in-network facilities. Among other measures, a new …