Jobs Available To Help With Hurricane Relief

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Looking for a short-term job where you also can help with the recovery effort of Hurricane Harvey, Irma, and Maria? AARP is assisting the Small Business Administration as it looks to hire thousands of temporary employees to help with disaster relief efforts due to the recent storms. Opportunities include loan specialists, damage verifiers, and legal assistants. Positions are available from now until December 31. Some of the positions will be located at an SBA processing center in Dallas. Learn more here. …

Disaster-Related Loans Available for Hurricane Harvey Victims

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Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas may be eligible for disaster-related loans issued by the Small Business Administration. Relief is available to businesses needed to repair or replace property or to get their businesses restarted after suffering economic injury from the storm. Learn more here about the loans.     

A “Better Block” is underway in Fort Worth’s Linwood neighborhood

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AARP Texas is teaming up with residents of the Linwood neighborhood of Fort Worth, the City of Fort Worth, and others to create a “Better Block” demonstration project. The Linwood Better Block initiative gets underway this week with a “Community Walk & Talk” that takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the Linwood Park entrance, 362 Foch Street. The event is free and open to the public. Members of the news media are encouraged to …

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with AARP Texas

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Community organizer and volunteer Albert Valtierra has worn many hats: company executive, historian, grandfather, activist. But lately the proud Mexican-American and retiree of 20 years has been wearing a different hat – a party hat. Partnering with AARP, Valtierra and the Dallas Mexican-American League will host Fiesta Diez y Seis con AARP. The Sept. 17 celebration in Dallas is one of over 10 upcoming community events organized by AARP Texas and other groups in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, …

Texas Volunteer Wanted — AARP Driver Safety Coordinator

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Would you like to be a driving force behind positive change in the lives of others? Are you an encouraging teacher who’s great at organizing and directing? AARP is proud to announce an opening for the position of AARP Driver Safety state coordinator for Texas. AARP Driver Safety is an award-winning program that is growing nationwide. As a state coordinator volunteer, you’ll work with others in engaging and life-saving ways. The state coordinator recruits, coaches and provides direction to AARP Driver Safety volunteers. …

Distress Helplines Available For Hurricane Harvey Survivors

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Natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey can create high levels of stress and anxiety for survivors. Research shows most recover but others can suffer psychological disorders like post-tramautic stress disorder, anxiety and depression. Those who need to talk are urged to seek help. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) has made its disaster distress helpline available at 800-985-5990 to serve those experiencing emotional distress related to a natural …

Hurricane Harvey Victims Still Need Support

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Hurricane Harvey caused widespread, catastrophic flooding and damage in Texas and elsewhere along the Gulf Coast. The recovery will continue for a long while. Recognizing the immediate and longer-term challenges so many will face in the months ahead, AARP and AARP Foundation responded with the creation of a relief fund to support the victims devastated by Harvey. With the support and generosity of many, we have met our current match of more than $3 million to be distributed to relief …

Evictions, Foreclosures On Hold in Harvey’s Wake

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Texans who have lost their homes due to damage from Hurricane Harvey could be eligible for special federal disaster assistance. In addition, Texans with federally backed mortgages who were already at risk of losing their homes for financial reasons before Harvey struck are getting a temporary reprieve from foreclosure. The Department of Housing and Urban development announced last week a 90-day moratorium on foreclosures on loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) for people in the counties that have …

Getting Your Social Security Check After Hurricane Harvey

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Texans who evacuated or have had their mail disrupted by Hurricane Harvey may be wondering about Social Security benefit checks. Though most Social Security beneficiaries use direct deposit, some may have trouble accessing their funds. The U.S. Postal Services has identified locations where paper checks will be made available for pickup. The Social Security Administration also has established emergency payment locations where retirees and other beneficiaries can request immediate payments in person if they cannot receive their regular payments by …

For Hurricane Harvey victims, Medicare to Cover Nursing Home Care

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Federal officials have taken action to ensure that Medicare will pay for nursing homes stays for victims of Hurricane Harvey. Generally, Medicare doesn’t cover long-term care. But it pays for a limited nursing home stay after someone has been hospitalized and needs rehabilitation. In those cases, Medicare reimburses for the skilled nursing services after someone has been treated in a hospital for at least three days. Last week, officials with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a waiver …