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Frank Kormos, 99, to receive AARP Texas Andrus Award

Posted on 09/8/2014 by | Texas | Comments

Long-time driver-safety volunteer to receive organization’s highest honor on Saturday (Sept. 13) in Richardson AUSTIN, Texas – AARP Texas today announced that Frank Kormos has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 AARP Texas Andrus Award. Named after founder Ethel Percy Andrus, the award is given in recognition of those who embody the organization’s goal of bringing lifetimes of experience and leadership to serve all generations. Mr. Kormos, 99, is a Dallas resident who for more than 25 years …

This Grandparents Day, Let Technology Bring You Closer

Posted on 09/2/2014 by | Texas | Comments

This Grandparents Day, Let Technology Bring You Closer By Mark Hollis, AARP Texas AUSTIN, Texas — Ollie Besteiro’s face lights up and she gushes praise when conversation comes to the topic of her only grandson.“He looks to me for advice and I also give him unsolicited advice,” she says. “He is the sweetest, kindest kid. He’s warm. He’s loving. He’s never met a stranger. He has friends everywhere.” Besteiro, a retired teachers’ association leader in Austin and the current state …

At 79, Social Security Still An Engine For Texas Economy

Posted on 08/14/2014 by | Texas | Comments

By Julia Castellano-Hoyt SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Frank Kormos remembers the dusty cemeteries of rural North Texas where he helped lay to rest poverty-stricken seniors during the Great Depression. “Before Social Security, there were people starving and they hardly had any place to live,” said Kormos. “They didn’t have retirement. That just didn’t exist. And when these folks passed, we would just go and dig graves for them in humble country cemeteries.” Raised on small farms, Kormos, now 99 and …