Rep. Tom Oliverson Receives Legislative Achievement Award

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-21T17:33:58+00:00">November 21, 2017</time> by AARP Texas

In recognition of his work during the 2017 Regular Texas Legislative Session, state Rep. Tom Oliverson (R-Cypress) has been presented a Texas Legislative Achievement Award from AARP Texas. Dr. Oliverson authored and fought for successful passage of legislation – House Bill 3276 – that requires freestanding emergency rooms to be more transparent regarding insurance networks covered by these facilities. The legislation, which received bipartisan support, was signed into law by Texas Governor Greg Abbott and took effect on Sept. 1. …

Rep. Yvonne Davis Receives Legislative Achievement Award

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-20T15:01:21+00:00">November 20, 2017</time> by AARP Texas

In recognition of her work during the 2017 Regular Texas Legislative Session, state Rep. Yvonne Davis (D-Davis) has been presented a Legislative Achievement Award from AARP Texas. Davis sponsored and fought for successful passage of legislation – House Bill 2025 – that will ensure better training for those who provide care to people with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementia in nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Texas. HB 2025 was amended to also include the contents of another major …

Legislative Leadership Award Presented to Senator Hancock

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-09-28T17:12:16+00:00">September 28, 2017</time> by AARP Texas

In recognition of his work during the 2017 Regular Texas Legislative Session, state Sen. Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills) has been presented a Texas Legislative Leadership Award from AARP Texas, a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy organization for older Texans. Hancock, who chairs the Senate Business and Commerce Committee, sponsored major legislation during the regular session to help combat elder financial abuse and surprise medical bills. The bills, backed by AARP, have been signed into law by the governor. A bill Hancock …

Jobs Available To Help With Hurricane Relief

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-22T15:51:05+00:00">September 22, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-22T17:18:12+00:00">September 22, 2017</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>4 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="http://states.aarp.org/region/texas/">Texas</a></span></div></section> </div>

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

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-09-22T15:28:59+00:00">September 22, 2017</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>4 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="http://states.aarp.org/region/texas/">Texas</a></span></div></section> </div>

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

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-09-18T16:58:52+00:00">September 18, 2017</time> by AARP Texas

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

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-14T14:28:19+00:00">September 14, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-14T14:57:34+00:00">September 14, 2017</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>4 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="http://states.aarp.org/region/texas/">Texas</a></span></div></section> </div>

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

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-09-13T12:55:29+00:00">September 13, 2017</time> by AARP Texas

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

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-09-12T14:13:02+00:00">September 12, 2017</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>4 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="http://states.aarp.org/region/texas/">Texas</a></span></div></section> </div>

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

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-09-08T18:00:20+00:00">September 8, 2017</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>4 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="http://states.aarp.org/region/texas/">Texas</a></span></div></section> </div>

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 …