Payday Lending, Caregiving Top Legislative Agenda

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Money & Work | Texas | Volunteering By Thomas Korosec With several Texas cities taking the lead, the Legislature faces pressure to do more to curb some of the worst practices of payday lenders—and AARP volunteers are actively involved in the effort. Angie Garcia, an AARP Texas volunteer, was part of a campaign that successfully urged the El Paso City Council to place limits on payday loans. Under an ordinance that took effect this year, customers cannot borrow more than 20 percent of their gross monthly income …

Voluntarios abordan los préstamos de día de pago y problemas en las residencias geriátricas

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Español | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Texas Por Thomas Korosec Con varias ciudades de Texas ya avanzando en la misma dirección, la Legislatura enfrenta presiones para hacer más para contener algunas de las peores prácticas de los prestamistas de día de pago, y los voluntarios de AARP están participando activamente en la iniciativa. Angie Garcia, voluntaria de AARP Texas, formó parte de la campaña que instó, exitosamente, al Ayuntamiento de la ciudad de El Paso a establecer límites sobre los préstamos de día de pago. En virtud …

Viva Broadway Comes to a Historic Venue in San Antonio

Posted on 11/26/2014 by | Texas | Comments

About AARP | Events | Texas Throughout the 1950s and ‘60s, San Antonio’s Alameda Theatre was renowned as a place to see modern Spanish-language movies and variety shows. Now, the vaudeville-style theatre takes on an exciting new role. In December, the historic theatre in downtown San Antonio will serve as a venue for showcasing the work of Latino artists of all kinds, including those who are having an impact on Broadway. Hosted by AARP and the Broadway League, a “Viva Broadway” event takes place Thursday, Dec. …

Fort Worth Aims To Be More Age Friendly

Posted on 11/26/2014 by | Texas | Comments

About AARP | Local Resources | Texas By Christian Nisttáhuz Earlier this month, Fort Worth officially joined AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly Communities. AARP volunteers and staff were on hand for the exciting announcement, presenting Mayor Betsy Price with an official welcome. What’s most exciting about this is that is marks a local effort to make Fort Worth a more inclusive, accessible and livable city. AARP is committed to working with Mayor Price to create an age-friendly Fort Worth for everyone to enjoy. Why is this important? By …

A safer crosswalk for an age-friendly Austin

Posted on 11/20/2014 by | Texas | Comments

About AARP | Health & Wellbeing | Texas | Volunteering Virginia Alves and Mark Hollis AARP Texas Across the country, and right here in Texas, cities are striving to become great places for people of all ages. Leaders of several cities have signed on as members of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly communities, and those communities are already starting to act. Austin is one such city, and according to a newly released report by the Milken Institute, a nonpartisan think tank, Austin ranks as one of the best cities in …

AARP, New Sponsor of Spurs’ “Baseline Bums”

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

Events 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 …