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 …

Heart-ing Family Caregivers Across Texas

Posted on 11/5/2014 by | Texas | Comments

About AARP | Local Resources | Texas “My story is like so many others,” says Aletha, a Texas resident “My Mom is 93 and I’ve been her caretaker for 10-plus years. It is a tedious job. The past 4 years have been such a trying time. She is a diabetic, has chronic arthritis and in pain every day. I feel like I have no life because when I’m out, all I think of is getting back home to check on her. I’m not complaining about taking care …

Free Workshop on Shifting Careers

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work | Texas Are you looking to change careers, start a business or make money from a favorite hobby? AARP Texas is hosting a career transition class in San Antonio on Tuesday, Dec. 9, in partnership with OASIS, a continuing education and wellness organization. This 90-minute free event is designed for those who want to change professions or simply follow an existing passion and challenge themselves in new ways.  Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with business leaders and human resource professionals …

What Will 2015 Hold?

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Money & Work | Texas AARP Texas is hosting a preview of the 2015 legislative session on Twitter. The chat will focus on issues important to Texans age 50-plus, such as nursing home reform, payday lending, retirement security, support for family caregivers and guardianship. The nursing home issue comes to the fore in the wake of a recent scorecard that ranked Texas 49th in the nation in quality of care for nursing home patients. The Twitter chat is scheduled Nov. 13 from 11 a.m. to …

Community Colleges Could Help Texas Women 50+ Work

Posted on 10/29/2014 by | AARP Texas | Comments

Money & Work AARP Foundation, with support from the Corporation for National and Community Service’s Social Innovation Fund, will choose five community colleges to receive nearly $3 million in grants to help women age 50+ find jobs, reduce debt and rebuild savings–paving the way to greater financial stability. Texas community colleges will compete against colleges in New Mexico, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. This program is part of the BACK TO WORK 50+ pilot launched in 2013. “Our Back to Work 50+ …