Grandparents and Family Days at the Ballpark

Grandparents and Family Days at the Ballpark

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Home & Family | Local Resources | Texas AARP members who are baseball fans can get discount tickets to Frisco RoughRiders games on Saturday, April 19, and Friday, May 9. The team is a minor league affiliate of the Texas Rangers. This is the third year that the RoughRiders and AARP Texas have hosted grandparents and family days at the ballpark. Fans can stop by the AARP table to pick up information on issues ranging from caregiving to fraud, along with a voucher (while supplies last) for a …

Come for Music, Food and Fun at PACfest

Come for Music, Food and Fun at PACfest

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Local Resources | Texas | Volunteering Palo Alto College celebrates its annual Fiesta San Antonio event—PACfest—on Thursday, April 24, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the college campus. Food, music, games and other entertainment make this AARP-sponsored event a fiesta hit. Admission is free for all attendees. Visit the AARP booth to meet AARP staff and volunteers, who will be on hand to speak with San Antonians about the work they are doing in their community. AARP Texas is seeking PACfest volunteers to welcome visitors …

Beware of Crooks Capitalizing on Health Law Confusion

Beware of Crooks Capitalizing on Health Law Confusion

Posted on 03/18/2014 by | AARP Texas | Comments

Health & Wellbeing By Curt Buckley Confusion is a funny thing. It can lead to anger, doubt or misunderstanding. But in all instances, confusion impairs judgment. And cloudy judgment is where scammers and swindlers thrive. With the calendar winding down on the March 31 deadline to get insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace, crooks are jumping at the opportunity to fool Texans who are unsure about what’s really required of them. Swindlers take advantage of misconceptions regarding the new health care law to …

Are You a Caregiver?

Are You a Caregiver?

Posted on 03/5/2014 by | AARP Texas | Comments

Home & Family Are you acting as a caregiver for a loved one? If you feel overwhelmed and uncertain of where to turn, you are not alone. Five million Texans take on this task every year, and AARP has resources to facilitate your life as a caregiver as well as expand your knowledge on important issues about the subject. Visit aarp.org/caregiving for great articles like 12 Resources Every Caregiver Should Know About and 10 Ways to Deal With Caregiver Stress. If you want …

Play in the City Streets at Síclovía

Play in the City Streets at Síclovía

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Home & Family | Texas Síclovía, San Antonio’s largest health and wellness event, returns March 30, transforming city streets into a safe place for people to exercise and play. On that Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., many streets will become car-free. People of all ages are invited to run, jog, ride bikes, take exercise classes and enjoy the city as pedestrians. The YMCA of Greater San Antonio, in concert with the city, organizes this free event twice a year, attracting tens of thousands …

1.3 million

1.3 million

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work | Texas That’s how many Texans were kept out of poverty by Social Security income each year, on average, from 2010 to 2012, according to an AARP Public Policy Institute report. Of those, 871,000 were 65 or older. Nationally, Social Security kept more than 22 million people out of poverty; over 15 million were 65-plus.