Frank Kormos, 99, to receive AARP Texas Andrus Award

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

About AARP 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

About AARP 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

About AARP 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 …

Texas HR Pro Joins AARP Board of Directors

Posted on 06/17/2014 by | AARP Texas | Comments

About AARP AARP last week welcomed Libby Sartain of Bastrop to its Board of Directors. “I am honored to serve on AARP’s Board of Directors.” Sartain said. “It is an organization committed to service, inspiring social change and ensuring that people of all backgrounds age with dignity and respect. I look forward to serving AARP members and the broader 50+ population.” Sartain is an independent advisor, working with companies on human resource issues. With more than 30 years of experience in human …

Fighting Back Against Scams

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

About AARP   By Tracy Sutton Schorn One evening, Jeanne Jackson, 72, of Midland, got a phone call from “Windows.” The man said he had received an alert about a virus on her computer. Alarmed, Jackson began to follow the man’s instructions to “remove” the virus. But then she stopped. “It just didn’t feel right,” Jackson said. The man grew irritated when she refused to cooperate. “I know what you’re doing!” she shouted at him. “You’re a scammer!” Jackson hung up, but …

Volunteers Help Others in Myriad Ways

Posted on 07/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

About AARP By Kelley Shannon • Ron Craig always did his own income tax returns. So 16 years ago when he saw a newspaper notice about volunteering for the free AARP Foundation tax-preparation service, Craig thought he would enjoy it. He joined the legion of trained AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers who prepare personal tax returns at no charge. The program is aimed at low- and moderate-income people 50 and older, but no one is turned away because of age. “It’s very humbling. I …