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 …

AARP Texas volunteers visit Congress today to push for stronger Social Security and Medicare

Posted on 06/12/2013 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

About AARP AARP volunteers and staff from Texas and every other state in the nation are visiting Capitol Hill today to express opposition to the President’s proposed Social Security benefit cut known as Chained CPI and to support responsible solutions to strengthen Medicare for Texans.  Meeting with Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, Representatives Kevin Brady, Michael Burgess, Sam Johnson, Pete Olson, Beto O’Rourke, Marc Veasey, Fileman Vela, Randy Weber and their staff, AARP volunteers are urging our representatives to have a …

Women-only Sessions: Safe Zone for Planning the Future

Posted on 05/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

About AARP By Tracy Sutton Schorn • Women balance so many responsibilities—child-rearing, caregiving for aging parents, relationships, careers—that often something falls through the cracks, said Austin financial planner Emily O’Connell. Unfortunately, she said, typically what they shortchange “is their own futures.” She said many women in her mother’s generation didn’t plan for what would happen in their retirement years if they outlived their husbands. Aimed at pre-retirees “We’ve progressed, but my generation is often just too overwhelmed to focus,” said O’Connell, 52, who …

AARP Texas Has a New Face in the Valley

Posted on 04/16/2013 by | AARP Texas | Comments

About AARP Verónica de Lafuente will serve as Associate State Director of Outreach for the Rio Grande Valley With a membership of over two million and offices located in Austin, Houston, Dallas and San Antonio, AARP Texas proudly serves Texans 50+ as an advocate on the various issues that affect their communities. The newest addition to the team, Veronica de Lafuente, will extend AARP Texas’ reach into the Rio Grande Valley, bringing invaluable resources and partnerships to this work. Ms. de Lafuente …