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 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 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 …

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 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 …

Fighting Back Against Scams

Fighting Back Against Scams

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

Events   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 …

Seven-City Congressional Gold Medal Tour Culminates in Houston

Seven-City Congressional Gold Medal Tour Culminates in Houston

Posted on 01/3/2014 by | AARP Texas | Comments

Events AARP’s National Sponsorship of Smithsonian’s Seven-City Congressional Gold Medal Tour Culminates in Houston AARP proudly sponsored the Smithsonian’s seven-city tour of the Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Japanese American World War II veterans which culminates in Houston this month. The Holocaust Museum Houston launched the exhibit of “American Heroes: Japanese American World War II Nisei Soldiers and the Congressional Gold Medal” with a series of public events honoring the veterans on December 19 and 20. The exhibit runs through January …

Online Seminars Explain Health Care Law

Online Seminars Explain Health Care Law

Posted on 11/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events AARP Texas encourages members to participate in two online seminars this month. Produced by AARP, the free hour-long webinars explain how the Affordable Care Act affects individuals and families. The first event, “The Health Care Law: What It Means for People With Medicare,” is Nov. 14. Go to bit.ly/ACAMedicare to register. The second event, “Find Your Way Around the Health Care Law,”  is Nov. 21. Register at bit.ly/ACAneedtoknow. Each event begins at 1 p.m. Central time and includes a question-and-anwer …