AARP to Host Austin Mayoral Candidate Forum

Posted on 09/10/2014 by | AARP Texas | Comments

Events What should the future of Austin look like? How can we make the city a place where Austinites of all ages can be healthy, independent and part of a vibrant community? On Monday, Oct. 6, at the newly renovated Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar Blvd., we’ll hear from Austin mayoral candidates on issues like safe, walkable streets, better housing and transportation options, and opportunities for residents to engage in the community life of our city. Arnold Garcia Jr., a longtime …

Frank Kormos, 99, to receive AARP Texas Andrus Award

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

Events 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 …

When ‘Retirement’ Means Work or Start a Business

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events By Tracy Sutton Schorn Farming 10 acres of organic watermelon is not how most people envision their retirement years, but it’s ideal for Susan and Rick Fields. “Why retire to sit home and watch television?” said Susan. The couple, both 57, purchased a farm in Rosanky and just planted their first crop of melons. Susan, a retired elementary school principal, and Rick, a retired federal worker, thought farming seemed like a good fit after a lifetime of avid gardening. “There’s …

Get Tech-Savvy at Free Workshops

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events Feeling left out when it comes to the latest technology? AARP Texas is launching its Technology, Education and Knowledge (TEK) program in San Antonio this summer to help older people improve their digital literacy. The program will feature a series of free hands-on workshops using Dell Android tablets. On July 23, TEK begins with a course that will cover touchscreen basics, applications and texting, as well as photo sharing and video chat. Registration is required because seating is limited. For …

Scam Jams Offer Tips on How to Avoid Fraud

Posted on 06/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events Texans can learn how to recognize fraud and guard against identity theft at a series of Scam Jams across the state. The events are hosted by AARP Texas in cooperation with the state attorney general’s office, the Better Business Bureau and the Texas State Securities Board. Shredding machines will be available on site. Americans age 60-plus lose nearly $2.9 billion annually to fraud, according to a 2011 MetLife Mature Market Institute study. Scam Jams will be held June 27 in …

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 …