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

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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 …

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

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 …