Grandparents and Family Days at the Ballpark

Grandparents and Family Days at the Ballpark

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family 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 …

Are You a Caregiver?

Are You a Caregiver?

Posted on 03/5/2014 by | AARP Texas | Comments

Home & Family Are you acting as a caregiver for a loved one? If you feel overwhelmed and uncertain of where to turn, you are not alone. Five million Texans take on this task every year, and AARP has resources to facilitate your life as a caregiver as well as expand your knowledge on important issues about the subject. Visit aarp.org/caregiving for great articles like 12 Resources Every Caregiver Should Know About and 10 Ways to Deal With Caregiver Stress. If you want …

Play in the City Streets at Síclovía

Play in the City Streets at Síclovía

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

Home & Family 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 …

Six Tips to Ward Off Old Man Winter in Texas

Six Tips to Ward Off Old Man Winter in Texas

Posted on 01/6/2014 by | AARP Texas | Comments

Home & Family By Hayley Hervieux Texas is a place of weather extremes. In the summer, heat is often in excess of 100 degrees Fahrenheit, while in the winter, places such as the Panhandle can easily reach temperatures far below freezing. Texas is so well-known for its heat that this impression often leaves us unprepared for winter, especially in areas further south where winters are typically mild. But when it comes to keep safe and warm during the winter months, prevention is key. …

Livable Communities a Hot Trend Among Older Residents

Livable Communities a Hot Trend Among Older Residents

Posted on 12/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family By Tracy Sutton Schorn “When you grow older, you discover the importance of being closer to everything,” said Jeanine Capeheart, 69. She and her husband built their dream home in Hunt years ago, but “it’s on 10 acres with few neighbors—a problem if we age to the point we can’t drive.” So the Capehearts restored a bungalow as a second home across the street from their daughter and grandchildren in Lockhart, a town where the library, grocery and shops are …

Struggling with Electricity Bills? There's Help.

Struggling with Electricity Bills? There’s Help.

Posted on 07/26/2013 by | AARP Texas | Comments

Home & Family At a press conference yesterday with State Representative Sylvester Turner (Houston) and other advocacy groups including Texas Legal Services Center and Texas ROSE, AARP helped get out the word about new help for low-income Texans struggling with their electricity bills. Certain low-income Texas households in deregulated areas of the state, can receive an 82 percent discount in September through the LITE-UP TEXAS program. If you think you might be eligible, learn more and apply today at the Texas Legal Services …