Voluntarios abordan los préstamos de día de pago y problemas en las residencias geriátricas

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family Por Thomas Korosec Con varias ciudades de Texas ya avanzando en la misma dirección, la Legislatura enfrenta presiones para hacer más para contener algunas de las peores prácticas de los prestamistas de día de pago, y los voluntarios de AARP están participando activamente en la iniciativa. Angie Garcia, voluntaria de AARP Texas, formó parte de la campaña que instó, exitosamente, al Ayuntamiento de la ciudad de El Paso a establecer límites sobre los préstamos de día de pago. En virtud …

What Will 2015 Hold?

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family AARP Texas is hosting a preview of the 2015 legislative session on Twitter. The chat will focus on issues important to Texans age 50-plus, such as nursing home reform, payday lending, retirement security, support for family caregivers and guardianship. The nursing home issue comes to the fore in the wake of a recent scorecard that ranked Texas 49th in the nation in quality of care for nursing home patients. The Twitter chat is scheduled Nov. 13 from 11 a.m. to …

AARP to Host Austin Mayoral Candidate Forum

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

Home & Family 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 …

This Grandparents Day, Let Technology Bring You Closer

Posted on 09/2/2014 by | Texas | Comments

Home & Family This Grandparents Day, Let Technology Bring You Closer By Mark Hollis, AARP Texas AUSTIN, Texas — Ollie Besteiro’s face lights up and she gushes praise when conversation comes to the topic of her only grandson.“He looks to me for advice and I also give him unsolicited advice,” she says. “He is the sweetest, kindest kid. He’s warm. He’s loving. He’s never met a stranger. He has friends everywhere.” Besteiro, a retired teachers’ association leader in Austin and the current state …

Get Tech-Savvy at Free Workshops

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

Home & Family 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 …

A Dangerous Season is Upon Us

Posted on 06/5/2014 by | AARP Texas | Comments

Home & Family By Curt Buckley Could you tell me the deadliest U.S. disaster of all time? It was a catastrophe that claimed more lives than the attacks on 9/11 and Pearl Harbor did combined. Stumped? I’ll give you a hint: It happened right here in Texas. Yep, you guessed it. (Or you didn’t; I’ll never know.) It’s estimated that the Hurricane of 1900, which slammed into Galveston, killed as many as 12,000 people, with most official reports citing around 8,000. Its Category …