Fort Worth Aims To Be More Age Friendly

Posted on 11/26/2014 by | Texas | Comments

Local Resources By Christian Nisttáhuz Earlier this month, Fort Worth officially joined AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly Communities. AARP volunteers and staff were on hand for the exciting announcement, presenting Mayor Betsy Price with an official welcome. What’s most exciting about this is that is marks a local effort to make Fort Worth a more inclusive, accessible and livable city. AARP is committed to working with Mayor Price to create an age-friendly Fort Worth for everyone to enjoy. Why is this important? By …

Heart-ing Family Caregivers Across Texas

Posted on 11/5/2014 by | Texas | Comments

Local Resources “My story is like so many others,” says Aletha, a Texas resident “My Mom is 93 and I’ve been her caretaker for 10-plus years. It is a tedious job. The past 4 years have been such a trying time. She is a diabetic, has chronic arthritis and in pain every day. I feel like I have no life because when I’m out, all I think of is getting back home to check on her. I’m not complaining about taking care …

Get Tech-Savvy at Free Workshops

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

Local Resources 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 …

Getting Help to Family Caregivers

Posted on 05/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Local Resources By Thomas Korosec En español When Johnny Lewis’ wife, Shirley, was diagnosed with ALS last year, the 66-year-old retired probation supervisor took on the role of caregiver. As he put it, “It’s been a whole new thing.” Cooking, cleaning the house and driving Shirley to doctor appointments from their home in southeast Fort Worth have been part of the routine. Lewis considers himself lucky to have family and friends nearby. They have helped in a pinch—such as when he had …

Grandparents and Family Days at the Ballpark

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

Local Resources 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

Local Resources 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 …