Heart-ing Family Caregivers Across Texas

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

About AARP | Local Resources | Texas “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 …

Free Workshop on Shifting Careers

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

Money & Work | Texas Are you looking to change careers, start a business or make money from a favorite hobby? AARP Texas is hosting a career transition class in San Antonio on Tuesday, Dec. 9, in partnership with OASIS, a continuing education and wellness organization. This 90-minute free event is designed for those who want to change professions or simply follow an existing passion and challenge themselves in new ways.  Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with business leaders and human resource professionals …

What Will 2015 Hold?

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

Advocacy | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Money & Work | Texas 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 …

Community Colleges Could Help Texas Women 50+ Work

Posted on 10/29/2014 by | AARP Texas | Comments

Money & Work AARP Foundation, with support from the Corporation for National and Community Service’s Social Innovation Fund, will choose five community colleges to receive nearly $3 million in grants to help women age 50+ find jobs, reduce debt and rebuild savings–paving the way to greater financial stability. Texas community colleges will compete against colleges in New Mexico, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. This program is part of the BACK TO WORK 50+ pilot launched in 2013. “Our Back to Work 50+ …

Come Experience Life@50+ in Miami!

Posted on 10/24/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Events | Texas Join us May 14-16, 2015 in sunny Miami, Florida for AARP’s annual event & expo, Life@50+. With sessions featuring today’s most interesting thinkers and experts in Health & Wellness, Money & Work, Technology & Innovation and Travel & Culture, along with nightly entertainment and a jam-packed exhibit floor, there is something for everyone! Life@50+ strives to create an experience that reflects the personality of today’s AARP – informative, educational, exciting, entertaining and fun! Registration is just $35 for AARP Members, …

Voting Underway in Texas, ID Law Still in Place

Posted on 10/23/2014 by | Texas | Comments

Texas By Curt Buckley Texans are currently deciding the issues important to them and the candidates they think best represent their views. Early voting is underway and continues through Oct. 31. Election Day is Nov. 4. A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that upheld a voter ID law means all Texans will be required to present one of seven approved forms of photo identification in order to vote. Some common forms of approved ID cards are a driver’s license issued by …