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 …

Advocating For Change; Keeping the Lights On

Posted on 10/20/2014 by | Texas | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Press | Texas By Mark Hollis AARP Texas AUSTIN, Texas — If you’re Janee Briesemeister, the frequent flyer miles add up quickly. In nearly three decades of advocacy for American consumers, Alaska and Hawaii are the only states Briesemeister hasn’t visited for her work. An undisputed national expert on energy, telecommunications and other utility issues, Briesemeister is a well-traveled, Austin-based champion for a host of consumer causes like making utility bills easier to understand and home energy costs more affordable. The former radio …

Se aproximan grandes decisiones para los votantes mayores

Posted on 10/16/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Español | Texas Por Thomas Korosec Por primera vez en catorce años, la residencia del gobernador tendrá un nuevo ocupante. En las elecciones del 4 de noviembre, el electorado deberá decidir entre candidatos con marcadas diferencias. El fiscal general de Texas, Greg Abbott, candidato republicano, promete continuar el enfoque de gobierno pequeño del gobernador saliente Rick Perry (R). Por su parte, la senadora estatal Wendy Davis, candidata demócrata de Fort Worth, promete poner un mayor énfasis en la educación, aunque dice que no …