Revamped Course Leads to Safer Driving

Posted on 05/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family | Volunteering By Tracy Sutton Schorn Barbara English, 85, of New Braunfels, says she doesn’t drive as often as she used to, “just to the gym five times a week,” to the grocery, doctors and church, and to Sugar Land occasionally to see her sister (a nearly 360-mile round trip). Thanks to the AARP Smart Driver course, which English has completed twice, she has adopted new driving strategies and made some accommodations for age. She avoids left-hand turns if possible. “Drive around …

Cómo convertirte en un conductor más seguro

Posted on 05/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Driver Safety | Español por Tracy Sutton Schorn Barbara English, de 85 años y residente de New Braunfels, dice que ya no conduce tan a menudo como antes, “solo al gimnasio cinco veces a la semana”, a hacer las compras, al médico y a la iglesia, y a Sugar Land, de vez en cuando, para ver a su hermana (un viaje de ida y vuelta de casi 360 millas). Gracias al curso AARP Smart Driver, que English completó en dos ocasiones, ha adoptado nuevas estrategias de …

Outdoor Exercise and Wholesome Food

Posted on 05/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Community | Events | Health & Wellbeing Green thumbs go together with healthy living. Whether you’re an experienced gardener or a novice, you’ll find plenty of advice at AARP San Antonio’s Gardening 101 class, led by a certified master gardener in cooperation with the San Antonio Food Bank. The free evening course will cover the basics of fruit, vegetable and herb production. If you’ve ever wanted to start a community garden, this event will also offer a primer on how to build green spaces in your neighborhood. …

Shredding event sets recycling record

Posted on 04/23/2015 by | AARP Texas | Comments

Advocacy | Community | Events | Fraud Mother Nature’s soggy wrath, a monumental first-of-its-kind celebration, and an airshow could not keep more than 600 drivers from recycling their private documents and electronics in Corpus Christi. The AARP Shred Day event was held at KIII-TV (an ABC affiliate) Saturday, April 18 and it set a new record. The event was highly publicized online and during KIII-3 newscasts, and people were listening. In fact, the shredding was scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., but it started 40-minutes earlier because …

Community Renewal Is A Team Concept In Fort Worth

Posted on 04/22/2015 by | Texas | Comments

About AARP | Community | Health & Wellbeing Just northeast of downtown Fort Worth, in a neighborhood of artists, professionals and working class residents, a cadre of AARP volunteers are collaborating with community leaders and residents to transform Six Points Urban Village in the Riverside District into a vibrant, walkable place. Named for its six-way intersection of three major streets, Six Points is one of 16 designated urban villages in Fort Worth. They’re small, dense – and sometimes long-neglected – pockets of the city that have been identified …

Getting To Know Austin’s new City Council

Posted on 04/17/2015 by | Texas | Comments

About AARP | Events Having marked only their first 100 days in office, members of Austin’s first City Council under a new “10-1” system of government are in a honeymoon phase of getting to know one another and learning the city’s biggest issues. The City Council has spent the bulk of its time in orientation sessions and policy workshops, and Council members have purposefully postponed votes on many major decisions until they feel more settled. Austin’s elected leaders are still testing the strength of …