Think Insurance Covers It? Surprise!

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing By Thomas Korosec When Patty Berkley slipped and fell on the stairs of her home outside Fort Worth in 2010, an ambulance ride, an emergency room visit, outpatient surgery and rehab ensued. Berkley, who then worked for a large mortgage and insurance company, was happy with her medical treatment but less pleased when she started sorting through her bills. “I was surprised I was getting bills for things I thought were covered by my insurance,” she said. Berkley, 61, who …

March for Peace and Social Justice

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Community By Tracy Sutton Schorn AARP will take part in San Antonio’s 19th annual Cesar Chavez March for Justice on Saturday, March 28. The march is held every year on the weekend nearest to Chavez’s birthday (March 31, 1927) to commemorate his life and work as a civil rights leader and labor activist. Chavez founded the United Farm Workers of America and was an advocate for peace and social justice. Chavez’s motto was “Sí, se puede” (yes, we can), demonstrating a …

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Posted on 02/6/2015 by | AARP Texas | Comments

By: Charlene Hunter James I’ve been fortunate to have witnessed black history in the making, as my mother and father were very active in the civil rights’ movement. My parents instilled in me the need to not just excel but to be an advocate for the rights of all.  I was reminded recently of their struggles and triumphs in watching the movie Selma. The film has sparked very personal memories about what my parents, siblings and I encountered when I …

Report: Abuse In Texas Nursing Homes On The Rise

Posted on 01/26/2015 by | Texas | Comments

Advocacy | Press Texas is facing a dramatic rise in elderly abuse inside Texas nursing homes, according to a recent report by KVUE-TV in Austin. The report also said that despite millions of taxpayer dollars being spent to help run the facilities, the State of Texas is failing to hold nursing homes accountable for continued neglect. In addition, a segment of the five-part , KVUE-TV “State of Neglect” report focused on an increase in medication errors in Texas nursing homes and noted a …

AARP, NASA look at bones in space aboard ISS

Posted on 01/23/2015 by | AARP Texas | Comments

At AARP, we take good health to heart, which is why we have a website devoted to health topics and tips for staying healthy. Whether it’s advice on losing those extra pounds or help on staying mentally fit, we have good advice from experts to share with you. At www.aarp.org/health, there’s also information about bone loss, which is a real concern in the 50+ community. AARP knows how dangerous osteoporosis can be and the toll it can take on our …

Health Care and Consumer Issues Top AARP Texas Legislative Agenda in 2015

Posted on 01/13/2015 by | Texas | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy For the 2015 legislative session that convenes today, AARP Texas will engage with lawmakers on a wide-ranging agenda of health care and consumer issues that matter to Texans age 50 and up. While big topics like the state budget and taxes are on our plates, we’re already talking to legislators about a host of nonpartisan proposals related to family caregiving, quality nursing homes, surprise medical billing, retirement security, and predatory payday lending. AARP Texas Director Bob Jackson will lead an …