Rep. Four Price Receives Legislative Achievement Award

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-12-13T17:46:15+00:00">December 13, 2017</time> by AARP Texas

In recognition of his work during the 2017 Regular Texas Legislative Session, state Rep. Four Price (R-Amarillo) was presented today a Texas Legislative Achievement Award from AARP Texas. Rep. Price authored and fought for legislation – House Bill 2425 – known as the CARE Act to help Texans when their loved ones go into the hospital and as they transition home. The CARE (Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable) Act ensures that family caregivers receive consultation in medical tasks, such as how …

Sen. Judith Zaffirini Receives Legislative Achievement Award

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-12-13T16:54:19+00:00">December 13, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-12-19T10:50:09+00:00">December 19, 2017</time> by AARP Texas

In recognition of her work during the 2017 Regular Texas Legislative Session, state Sen. Judith Zaffirini (D-Laredo) was presented today a Texas Legislative Achievement Award from AARP Texas. Senator Zaffirini sponsored and fought for legislation to strengthen guardianship oversight in Texas. Senate Bill 39 and other legislation authored by Senator Zaffirini will help courts protect some of the state’s most vulnerable citizens. “Guardians are essentially financial caregivers,” said AARP Texas Director Bob Jackson. “As with other caregivers, they play a …

Sen. Schwertner Receives Legislative Achievement Award

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-30T11:21:43+00:00">November 30, 2017</time> by AARP Texas

In recognition of his work during the 2017 Regular Texas Legislative Session, state Sen. Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown) was presented a Legislative Achievement Award from AARP Texas on Wednesday. With Senator Schwertner’s support, House Bill 2025 was signed into law and will ensure that nursing homes will be held accountable for harming residents. The legislation establishes broader protections against mistreatment of residents of long-term care facilities and will provide stiff penalties for repeat offenses. The legislation is seen by AARP as …

Rep. Tan Parker Receives Legislative Achievement Award

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-27T17:11:10+00:00">November 27, 2017</time> by AARP Texas

In recognition of his work during the 2017 Regular Texas Legislative Session, state Rep. Tan Parker (R-Flower Mound) was presented today a Legislative Achievement Award from AARP Texas. Representative Parker authored and fought for successful passage of legislation – House Bill 3921 – that seeks to protect older Texans from financial exploitation. HB 3921 gives financial institutions greater authority to stop suspicious banking transactions on behalf of clients age 65 and older. The legislation, which was signed into law by …

Rep. Tom Oliverson Receives Legislative Achievement Award

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-21T17:33:58+00:00">November 21, 2017</time> by AARP Texas

In recognition of his work during the 2017 Regular Texas Legislative Session, state Rep. Tom Oliverson (R-Cypress) has been presented a Texas Legislative Achievement Award from AARP Texas. Dr. Oliverson authored and fought for successful passage of legislation – House Bill 3276 – that requires freestanding emergency rooms to be more transparent regarding insurance networks covered by these facilities. The legislation, which received bipartisan support, was signed into law by Texas Governor Greg Abbott and took effect on Sept. 1. …

Rep. Yvonne Davis Receives Legislative Achievement Award

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-20T15:01:21+00:00">November 20, 2017</time> by AARP Texas

In recognition of her work during the 2017 Regular Texas Legislative Session, state Rep. Yvonne Davis (D-Davis) has been presented a Legislative Achievement Award from AARP Texas. Davis sponsored and fought for successful passage of legislation – House Bill 2025 – that will ensure better training for those who provide care to people with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementia in nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Texas. HB 2025 was amended to also include the contents of another major …

Legislative Leadership Award Presented to Senator Hancock

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-09-28T17:12:16+00:00">September 28, 2017</time> by AARP Texas

In recognition of his work during the 2017 Regular Texas Legislative Session, state Sen. Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills) has been presented a Texas Legislative Leadership Award from AARP Texas, a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy organization for older Texans. Hancock, who chairs the Senate Business and Commerce Committee, sponsored major legislation during the regular session to help combat elder financial abuse and surprise medical bills. The bills, backed by AARP, have been signed into law by the governor. A bill Hancock …

Jobs Available To Help With Hurricane Relief

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-22T15:51:05+00:00">September 22, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-22T17:18:12+00:00">September 22, 2017</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>4 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="https://states.aarp.org/region/texas/">Texas</a></span></div></section> </div>

Looking for a short-term job where you also can help with the recovery effort of Hurricane Harvey, Irma, and Maria? AARP is assisting the Small Business Administration as it looks to hire thousands of temporary employees to help with disaster relief efforts due to the recent storms. Opportunities include loan specialists, damage verifiers, and legal assistants. Positions are available from now until December 31. Some of the positions will be located at an SBA processing center in Dallas. Learn more here. …

Disaster-Related Loans Available for Hurricane Harvey Victims

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-09-22T15:28:59+00:00">September 22, 2017</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>4 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="https://states.aarp.org/region/texas/">Texas</a></span></div></section> </div>

Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas may be eligible for disaster-related loans issued by the Small Business Administration. Relief is available to businesses needed to repair or replace property or to get their businesses restarted after suffering economic injury from the storm. Learn more here about the loans.     

A “Better Block” is underway in Fort Worth’s Linwood neighborhood

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-09-18T16:58:52+00:00">September 18, 2017</time> by AARP Texas

AARP Texas is teaming up with residents of the Linwood neighborhood of Fort Worth, the City of Fort Worth, and others to create a “Better Block” demonstration project. The Linwood Better Block initiative gets underway this week with a “Community Walk & Talk” that takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the Linwood Park entrance, 362 Foch Street. The event is free and open to the public. Members of the news media are encouraged to …