— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Texas for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!

— Dallas just took a big step towards becoming a more “age-friendly” city as the Dallas City Council today voted unanimously to approve the Age-Friendly Dallas Plan. This tool will serve as the roadmap for a raft of changes designed to make Dallas more livable for people of all ages. With a population of 1.3 million people, Dallas is ranked the ninth-fastest growing community of people age 65 and older in the country. Nearly 24% of the city’s population today is …

— Learn essential networking and interviewing skills at our free, two-part webinar. Sharpening Your Networking & Interview Skills Part 1: Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Part 2: Thursday, June 6, 2019, 6 p.m. CT No matter your skills or experience, getting the job often comes down to two critical factors: 1. Who you know, and 2. How you handle yourself in an interview. AARP’s free, two-part webinar, Sharpening Your Networking and Interview Skills, was created to help you hone …

— The Texas House of Representatives has taken a major step to address the skyrocketing cost of prescription drug prices that are making it harder for Texans to afford the medicines they need. The House approved House Bill 2536 by Rep. Tom Oliverson (R-Cypress) on a unanimous, bipartisan vote Friday, sending the measure to the Texas Senate for its consideration. Earlier in the week, the bill was substantially revised under an amendment by Rep. Senfronia Thompson (D-Houston) that makes it one …

— Learn about ways to avoid illegal robocalls and phone scams in this free, two-part webinar. Who’s Really on the Line? Fending Off Illegal Robocalls & Spoofing Part 1: Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Part 2: Thursday, May 23, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Robocalls have become an epidemic—there were nearly 48 billion of them in 2018 and phone scams are on the rise as well. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to protect yourself and your family from …

— By Thomas Korosec For Jackie Abert, 75, of Houston, volunteering with AARP Texas comes with a fringe benefit. After helping at the sign-in table for events and classes that the organization cosponsors with the Asia Society Texas Center, she can join in the fun. Abert, a retired accounting employee at an oil company, has taken a class in ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement, and attended a performance of South of Gold Mountain, a dance production depicting Chinese settlers …

— Get fit, have fun and stay motivated! Join AARP Texas for a weekly walking club in south Austin, beginning May 8. Across the country, AARP is gearing up for our second annual Fit & Fun Challenge and Sweepstakes. The challenge runs from May 1 through June 30 and is designed to inspire all of us to get happier, get healthier, and get walking! Starting May 1, walk 30 minutes a day for eight weeks. Just by entering, you will earn …

— Attend AARP’s free, two-part webinar to find out how. Tips for Working Caregivers from Working Caregivers Part 1: Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Part 2: Thursday, May 9, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Are you trying to balance caring for an aging or disabled loved one while working full or part time? Get the tips, ideas and support you need at AARP’s free, two-part webinar. Register today to get answers from AARP experts, a working family caregiver like you …

— Caring for a loved one is a lot of work, and there’s a real risk of burnout. Luckily, there are some self-care steps that caregivers can take to keep their tanks from running empty. It can be hard to make time for yourself while acting as a caregiver. In a study released in 2015, caregivers averaged 24.4 hours a week—the equivalent of three full workdays. In Texas in 2013, 3.35 million family caregivers provided unpaid care worth $35.5 billion, according …

— How will Fort Worth’s next mayor continue the city’s progress towards becoming a more livable community for people of all ages and ethnicities? This key question will frame the upcoming mayoral forum on the campus of Tarrant County Community College on Thursday, April 11. The Fort Worth mayoral forum will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the South Campus Rotunda of Tarrant County Community College, located at 5301 Campus Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76119. The event is free …

— Find out what you can already be doing to prepare at our free, two-part webinar. Retirement Planning: Top Tips to Get or Stay on Track Part 1: Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Part 2: Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Are you making the right decisions today for a better retirement down the road? You can and AARP is here to help you get on track with your retirement plans. Simply register now for our free, two-part …