MAY 20, 2022
A guide to where, when and how to get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster
MAY 13, 2022
Steps older Texans and state leaders can take to reduce electric rate shock and boost the resiliency of utility customers and the electric grid.
MAY 11, 2022
The Texas Primary Runoff elections take place this month. Early voting starts May 16 and runs until May 20. Election Day voting takes place May 24.
MAY 10, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic changed the world. It changed the way people worked, went to school, and lived their lives. It affected individuals from marginalized communities and left them unemployed, causing economic hardships. The fear of the unknown is intimidating. Trust me, I know.
MAY 10, 2022
In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, AARP Texas reached out to a few state and federal lawmakers to share their stories about why they decided to run for office. We also asked about their priorities and what Texans aged 50-plus can do to get involved in politics.
AARP in Houston, joined by other organizations, will host a series of video events throughout Women’s History Month, in March, that seek to explore themes relevant to them.
AARP Texas is urging lawmakers to boost annual spending on the state’s respite-care program from $500,000 to $10 million—a twentyfold increase.
Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s and Dementia can cause emotional, spiritual, and emotional stress. From dealing with the diagnosis to caring for your loved one’s daily needs, caregivers often find themselves looking for help. AARP Texas and the organization Caregiver Wellness Retreat know there is a huge need to help those caring for someone with this debilitating disease.
Staffing shortages and staff turnover rates in Texas nursing homes continue to exceed national averages on several measures, prompting the need for action in the next legislative session to ease the ongoing crisis in care of older and vulnerable Texans.
3G Sunset Will Leave Many Texas Residents Without Cell Service, May Impact Some Security and Medical Alert Systems
This year major wireless carriers will shut down their third generation (3G) networks, making older cell phones and devices, including home security and medical alert systems, useless. This will impact many older adults in Texas and millions across the country who use mobile phones from 2012 or earlier.
AARP has launched the AARP Veterans and Military Spouses Job Center, a new digital platform bringing together valuable information and resources to help Texas’ 1.5M veterans and military spouses compete in today’s job market. The job center includes a new Veterans Career Advantage Course to build on career planning and skills development to help navigate the job market. According to an AARP survey, more than half (56%) of employers say experience and the use of skills in previous positions are 'very important' when evaluating applicants' skills.
Two Rio Grande Valley residents have joined the all-volunteer leadership group that establishes strategic goals and objectives for the Association’s statewide presence consistent with AARP’s national strategies. Their work will help position AARP as an influential voice for older Texans.
In honor of Black History Month, AARP Texas reached out to a few state and federal lawmakers to share their stories about why they decided to run for office, their priorities, and what Texans aged 50-plus can do to get involved in politics.
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