Austin Public Health, the city’s primary public health agency, released its new Long-Term Care Facility Dashboard. The tool displays an array of statistics, including the total number of cases and deaths associated with long-term care facilities, a splash of colorful graphs that show the cases for staff and residents by symptom onset date, demographic breakdowns of staff and resident cases, and a list of facility names in the Austin-area with the numbers of COVID-19 cases in each of those facilities.
On Social Security’s 85th Anniversary, Survey Finds Nearly All Americans View Social Security as an Important Program
A new AARP survey, released in conjunction with Social Security’s 85th anniversary, confirms that Americans highly value Social Security, and even more so due to the pandemic.
AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2020 Texas Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors age-50+ Texans who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.
Juneteenth, an annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, has been celebrated by African-Americans since the late 1800s. But this year, following nationwide protests over police brutality and racial injustices, there is renewed and more widespread interest in this day that celebrates freedom.
As a leading advocacy organization for older Texans and their families, AARP Texas is actively engaged in the response to the coronavirus outbreak and is calling on state officials to take specific steps to protect the public’s health and wellbeing.
On Friday, January 24, 2020, AARP Texas Director Tina Tran released the following statement in response to American Workers For Progress’ citation of AARP’s backing of federal legislation to lower the price of prescription drugs in a political advertisement supporting U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar:
Lisa Rodriguez, who has led AARP’s work in San Antonio for the past decade, has been named Manager of Outreach and Advocacy for the nationwide nonprofit’s Texas operations. In her new role, Rodriguez will lead a team of seven staff and hundreds of volunteers in communities throughout the state.
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