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Stay up-to-date on federal and state legislative activities. Learn how AARP is fighting for you in Washington D.C. and right here at home.
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Texas Utility Help is scarce of funds after a publicity campaign drives interest in the energy assistance program.
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No matter the forecast, making a disaster plan is essential during Hurricane season. AARP has resources.
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AARP Texas statement in response to the issuance by Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar of a Texas Broadband Plan.
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Inflation and food insecurity are impacting many older Texans, but there are assistance programs, such as SNAP, available to help.
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Steps older Texans and state leaders can take to reduce electric rate shock and boost the resiliency of utility customers and the electric grid.
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AARP Texas is working to bridge the digital divide. Those without access to high-speed internet tend to be older adults living in rural areas, regions that also lack access to health care.
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Rates of COVID-19 deaths and cases in nursing homes have declined dramatically in Texas and nationwide as the Omicron wave recedes. Still, COVID-19 remains a deadly issue for nursing home residents. AARP Texas urges legislators to focus on nursing home safety.
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AARP Texas Director Tina Tran issued a statement on Wednesday, April 6, in response to reports by the Texas Secretary of State’s Office of widespread ballot rejections in the recent Texas Primary Election:
One person caring about another represents life’s greatest value
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.
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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.
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