AARP, Blue Star Families Career Webcast: Free Resources for Veterans and Military Spouses to Gain In-Demand Job Skills and Find Flexible Job Opportunities

AARP and Blue Star Families will host a free, virtual event to help veterans and military spouses leverage upskilling and technology to accelerate their careers, as well as find flexible or remote career paths. The event will feature key resources and free tools from AARP, such as AARP’s Veterans and Military Spouses Job Center. Although 90% of military spouses have either some college or a graduate or other professional degree, they often struggle with unemployment […]

KATY AARP Chapter Meeting August 8

The Katy chapter of AARP will meet Tuesday, August 8th at Midway BBQ 6191 Highway Blvd in Katy. The meeting will start at 6:30 pm with a short meeting and announcements.  Afterwards, entertainers Jay and Nina Cantu will be singing Classic Country and Pop/Rock songs.  Jay has performed in Vegas, the Louisiana Hayride, and throughout the South. Jay and Nina were performers/owners of the popular Liberty Opry show. Bring your dancing shoes. Visitors are welcome.  Allow […]

KATY AARP Chapter Meeting July 11

The Katy chapter of AARP will meet Tuesday July 11 at Midway BBQ 6191 Highway Blvd in Katy. The meeting will start at 6:30pm with a short meeting and announcements.  Afterwards, entertainment will be provided by local singer/songwriter Floyd Callen.  Floyd is well known in the Katy area and sprinkles in a dose of humor along with his country songs. Don’t miss him. Visitors are welcome.  Allow time to purchase any food before the meeting starts.

KATY AARP Chapter Meeting September 13

The Katy chapter of AARP will meet Tuesday September 13 at the Fussell Senior Center 5370 E 5th St in Katy. The meeting will start at 6:30pm with a short meeting and announcements.  Afterwards, Officer Hughes from the Katy Police Department will share how to respond to various active shooter scenarios including how to respond in a walker or wheelchair.  Visitors are welcome.

A deal that must not be broken

By Bob Jackson Medicare is 53 years old this month. The Congress elected during this year’s midterm elections will likely determine what Medicare’s future is, including whether it will continue meeting the promise made to those who have paid into the system over the years. That’s why it is in the best interest of every American voter to find out whether their member of Congress will work to improve Medicare on behalf of beneficiaries or […]

Rep. Tom Oliverson Receives AARP Texas Legislative Achievement Award

HOUSTON – 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 […]

New Scorecard Shows Where Texas Needs Improvement To Serve Older Adults, People With Disabilities

And pace of change must accelerate to meet demographic demands AUSTIN, Texas – Texas ranks 35th when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents and people with disabilities, and AARP warns more must be done, at an accelerated pace, to meet changing demographic demands. Specific areas of concern in Texas include the percent of high-risk nursing home residents with pressure sores, as well as the percent of nursing home residents who […]

New tool in fight against financial exploitation of elders, vulnerable adults Bilingual “Managing Someone Else’s Money” guides unveiled

Texas Appleseed and AARP today released five “Managing Someone Else’s Money” guides, a toolkit for financial caregivers in Texas who manage money or property for those unable to do so for themselves. This interactive series of guides, in English and Spanish, is available in print and online at Nearly 3.5 million unpaid family caregivers in Texas provide a great labor of love by helping their parents, spouses and others manage their financial affairs – […]

Texas Nursing Facilities Found To Be ‘Shamefully Poor’ in Quality

Legislative action sought in response to AARP Texas report  AUSTIN, Texas – Nursing homes in Texas are escaping accountability for hurting residents and jeopardizing their health, according to a new report by AARP Texas. The report, “Intolerable Care: A snapshot of the Texas nursing home quality crisis,” finds that the quality of roughly 1,200 nursing facilities where 93,000 Texans reside, is shamefully poor and worse than what exists in most other states. It identifies numerous, […]