AARP

The AARP Chapter 923 of Jefferson County and West Tabernacle Baptist Church are partnering to hold a free health fair and family fun day on Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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The Texas Senate took a pivotal step toward improving the quality of care in Texas nursing facilities on April 19 by unanimously approvingSenate Bill 932, which seeks to hold nursing home operators accountable for harming residents.

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Recently the AARP, probably the largest advocacy group for senior citizens, declared Texas as having the worst nursing homes in the United States. There are several reasons, most of which are strictly political. The stubborn refusal of our leadership to accept the billions of dollars offered by the federal government to provide adequate healthcare for our citizens is probably the biggest reason.

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