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Disrupt Aging: New Approach for the AARP

Posted on · We hear from JoAnn Jenkins, the first permanent female CEO of AARP. She’s trying to change some Americans’ perceptions about aging. That’s what led to her appearance in some new, spirited commercials for the organization. AARP also took part this season in the fashion reality competition show Project Runway. Jenkins visited Houston last week and […]

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Some Parting Wisdom From News 88.7’s Paul Pendergraft

Posted on · For more than 30 years, Paul Pendergraft has been a mainstay in radio – the last 20 right here at Houston Public Media where he’s been a reporter, a news director, a senior producer and an artistic adviser. He’s won major awards, produced staples including Engines of Our Ingenuity and Texas Originals, and he’s even […]

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I’m Retiring — So Now What?

Posted on · Adjusting to retirement can be a challenge. From budgeting finances to staying active in the community, there are several hurdles — many of which are unexpected. We talk about the financial and social aspects of adjusting to retirement with Bryan Zschiesche, partner and financial advisor at Financial Synergies, and behavioral psychologist Dr. Michael Winters, who gave a talk on […]

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Affordable Housing and Retirement: Monday’s Show (March 7, 2016)

Posted on · A Houston-based think tank argues the greatest economic challenge America faces today is a lack of affordable housing. The Center for Opportunity Urbanism examines this challenge in a recent report entitled America’s Housing Crisis. On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn more from Anne Snyder, a fellow at the center. We also talk with Morley Winograd, the […]

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Is Houston a Good Place to Retire?

Posted on · A real estate website named Movoto recently compiled a top ten list of Houston suburbs to retire in. Top of the list is Richmond because of things like the amount of doctors, the cost of living, the median home value and the amount of crime per 100,000 people. Some of the other areas included Webster, […]