Next RECOSA Board Meeting

The monthly meeting of the RECOSA Board will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Generations Federal Credit Union, Balcones Heights Branch, 4005 Fredericksburg Rd.  The agenda includes finalizing the member survey, planning for a member’s social in July, and final preparations for the upcoming Brown Bag Meeting.  As always, retirees are welcome and encouraged to attend the Board Meeting.

Brown Bag Meeting

if you ever wanted to get started in genealogy, you don’t want to miss the May Brown Bag Meeting on Thursday May 12.  Dr. Cynthia Kennedy, Librarian of the San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society, will help you get started in this fascinating study.  We will also hear from Matt Murphy about UnitedHealthcare’s Virtual Visits program.   As usual the meeting will be held in the auditorium of the Central Public Library from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Please RSVP if you are planning to come.  This time RECOSA will provide a light lunch for all attendees and a $50 gift card from HEB will be awarded to one lucky RECOSA member.

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AirLIFE Renewals Due

If you signed up for one-year of coverage in the AirLIFE program last year and you wish to continue in this program, it is time to renew your membership.  However, you should know that AirLIFE has been bought out by Air Methods, a much larger company currently serving 25 states.  Air Methods is still offering the same deal.  For a $10 annual membership or $40 for a four-year membership, Air Methods will provide reliable, safe air medical transport over a 150-mile radius around San Antonio.  To renew or join this program, you MUST call 877-404-7111.  It is our understanding that you can pay by credit card or check. 

City Budget Survey

The City of San Antonio is seeking citizen input for the 2017 budget.  If you wish to express your thoughts on departmental expenditures, special projects, neighborhood issues or even your retirement cost of living adjustment and health benefits, now is your chance.  The website can be reached at

Retiree Matters

Attached is a copy of the Retiree Matters quarterly newsletter that is being mailed to all retirees.  In it you will find an update from our RECOSA Chair Liz Garcia who apprises us of the organization’s work with COSA to evaluate the Third Party Administrator (TPA) proposals submitted to the City and the survey we are preparing to obtain member feedback on the services we should pursue for our members.  She also reminds us of the upcoming Brown Bag meeting at the Central Public Library on May 12th where we will learn how to get started in genealogy and receive information on UnitedHealthcare’s virtual doctor’s visits for non-Medicare retirees.  RECOSA will provide a light lunch and a $50 HEB gift card door prize at the meeting so please come and don’t forget to RSVP so we have enough lunches for everyone.

The newsletter also contains: 

  • Notes from the City Manager on the FY 2017 budget process, 
  • Message from Lori Steward, COSA Human Resources Director, 
  • Opportunities for free fitness and exercise classes through the Fitness in the Park Program, and 
  • Congratulations to a host of new retirees.

We think you will find it an interesting read.

Hail Damage?

Recent storms and possibly future ones during Fiesta (groan) may cause damage to your roof, car, windows or other parts of your home. We sincerely hope not. But just in case RECOSA wants to remind you that home improvement contractors and residential building contractors are licensed by the City of San Antonio ( COSA performs a criminal background check on these contractors. Residential Building Contractors must also have liability insurance. State licenses are required for these contractors and can be checked from the same COSA web page.

Lots of scammers will be roaming our streets looking for less cautious home dwellers. You can also check for complaints against a business at the Better Business Bureau (

RECOSA Board Meeting

The monthly meeting of the RECOSA Board will take place on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 11:30 a.m. at Generations Federal Credit Union, Balcones Heights Branch, 4005 Fredericksburg Rd.

The April agenda includes a report on the March meeting with COSA Human Resources, work on the upcoming member survey, and an update on the AirLIFE program.  

Retirees are welcome and encouraged to attend.

RECOSA Board Meeting

The monthly meeting of the RECOSA Board will take place on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 11:30 a.m. at Generations Federal Credit Union, Balcones Heights Branch, 4005 Fredericksburg Rd.

The March agenda includes appointment of committees to carry out various organizational activities, discussion of strategies to increase attendance at Brown Bag Luncheons, and possible implementation of a member survey.

Retirees are welcome and encouraged to attend.


2016 Retiree Brown Bag

Brown Bag Session

Thursday, February 25, 2016

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Central Public Library, Auditorium – 600 Soledad, 78205

Topics: “Elder Abuse, It’s Everyone’s Business”

& “Alamo Area Council of Governments,

An Overview of Services”

Join your fellow City retirees at the February Brown Bag session for a presentation from Lisa Senteno of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. She will speak about the issue of Elder Abuse. A representative from the Alamo Area Council of Governments will also be on hand to share an overview of the services they offer.

Remember, retirees and their spouses or domestic partners are welcome to attend these events. Light snacks will be available, but feel free to bring a bag lunch.
To reserve your seat at this month’s Brown Bag session, leave a message on our Retiree R.S.V.P. Line, (210) 207-7000, or
                    FREE Parking in the Central Library Garage