AARP Missouri volunteers are speaking out!

Posted on 08/15/2013 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

AARP Missouri "SPeak Out! volunteers

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Speak Out!, AARP Missouri’s volunteer speakers bureau, has rolled out a new series of presentations.The trained cadre of 24 volunteers will present topics in their communities; we regret that speakers are not available statewide.

During the remainder of 2013, volunteer speakers will present the following topics free of charge to both internal AARP groups and external entities:

Keys to Safe Driving + Medications and YOU: There are many factors involved in safe driving. However, one that is almost always overlooked is taking medications and then getting behind the wheel. This presentation covers that aspect of safe driving as well as others that “behind the wheelers” need to be aware of to keep our communities safe.

Home Fit: Information and tips for a comfortable, safe and livable home. The presentation includes a free guidebook, home assessment checklist, and brochure.

Staying Sharp: Aging Wisely (Brain Health): Focused attention. Increased brain speed. Improved memory. Enhanced cognitive skills. This presentation will introduce you to “brain health” and share tips and suggestions for staying sharp as aging occurs.

Caregivers and Caring for the Caregiver: Who is the caregiver? Sons, daughters, friends, and relatives. This session defines the caregiver and provides tips on how to caregivers can take care of themselves as they care for loved ones.

We Need to Talk…: This presentation is designed to help people hold sensitive and successful conversations with family members and friends when they are concerned about the person’s driving safety. Tips, guidance and resources are a focus of this session.

The Ethel Percy Andrus Story and About AARP: From a chicken coop in California to an organization nearly 40 million strong, this is the story of AARP and founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus. Learn what makes AARP “tick” and about volunteering that supports the motto, “To serve, not to be served.”

GrandFamilies: A New Tradition (Grandparents Raising Grandchildren): In Missouri, more than 100,000 children are being raised by grandparents. Learn about resources and partnerships that help parents for the second time navigate a new world of responsibilities and challenges.

To request a speaker, go online to http://formsmarts/form/xfm. Please plan ahead and allow four weeks notice for a presentation. If more information is needed, send an email to aarpmo@aarp.org.

 

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