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Anita Parran


Anita is Associate State Director for Public Affairs and Managing Editor of the AARP Missouri Website/Blog and Editor of the monthly newsletter, State Line. Contact: or

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New Volunteer State President Selected

Posted on 05/26/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Sidney McCarther of Kansas City, MO has been selected Volunteer State President for AARP Missouri. In his new volunteer position, McCarther is charged with leading the AARP Missouri Executive Council and working in collaboration with State Director Craig Eichelman. McCarther will work with staff and other volunteers to establish strategic goals and objectives on a local level that is consistent with AARP’s national strategic framework. He will also serve as the principal AARP volunteer spokesperson in the state. For the …

A Gentle Reminder…Deadline is June 2

Posted on 05/19/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

It’s not too late to nominate someone for the 2015 AARP Missouri Andrus Award for Community Service! The individual(s) nominated will be selected based on how their volunteer work has improved the community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. The award is named for ARP Founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus. • Nominee must be 50 years or older. • The achievements, accomplishments, or service on which the nomination is based must have been performed on a volunteer …

In Springfield: Passport for Healthy Living

Posted on 05/11/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

On May 26, something BIG will begin in Springfield. Citizens – young, old and in between – will have an opportunity to participate in a summer long adventure that could take them from the Moon City Creative District to the Rutledge-Wilson Farm. Springfield’s “Passport got Healthy Living” program will incorporate a plethora of interactive events, physical exercises, and healthy living activities that also prompt participants to learn more about the city. This is a FREE program for one and all …

New CSN has special roles

Posted on 05/8/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

At the 2015 Community, State and National Affairs (CSN) Leadership Summit Nancy LeaMond laid out the new vision for CSN. Leamond is AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer for the new CSN group. CSN is the new moniker for the “old” State & National Group. During the conference that included AARP State Directors and Volunteer State Presidents, LeaMonda said: “Community, State & National Affairs is the primary engine for social change at AARP. Our mission is …

Staying Sharp in Kansas City

Posted on 05/7/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Join the free discussion and Q&A about the aging brain during this provocative session with leading experts. Learn about the aging brain, memory, and brain health at the free Staying Sharp session with a panel discussion featuring local experts, followed by an audience question and answer session. WDAF Fox 4 Anchor Loren Halifax will moderate the panel of experts: Anne Arthur, ARNP, BC; Jeffrey Burns, M.D., M.S.; Russell H. Swerdlow, M.D., from the University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Center; and …

It’s Not Too Late! Shred Event in Springfield

Posted on 03/25/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

If you live in the Springfield area, it’s not too late to gather items for FREE shredding and digital recycling on Saturday, March 28! The shredding begins at 9 a.m. and will end at 1 p.m. at the Computer Recycling Center at 528 N. Prince Lane. AARP in Missouri is teaming with CU Community Credit Union and the Computer Recycling Center in Springfield for a Fraud Prevention Day. “Individuals can help protect themselves from identity theft by safely recycling sensitive …