AARP Missouri

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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Rams tickets available at a discount for AARP members

Posted on 09/17/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

This is a shout out to all football fans everywhere! The backfield will be in motion when the Rams football team rolls out to scramble with the Seattle Seahawks on October 19 and the Oakland Raiders on November 30 at 12 noon. AARP in St. Louis will be there to watch the kickoff action and is offering AARP members and their guest(s) discounted tickets to each game! AARP in St. Louis is offering special seating – at up to a …

Speakers Out! Topics Presented by AARP Volunteers

Posted on 09/15/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

“Speak Out!”, the AARP Missouri volunteer speakers bureau, offers a variety of topics suitable for civic/social groups, educational institutions, and corporate and government entities. All presentations and collateral printed materials are free. An audience of 20 or more individuals is requested, as is a minimum of four weeks notice for proper scheduling. Complete the online form at to request a speaker. You will be contacted after receipt of your request. Here are the AARP Missouri speakers bureau topics: Keys …

No 401K? You Have Options

Posted on 09/12/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Are you working for an employer that doesn’t offer a 401(k)-type retirement savings plan? This can be a real worry for millions of working Americans, who fear they can’t effectively save for retirement without a 401(k). The good news is you still can save for retirement and work toward self-sufficiency when it comes time for you to stop working. And it’s easier than you may think. AARP offers a variety of resources to help you plan for your retirement at …

Two grandfamily conferences scheduled in October

Posted on 09/8/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Cape Girardeau Conference is October 7th AARP Missouri and the Kinship Network of Southeast Missouri will host a free conference for grandparents raising grandchildren and other young relatives on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at the St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 804 N. Cape Rock Drive in Cape Girardeau from 8:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Registration will open at 8:30 a.m. before the welcome and a series of presentation and workshops begin at 9 a.m. Babysitting will be provided by Cape Girardeau …

Actions to Prepare for a Disaster

Posted on 09/5/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

A recent survey conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency found that nearly 70 percent of Americans have not participated in a preparedness drill or exercise, aside from a fire drill, at their workplace, school or home in the past two years. Knowing what to do in the event of a disaster or emergency is the message of the America’s PrepareAthon!, a nationwide grassroots campaign for action to increase community preparedness and resilience through hazard-specific drills, group discussions, and exercises. …

September is National Preparedness Month

Posted on 09/3/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

September is National Preparedness Month! Here are five questions to ask yourself when worriso weather is forecast. If a tornado, hurricane, wildfire, blizzard, flood or severe storm were to threaten your community, would you have what you need — and know what to do — to keep yourself, your home and your loved ones safe? A little preparation for a day that will hopefully never come can go a long way. Ask yourself the following questions and use your answers …