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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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Speakers Bureau volunteers ready to Speak Out!

Posted on 02/11/2016 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

AARP Missouri Speak Out! volunteers are ready to share information with their communities! Below are topics that are available to both internal AARP groups and community organizations, social groups, businesses, and educational entities. And these speakers are FREE! AARP speakers are available to groups of 20 or more and presentations are no more than 30 minutes in length, including Q&A. Typically, booklets, brochures, and other handouts are collateral to the presentations. Please allow four weeks advance notice should you wish …

Regional Volunteer Director Announced for Large Region

Posted on 02/9/2016 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Since the design implementation of the Community, State and National Affairs (CSN), AARP Missouri is part of the Large Region group of states in the new structure. Missouri is joined by Arizona, Washington, Michigan, Indiana, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and New Jersey. Joyce LaValle has been selected to serve as the Regional Volunteer Director (RVD) of the Large Region. She has served on the AARP Washington Executive Council, and was a member of the Capitol Action Team in Olympia. She …

IRS Scams Topic of AARP Live

Posted on 01/28/2016 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

“Have you received a call from someone saying they are from the IRS and you are in trouble? That was the big topic of conversation on the January episode of AARP Live on the RFD-TV television program. During the program it was revealed that individuals were victimized to the tune of $23 million last year due to fraudulent IRS calls made by scammers. This pocketbook issue garnered a call from Hazel in Missouri who related her story about scams. To …

Watch Out for Phoney IRS Agents

Posted on 01/19/2016 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Now that 2015 has come to a close, tax season is just around the corner and with it comes our nation’s largest scam: IRS fraud. Using threats and intimidation, phoney IRS agents have stolen millions of dollars out of the pockets of hard working Americans. Each year we see more sophisticated tools and technology being used to generate doubt and panic in even the most logical and educated taxpayer. On the next AARP Live, airing Thursday, January 21 at 9 …

A Powerful Legacy

Posted on 01/15/2016 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. dedicated his life to making the world a better place for all. At AARP, we are committed to ensuring that every generation has the power to advance the legacy of Dr. King to realize their dreams and reach their full potential. See the resources, tips and tools available at  

Free movie, popcorn and soda in Springfield

Posted on 01/11/2016 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy will have you in stitches as they star in the film “Identity Thief” which will be presented by AARP in Springfield. Join the fun on Monday, January 25th at 7 p.m. at The Palace Theatre. 2220 W. Chesterfield, Blvd. in Springfield. Not only will you be doubled over with laughter, you’ll also learn how to protect your identity. The screening is free – but registration is required. The first 100 individuals to register will get …