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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Celebrate Caregivers!

Posted on 11/18/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Home & Family At any time during the year, more than 1,270,000 Missourians perform a great labor of love: caring for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones so they can remain in their homes. These family caregivers are sometimes on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week – and often they can’t even take a break. But they wouldn’t have it any other way. That’s why we honor these unsung heroes for their labor of love during November: National Family …

…and the winners are…!

Posted on 10/29/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Each year, AARP’s annual Day of Service is a day to give to communities in honor of the victims and survivors of 9/1. Every year, AARP Missouri invites chapters to participate in a multi-layered competition that garners chapters’ monetary rewards for their participation and efforts. The 2014 award winners are: Day of Service Photo Contest: Awarded for best photo(s) of chapter activity.  1st place: $100                        Cape Girardeau Chapter #4041 2nd place: $75                        Audrain County Chapter #3924 3rd place: $50                         …

Come to a “Memory Clinic”

Posted on 10/29/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

An interactive brain game room, nutrition and exercise classes, and other activities take center stage during the Brain Health “Memory Clinic” that will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The clinic, free and open to those 18 and older, will be held at the Mary L. Kelly Community Center, 2803 E. 51st Street in Kansas City, MO. Registration is required by calling 877-926-8300 or online at A complimentary lunch will be served …

Oct. 17: Grandfamily conference in Kansas City

Posted on 09/30/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

“Shaping Lives and Offering Hope” is the theme of the 2014 Grandfamilies Conference scheduled for Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 1600 North 291 Highway in Liberty, MO is the site of the free event that is open to the public. The conference will feature informative sessions, exhibits and a complimentary continental breakfast and lunch. “Raising a grandchild, niece, or nephew can be rewarding, but also challenging,” said Tonya Holmes, AARP …

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program seeks volunteers

Posted on 09/30/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 46th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention the older population. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has grown tremendously since its inaugural team of just four volunteers in …

How to Handle a Deer in Your Headlights

Posted on 09/22/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

You don’t have to be a “deer in headlights” if you see a deer in your headlights this fall. October through December marks the peak time for deer activity on and off the road and nearly half of deer collisions happen during these months. Deer collisions can be nerve-wracking, harmful and costly. In fact, the Insurance Information Institute estimates that there are more than 1.6 million vehicle collisions with deer each year, resulting in over $4.6 billion in vehicle damage, …