Be Prepared for Disaster

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The devastating natural disasters that have made national news this year serve as a reminder to people of all ages that we must take action to prepare for emergencies that could affect us where we live, work or visit. September is National Preparedness Month and AARP is working with FEMA to share resources that can help you build a kit, make a plan and be information about disasters in your area and across the country– before they happen! Join AARP …

AARP’s Movies for Grownups in Springfield Shows “Me Before You”

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Join AARP in Springfield for a FREE screening of Me Before You, the popular movie based on the book by Jojo Moyes. When: Monday, September 19, 2016 at 7 p.m. Where: The Palace Theatre, 2220 W. Chesterfield Blvd. The movie is aboue a young and quirky Louisa Clark who takes a job as a caregiver for Will Traynor, a wealthy young banker left paralyzed from an accident. Will’s cynical outlook starts to change when Louisa shows him that life is …

Women’s Bike Summit on September 10

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AARP in Kansas City is teaming with BikeWalk KC for the 3rd Annual KC Women’s Bike Summit designed to create a venue for women of all ages and backgrounds to come together. Participants will convene at St. Teresa’s Academy , 5600 Main Street from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Participants will celebrate bicycling, discuss issues that are relevant and important to women bike riders, and provide hands-on opportunities for women to become more confident riders. “We want to encourage more …

2016 Andrus Award Recipient Selected

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Sharon Wells of Florissant has been selected by AARP, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive the 2016 AARP Missouri Andrus Award for Community Service – the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. AARP Missouri selected Wells for her remarkable service which has greatly benefited her community, supported ARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. An AARP volunteer since 2000, Wells began working with AARP chapters by providing officer training and …

Fight Fraud: Shred Those Items with Sensitive Information

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Every day, millions of Americans lost their hard-earned money to identity theft, investment fraud and other types of scams. AARP in Kansas City is sponsoring a free shredding day from 9 a.m. – 12 noon at the Linwood Shopping Center (Southwest Corner) at 31st and Prospect. Individuals are invited to bring either two bags or boxes of items to be shredded – old checks, older credit card bills and anything else with personal information with your name, address, Social Security …

“Caregiving Resource Center” topic of AARPLIVE on Aug. 18

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Demographic trends suggest that if you aren’t a family caregiver now – you will be someday! With more than 43.5 million family caregivers in the United States, support for this silent army continues to grow. From books to support groups, training classes and apps – the challenge has become connecting caregivers to available resources. That’s why AARP has its I Heart Caregivers initiative. Join AARP Oklahoma state director, Sean Voskuhl, AARP Wisconsin state director, Sam Wilson and AARP caregiving expert …

Fraud Watch Network Centerpiece at Carver Day Celebration

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AARP in Kansas City volunteers created a stir with Fraud Watch Network resources at the 2016 Carver Day Celebration held at the Freedom School at Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church on July 9. The event was in celebration of the 1943 establishment of the George Washington Carver National Monument and also recognized the 100th birthday of the National Parks Service. AARP in Kansas City Team Leader Tonya Holmes spearheaded the presence of AARP and was joined at the exhibit space by …

AARP seeks input on policies

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AARP’s annual policy solicitation process is open through July 31. Feedback from members and volunteers—on policies to support AARP’s social impact priorities of health security, financial resilience and personal fulfillment—is critical to ensuring AARP policies are forward-looking and flexible enough to fulfill our social mission across 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. AARP’s National Policy Council reviews input from members, volunteers, and staff and existing policy to develop recommendations to the AARP Board …

Telehealth Technology Talk

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Technology has changed the way we live, learn and work and in the case of telehealth, it’s also saving time and saving lives! Telemedicine has improved access to quality health care across the most rural and isolated parts of America. On this month’s AARP Live, we’ll take a look inside one of these eHealth systems and learn why it pays to be tech savvy. On Thursday, June 16 at 9 p.m. (CT), join AARP Oklahoma state director, Sean Voskuhl and …

Capitol Hill Visits = Advocacy for Caregivers

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  At a time when our country is extremely polarized, family caregiving is a rare issue that unites us. It isn’t a Democratic issue or a Republican issue. It’s a family issue that affects us all. If you’re not a caregiver now, you will be one or will need one in the future. Up for consideration in the U.S. House of Representatives is the bipartisan Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act (H.R. 3099). The RAISE Family …