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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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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 …

2015 Andrus Award for Community Service

Posted on 03/21/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Do you know an exceptional 50+ volunteer in Missouri? Show your appreciation by nominating him or her for the 2015 AARP Missouri Andrus Award for Community Service. AARP’s most prestigious Missouri volunteer award recognizes individuals who are sharing their experience, talent and skills in ways that significantly enrich the lives of others. The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding individuals who are making a powerful difference in their communities in ways that advance AARP’s mission, vision, and commitment …

Live Video Webinar About Medicare Scheduled

Posted on 03/20/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Join the AARP Health Team on March 25, 2015 at 1 p.m. (Central Time) to learn about transitioning to Medicare. This is the first live video and Health Team members Nicole Duritz and Brian Bullock will discuss and answer questions from participants. To tune in and get your questions answered – and to learn more about this important topic – go to

GrandFamily Conference in Rolla April 11

Posted on 03/17/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

The Centre, located at 1200 Holloway in Rolla, will be the site of the April 11, 2015 GrandFamily Conference for grandparents raising grandchildren in Phelps County. From 8:15 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., a host of informative sessions and community resources will be shared to empower grandparents who are parents for the second time in life. The day begins with registration and complimentary breakfast for attendees. Workshops will commence at 9:45 a.m. and continue throughout the day with a break at …

2015 Chapter Officers Installed in Kansas City

Posted on 03/17/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

The installation of the 2015 chapter officers for AARP Mid-City Chapter #2024 in Kansas City was conducted by Frainlin Walker, community advocate and former AARP Missouri Executive Council member. The new officers are: Octavia B. Cardoza, president; Alta Fritz, vice president; Pauline Stone, secretary; Mary Jo Simmons, correspondence secretary; and Joyce Guess, treasurer. The chapter plans numerous community service projects during the year, including toiletry donations to the City Union Mission and canned goods donations to Harvesters The Community Food …

The Centre in Rolla Site of GrandFamily Conference

Posted on 03/5/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Legal issues. Mental health in children and teens. Drug prevention. School challenges and solutions. These are the topics that will be presented at the “GrandFamily Conference for Grandparents and Other Relative Raising Related Children” on Saturday, April 11. The annual conference will be held from 8:10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at The Centre, Rolla’s Health & Recreation Complex located at 1200 North Holloway Street. The FREE conference is sponsored by AARP Missouri and other community-based organizations and is designed for …