“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 …

2016 State Legislative session ends

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Caregiving, financial resilience, utility rate hikes, and voting rights were top of the ticket issues for the 2016 Missouri General Assembly – and AARP Missouri was in the thick of it all. Whether legislation was voted up or down, AARP Missouri was fighting for members and their families on legislation that matters. Following is a menu of issues that AARP worked on during the legislative session: The CARE Act Increases to the Asset Limit Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice Work …

Fight Fraud: Shred Event and Workshop Offered

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Every day, millions of Americans lost their hard-earned money to identity theft, investment fraud and other types of scams. On Saturday May 21, 2016, two events to help prevent fraud are scheduled. AARP in Kansas City is sponsoring a free shredding day from 9 a.m. – 12 noon at the First Baptist Church of Raytown, 10500 E. 350 Highway. Individuals are invited to bring either two bags or banker boxes of items to be shredded – old checks, older credit …

It has come to our attention…

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The proverbial beans have been spilled! It has come to the attention of the AARP Missouri State Office that the Modern Woodmen of America’s Hometown Hero Program has honored several AARP volunteers in past and present months! So – we’d like to share this good news. According to the organization’s website: “As a fraternal benefit society, Modern Woodmen is dedicated to improving the quality of life for families and communities. The Hometown Hero Program gives Modern Woodmen members a chance …

Celebrate Earth Day on April 22

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Tomorrow is the 26th anniversary of Earth Day – a day intended to inspire awareness and appreciate our environment.Why was Earth Day started? Organizers wanted to respond to a massive oil spill in waters near Santa Barbara, CA in 1969. Today we continue to hold reverence for our earth. The U.S. Census Bureau shares some facts as we celebrate Earth Day-April 22, 2016: 26 minutes: Estimated average time workers age 16 and older across the country spent getting to work …

AARP Recognizes Missourian During National Volunteer Week

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In honor of National Volunteer Week, AARP’s Office of Volunteer Engagement is sharing stories about volunteers from across the country. In Missouri, Marvin Sands is being heralded as a Utilities Volunteer. Marvin has been volunteering with AARP for over a decade and is a 2014 graduate of AARP’s Volunteer Leadership Institute. Recently, he was instrumental in fighting against an unfair customer charge increase for electric customers in Independence, Missouri. Many utility companies across the country have a “customer charge,” or …