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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 National Preparedness Month

Posted on 09/3/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

September is National Preparedness Month “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.” That’s the theme for National Preparedness Month – which all of September. Everyone is encouraged to update contact information for family, friends and others should disaster strike. What should you do? • Make or update a disaster supply kit • Make a family emergency communication plan • Register for the Great ShakeOut Earthquake drill on Thursday, Oct. 15 Don’t forget to check out the many helpful resources …

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted on 09/2/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

k “Honoring our Heritage. Building our Future.” is the theme for the 2015 Hispanic Heritage Month that begins on September 19 and runs through October 19 – so celebrate! Hispanic Heritage Month goes back to 1968 and begins on the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile and Belize also celebrate their independence during this period. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, AARP will offer a special membership discount …

Fraud Watch Ambassador Named

Posted on 08/27/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Frank W. Abagnale, nationally renowned expert on identity theft and fraud schemes, has been named AARP Fraud Watch Network Ambassador. Abagnale will work with the Fraud Watch Network to provide online programs and community forums to educate consumers about ways to protect themselves from identity theft and cybercrime. Once one of the world’s most famous con artists, Abagnale’s story was told in his best-selling book, Catch Me if You Can, and in the 2002 movie of the same name, starring …

AARP Missouri Goes to the State Fair

Posted on 08/20/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

As reported by Harry Kennedy, AARP Missouri Executive Council Member AARP Missouri was among the many exhibitors participating in this year’s Missouri State Fair Senior Day Event on August 19. Executive Council Member Harry Kennedy and spouse Margaret Kennedy, were assisted by Johnson County 4461 Chapter members, Rosemary Sheppard, Chapter President, Marilyn Newman, Chapter Secretary, Jivani Saipan and Justyn Graham. AARP bags were pre-packaged with informational materials on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, the AARP Fraud Watch Network , Missing Something? Opt-in …

Help make our communities safe: volunteer

Posted on 08/19/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

If you’re looking for a way to give back, AARP Missouri has a volunteer opportunity for you – and at the same time you can help make your communities safer. How? Become a Driver Safety Program volunteer classroom instructor. There are opportunities across the state – rural and suburban locales – that need you to help individuals who want to refresh their driving skills and stay safe on today’s roadways. The Driver Safety Program classroom course teaches: • Defensive driving …

Cybercrime Next Topic On RFD-TV Network

Posted on 08/18/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Think you’re safe because you live on the rural route? Think again. Electric Co-ops, farmers and local sheriffs are taking cybercrime seriously and you should too! Read this blog by AARP Oklahoma State Director Sean Voskuhl then join him for a live conversation about cybercrime on AARP Live airing at 9 pm CT this Thursday, August 20th on the RFD-TV Network. Watch AARP Live online at: