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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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“Financial Resilience” Program Attracts Nearly 100

Posted on 11/12/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

The Pathway to Financial Security (aka “Financial Resilience”) program held on Nov. 10, 2015 in Kansas City, MO attracted nearly 100 members and guests who sought to learn how to plan for a secure financial future. Presented by AARP Missouri and co-sponsored by Waddell and Reed and the Urban League of Greater Kansas City, the event was held in the Polsinelli Law Firm Conference Room from 6-8 p.m. The evening commenced with registration and a networking/catered refreshment period; hostesses for …

Family Caregiver Conference Scheduled in Poplar Bluff

Posted on 10/28/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

A Family Caregiver Conference is scheduled in Poplar Bluff on Friday, November 6, 2015. From 8:30 a.m. until 1:00p p.m. The Fellowship General Baptist Church, 3581 N. Westwood Blvd., will be the backdrop for the conference. The conference will feature topics on fraud and legal issues for caregivers. A special presentation on caregiving will be presented by AARP Missouri Speakers Bureau volunteer Michael Crew. There will also be a panel discussion on “Access to In-Home Care,” “Nursing Home Selection,” and …

Outsmart Your Smartphone! FREE TEK Workshop

Posted on 10/20/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Are you intimidated by your smartphone? Or, perhaps, you’d love to dominate that smartphone of yours. Join AARP in St. Louis for a FREE TEK (Technology Education & Knowledge) workshop for android smartphones. Mobile devices keep evolving, and our staff is here to take the fear out technology and replace it with FUN, hands-on learning. Seating is limited in order for you to receive personal attention. So, reserve your seat today! What You Will Learn • How to use or …

Secure Your Financial Future: Free Program on Nov. 10

Posted on 10/12/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Credit and Debt…Budgeting and Saving…Preparing for Retirement…these are just a few of the topics that will covered during a FREE program presented by AARP Missouri and co-sponsored by Waddell & Reed and the Urban League of Greater Kansas City. Join us on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. to learn how to secure your financial future. The program will be held in the Polsinelli Conference Room at 900 W. 48th Place on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, …

Volunteers Needed for Tax Season

Posted on 10/7/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

AARP Foundation is looking to build its team of tax loving volunteers. Tax-Aide is a free tax assistance and preparation program for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation. Last year, 687 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers helped more than 63,000 people file their federal, state and local tax returns. The program is offered at approximately 127 sites in Missouri including senior centers, libraries and other convenient locations. “As people age they don’t challenge their minds nearly as …

Grandfamily/Kinship Care Day Planned

Posted on 10/7/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

A Grandfamily/Kinship Care Day will be held for those who are raising children other than their own on Thursday, October 15, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The St. James Outreach Center, 418 E. Broadway in Hayti is the site of the free event that is open to the public. The conference will feature informative sessions, exhibits, door prizes, and a complimentary lunch. “Raising a grandchild, niece, or nephew can be rewarding, but also challenging,” said Mary Engram, University …