AARP Missouri

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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A very cool happy hour!

Happy Hour @ Just John in “The Lou”

Posted on 04/11/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Relax! Have fun! Meet up with friends – and make new ones! Join AARP in St. Louis for an LGBT Happy Hour at Just John Club on Monday, May 12, 2014, from 5 to 7 p.m. You’ll enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks* while learning about what AARP is doing in St. Louis. You’ll also be able to throw out your ideas about the best next things AARP in St. Louis can do in the community. It’s all about sharing …

Movies for Grownups: Free Screening of "The Railway Man"

Movies for Grownups: Free Screening of “The Railway Man”

Posted on 04/7/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

It’s time for another AARP Movies for Grownups in the St. Louis region! Join AARP for a free screening of “The Railway Man” starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman on Tuesday, April 15, 2015 at 7 p.m. The screening will be at the Regal Gravois Bluffs Stadium 12 theatre located at 754 Gravois Bluffs Blvd. in Fenton, MO (63026). “The Railway Man” tells the extraordinary and epic true story of Eric Lomax (Firth), a British Army officer who is tormented …

AARP fights for consumers on utility rate issue

Posted on 04/3/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

AARP is challenging utility rate increases and fighting to ensure that utility companies receive only what is fair and reasonable – and not a dime more. Case in point The Missouri Public Service Commission (MoPSC) recently released a confidential report stating that Ameren Missouri over-earned more than $67 million between November 2012 and September 2013. AARP, fighting for our members and all consumers, took action to support the Office of Public Counsel’s motion to declassify over-earnings that were initially not …

Utilicare to be funded this year

Utilicare to be funded this year

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

AARP, along with other community-based organizations, applaud the efforts of Missouri legislators and Gov. Jay Nixon to fund the Utilicare program this year. This program helps thousands of Missourians with critical funding needed to help pay utility bills. This year, according to the National Climatic Data Center, energy demand was 27 percent higher than average this winter. Utilicare funding was granted on the last day of Missouri’s Cold Weather Rule which provides utility customers the most lenient payment plans and thereby helps avoid disconnection for …

"Get off the couch!

“Get off the couch!

Posted on 03/25/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and other debilitating ailments is the goal of the “Get Off the Couch!” six-week walking program sponsored by the AARP Kansas City Team and the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department. The program is free, open to the public, and all ages are welcome to participate. Two kick-off events are scheduled for April 1, 2014 at the Southeast Community Center, 4201 E. 63rd St. Interested participants can attend either the …

Learn about ONLINE FRAUD! Tune in this Thursday!

Posted on 03/18/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Think you’re too smart to fall for an online scam?  A new AARP survey aimed to find out why some people fall for internet fraud while others do not and the results are alarming.  It turns out it’s not just what you do on the online, but your life experiences off-line that can make you an easy target for scammers. The study found 34 million internet users nationwide may be at an increased risk of being victimized online. The survey …