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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“Active Living” Topic of Meeting

Posted on 07/23/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

AARP Senior Strategic Policy Advisor Jana Lynott was in the Kansas City area this week  as guest presenter at the Kansas City Regional Transit Alliance (KCRTA) monthly luncheon meeting. Lynott is on the Livable Communities Team in AARP’s Public Policy Institute (PPI). KCRTA collaborated with  KC Communities for All Ages to present the luncheon focus. Lynott’s presentation was “Active Living for All Ages: Creating Around Transit” and focused on the independence and mobility of older adults as well livable communities. …

Speak Out! topics available

Posted on 07/22/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

The AARP Missouri volunteer speakers bureau, “Speak Out!” has a number of interesting presentations for audiences in select areas of Missouri. If you would like to have one of our volunteers address your group, send an online request form to: Please allow four weeks advance notice in requesting a speaker and your group must have a minimum of  20 individuals who will attend. If you have questions, please feel free to send an email to Topics Offered Keys …

Brain Power: Use It or Lose It!

Posted on 05/29/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Learn about memory loss prevention, research, early detection-and how to get a proper Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Find out how to corral your brain power by attending the free seminar on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Piedmont. Attendees will participate in activities that will stimulate the brain: exercise, healthy eating, and music. Lunch and light snacks will be served. Featured presenters are Mary Ehvenreich, Alzheimer’s Association-St. Louis Chapter; Phyllis Flanigan, …

Grandparent and kinship caregivers needed to share perspectives

Posted on 05/21/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

ParentLink is pleased to promote kinship family research in the state of Missouri! “Understanding the Impact of Family Routines and Rituals in Relative & Kinship Families” is a statewide study being conducted via the University of Missouri-Columbia, College of Education. This innovative research focuses on the extent to which daily/weekly activities and meaningful celebrations and experiences impact kinship families. Variables such as family cohesion and adaptability, as well as child strengths and difficulties at home and at school will be …

Scams, frauds focus of AARP Live

Posted on 05/19/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Frauds and scams will be the focus of this month’s AARP Live airing Thursday, May 22nd at 10 p.m. ET on the RFD-TV network. May is older American’s month and, unfortunately, older Americans are often the target of con artists. We’ll go inside the mind of one crook as he reveals how he was so successful scamming grandparents. And, we’ll share tips and information how to keep you from becoming a victim. Panelists on this month’s show will include State …

Andrus Award Nominations Extended Until July 3

Posted on 05/19/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

The deadline for nominations for the 2014 Andrus Award for Community Service awarded by AARP in Missouri has been extended until July 3! AARP is accepting nominations for its 2014 Missouri Andrus Award for Community Service. The award honors 50+ Missourians who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. The award is named after AARP founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, and the award recipient will receive $1500 to donate to the charity …