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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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Oct. 17: Grandfamily conference in Kansas City

Posted on 09/30/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

“Shaping Lives and Offering Hope” is the theme of the 2014 Grandfamilies Conference scheduled for Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 1600 North 291 Highway in Liberty, MO is the site of the free event that is open to the public. The conference will feature informative sessions, exhibits and a complimentary continental breakfast and lunch. “Raising a grandchild, niece, or nephew can be rewarding, but also challenging,” said Tonya Holmes, AARP …

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program seeks volunteers

Posted on 09/30/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 46th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention the older population. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has grown tremendously since its inaugural team of just four volunteers in …

How to Handle a Deer in Your Headlights

Posted on 09/22/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

You don’t have to be a “deer in headlights” if you see a deer in your headlights this fall. October through December marks the peak time for deer activity on and off the road and nearly half of deer collisions happen during these months. Deer collisions can be nerve-wracking, harmful and costly. In fact, the Insurance Information Institute estimates that there are more than 1.6 million vehicle collisions with deer each year, resulting in over $4.6 billion in vehicle damage, …

Rams tickets available at a discount for AARP members

Posted on 09/17/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

This is a shout out to all football fans everywhere! The backfield will be in motion when the Rams football team rolls out to scramble with the Seattle Seahawks on October 19 and the Oakland Raiders on November 30 at 12 noon. AARP in St. Louis will be there to watch the kickoff action and is offering AARP members and their guest(s) discounted tickets to each game! AARP in St. Louis is offering special seating – at up to a …

Speakers Out! Topics Presented by AARP Volunteers

Posted on 09/15/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

“Speak Out!”, the AARP Missouri volunteer speakers bureau, offers a variety of topics suitable for civic/social groups, educational institutions, and corporate and government entities. All presentations and collateral printed materials are free. An audience of 20 or more individuals is requested, as is a minimum of four weeks notice for proper scheduling. Complete the online form at to request a speaker. You will be contacted after receipt of your request. Here are the AARP Missouri speakers bureau topics: Keys …

No 401K? You Have Options

Posted on 09/12/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Are you working for an employer that doesn’t offer a 401(k)-type retirement savings plan? This can be a real worry for millions of working Americans, who fear they can’t effectively save for retirement without a 401(k). The good news is you still can save for retirement and work toward self-sufficiency when it comes time for you to stop working. And it’s easier than you may think. AARP offers a variety of resources to help you plan for your retirement at …