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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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Staying Sharp Attracts Hundreds

Posted on 06/18/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

It was nearly SRO (Standing Room Only) at the recent Staying Sharp seminar held at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, KS. In collaboration with the Dana Alliance and MetLife, AARP presented a very well-attended “brain health” program. The focus was on how memory works and how to lead a brain healthy life during the aging process. A question and answer period from the audience followed the panel discussion. AARP volunteers, donned in red shirts, staffed the registration …

East Central College Expo in Union

Posted on 06/8/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Live more comfortably – and avoid scams and frauds! AARP volunteer Dick and Sue Bossch discussed Home Fit and the AARP Fraud Watch Network with 165 individuals who stopped by the Senior Expo and Health Fair held at East Central College in Union. Exhibit visitors received information about Home Fit which provides “smart solutions for making your home comfortable, safe and a great fit.” The Fraud Watch Network information is helping arm people with tools they need to avoid fraud …

Staying Sharp in Kansas City

Posted on 06/8/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Join the free discussion and Q&A about the aging brain during this provocative session with leading experts. Learn about the aging brain, memory, and brain health at the free Staying Sharp session with a panel discussion featuring local experts, followed by an audience question and answer session. WDAF Fox 4 Anchor Loren Halifax will moderate the panel of experts: Anne Arthur, ARNP, BC; Jeffrey Burns, M.D., M.S.; Russell H. Swerdlow, M.D., from the University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Center; and …

New Volunteer State President Selected

Posted on 05/26/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Sidney McCarther of Kansas City, MO has been selected Volunteer State President for AARP Missouri. In his new volunteer position, McCarther is charged with leading the AARP Missouri Executive Council and working in collaboration with State Director Craig Eichelman. McCarther will work with staff and other volunteers to establish strategic goals and objectives on a local level that is consistent with AARP’s national strategic framework. He will also serve as the principal AARP volunteer spokesperson in the state. For the …

A Gentle Reminder…Deadline is June 2

Posted on 05/19/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

It’s not too late to nominate someone for the 2015 AARP Missouri Andrus Award for Community Service! The individual(s) nominated will be selected based on how their volunteer work has improved the community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. The award is named for ARP Founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus. • Nominee must be 50 years or older. • The achievements, accomplishments, or service on which the nomination is based must have been performed on a volunteer …

In Springfield: Passport to Healthy Living

Posted on 05/11/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

On May 26, something BIG will begin in Springfield. Citizens – young, old and in between – will have an opportunity to participate in a summer long adventure that could take them from the Moon City Creative District to the Rutledge-Wilson Farm. Springfield’s “Passport to Healthy Living” program will incorporate a plethora of interactive events, physical exercises, and healthy living activities that also prompt participants to learn more about the city. This is a FREE program for one and all …