AARP Missouri

Anita Parran

Biography:

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: aparran@aarp.org or aarpmo@aarp.org.

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It has come to our attention…

Posted on 04/22/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/aparran/" title="Posts by Anita Parran" rel="author">Anita Parran</a> | AARP Missouri |

The proverbial beans have been spilled! It has come to the attention of the AARP Missouri State Office that the Modern Woodmen of America’s Hometown Hero Program has honored several AARP volunteers in past and present months! So – we’d like to share this good news. According to the organization’s website: “As a fraternal benefit society, Modern Woodmen is dedicated to improving the quality of life for families and communities. The Hometown Hero Program gives Modern Woodmen members a chance …

Celebrate Earth Day on April 22

Posted on 04/21/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/aparran/" title="Posts by Anita Parran" rel="author">Anita Parran</a> | AARP Missouri |

Tomorrow is the 26th anniversary of Earth Day – a day intended to inspire awareness and appreciate our environment.Why was Earth Day started? Organizers wanted to respond to a massive oil spill in waters near Santa Barbara, CA in 1969. Today we continue to hold reverence for our earth. The U.S. Census Bureau shares some facts as we celebrate Earth Day-April 22, 2016: 26 minutes: Estimated average time workers age 16 and older across the country spent getting to work …

AARP Recognizes Missourian During National Volunteer Week

Posted on 04/11/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/aparran/" title="Posts by Anita Parran" rel="author">Anita Parran</a> | AARP Missouri |

In honor of National Volunteer Week, AARP’s Office of Volunteer Engagement is sharing stories about volunteers from across the country. In Missouri, Marvin Sands is being heralded as a Utilities Volunteer. Marvin has been volunteering with AARP for over a decade and is a 2014 graduate of AARP’s Volunteer Leadership Institute. Recently, he was instrumental in fighting against an unfair customer charge increase for electric customers in Independence, Missouri. Many utility companies across the country have a “customer charge,” or …

Brush Up on Driving Skills with AARP Chapter #4401

Posted on 04/1/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/aparran/" title="Posts by Anita Parran" rel="author">Anita Parran</a> | AARP Missouri |

If you live in the Jefferson City area, you have an opportunity to refresh your driving skills with the AARP Smart Driver Course sponsored by AARP Chapter #4401. The course teaches defensive driving techniques, shares proven safety strategies, and provides updates on new traffic laws and rules of the road. Help make the roadways safer by attending on Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. t0 3:00 p.m. The course will be held at the Primrose Retirement Community, 1214 Freedom …

Are You Ready? It’s Time to Disrupt Aging

Posted on 04/1/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/aparran/" title="Posts by Anita Parran" rel="author">Anita Parran</a> | AARP Missouri |

Disrupt Aging challenges outdated beliefs and sparks new solutions so more people can choose how they shoud live and age. Disrupt Aging is a guide to living your life fully at every age. When she became CEO of AARP in September 2014, Jo Ann Jenkins declared that she wanted to change the perception of aging in America: “To disrupt aging, we need to own our age. We need to get to the point where we’re no longer defined by the …

Driver Safety Instructors Needed in Missouri

Posted on 03/23/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/aparran/" title="Posts by Anita Parran" rel="author">Anita Parran</a> | AARP Missouri |

Cars have changed…and so have traffic rules, driving conditions and the roads we drive on every day. To help keep our roadways safer, the AARP Driver Safety Program in Missouri is seeking instructors in the areas of the Boot Heel, North Nodaway County, St. Joseph, Kirksville, Columbia, Jefferson City, Arnold and Pacific. The AARP Driver Safety Program is a great way to give back to your community. Wit the help of volunteers in these areas, we can make the AARP …

Protect Yourself From Identify Theft

Posted on 03/10/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/aparran/" title="Posts by Anita Parran" rel="author">Anita Parran</a> | AARP Missouri |

Stealing your ID, Stealing your Life: Using small bits of information found in your car, or your mailbox, con artists can steal your identity and your life. They troll parking lots and neighborhoods waiting for any opportunity to take your personal information and ruin your financial life. On the next AARP Live, convicted cons share their secrets for stealing your identity and our experts tell you how to protect your good name and your pocket book. Join AARP Vermont state …

The CARE Act Legislation Has Been Filed

Posted on 03/9/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/aparran/" title="Posts by Anita Parran" rel="author">Anita Parran</a> | AARP Missouri |

More than 1,270,000 family caregivers in Missouri help their loved ones to live independently – keeping them out of costly institutions, such as nursing homes. To help Missouri caregivers, AARP has advocated for state lawmakers to enact the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act and help family caregivers as their loved ones go into the hospital and as they transition home. Senator Ryan Silvey (R-17) listened and has filed the CARE Act (SB 1101) legislation. Below is the Current Bill …

“Still Mine” is Free Movie in Springfield

Posted on 03/8/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/aparran/" title="Posts by Anita Parran" rel="author">Anita Parran</a> | AARP Missouri |

It’s Free Movie Night in Springfield! Join AARP in Springfield for a free movie screening of Still Mine that highlight’s AARP’s Caregiver Resource Center and to honor caregivers. The film stars James Cromwell (Boardwalk Empire, Murder in the First) as Craig Morrison, and is written and directed by Michael McGowen (Saint Ralph, One Week). Genevieve Bujold (Dead Ringer, Coma, Anne of a Thousand Days) stars as Irene Morrison, and Chuck Shamata (Cinderella Man, The Day After Tomorrow) plays the Judge.Other …

Sherrill Wayland Recipient of Prestigious Award

Posted on 03/4/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/aparran/" title="Posts by Anita Parran" rel="author">Anita Parran</a> | AARP Missouri |

Congratulations to AARP Missouri Executive Council member Sherrill Wayland who recently received the Washington University-George Warren Brown School of Social Work Distinguished Alumni Award On March 1. The award honors the School’s remarkable alumni who create a positive change for people around the globe. Each year, the school community celebrates the accomplishments of alumni who have demonstrated the highest level of professional achievement in the field of social work and public health. “Sherrill is smart, determined and visionary,” said Cal …