Utility Rate Hike Proposals on the Horizon in Missouri

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As AARP Missouri looks ahead to the 2017 Missouri legislative session, several rate hike proposals by the state’s monopoly utilities are staring us in the face. Starting this month, Kansas City Power and Light (KCP&L) will have public hearings on their rate case to raise rates by an average of $9.00 per month for each residential customer. A similar proposal by Ameren Missouri will hold public hearings in January. Hearing dates are noted below for December KCP&L hearings and customers …

Be Aware! Check Out These Scam Alerts

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Scammers and con artists are busy at work! But don’t let your guard down…here are a few scam alerts to keep you safe and secure from crooks. Social Security: Don’t give you Social Security number over the phone if you didn’t initiate the call. You have no way of knowing who’s on the other end of the line. For instance, some cons may call posing as officials from the Social Security Administration, asking you to confirm your number. Likewise, beware …

November is National Caregivers Month

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With the vast majority of older Missourians wanting to remain in their homes and communities as they age, the contribution of family caregivers cannot be overlooked. This silent army is the backbone of elder care in our state, providing unpaid care valued at about $8.9 billion annually. Without the help of family caregivers, too many of our seniors would end up in costly institutions – often paid for by the state, through Medicaid. As we take a moment to recognize …

Driver Safety Program: Salute to Veterans

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In support of Veterans Day (November 11), AARP Driver Safety will offer the AARP Smart Driver™ online course for 30% off for the entire month of November. From November 1 – 30, AARP members and non-members can save 30% when they take the online course by entering the promotion code VETFB during registration and checkout. Participants can register at bit.ly/adsSO. Salute our VETERANS by striding towards safer driving. After registering, participants will have 60 days to complete the course in …

‘Tis the Season: Watch for Medicare Fraud

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Medicare Annual Enrollment runs through December 7, and it’s a banner time for Medicare fraud. Beware of ads that promise medical equipment covered 100% by Medicare. Like the one that might appear in the newspaper offering a free back brace, or the TV infomercial claiming you can get anything to ease your pain with no money out of pocket. Medicare only covers durable medical equipment that is medically necessary with a doctor’s prescription. Scammers hope you don’t know this. They …

It’s Medicare Enrollment Time!

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This fall, AARP is encouraging Medicare beneficiaries to read their annual Notice of Change and to review their health and prescription drug plan options for 2017 during Medicare Open Enrollment (October 15th – December 7th). Given the trend in high prescription medication prices, consumers are advised to pay close attention to their Medicare Part D drug plan options to help save money. Medicare plans often change their cost-sharing and coverage benefits every year. However, insurers must notify all their enrollees …

Social Security is Topic for Vice Presidential Debate Watch Party and Policy Discussion

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AARP is teaming with the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis to present a Vice Presidential watch party and Social Security policy discussion on October 4 beginning at 6:00 p.m. The event will take place at the Fox-Clark Forum in Hillman Hall on the Danforth Campus located at the corner of Forsyth Blvd. and Hoyt Drive. AARP Legislative Counsel and Legislative Policy Director David Certner will participate in the Social Security policy discussion and will be joined by …

Be Prepared for Disaster

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The devastating natural disasters that have made national news this year serve as a reminder to people of all ages that we must take action to prepare for emergencies that could affect us where we live, work or visit. September is National Preparedness Month and AARP is working with FEMA to share resources that can help you build a kit, make a plan and be information about disasters in your area and across the country– before they happen! Join AARP …

AARP’s Movies for Grownups in Springfield Shows “Me Before You”

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Join AARP in Springfield for a FREE screening of Me Before You, the popular movie based on the book by Jojo Moyes. When: Monday, September 19, 2016 at 7 p.m. Where: The Palace Theatre, 2220 W. Chesterfield Blvd. The movie is aboue a young and quirky Louisa Clark who takes a job as a caregiver for Will Traynor, a wealthy young banker left paralyzed from an accident. Will’s cynical outlook starts to change when Louisa shows him that life is …

Women’s Bike Summit on September 10

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AARP in Kansas City is teaming with BikeWalk KC for the 3rd Annual KC Women’s Bike Summit designed to create a venue for women of all ages and backgrounds to come together. Participants will convene at St. Teresa’s Academy , 5600 Main Street from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Participants will celebrate bicycling, discuss issues that are relevant and important to women bike riders, and provide hands-on opportunities for women to become more confident riders. “We want to encourage more …