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JoAnn Rose

Biography:

JoAnn Rose is a program specialist in the Missouri State Office. She has worked for AARP since 1991

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Utility Rate Increase Hearings Scheduled

Posted on 01/12/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

The Missouri Public Services Commission (PSC) is holding public hearings this month on a nearly 10% rate hike requested by Ameren Missouri. Ameren, the largest electric utility in the state, has already been allowed to raise rates on customers by over $600 million – or 43% – through Fuel Adjustment Clause Surcharges. Two hearings have already been held in the St. Louis Area: one in South County and the second in Ferguson. Hundreds of consumers and AARP members attended the …

Memory Clinic Staged by Kansas City Area Volunteer Team

Posted on 01/7/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

More than 160 individuals participated in an interactive brain game room, nutrition and exercise classes, and other activities during the Brain Health “Memory Clinic” that was held on November 8, 2014 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The clinic, free and open to those 18 and older, was held at the Mary L. Kelly Community Center in Kansas City. “The clinic was designed to be interactive, fun and engaging,” said Tonya Holmes, AARP Missouri Team leader. “We wanted individuals to …

AARP Missouri State Planning At Work

Posted on 01/7/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Sidney McCarther, interim volunteer state president and member of the AARP Missouri Executive Council, facilitated the recent AARP Missouri staff team meeting that resulted in establishing state plans for 2015. The day and a half meeting was held in the AARP state office and was the first of two planning meetings. McCarther was selected to shepherd the planning conversations because of his participation in AARP’s Volunteer Leadership Institute (VLI) from which he recently graduated. VLI is a rigorous and innovative …

AARP Missouri Welcomes New Associate State Director for Advocacy

Posted on 12/29/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Jay Hardenbrook has joined the AARP Missouri team as the new Associate State Director for Advocacy.  Jay has worked in public policy for the last fourteen years and last worked for the Missouri Budget Project as their policy director. Jay possesses an extensive knowledge of Missouri’s budget process and has a depth of knowledge in health care, consumer and utility issues. He has spent years building relationships with House and Senate leadership, members of the Ways and Means Committees and …

Kathy Bond, AARP Missouri volunteer state president relocating to California

Posted on 10/6/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Dr. Kathleen “Kathy” Bond, AARP Missouri volunteer state president for the past three years, has relocated to California and had to sadly submit her resignation as lead state volunteer and member of the Executive Council. When announced, AARP Missouri State Director Craig Eichelman alerted the Council members and volunteers across the state with this missive.“It takes a special person to give of themselves as a true leader – the kind of leader who is available to other volunteers and who …

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program gearing up

Posted on 10/6/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax filing assistance 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 1968. …