Let’s Make Small Changes for Better Health

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Looking for an easy way to have better health in the New Year? Then forget about taking drastic action and making massive changes. Having had your fill of holiday sweets may curb temptation for them now, but don’t give into the temptation of strict diets and massive exercise. Extremes will not deliver the better health that you are looking for. Instead, focus on baby steps to better health. Small actions add up over time. If you make small changes that …

Soul Cinema – A Celebration of Black History Month

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AARP in St. Louis is proud to present our first mini-film festival celebrating Black History Month! February 24th and 25th, AARP will present 3 films for members and their guests at the Galleria 6 Cinemas at the Galleria Mall in Richmond Heights.  These films celebrate the African American culture and the achievements of a small group of African American actors.  There’s even a film just for the young ones in our lives.  See list below of what films we’ll be …

12.6 Million Americans Were Scammed Last Year: Don’t Be a Victim

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Every three seconds, someone is a victim of identity theft and fraud. That’s why AARP Missouri is creating events to help prevent con artists from committing these criminal acts against you. AARP in Kansas City teamed with the Kansas City Police Department to host a free paper shredding event on September 24. AARP members and the general public were invited to drop off sensitive documents that needed shredding for confidentiality reasons. To keep abreast of activities in Kansas City, visit …

What’s Cooking with AARP classes are a big hit

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Yum, yum, yum! Every month, AARP in Kansas City and Springfield offers free cooking classes for members and their guests at select local Hy-Vee store kitchens. With a theme each month, participants prepare meals – that they later enjoy – and take home the recipes so meals can be prepared later in the comfort of their homes. Limited to 25 – 30 people, the cooking classes are led by certified dietitians. “The purpose of the cooking sessions is to introduce …

Bike, bikes, bikes

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There were bikes everywhere at the Third Annual Women’s Bike Summit on September 10 at St. Teresa’s Academy in Kansas City. AARP in Kansas City teamed with BikeWalk KC to present a program for women of all ages and backgrounds to discuss issues relevant to them as cyclists. During the summit, women gathered to learn more about biking with confidence, bicycle maintenance, and safety on the roadways. “It was a great event that also promoted camaraderie and demonstrated that AARP …

AARP Missouri is working to save you money!

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In the last legislature, the state’s monopoly utility companies were working the halls of the capitol trying to raise rates on Missourians.  AARP Missouri fought back and won.  Even now, these same companies are arguing in front of the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) to try to raise rates through regulation – and AARP Missouri is there, fighting for you.  For years, monopoly utility companies in Missouri have had bill paying stations located on-site at predatory payday lenders.  It was …

Join AARP in St. Louis for Ten Toe Express walk on November 12th

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As the lead sponsor of the Citizens for Modern Transit Ten Toe Express program, we have the great opportunity to offer special walks to our members and their guests.  Our walks, like Ten Toe Express, incorporate public transit and walking along with opportunity to meet exceptional people while having fun! To the Market – Saturday, November 12th at 9:00 a.m. – This special walk is for adults only.  We will take the MetroLink to Soulard Market and learn how to …

Moonlight Fun!

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Another great Moonlight Ramble event took place on Saturday, August 20th.  AARP in St. Louis was the title sponsor and took the opportunity to provide several fun activities for all in attendance. A photo booth for all participants to get a commemorative photo was made available by AARP. Participants that participated in our Listening Post that asked ‘Why do you ride a bike?’ had the opportunity to spin the prize wheel. By the way, the winning answer for that question …

Funding sources are falling behind in addressing the needs of the growing numbers of St. Louis area seniors

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Seniors Count of Greater St. Louis is a local initiative supported by a coalition of community organizations and eldercare agencies. The mission of Seniors Count is to address the quickly growing gap between the needs of seniors and available resources in our community.  Our population is rapidly aging, especially as the Baby Boomer generation reaches retirement age. Perhaps you have heard of this as the “silver tsunami”; by 2030, the number of people age 65 and older in St Louis …

More Than a Ride – It’s A Journey

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Join AARP in St. Louis and Citizens for Modern Transit as we look for ways to improve three MetroLink transit stations in the St. Louis region. Your transit station could be a place to meet up with neighbors and friends for coffee and a snack, a convenient place to grab groceries on your way home, a peaceful garden to read a book in, an active and engaging corridor that connects to your neighborhood. Help us conduct a walk audit at one …