AARP Missouri

Biography:

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

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Register now for Summer’s Big Splash in Springfield

Posted on 06/27/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jrose/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Missouri |

AARP, the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, and the Springfield-Greene County Library District are putting together activities for summer fun! Starting in May and running through August, this program will feature a fun event each month. Registration for each event opens 21 days prior to the activity. July 16 is ‘Summer’s Big Splash’, a pool party at Fassnight Pool (1300 S Campbell Ave, Springfield, MO 65807). There will be games, contests, and activities for all ages. We’ll start at 10:30 a.m. …

AARP Executive Council Member Touted “Advocate of the Year”

Posted on 06/24/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jrose/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Missouri |

Founder and director of Sage Metro St. Louis Sherrill Wayland was recently honored as the 2016 Dennis W. Hostetler Advocate of the Year during the “All That Jazz” summer celebration on June 12. The event was sponsored by SAGE of PROMO Fund and held at The Focal Point and Maya Café in Maplewood. A member of the AARP Missouri Executive Council, Sherrill is currently the Manager of National Projects for SAGE’s National Resource Center on LGBT Aging (NRC). In that capacity, …

Join AARP in St. Louis at the St. Louis Symphony in June

Posted on 05/2/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jrose/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Missouri |

Mary Chapin Carpenter Vince Mendoza, conductor Five-time Grammy Award-winner Mary Chapin Carpenter joins the STL Symphony on stage for a special performance featuring arrangements from her debut orchestral record, “Songs from the Movie,” arranged and conducted by Vince Mendoza.  The New York Times asserts that her, “… orchestral versions [are] open-ended and rhapsodic yet reticent, conjuring emotional subtleties like film scores.” This one-night-only performance with one of the country’s most beloved singer-songwriters is not-to-be missed! AARP members and their guests are able to purchase tickets for this June 4th performance using the …

Free paper shredding event to take place in Springfield on April 30th

Posted on 04/20/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jrose/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Missouri |

AARP in Missouri is teaming up with CU Community Credit Union in Springfield, MO for a Fraud Prevention Day. There will be free paper shredding from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 30, 2016. Help protect yourself from identity theft by safely recycling sensitive information. AARP and CU Community Credit Union will have fraud prevention information on hand. For paper shredding you do not need to remove paper clips or staples from documents. Limit two banker boxes/or bags per vehicle …

Join Us for a Free Screening of “Desert Migration”

Posted on 04/14/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jrose/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Missouri |

AARP in St. Louis is proud to sponsor of the Ninth Annual QFest St. Louis taking place April 24-28, 2016. Presented by Cinema St. Louis, QFest is an LGBTQ film festival that is this year presenting 28 films representing a wide variety of voices in the LGBT world of cinema. All films will be screened at the Hi-Pointe Backlot, 1002 Hi Pointe Place, St. Louis, MO 63117. As part of AARP in St. Louis’ sponsorship, we have free tickets to …

Help AARP in St. Louis Rebuild More Than a Home

Posted on 04/13/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jrose/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Missouri |

A neighborhood isn’t made of houses and streets. A neighborhood is people. Across St. Louis, age, disability and a lack of resources can erode communities as houses fall into disrepair and force our neighbors out of the places they call home. In St. Louis, Rebuilding Day has impacted over 50 communities across the city and county. Whether you are a skilled trades worker or have never picked up a paintbrush, you can make an impact. Mark your calendars and please …

AARP St. Louis Women’s Bike Summit to be held in Clayton

Posted on 03/25/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jrose/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Missouri |

This inaugural event serves to unite women of the St. Louis Metro region who share an interest in cycling. Sessions throughout the day will provide you with information, resources and hands-on experiences to make you a more confident rider — no matter your skill or experience level. Workshop sessions will include with dynamic discussions such as: • Where to ride (trails) • Your legal rights as a cyclist • How to have it all—family, work and cycling • Basic bike maintenance • Skills and …

Join the Outdoor Adventure Group

Posted on 03/25/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jrose/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Missouri |

Let’s Hit the Trail! Back by popular demand, the AARP Outdoor Adventure Group will be hitting the trails once again! AARP members and their guests are invited to join us on select Saturdays in June for hikes that range from 1.5 miles to 4.5 miles. Each hike has varied terrain and level of difficulty. While each hike will present its own challenges based on your experience level, the purpose is to encourage physical activity, provide all with the opportunity to connect …

Celebrating Arts for Senior Engagement Festival

Posted on 03/25/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jrose/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Missouri |

Artists don’t retire. They keep on making art. And that’s what Celebrating Arts for Senior Engagement, a 10-day festival throughout St. Louis April 28 through May 7 is all about. With a jam-packed schedule of at least 70 arts events spread out among 40-plus venues, Celebrating Arts for Senior Engagement is an event that some are saying they haven’t seen the likes of before. Art has the ability to keep people young in spirit and recent discoveries show that when …

Where a Conversation May Lead…

Posted on 03/25/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jrose/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Missouri |

Irina’s hesitant English kept her from advancing at work; Mary felt sidelined by retirement. Table Wisdom brought them together for conversational English sessions.  Interested in being part of a life-changing conversation?  It all begins with ‘Hello’. In less than 3 months, Irina had her promotion, and Mary had renewed her sense of purpose, of being valued for her knowledge, skills and life experience. They enjoyed talking about interesting & exciting subjects that ranged from sciences to arts & fairytales. Both …