Speak Out! topics available

Posted on 07/22/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Local Resources | Missouri The AARP Missouri volunteer speakers bureau, “Speak Out!” has a number of interesting presentations for audiences in select areas of Missouri. If you would like to have one of our volunteers address your group, send an online request form to: http://formsmarts.com/form/xfw. Please allow four weeks advance notice in requesting a speaker and your group must have a minimum of  20 individuals who will attend. If you have questions, please feel free to send an email to aarpmo@aarp.org. Topics Offered Keys …

An Interview with Rep. Jacob Hummel on Medicaid Expansion in Missouri

Posted on 07/2/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Missouri AARP Missouri: Thank you for the opportunity to hear your thoughts about Medicaid reform. Recently, AARP conducted an interview with Sen. Ryan Silvey (R-17) and disseminated his comments on this subject. AARP is not endorsing any particular plan, but AARP is interested in hearing your views and thoughts from the other side of the aisle. Rep. Hammel: Several members have filed multiple bills dealing with Medicaid expansion. We have tried to get hearings on those bills. There had been some …

ParentLink Offers New Information for Grandfamilies

Posted on 07/2/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Missouri If you’re in need of information about depression and/or anxiety in children and adolescents, there is a resource for you! ParentLink’s Grandfamilies website can provide you with information on questions and inquiries regarding mental health at any age, as well as many other issues pertaining to grandfamilies. ParentLink is also available for professionals and all types of families who need specific questions about establishing family routines, building family cohesion, and promoting child strengths. Visit the website or call ParentLink’s WarmLine for …

New AARP Membership Card

Posted on 07/2/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Missouri AARP has launched a new, redesigned membership card that creates a more convenient way for members to track their engagements with AARP and to access their benefits in certain retail locations. This new card, which is being distributed through October of this year, will also make it easier for AARP to collect data on how members are interacting with their memberships. When you receive your new card, simply replace it with your new AARP membership card, and carry it with …

New Missouri Tax-Aide State Coordinator

Posted on 07/2/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Local Resources | Missouri | Money & Work St. Louisan Robert “Bob” Juergens has been selected as the new volunteer Missouri State Coordinator for the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. Juergens replaces outgoing State Coordinator Lynn Boulware, from Lebanon, who completed seven years at the helm. “This year, under Lynn’s able leadership, nearly 700 Tax-Aide volunteers in Missouri prepared about 30,000 tax returns for residents,” said Bob Hindman, Volunteer Central Region Coordinator for the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. Prior to his new appointment, Juergens served as the AARP Foundation …

Brain Power: Use It or Lose It!

Posted on 07/2/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Missouri Trinity United Methodist Church in Piedmont was the site of the “Brain Power: Use It or Lose It!” seminar that focused on memory loss, research, early detection, and how to get a proper Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Participants were involved in activities that stimulated the brain through exercise, health eating, and music. Presenters included: Mary Ehvenreich, Alzheimer’s Assocation-St. Louis Chapter; Phyllis Flanagan, University of Missouri Extension; Rhonda Bramlett, Aging Matters; Debra Fisher, Safe Harbor Hospice; and Diane Hall, AARP in Missouri. The …