Utility Watchdogs Eye Rate Requests

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Missouri By Tim Poor For Elisabeth Boone, rising utility rates are literally hitting home. “I live in an old house that is not exactly tight,” said Boone, 68, from Brentwood. “I watch the rates go steadily up and up. I’ve watched my own utility bills go up.” That’s one reason Boone was among 70 volunteers who recently agreed to be watchdogs for a new AARP Missouri program that aims to get citizens involved in the public utilities’ rate process. “We do …

Oct. 17: Grandfamily conference in Kansas City

Posted on 09/30/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | Missouri “Shaping Lives and Offering Hope” is the theme of the 2014 Grandfamilies Conference scheduled for Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 1600 North 291 Highway in Liberty, MO is the site of the free event that is open to the public. The conference will feature informative sessions, exhibits and a complimentary continental breakfast and lunch. “Raising a grandchild, niece, or nephew can be rewarding, but also challenging,” said Tonya Holmes, AARP …

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program seeks volunteers

Posted on 09/30/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Local Resources | Missouri | Money & Work | Volunteering This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation 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 …

How to Handle a Deer in Your Headlights

Posted on 09/22/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Missouri You don’t have to be a “deer in headlights” if you see a deer in your headlights this fall. October through December marks the peak time for deer activity on and off the road and nearly half of deer collisions happen during these months. Deer collisions can be nerve-wracking, harmful and costly. In fact, the Insurance Information Institute estimates that there are more than 1.6 million vehicle collisions with deer each year, resulting in over $4.6 billion in vehicle damage, …

Rams tickets available at a discount for AARP members

Posted on 09/17/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

About AARP | Events | Missouri This is a shout out to all football fans everywhere! The backfield will be in motion when the Rams football team rolls out to scramble with the Seattle Seahawks on October 19 and the Oakland Raiders on November 30 at 12 noon. AARP in St. Louis will be there to watch the kickoff action and is offering AARP members and their guest(s) discounted tickets to each game! AARP in St. Louis is offering special seating – at up to a …

Actions to Prepare for a Disaster

Posted on 09/5/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Missouri A recent survey conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency found that nearly 70 percent of Americans have not participated in a preparedness drill or exercise, aside from a fire drill, at their workplace, school or home in the past two years. Knowing what to do in the event of a disaster or emergency is the message of the America’s PrepareAthon!, a nationwide grassroots campaign for action to increase community preparedness and resilience through hazard-specific drills, group discussions, and exercises. …