Utility Rate Increase Hearings Scheduled

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

Missouri 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

Health & Wellbeing | Missouri 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

Missouri 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 …

Easing the Burden on Family Caregivers

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Missouri AARP Missouri is encouraging state lawmakers to ease the burden on Missourians caring for loved ones at home. The resolution would establish a task force to identify policies, programs and resources that could help family caregivers throughout the state. The recommendations could improve Missouri’s ranking—currently 35th—in a recent state scorecard on long-term services and supports. For details, go to longtermscorecard.org. In addition, volunteers with the AARP Missouri speakers bureau are giving “Caring for the Caregiver” presentations to groups of 20 …

Start Early, Get Fit for Senior Olympics

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Missouri Bill Wiese might have finally found the necessary motivation to stick to his New Year’s resolutions of staying active and physically fit for longer than a few months. The retired certified public accountant was one of 40 people last year who joined Team AARP to participate in the 2014 St. Louis Senior Olympics. He plans to join the team again, but wants to dedicate more time in preparation, so he can compete in as many as six events. “I think …

AARP Missouri Welcomes New Associate State Director for Advocacy

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

Advocacy | Missouri 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 …