Kathy Bond, AARP Missouri volunteer state president relocating to California

Posted on 10/6/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Missouri | Volunteering Dr. Kathleen “Kathy” Bond, AARP Missouri volunteer state president for the past three years, has relocated to California and had to sadly submit her resignation as lead state volunteer and member of the Executive Council. When announced, AARP Missouri State Director Craig Eichelman alerted the Council members and volunteers across the state with this missive.“It takes a special person to give of themselves as a true leader – the kind of leader who is available to other volunteers and who …

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program gearing up

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Local Resources | Missouri | Money & Work | Volunteering This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax filing assistance 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 1968. …

Jefferson City AARP Chapter staffs exhibit at major state event

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Local Resources | Missouri | Volunteering Delegates to the Missouri Institute on Minority Aging statewide conference found plenty of helpful materials at an AARP exhibit there, thanks to a collaborative effort between the AARP Missouri state office and the Jefferson City AARP Chapter #4401.Volunteers for the Capital City’s chapter staffed the exhibit for two days in Columbia and distributed scores of AARP booklets, fact sheets, and other useful give aways provided by the AARP Missouri state office. Chapter volunteers also distributed Vial of Life personal medical …

2014 Andrus Award for Community Service recipient honored

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Advocacy | Missouri | Volunteering   Judy Sherry of Kansas City was the recipient of the 2014 AARP Missouri Andrus Award for Community Service – the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. She was honored in a celebration was held at the Community Christian Church on September 17 in Kansas City. Sherry is a 74 year-old grandmother who, with another grandmother in Kansas, founded the Missouri Kansas Chapter of Grandmothers Against Gun Violence (GAG) in September 2013. Sherry currently serves …

AARP Missouri Advocacy Director Retires

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Advocacy | Missouri Twenty-nine year employee Norma Collins hung up her legislative hat as Associate State Director for Advocacy in September and offered parting thoughts to share: “Arriving at AARP in 1985 was exciting. To have the opportunity to work for an organization that was celebrating the achievement of 20 million members was astounding at that time. Working in an area office (as they were called) serving seven states brings back memories of a cadre of volunteers working to “serve and not be …

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 …