Livability For All: The 2014 AARP Livable Communities Survey of St. Louis County

Posted on 11/19/2014 by | Community Engagement | Comments

Home & Family | Missouri ©iStock.com/gabrieleckert AARP conducted a survey of St. Louis County residents age 45+ asking what they thought is important to make St. Louis County a great place to live for decades to come. The full report is available for downloading, but here are some key highlights.    Housing: Housing is the most important livable community issue for St. Louis County residents. Most survey respondents are home owners and say they would prefer to age in place so it is not surprising …

Celebrate Caregivers!

Posted on 11/18/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Missouri | Money & Work At any time during the year, more than 1,270,000 Missourians perform a great labor of love: caring for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones so they can remain in their homes. These family caregivers are sometimes on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week – and often they can’t even take a break. But they wouldn’t have it any other way. That’s why we honor these unsung heroes for their labor of love during November: National Family …

Seeking Legislative Help for Family Caregivers

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Missouri When the General Assembly convenes in January, AARP Missouri will ask legislators to establish a committee to study how best to support family caregivers’ needs. The committee would evaluate existing services that help people continue to live at home as they age, and brainstorm new ways to assist caregivers. In 2009 some 865,000 caregivers provided about $8.9 billion worth of unpaid services in Missouri, an AARP study showed. “We need to work harder to support the thousands of Missourians who …

…and the winners are…!

Posted on 10/29/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Events | Local Resources | Missouri | Volunteering Each year, AARP’s annual Day of Service is a day to give to communities in honor of the victims and survivors of 9/1. Every year, AARP Missouri invites chapters to participate in a multi-layered competition that garners chapters’ monetary rewards for their participation and efforts. The 2014 award winners are: Day of Service Photo Contest: Awarded for best photo(s) of chapter activity.  1st place: $100                        Cape Girardeau Chapter #4041 2nd place: $75                        Audrain County Chapter #3924 3rd place: $50                         …

Come to a “Memory Clinic”

Posted on 10/29/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources | Missouri An interactive brain game room, nutrition and exercise classes, and other activities take center stage during the Brain Health “Memory Clinic” that will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The clinic, free and open to those 18 and older, will be held at the Mary L. Kelly Community Center, 2803 E. 51st Street in Kansas City, MO. Registration is required by calling 877-926-8300 or online at aarp.cvent.com/MOmemoryclinic. A complimentary lunch will be served …

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 …