…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 …

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program gearing up

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

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 …