"Get off the couch!

“Get off the couch!

Posted on 03/25/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and other debilitating ailments is the goal of the “Get Off the Couch!” six-week walking program sponsored by the AARP Kansas City Team and the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department. The program is free, open to the public, and all ages are welcome to participate. Two kick-off events are scheduled for April 1, 2014 at the Southeast Community Center, 4201 E. 63rd St. Interested participants can attend either the …

AARP Driver Safety Program has new leadership

AARP Driver Safety Program has new leadership

Posted on 03/4/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Health & Wellbeing St. Louisan Mary Tillman has been selected the new AARP Missouri State Coordinator for the Driver Safety Program (DSP). Appointed at the onset of this year, Tillman joined the DSP as an instructor in 2006 and was designated a Zone Coordinator shortly thereafter. Tillman has instructed more than 40 classes over the last three years and is excited about the possibilities of introducing older drivers to the new Smart Driver Course. “I also look forward to recruiting new instructors to …

Make Ten Small Changes and Change Your Life

Make Ten Small Changes and Change Your Life

Posted on 01/20/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Health & Wellbeing AARP in St. Louis wants you to be healthy and that’s why we are a proud sponsor of Small Changes for Health*, a web-based health behavior modification program that encourages everyone to increase their level of health though proper nutrition and exercise provided by the City of St. Louis Department of Health. To start your journey to a healthy lifestyle, log on to www.SmallChangesforHealth.com and join us as we make small changes towards better health! For 10 weeks, you will be …

AARP is coming to St. Louis with a bang in 2014

AARP is coming to St. Louis with a bang in 2014

Posted on 01/16/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Health & Wellbeing If you missed out on “Labor Day,” an AARP Movies for Grownups pre-screening on January 15 at Wehrenberg Des Peres 14 Cine, don’t despair! There will be many more opportunities for St. Louisans to join AARP at more Movies for Grownups events, film festivals, home shows, seminars for would-be entrepreneurs, and a host of healthy behavior events and activities during 2014.  You ain’t seen nothing yet until you see our newest video.  If we’re not top ‘o mind yet, we soon …

St. Louis County designated “AARP Age-Friendly Community”

Posted on 10/2/2013 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Health & Wellbeing AARP officially recognized St. Louis County as a member of the “AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities” nationwide for its commitment and multiyear plan to improve the quality of life for seniors. During a 10 a.m. news conference on September 17, 2013 at the North County Recreation Complex, AARP State Director Craig Eichelman gave an overview of the AARP Age-Friendly Community Network and presented representatives of St. Louis County with the official designation certificate. The recognition is a tribute to the …

Finding Affordable Health Insurance

Finding Affordable Health Insurance

Posted on 10/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing By Dennis Wilson Debbie Little Eagle, 57, is the full-time caretaker for her disabled 61-year-old husband, but she has diabetes and pulmonary problems of her own. She worked full time as a waitress in Independence until her health forced her to cut back to part time in 2000. By going part time, however, she lost her employer-provided health insurance. She quit her job altogether in 2007 to take care of her husband, David Scurlock, who is disabled after a series of …