Memory Clinic Staged by Kansas City Area Volunteer Team

Posted on 01/7/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Health & Wellbeing 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 …

Easing the Burden on Family Caregivers

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

Health & Wellbeing 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

Health & Wellbeing 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 …

It’s Older Driver Week!

Posted on 12/3/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Health & Wellbeing In celebration of Older Driver Safety Awareness Week – December 1 through 5 – AARP members and non-members can register fo the AARP Smart Driver online course at 30 percent off the normal rate! This offer is good until December 7! Upon registration at www.aarpdriversafety.org, participants have 60 days to complete the course in which they will learn valuable safe driving strategies. Older Driver Safety Week is sponsored by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and aims to provide understanding …

Make Small Changes Toward Better Health

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Feel free to indulge a little during the holiday season. AARP St. Louis has joined with the City of St. Louis Department of Health to support your 2015 resolutions toward a better life with a 10-week “Small Changes for Health” program. The system promotes gradual increases in better decision-making rather than a rapid approach. The Web-based Small Changes plan provides tips and activities that promote a healthier lifestyle at your pace. Each week, the program adds a new regimen that …

Celebrate Caregivers!

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

Health & Wellbeing 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 …