An Interview with Rep. Jacob Hummel on Medicaid Expansion in Missouri

Posted on 07/2/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Health & Wellbeing AARP Missouri: Thank you for the opportunity to hear your thoughts about Medicaid reform. Recently, AARP conducted an interview with Sen. Ryan Silvey (R-17) and disseminated his comments on this subject. AARP is not endorsing any particular plan, but AARP is interested in hearing your views and thoughts from the other side of the aisle. Rep. Hammel: Several members have filed multiple bills dealing with Medicaid expansion. We have tried to get hearings on those bills. There had been some …

ParentLink Offers New Information for Grandfamilies

Posted on 07/2/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Health & Wellbeing If you’re in need of information about depression and/or anxiety in children and adolescents, there is a resource for you! ParentLink’s Grandfamilies website can provide you with information on questions and inquiries regarding mental health at any age, as well as many other issues pertaining to grandfamilies. ParentLink is also available for professionals and all types of families who need specific questions about establishing family routines, building family cohesion, and promoting child strengths. Visit the website or call ParentLink’s WarmLine for …

Brain Power: Use It or Lose It!

Posted on 07/2/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Trinity United Methodist Church in Piedmont was the site of the “Brain Power: Use It or Lose It!” seminar that focused on memory loss, research, early detection, and how to get a proper Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Participants were involved in activities that stimulated the brain through exercise, health eating, and music. Presenters included: Mary Ehvenreich, Alzheimer’s Assocation-St. Louis Chapter; Phyllis Flanagan, University of Missouri Extension; Rhonda Bramlett, Aging Matters; Debra Fisher, Safe Harbor Hospice; and Diane Hall, AARP in Missouri. The …

Shift Gears with a Midnight Bike Ride

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing A traditional event that supports youthful pursuits has found itself a new ally. The Moonlight Ramble has raised money for youth hostels and other nonprofits in the St. Louis region since 1964. Since AARP members are always looking for ways to maintain an active lifestyle, in addition to the high percentage of cyclists at this event aged 45+, AARP in St. Louis has stepped up to be part of this healthy and fun St. Louis tradition on August 9th.

Brain Power: Use It or Lose It!

Posted on 05/29/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Learn about memory loss prevention, research, early detection-and how to get a proper Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Find out how to corral your brain power by attending the free seminar on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Piedmont. Attendees will participate in activities that will stimulate the brain: exercise, healthy eating, and music. Lunch and light snacks will be served. Featured presenters are Mary Ehvenreich, Alzheimer’s Association-St. Louis Chapter; Phyllis Flanigan, …

Mid-point of “Older Americans Month”

Posted on 05/13/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Health & Wellbeing We’re at the mid-point of celebrating Older Americans Month which was has been recognized since 1963. During this special time, it is a chance to pay tribute to the many ways older adults have made sacrifices and contributions to society. This year’s theme is “Older Americans: Connecting the Community” – and what better way to share histories, diverse experiences, and a wealth of knowledge than to experience AARP’s Create the Good where we live! AARP’s Create the Good is helping …