PSC Rejects Huge Rate Hike Request

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family In a proposal rejected by the state Public Service Commission (PSC), Missouri Gas Energy wanted to raise a fixed monthly charge from $28.10 to $40.95 during the coldest winter months and drop it to $26.88 in warmer months. AARP and other consumer advocates challenged the plan, saying it would provide little incentive for conservation and would make small households using less energy pay proportionately more. The fee is the same for all residential customers and is added to the cost …

Speakers Bureau volunteers ready to Speak Out!

Posted on 08/20/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Home & Family AARP Missouri Speak Out! volunteers are ready to share information with their communities! Below are topics that are available to both internal AARP groups and community organizations, social groups, businesses, and educational entities. And these speakers are FREE! AARP speakers are available to groups of 20 or more and presentations are no more than 30 minutes in length, including Q&A. Typically, booklets, brochures, and other handouts are collateral to the presentations. Please allow four weeks advance notice should you wish …

ParentLink Offers New Information for Grandfamilies

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

Home & Family 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

Home & Family 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 …

Grandparent and kinship caregivers needed to share perspectives

Posted on 05/21/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Home & Family ParentLink is pleased to promote kinship family research in the state of Missouri! “Understanding the Impact of Family Routines and Rituals in Relative & Kinship Families” is a statewide study being conducted via the University of Missouri-Columbia, College of Education. This innovative research focuses on the extent to which daily/weekly activities and meaningful celebrations and experiences impact kinship families. Variables such as family cohesion and adaptability, as well as child strengths and difficulties at home and at school will be …

Interview with Senator Ryan A. Silvey

Posted on 05/5/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Home & Family Special Note: AARP in Missouri interviewed State Senator Ryan A. Silvey (R-17) on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 in his capitol office. This was an opportunity for Sen. Silvey to share his much discussed thoughts about Medicaid reform and the possibility of Medicaid expansion in Missouri. AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization and does not endorse candidates for office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. AARP: You were interviewed on the “Politically Speaking” program where you described the Budget …