Livability For All: The 2014 AARP Livable Communities Survey of St. Louis County

Posted on 11/19/2014 by | Community Engagement | Comments

Home & Family ©iStock.com/gabrieleckert AARP conducted a survey of St. Louis County residents age 45+ asking what they thought is important to make St. Louis County a great place to live for decades to come. The full report is available for downloading, but here are some key highlights.    Housing: Housing is the most important livable community issue for St. Louis County residents. Most survey respondents are home owners and say they would prefer to age in place so it is not surprising …

Celebrate Caregivers!

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

Home & Family 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 …

Seeking Legislative Help for Family Caregivers

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family When the General Assembly convenes in January, AARP Missouri will ask legislators to establish a committee to study how best to support family caregivers’ needs. The committee would evaluate existing services that help people continue to live at home as they age, and brainstorm new ways to assist caregivers. In 2009 some 865,000 caregivers provided about $8.9 billion worth of unpaid services in Missouri, an AARP study showed. “We need to work harder to support the thousands of Missourians who …

Oct. 17: Grandfamily conference in Kansas City

Posted on 09/30/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Home & Family “Shaping Lives and Offering Hope” is the theme of the 2014 Grandfamilies Conference scheduled for Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 1600 North 291 Highway in Liberty, MO is the site of the free event that is open to the public. The conference will feature informative sessions, exhibits and a complimentary continental breakfast and lunch. “Raising a grandchild, niece, or nephew can be rewarding, but also challenging,” said Tonya Holmes, AARP …

Actions to Prepare for a Disaster

Posted on 09/5/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Home & Family A recent survey conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency found that nearly 70 percent of Americans have not participated in a preparedness drill or exercise, aside from a fire drill, at their workplace, school or home in the past two years. Knowing what to do in the event of a disaster or emergency is the message of the America’s PrepareAthon!, a nationwide grassroots campaign for action to increase community preparedness and resilience through hazard-specific drills, group discussions, and exercises. …

AARP in St. Louis Teams with Rams Football

Posted on 09/2/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Home & Family Do you live in the St. Louis region – or are a Rams football team fan from anywhere? AARP in St. Louis is offering discounted tickets to two 12 noon games this season – October 19 and November 30 – in the Edward Jones Dome in downtown St. Louis. The Rams will face off against the Seattle Seahawks on October 19, and on November 30 will scramble with the Oakland Raiders. By teaming with the Rams, AARP in St. Louis …