Make Small Changes Toward Better Health

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

Local Resources 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 …

…and the winners are…!

Posted on 10/29/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Local Resources Each year, AARP’s annual Day of Service is a day to give to communities in honor of the victims and survivors of 9/1. Every year, AARP Missouri invites chapters to participate in a multi-layered competition that garners chapters’ monetary rewards for their participation and efforts. The 2014 award winners are: Day of Service Photo Contest: Awarded for best photo(s) of chapter activity.  1st place: $100                        Cape Girardeau Chapter #4041 2nd place: $75                        Audrain County Chapter #3924 3rd place: $50                         …

Come to a “Memory Clinic”

Posted on 10/29/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Local Resources An interactive brain game room, nutrition and exercise classes, and other activities take center stage during the Brain Health “Memory Clinic” that will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The clinic, free and open to those 18 and older, will be held at the Mary L. Kelly Community Center, 2803 E. 51st Street in Kansas City, MO. Registration is required by calling 877-926-8300 or online at aarp.cvent.com/MOmemoryclinic. A complimentary lunch will be served …

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program gearing up

Posted on 10/6/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Local Resources This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax filing assistance for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 46th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention the older population. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has grown tremendously since its inaugural team of just four volunteers in 1968. …

Jefferson City AARP Chapter staffs exhibit at major state event

Posted on 10/6/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Local Resources Delegates to the Missouri Institute on Minority Aging statewide conference found plenty of helpful materials at an AARP exhibit there, thanks to a collaborative effort between the AARP Missouri state office and the Jefferson City AARP Chapter #4401.Volunteers for the Capital City’s chapter staffed the exhibit for two days in Columbia and distributed scores of AARP booklets, fact sheets, and other useful give aways provided by the AARP Missouri state office. Chapter volunteers also distributed Vial of Life personal medical …

Oct. 17: Grandfamily conference in Kansas City

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

Local Resources “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 …