Speak Out! topics available

Posted on 07/22/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Local Resources The AARP Missouri volunteer speakers bureau, “Speak Out!” has a number of interesting presentations for audiences in select areas of Missouri. If you would like to have one of our volunteers address your group, send an online request form to: http://formsmarts.com/form/xfw. Please allow four weeks advance notice in requesting a speaker and your group must have a minimum of  20 individuals who will attend. If you have questions, please feel free to send an email to aarpmo@aarp.org. Topics Offered Keys …

New Missouri Tax-Aide State Coordinator

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

Local Resources St. Louisan Robert “Bob” Juergens has been selected as the new volunteer Missouri State Coordinator for the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. Juergens replaces outgoing State Coordinator Lynn Boulware, from Lebanon, who completed seven years at the helm. “This year, under Lynn’s able leadership, nearly 700 Tax-Aide volunteers in Missouri prepared about 30,000 tax returns for residents,” said Bob Hindman, Volunteer Central Region Coordinator for the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. Prior to his new appointment, Juergens served as the AARP Foundation …

Shift Gears with a Midnight Bike Ride

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

Local Resources 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

Local Resources 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, …

Grandparent and kinship caregivers needed to share perspectives

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

Local Resources 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 …

Mid-point of “Older Americans Month”

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

Local Resources 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 …