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 …

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program seeks volunteers

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

Local Resources This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation 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 …

AARP in St. Louis Teams with Rams Football

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

Local Resources 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 …

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.