Planning for Your Future? Here’s Help

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

Events | Missouri | Money & Work | Volunteering By Tim Poor When Ron Sergent taught American government and history, his greatest satisfaction came from watching students discover new things. “I like to see the light bulbs come on,” he said. Sergent, 67, retired from the Columbia public schools 15 years ago, but he’s getting a similar experience now as a volunteer speaker for AARP Missouri. He is one of more than 30 volunteers around the state who speak to groups on subjects as diverse as health coverage, consumer …

Why Tweets, Posts and Links Matter to Your Job Search

Posted on 06/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Missouri | Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand   If you haven’t looked for a new job in a while, you may be surprised to learn that it’s a different marketplace out there today. If you just sent your resume and cover letter to a hiring manager and hoped the process would follow a normal course of interviews and decision-making, think again.   Today, more than ever, it’s up to you to determine how your skills relate to a specific job opening and to …

Brain Power: Use It or Lose It!

Posted on 05/29/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources | Missouri 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

Home & Family | Local Resources | Missouri 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 …

JoAnn Jenkins Selected New AARP CEO

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

About AARP | Missouri The Board of Directors of AARP, one of the nation’s largest and most powerful nonprofit advocacy groups, has unanimously selected Jo Ann Jenkins (@JoAnn_Jenkins) as its new chief executive officer, to succeed longtime CEO A. Barry Rand on September 1, 2014. Jenkins currently serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer of AARP, a role she assumed in March of 2013. In this position she has streamlined the organization’s strategic planning, technology and digital operations to enable AARP to …

Mid-point of “Older Americans Month”

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

Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources | Missouri | Volunteering 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 …