"Get off the couch!

“Get off the couch!

Posted on 03/25/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Missouri Reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and other debilitating ailments is the goal of the “Get Off the Couch!” six-week walking program sponsored by the AARP Kansas City Team and the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department. The program is free, open to the public, and all ages are welcome to participate. Two kick-off events are scheduled for April 1, 2014 at the Southeast Community Center, 4201 E. 63rd St. Interested participants can attend either the …

Learn about ONLINE FRAUD! Tune in this Thursday!

Posted on 03/18/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Missouri | Money & Work Think you’re too smart to fall for an online scam?  A new AARP survey aimed to find out why some people fall for internet fraud while others do not and the results are alarming.  It turns out it’s not just what you do on the online, but your life experiences off-line that can make you an easy target for scammers. The study found 34 million internet users nationwide may be at an increased risk of being victimized online. The survey …

Women’s History Month: Did You Know?

Posted on 03/18/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Home & Family | Missouri | Money & Work Celebrate Women’s History Month! Play “Did You Know?” with us! Did you know that there were 161 million females in the U.S. as of December 2013? Yes – men are outnumbered – there were only 156.1 million males. Did you know that 31.4 percent of women 25 years of age and older earned a bachelor’s degree or more as of 2013? Did you know that 63.7percent of female citizens age 18 and older reported voting in the 2013 presidential election? …

Visit AARP in St. Louis at the Home & Garden Show March 6-9

Visit AARP in St. Louis at the Home & Garden Show March 6-9

Posted on 03/7/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Events | Home & Family | Missouri Visit the AARP booth at the 37th Annual Builders Home & Garden Show!  Look for booth #3329! This year, the Home & Garden Show will be at America’s Center in downtown St. Louis March 6-9. Learn about easy modifications you can make to your (or a family member’s) home, so you can live safely and comfortably at home. You can also pick up a free copy of the AARP Home Fit Guide and a free gift for AARP members who …

March is Women's History Month!

March is Women’s History Month!

Posted on 03/5/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Missouri Did you know that the roots of the National Women’s History Month dates back to March 8, 1857? That’s when women from New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. Even though International Women’s Day was first observed in 1909, it wasn’t until 1981 that Congress established National Women’s History Week that is commemorated each second week in March. In 1987, Congress expanded the week to a month. About the photo: In 1943, women were essential to a …

AARP Driver Safety Program has new leadership

AARP Driver Safety Program has new leadership

Posted on 03/4/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | Missouri | Volunteering St. Louisan Mary Tillman has been selected the new AARP Missouri State Coordinator for the Driver Safety Program (DSP). Appointed at the onset of this year, Tillman joined the DSP as an instructor in 2006 and was designated a Zone Coordinator shortly thereafter. Tillman has instructed more than 40 classes over the last three years and is excited about the possibilities of introducing older drivers to the new Smart Driver Course. “I also look forward to recruiting new instructors to …