New AARP Membership Card

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

Missouri AARP has launched a new, redesigned membership card that creates a more convenient way for members to track their engagements with AARP and to access their benefits in certain retail locations. This new card, which is being distributed through October of this year, will also make it easier for AARP to collect data on how members are interacting with their memberships. When you receive your new card, simply replace it with your new AARP membership card, and carry it with …

New Missouri Tax-Aide State Coordinator

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

Local Resources | Missouri | Money & Work 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 …

Brain Power: Use It or Lose It!

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

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Missouri Trinity United Methodist Church in Piedmont was the site of the “Brain Power: Use It or Lose It!” seminar that focused on memory loss, research, early detection, and how to get a proper Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Participants were involved in activities that stimulated the brain through exercise, health eating, and music. Presenters included: Mary Ehvenreich, Alzheimer’s Assocation-St. Louis Chapter; Phyllis Flanagan, University of Missouri Extension; Rhonda Bramlett, Aging Matters; Debra Fisher, Safe Harbor Hospice; and Diane Hall, AARP in Missouri. The …

Shift Gears with a Midnight Bike Ride

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

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources | Missouri 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.

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 …