AARP Missouri Andrus Award Winner Announced

Posted on 08/7/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Volunteering Judy Sherry of Kansas City has been selected by AARP to receive the 2014 AARP Missouri Andrus Award for Community Service – the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. AARP Missouri selected her remarkable service which has greatly benefitted her community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. Sherry is a 74 year-old grandmother who, with another grandmother in Kansas, founded the Missouri Kansas Chapter of Grandmothers Against Gun Violence (GAG) in September …

Planning for Your Future? Here’s Help

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

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 …

Mid-point of “Older Americans Month”

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

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 …

Two New Executive Council Members Selected

Posted on 05/1/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Volunteering AARP Missouri has selected two new members to join the organization’s Executive Council: Sherrill Wayland, founder and executive director of SAGE Metro St. Louis (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders), and Greg Edwards of Ozark, a retired businessman. The AARP Missouri Executive Council serves in an advisory capacity whose primary function is to help create and monitor the progress of an effective state plan and carry out AARP’s strategic priorities. Under the leadership of Volunteer State Director Dr. Kathy Bond …

AARP Driver Safety Program has new leadership

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

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 …

Wanted: Driver Safety Volunteer Instructors

Posted on 01/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering AARP Missouri is recruiting instructors to teach AARP Driver Safety classes. The course refreshes participants’ defensive driving skills, updates their knowledge of traffic laws and offers tips on how to deal with aggressive drivers and other hazards on the road. Last year Missouri volunteers taught 274 classes to 3,276 participants. Some insurance companies offer discounts on automobile liability coverage to Missouri drivers who complete the course. To become an instructor, volunteers must take the four-hour classroom course, plus eight to …