AARP Driver Safety Program has new leadership

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

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 …

No Shortcuts for Utility Rate Increases

No Shortcuts for Utility Rate Increases

Posted on 12/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering By Tim Poor When AARP Missouri asked for volunteers to work against three bills in the state legislature that would make it easier for utility companies to impose extra charges on consumers, Carlene Davis didn’t hesitate. Davis, 80, a retired elementary school teacher in St. Louis, wrote to her representative, signed a petition and talked to people at her church about the proposals. “The utilities are already higher than they should be,” said Davis, who helped work against a similar …

Four tons of apples in the bag

Four tons of apples in the bag

Posted on 09/12/2013 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Volunteering The number is in! During the 2013 AARP National Day of Service yesterday, 20  AARP Missouri staff and volunteers bagged four tons – 8,000 pounds – of Red Delicious apples during the visit to Harvesters Community Food Network. AARP’s annual Day of Service is a day to give back to the communities in which we live that honors the victims and survivors of 9/11. AARP Missouri volunteers and staff in Kansas City have elected to support Harvesters Community Network during …

Andrus Award winner

96-year old is Andrus Award winner

Posted on 09/12/2013 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Volunteering Ninety-six year-old Rosetta S. Scott of Parkville has been selected the 2013 AARP Missouri Andrus Award for Community Service recipient. She is being honored for her efforts to restore and preserve the historic Banneker School in Parkville. Scott is a Founding Board Member of the Banneker School Foundation that is charged with completely restoring the one-room school that will become home to a living history museum and interpretive center. “Rosetta is one of our unsung heroes,” said Platte AARP Chapter …

AARP Missouri volunteers are speaking out!

Posted on 08/15/2013 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Volunteering Speak Out!, AARP Missouri’s volunteer speakers bureau, has rolled out a new series of presentations.The trained cadre of 24 volunteers will present topics in their communities; we regret that speakers are not available statewide. During the remainder of 2013, volunteer speakers will present the following topics free of charge to both internal AARP groups and external entities: Keys to Safe Driving + Medications and YOU: There are many factors involved in safe driving. However, one that is almost always overlooked …