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— Lace up your hiking books…Loretta has another round of great hikes for AARP in St. Louis members and their guests to enjoy this fall! We are venturing out a bit for these hikes – exploring more of our beautiful landscape in Missouri and Illinois. All hikes are Saturday mornings at 9:00 am and will end before noon. Length of each hike will be between 2 to 4 miles. September 10 – Columbia Bottom Conservation Area, St. Louis, MO September 24 …

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— Spend a morning with us engaging all of your senses on a guided bike ride this fall.  We will explore 3 different trails in the St. Louis region that will provide you with amazing sights, smells and sounds while you feel the ground under your wheels.  We will even have a little treat for you to round out your ‘sensory’ experience. Each ride will start at 9:00 a.m. and will end by noon.  You’ll be free to continue cycling in …

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— Taking the MetroBus or MetroLink in St. Louis? Is your bus stop or MetroLink station located in a PLACE where you could live, work and play?  Your transit station could be a place to meet up with neighbors and friends for coffee and a snack, a convenient place to grab groceries on your way home, a peaceful garden to read a book in, an active and engaging corridor that connects to your neighborhood. Help create places you want along your …

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— AARP in St. Louis has joined up with the Gateway Grizzlies baseball team this summer and will “Strike Out Hunger” at the ballpark. Join us on August 24th to have some fun and help a good cause. Any fan that brings 2 canned goods to the box office will get a FREE Field Box ticket to the game. Bring an additional two cans to the AARP booth and get a free gift from AARP! Field Box tickets are also available for …

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— Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs around! But what if you were a Family Caregiver for a loved one at the same time? It’s called the “Sandwich Generation” and people are feeling the pressure of being squeezed between all the other layers of life as a family caregiver and a parent. Register for AARP’s interactive webinar, “Family Caregivers Feeling Squeezed: Life in the Sandwich Generation.” Featuring Charima Young, ASD Outreach Georgia and Britnee Fergins, a mother of …

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—     AARP, the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, and the Springfield-Greene County Library District is pleased to present “The Farewell to Summer” on August 13 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave. The free summer close-out event will feature singer songwriters Cindy Woolf and Mark Bilyeu who lead The Creek Rocks, an Ozarks old-time/folk duo. Space is limited and you must register to attend. Register today by clicking here or call 1-877-926-8300. For a …

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— Today’s job search is dramatically different than it was when you started your career. Join AARP’s Nora Duncan for a free webinar titled “Adaptability! Using New Realities to Get a Job” Thursday evening July 21st 7PM ET/ 6PM CT. Nora will share lessons she learned while searching for a job with 15 years of experience and her personal story of what it took to get back to work during her seven and a half month job search.  Like Nora, whether …

AARP in Kansas City was well represented at the 2016 Carver Day Celebration by (left to right) Jinny Hopp, Sidney McCarther and Tonya Holmes.

— AARP in Kansas City volunteers created a stir with Fraud Watch Network resources at the 2016 Carver Day Celebration held at the Freedom School at Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church on July 9. The event was in celebration of the 1943 establishment of the George Washington Carver National Monument and also recognized the 100th birthday of the National Parks Service. AARP in Kansas City Team Leader Tonya Holmes spearheaded the presence of AARP and was joined at the exhibit space by …

Loretta Davis, at right, leads a group hike through Edgar M.Queeny Park in Ballwin, Mo. Photo by Whitney Curtis.

— By Tim Poor For Loretta M. Davis, leading a group of walkers isn’t just about fitness. “The idea is to get people being active,” she said. “And before you know it, you’ve got a friend.” Davis, 62, leads AARP walks in St. Louis with Ten Toe Express, a cooperative effort of AARP and Citizens for Modern Transit, a local advocacy group. The walkers meet at a MetroLink station on Friday mornings and take the light-rail train to various urban destinations. …

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— Stop spending time trying and start spending more time doing when it comes to everyday technology! Now a days advancements in technology, much of which you may already own, are allowing Family Caregivers to be the best that they can. Join Tricia Sandiego and Mike Lee as they team up to maximize your potential  in AARP’s latest webinar, “Lighten the Family Caregiver Load Using Everyday Technology.” Register now to watch live at 2PM ET/ 1PM CT on Wednesday, June 29. …