It’s National Preparedness Month

Posted on 09/3/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Community | Home & Family | Local Resources September is National Preparedness Month “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.” That’s the theme for National Preparedness Month – which all of September. Everyone is encouraged to update contact information for family, friends and others should disaster strike. What should you do? • Make or update a disaster supply kit • Make a family emergency communication plan • Register for the Great ShakeOut Earthquake drill on Thursday, Oct. 15 Don’t forget to check out the many helpful resources …

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted on 09/2/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Community | Español | Events | Local Resources k “Honoring our Heritage. Building our Future.” is the theme for the 2015 Hispanic Heritage Month that begins on September 19 and runs through October 19 – so celebrate! Hispanic Heritage Month goes back to 1968 and begins on the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile and Belize also celebrate their independence during this period. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, AARP will offer a special membership discount …

Future Caregivers Get a Chance to Plan

Posted on 09/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

About AARP | Caregiving | Community | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family To help support family caregivers, AARP will hold a free Prepare to Care event Nov. 6 in Poplar Bluff. Participants will learn how to develop a caregiving plan, access in-home services, navigate Medicare and deal with legal issues. “Many families avoid discussing a loved one’s future care because they don’t want to think about the possible changes ahead,” said Diane Hall, associate state director for community outreach. “Even so, preparation is essential.” In 2010, there were 6.9 potential caregivers ages …

AARP and Ten Toes Program Back for Three Fall Walks

Posted on 08/28/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Community | Health & Wellbeing The AARP in St. Louis sponsored Ten Toe Express consists of walking tours throughout the region utilizing public transit and your ‘Ten Toes’. An AARP volunteer will lead 3 walks this fall with the first on September 12th and two to follow – one each in October and November. Join AARP in St. Louis and Citizens for Modern Transit on a special walk this fall session linking our transit system with one of the exciting trail connections in St. Louis. …

Getting HomeFit in St. Charles

Posted on 08/28/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Home & Family | Livable Communities Do you want to help your parents make their home safer for them as they age? AARP has resources to help with this very thing and will be at the Builders Home and Remodeling Show at the St. Charles Convention Center this month. We all love our homes…90% of people over 65 have indicated that they want to stay in their home as they age. AARP in St. Louis has something that will help make that a reality. We will …

Dancing in the Streets

Posted on 08/28/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Community | Events | Health & Wellbeing Have you ever ‘dance-walked’ before? No? Well we have just the opportunity for you! AARP in St. Louis is joining in on the fun with Trailnet for the “Share The Street Party”. We are sponsoring the ‘Dance-Walk’ through the downtown which includes a ‘Boogie @ the Ballpark’ and invite you to join in on the fun! The Old Post Office Plaza will be the scene for this street party that has something for everyone. Local food vendors! Local craft beer! …