Retired Mayo Clinic Eldercare Specialist to Speak in Kansas City

Posted on 07/15/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources If you live in Kansas City and you an Rn, LPN, NP, Social Worker or other healthcare perofessional supporting elderly patients and their families, this session is for you. And you can even earn CEUs for the learning experience. Dick Edwards, retired Mayo Clinic Eldercare Specialist, will be in Kansas City to present useful information on how to work with families who are caregivers for aging parents. Edwards has written the book, “Mom, Dad, Can We Talk?” that helps individuals …

Staying Sharp with Brain Health Program

Posted on 07/13/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Community | Events | Local Resources A recent brain health study found significant evidence that physical and mental exercise, as well as proper nutrition, can keep your brain sharp. Get tips and more information on maintaining a healthy brain by attending the Staying Sharp – Cognitive Fitness program on Saturday, August 8.  From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. there will be a provocative discussion and Q&A about the aging brain, memory and brain health issues. This free event will be held at the Hickman Mills Community …

Cycle Our City in the Moonlight Ramble

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Community | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources Get your bike ready and grab your helmet. The Moonlight Ramble—the nation’s longest-running nighttime bike ride—will roll through St. Louis again. Participants will gather the evening of Aug. 29, with the first cyclists leaving the starting post a minute after midnight. As the title sponsor, AARP St. Louis will be heavily involved in this event, which attracts thousands of riders, many of them AARP members. The Ramble began in 1964 and has become a great summer tradition in the city. …

Medicaid at 50: Lifeline with Limited Reach

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family By Tim Poor These days, $37 a month isn’t much to pay for health insurance. But then, Lonnie Lee Smith doesn’t have a lot to spend. Smith, 52, of Sedalia, lost his job as a trucker delivering feed to farms after injuries from an accident in 2012 left him unable to work. His wife, a kitchen manager, is the only source of household income. It’s not much, but it’s enough to make Smith and their daughter, 19, ineligible for Medi­caid, …

Jazz History Bike Tour

Posted on 06/24/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Community | Events The first of two guided bike rides done in partnership with Trailnet takes place in July.  On this first ride, you will learn about St. Louis’ rich musical and cultural history.  On July 11th, the President & CEO of Jazz St. Louis will lead this cycling tour through downtown St. Louis. The ride will begin at The Harold and Dorothy Steward Center for Jazz, 3536 Washington Avenue, St. Louis 63103.  Registration starts at 9:00 am with the ride beginning at …

Walking the Dog

Posted on 06/24/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Community | Livable Communities On Saturday, July 25th, AARP in St. Louis in partnership with Lilly’s Music and Social House (2321 Arsenal) and SAGE, will be hosting ‘Laces & Leashes’ – a community walk audit with your dog.  AARP members and friends are invited to learn how to conduct a walk audit in their own neighborhood while walking your canine friend.  Following a brief orientation, dogs and their owners will hit the sidewalk in teams and start evaluating their respective route.  And that is …