Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, founder of AARP

AARP is still accepting nominations for its 2016 Missouri Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ Missourians who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. The award is named for AARP founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus. “AARP Missouri is excited to shine a light on 50+ Missourians who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said Sidney McCarther, AARP Missouri volunteer state …

Jefferson City Capitol at night - legislators sometimes burned the midnight oil during the 2016 session.

Caregiving, financial resilience, utility rate hikes, and voting rights were top of the ticket issues for the 2016 Missouri General Assembly – and AARP Missouri was in the thick of it all. Whether legislation was voted up or down, AARP Missouri was fighting for members and their families on legislation that matters. Following is a menu of issues that AARP worked on during the legislative session: The CARE Act Increases to the Asset Limit Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice Work …

Shredding event and workshop on fraud prevention open to public

Every day, millions of Americans lost their hard-earned money to identity theft, investment fraud and other types of scams. On Saturday May 21, 2016, two events to help prevent fraud are scheduled. AARP in Kansas City is sponsoring a free shredding day from 9 a.m. – 12 noon at the First Baptist Church of Raytown, 10500 E. 350 Highway. Individuals are invited to bring either two bags or banker boxes of items to be shredded – old checks, older credit …

Music could be the best-kept secret for family caregivers and the people they love! Research shows tangible benefits of music for the health, quality of life and stress level for both the caregiver and the person for whom they care. Join SingFit Co-Founder Andy Tubman, a music therapist who is an expert on music and the brain, for a free interactive webinar presented by AARP titled, “Turn Up the Volume and Turn Down the Stress: How Music Can Help Family Caregivers.” …

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From finding a job to making the most of your work day, AARP will present free a webinar titled Trade Your Dress Shoes for Slippers: The Inside Scoop on Being a Teleworker,”  Tuesday May 10th. Sharon Emek, Founder and CEO of Work At Home Vintage Experts (WAHVE) and former professor at Rutgers, will give you tips on teleworking, help you avoid work-from-home scams and find reputable employers who are hiring teleworkers. She’ll be joined by AARP North Carolina volunteer Stan C. …

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AARP, the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, and the Springfield-Greene County Library District are putting together activities for summer fun! Starting in May and running through August, this program will feature a fun event each month. Registration for each event opens 21 days prior to the activity. May 14 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM there will be ‘Spring in Your Step’, a walk in the park at Nathanael Greene Park (2400 S Scenic Ave, Springfield, MO 65807). There will be …

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Mary Chapin Carpenter Vince Mendoza, conductor Five-time Grammy Award-winner Mary Chapin Carpenter joins the STL Symphony on stage for a special performance featuring arrangements from her debut orchestral record, “Songs from the Movie,” arranged and conducted by Vince Mendoza.  The New York Times asserts that her, “… orchestral versions [are] open-ended and rhapsodic yet reticent, conjuring emotional subtleties like film scores.” This one-night-only performance with one of the country’s most beloved singer-songwriters is not-to-be missed! AARP members and their guests are able to purchase tickets for this June 4th performance using the …

Ron Sergent, a retired schoolteacher from Columbia, is a member of AARP Missouri's newly formed Action Council. Photo by Whitney Curtis

By John Reinhart A schoolteacher and a county official reflect the diverse backgrounds represented on AARP Missouri’s newly formed Action Council. The 20-person council is charged with providing guidance to the state organization on state and national public policy issues. Jay Hardenbrook, AARP Missouri director of advocacy, said he sought individuals with varied backgrounds to embody the richness and diversity of the state. The only commonality he looked for was that they had extensive experience working on policy issues. That’s …

We love our volunteers! Why don't YOU become one?

The proverbial beans have been spilled! It has come to the attention of the AARP Missouri State Office that the Modern Woodmen of America’s Hometown Hero Program has honored several AARP volunteers in past and present months! So – we’d like to share this good news. According to the organization’s website: “As a fraternal benefit society, Modern Woodmen is dedicated to improving the quality of life for families and communities. The Hometown Hero Program gives Modern Woodmen members a chance …

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When it comes to landing a job, you can’t just be a little better than the competition — you have to stand out from the crowd! Our interactive webinar Beat the Competition, Stand Out from the Crowd & Land Your Next Job, will help you learn dynamic ways to write cover letters and resumes that get noticed. Plus, learn how you can make an impression that helps you move from job seeker to employee. Get the details here. [Photo credit: …