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Since the release of his debut album in 1994, Jim Brickman’s romantic piano sound has made him the best-selling solo piano artist of our time and one of contemporary music’s most popular stars. Hear Brickman’s signature style in concert with the STL Symphony performing chart-topping hits from his multi-platinum recordings. AARP members and their guests are able to purchase tickets for this May 22nd performance using the promo code ‘possibilities’ at a special rate.  Don’t delay – secure your seats …

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 …

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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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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: …

Earth Day is April 22, 2016

Tomorrow is the 26th anniversary of Earth Day – a day intended to inspire awareness and appreciate our environment.Why was Earth Day started? Organizers wanted to respond to a massive oil spill in waters near Santa Barbara, CA in 1969. Today we continue to hold reverence for our earth. The U.S. Census Bureau shares some facts as we celebrate Earth Day-April 22, 2016: 26 minutes: Estimated average time workers age 16 and older across the country spent getting to work …

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AARP in Missouri is teaming up with CU Community Credit Union in Springfield, MO for a Fraud Prevention Day. There will be free paper shredding from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 30, 2016. Help protect yourself from identity theft by safely recycling sensitive information. AARP and CU Community Credit Union will have fraud prevention information on hand. For paper shredding you do not need to remove paper clips or staples from documents. Limit two banker boxes/or bags per vehicle …

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Are you a family caregiver running on an empty tank? Don’t miss our interactive webinar that will help you learn how to take care of yourself as you care for a loved one. We’ll share practical advice and firsthand experience on how you can balance your physical, mental and emotional health! Register now for details. [Photo credit: i-stock.com/Cathy Yeulet]

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AARP in St. Louis is proud to sponsor of the Ninth Annual QFest St. Louis taking place April 24-28, 2016. Presented by Cinema St. Louis, QFest is an LGBTQ film festival that is this year presenting 28 films representing a wide variety of voices in the LGBT world of cinema. All films will be screened at the Hi-Pointe Backlot, 1002 Hi Pointe Place, St. Louis, MO 63117. As part of AARP in St. Louis’ sponsorship, we have free tickets to …

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A neighborhood isn’t made of houses and streets. A neighborhood is people. Across St. Louis, age, disability and a lack of resources can erode communities as houses fall into disrepair and force our neighbors out of the places they call home. In St. Louis, Rebuilding Day has impacted over 50 communities across the city and county. Whether you are a skilled trades worker or have never picked up a paintbrush, you can make an impact. Mark your calendars and please …

Marvin Sands (right) with AARP Missouri State Director Craig Eichelman at the AARP Volunteer Leadership Institute graduation.

In honor of National Volunteer Week, AARP’s Office of Volunteer Engagement is sharing stories about volunteers from across the country. In Missouri, Marvin Sands is being heralded as a Utilities Volunteer. Marvin has been volunteering with AARP for over a decade and is a 2014 graduate of AARP’s Volunteer Leadership Institute. Recently, he was instrumental in fighting against an unfair customer charge increase for electric customers in Independence, Missouri. Many utility companies across the country have a “customer charge,” or …