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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 for two games this summer and will “Strike Out Hunger” at the ballpark. Join us on July 27th and August 24th to have some fun and help a good cause. Any fan that brings 2 canned goods to the box office on either date will get a FREE Field Box ticket to the game. Bring an additional two cans to the AARP booth and get a free gift …

Sandwich Generation

— 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. …

Sherrill Wayland (right) and partner Kim Kopff celebrate the Dennis W. Hostetler Advocate of the Year Award at the “All That Jazz” SAGE Summer Celebration.

— Founder and director of Sage Metro St. Louis Sherrill Wayland was recently honored as the 2016 Dennis W. Hostetler Advocate of the Year during the “All That Jazz” summer celebration on June 12. The event was sponsored by SAGE of PROMO Fund and held at The Focal Point and Maya Café in Maplewood. A member of the AARP Missouri Executive Council, Sherrill is currently the Manager of National Projects for SAGE’s National Resource Center on LGBT Aging (NRC). In that capacity, …

You have an opportunity to share your thoughts about AARP policies.

— AARP’s annual policy solicitation process is open through July 31. Feedback from members and volunteers—on policies to support AARP’s social impact priorities of health security, financial resilience and personal fulfillment—is critical to ensuring AARP policies are forward-looking and flexible enough to fulfill our social mission across 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. AARP’s National Policy Council reviews input from members, volunteers, and staff and existing policy to develop recommendations to the AARP Board …