Be prepared - make a disaster kit!

— The devastating natural disasters that have made national news this year serve as a reminder to people of all ages that we must take action to prepare for emergencies that could affect us where we live, work or visit. September is National Preparedness Month and AARP is working with FEMA to share resources that can help you build a kit, make a plan and be information about disasters in your area and across the country– before they happen! Join AARP …

"Me Before You" is upcoming AARP Movies for Grownups in Springfield

— Join AARP in Springfield for a FREE screening of Me Before You, the popular movie based on the book by Jojo Moyes. When: Monday, September 19, 2016 at 7 p.m. Where: The Palace Theatre, 2220 W. Chesterfield Blvd. The movie is aboue a young and quirky Louisa Clark who takes a job as a caregiver for Will Traynor, a wealthy young banker left paralyzed from an accident. Will’s cynical outlook starts to change when Louisa shows him that life is …

Women's Bike Summit is September 10.
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— AARP in Kansas City is teaming with BikeWalk KC for the 3rd Annual KC Women’s Bike Summit designed to create a venue for women of all ages and backgrounds to come together. Participants will convene at St. Teresa’s Academy , 5600 Main Street from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Participants will celebrate bicycling, discuss issues that are relevant and important to women bike riders, and provide hands-on opportunities for women to become more confident riders. “We want to encourage more …

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— In keeping with the state’s constitutional guarantee to “free exercise of the right of suffrage,” AARP Missouri is raising concerns about a measure that would place new restrictions on voting. The resolution (HJR 53) calls for a state constitutional amendment that would require every voter to present an approved form of photo identification at the polls. “This resolution would disenfranchise elderly and disabled voters who either do not have a driver’s license or whose identification card may have expired,” said …

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— Joys and Challenges Facing Military Caregivers featuring MG Antonio M. Taguba, USA (Ret.) and Meg Kabat, Department of Veterans Affairs Thursday, September 8th 2pm ET/1pm CT REGISTER HERE After his parents became ill, Major General Antonio “Tony” Taguba and his siblings found themselves unprepared to care for them. Faced with tough decisions about health and finances, they found a way to care for their parents the best they could. Join Major General Taguba and Meg Kabat, National Director, Caregiver Support …

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— Joys and Challenges Facing Military Caregivers featuring MG Antonio M. Taguba, USA (Ret.) and Meg Kabat, Department of Veterans Affairs Thursday, September 8th 2pm ET/1pm CT REGISTER HERE After his parents became ill, Major General Antonio “Tony” Taguba and his siblings found themselves unprepared to care for them. Faced with tough decisions about health and finances, they found a way to care for their parents the best they could. Join Major General Taguba and Meg Kabat, National Director, Caregiver Support …

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— As the lead sponsor of the Citizens for Modern Transit Ten Toe Express program, we have the great opportunity to offer special walks to our members and their guests.  Our walks, like Ten Toe Express, incorporate public transit and walking along with opportunity to meet exceptional people while having fun! Check out these great opportunities! On the Hunt! – Saturday, September 17th at 9:00 a.m. – Bring along your young family members or friends and join us on a Pokemon …

2016 Andrus Award Recipient Sharon Wells

— Sharon Wells of Florissant has been selected by AARP, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive the 2016 AARP Missouri Andrus Award for Community Service – the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. AARP Missouri selected Wells for her remarkable service which has greatly benefited her community, supported ARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. An AARP volunteer since 2000, Wells began working with AARP chapters by providing officer training and …

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— Another great Moonlight Ramble event took place on Saturday, August 20th.  AARP in St. Louis was the title sponsor and took the opportunity to provide several fun activities for all in attendance. A photo booth for all participants to get a commemorative photo was made available by AARP. Participants that participated in our Listening Post that asked ‘Why do you ride a bike?’ had the opportunity to spin the prize wheel. By the way, the winning answer for that question …

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— Seniors Count of Greater St. Louis is a local initiative supported by a coalition of community organizations and eldercare agencies. The mission of Seniors Count is to address the quickly growing gap between the needs of seniors and available resources in our community.  Our population is rapidly aging, especially as the Baby Boomer generation reaches retirement age. Perhaps you have heard of this as the “silver tsunami”; by 2030, the number of people age 65 and older in St Louis …