AARP Missouri Goes to the State Fair

Posted on 08/20/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

About AARP | Caregiving | Community | Events | Fraud | Home & Family | Volunteering As reported by Harry Kennedy, AARP Missouri Executive Council Member AARP Missouri was among the many exhibitors participating in this year’s Missouri State Fair Senior Day Event on August 19. Executive Council Member Harry Kennedy and spouse Margaret Kennedy, were assisted by Johnson County 4461 Chapter members, Rosemary Sheppard, Chapter President, Marilyn Newman, Chapter Secretary, Jivani Saipan and Justyn Graham. AARP bags were pre-packaged with informational materials on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, the AARP Fraud Watch Network , Missing Something? Opt-in …

Help make our communities safe: volunteer

Posted on 08/19/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Community | Driver Safety | Livable Communities | Volunteering If you’re looking for a way to give back, AARP Missouri has a volunteer opportunity for you – and at the same time you can help make your communities safer. How? Become a Driver Safety Program volunteer classroom instructor. There are opportunities across the state – rural and suburban locales – that need you to help individuals who want to refresh their driving skills and stay safe on today’s roadways. The Driver Safety Program classroom course teaches: • Defensive driving …

Social Security Turns 80

Posted on 08/13/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Advocacy | Money & Work About 59 million people received a Social Security benefit in 2014. Social Security is a key source of retirement income for older Americans: about 23 percent of people age 65 and older live in families that depend on Social Security benefits for 90 percent or more of their income. Another 25 percent receive at least half but less than 90 percent of their family income from Social Security. Reliance on Social Security increases with age, with nearly one third of …

AARP Missouri Welcomes Two New EC members

Posted on 08/7/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Volunteering Brenda E. Ladin of St. Louis, and Dennis C. Gibbons of Battlefield, have been selected to join the AARP Missouri Executive Council (EC). Eight members comprise the EC that serves in an advisory capacity and whose primary function is to help create and monitor the progress of an effective state plan to carry out AARP’s strategic priorities. “I am interested in AARP as a consumer and as a person looking to age well,” Ladin said. “From the Moonlight Ramble to …

Summit on Rural Health Care Planned for September

Posted on 08/4/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Community | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources The “Rural Health Care: It’s Effect on Rural Communities” conference will be held on September 15, 2015 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Columbia. The Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center, 3300 Vandiver Drive, will be the site of the meeting for health care professionals, rural health advocates, business and chamber leaders and lawmakers. There is no fee to attend, but registration is required no later than September 4 at http://mhanet.com or by calling 573.893.3700, ext. 1309. According to the …

Speakers Bureau Volunteers Convene

Posted on 07/31/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

About AARP | Community | Contact Us | Local Resources | Volunteering AARP Missouri “Speak Out!” speakers bureau volunteers who reside in the Kansas City area recently participated in an in-service meeting. The purpose was to connect with the AARP Missouri state office, discuss participation and motivation, share best practices and community engagement, and deliver self-critiqued mini presentations. The in-service was held in the AARP Missouri state office, commencing at 10 a.m. and concluding at 3 p.m. Meeting conveners were Speak Out! Presentation Coordinators Tonya Holmes and Marvin Sands, who are also …