Pick Up a Passport to Healthy Living

Posted on 05/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing By Ralph Richberg A bronze statue of civic leader and businesswoman Anne Case Drummond sitting on a bench overlooks the lake that bears her name in the Springfield Botanical Gardens at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park. What is she holding in her lap? That’s one of 26 questions in the Passport to Healthy Living, a collaborative project of AARP Missouri, the city of Springfield, the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, the Springfield-Greene County Library District and the Community Partnership of the Ozarks. …

Audit Streets, Sidewalks to Help Pedestrians

Posted on 05/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Community | Health & Wellbeing | Volunteering AARP Missouri is working with communities in the Kansas City area this month to make their streets and sidewalks more walkable. Volunteers toting clipboards and cameras are canvassing their neighborhoods to assess traffic, evaluate road conditions and note improvements needed in sidewalks, crosswalks and signage. The volunteers plan to share this information with municipal leaders and transportation planners to improve pedestrian safety. Anyone can conduct a community walk audit in his or her hometown, often in less than an hour. …

Take Me Out to the Ballgame…

Posted on 04/28/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Local Resources AARP in St. Louis will have 2 opportunities for members and their family and friends to purchase discounted tickets to River City Rascals and Gateway Grizzlies games this summer.  Check out more details and how to get tickets. The Grizzlies and the Rascals are part of the Frontier League, an independent professional baseball league that consists of 14 teams throughout the Midwest.  We are fortunate to have two of those teams right here in the St. Louis region.   The operation …

St. Louis Food & Friends

Posted on 04/28/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Community Join AARP in St. Louis for the Breakfast Bunch (part of the Ten Toe Express program) where we visit a different St. Louis eatery for breakfast each Saturday through June 20th.  The Eclipse in University City was our first destination which proved to be a yummy choice.  Check out our other destinations and how to register. Led by AARP volunteers Loretta Davis and Mabel Mixon, AARP members and their friends utilize the MetroLink and their ’ten toes’ to get to …

Root, Root, Root for the Home Team

Posted on 04/28/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Uncategorized Join AARP in St. Louis at the 2015 St. Louis Senior Olympics May 21st – 26th and cheer on Team AARP!  This group of athletes will have the opportunity to compete in over 90 different individual and team events throughout the St. Louis region.  The 50 Team AARP athletes will be competing in events from Washers to Golf.  Learn more about the event and some of our athletes. Team AARP members range in age from 50 to 92 and reside …

Walkers: Join the AARP Breakfast Bunch

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Community | Home & Family Here’s a way to exercise, socialize and realize the benefits of public transportation in the greater St. Louis area. AARP has partnered with Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) to sponsor the Ten Toe Express walking program. In its ninth year, the program helps older people learn about the MetroLink system by combining ridership with an activity such as shopping, exploring or grabbing a meal. The AARP Breakfast Bunch was formed especially for the 12-week spring portion of “Ten Toe” to …