On the Road to Safer Driving

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

AGE-FRIENDLY | Home & Family | Local Resources | Volunteering By Tim Poor The freedom to drive is not something Charlene Wall takes for granted anymore. Three years ago she was hospitalized with a serious illness. Doctors feared brain damage and advised Wall’s kids to take away her car keys. “I like being able to jump in the car and drive whenever I like,” said Wall, 61, of Chesterfield. After occupational therapy, she recovered and eventually was able to drive again, but she recalled that it was a struggle. “Fighting …

Ride, Walk ‘n Eat with the AARP Breakfast Bunch

Posted on 02/24/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Community | Health & Wellbeing AARP is pleased to announce it is teaming up with Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) to help further promote both transit and walking through CMT’s Ten Toe Express Walk Program. AARP members and their guests will get to experience first-hand just how easy it is to integrate walking with public transit use to get around the St. Louis region, while also enjoying the many health and wellness benefits of doing so. Those taking part in the Ten Toes spring session …

St. Louis Symphony Presents Brewer Sings Wagner

Posted on 02/23/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Uncategorized AARP members and guests are cordially invited to spend the evening of March 6th enjoying the talents of famed soprano Christine Brewer and Bruckner’s Third Symphony. Brewer is a Grammy Award-winning American artist who was named one of the top 20 sopranos of all time. She is acclaimed for her range, power and control of any stage where she performs. All of her singing attributes make her a favorite and highly sought-after recording artist. Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 3 was …

Woof! Woof! It’s a Canine Contest to Benefit SAGE Metro St. Louis

Posted on 02/23/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Uncategorized Join SAGE Metro St. Louis and AARP on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the The Koken Art Factory, 2500 Ohio Street in downtown St. Louis, for the Friends of Toto canine competition from 1-5 p.m. If your dog has a special flair for fashion, can perform a unique trick, sing or talk up a storm, pass as your twin, has an unusual mug, or is the “best in show,” this competition is for you both! The audience will vote by …

It’s Time to Join Team AARP

Posted on 02/23/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Community | Health & Wellbeing Have you signed up for Team AARP yet?  Now is the time to do so!  Even though the Senior Olympics are not until May we are getting a head start with some exciting additions to this year’s activities. This year, AARP in St. Louis will offer Team AARP competitors a kick-off diet and nutrition workshop as well as a training workshop in preparation for the Olympic games. “By adding these new components, we hope to provide Team AARP participants a …

Marvin Sands Graduates from AARP VLI

Posted on 02/20/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

About AARP Today, Marvin Sands of Independence participated in the graduation ceremony for the AARP’s Volunteer Leadership Institute or VLI.    He was joined by 32 other exceptional volunteers from all across the country.  Richard Harwood, founder and president of the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, was a guest speaker. VLI is a rigorous and innovative training opportunity launched by AARP in December 2012 to mobilize highly skilled and motivated AARP volunteers to the next level of volunteer leadership.  This third VLI class …