— Are you looking for a part-time job? AARP can connect you with employers who are looking for workers aged 50+. Register today for our free Online Career Fair: Spotlight on Part-Time Work, Thursday, January 26th. It’s a live, online event starting at 10 a.m. CT where you can upload a résumé, chat with hiring employers, and get tips to help you find a part-time job! You’ll have access to interactive webinar hosted by hiring employers and be able to play online games that …

—   When you hear the word symphony, you may only think classical music. But February 17th at 7:30PM, the St. Louis Symphony offers a special night celebrating African-American culture and traditions that have influenced the history of St. Louis, as well as cities around the world. Lift Every Voice will be an experience you won’t want to miss! The St. Louis Symphony represents one of the top five orchestras in the United States winning seven Grammy Awards. So prepare to …

— Looking for an easy way to have better health in the New Year? Then forget about taking drastic action and making massive changes. Having had your fill of holiday sweets may curb temptation for them now, but don’t give into the temptation of strict diets and massive exercise. Extremes will not deliver the better health that you are looking for. Instead, focus on baby steps to better health. Small actions add up over time. If you make small changes that …

— AARP in St. Louis is proud to present our first mini-film festival celebrating Black History Month! February 24th and 25th, AARP will present 3 films for members and their guests at the Galleria 6 Cinemas at the Galleria Mall in Richmond Heights.  These films celebrate the African American culture and the achievements of a small group of African American actors.  There’s even a film just for the young ones in our lives.  See list below of what films we’ll be …

— AARP Missouri successfully blocked a bill in 2016 that would have made consumers bear the risk of weather-related changes in utility costs. AARP members flooded their elected officials’ email inboxes and phone lines with messages opposing the legislation. Thanks to their efforts, and several state senators from both parties, the measure was defeated. But the big utilities will be back in 2017, pushing more aggressively for the same legislation. On another track, the state’s two largest utilities, Ameren and KCP&L, …

— 2 for 1 ticket offer!   New World Symphony   Shostakovich 15 January 21, 2017 8:00 PM Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 15 is full of musical references from his own works, plus an unexpected quote from William Tell Overture in the opening. Presented by The Thomas A. Kooyumjian Family Foundation Underwritten in part by the E. Nakamichi Foundation       Join AARP in St. Louis on January 21 at 8:00 pm at Powell Hall. AARP members and their guests are able to purchase tickets …

— As AARP Missouri looks ahead to the 2017 Missouri legislative session, several rate hike proposals by the state’s monopoly utilities are staring us in the face. Starting this month, Kansas City Power and Light (KCP&L) will have public hearings on their rate case to raise rates by an average of $9.00 per month for each residential customer. A similar proposal by Ameren Missouri will hold public hearings in January. Hearing dates are noted below for December KCP&L hearings and customers …

— By Tim Poor As a registered nurse who worked at a hospital for 22 years, Sandy Williams knows the importance of information for those who are responsible for caring for relatives discharged from the hospital. Often, she said, that information is lacking. “If you have a personal caregiver like a family member or a neighbor, they don’t know what they’re supposed to do,” said Williams, 71, of Joplin. “Those people need to know.” AARP Missouri is supporting legislation in the …

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— Scammers and con artists are busy at work! But don’t let your guard down…here are a few scam alerts to keep you safe and secure from crooks. Social Security: Don’t give you Social Security number over the phone if you didn’t initiate the call. You have no way of knowing who’s on the other end of the line. For instance, some cons may call posing as officials from the Social Security Administration, asking you to confirm your number. Likewise, beware …

— The holidays aren’t always the happiest time of year – especially if you’re dealing with the stress of being a family caregiver. Or what if, you’re a long-distance caregiver that will return home for the holidays? AARP is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association to present a very special webinar titled, “Caregiving & the Holidays: Signs, Expectations & Tips for Long-Distance Caregivers,” on Tuesday, December 6th at 2 pm CT Ruth Drew, who is Director of Family and Information Services at …