— Taking care of a loved one isn’t always a walk in the park. Family caregiving means juggling many areas of help—personal, financial, medical, and more. Now you can talk to others dealing with the same issues. AARP’s Caregiving Q&A Webcasts are hosted by Dr. Jean Accius, a nationally recognized expert on aging policy, livable communities and long-term services. Register today to ask questions and learn about the issues important to you. How to Manage the Daily Needs of Your Loved One Tuesday, August …

— Learn simple steps to increase your online security Are you an easy target for online hackers or scammers? By learning some simple steps to secure your phone, increase your online safety and recognize scams, you reduce your risk of becoming the next victim. That’s why it’s a smart move to attend AARP’s Online Safety Workshop. In this live, one-hour online event, you’ll be guided by your workshop host as you learn the latest in online safety. You’ll also learn about …

— Want to know more about AARP’s involvement in your area? We hear you! And local websites are here to help. AARP’s national and state websites offer so much to our members, from helpful information on how to protect yourself from fraud, to ways you can plan and prepare for retirement. But the benefits don’t stop there, visit AARP’s local websites for a more focused look at you and your community, and what AARP is doing to improve it. Stay up …

— Learn how to create a family plan and find the support you need You may care for someone full time, 24/7. Or you may help someone with driving or grocery shopping a couple times a week. Either way, you’re a caregiver. And AARP’s caregiving expert, Amy Goyer, is here to guide you on your journey during the Online CAREversations Workshop. It’s a live, interactive event, so it’s the perfect way for busy people like you to access expert advice, interact …

— By John Reinhart When helping older Missourians understand how to avoid fraud, the first piece of advice Sidney McCarther gives is simple: If it’s too good to be true, it probably is. McCarther, 75, of Kansas City, is the state president of AARP Missouri. In this volunteer role, he makes frequent appearances throughout the state on behalf of AARP’s speakers bureau to talk about the prevalence of scams and how to avoid them. “There are so many scammers out there,” …

— Once again, AARP in St. Louis is sponsoring the Moonlight Ramble—the longest-running nighttime bike ride in America. The 2017 ride will wind through downtown St. Louis by the light of the moon. Riders gather at Busch Stadium’s parking lot C on the evening of Saturday, Aug. 5, with check-in beginning at 9 p.m. for a ride that starts a minute past midnight. A leisurely ride rather than a race, the event has broad appeal for families as well as athletes. …

— For two years, AARP Missouri has fought for legislation that could help family caregivers when a relative is in a hospital or about to come home. The bill stalled in committee in 2016 and 2017. Under the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act, hospitals would record family caregivers’ contact information, keep them informed when their loved one is about to be transferred or discharged, and instruct them about medical care needed at home. At least 38 states have enacted similar …

— The 2017 Missouri Legislative Session has come to an end.  Since January, the latest crop of legislators has been working with the new governor, Eric Greitens, to push forward their vision for the State of Missouri.  It became evident early in the session that AARP would be in the position of defending our lower income members from cuts to services or increased state taxes. View the AARP Missouri End of Session WrapUp 2017.

— Do you know an exceptional 50+ volunteer in Missouri? Show your appreciation by nominating him or her for the 2017 AARP Missouri Andrus Award for Community Service. AARP’s most prestigious Missouri volunteer award recognizes individuals who are sharing their experience, talent and skills in ways that significantly enrich the lives of others. The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding individuals who are making a powerful difference in their communities in ways that advance AARP’s mission, vision, and commitment …

— Join us for free webinars and live chats on how to use the latest tech tools. Technology can help you connect with friends and family, drive more safely, control home automation, search for jobs, care for loved ones, learn new skills, and more. But there’s so much new “tech” that it can be hard to keep track of it and how it can help you. Register for AARP’s Online Technology Fair and gain access to free live webinars, video chats …