Impact of Transportation in St. Louis Topic of Seminar

Posted on 01/26/2016 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

How does St. Louis measure up when assessing safe, walkable streets; age-friendly housing and transportation options; access to needed services; and opportunities for residents to participate in community activities? You’re invited to hear the results and discussion about how the AARP Livability Index has scored St. Louis, with an emphasis on transportation, during a public seminar on Thursday, February 4 from 8:30 – 11:00 at the Embassy Suites Downtown St. Louis. The half-day seminar, titled Livability Matters: Transportation Choice and …

Regional Volunteer Director Announced for Large Region

Posted on 02/9/2016 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Since the design implementation of the Community, State and National Affairs (CSN), AARP Missouri is part of the Large Region group of states in the new structure. Missouri is joined by Arizona, Washington, Michigan, Indiana, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and New Jersey. Joyce LaValle has been selected to serve as the Regional Volunteer Director (RVD) of the Large Region. She has served on the AARP Washington Executive Council, and was a member of the Capitol Action Team in Olympia. She …

Volunteers Ready to Share Heart in Missouri Communities

Posted on 02/8/2016 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

  Volunteers from across the state, which included “Speak Out!” speakers bureau volunteers, and the newly formed Action Council that supports advocacy issues and policy issues, met in Columbia February 6th and 7th. A possible snow blizzard in mid-Missouri – that fortunately didn’t occur – drew 34 volunteers who participated in the day and a half issues briefing and “Table Talk” conversations about bureau administration and planning for 2016. A separate breakout session was orchestrated for the Action Council where …

What’s Cooking with AARP in Springfield

Posted on 02/8/2016 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Diane Hall, Community Outreach director for Springfield, is heating things up in Springfield – especially in the kitchen. Hall is spearheading the “What’s Cooking with AARP in Springfield” free cooking classes that are held at the Hy-Vee store. During 2016, each month will feature a thematic cooking class. Participants will enjoy the meal they prepare at the end of the evening and that they can replicate at home later. From 6 – 8 p.m., a maximum of 25 AARP members …

“BOLO” for Andrus Award Candidates

Posted on 02/8/2016 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

It’s not too early to Be On the Look Out for that deserving volunteer to nominate for the 2016 Missouri AARP Andrus Award for Community Service. AARP is committed to volunteer service that can be traced back to the organization’s founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, whose motto was “to serve, not to be served.” The annual Andrus Award for Community Service is AARP’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award. It recognizes individuals who are sharing their experience, talent and skills …

Selma – A Story of a Movement

Posted on 02/2/2016 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

In recognition of Black History Month, AARP in St. Louis is offering a special opportunity for members and their guests. Join us for a free screening of “Selma”, a film that’s a chronicle of Martin Luther King’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. The free screening of “Selma” will take place on Saturday, February 27 at 1:00 pm at the Regal St. Louis Mills Stadium 18 in Hazelwood. Click …

AARP in St. Louis at the St. Louis Symphony in February

Posted on 02/2/2016 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

AARP members and guests are cordially invited to spend the evenings of February 14th and 20th, 2016 enjoying the music of the St. Louis Symphony. AARP has once again teamed with the St. Louis Symphony to offer two for one tickets.   Las Vegas Valentine’s Songbook Sunday, February 14, 2016   3:00 pm This Valentine’s Day, bring your sweetheart to hear legendary hits from the Las Vegas songbook with the STL Symphony. Bringing the sounds of the Strip to Powell …