Missouri Legislative Session 2018 – February 23rd Update

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-02-23T16:49:00+00:00">February 23, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-02-23T17:48:28+00:00">February 23, 2018</time> by AARP Missouri

Wednesday, January 3rd, the members of the  Missouri General Assembly called themselves into session. Many issues face them this year including a looming budget deficit and many Missourians still without access to prescription drug assistance through the MO Rx Program or Home and Community Based Services through the Missouri Medicaid Program, known as MO HealthNet. Check this webpage on Fridays for weekly updates.  AARP Missouri is working for you in Jeff City!   House CARE Act Referred to Committee House …

2017 Missouri Legislative Session Wrap-Up

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-05-19T12:05:17+00:00">May 19, 2017</time> by AARP Missouri

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.

2017 Andrus Award for Community Service Nominees Sought

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-05-17T13:33:05+00:00">May 17, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-05-17T13:35:38+00:00">May 17, 2017</time> by AARP Missouri

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 …

12.6 Million Americans Were Scammed Last Year: Don’t Be a Victim

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2016-10-21T10:16:00+00:00">October 21, 2016</time><time class="updated" datetime="2016-10-21T11:49:36+00:00">October 21, 2016</time> by AARP Missouri

Every three seconds, someone is a victim of identity theft and fraud. That’s why AARP Missouri is creating events to help prevent con artists from committing these criminal acts against you. AARP in Kansas City teamed with the Kansas City Police Department to host a free paper shredding event on September 24. AARP members and the general public were invited to drop off sensitive documents that needed shredding for confidentiality reasons. To keep abreast of activities in Kansas City, visit …

What’s Cooking with AARP classes are a big hit

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2016-10-19T13:03:27+00:00">October 19, 2016</time><time class="updated" datetime="2016-10-19T13:03:57+00:00">October 19, 2016</time> by AARP Missouri

Yum, yum, yum! Every month, AARP in Kansas City and Springfield offers free cooking classes for members and their guests at select local Hy-Vee store kitchens. With a theme each month, participants prepare meals – that they later enjoy – and take home the recipes so meals can be prepared later in the comfort of their homes. Limited to 25 – 30 people, the cooking classes are led by certified dietitians. “The purpose of the cooking sessions is to introduce …

Bike, bikes, bikes

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2016-10-19T12:47:31+00:00">October 19, 2016</time><time class="updated" datetime="2016-10-19T12:50:45+00:00">October 19, 2016</time> by AARP Missouri

There were bikes everywhere at the Third Annual Women’s Bike Summit on September 10 at St. Teresa’s Academy in Kansas City. AARP in Kansas City teamed with BikeWalk KC to present a program for women of all ages and backgrounds to discuss issues relevant to them as cyclists. During the summit, women gathered to learn more about biking with confidence, bicycle maintenance, and safety on the roadways. “It was a great event that also promoted camaraderie and demonstrated that AARP …

AARP Missouri is working to save you money!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2016-10-19T12:34:50+00:00">October 19, 2016</time><time class="updated" datetime="2016-10-21T11:51:05+00:00">October 21, 2016</time> by AARP Missouri

In the last legislature, the state’s monopoly utility companies were working the halls of the capitol trying to raise rates on Missourians.  AARP Missouri fought back and won.  Even now, these same companies are arguing in front of the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) to try to raise rates through regulation – and AARP Missouri is there, fighting for you.  For years, monopoly utility companies in Missouri have had bill paying stations located on-site at predatory payday lenders.  It was …

Join AARP in St. Louis for Ten Toe Express walk on November 12th

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2016-08-30T18:28:34+00:00">August 30, 2016</time><time class="updated" datetime="2016-10-19T14:00:27+00:00">October 19, 2016</time> by AARP Missouri

As the lead sponsor of the Citizens for Modern Transit Ten Toe Express program, we have the great opportunity to offer special walks to our members and their guests.  Our walks, like Ten Toe Express, incorporate public transit and walking along with opportunity to meet exceptional people while having fun! To the Market – Saturday, November 12th at 9:00 a.m. – This special walk is for adults only.  We will take the MetroLink to Soulard Market and learn how to …

Moonlight Fun!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2016-08-30T13:54:32+00:00">August 30, 2016</time> by AARP Missouri

Another great Moonlight Ramble event took place on Saturday, August 20th.  AARP in St. Louis was the title sponsor and took the opportunity to provide several fun activities for all in attendance. A photo booth for all participants to get a commemorative photo was made available by AARP. Participants that participated in our Listening Post that asked ‘Why do you ride a bike?’ had the opportunity to spin the prize wheel. By the way, the winning answer for that question …

Funding sources are falling behind in addressing the needs of the growing numbers of St. Louis area seniors

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2016-08-30T11:56:25+00:00">August 30, 2016</time><time class="updated" datetime="2016-08-30T12:09:50+00:00">August 30, 2016</time> by AARP Missouri

Seniors Count of Greater St. Louis is a local initiative supported by a coalition of community organizations and eldercare agencies. The mission of Seniors Count is to address the quickly growing gap between the needs of seniors and available resources in our community.  Our population is rapidly aging, especially as the Baby Boomer generation reaches retirement age. Perhaps you have heard of this as the “silver tsunami”; by 2030, the number of people age 65 and older in St Louis …