AARP Missouri Is Now Accepting Nominations for the 2019 Andrus Award

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-04-15T16:20:25-04:00">April 15, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-04-17T15:55:36-04:00">April 17, 2019</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>4 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="">Missouri</a></span></div></section> </div>

Do you know a volunteer, over the age of 50, who’s made a significant impact on your community? Now’s your chance to get them recognized – nominate that volunteer superstar for AARP’s most prestigious community service award. The AARP Andrus Award for Community Service, named after AARP’s founder Ethel Percy Andrus, aims to shine a light on outstanding local volunteers who donate their skills, time and love to their communities. AARP Missouri will be accepting nominations until July 15, 2019, and …

GrandFamily Informational Gathering in Sedalia

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-08-25T17:36:00-04:00">August 25, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-09-17T17:57:51-04:00">September 17, 2018</time> by AARP Missouri

GrandFamily Informational Gathering: Addressing issues facing relatives acting as parents Saturday, October 13 10:00 am -1:00 pm Salvation Army Conference Room 1200 E Broadway Sedalia, Missouri Includes free lunch for the family! Session topics for the day include: Grandparenting with Love & Logic Legal Issues/Options and much more! Childcare provided with recreational activities on-site. Pre-registration is required by October 5. To register please call the Pettis County MU Extension Office at 660-827-0591.   Event sponsors include: Valley of Hope Grandparents …

Missouri Legislative Session Wrap-Up 2018

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-05-24T16:17:00-04:00">May 24, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-05-24T17:19:10-04:00">May 24, 2018</time> by AARP Missouri

The 2018 regular session is in the books!  AARP was there throughout the session working hard for our members and all Missourians. Read the highlights (and lows) below of what was a truly memorable year! CARE Act Passes the General Assembly! In the final day of the Missouri Legislative Session, Senate Bill 718, which contained the CARE Act, passed the Missouri General Assembly. On Monday, Brian Colby, government relations director for the Missouri Budget Project and a member of the …

2018 Andrus Award for Community Service Nominees Sought

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-04-25T13:48:00-04:00">April 25, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-06-29T15:07:36-04:00">June 29, 2018</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>4 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="">Missouri</a></span></div></section> </div>

Do you know an exceptional 50+ volunteer in Missouri? Show your appreciation by nominating him or her for the 2018 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 …

Missouri Needs the CARE Act

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-03-20T12:52:00-04:00">March 20, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-03-20T13:51:16-04:00">March 20, 2018</time> by AARP Missouri

The CARE Act is imperative for Missouri Families and it is important that it passes during the 2018 Missouri Legislative Session. Missouri families will benefit if the CARE Act becomes law. Learn more below. What will “the 2018 Missouri CARE Act do? “The 2018 Missouri CARE Act” recognizes the critical role family caregivers play in keeping their loved ones out of costly institutions. The bill includes three commonsense steps: Designate: A patient has the opportunity to designate and record a …

Spring Into Fitness with Aging Matters in Cape Girardeau

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-02-27T14:30:20-04:00">February 27, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-02-27T14:54:43-04:00">February 27, 2018</time> by AARP Missouri

SPRING INTO FITNESS 2018! March 20-April 10 • Tuesdays, 9-10:30 am Please join Aging Matters in Cape Girardeau for a four-part health and wellness series at the St. Francis Medical Center focused on improving your health. Each program will include a fun activity followed by a presentation by a local expert. March 20 • Spring Into Action Activity: Gearing Up — Details, Pedometers, Charts and Books Presentation: Spring Into Action: Balance and Fall Prevention Steven Logel, Senior Physical Therapist with …

2017 Missouri Legislative Session Wrap-Up

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-05-19T12:05:17-04:00">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.

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

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2016-10-21T10:16:00-04:00">October 21, 2016</time><time class="updated" datetime="2016-10-21T11:49:36-04:00">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="2016-10-19T13:03:27-04:00">October 19, 2016</time><time class="updated" datetime="2016-10-19T13:03:57-04:00">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="2016-10-19T12:47:31-04:00">October 19, 2016</time><time class="updated" datetime="2016-10-19T12:50:45-04:00">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 …