Advocates say the state’s long-term care ombudsman program, which advocates on behalf of residents in nursing homes and other care facilities, is chronically underfunded and needs more money to hire staff and train volunteers.
From swing to bebop, music has long flourished in Kansas City, fueled early on by local officials’ decision to turn a blind eye to violations of the nation’s reigning Prohibition laws. Nightclubs—and jazz—proliferated.
As part of its Livable Communities initiative, AARP Missouri is helping to update a Metro Link light rail stations in the region—adding seasonal plantings, shade canopies and other improvements. Additional livability projects include an exercise park and a push for expanded high-speed internet.
One in 8 older Missourians struggle with food insecurity—a problem exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis. AARP is partnering with Feeding Missouri, a statewide coalition of six food banks, to ensure those in need know about available resources.