Jazz trumpet player
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.
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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.
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AARP Missouri will push during the 2022 legislative session for allowing essential family caregivers access to long-term care facilities, even if other visitors are barred because of COVID-19 risk.
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AARP Missouri's free online Moving It! sessions offer Zumba Lite, Tai Chai, Yoga and more.
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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.
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Despite pandemic, the free tax-prep program is still available. Options are a hybrid of online and socially distanced service providing.
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Older Missourians have good access to affordable long-term care, but the quality of those services ranks near the bottom of states nationwide, according to a new analysis issued by AARP Foundation and supporting organizations.
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AARP is working to make communities across Missouri more livable for residents of all ages. It’s supporting revamped transit stops, the installation of exercise equipment in public parks to promote healthy living, and a home renovation designed to let older adults live independently for as long as possible.
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The law, passed with the strong backing of AARP Missouri, assists those who look after family members, and also helps reduce hospital readmissions.
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AARP is backing a bill that would help workers save money from their paychecks. Other legislative priorities include property-tax reassessment, utility rates, home- and community-based services, and protecting the circuit breaker tax credit.
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