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— By Tim Poor In his 30 years as a pharmacist, state Sen. David Sater (R-Cassville) saw firsthand the hard choices that many people must make when they can’t afford the medicine they need. “They forgo buying medication because they need a new refrigerator or car repair,” he said. “They don’t have a lot of extra money, so when something comes up, something’s got to go.” That’s why Sater has been leading a drive in the state legislature to fully restore …

— Sign Up for Our Free Webinar on Avoiding Seasonal Fraud Seasons Cheatings: Protecting Yourself from Holiday Frauds & Scams Part 1: Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 6 p.m. CT Part 2: Thursday, December 13, 2018, 6 p.m. CT The holidays are coming—and so are the holiday scammers. Keep your money out of their hands by attending AARP’s free, two-part online question and answer event. You’ll learn how these criminals work, so you can protect you and yours from the sneakiest frauds …

— Register today for the live tele-town hall event with Frank Abagnale, fraud expert on Thursday, November 8 from 1:30pm – 2:30pm. Frank’s life was depicted in the movie Catch Me If You Can starring Leonardo DiCaprio. He will be informing us on how to avoid scams and protect our families from fraud. Click the link to register: access.live/AARP-MO

— On July 9, Missouri became the 40th state to pass the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable Act. Signed by Gov. Mike Parson (R), the law will support unpaid family caregivers by requiring hospitals to record their names when their loved ones are admitted; notify caregivers when their loved ones are moved or discharged; and instruct caregivers on the medical tasks they will need to perform at home. Missourians spend more than 700 million hours each year providing care for family members—a …

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— Join AARP in Missouri on Thursday, November 1, at 10:00am for a live tele-town hall event about voter engagement with Secretary of State, Jay Ashcroft. Attendees will be educated about the importance of voting in this year’s mid-term elections and gain a better understanding of Missouri’s Voter ID laws as you head to the polls on Tuesday, November 6. Be The Difference. Vote. To register to join us for this important event, sign up here, or stream it online: access.live/AARP-MO  

— AARP’s FREE Online Q&A Has Answers 2019 Health Insurance Marketplace: Your Questions Answered PART 1: Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 6 p.m. CT PART 2: Thursday, November 8, 2018, 6 p.m. CT If you need health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace during the 2019 enrollment period, you need to register for AARP’s online Q&A. Attending this free, two-part event will help clear up questions you might have about the government-run website that provides insurance options for those who don’t get …

— By Tim Poor In a close U.S. Senate race getting national attention, two-term Sen. Claire McCaskill (D), 65, is going up against state Attorney General Josh Hawley (R), 38, on Nov. 6. AARP asked the candidates for their views on key issues for 50-plus voters. AARP is nonpartisan and doesn’t recommend candidates. How would you improve service for Social Security recipients? McCaskill: We should be stressing customer service. Unfortunately, the current administration has advocated cutting services, despite the fact that …

— AARP Missouri Endorses Amendment 1   The 50+ Organization Stresses People Over Money in Politics   Kansas City, Missouri – AARP Missouri expressed their support for Ballot Amendment 1, the “Clean Missouri” amendment. “Americans 50 and older are the nation’s most powerful voting bloc,” said AARP Missouri Advocacy Director Jay Hardenbrook. “But even their voices are being drowned out by powerful interests trying to buy Missouri politics.” AARP Missouri boasts a membership of over 750,000 in the state of Missouri and …

—       AARP Poll: Findings Show Missouri’s 50-Plus Voters United in Concern Over Health Care and Financial Security   Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill has a 2% lead in the U.S. Senatorial Race Kansas City, Missouri – In a newly released AARP poll, Missouri voters age 50 and over are united in their concern over health care and personal finance issues. The poll found that health care and Social Security are critically important issues to 50-plus voters as they cast their ballots …

— This Q&A Webinar Offers Tips Anyone Can Use 10 Retirement Planning Quick Tips Online Q&A PART 1: Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 6 p.m. CT PART 2: Thursday, October 25, 2018 6 p.m. CT If you feel like it’s too late to save anything for retirement, AARP has some reassuring news for you: It’s not. Even if you’re behind schedule on retirement planning, there are still ways to grow your nest egg. A first step is to stop putting it off …