— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Missouri. We hope you’ll join us!

— The race for Kansas City’s next mayor is heating up. Two candidates, Jolie Justus and Quinton Lucas, are in the running to replace Sly James as the next Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri when his term ends this year. AARP is working to ensure that the candidates address livability issues that are top of mind for Kansas City voters, including housing, transportation, and pedestrian safety. What is Livability? A livable community is safe and secure, has affordable and appropriate housing, …

— Learn essential networking and interviewing skills at our free, two-part webinar. Sharpening Your Networking & Interview Skills Part 1: Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Part 2: Thursday, June 6, 2019, 6 p.m. CT No matter your skills or experience, getting the job often comes down to two critical factors: 1. Who you know, and 2. How you handle yourself in an interview. AARP’s free, two-part webinar, Sharpening Your Networking and Interview Skills, was created to help you hone …

— Learn about ways to avoid illegal robocalls and phone scams in this free, two-part webinar. Who’s Really on the Line? Fending Off Illegal Robocalls & Spoofing Part 1: Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Part 2: Thursday, May 23, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Robocalls have become an epidemic—there were nearly 48 billion of them in 2018 and phone scams are on the rise as well. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to protect yourself and your family from …

— By Tim Poor  Larry Cork, 76, a retired software instructor and Air Force officer who had taught college-level courses, was looking for a volunteer opportunity when he found one that combined his skills—DIY TEK, an AARP program that teaches older adults how to use smartphones and other devices. “The biggest problem students have is, they’re not familiar with the applications,” he said. “Some don’t want to read the instructions. A lot just need someone to talk them through it.” Now …

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— 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 …

— Attend AARP’s free, two-part webinar to find out how. Tips for Working Caregivers from Working Caregivers Part 1: Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Part 2: Thursday, May 9, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Are you trying to balance caring for an aging or disabled loved one while working full or part time? Get the tips, ideas and support you need at AARP’s free, two-part webinar. Register today to get answers from AARP experts, a working family caregiver like you …

— AARP in Kansas City is working with the Midwest Genealogy Center to teach people how to discover their family roots. Participants who take the free class will learn the fundamentals of beginning a genealogical research project, including organization and how to search census information, vital records and other public data. The class will take place Saturday, April 27, at 10:30 a.m., at the Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee’s Summit Road, in Independence. Registration is required. Check aarp.org/kansascity for information …

— Find out what you can already be doing to prepare at our free, two-part webinar. Retirement Planning: Top Tips to Get or Stay on Track Part 1: Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Part 2: Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Are you making the right decisions today for a better retirement down the road? You can and AARP is here to help you get on track with your retirement plans. Simply register now for our free, two-part …

— By Tim Poor Bobbie Butterly still wanted to play a meaningful role in her community after retirement, so the former accountant embraced the same passion that fueled her career: numbers. “I love numbers,” she said. “They provide answers.” Butterly found her answer in volunteering for AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, a national program that provides free tax help to people who may not be able to afford a professional service. “The life of leisure is great, but I wanted to get back …

— Attend AARP’s Free Webinar to Find Out How Social Security – Your Questions Answered Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 6 p.m. CT You’ve earned your Social Security retirement benefits. Make sure you get everything you’ve got coming to you by attending the first in a series of free Social Security webinars from AARP. Register for this session to get straightforward answers to questions like: When should I claim my benefits to get a larger monthly check? Will working after retirement affect …