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— 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 …

— Attend AARP’s Free, Two-Part Webinar Medicare: Your Questions Answered PART 1: Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 6 p.m. CT PART 2: Thursday, October 18, 2018 6 p.m. CT The better you understand Medicare, the smarter decisions you can make about it—no matter if you’re enrolling for the first time or getting ready to make changes to your coverage. AARP’s free, two-part webinar helps you get answers and understand your options right when you need it—at the start of the Medicare annual …

— Attend Our Free Webinar to Get All the Answers Social Security, Your Questions Answered PART 1: Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 6 p.m. CT PART 2: Thursday, September 27, 2018 6 p.m. CT You’ve worked your whole life and now you can start thinking about your retirement options. But when should you claim your Social Security retirement benefits to get the biggest check? And how do you get the money coming in the first place? It can be a confusing process. …

— 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 …

— Get Information on the Skills to Get Your Next Job Attend AARP’s live online workshop Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 6-7 p.m. CT When it comes to finding a new job, everyone could improve their networking and interview skills—especially in today’s ultra-competitive market. The good news is, there are some tips and ideas that can help you stand out from the crowd and secure the position you want. Sharpening Your Networking and Interview Skills is a live online workshop based on …