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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 …

— 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, …

— 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 …

— Learn How to Leverage Your Skills and Experience at AARP’s Free, Two-Part Webinar Age-Proof Your Career: A Two-Part Interactive Webinar Part 1: Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Part 2: Thursday, March 7, 2019, 6 p.m. CT As an experienced worker, you have years of expertise and advanced skills to offer. Whether you’re looking for a new job, working to advance in your company or thinking about a career change, you want to increase your competitiveness with confidence. Sign …

— Learn How to Avoid Their Scams at AARP’s Free, Two-Part Webinar The Imposters: Keeping Yourself Safe from Scammers Part 1: Valentines, Candy & Online Romance Scams, Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Part 2: It’s not the Government Calling: Protecting Yourself from Government Impostors, Thursday, February 7, 2019, 6 p.m. CT They’re two-faced—someone who pretends to be something they’re not for a secret reason. And they’re out to steal your money. Experts call them the imposters. They could be …

— JEFFERSON CITY – Today AARP Missouri presented the Capitol Caregiver Award to Senator Scott Sifton (D-St. Louis County) for his work on passing the CARE Act into law during the 2018 session. The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act will ensure that when a patient is admitted into the hospital or ambulatory surgical center they can designate a family caregiver in their medical record and that person will be contacted upon discharge and will receive instruction of the after-care tasks …