— AARP members and their friends are invited to participate in hikes and bike rides in the St. Louis area from June through November. Trail Trekkers explores nature trails throughout the region. The hikes average three miles, and every participant gets a complimentary backpack. This month’s hike is Saturday, June 16, starting at 8 a.m., at Klondike Park. This month’s Boomers and Bikes ride is Saturday, June 23, 9 a.m.-noon, at Mississippi River Trail at Cliff Cave Park. The events are …

— AARP Missouri is hosting computer classes in the Kansas City* and St. Louis areas throughout 2018. The topics include online safety, Microsoft operating systems, how to use a smartphone or tablet, and social media. Technology is continually changing, and these classes can help Missourians learn how to use online tools to interact with family and friends, find a job and conduct personal business. The classes are free to AARP members and their guests, but registration is required. For more information …

— AARP’s annual policy solicitation process is open through July 31. Feedback from members and volunteers—on policies to support AARP’s social impact priorities of health security, financial resilience and personal fulfillment—is critical to ensuring AARP policies are forward-looking and flexible enough to fulfill our social mission across 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. AARP’s National Policy Council reviews input from members, volunteers, and staff and existing policy to develop recommendations to the AARP Board …

— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. dedicated his life to making the world a better place for all. At AARP, we are committed to ensuring that every generation has the power to advance the legacy of Dr. King to realize their dreams and reach their full potential. See the resources, tips and tools available at aarp.org/blackcommunity.  

— AARP Missouri “Speak Out!” speakers bureau volunteers who reside in the Kansas City area recently participated in an in-service meeting. The purpose was to connect with the AARP Missouri state office, discuss participation and motivation, share best practices and community engagement, and deliver self-critiqued mini presentations. The in-service was held in the AARP Missouri state office, commencing at 10 a.m. and concluding at 3 p.m. Meeting conveners were Speak Out! Presentation Coordinators Tonya Holmes and Marvin Sands, who are also …

Avoid scams and fraud - join the network now

— Live more comfortably – and avoid scams and frauds! AARP volunteer Dick and Sue Bossch discussed Home Fit and the AARP Fraud Watch Network with 165 individuals who stopped by the Senior Expo and Health Fair held at East Central College in Union. Exhibit visitors received information about Home Fit which provides “smart solutions for making your home comfortable, safe and a great fit.” The Fraud Watch Network information is helping arm people with tools they need to avoid fraud …