— 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!

— 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 …

— 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

— 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 …

— By Tim Poor Dessa Paris has been cycling seriously for more than two decades, but it was just two years ago that she decided to share her passion with other older adults. The result was Boomers and Bikes, an AARP-sponsored program in which Paris leads cyclists age 50-plus on monthly scenic tours in the St. Louis area. The program, free for AARP members and guests, is great exercise for participants and also benefits Paris, 56. “It’s given me the opportunity …

— 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 …

— Looking for ways to help you or a relative age safely at home? AARP in St. Louis will offer ideas and innovations at the 37th annual Builders Home & Remodeling Show, Sept. 22-24 at the St. Charles Convention Center. Featuring more than 300 vendor booths, it’s the area’s largest fall home event. AARP in St. Louis, a sponsor of the show, will host a booth throughout the event that will focus on introducing HomeFit resources to attendees. AARP research consistently …

— AARP Missouri is cohosting a Caregivers Conference in St. Louis in cooperation with Christian Hospital Auxiliary and Christian Hospital Foundation. The event aims to support family caregivers and provide information about resources that can help with transportation, shopping, meal preparation and other needs. Amy Goyer, a caregiving expert and author of Juggling Life, Work and Caregiving, published by AARP and the American Bar Association, will deliver the keynote address. The conference is Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 …

— Want to know more about AARP’s involvement in your area? We hear you! And local websites are here to help. AARP’s national and state websites offer so much to our members, from helpful information on how to protect yourself from fraud, to ways you can plan and prepare for retirement. But the benefits don’t stop there, visit AARP’s local websites for a more focused look at you and your community, and what AARP is doing to improve it. Stay up …

— More than 22,000 Missourians reported they were victims of identity theft in 2015, giving the state the highest rate of complaints per capita in the nation. With Operation Stop Scams closely following this year’s April 18 tax filing deadline, the time is ripe for people to get rid of documents they no longer need. AARP Missouri is sponsoring free shredding events in Kansas City on April 22 and Springfield, April 29. Anyone can participate, but there is a limit of …