— 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!

— Once again, AARP in St. Louis is sponsoring the Moonlight Ramble—the longest-running nighttime bike ride in America. The 2017 ride will wind through downtown St. Louis by the light of the moon. Riders gather at Busch Stadium’s parking lot C on the evening of Saturday, Aug. 5, with check-in beginning at 9 p.m. for a ride that starts a minute past midnight. A leisurely ride rather than a race, the event has broad appeal for families as well as athletes. …

— Swing into summer with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in a lively celebration of several great women of song. The orchestra joins AARP in St. Louis in presenting a Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald & Ladies of Swing on Sunday, June 11, at 3 p.m. at Powell Hall, 718 N. Grand Blvd. AARP members and up to three guests are eligible for a 50 percent discount off the ticket price. The concert celebrates Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday and pays homage to other …

— Want to switch up your dinner routine? Each month, AARP and Hy-Vee host a hands-on cooking class just for you!  Are you looking to learn new cooking techniques and enjoy your creations? The monthly What’s Cookin’ with AARP classes at Hy-Vee are in full swing! These hands-on sessions are designed with you in mind. Bring your own experience in the kitchen to the table while you discover new recipes and healthy alternatives for your favorite traditional dishes. The classes are …

— There were bikes everywhere at the Third Annual Women’s Bike Summit on September 10 at St. Teresa’s Academy in Kansas City. AARP in Kansas City teamed with BikeWalk KC to present a program for women of all ages and backgrounds to discuss issues relevant to them as cyclists. During the summit, women gathered to learn more about biking with confidence, bicycle maintenance, and safety on the roadways. “It was a great event that also promoted camaraderie and demonstrated that AARP …

— Join AARP in Springfield for a FREE screening of Me Before You, the popular movie based on the book by Jojo Moyes. When: Monday, September 19, 2016 at 7 p.m. Where: The Palace Theatre, 2220 W. Chesterfield Blvd. The movie is aboue a young and quirky Louisa Clark who takes a job as a caregiver for Will Traynor, a wealthy young banker left paralyzed from an accident. Will’s cynical outlook starts to change when Louisa shows him that life is …

— At first, Laura Blase had little interest in participating in individual events at last year’s St. Louis Senior Olympics. She came out only to partner with her brother John, who was excited about the chance to throw a javelin again for the first time since college. But Laura, 55, competed in the football toss and won. She was able to enter other events, taking home 11 medals in all. “It ended up being a blast,” she said. “We made a …

— Hearing live music can be one of life’s most enjoyable and enriching experiences. It’s even better at a discount. On Friday, Feb. 12, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra presents “Lift Every Voice,” its annual celebration of Black History Month. AARP in St. Louis will offer a two-for-one discount to the first 100 members who order tickets for the 7:30 p.m. performance at Powell Hall. The orchestra, which has won seven Grammy Awards, will join forces with its 120-voice In Unison …

— Lawmakers are preparing to convene in January 2016 and AARP Missouri is asking the General Assembly to consider a measure called the CARE Act that could help and support the more than 700,000 family caregivers in the state. Under the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act, the critical role family caregivers play in keeping their loved ones out of costly institutions is recognized. “Caregivers across Missouri have a big job and this bill will support them when their loved ones …

— There are only four kinds of People in the World: Those who have been caregivers Those who are currently caregivers Those who will be caregivers Those who will need caregivers – Rosalynn Carter If you are caring for loved one now, you know how stressful this can be. But, take heart, AARP in St. Louis is planning something just for you! AARP Presents: Time Out for Caregiver Events AARP recognizes the stress that can fall on caregivers along with their …