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— “Be the Difference. Vote” is the theme of AARP’s voter education campaign. Every vote counts. Together, we can hold politicians accountable to critical issues like Medicare, Social Security, prescription drugs, caregiving and financial security. Pledge to be the difference and vote in the election this year. #pledge2vote To take the pledge today, visit www.aarp.org/pledge2vote

— AARP Missouri staff and volunteers were in attendance as the governor signed the CARE Act into law. The CARE Act, legislation supported by AARP, offers unpaid family caregivers needed support by requiring hospitals to record the name of the caregiver when their loved one is admitted, notifying the caregiver when their loved one is to be moved or discharged, and instructing the caregiver on the medical tasks they will  need to perform at home. Across Missouri, family caregivers spend over …

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— Join AARP in Missouri on Wednesday, July 18, at 10:00 am for a live tele-town hall event about voter engagement with Secretary of State, Jay Ashcroft. Attendees will be educated about the importance of voting in this year’s upcoming elections and gain a better understanding of Missouri’s voter ID laws. Be The Difference. Vote. To register to join us for this important event, sign up here, or stream it online: access.live/AARP-MO.  

— Get Helpful Guidance at Our Online Q&A Webinar Prepare to Care: Paying for Your Loved One’s Care Part 1: Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 6 – 6:30 p.m. CT Part 2: Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 6 – 6:30 p.m. CT It can happen suddenly. One day, a loved one might be relatively healthy. The next, they could be facing a serious — and costly — health challenge. Don’t wait for a crisis to occur before talking to your loved one about …

— By Tim Poor Zoia Martin has been taking care of her mother since 2008. “It’s very hard at times,” said Martin, particularly because her 80-year-old mother has Alzheimer’s disease, is blind and doesn’t sleep through the night. “You get exhausted from lack of sleep and rest,” she said. Although the stress can be overwhelming, Martin, of Cape Girardeau, is comforted by the knowledge that she’s not alone and that help is available. She attends Caregiving Conferences sponsored by AARP Missouri …

— Our Two-Part Online Q&A Session Can Help You Stay Up-to-Date Staying Connected, Competitive and Current in Your Career Part 1: Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 6 –6:30 p.m. CT Part 2: Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 6 – 6:30 p.m. CT From job search to daily job requirements, technology now plays a role in virtually every career. Have your skills kept pace? Maybe you’re looking to change careers or advance in your current job. Or perhaps you haven’t had a job in …

— 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 …

— The 2018 regular session is in the books!  AARP was there throughout the session working hard for our members and all Missourians. Read the highlights (and lows) below of what was a truly memorable year! CARE Act Passes the General Assembly! In the final day of the Missouri Legislative Session, Senate Bill 718, which contained the CARE Act, passed the Missouri General Assembly. On Monday, Brian Colby, government relations director for the Missouri Budget Project and a member of the …

— 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 …

— Our Special Online Sessions Can Help You Balance Them Juggling It All: Tips for Working Caregivers Part 1: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 6 – 6:30 p.m. CT Part 2: Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 6 – 6:30 p.m. CT Did you know that six out of 10 Americans are taking care of a loved one age 50 or older — and many are doing it while also trying to earn a living? You want to balance your caregiving responsibilities with everything …