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Speak Out! Volunteer Bureay
AARP offers real possibilities with the volunteer speakers bureau, Speak Out!

The AARP Missouri volunteer speakers bureau, "Speak Out!" has a number of interesting presentations for audiences in select areas of Missouri. If you would like to have one of our volunteers address your group, send an online request form to: http://formsmarts.com/form/xfw. Please allow four weeks advance notice in requesting a speaker and your group must have a minimum of  20 individuals who will attend.

If you have questions, please feel free to send an email to aarpmo@aarp.org.

Topics Offered

Keys to Safe Driving + Medications and YOU: There are many factors involved in safe driving. However, one that is almost always overlooked is taking medications and then getting behind the wheel. This presentation covers that aspect of safe driving as well as others that “behind the wheelers” need to be aware of to keep our communities safe.

Home Fit: Information and tips for a comfortable, safe and livable home. The presentation includes a free guidebook, home assessment checklist, and brochure.

Staying Sharp: Aging Wisely (Brain Health): Focused attention. Increased brain speed. Improved memory. Enhanced cognitive skills. This presentation will introduce you to “brain health” and share tips and suggestions for staying sharp as aging occurs.

Caregivers and Caring for the Caregiver: Who is the caregiver? Sons, daughters, friends, and relatives. This session defines the caregiver and provides tips on how to caregivers can take care of themselves as they care for loved ones.

We Need to Talk...: This presentation is designed to help people hold sensitive and successful conversations with family members and friends when they are concerned about the person’s driving safety. Tips, guidance and resources are a focus of this session.

The Ethel Percy Andrus Story and About AARP: From a chicken coop in California to an organization nearly 40 million strong, this is the story of AARP and founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus. Learn what makes AARP “tick” and about volunteering that supports the motto, “To serve, not to be served.”

GrandFamilies: A New Tradition (Grandparents Raising Grandchildren): In Missouri, more than 100,000 children are being raised by grandparents. Learn about resources and partnerships that help parents for the second time navigate a new world of responsibilities and challenges.

 10 Steps to Retirement: Financial security is critical to a comfortable quality of life, yet many people feel overwhelmed and do not know where to start when it comes to planning. This presentation will help individuals learn the steps in planning for retirement at any age.

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