AARP is working to make communities across Missouri more livable for residents of all ages. It’s supporting revamped transit stops, the installation of exercise equipment in public parks to promote healthy living, and a home renovation designed to let older adults live independently for as long as possible.
What is Livability? A livable community is safe and secure, has affordable and appropriate housing, diverse transportation options, and supportive community features and services. Once in place, these resources enhance the personal independence and health of community residents and enable residents of all ages to engage in a community's civic, economic and social life. Policy makers at the federal, state and local levels play a huge role in designing and maintaining cities, towns and neighborhoods so they are active places where residents of all ages can live, work and play.
As AARP Missouri looks ahead to the 2017 Missouri legislative session, several rate hike proposals by the state’s monopoly utilities are staring us in the face.
Sidney McCarther of Kansas City, MO has been selected Volunteer State President for AARP Missouri. In his new volunteer position, McCarther is charged with leading the AARP Missouri Executive Council and working in collaboration with State Director Craig Eichelman. McCarther will work with staff and other volunteers to establish strategic goals and objectives on a local level that is consistent with AARP’s national strategic framework. He will also serve as the principal AARP volunteer spokesperson in the state.
Today, Marvin Sands of Independence participated in the graduation ceremony for the AARP’s Volunteer Leadership Institute or VLI. He was joined by 32 other exceptional volunteers from all across the country. Richard Harwood, founder and president of the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, was a guest speaker.
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