AARP Kansas

Mary Tritsch

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Mary Tritsch is the Associate State Director of Communications at AARP Kansas. ksaarp@aarp.org

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Join AARP Kansas at Riverfest 2016

Posted on 05/25/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mtritsch/" title="Posts by Mary Tritsch" rel="author">Mary Tritsch</a> | AARP Kansas |

AARP Kansas is pleased to be a sponsor of the 2016 Riverfest celebration in Wichita. The festival will take place from June 3 through June 11 by the river in downtown Wichita. Be sure to join AARP on Tuesday, June 7 as we salute the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces at 7:45 on the RedGuard Stage. There will be a moment of Reflection to pay tribute to all those who have served our country through the military. …

AARP and Microsoft Offer Free Computer Classes

Posted on 05/24/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mtritsch/" title="Posts by Mary Tritsch" rel="author">Mary Tritsch</a> | AARP Kansas |

Ever wish you could communicate better with e-mail or Skype? Have you wondered about online safety and cloud computing? AARP and the Microsoft Store are teaming up to provide FREE classes that will help you bridge the digital divide. Classes will be held at the Microsoft Store in Oak Park Mall. There will be computers that you can use, and coffee and pastries will be provided. All classes are from 10:00 am to 11:00 am and doors open at 9:30 …

AARP Kansas Officially Opens New Topeka Office

Posted on 05/23/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mtritsch/" title="Posts by Mary Tritsch" rel="author">Mary Tritsch</a> | AARP Kansas |

  AARP Kansas staff, and volunteers from across the state, were joined by members of the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new state office location on Friday, May 20th.  The new office is located at 6220 SW 29th Street, Suite 300 in Topeka. It’s near the corner of 29th and Wanamaker and shares the building with the Community Blood Bank. The AARP Kansas state office was formerly located in downtown Topeka at 6th and …

Nominate a Volunteer Who Makes a Difference in your Community

Posted on 05/16/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mtritsch/" title="Posts by Mary Tritsch" rel="author">Mary Tritsch</a> | AARP Kansas |

  Every year AARP Kansas recognizes an outstanding volunteer in our state with The Andrus Award. The Andrus Award for Community Service honors volunteers who  spark change and improve their communities one act at a time. The award honors the spirit of AARP’s founder, Ethel Percy Andrus, who started AARP when she found a retired educator in need. The Kansas recipient in 2015 was Robert J. “Bob” Roberts, who is an AARP advocacy volunteer and a member of the Pittsburg AARP chapter. …

Sending Mom Flowers for Mother’s Day? Don’t Get Scammed!

Posted on 05/6/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mtritsch/" title="Posts by Mary Tritsch" rel="author">Mary Tritsch</a> | AARP Kansas |

Mother’s day is almost here! If you are thinking about scheduling last minute flower deliveries beware! With thousands of online flowers being ordered, crooks have hit a new low of setting up fake online flower shops, and then promoting then all over the internet. They attract buyers by claiming to have cheap prices, but in reality are just taking your credit card info and, you guessed it, not delivering flowers. Make sure to research the seller. Do your homework and …

AARP Kansas Continues to Fight for Passage of the CARE ACT

Posted on 04/21/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mtritsch/" title="Posts by Mary Tritsch" rel="author">Mary Tritsch</a> | AARP Kansas |

Charity cares for her grandmother, Joan, who suffered a severe stroke several years ago. Charity, along with other family members, helps take care of Joan so she can remain in her own home. While difficult at times, Charity wouldn’t have it any other way. Charity is not alone. She is just one of 345,000 family caregivers across Kansas who work tirelessly caring for older parents and grandparents, spouses, friends, or other loved ones so that they can continue living independently, …

Disaster Preparedness – Ways to Keep You and Your Family Safe

Posted on 04/18/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mtritsch/" title="Posts by Mary Tritsch" rel="author">Mary Tritsch</a> | AARP Kansas |

Disasters strike without warning.  Whether it’s hurricanes, tornadoes, fires or floods – being prepared is the key to keeping yourself and your loved ones safe in a crisis. On the next AARP Live on Thursday, April 21 at 9 p.m. CDT, AARP Oklahoma state director, Sean Voskuhl , AARP Wisconsin state director, Sam Wilson and AARP Alabama volunteer, Sherry Kolodziejczak will discuss ways you can prepare yourself for an emergency.  They’ll share the latest guidance from FEMA, explain how technology can …

We Want YOU — To Volunteer With AARP Kansas

Posted on 04/14/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mtritsch/" title="Posts by Mary Tritsch" rel="author">Mary Tritsch</a> | AARP Kansas |

  Volunteers are a critical resource for AARP and the work we do to make a positive impact on the lives of others right here in Kansas. The AARP Kansas office is looking for volunteers who are interested in working on a variety of issues that are important to Kansans and their families. Our advocacy volunteers monitor legislation that impacts those 50 and older, testify on bills, and connect with legislators across the state so they know where we stand on particular …

Financial Freedom Expo Set for Wichita on April 16

Posted on 04/6/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mtritsch/" title="Posts by Mary Tritsch" rel="author">Mary Tritsch</a> | AARP Kansas |

AARP Kansas is pleased  to once again to be part of the Financial Freedom Expo, set for Saturday, April 16, in Wichita. The Expo will provide participants with a wide variety of information and resources to promote financial literacy.  This free event will be held from  9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Urban Preparatory Academy located at 2821 E. 24th Street. The Expo is organized by The Community Voice and the Kansas State Conference of NAACP branches which are lead partners of …

AARP to Hold Shred Event in Lawrence on April 30th

Posted on 03/16/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mtritsch/" title="Posts by Mary Tritsch" rel="author">Mary Tritsch</a> | AARP Kansas |

Every 2 seconds, someone’s identity gets stolen. That’s why AARP launched the Fraud Watch Network – to arm people of all ages with the tools they need to spot and avoid scams. By participating in the Fraud Watch Network, Kansans can find out how to protect themselves from fraud and identity theft by learning the common tactics scam artists use to bilk millions of people each year out of billions of dollars. One way consumers can protect themselves is to …