AARP Geared up for 2017 Kansas Legislative Session

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Kansas lawmakers, many of them new to the Statehouse as a result of the 2016 elections, will began their work in Topeka this week. You can be sure that AARP Kansas volunteers and staff will also be at the State Capitol working hard to educate legislators, both new and returning, about issues that impact those who are 50 and older. Chief among the many issues is passage of the Caregiver, Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act, legislation that would help support …

Natural Gas Rates on the Rise–But Not As Much As Expected

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    What could have been a $4.54 per month rate increase, was reduced to a $1.25 a month increase for Kansas Gas Service customers as a result of a settlement agreement approved by the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) in November. At the urging of AARP Kansas, hundreds of Kansans contacted the KCC to ask the commission not to approve the higher increase. The company had asked for a $35.4 million base rate increase, but instead received a $15.5 million …

Looking for Part-Time Work? AARP Can Help

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  Join AARP on Thursday, January 26 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. CT for AARP’s free Online Career Fair: Spotlight on Part-Time Work.  This live event is a great way for job seekers to: Re-charge their job search Connect with local and national employers and volunteer organizations, such as Lord & Taylor, Jackson Hewitt and Goodwill Industries Chat with recruiters, submit résumés, view job openings, and tap into on-site educational resources Get timely job search advice during four live webinars and …

Ann Garvin Receives Prestigious AARP Andrus Award

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Each year, AARP presents its most prestigious award, the Ethel Percy Andrus Award for Community Service, to an individual or individuals who, through volunteer service, significantly enhance the lives of those in their community. This award symbolizes that individuals have the power and ability to make a difference in the lives of others. In November 2016, AARP Kansas presented its Andrus Award to Ann Garvin of Topeka. Garvin, a long-time AARP Kansas volunteer, is a retired teacher and businesswoman. For 22 …

Beware of Medicare Fraud during Open Enrollment Season

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Medicare Annual Enrollment runs through December 7, and it’s a banner time for Medicare fraud. Beware of ads that promise medical equipment covered 100% by Medicare. Like the one that might appear in the newspaper offering a free back brace, or the TV infomercial claiming you can get anything to ease your pain with no money out of pocket. Medicare only covers durable medical equipment that is medically necessary with a doctor’s prescription. Scammers hope you don’t know this. They …

Want to Learn More about Frauds and Scams? Ask us for a presentation to your group or organization.

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Millions of Americans lose billions of dollars to scams and fraud each day. Every day criminals become more sophisticated in how they separate you from your hard earned savings, using fear, greed, and urgency to push the “right” buttons in people to get them to open their wallets. Unfortunately, Kansas is among those whose citizens’ lives have been turned upside down because of fraud. AARP Kansas is providing information about how to safeguard against identity theft and other forms of …

Help for Making Your Home a Lifelong Home

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  AARP research consistently finds that the vast majority of people age 50 and older want to stay in their homes and communities for as long as possible. Do you need ideas to make your home more suitable for anyone to live in, regardless of age or physical ability? You’ll find it at the AARP booth at this year’s Fall Remodeling and Decorating Expo in Wichita on October 22 and 23, 2016. The show will be at Century II, 225 …

Annual AARP Western Summit to Feature Anti-Fraud Resources

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Outsmarting investment fraud and learning how to be a part of the AARP Fraud Watch Network and all it has to offer are just two of the topics that will be discussed at the 18th Annual Western Summit in Hays on Thursday, October 6, 2016.  Other topics include activities for seniors at the Hays Recreation Center, athletics at Fort Hays State University (FHSU), fraudulent practices in acquiring antiques, a presentation on relationships with China by Dr. Ed Hammond, education professor …

Kansas Gas Service Seeks Another Rate Hike –Add Your Voice to Those Who Oppose the Increase

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Are you ready for your home heating bill to go up– again? Kansas Gas Service Company, which provides service to approximately 635,000 customers in 360 Kansas communities is requesting a $28 million net base rate increase. This increase would affect the portions of a customer’s bill that relate to the delivery of natural gas by KGS. If approved, the average monthly bill for residential customers will increase $4.34 per month, an increase of 7.2 percent.  In addition, KGS is asking the …

Enjoy Helping Others? AARP has a Great Volunteer Opportunity with Tax-Aide

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AARP Foundation is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season by recruiting interested individuals. Tax-Aide is an AARP Foundation program that offers free tax filing help for those who need it most, especially adults 50 and older, during the tax season. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers receive training and continued support in a welcoming environment. There are a variety of roles for individuals at every level of experience who want to make a difference in someone …