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Mary Tritsch


Mary Tritsch is the Associate State Director of Communications at AARP Kansas.

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“The Talk”

Posted on 04/17/2015 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

    By Mike Flanagan – AARP Driver Safety Program Volunteer State Coordinator – Kansas   We all undoubtedly remember when our parents had “the talk” with us when we were in our formative years. We also probably remember having to have “the talk” with our kids when they were pre or early teens. Now, many of us have come full circle and have to have “the talk” with either one or both of our parents, a spouse, friend, neighbor or …

AARP Kansas Welcomes New Executive Council Member

Posted on 04/17/2015 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

AARP Kansas is pleased to announce the appointment of John Settich, Atchison, to the Executive Council. Settich, who chose teaching as his encore career, earned his doctorate in public policy-political science at age 56 from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Originally from St. Louis, his first career was politics in Kansas in local government and finally serving the late Congressman Bill Roy as press secretary.  His second career was in management of medical associations in Chicago for 24 years …

AARP Participates in 2015 Financial Freedom Expo

Posted on 04/16/2015 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

AARP Kansas is pleased to participate in this year’s Financial Freedom Expo and Summit which will be held on Saturday, April 18 in Wichita.  The theme for this year’s Expo is “Get Your Money Right”! The Financial Freedom Expo is an official event of Money Smart Kansas, an annual outreach initiative designed to promote and encourage financial awareness for all ages through classes, workshops and the delivery of various resources.  The event is free and open to the public. Workshops …

The CARE Act — Legislative Update

Posted on 03/31/2015 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

AARP Kansas continues to urge Kansas legislators to pass the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act to support the more than 605,000 caregivers in our state who provide care to their loved ones, enabling them to continue living at home. AARP’s Capital City Task Force (CCTF) members, led by volunteer Judy Bellome and AARP Kansas Advocacy Director Ernie Kutzley, have been spending hours at the Kansas Statehouse talking to legislators, administration officials and representatives of other organizations, including the Kansas …

Public Hearing Set for KCPL Rate Hike Request

Posted on 03/20/2015 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

      In January 2015, Kansas City Power & Light (KCP &L) filed a rate increase request with the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) to increase rates by 12.5%. For an average residential customer, this increase, if approved, would result in an additional $11.67 on their electricity bill each month. The KCC is holding a public hearing on the rate increase on May 18 in the Kansas City area, and AARP Kansas encourages KCPL customers to weigh in on how the increase …

AARP Kansas Honors Wichita Mayor for Age-Friendly Work

Posted on 03/19/2015 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

                                                                                                                        AARP AARP Kansas Director Maren Turner presented an award to Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer in recognition of his support and work to make Wichita an age-friendly community where  residents of all ages can live and have access to the services they need. The ceremony took place on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, just prior to the Wichita City Council meeting. Under the Mayor’s direction, the City of Wichita joined AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly Cities in March, 2013, and made a …