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

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AARP Kansas Community Outreach Director Receives Award

Posted on 07/22/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Kansas |

  Congratulations to Andrea “Ande” Bozarth, AARP Kansas Associate State Director for Community Outreach, who is the first recipient of the Sherrie Gordon Award for Excellence in Multicultural Leadership. Ande was nominated for the national award by AARP Kansas Director Maren Turner for her work with the American Indian/Native American Community in Kansas. Ande, in her work with the AARP Kansas Diversity Council, has established strong working relationships with members of the four tribes in Kansas. AARP Kansas has been pleased to partner …

Simple Steps to Starting a Business Workshop in Topeka

Posted on 07/22/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Kansas |

Topeka area-residents who want to learn more about starting a business, especially those who are 50 and older, are invited to attend a free workshop in Topeka on July 29th at the Topeka and Shawnee County Library. Encore entrepreneurs over the age of 50 are one of the fastest growing groups of business owners. If you are an individual who is looking to start a new adventure, entrepreneurship can offer an opportunity for you to use your knowledge, passion, life and …

Join Us in Wichita for AARP Movies For Grownups

Posted on 06/15/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Kansas |

Mark your calendar and join us for a free movie night! The recently released movie, Hello, My Name is Doris, is back in Wichita on Thursday, June 23 for one night only. AARP members and their guests are invited to attend a free AARP Movies for Grownups screening of this 2016 film starring Sally Field. Hello, My Name is Doris is a witty and compassionate late-life coming-of-age-story. After a lifetime of being overlooked and ignored, a woman of a certain …

Play AARP’s Pop Up! Family Caregiver Game* —Starts June 6.

Posted on 06/6/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Kansas |

  Introducing AARP’s Pop Up! Family Caregiver Game. The game that helps you learn about valuable caregiving resources and lets you enter for the chance to win prizes. Just like a game show, you play with everyone else and score points for each question you answer correctly. Instant prizes will be given away daily at random! And, at the end of the game, one lucky sweepstakes winner will receive a gift card! You’ll earn an entry into the sweepstakes every …

Kansan Joan Ruff Selected to Chair AARP Board of Directors

Posted on 06/3/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Kansas |

On June 3, 2016, AARP welcomed new members and officers to its all-volunteer Board of Directors, including the organization’s newest Board Chair, Joan Ruff, of Kansas.  The new Board President is Eric Schneidewind, of Michigan, the Board member who serves as AARP’s principal volunteer spokesperson. Along with four other officers, they will serve until June of 2018. The all-volunteer, Board of Directors is the governing body of AARP. The Board provides strategic direction, sets policy and provides governance oversight for AARP. …

Join AARP Kansas at Riverfest 2016

Posted on 05/25/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></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="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></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="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></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="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></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="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></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 …