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Mary Tritsch


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

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Are You a Smart Driver?

Posted on 11/23/2015 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

By Mike Flanagan, AARP Driver Safety Volunteer State Coordinator – Kansas   Each time I start my Smart Driver classes, I ask the participants to tell us approximately how long they have been driving. Generally the average is around 50 to 60 years of experience behind the wheel of a car.  During this time, typically, our licenses are merely renewed and there are no refresher classes required in order for us to retain our driver’s license.  But, as we all …

AARP Presents Prestigious Andrus Award to Pittsburg Man

Posted on 11/16/2015 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

  AARP Kansas honored its 2015 outstanding community service volunteer during a luncheon banquet on Friday, November 13, in Pittsburg. Each year, AARP, the nonprofit membership organization for people 50 and over, 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 …

Cold Weather Rule helps Kansans who are behind on their utility bills

Posted on 11/12/2015 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

  Fall is here and it won’t be too much longer before the weather starts turning really cold and we’ll want our homes to be nice and toasty. But paying for heat is expensive and a real burden for those with low or fixed incomes. If you find yourself in a situation where you cannot pay all or part of your utility bill, there is help. Each year, between November 1 and March 31, what’s known as the Cold Weather Rule …

Insights Into Caregiving

Posted on 10/29/2015 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

By Gabrielle Armstrong, AARP Kansas Intern * Before I began my internship at AARP, I had little knowledge of what caregivers did and what exactly a ‘caregiver’ is. It wasn’t until I began my internship and my advocacy work on behalf of passage of the CARE act* that I realized how many caregivers there are in my home state and how many of them do not receive any assistance when they take on the care of their loved one. In …

Electric Bills Going Up Again – But Not As High as Expected

Posted on 10/23/2015 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

  When Westar Energy and Kansas City Power and Light (KCP&L) asked for rate increases earlier this year, AARP Kansas pushed back on behalf of the nearly one million Kansas customers who would be impacted by higher electricity bills. AARP fought to protect their hard-earned money so they could afford to keep the lights on. While rate increases were ultimately approved by the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC), both utility companies received much less than they had requested. Thousands of their …

AARP Shred Event and Food Drive

Posted on 10/14/2015 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

  Did you know that every two seconds, someone’s identity gets stolen? One way to help prevent identity theft and protect against fraud is to shred your confidential documents. That’s why AARP is having a Shred Event and Food Drive on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Dillons at 37th and Woodlawn. Participants can bring up to three boxes of confidential documents and get a free coffee drink courtesy of AARP at the Starbucks located inside …