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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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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 …

AARP Kansas State Office in New Location

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 |

AARP Kansas is now in a new location in Topeka.  In October 2015, the office was relocated to space on the southwest side of the city. The new address is 6220 SW 29th Street, Suite 300, Topeka, Kansas 66614. The building is shared with the Community Blood Bank. The new office building allows for better parking for AARP volunteers who visit, participate in meetings, and perform office-related work for AARP Kansas, as well as other visitors to the office. Although the …

How to Protect Your Identity

Posted on 03/10/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mtritsch/" title="Posts by Mary Tritsch" rel="author">Mary Tritsch</a> | AARP Kansas |

Stealing your ID, Stealing your Life:  Using small bits of information found in your car, or your mailbox, con artists can steal your identity and your life. They troll parking lots and neighborhoods waiting for any opportunity to take your personal information and ruin your financial life.  On the March 17, AARP Live, convicted cons shared their secrets for stealing your identity and our experts explained how to protect your good name and your pocket book. If you missed it, you …

IT’S TIME FOR CANDIDATES TO DEBATE SOCIAL SECURITY AND TAKE A STAND

Posted on 03/1/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mtritsch/" title="Posts by Mary Tritsch" rel="author">Mary Tritsch</a> | AARP Kansas |

AARP volunteers and staff from Kansas and Missouri attend a presidential campaign rally in Kansas City, Missouri in February 2016   AARP’s Take A Stand campaign is calling on the presidential candidates to lay out their plan to keep Social Security sound for future generations.   In Kansas, Social Security helps more than half a million people pay their bills. It keeps millions in the middle class – and lifts 148,000 retirees above the poverty line.  Kansas residents depend on …

Need Help Preparing Your Tax Return?

Posted on 03/1/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mtritsch/" title="Posts by Mary Tritsch" rel="author">Mary Tritsch</a> | AARP Kansas |

    Trained volunteers are available throughout Kansas from now until April 15 to help taxpayers prepare their tax returns. AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 48th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention the older population.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to …

CARE Act Testimony for Kansas House Health and Human Services Committee

Posted on 02/10/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mtritsch/" title="Posts by Mary Tritsch" rel="author">Mary Tritsch</a> | AARP Kansas |

  The following is testimony provided to the Kansas House and Human Services Committee on February 3, 2016 by AARP Kansas Director Maren Turner. February 3, 2016 The Honorable Dan Hawkins Chair, House Health and Human Services Committee   Reference: Support of HB 2058 as amended by KHA and AARP. Good afternoon Chairman Hawkins and members of the House Health and Human Services Committee. My name is Dr. Maren Turner. I am the Director of AARP Kansas. AARP Kansas represents …