AARP Opens Satellite Office in Wichita’s Atwater Center

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With a snip of the ribbon, AARP officially became a part of the Atwater Resource Center in Wichita’s District 1. On Saturday, March 4, AARP State Director Maren Turner and AARP Volunteer State President Glenda DuBoise joined with Wichita Vice-Mayor LaVonta Williams, City Manager Robert Layton, Atwater Community Representative Kameelah Alexander and members of the Wichita Council of Elders to take part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Having office space at the Atwater Resource Center, located at 2755 E. 19th St. …

Join AARP in Wichita for a Free Movie Screening

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The next AARP Movies for Grownups in Wichita is set for Tuesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. at the Warren Theatres West. Join AARP at a free screening of Jackie starring Natalie Portman and Peter Sarsgaard. Jackie is a portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Kennedy. Jackie places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband’s assassination. Known for …

Are You at Risk for Investment Fraud?

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Investment fraud schemes cost Americans tens of billions of dollars a year. AARP has identified eight risk factors that predict who is most likely to be defrauded. What you should know: While no one factor causes someone to be scammed, our research found that these eight factors raise one’s risk of being defrauded: Male gender High annual trading frequency (five or more a year) Frequent solicitations by phone, email, and regular mail Frequent remote investing in response to TV, email, …

Under the Dome – Kansas Senate Passes the CARE Act

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On February 23, the Kansas Senate voted 38-1 in favor of the Kansas Lay Caregivers Act (SB 68 as amended), otherwise known as the CARE Act.  The CARE Act would require Kansas hospitals to give each patient the opportunity to designate a caregiver when they enter the hospital so the caregiver’s name can be recorded, the caregiver is informed when the patient is transferred or about to be discharged, and the caregiver is given instruction on how to take care …

Are you vulnerable to investment fraud? You may be surprised after reading the results of AARP’s survey

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With Americans losing tens of billions of dollars annually to investment fraud schemes, what mindsets and behaviors are common among those who fall victim?  A new survey by the AARP Fraud Watch Network finds that the most susceptible typically exhibit an unusually high degree of confidence in unregulated investments and tend to trade more actively than the general investor population.  More of the investment scam victims also reported that they value wealth accumulation as a significant measure of success in …

Update on Kansas CARE Act

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The Senate Health and Welfare Committee, chaired by Senator Vicki Schmidt, passed the CARE Act out of committee on Monday, February 20, 2017 with two amendments. The following is information about what the bill does and how it supports caregivers. SB 68, as amended by Senate Committee – The CARE Act (Kansas Lay Caregivers Act) The CARE Act provides a simple way to support Kansas caregivers when their loved one is hospitalized. The CARE Act: Gives a hospital patient the …

Join AARP for an Open House at the Atwater Resource Center in Wichita

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AARP Kansas invites Wichita residents to visit and celebrate with us as we open a satellite location in the Atwater Resource Center at 2755 E 19th St N. The celebration takes place on Saturday, March 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. AARP, which provides advocacy, information and resources focused on those who are 50 and older, has much to offer local residents that they may not be aware of. “We know that members of the Wichita community will be surprised …

AARP and Microsoft Offer Free Computer Classes at Oak Park Mall

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AARP and the Microsoft Store at Oak Park Mall in Overland Park have teamed up to offer a variety of free computer classes on topics from keeping safe online to operating systems to social media. There will be different classes each month to help you learn to use your digital resources better. If you want to learn to manage your digital photos, communicate with Skype and social media, or just learn more about using your computer, these classes can help! …

Join AARP KANSAS for a Free Screening of American Masters – Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise in Wichita

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  AARP Kansas is pleased to invite members and guests in Wichita to a free screening of American Masters – Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise in honor of Black History Month! This is the first feature documentary about the incomparable Dr. Maya Angelou (1928-2014), best known for her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Distinctly referred to as “a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture,” she gave people the freedom to think about their history in a …

Medicare is a Promise We Need to Keep–Kansans are Counting on It!

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  At AARP, we believe Medicare is a deal with the American people that must not be broken. Thankfully, President Trump repeatedly said during his historic campaign that he would not allow changes to this popular program.  “I am going to protect and save your Social Security and your Medicare,” he told voters. “You made a deal a long time ago. “ Older voters were instrumental in electing President Trump and the Republican Congress. Now those voters are counting on …