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Mary Tritsch


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

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Wichita Grandparents Park is Featured as a Program with a Purpose by Milken Institute

Posted on 11/20/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Note:  Three Kansas cities made the list of Best Cities for Successful Aging.  In the large metros category, Wichita ranks 27th Best City, and in the smaller metros category, Lawrence ranks 30th and Topeka ranks 60th.  Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer signed the mayor’s pledge to make his city work better for older adults.  You can check it out at the link below.  In addition, the Wichita Grandparents Park, a collaboration between AARP Kansas, the City of Wichita, the Central Plains …

Health Insurance Marketplace Now Open

Posted on 11/17/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

The Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment period provides an important opportunity for Kansans who have coverage through the marketplace to review your plan and compare options to make sure your plan still works for you. Last year, a little more than 57,000 Kansans signed up for health care coverage through, which was created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This is also an important opportunity for people who do not have health insurance to get coverage. If you do …

Prairie Village Man Wins Andrus Award

Posted on 11/17/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

  AARP Kansas honored its 2014 outstanding community service volunteer during a luncheon banquet on November 14 at the Ritz Charles in Overland Park. Each year, AARP 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 of others. The 2014 Andrus …

Join Our Volunteer Team

Posted on 11/11/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

AARP Kansas invites you to join our team and become one of the growing number of AARP volunteers across Kansas.  Our Executive Council oversees the direction of AARP Kansas’ work, while the Diversity Council ensures that all our activities are inclusive. Our advocacy volunteers work to better the lives of 50+ Kansans by improving the laws that impact all as they age and our community outreach volunteers work tirelessly to make their communities more livable. One group of volunteers that is …

Native American Cooks in Kansas Prepare Nutritional Meals To Help Combat Chronic Diseases

Posted on 11/7/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

With diabetes prevalent among Native Americans, AARP Kansas set out to not only call attention to the problem, but also to do something about it. That’s why AARP Kansas is working with the American Association of Indian Physicians (AAIP) to sponsor cooking classes for members of the four federally recognized indigenous tribes in Kansas (e.g., Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, Kickapoo Nation of Kansas, Sac and Fox Nation, and Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation). The classes are held in November …

Retired Emporia Educator Wins National Award

Posted on 11/7/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

AARP Kansas congratulates retired educator Jack Melhorn, Emporia, winner of the 2014 NRTA With Our Youth! Excellence Award in the individual category.  Melhorn was chosen to receive the award in recognition of his nearly 20 years of volunteer service helping youth through the Juvenile Offenders Citizen Review Board (JOCRB) in Kansas. “Jack Melhorn embodies the spirit of the NRTA With Our Youth! Award,” said Dara Dann, vice president for NRTA: AARP’s Educator Community. “For nearly two decades, he has counseled …