AARP Launches “Operation: Stop Scams” with Events in Communities Nationwide

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The AARP Fraud Watch Network brings fraud-fighting efforts to consumers nationwide in “Operation: Stop Scams”– a month-long series of events in communities coast-to-coast, as AARP state organizations sponsor more than 150 free local events in nearly every state and the District of Columbia from in April and May, 2017.  Events include: paper-shredding events, fraud education programs – popularly referred to as “scam jams,” Fraud Watch Network background presentations, tele-town halls and phone bank call-out sessions to warn consumers of the …

Free Movie Screening of Hacksaw Ridge – Wichita

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Please join us for a FREE screening of Hacksaw Ridge in Wichita, Kansas on Tuesday, April 25 at Warren Theatre East. Hacksaw Ridge is the true story of Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. Doss was the only American solider in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was wrong. Rated …

Under the Dome – AARP Urges Override of KanCare Veto

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With Governor Brownback’s veto of KanCare (the Kansas version of Medicaid) expansion, House Bill 2044, the Kansas House now has the opportunity to put hardworking Kansans first and overturn the governor’s veto. Maren Turner, director of AARP Kansas—with more than 320,000 members age 50 and older in the Sunflower State—issued the following statement, urging the House to take action now. “Hardworking Kansans are counting on their elected State Representatives to override Gov. Brownback’s veto and expand KanCare—bringing access to affordable …

Free AARP Shred Event in Kansas City on April 22

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Shred Instead–Combating fraud is a priority for AARP in Kansas City. Identity thieves routinely search through dumpsters and trash cans, looking to find confidential information. One way to keep your identity safe is to shred documents containing personal information. This includes bank and credit card statements, tax forms, and medical bills. AARP in Kansas City will host a free paper shredding event on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in the parking lot at 9200 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO  64114 Local …

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 …