Proposed Bill Would Help Families Provide Followup Care

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Kansas | Money & Work | Volunteering AARP Kansas is urging state lawmakers to pass legislation in 2015 that could reduce hospital readmissions by improving communication between medical staff and caregivers. Known as the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act, the measure would require hospitals to ask each patient to designate a caregiver, notify the caregiver when the patient is moved or discharged, and teach the caregiver how to perform follow-up procedures before the patient goes home. More than 400,000 Kansans are family caregivers, a 2011 AARP …

AARP Kansas Driver Safety Position Open

Posted on 09/22/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Kansas | Volunteering Are you looking for a great volunteer opportunity? AARP Driver Safety is seeking a highly qualified person to serve as the Kansas State Coordinator. This is an unpaid volunteer position. This key position requires both a commitment to the policies and direction of Driver Safety, and the ability to use effective leadership skills to advance the program at the state level. We are seeking a qualified volunteer leader with the ability and initiative to meet new challenges. The State Coordinator …

Financial Security Workshops Coming Up in Hays

Posted on 09/22/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Kansas | Money & Work | Press Join AARP for two events coming up on October 2, 2014 in Hays.  First, the 16th annual Western Summit will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fanchon Ballroom, 2350 E 8th Street.  The Summit, hosted by Hays AARP Chapter 5167, will include information on financial freedom, area medical services, caregiving and advance planning.  The Ellis County Historical Society will also present information on the Wild, Wild West. All are invited to attend this informative and fun …

Securing Your Financial Future–Events Coming Up

Posted on 09/11/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Events | Kansas | Money & Work | Press   AARP Kansas continues to move around the state hosting financial security events to help Kansans 50 and older better prepare for a secure financial future and learn how to protect their hard-earned financial assets. “We want people to have the tools and information they need to make good decisions about their finances and know how to protect them,” said AARP Kansas Director Maren Turner. The last two events were held in Wichita on August 18 and 19th. AARP Regional …

A Majority of Americans Haven’t Practiced Emergency Preparedness

Posted on 09/11/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Health & Wellbeing | Kansas | Local Resources | Press   America’s PrepareAthon! Campaign offers specific actions to prepare for a disaster A recent survey conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency found that nearly 70 percent of Americans have not participated in a preparedness drill or exercise, aside from a fire drill, at their workplace, school or home in the past two years. Knowing what to do in the event of a disaster or emergency is the message of the America’s PrepareAthon!, a nationwide grassroots campaign for action to …

Celebrity Chef Returns to Kansas for Healthy Cooking Class

Posted on 09/11/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Kansas What do you get when you put 30 cooks in a kitchen with a celebrity chef? As one of those cooks said, “Chaos – but I love it!” AARP Kansas, along with our partner, the Kansas African American Affairs Commission, brought 30 African American/Black women together one Saturday morning in Wichita to learn from Celebrity Chef Rock Harper (of Hell’s Kitchen fame) how to make a quick and fairly easy meal in a way that’s healthy but still tastes good. …