Check Out Where the Candidates Stand

Posted on 10/30/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Kansas | Local Resources If you haven’t already cast your vote in the 2014 elections, be sure to check out the AARP Voter’s Guide to find out where Kansas candidates stand on issues that are important to those 50 and older.  The topics to which candidates were asked to provide a response include Caregiving, Medicare, Social Security and Financial Security. You can print or email the information to use as a reference when you vote. In 2012, 56% of the vote in Kansas was …

Do You Enjoy Helping Others?

Posted on 10/30/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Kansas | Local Resources | Money & Work | Volunteering Will You Volunteer for Tax-Aide? What started out as a program with just four volunteers in 1968, has now grown to a program with more than 35,000 volunteers nationwide in 2014. That program is the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program—the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service. The program serves taxpayers with low to moderate incomes, giving special attention to the older population. Here in Kansas, 385 Tax-Aide volunteers across the state helped more than 30,000 Kansans file their federal …

AARP Kansas Testimony on House Bill 2553

Posted on 10/14/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Kansas The following is testimony provided by AARP Kansas past state president David Wilson on March 26, 2014 before the Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee in regard to the healthcare compact bill. March 26, 2014 The Honorable Ralph Ostmeyer Chair, Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee Reference: House Bill 2553 –Enacting the Health Care Compact. Good morning Chairman Ostmeyer and members of the Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee. My name is David Wilson and I am currently a Lead …

AARP Kansas Testimony on the Health Care Compact Bill

Posted on 10/14/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Kansas The following is the testimony provided by AARP Kansas past sttate president David Wilson on February 18, 2014 before the House Federal and State Affairs Committee February 18, 2014 The Honorable Steve Brunk, Chair House Federal and State Affairs Committee Reference: House Bill 2553 –Enacting the Health Care Compact. Good morning Chairman Brunk and members of the House Federal and State Affairs Committee. My name is David Wilson and I am currently a lead hearth care volunteer and the past …

Outsmarting Investment Fraud

Posted on 10/7/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Events | Kansas | Money & Work | Press AARP Kansas invites you to attend an interactive and dynamic workshop on outsmarting investment fraud.  The workshop will also provide ways to protect your hard-earned nest egg.  Experts from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and AARP Foundation will be on hand to walk you through ways to protect your investments and ways to prevent becoming a victim of investment-related scams. Refreshments will be provided and no products will be sold or promoted. The first event will be on Wednesday, …

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 …