New Law Protects Vulnerable Adults from Exploitation

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Kansas | Money & Work A new state law aims to better protect vulnerable Kansans by making it a crime to financially exploit a dependent adult age 70 or older. The law defines “mistreatment of an elder person” as taking unfair advantage of the person’s financial resources and personal property, and makes the crime a felony if the value of items taken exceeds $1,000. Legislators heard testimony that the most common perpetrators of financial abuse are family members. As a member of the Senior Consumer …

AARP Live Returns August 21st with Conversations on Scams

Posted on 08/21/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Kansas | Money & Work     Con artists are working overtime to steal your personal information but you can learn how to protect yourself. Watch AARP Live Thursday, August 21st at 9 p.m. CST. We’ll hear from long-time AARP employee Sally Hurme whose husband Art was the victim of the Imposter Scam – also known as the Grandparent Scam. We’ll also talk about the Jury Scam, the AARP Medical Device Scam and showcase how state offices around the country are helping AARP members protect …

AARP Celebrates Social Security’s 79th Anniversary

Posted on 08/13/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Kansas | Money & Work | Press   As Social Security remains important and wildly popular to millions, AARP offers tools and advocates for a strong program. WASHINGTON, DC – On the eve of the 79th anniversary of the creation of Social Security, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement: “AARP salutes Social Security, whose growing importance to millions of American families of all political stripes deserves to be celebrated. Social Security provides earned benefits to approximately 58 million people: 41 million retired workers …

Securing Your Financial Future–Wichita Events

Posted on 08/7/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Events | Kansas | Money & Work | Press Today, a secure financial future is out of reach for many Kansans, especially those without access to an employer savings plan.  Would you like to decrease debt, increase savings, and be better prepared for a secure future? Please join AARP and local financial planning professionals at two free sessions in Wichita.  Find out what people are doing today to ensure the financial outcomes and security they want for tomorrow.  You may attend either session or both! The first session is …

Celebrity Chef to Teach Healthy Cooking Class in Wichita

Posted on 08/1/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Health & Wellbeing | Kansas | Press AARP Kansas has invited Hell’s Kitchen (Season Three) winner and celebrity Chef Rock Harper to Wichita to conduct a hands-on class on how to prepare healthy meals in order to prevent diseases that are related to obesity. Chef Harper will be in Wichita at the Beech Activity Center, 9710 E. Central, on Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for the meal preparation and tasting. Once the meal is completed with Chef Harper instructing and overseeing its …

Happy Anniversary Medicare! AARP Unveils Help Tool

Posted on 07/29/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Health & Wellbeing | Kansas | Press   WASHINGTON — On the eve of Medicare’s 49th anniversary, AARP introduces a new Medicare Q & A Tool that provides consumers with easy-to-understand answers to commonly asked questions on insurance plan choices, coverage, and costs. The free online tool helps people understand eligibility requirements, gives useful information on how Medicare works, and explains when they may enroll. “President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare into law 49 years ago on July 30, 1965, and AARP has proudly fought to protect and …