Securing Your Financial Future–Events Coming Up

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

About AARP   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   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 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. …

AARP’s New CEO – Jo Ann Jenkins

Posted on 09/10/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP   AARP welcomes its new Chief Executive Officer Jo Ann Jenkins! Board of Directors Chair Carol Raphael issued the following statement about Jenkins: “A proven, visionary leader, Jo Ann Jenkins is set to lead AARP as its new CEO. “Under Jo Ann’s leadership, AARP is poised to empower people 50 and older to reach their real possibilities and to live their best lives, said AARP Board of Directors Chair Carol Raphael. “As Chief Operating Officer, Jo Ann has already proven …

AARP Celebrates Social Security’s 79th Anniversary

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

About AARP   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 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 …