AARP Kansas and SBA to Hold Encore Entrepreneur Event  April 16 in Topeka

AARP Kansas and SBA to Hold Encore Entrepreneur Event April 16 in Topeka

Posted on 04/10/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Events   Collaboration Promotes Entrepreneurship among Individuals Aged 50 and Older   Topeka –AARP Kansas and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are teaming up to hold an Encore Entrepreneur mentoring event on April 16 at the Topeka Shawnee County Public Library in Topeka from 9 am to noon.   The event, which is free and open to AARP members and non-members, is designed to provide counseling, mentoring and training for those aged 50 and older who would like to start …

AARP Tax-Aide Sites Open for Business

AARP Tax-Aide Sites Open for Business

Posted on 02/7/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Events This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 45thyear, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention those 60 and older.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this free service. “Thanks to the hundreds of volunteers here in Kansas, we are able to help …

Keeping Food Healthy

Keeping Food Healthy

Posted on 01/10/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Events With diabetes prevalent among both Native Americans and African Americans/Blacks, AARP Kansas set out to not only call attention to the problem, but also to do something about it. That’s why, for the last three years, AARP Kansas has worked with the American Association of Indian Physicians (AAIP) to sponsor a cooking class for members of the four federally recognized indigenous tribes in Kansas (e.g., Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, Kickapoo Nation of Kansas, Sac and Fox Nation, and …

SBA/AARP to host events in Wichita and Manhattan

SBA/AARP to host events in Wichita and Manhattan

Posted on 12/13/2013 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Events     Business Owners Share Lessons Learned During Encore Entrepreneur Workshops The U.S. Small Business Administration and AARP are teaming up to host Encore Entrepreneur Workshops targeted at entrepreneurs over the age of 50. Building on the success of a joint SBA and AARP partnership, the two organizations match “encore entrepreneurs” with successful business owners and community leaders for advice and assistance. The two workshops will feature panelists who will share their stories of lessons learned as business owners. In Wichita on …

Celebrity Chef to Teach Healthy Holiday Cooking Class in KC

Celebrity Chef to Teach Healthy Holiday Cooking Class in KC

Posted on 12/2/2013 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Events AARP Kansas has invited Hell’s Kitchen (Season Three) winner and celebrity Chef Rock Harper to Kansas City to demonstrate how to prepare healthy meals in order to prevent or help control diabetes.  Chef Harper will be in Overland Park at the Kansas City Culinary Institute, 7920 Santa Fe Drive, on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the meal preparation and tasting.   The cooking class participants will be primarily African American women who have been …

Hunger Advocate Receives AARP Kansas Andrus Award

Hunger Advocate Receives AARP Kansas Andrus Award

Posted on 11/5/2013 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Events   Frank McBride of Salina is the 2013 winner of AARP’s most prestigious award for community service in the state.  Each year, AARP presents the Ethel Percy Andrus Award for Community Service to an individual or individuals who, through volunteer service, significantly enhance the lives of those in their community.  This award symbolizes that individuals have the power and ability to make a difference in the lives of others.   The 2013 Andrus Award for Community Service was presented to …