Celebrity Chef to Teach Healthy Cooking Class in Wichita

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

Health & Wellbeing 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

Health & Wellbeing   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 …

Handling the Heat

Posted on 07/22/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Health & Wellbeing   People age 65 and older are more prone to heat-related problems, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, because their bodies don’t adjust as well to changes in temperature. Older people are also more likely to have a chronic condition that can affect their ability to deal with high heat, especially if they don’t have air conditioning at home. And, older adults should be aware that certain medications, such as beta blockers which slow the heart, can make …

Happy Anniversary Grandparents Park!

Posted on 07/18/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Health & Wellbeing   On July 20, 2013, the first Grandparents Park in Kansas was dedicated.  Located in the Tri-S Neighborhood in the south part of Wichita, it’s a great place for residents of all ages to play, exercise, and relax.  Be sure to watch this video of the opening celebration. For information on how the Grandparents Park came to be, visit the AARP Livable Communities website.

AARP Scorecard Ranks Kansas 17th in Meeting Long-Term Care Needs of Older Residents

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Health & Wellbeing But more must be done to improve long-term services and supports, especially in the area of quality care Topeka, Kansas – Kansas ranks 17th when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents, and AARP warns more must be done, at an accelerated pace, to improve quality of care and effective transitions from nursing homes to community settings. This, according to a new, comprehensive state-by-state Scorecard from AARP with support of the nation’s leading organizations behind quality …

Second Wind Tour Coming to Kansas City

Posted on 05/15/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Are you ready to reimagine your life?  Need help with that?  Have we got an opportunity for you! You are invited to Dr. Bill Thomas’ Second Wind Tour on Thursday, May 22, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Folley Theater in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Bill Thomas, one of the most innovative and creative thinkers working in medicine today, is bringing a radical new approach to growth and aging through a national “non-fiction” theatrical tour produced in partnership …