AARP Kansas Testimony on House Bill 2553

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

Health & Wellbeing 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

Health & Wellbeing 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 …

Proposed Bill Would Help Families Provide Followup Care

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing 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 …

Financial Security Workshops Coming Up in Hays

Posted on 09/22/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Join AARP for two events coming up on October 2, 2014 in Hays.  First, the 16th annual Western Summit will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fanchon Ballroom, 2350 E 8th Street.  The Summit, hosted by Hays AARP Chapter 5167, will include information on financial freedom, area medical services, caregiving and advance planning.  The Ellis County Historical Society will also present information on the Wild, Wild West. All are invited to attend this informative and fun …

A Majority of Americans Haven’t Practiced Emergency Preparedness

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

Health & Wellbeing   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

Health & Wellbeing 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. …