Wichita Grandparents Park is Featured as a Program with a Purpose by Milken Institute

Posted on 11/20/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Note:  Three Kansas cities made the list of Best Cities for Successful Aging.  In the large metros category, Wichita ranks 27th Best City, and in the smaller metros category, Lawrence ranks 30th and Topeka ranks 60th.  Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer signed the mayor’s pledge to make his city work better for older adults.  You can check it out at the link below.  In addition, the Wichita Grandparents Park, a collaboration between AARP Kansas, the City of Wichita, the Central Plains …

Health Insurance Marketplace Now Open

Posted on 11/17/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Health & Wellbeing The Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment period provides an important opportunity for Kansans who have coverage through the marketplace to review your plan and compare options to make sure your plan still works for you. Last year, a little more than 57,000 Kansans signed up for health care coverage through www.healthcare.gov, which was created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This is also an important opportunity for people who do not have health insurance to get coverage. If you do …

Native American Cooks in Kansas Prepare Nutritional Meals To Help Combat Chronic Diseases

Posted on 11/7/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Health & Wellbeing With diabetes prevalent among Native Americans, AARP Kansas set out to not only call attention to the problem, but also to do something about it. That’s why AARP Kansas is working with the American Association of Indian Physicians (AAIP) to sponsor cooking classes 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 Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation). The classes are held in November …

Fighting for Issues That Matter to People Age 50+

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing In the legislative session that begins Jan. 12, AARP Kansas will support measures that could relieve stress on family caregivers, improve health care coverage for the uninsured, keep utilities affordable and improve access to dental care in rural areas. A key priority is legislation designed to reduce hospital readmissions by improving communication between hospital staff and caregivers about the patient’s followup needs. AARP Kansas is seeking volunteers to serve on its Capitol City Task Force and work on these issues. …

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 …