Julie Lee

Drive Green Into Spring: 5 Tips for Eco-Friendly Driving

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Home & Family By Julie E. Lee From recycling, to sustainable grocery bags, to “Meatless Mondays,” Americans are finding many ways to “go green.” If you’re interested in reducing your carbon footprint, making environmentally conscious decisions doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, there is one simple way to curb your impact on a regular basis. It starts with your driving. Most Americans rely on their personal vehicle to get around on a daily basis. But unfortunately, our cars are a significant source …

AARP Report Profiles Most Likely Victims of Online Fraud

AARP Report Profiles Most Likely Victims of Online Fraud

Posted on 03/7/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Home & Family 34 Million May Be at Higher Risk Based on Behavior and Life Experience Washington, DC – A major national AARP study identifies an online victim profile based on 15 key behaviors and life experiences that increase a person’s vulnerability to online fraud.   The report, “Caught in the Scammer’s Net,” a national survey of 11,000 adults, finds that 34 million Internet users may be at increased risk of being victimized based on this new profile.   The study, which compared victims …

Julie Lee

Simple Exercises to Improve Driver Wellness

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Home & Family By Julie E. Lee Most people wouldn’t associate driving with exercise. While staying fit is essential to a healthy lifestyle, it is critical to driving safely. This is especially true as we age. Whether it’s squatting to get into your vehicle, turning your head to check blind spots, or flexing your foot to reach the brake pedal, driving is a full-body activity. According to recent research by The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence and MIT AgeLab, four areas of …

What's Up for 2014 at AARP Kansas

What’s Up for 2014 at AARP Kansas

Posted on 01/17/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Home & Family By Maren Turner, Director, AARP Kansas Last year was a productive year for AARP Kansas —we worked with partners to establish the only Grandparents Park in the state, successfully lobbied against unfair rate increases for residential utilities customers, and sponsored roll- up- your- sleeves hands-on cooking classes that make a difference in the preventive health of Kansans. I wish there was space to tell you more about all our work.   Now, it is time to get to work and …

AARP Driver Safety Course Has New Name in 2014

AARP Driver Safety Course Has New Name in 2014

Posted on 12/30/2013 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Home & Family You’ve probably heard it called “55 Alive” or AARP Driver Safety Program or even AARP DSP.  Beginning in January 2014 it will be known as the AARP Smart Driver Course. The AARP Smart Driver Course not only has a new name, it also has a new and improved curriculum.  And it delivers on AARP’s goal to promote independence and enhance the quality of life for drivers age 50 and over. The new AARP Smart Driver Course includes evidence-based research, volunteer …

Need Help Paying for Utilities?

Need Help Paying for Utilities?

Posted on 12/20/2013 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Home & Family Afraid of not being able to pay your utility bills this winter?  With cold weather upon us and the rising costs of energy, that’s a valid fear. That’s why the Kansas Cold Weather Rule was developed in 1983.  Under the Cold Weather Rule, the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC), which regulates utility companies in Kansas, requires utility companies to offer special payment plans from November 1 through March 31.  The purpose of the rule is to ensure that homes have electricity, …