Happy Anniversary Grandparents Park!

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

About AARP | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Kansas | Press   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.

Black Hills Requests Rate Increase for Natural Gas Customers in Kansas

Posted on 07/10/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Events | Home & Family | Kansas   Customers of Black Hills Energy may soon be paying a higher monthly bill for their natural gas.  Black Hills is asking the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) to approve a rate increase that would up customers bills by $4.17 per month. “To some, that may not seem like a lot, but for those on fixed incomes like thousands of older Kansans, it can mean that they won’t be able to afford necessary food or medicine,” says AARP Kansas Director Maren …

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

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

About AARP | Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Kansas | Press 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 …

Are You the Boomer Superstar AARP is Looking For?

Posted on 06/16/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Events | Kansas | Press AARP LAUNCHES SEARCH FOR AMERICA’S TOP BOOMER TALENT WITH BOOMER SUPERSTAR CONTEST Powered by AMERICAN IDOL® LIVE!, Contest Will Search for Undiscovered Baby Boomers with Star Quality and Amazing Voices Calling all Baby Boomers looking to become America’s next big singing sensation! AARP is launching a national search to make one lucky person’s dream a reality while showing that talent is ageless. Powered by AMERICAN IDOL® LIVE!, AARP’s Boomer Superstar contest is open to anyone born between 1946 and 1964 …

Why Tweets, Posts and Links Matter to Your Job Search

Posted on 06/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Kansas | Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand   If you haven’t looked for a new job in a while, you may be surprised to learn that it’s a different marketplace out there today. If you just sent your resume and cover letter to a hiring manager and hoped the process would follow a normal course of interviews and decision-making, think again.   Today, more than ever, it’s up to you to determine how your skills relate to a specific job opening and to …

Back to Basics: Roadway Fundamentals Refresher

Posted on 06/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Home & Family | Kansas By Julie E. Lee When’s the last time you refreshed your knowledge of the rules of the road? If you’re like most older Americans, it’s probably been decades since you took a driver’s education course and got your first driver’s license. But even the most experienced drivers can benefit from a tune-up.   That’s what new research by AARP and the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, found. Using a driving simulator, the study aimed to uncover areas where …