Prairie Village Man Wins Andrus Award

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

About AARP | Kansas | Volunteering   AARP Kansas honored its 2014 outstanding community service volunteer during a luncheon banquet on November 14 at the Ritz Charles in Overland Park. Each year, AARP presents its most prestigious award, the Ethel Percy Andrus Award for Community Service, to an individual or individuals who, through volunteer service, significantly enhance the lives of those in their community. This award symbolizes that individuals have the power and ability to make a difference in the lives of others. The 2014 Andrus …

Join Our Volunteer Team

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

About AARP | Kansas | Volunteering AARP Kansas invites you to join our team and become one of the growing number of AARP volunteers across Kansas.  Our Executive Council oversees the direction of AARP Kansas’ work, while the Diversity Council ensures that all our activities are inclusive. Our advocacy volunteers work to better the lives of 50+ Kansans by improving the laws that impact all as they age and our community outreach volunteers work tirelessly to make their communities more livable. One group of volunteers that is …

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

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

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Kansas | Press 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 …

Retired Emporia Educator Wins National Award

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

About AARP | Kansas | Press AARP Kansas congratulates retired educator Jack Melhorn, Emporia, winner of the 2014 NRTA With Our Youth! Excellence Award in the individual category.  Melhorn was chosen to receive the award in recognition of his nearly 20 years of volunteer service helping youth through the Juvenile Offenders Citizen Review Board (JOCRB) in Kansas. “Jack Melhorn embodies the spirit of the NRTA With Our Youth! Award,” said Dara Dann, vice president for NRTA: AARP’s Educator Community. “For nearly two decades, he has counseled …

Fighting for Issues That Matter to People Age 50+

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

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Kansas | Money & Work | Volunteering 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. …

Check Out Where the Candidates Stand

Posted on 10/30/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Kansas | Local Resources If you haven’t already cast your vote in the 2014 elections, be sure to check out the AARP Voter’s Guide to find out where Kansas candidates stand on issues that are important to those 50 and older.  The topics to which candidates were asked to provide a response include Caregiving, Medicare, Social Security and Financial Security. You can print or email the information to use as a reference when you vote. In 2012, 56% of the vote in Kansas was …