Financial Security Workshops Coming Up in Hays

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

About AARP | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Kansas | Money & Work | Press 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 …

Securing Your Financial Future–Events Coming Up

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

About AARP | Events | Kansas | Money & Work | Press   AARP Kansas continues to move around the state hosting financial security events to help Kansans 50 and older better prepare for a secure financial future and learn how to protect their hard-earned financial assets. “We want people to have the tools and information they need to make good decisions about their finances and know how to protect them,” said AARP Kansas Director Maren Turner. The last two events were held in Wichita on August 18 and 19th. AARP Regional …

A Majority of Americans Haven’t Practiced Emergency Preparedness

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

About AARP | Health & Wellbeing | Kansas | Local Resources | Press   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

About AARP | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Kansas 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. …

AARP’s New CEO – Jo Ann Jenkins

Posted on 09/10/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Kansas | Press   AARP welcomes its new Chief Executive Officer Jo Ann Jenkins! Board of Directors Chair Carol Raphael issued the following statement about Jenkins: “A proven, visionary leader, Jo Ann Jenkins is set to lead AARP as its new CEO. “Under Jo Ann’s leadership, AARP is poised to empower people 50 and older to reach their real possibilities and to live their best lives, said AARP Board of Directors Chair Carol Raphael. “As Chief Operating Officer, Jo Ann has already proven …

New Law Protects Vulnerable Adults from Exploitation

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Kansas | Money & Work A new state law aims to better protect vulnerable Kansans by making it a crime to financially exploit a dependent adult age 70 or older. The law defines “mistreatment of an elder person” as taking unfair advantage of the person’s financial resources and personal property, and makes the crime a felony if the value of items taken exceeds $1,000. Legislators heard testimony that the most common perpetrators of financial abuse are family members. As a member of the Senior Consumer …