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 …

Blocking Telemarketers from Calling Cellphones

Posted on 06/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Home & Family | Kansas | Money & Work In a move backed by AARP Kansas, state lawmakers unanimously passed legislation to extend the Kansas No-Call Act to protect consumers’ cellphones from unwanted telemarketing calls. While cellphone numbers can be included in the National Do Not Call Registry, the Kansas law previously covered only landline numbers. Kansans can register their cellphones or landlines by calling toll-free 888-382-1222 or visiting donotcall.gov. Phone numbers need to be registered only once for life. Charities and political organizations are permitted by law to …

Securing Your Financial Future–Topeka Event

Posted on 05/30/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Events | Kansas | Money & Work | Press   Want to learn more about how to secure your financial future? AARP is working to ensure you have the tools and resources you need to live independently as you age. Whether you are still working to fund the retirement you want, you’re newly retired, or you’re providing care for an aging parent while balancing all of life’s other responsibilities, we want you to have all the information you need to make informed decisions about your financial future. Join AARP …

Andrea Bozarth Receives AARP Community Outreach Award

Posted on 05/23/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Kansas | Press Congratulations to Andrea Bozarth, AARP Kansas Associate State Director for Community Outreach, for receiving the Maureen McKoy Excellence in Service Award, from AARP. This national award recognizes an employee who has fostered significant volunteer engagement, service or community outreach on the job. The award honors Maureen, who was ASD- Community Outreach in Pennsylvania until her 2009 death in a car crash. “I love being part of the AARP mission in Kansas,” said Ande. “I’m grateful that I have a job …

AARP Kansas Presses Congress on Vital Issues During Older Americans Month

Posted on 05/21/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Kansas     Issues Include Bipartisan Older Americans Act, Medicare, Age Discrimination, Transportation Safety and More  WASHINGTON, DC – Today, in the midst of Older Americans Month, AARP Kansas visited Capitol Hill to urge their elected representatives to back bills, including the Older Americans Act, that can help Americans live their best lives. Visits to the offices of Senators Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran and Members of the U.S. House of Representatives Tim Huelscamp, Mike Pompeo, Lynn Jenkins and Kevin Yoder …

Inside the Mind of a Con Artist

Posted on 05/16/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Events | Kansas | Money & Work | Press Frauds and scams will be the focus of this month’s AARP Live airing Thursday, May 22nd at 9 p.m. CT on the RFD-TV network.   May is older American’s month and, unfortunately, older Americans are often the target of con artists. We’ll go inside the mind of one crook as he reveals how he was so successful scamming grandparents. And, we’ll share tips and information how to keep you from becoming a victim.   Panelists on this month’s show will …