Securing Your Financial Future–Events Coming Up

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

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

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 …

AARP’s New CEO – Jo Ann Jenkins

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

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 …

AARP Celebrates Social Security’s 79th Anniversary

Posted on 08/13/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Press   As Social Security remains important and wildly popular to millions, AARP offers tools and advocates for a strong program. WASHINGTON, DC – On the eve of the 79th anniversary of the creation of Social Security, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement: “AARP salutes Social Security, whose growing importance to millions of American families of all political stripes deserves to be celebrated. Social Security provides earned benefits to approximately 58 million people: 41 million retired workers …

Securing Your Financial Future–Wichita Events

Posted on 08/7/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Press Today, a secure financial future is out of reach for many Kansans, especially those without access to an employer savings plan.  Would you like to decrease debt, increase savings, and be better prepared for a secure future? Please join AARP and local financial planning professionals at two free sessions in Wichita.  Find out what people are doing today to ensure the financial outcomes and security they want for tomorrow.  You may attend either session or both! The first session is …

Celebrity Chef to Teach Healthy Cooking Class in Wichita

Posted on 08/1/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Press AARP Kansas has invited Hell’s Kitchen (Season Three) winner and celebrity Chef Rock Harper to Wichita to conduct a hands-on class on how to prepare healthy meals in order to prevent diseases that are related to obesity. Chef Harper will be in Wichita at the Beech Activity Center, 9710 E. Central, on Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for the meal preparation and tasting. Once the meal is completed with Chef Harper instructing and overseeing its …