AARP Encourages Support of the CARE Act in 2015 Kansas Legislative Session

Posted on 12/19/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Press There’s a group of unsung heroes that fan out every day across Kansas. In cities big and small, rural and urban, they do things like give baths and help others get dressed. They dispense medicine and provide transportation to doctor’s appointments. They are family caregivers. More than 600,000 family caregivers in the Kansas make it possible for their loved ones to live independently at home. By helping with basic tasks of daily living, their mothers and fathers, husbands and wives, …

Wichita Grandparents Park is Featured as a Program with a Purpose by Milken Institute

Posted on 11/20/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Press Note:  Three Kansas cities made the list of Best Cities for Successful Aging.  In the large metros category, Wichita ranks 27th Best City, and in the smaller metros category, Lawrence ranks 30th and Topeka ranks 60th.  Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer signed the mayor’s pledge to make his city work better for older adults.  You can check it out at the link below.  In addition, the Wichita Grandparents Park, a collaboration between AARP Kansas, the City of Wichita, the Central Plains …

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

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

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

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 …

Outsmarting Investment Fraud

Posted on 10/7/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Press AARP Kansas invites you to attend an interactive and dynamic workshop on outsmarting investment fraud.  The workshop will also provide ways to protect your hard-earned nest egg.  Experts from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and AARP Foundation will be on hand to walk you through ways to protect your investments and ways to prevent becoming a victim of investment-related scams. Refreshments will be provided and no products will be sold or promoted. The first event will be on Wednesday, …

Financial Security Workshops Coming Up in Hays

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

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 …