Happy Anniversary Medicare! AARP Unveils Help Tool

Posted on 07/29/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Press   WASHINGTON — On the eve of Medicare’s 49th anniversary, AARP introduces a new Medicare Q & A Tool that provides consumers with easy-to-understand answers to commonly asked questions on insurance plan choices, coverage, and costs. The free online tool helps people understand eligibility requirements, gives useful information on how Medicare works, and explains when they may enroll. “President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare into law 49 years ago on July 30, 1965, and AARP has proudly fought to protect and …

Happy Anniversary Grandparents Park!

Posted on 07/18/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Press   On July 20, 2013, the first Grandparents Park in Kansas was dedicated.  Located in the Tri-S Neighborhood in the south part of Wichita, it’s a great place for residents of all ages to play, exercise, and relax.  Be sure to watch this video of the opening celebration. For information on how the Grandparents Park came to be, visit the AARP Livable Communities website.

AARP Scorecard Ranks Kansas 17th in Meeting Long-Term Care Needs of Older Residents

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Press But more must be done to improve long-term services and supports, especially in the area of quality care Topeka, Kansas – Kansas ranks 17th when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents, and AARP warns more must be done, at an accelerated pace, to improve quality of care and effective transitions from nursing homes to community settings. This, according to a new, comprehensive state-by-state Scorecard from AARP with support of the nation’s leading organizations behind quality …

Are You the Boomer Superstar AARP is Looking For?

Posted on 06/16/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Press AARP LAUNCHES SEARCH FOR AMERICA’S TOP BOOMER TALENT WITH BOOMER SUPERSTAR CONTEST Powered by AMERICAN IDOL® LIVE!, Contest Will Search for Undiscovered Baby Boomers with Star Quality and Amazing Voices Calling all Baby Boomers looking to become America’s next big singing sensation! AARP is launching a national search to make one lucky person’s dream a reality while showing that talent is ageless. Powered by AMERICAN IDOL® LIVE!, AARP’s Boomer Superstar contest is open to anyone born between 1946 and 1964 …

Securing Your Financial Future–Topeka Event

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

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

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 …