Volunteering with AARP in Kansas

Volunteering with AARP in Kansas

Posted on 04/2/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Volunteering While we sincerely appreciate volunteers every single day of the year, there is a special week each year designated time to honor volunteers.  This year, that week is April 6 – 12, 2014. We want to thank the dedicated volunteers here in our state who spend their time working on issues that impact the 50 and older population in Kansas.  We thank: *the IRS-trained AARP Tax-Aide volunteers who help low-to middle income Kansans prepare and file their taxes; *the AARP …

Make a Difference on Issues That Matter

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering AARP is recruiting volunteers to make a difference on issues important to Kansans age 50-plus. AARP Kansas volunteers address a wide range of issues, from protecting Social Security and Medicare to ensuring fair utility rates, improving access to health care, making communities age-friendly and helping older workers find jobs or start businesses. Volunteers in the Topeka area can help track bills or testify at legislative committee hearings. Volunteers across the state can attend public hearings and town hall meetings, research …

AARP Volunteer Leadership Institute Selects Kansas Resident

AARP Volunteer Leadership Institute Selects Kansas Resident

Posted on 03/17/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Volunteering   Congratulations to Judy Bellome of Lawrence on her selection to participate in AARP’s Volunteer Leadership Institute or VLI, a rigorous and innovative year-long training program designed to elevate highly skilled and motivated AARP volunteers to the next level of volunteer leadership.  Bellome will be joined by 33 other exceptional AARP volunteers from across the country, who will meet both in person and virtually throughout the year to build their leadership strengths in one of three chosen “tracks” – advocacy, …

What's Up for 2014 at AARP Kansas

What’s Up for 2014 at AARP Kansas

Posted on 01/17/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Volunteering By Maren Turner, Director, AARP Kansas Last year was a productive year for AARP Kansas —we worked with partners to establish the only Grandparents Park in the state, successfully lobbied against unfair rate increases for residential utilities customers, and sponsored roll- up- your- sleeves hands-on cooking classes that make a difference in the preventive health of Kansans. I wish there was space to tell you more about all our work.   Now, it is time to get to work and …

Want to Change Your Life? Volunteer.

Posted on 12/2/2013 by | AARP National | Comments

Volunteering By Lester Strong, Vice President and Chief Executive of AARP Experience Corps It’s December. That part of the year when winter officially descends, providing us with short days and long, quiet nights. It’s a time when people reflect on their lives, giving thought to what they are doing now and where they want to be in the future. No matter the age or stage in life, as the year draws to a close nearly everyone takes time to “reimagine” their …

Hunger Advocate Receives AARP Kansas Andrus Award

Hunger Advocate Receives AARP Kansas Andrus Award

Posted on 11/5/2013 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Volunteering   Frank McBride of Salina is the 2013 winner of AARP’s most prestigious award for community service in the state.  Each year, AARP presents the Ethel Percy Andrus Award for Community Service to an individual or individuals who, through volunteer service, significantly enhance the lives of those in their community.  This award symbolizes that individuals have the power and ability to make a difference in the lives of others.   The 2013 Andrus Award for Community Service was presented to …