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AARP Kansas is pleased to be a sponsor of the 2016 Riverfest celebration in Wichita. The festival will take place from June 3 through June 11 by the river in downtown Wichita. Be sure to join AARP on Tuesday, June 7 as we salute the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces at 7:45 on the RedGuard Stage. There will be a moment of Reflection to pay tribute to all those who have served our country through the military. …

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Ever wish you could communicate better with e-mail or Skype? Have you wondered about online safety and cloud computing? AARP and the Microsoft Store are teaming up to provide FREE classes that will help you bridge the digital divide. Classes will be held at the Microsoft Store in Oak Park Mall. There will be computers that you can use, and coffee and pastries will be provided. All classes are from 10:00 am to 11:00 am and doors open at 9:30 …

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  AARP Kansas staff, and volunteers from across the state, were joined by members of the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new state office location on Friday, May 20th.  The new office is located at 6220 SW 29th Street, Suite 300 in Topeka. It’s near the corner of 29th and Wanamaker and shares the building with the Community Blood Bank. The AARP Kansas state office was formerly located in downtown Topeka at 6th and …

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  Every year AARP Kansas recognizes an outstanding volunteer in our state with The Andrus Award. The Andrus Award for Community Service honors volunteers who  spark change and improve their communities one act at a time. The award honors the spirit of AARP’s founder, Ethel Percy Andrus, who started AARP when she found a retired educator in need. The Kansas recipient in 2015 was Robert J. “Bob” Roberts, who is an AARP advocacy volunteer and a member of the Pittsburg AARP chapter. …

Music could be the best-kept secret for family caregivers and the people they love! Research shows tangible benefits of music for the health, quality of life and stress level for both the caregiver and the person for whom they care. Join SingFit Co-Founder Andy Tubman, a music therapist who is an expert on music and the brain, for a free interactive webinar presented by AARP titled, “Turn Up the Volume and Turn Down the Stress: How Music Can Help Family Caregivers.” …

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Mother’s day is almost here! If you are thinking about scheduling last minute flower deliveries beware! With thousands of online flowers being ordered, crooks have hit a new low of setting up fake online flower shops, and then promoting then all over the internet. They attract buyers by claiming to have cheap prices, but in reality are just taking your credit card info and, you guessed it, not delivering flowers. Make sure to research the seller. Do your homework and …

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From finding a job to making the most of your work day, AARP will present free a webinar titled Trade Your Dress Shoes for Slippers: The Inside Scoop on Being a Teleworker,”  Tuesday May 10th. Sharon Emek, Founder and CEO of Work At Home Vintage Experts (WAHVE) and former professor at Rutgers, will give you tips on teleworking, help you avoid work-from-home scams and find reputable employers who are hiring teleworkers. She’ll be joined by AARP North Carolina volunteer Stan C. …

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AARP Kansas invites members and their guests to an open house May 20, from noon to 6 p.m., at its new office in southwest Topeka. Attendees can learn more about AARP and consider ways to volunteer. The office, at 6220 SW 29th St., Suite 300, offers free parking. Guests can visit with AARP staff and volunteers and enjoy some snacks while learning about local caregiving resources, how to prevent fraud, how to help keep utility rates affordable and how to …

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When it comes to landing a job, you can’t just be a little better than the competition — you have to stand out from the crowd! Our interactive webinar Beat the Competition, Stand Out from the Crowd & Land Your Next Job, will help you learn dynamic ways to write cover letters and resumes that get noticed. Plus, learn how you can make an impression that helps you move from job seeker to employee. Get the details here. [Photo credit: …

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Charity cares for her grandmother, Joan, who suffered a severe stroke several years ago. Charity, along with other family members, helps take care of Joan so she can remain in her own home. While difficult at times, Charity wouldn’t have it any other way. Charity is not alone. She is just one of 345,000 family caregivers across Kansas who work tirelessly caring for older parents and grandparents, spouses, friends, or other loved ones so that they can continue living independently, …