AARP Testimony for KCP&L Rate Hike Request Public Hearing

Posted on 05/21/2015 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Home & Family | Press May 18, 2015 Kansas Corporation Commission AARP Kansas Comments on KCP&L Gas Docket No. 15-KCPE-116-RTS By David Wilson, AARP Kansas Lead Volunteer   Chair Shari Fiest Albrecht, Commissioner Jay Scott Emler, and Commissioner Pat Apple, thank you for the opportunity to provide comments concerning the KCP&L rate increase request, Docket No.15-KCPE-116-RTS. For the record, my name is David Wilson and I serve as a Lead Volunteer and Past State President for AARP Kansas. AARP Kansas has more than 320,000 members …

KCP&L Rate Hike Hearing–May 18 at KU Edwards Campus

Posted on 05/15/2015 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Local Resources | Money & Work | Press AARP Kansas is encouraging customers of Kansas City Power and Light (KCP&L) who live in Kansas to make their voices heard about the proposed rate hike the company has requested be approved by the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC). In January 2015, KCP&L filed for a rate increase to up electricity rates by 12.5%. For an average residential customer, this increase, if approved, would result in an additional monthly charge of approximately $11.67 per household. The KCC is holding a public hearing …

Nominations Open for Andrus Award for Community Service

Posted on 05/13/2015 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Community | Press | Volunteering   AARP Kansas is now accepting nominations for its annual Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors Kansans age 50+ who share their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. The 2015 Andrus Award recipient will be honored at an event in their community. “AARP Kansas is excited to shine a light on 50+ Kansans who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said Glenda DuBoise, …

Is Your Neighborhood Livable? Find Out with the AARP Livable Index Tool

Posted on 04/28/2015 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Community | Home & Family | Local Resources   Wichita named a featured city in the Livability Index report for its Grandparents Park   The AARP Public Policy Institute has launched the AARP Livability Index, a first of its kind resource that allows people to determine how well their communities are meeting their current and future needs. People, policy makers and the private sector can use the Livability Index to measure how their location – down to the neighborhood level – rates across a comprehensive range of metrics that reflect user …

U.S. Senate Votes on Medicare law

Posted on 04/23/2015 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Health & Wellbeing | Press On April 14, 2015, the U.S. Senate voted on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 (H.R. 2) that permanently replaces the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula used to calculate reimbursements to physicians under Medicare. The Senate also voted on the Cardin-Vitter “Seniors’ Amendment” which was a Key Vote for AARP. AARP applauds the momentous bipartisan Senate vote on MACRA to repeal and replace the flawed SGR formula with an improved payment system and thanks President Obama …

“The Talk”

Posted on 04/17/2015 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Community | Home & Family | Local Resources     By Mike Flanagan – AARP Driver Safety Program Volunteer State Coordinator – Kansas   We all undoubtedly remember when our parents had “the talk” with us when we were in our formative years. We also probably remember having to have “the talk” with our kids when they were pre or early teens. Now, many of us have come full circle and have to have “the talk” with either one or both of our parents, a spouse, friend, neighbor or …