AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers Save Money for Kansans

Posted on 05/22/2015 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Finances 50+ | Money & Work | Press By Steve Robins, Kansas State Coordinator, Tax-Aide April 15 marked the end of the 2014 tax season. It was an especially challenging year as our volunteers dealt with questions about whether taxpayers had health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act. But that didn’t stop the 387 Kansas AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers from preparing taxes at 77 sites throughout the state. We completed over 18,100 federal and 18,600 state tax returns at no charge to our clients. That represents over …

Join Our Virtual Career Fair on June 9, 2015

Posted on 05/22/2015 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Events | Local Resources | Money & Work | Press       AARP presents its next Virtual Career Fair (VCF) on Tuesday, June 9, from 9 am – 1 pm CT, featuring at least 20 Life Reimagined for Work* Pledge organizations. At least 20 organizations such as AT&T, American Red Cross, BB&T, Blue Buffalo, AlliedBarton, and Optum will connect with experienced workers through their virtual booths.   Job seekers can chat with recruiters, submit their résumés, view job openings, and tap into on-site resources. There will also be scheduled chats where …

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 …