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— Join AARP and the Better Business Bureau, Inc. for a cyber security workshop and learn how to protect yourself online both at home and at work. The event will be on October 12, 2106 at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 50515 East 29th Street N., Wichita, 67220. Learn from the experts how to keep your personal and business information secure. Continental breakfast and networking begins at 8:30 a.m. The program, which includes an expert panel, runs from 9 a.m. to 10:30 …

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— There was a packed house at the Botanica Gardens in Wichita in August as area residents gathered to hear about volunteer opportunities that are available through AARP Kansas. While many of those who attended know AARP for its discounts and insurance product endorsements, many didn’t realize that AARP recruits volunteers to do a variety of work in communities across the state such as advocacy, community outreach, helping prepare tax returns, and teaching safer driving,  as well as serving on the AARP Executive Council and …

— Visitors to the Kansas State Fair can learn why it’s important for presidential and congressional candidates to lay out their plans to keep Social Security strong for current and future generations. The state fair is in Hutchinson Sept. 9-18. AARP volunteers are staffing a booth in the Meadowlark building to encourage voters to be informed about Social Security before going to the polls Nov. 8. More than 521,000 Kansans receive Social Security benefits. To read the candidates’ positions, go to …

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— Joys and Challenges Facing Military Caregivers featuring MG Antonio M. Taguba, USA (Ret.) and Meg Kabat, Department of Veterans Affairs Thursday, September 8th 2pm ET/1pm CT REGISTER HERE After his parents became ill, Major General Antonio “Tony” Taguba and his siblings found themselves unprepared to care for them. Faced with tough decisions about health and finances, they found a way to care for their parents the best they could. Join Major General Taguba and Meg Kabat, National Director, Caregiver Support …

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— Unstuck! Lightening the Heart of the Family Caregiver With Humor featuring Peter Rosenberger Thursday, August 25th  7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT Listen up family caregivers: humor is an expression of a healthy heart — not a defense mechanism! After more than 30 years as a family caregiver for his wife, Gracie, including 78 operations, 60 doctors in 12 hospitals and $9 million in medical bills, Peter Rosenberger has learned: it’s OK to laugh! Join him for this free online event …

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— Photo by Stephen Smith Op-Ed by AARP Kansas Director Maren E. Turner, as published in the Wichita Eagle, August 22, 2016   While the race for the White House dominates this summer’s news, new findings about Social Security should concern Kansas workers who are paying into Social Security today. If our leaders don’t act, anyone under age 50 could see their benefits cut by nearly 25 percent starting the day they receive their first Social Security check. We have long …

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—   With more than 43.5 million family caregivers in the United States, support for this silent army continues to grow.  From books to support groups, training classes and apps – the challenge has become connecting caregivers to available resources.  That’s why AARP has its I Heart Caregivers initiative. Join AARP Oklahoma state director, Sean Voskuhl, AARP Wisconsin state director, Sam Wilson and AARP caregiving expert Amy Goyer as they discuss AARP’s I Heart Caregivers initiative and offer tips to help family …

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— Celebrity Chef Rock Harper will be in Wichita on Saturday, August 13, 2016 to share his cooking skills with a group of African American men and women who want to learn more about preparing healthy meals. AARP Kansas sponsors the class each year as a way of underscoring the importance of healthy eating, as well as exercise, to combat  diabetes and other health issues.  Diabetes and high blood pressure are just two of the diseases that disproportionately impact the African …

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— Interview skills can always be improved and practiced, so don’t miss out and go into your next interview cold! AARP wants to help you by taking you behind the scenes of an interview, and help you learn what questions to ask, and what questions to avoid. Don’t miss our interactive  webinar “Interview Intel: Behind the Scenes Advice to Win Your Job” featuring AARP Jobs expert Kerry Hannon Tuesday August 9th at 3PM ET/ 2PM CT. Be sure to Register NOW! …

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—   Congratulations to Andrea “Ande” Bozarth, AARP Kansas Associate State Director for Community Outreach, who is the first recipient of the Sherrie Gordon Award for Excellence in Multicultural Leadership. Ande was nominated for the national award by AARP Kansas Director Maren Turner for her work with the American Indian/Native American Community in Kansas. Ande, in her work with the AARP Kansas Diversity Council, has established strong working relationships with members of the four tribes in Kansas. AARP Kansas has been pleased to partner …