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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: …

Joan and Charity

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, …

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Are you a family caregiver running on an empty tank? Don’t miss our interactive webinar that will help you learn how to take care of yourself as you care for a loved one. We’ll share practical advice and firsthand experience on how you can balance your physical, mental and emotional health! Register now for details. [Photo credit: i-stock.com/Cathy Yeulet]

AARP Live

Disasters strike without warning.  Whether it’s hurricanes, tornadoes, fires or floods – being prepared is the key to keeping yourself and your loved ones safe in a crisis. On the next AARP Live on Thursday, April 21 at 9 p.m. CDT, AARP Oklahoma state director, Sean Voskuhl , AARP Wisconsin state director, Sam Wilson and AARP Alabama volunteer, Sherry Kolodziejczak will discuss ways you can prepare yourself for an emergency.  They’ll share the latest guidance from FEMA, explain how technology can …

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  Volunteers are a critical resource for AARP and the work we do to make a positive impact on the lives of others right here in Kansas. The AARP Kansas office is looking for volunteers who are interested in working on a variety of issues that are important to Kansans and their families. Our advocacy volunteers monitor legislation that impacts those 50 and older, testify on bills, and connect with legislators across the state so they know where we stand on particular …

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You’re Invited to Our Virtual Viewing Party: Staying Competitive with Work & Jobs! Register and watch our online lessons on your computer or mobile device. As a thank you, everyone who registers will receive a free stainless steel travel mug! Watch the videos – which will teach you how to use Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogs, YouTube and more to stay competitive in the job market.  You can take a short quiz for a chance to win our grand prize – a $250 …

Financial Security

AARP Kansas is pleased  to once again to be part of the Financial Freedom Expo, set for Saturday, April 16, in Wichita. The Expo will provide participants with a wide variety of information and resources to promote financial literacy.  This free event will be held from  9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Urban Preparatory Academy located at 2821 E. 24th Street. The Expo is organized by The Community Voice and the Kansas State Conference of NAACP branches which are lead partners of …

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Every 2 seconds, someone’s identity gets stolen. That’s why AARP launched the Fraud Watch Network – to arm people of all ages with the tools they need to spot and avoid scams. By participating in the Fraud Watch Network, Kansans can find out how to protect themselves from fraud and identity theft by learning the common tactics scam artists use to bilk millions of people each year out of billions of dollars. One way consumers can protect themselves is to …

AARP Kansas Office

AARP Kansas is now in a new location in Topeka.  In October 2015, the office was relocated to space on the southwest side of the city. The new address is 6220 SW 29th Street, Suite 300, Topeka, Kansas 66614. The building is shared with the Community Blood Bank. The new office building allows for better parking for AARP volunteers who visit, participate in meetings, and perform office-related work for AARP Kansas, as well as other visitors to the office. Although the …