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 …

AARP Kansas Welcomes New Executive Council Member

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

About AARP | Volunteering AARP Kansas is pleased to announce the appointment of John Settich, Atchison, to the Executive Council. Settich, who chose teaching as his encore career, earned his doctorate in public policy-political science at age 56 from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Originally from St. Louis, his first career was politics in Kansas in local government and finally serving the late Congressman Bill Roy as press secretary.  His second career was in management of medical associations in Chicago for 24 years …

Piensa primero en la seguridad: consejos para alquilar un automóvil durante las vacaciones

Posted on 04/16/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

About AARP | Community | Español Por AARP Driver Safety Las vacaciones por lo general se pasan viajando a un destino nuevo, en el cual no tienes experiencia conduciendo o no estás familiarizado con las leyes estatales. Y para rematar, conduces un automóvil que no es tuyo. Cuando alquiles un auto durante las vacaciones, quizás lo primero que pienses sea cuántos pasajeros tendrás o si habrá más de un conductor. Luego tal vez pienses en las opciones de reabastecimiento de combustible y el horario de devolución …

AARP Participates in 2015 Financial Freedom Expo

Posted on 04/16/2015 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Community | Events | Finances 50+ | Fraud | Money & Work AARP Kansas is pleased to participate in this year’s Financial Freedom Expo and Summit which will be held on Saturday, April 18 in Wichita.  The theme for this year’s Expo is “Get Your Money Right”! The Financial Freedom Expo is an official event of Money Smart Kansas, an annual outreach initiative designed to promote and encourage financial awareness for all ages through classes, workshops and the delivery of various resources.  The event is free and open to the public. Workshops …