ID Theft Expert Frank Abagnale Named AARP Ambassador

Posted on 08/26/2015 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Fraud | Health & Wellbeing | Livable Communities | Money & Work | Press “Catch Me if You Can” Author Joins with AARP Fraud Watch Network to Raise Awareness of Cybercrime  Frank W. Abagnale, nationally renowned expert on identity theft and fraud schemes, has been named AARP Fraud Watch Network Ambassador. Abagnale will work with the Fraud Watch Network to provide online programs and community forums to educate consumers about ways to protect themselves from identity theft and cybercrime. Once one of the world’s most famous con artists, Abagnale’s story was told in his …

Join AARP Kansas at the BlackTop Nationals Event in Wichita

Posted on 08/5/2015 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Community | Events AARP Kansas volunteers and staff will be visible at a new event—for us – in Wichita this summer. We’re excited to be part of the 6th Annual Black Top Nationals Show on August 21__23 at Century II in downtown Wichita. This classic car and motorcycle event is touted as the second largest event in Wichita and is expected to draw more than 160,000 people from all over the country. AARP will have a booth inside Century II where we will …

Wichita Caregivers Receive Support at Retreat

Posted on 08/5/2015 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Caregiving | Community | Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources Many of us have been to a retreat of some sort, either through our jobs, churches, or through community groups. But have you ever participated in a caregiver’s retreat? AARP Kansas supported a Caregivers Retreat and 21-day coaching program developed and led by Wakeelah Mutazammil-Martinez in Wichita. Wakeelah, CEO and co-founder of Wakeelah-Wornum, International LLC, created the retreat as one way to support the more than 345,000 caregivers in Kansas. Specifically, the retreat was designed to assist caregivers with developing …

AARP Kansas Survey Reveals Majority of Kansans Concerned About Rising Utility Costs

Posted on 07/23/2015 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Events | Livable Communities | Money & Work   Kansas Voters Also Oppose Efforts to Raise Fixed Monthly Costs for Electric and Gas Service   In the midst of proposed rate increases by Westar Energy and Kansas City Power and Light (KCPL), a majority of Kansas voters surveyed by AARP Kansas indicated they are concerned about future increases in electric rates.   More than eight in ten of those who were surveyed indicated that an increase in their household utility bill would be a significant problem for them.   …

Celebrity Chef Returns to Wichita for Health Cooking Class

Posted on 07/21/2015 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Caregiving | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Livable Communities Celebrity Chef Rock Harper returned to Wichita on Saturday, July 18, 2015, to conduct a hands-on cooking class as part of AARP Kansas efforts to help members prepare healthy meals in order to prevent or manage diseases that are related to obesity and to assist caregivers who cook for themselves and a loved one.   Chef Harper, who is the TV program Hell’s Kitchen (Season Three) winner, created the healthy menu and developed recipes for oven roasted cod with a citrus …

Westar Wants to Raise Rates — Again!

Posted on 07/14/2015 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Community | Events | Livable Communities | Local Resources       If you’re a Westar Energy customer, are you ready to see your utility bills go up? That’s what’s going to happen if the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) grants Westar’s request for a $152 million (almost 8%) annual rate increase. Residential customers with average monthly consumption of 900 kilowatt hours of electricity would have an average monthly increase of $13. In addition, Westar is requesting a return on equity, otherwise known as shareholder profit, of 10% and an …