Greater Role for Nurses Sought in Legislature

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing AARP Kansas is backing legislation that could improve access to health care across the state. The measure would allow advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to practice in Kansas without having a written agreement with a physician. APRNs have postgraduate degrees and advanced training. The legislation would require them to hold national certification in a particular area of practice and to carry malpractice insurance. In some cases, they would be allowed to sign documents that currently require a doctor’s signature. Kansas …

We Hope You’ll Join Our Team

Posted on 02/24/2015 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving By Maren Turner, AARP Kansas Director Passage of the CARE Act (House Bill 2058) into law is important for more than 605,000 caregivers in Kansas. But, how can we best communicate the message to lawmakers? One way is to talk to them, face to face, at a moment’s notice, while they are working in Topeka. We are so fortunate at AARP to have a core of volunteers who live in the capital city area who are just as willing as …

Dr. Carter G. Woodson: His Peculiar Road to Becoming the Father of Black History

Posted on 02/12/2015 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Home & Family Photo with permission from ASALH (http://asalh100.org/)   He was born to former slaves in 1875. His parents, Anne Eliza (Riddle) and James Henry Woodson, could neither read nor write. Instead of going to school, he stayed home and worked the family farm in New Canton, Va. Having largely taught himself, he didn’t attend high school until he was 20 years old. And yet, as a man with this humble childhood experience, Carter Godwin Woodson went on to attend Berea College …

Want to Save Money AND Be a Safe Driver?

Posted on 02/10/2015 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Local Resources   By Mike Flanagan, AARP Kansas Driver Safety Program State Coordinator Looking for a way to save money and learn how to be a safer driver in the process? Did you know that in the State of Kansas anyone with a valid driver’s license can take the “Smart Driver” safety course sponsored by AARP? The process is very simple, the experience is fun and the savings are GREAT! First, locate a Smart Driver course in your general vicinity by calling 1-888-227-7669. Take …

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program Offers Kansans Free Tax Preparation Assistance

Posted on 02/5/2015 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Local Resources   Beginning this month, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. Last year this program helped more than 30,000 Kansans receive nearly $13.5 million in refunds.AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 48th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention the older population. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this …

Tax ID Theft – One of the Fastest Growing Crimes. Here’s what you need to know.

Posted on 01/30/2015 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP Fraud targeting taxpayers continues to run rampant nationwide and right here in Kansas. Watch out for these two tax crimes making headlines: tax identity theft and the IRS imposter scam. Tax ID Theft What is it? Your personal information is stolen for a fraudulent refund. More specifically, tax identity theft can involve: • filing a tax return using another person’s Social Security number, • claiming someone else’s children as dependents, or • claiming a tax refund using a deceased taxpayer’s …