— Annual Award Recognizes Those Who Make a Powerful Difference in their Community AARP Kansas is now accepting nominations for its 2017 Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ Kansans who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. The award is named for AARP founder Ethel Percy Andrus. “AARP Kansas is excited to shine a light on Kansans who are 50 or older and are using what they’ve learned in life to make …

— At AARP, we never take for granted the freedom and rights that are protected each day by our military men and women.  In honor of Memorial Day, AARP is pleased to offer a special discounted membership rate to all new and renewing members. Call 855-875-3733 to take advantage of our limited-time 25% off discount on your AARP membership.  When you join or renew today, we will work alongside you and our other 37 million members to protect the benefits they have …

— Join us for free webinars and live chats on how to use the latest tech tools. Technology can help you connect with friends and family, drive more safely, control home automation, search for jobs, care for loved ones, learn new skills, and more. But there’s so much new “tech” that it can be hard to keep track of it and how it can help you. Register for AARP’s Online Technology Fair and gain access to free live webinars, video chats …

— AARP Kansas has opened a new office in Wichita, where members can learn more about AARP and take classes on topics such as financial security and preventing fraud. The office is in the Atwater Neighborhood Resource Center at 2755 E. 19th St. N. Click here for information about AARP events in Wichita and other Kansas cities.

—   Great news for our state’s more than 345,000 caregivers and the people for whom they provide care. The Kansas Legislature has passed and Governor Brownback has signed the Kansas Lay Caregivers Act, otherwise known as the Caregiver, Advise, Record and Enable or CARE Act. The new law, which goes into effect on July 1, 2018, will support caregivers when the person they are caring for is hospitalized and then returns home and is in need of care. AARP volunteers …

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— The AARP Fraud Watch Network brings fraud-fighting efforts to consumers nationwide in “Operation: Stop Scams”– a month-long series of events in communities coast-to-coast, as AARP state organizations sponsor more than 150 free local events in nearly every state and the District of Columbia from in April and May, 2017.  Events include: paper-shredding events, fraud education programs – popularly referred to as “scam jams,” Fraud Watch Network background presentations, tele-town halls and phone bank call-out sessions to warn consumers of the …

— Please join us for a FREE screening of Hacksaw Ridge in Wichita, Kansas on Tuesday, April 25 at Warren Theatre East. Hacksaw Ridge is the true story of Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. Doss was the only American solider in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was wrong. Rated …

— With Governor Brownback’s veto of KanCare (the Kansas version of Medicaid) expansion, House Bill 2044, the Kansas House now has the opportunity to put hardworking Kansans first and overturn the governor’s veto. Maren Turner, director of AARP Kansas—with more than 320,000 members age 50 and older in the Sunflower State—issued the following statement, urging the House to take action now. “Hardworking Kansans are counting on their elected State Representatives to override Gov. Brownback’s veto and expand KanCare—bringing access to affordable …

— Shred Instead–Combating fraud is a priority for AARP in Kansas City. Identity thieves routinely search through dumpsters and trash cans, looking to find confidential information. One way to keep your identity safe is to shred documents containing personal information. This includes bank and credit card statements, tax forms, and medical bills. AARP in Kansas City will host a free paper shredding event on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in the parking lot at 9200 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO  64114 Local …

— Learn how to start or grow your small business from fellow entrepreneurs. Live SBA Entrepreneur webinar takes place on Tuesday, April 18th at 6 p.m. CT Looking to turn your unique talents, hobbies or skills into a small business? Or if you’ve already started a business, are you searching for ideas to keep your dreams of success on track? Register for the AARP webinar, From Passion to Profit, and learn from our panel of innovative and inspiring entrepreneurs as they share …