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— Kansas City area residents who want to sharpen their computer skills can enroll in free classes at the Microsoft store at Oak Park Mall in Overland Park. The classes, which run from June through December, focus on topics such as how to use Skype videoconferencing software, how to avoid online fraud, how and why to use cloud computing, and the basics of using the Microsoft Office suite of software. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and each hour-long class begins at …

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— Stop spending time trying and start spending more time doing when it comes to everyday technology! Now a days advancements in technology, much of which you may already own, are allowing Family Caregivers to be the best that they can. Join Tricia Sandiego and Mike Lee as they team up to maximize your potential  in AARP’s latest webinar, “Lighten the Family Caregiver Load Using Everyday Technology.” Register now to watch live at 2PM ET/ 1PM CT on Wednesday, June 29. …

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— Mark your calendar and join us for a free movie night! The recently released movie, Hello, My Name is Doris, is back in Wichita on Thursday, June 23 for one night only. AARP members and their guests are invited to attend a free AARP Movies for Grownups screening of this 2016 film starring Sally Field. Hello, My Name is Doris is a witty and compassionate late-life coming-of-age-story. After a lifetime of being overlooked and ignored, a woman of a certain …

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— If you’re a 50+ job seeker, what’s the first thing you should do? Don’t miss our interactive webinar “Target, Conquer & Focus: Getting Back to Work” Tuesday, June 14th at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT!  Holly Brack — National Program Coordinator at AARP Foundation with over 20 years of experience teaching job search skills — will help you learn how to target your job search, conquer the job application, focus on yourself and stay strong. She’ll be joined by Back to …

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—   Introducing AARP’s Pop Up! Family Caregiver Game. The game that helps you learn about valuable caregiving resources and lets you enter for the chance to win prizes. Just like a game show, you play with everyone else and score points for each question you answer correctly. Instant prizes will be given away daily at random! And, at the end of the game, one lucky sweepstakes winner will receive a gift card! You’ll earn an entry into the sweepstakes every …

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— On June 3, 2016, AARP welcomed new members and officers to its all-volunteer Board of Directors, including the organization’s newest Board Chair, Joan Ruff, of Kansas.  The new Board President is Eric Schneidewind, of Michigan, the Board member who serves as AARP’s principal volunteer spokesperson. Along with four other officers, they will serve until June of 2018. The all-volunteer, Board of Directors is the governing body of AARP. The Board provides strategic direction, sets policy and provides governance oversight for AARP. …

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— Active duty military members can get free admission to Riverfest events in Wichita on June 7. Riverfest, the largest annual community event in the state, features concerts, parades, eating contests and athletic events. This year’s festival runs June 3-June 11. AARP Kansas is sponsoring a military salute to veterans on June 7 at 7:45 p.m. on the RedGuard stage. A concert with Sinbad and Rudy Love will take place on the stage immediately afterward. In addition, AARP Kansas staff and …

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— AARP Kansas is pleased to be a sponsor of the 2016 Riverfest celebration in Wichita. The festival will take place from June 3 through June 11 by the river in downtown Wichita. Be sure to join AARP on Tuesday, June 7 as we salute the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces at 7:45 on the RedGuard Stage. There will be a moment of Reflection to pay tribute to all those who have served our country through the military. …

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— Ever wish you could communicate better with e-mail or Skype? Have you wondered about online safety and cloud computing? AARP and the Microsoft Store are teaming up to provide FREE classes that will help you bridge the digital divide. Classes will be held at the Microsoft Store in Oak Park Mall. There will be computers that you can use, and coffee and pastries will be provided. All classes are from 10:00 am to 11:00 am and doors open at 9:30 …

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—   AARP Kansas staff, and volunteers from across the state, were joined by members of the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new state office location on Friday, May 20th.  The new office is located at 6220 SW 29th Street, Suite 300 in Topeka. It’s near the corner of 29th and Wanamaker and shares the building with the Community Blood Bank. The AARP Kansas state office was formerly located in downtown Topeka at 6th and …