— AARP Kansas announced a winner for the AARP Community Challenge, which aims to create change and improve quality of life at the community level. The winning project is The Wichita Public Library’s launch of three historical walking tours accessible through the PocketSights app. The project was partially funded through the AARP Community Challenge grant and is set to be completed by November 1, 2017. “We’re excited that we can assist The Wichita Library Foundation with its project to engage older …

— AARP and the Microsoft Store at Oak Park Mall in Overland Park have teamed up to offer a variety of free computer classes on topics from keeping safe online to operating systems to social media. There will be different classes each month to help you learn to use your digital resources better. If you want to learn to manage your digital photos, communicate with Skype and social media, or just learn more about using your computer, these classes can help! …

— AARP Kansas is pleased to once again co-sponsor the annual Wichita Pride Family Picnic at O.J. Watson Park in Wichita on Saturday, June 17, 2017 beginning at 11 am.  Bring your family and friends for food and fun. A Wichita Pride 2017 button is required to attend. Buttons cost $5 and may be purchased at the event. On Sunday, June 18, AARP Kansas volunteers and staff will also be part of the Pride Parade which starts at 1 p.m. at 510 …

Movies For Grownups

—   AARP Kansas is pleased to invite members and guests in Wichita to a free screening of American Masters – Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise in honor of Black History Month! This is the first feature documentary about the incomparable Dr. Maya Angelou (1928-2014), best known for her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Distinctly referred to as “a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture,” she gave people the freedom to think about their history in a …

—   Join AARP on Thursday, January 26 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. CT for AARP’s free Online Career Fair: Spotlight on Part-Time Work.  This live event is a great way for job seekers to: Re-charge their job search Connect with local and national employers and volunteer organizations, such as Lord & Taylor, Jackson Hewitt and Goodwill Industries Chat with recruiters, submit résumés, view job openings, and tap into on-site educational resources Get timely job search advice during four live webinars and …

—   AARP research consistently finds that the vast majority of people age 50 and older want to stay in their homes and communities for as long as possible. Do you need ideas to make your home more suitable for anyone to live in, regardless of age or physical ability? You’ll find it at the AARP booth at this year’s Fall Remodeling and Decorating Expo in Wichita on October 22 and 23, 2016. The show will be at Century II, 225 …

— Outsmarting investment fraud and learning how to be a part of the AARP Fraud Watch Network and all it has to offer are just two of the topics that will be discussed at the 18th Annual Western Summit in Hays on Thursday, October 6, 2016.  Other topics include activities for seniors at the Hays Recreation Center, athletics at Fort Hays State University (FHSU), fraudulent practices in acquiring antiques, a presentation on relationships with China by Dr. Ed Hammond, education professor …

— Kansans can learn how to protect themselves from digital scams by attending a cybersecurity seminar on Wednesday, Oct. 12, in Wichita. According to the FBI, Kansas was home to nearly 1,800 victims of cybercrime in 2015, with more than $3.8 million in losses. About 43 percent of the victims were 50 or older. Organized by the Better Business Bureau with assistance from AARP Kansas, the Kansas Small Business Development Center and the National Cyber Security Alliance, the program is designed …

— Join AARP and the Better Business Bureau, Inc. for a cyber security workshop and learn how to protect yourself online both at home and at work. The event will be on October 12, 2106 at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 50515 East 29th Street N., Wichita, 67220. Learn from the experts how to keep your personal and business information secure. Continental breakfast and networking begins at 8:30 a.m. The program, which includes an expert panel, runs from 9 a.m. to 10:30 …

— There was a packed house at the Botanica Gardens in Wichita in August as area residents gathered to hear about volunteer opportunities that are available through AARP Kansas. While many of those who attended know AARP for its discounts and insurance product endorsements, many didn’t realize that AARP recruits volunteers to do a variety of work in communities across the state such as advocacy, community outreach, helping prepare tax returns, and teaching safer driving,  as well as serving on the AARP Executive Council and …