Wichita

Happy Anniversary Grandparents Park!

Posted on 07/18/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Kansas | Press   On July 20, 2013, the first Grandparents Park in Kansas was dedicated.  Located in the Tri-S Neighborhood in the south part of Wichita, it’s a great place for residents of all ages to play, exercise, and relax.  Be sure to watch this video of the opening celebration. For information on how the Grandparents Park came to be, visit the AARP Livable Communities website.

AARP South Central Kansas Summit Coming to Wichita!

Posted on 10/3/2013 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Events | Kansas | Local Resources Guest blog by AARP Kansas staff member Janet Clearwater. Hot topics such as the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare), Amtrak passenger rail service through Wichita, and proposed changes to Social Security will be explored during the 2013 AARP South Central Kansas Summit on October 17th at the WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex in Wichita. Guest speakers include Stephene Moore, Region 7 Director for the Department of Health and Human Services, who will share information about the Affordable Care Act; Wichita Vice Mayor …

Grandparent Park set to open July 20 at 9 a.m.

Posted on 06/12/2013 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Kansas Note CHANGE IN TIME: AARP Kansas is excited to announce that the first Grandparent Park in Kansas will open officially on July 20 with a dedication ceremony beginning at 9 a.m.   The park is located at Estelle and Kellogg in Wichita.   Join Mayor Brewer, Councilwoman Williams, AARP, and other community leaders and neighborhood residents for all the festivities.  There will be music, Tai Chi, balloons, walking program sign-up, ice cream and a drawing for gift certificates from First Gear Sports …

Wichita Joins AARP Age-Friendly Network

Posted on 03/1/2013 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Home & Family | Kansas | Local Resources Wichita has become the first city in Kansas to join an elite worldwide network of age-friendly communities. In presenting Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer with its membership certificate in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities today, AARP Kansas Director Maren Turner acknowledged the City of Wichita’s commitment  to become more accessible, convenient and, ultimately, more user-friendly for older Americans.   “As Wichita’s boomer population ages, the area’s businesses and services are affected along with the residents,” said Turner. “But if we …

AARP Helps Make Wichita Grandparent Park a Reality

Posted on 11/28/2012 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Events | Kansas   Within the next several months, residents of the Tri-S Neighborhood in Wichita will be seeing the new grandparent park in their area come to life.  AARP Kansas State Director Maren Turner and Interim Volunteer State President Ann Garvin were on hand November 9 to break ground for the park, a partnership of AARP Kansas, the Central Plains Area Agency on Aging (CPAAA), the City of Wichita and the Tri-S Neighborhood Association, which consists of residents of the Schweiter, Schweiter …