Wichita

Is Your Neighborhood Livable? Find Out with the AARP Livable Index Tool

Posted on 04/28/2015 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Community | Home & Family | Local Resources   Wichita named a featured city in the report for its Grandparents Park The AARP Public Policy Institute has launched the AARP Livability Index, a first of its kind resource that allows people to determine how well their communities are meeting their current and future needs. People, policy makers and the private sector can use the Livability Index to measure how their location – down to the neighborhood level – rates across a comprehensive range of metrics that reflect user friendliness, and customize …

AARP Participates in 2015 Financial Freedom Expo

Posted on 04/16/2015 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Community | Events | Finances 50+ | Fraud | Money & Work AARP Kansas is pleased to participate in this year’s Financial Freedom Expo and Summit which will be held on Saturday, April 18 in Wichita.  The theme for this year’s Expo is “Get Your Money Right”! The Financial Freedom Expo is an official event of Money Smart Kansas, an annual outreach initiative designed to promote and encourage financial awareness for all ages through classes, workshops and the delivery of various resources.  The event is free and open to the public. Workshops …

AARP Kansas Honors Wichita Mayor for Age-Friendly Work

Posted on 03/19/2015 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Community                                                                                                                         AARP AARP Kansas Director Maren Turner presented an award to Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer in recognition of his support and work to make Wichita an age-friendly community where  residents of all ages can live and have access to the services they need. The ceremony took place on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, just prior to the Wichita City Council meeting. Under the Mayor’s direction, the City of Wichita joined AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly Cities in March, 2013, and made a …

Wichitan Chosen for AARP Volunteer Leadership Institute

Posted on 12/23/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP   AARP Kansas Diversity Council member Anita Raghavan, Wichita, has been selected to participate in AARP’s Volunteer Leadership Institute or VLI, a rigorous and innovative program dedicated to elevating highly skilled and motivated AARP volunteers to lead volunteer teams and take on new empowered roles.  Raghavan is one of 33 exceptional AARP volunteers from across the country who will meet both in person and virtually over a six-month period to build their leadership strengths in one of three chosen “tracks” …

Securing Your Financial Future–Wichita Events

Posted on 08/7/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP Today, a secure financial future is out of reach for many Kansans, especially those without access to an employer savings plan.  Would you like to decrease debt, increase savings, and be better prepared for a secure future? Please join AARP and local financial planning professionals at two free sessions in Wichita.  Find out what people are doing today to ensure the financial outcomes and security they want for tomorrow.  You may attend either session or both! The first session is …

Happy Anniversary Grandparents Park!

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

About AARP   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.