Wichita

Join AARP Kansas at the BlackTop Nationals Event in Wichita

Posted on 08/5/2015 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Community | Events AARP Kansas volunteers and staff will be visible at a new event—for us – in Wichita this summer. We’re excited to be part of the 6th Annual Black Top Nationals Show on August 21__23 at Century II in downtown Wichita. This classic car and motorcycle event is touted as the second largest event in Wichita and is expected to draw more than 160,000 people from all over the country. AARP will have a booth inside Century II where we will …

Wichita Caregivers Receive Support at Retreat

Posted on 08/5/2015 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Caregiving | Community | Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources Many of us have been to a retreat of some sort, either through our jobs, churches, or through community groups. But have you ever participated in a caregiver’s retreat? AARP Kansas supported a Caregivers Retreat and 21-day coaching program developed and led by Wakeelah Mutazammil-Martinez in Wichita. Wakeelah, CEO and co-founder of Wakeelah-Wornum, International LLC, created the retreat as one way to support the more than 345,000 caregivers in Kansas. Specifically, the retreat was designed to assist caregivers with developing …

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 Livability Index 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 …

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” …