Kansas Corporation Commission Schedules Westar Hearing in Wichita

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-06-12T17:26:29+00:00">June 12, 2018</time> by AARP Kansas

Westar Energy customers living in Wichita will have a chance to ask questions and find out more information about the company’s latest proposed rate increase request.  The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) has scheduled a public hearing on Thursday, June 28 at 6:00 p.m. in Wichita to receive input from Westar Energy customers on the company’s request. The public hearing will be held at Wichita State University’s Lowe Auditorium located at 5015 E. 29th St. N. in Wichita. Attendees will have the opportunity …

Mark Your Calendar for the next AARP Movies for Grownups

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-06-11T18:24:58+00:00">June 11, 2018</time> by

AARP members and other guests are invited to a free screening of LEAN ON PETE, starring Steve Buscemi, Chloe Sevigny and Charlie Plummer. After a series of hard knocks, 15-year old Charley Thompson finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack caring for an aging Quarter Horse named Lean on Pete. When he discovers Pete is bound for slaughter, they embark on an odyssey across the new American Frontier in search of a loving aunt Charley hasn’t seen in years. Together, they experience adventure …

Resources for Caregivers in Kansas

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-06-06T10:03:06+00:00">June 6, 2018</time> by AARP Kansas

  Every day in Kansas, more than 340,000 people care for a loved one, helping them to live independently at home and in the community. While family caregiving is a labor of love, it can also be emotionally, physically and financially challenging. Thankfully, a new law called The Kansas Lay Caregiver Act is now helping family caregivers across our state. The Kansas Lay Caregiver Act, which goes into effect on July 1, 2018, is a law that helps family caregivers when …

AARP Kansas Welcomes New Driver Safety State Coordinator

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-05-22T11:47:53+00:00">May 22, 2018</time> by AARP Kansas

AARP Kansas is pleased to welcome Kevin Kneisley, Hiawatha, as the state’s new Driver Safety Coordinator for AARP Driver  Safety (ADS).  Kevin joined ADS in 2017 as a Driver Safety instructor. As the state coordinator, Kevin assists Driver Safety instructors throughout the state of Kansas in promoting safe driving classes, recruiting volunteers and working with local organizations to host sites for the classes. Kevin brings a wealth of experience to the volunteer job. He has been an educator for 19 years in Kansas and …

AARP Kansas Seeks Nominees for Prestigious Andrus Award for Community Service

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-05-01T16:12:06+00:00">May 1, 2018</time> by AARP Kansas

      AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2018 Kansas Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ Kansans who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. The award is named after AARP founder, Ethel Percy Andrus. “AARP Kansas is excited to shine a light on Kansans who are 50 and older and are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said …

Mark Your Calendar – Wichita Shred Event on May 14

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-04-23T11:58:02+00:00">April 23, 2018</time> by

You’re invited to bring up to three boxes of confidential documents to be shredded on site at the Wichita Dillons store parking lot at 135th and Maple on May 14 from 11 am to 2 pm.  Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen. But you can take steps to protect yourself against identity theft and fraud by shredding documents that are no longer needed. Q. What documents should I shred? (by Sid Kirchheimer, From the AARP Bulletin Print Edition, October 6, …

Help to Avoid the IRS Imposter Scam

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-03-28T15:09:38+00:00">March 28, 2018</time> by AARP Kansas

New Poll Finds 1 in 4 Americans Often Not Prepared to Face Aggressive Scammers As tax time approaches, AARP’s Fraud Watch Network and AARP Kansas are joining in efforts to help Kansas taxpayers avoid criminal imposters who aim to defraud them.  The problem is serious, with the Federal Trade Commission reporting that tax fraud ranked second in 2017 in types of identity theft reported, as over 82,000 reports were made last year.  But a new poll from AARP, which surveyed …

AARP Accepting Applications for 2018 Community Challenge Grants

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-03-26T10:57:45+00:00">March 26, 2018</time> by AARP Kansas

The AARP Community Challenge “quick-action” grant program, which is now accepting applications for 2018, is designed to spark change and improve the quality of life for people of all ages in communities nationwide. We know that great communities take a long time to build and sustain. But we also believe that quick actions can be the catalyst for long-term progress. These grants provide localities and nonprofits the chance to fund innovative projects that can inspire change in transportation, open spaces, …

Join AARP for Coffee Time Tuesdays

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-03-01T13:14:07+00:00">March 1, 2018</time> by

AARP Kansas invites you to connect with us in Wichita at our Coffee Time Tuesdays each month at the Atwater Resource Center. Drop by our office any time between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. You can visit with our staff and/or volunteers  and find out about AARP activities at Atwater like our free monthly computer classes, and workshops on building resumes, job interview tips, caring conversations, and more. We also want to hear …

Learn More about AARP Kansas

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-02-15T13:50:58+00:00">February 15, 2018</time> by AARP Kansas

Cooking healthy meals is just one of the many ways AARP Kansas involves volunteers and the community. Check us out. We’d love to have you join us!