Listen to Our Teletownhall Meeting on Protecting Yourself from Holiday Scams

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-12-11T00:24:51+00:00">December 11, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-12-15T13:30:43+00:00">December 15, 2017</time> by AARP Kansas

  In case you missed it, you can still listen to the AARP Kansas Teletownhall meeting about protecting yourself from holiday scams. AARP Kansas Director Dr. Maren Turner was joined by Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and Kristin Keckeisen (by phone) with the AARP Fraud Watch Network for a  Teletownhall meeting on December 11, 2017 to talk about the latest scams and frauds in Kansas. Find out how to protect yourself and family and friends from Identity theft and learn what scams are …

AARP Kansas Andrus Award Presented to Lawrence Resident Judy Bellome

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-28T17:06:43+00:00">November 28, 2017</time> by AARP Kansas

Judy Bellome has been selected by AARP, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive the 2017 AARP Kansas Andrus Award for Community Service — the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. AARP Kansas selected Judy for her remarkable service which has greatly benefited her state and community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. Judy, a nurse with more than 30 years of experience, serves on the AARP Kansas Executive …

Hoodlums to Hackers – Keeping Seniors Safe From Fraud

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-20T22:19:43+00:00">November 20, 2017</time> by AARP Kansas

If you live in the Topeka area, be sure to join AARP Kansas and the Better Business Bureau to learn more about protecting you and your family from frauds and scams — especially during the holiday season.  Topeka is one of the nation’s largest metro areas for fraud complaints. Find out about current scams and how to spot them from Jeff Lanza, Retired FBI Special Agent. Lanza has dedicated his life to keeping people safe from fraud. With more than 25 years with …

Signing Up for Health Insurance? Beware of Scams!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-20T21:38:41+00:00">November 20, 2017</time> by AARP Kansas

Open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace runs through December 15 in Kansas and many other states. That makes it prime time for scammers to try taking advantage of unsuspecting consumers. Be wary of phone or email solicitations selling cheap health insurance that claim to meet all federal requirements. If you bite, you may end up without a plan, and with a tax penalty for not having qualifying coverage. Your best bet is to enroll or re-enroll by visiting healthcare.gov, …

Kansas Cold Weather Rule Begins November 1

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-10-31T17:42:14+00:00">October 31, 2017</time> by AARP Kansas

When the weather turns cold, it’s time to turn up the heat inside your home. Unfortunately, for many Kansans, turning up the heat can strain their household budget. But there’s help from the Kansas Cold Weather Rule which goes into effect on November 1. According to the Kansas Corporation Commission website, the Cold Weather Rule was established in 1983 to protect human health and safety and to insure that Kansans have residential electric, natural gas and water services to their …

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-10-10T12:20:37+00:00">October 10, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-10T12:20:58+00:00">October 10, 2017</time> by AARP Kansas

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. Here are six tips to help you stay cyber secure: Create strong passwords. In fact, instead of a password, create a passphrase. Make it something unique to you and easy to remember. For example, if you’re a pie lover, your passphrase could be Ilovechocolatepie. Like to golf? How about Golfismyfavoriteactivity. Think of something that would be easy for you to remember, but hard for a thief to crack. Enable stronger authentication. Stronger authentication (also …

Join us for the next AARP Movies for Grownups in Wichita

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-10-09T09:26:23+00:00">October 9, 2017</time> by AARP Kansas

Join AARP Kansas in Wichita for a free screening of The Beguiled, starring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Colin Farrell. The screening will be held on Thursday, October 26, at 7 p.m. at the Warren Theatre West. Get driving directions. Written and directed by Sofia Coppola, The Beguiled is based on the novel of the same name  by Thomas P. Cullinan. It tells the story of the unexpected arrival of a wounded Union soldier at a girls’ school in Virginia …

Looking for Volunteer Opportunities? Join AARP Kansas at The Botanica

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-09-21T14:04:06+00:00">September 21, 2017</time> by AARP Kansas

Do you want to be a part of making your community a better place to live for all ages? We’re here to help. If you live in or near Wichita, AARP Kansas invites you to join us for an evening at The Botanica on Tuesday, September 26, to learn more about AARP’s work in the community and how you can get involved. Our gathering begins at 3:00 p.m. You’ll find out about upcoming activities that AARP will sponsor or be part …

AARP Funds a Quick Action Community Project in Wichita to Make Communities More Livable

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-09-07T20:32:44+00:00">September 7, 2017</time> by AARP Kansas

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 …

Wichita Chef Teaches Healthy Cooking Class with AARP

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-08-28T16:18:12+00:00">August 28, 2017</time> by AARP Kansas

When you think of healthy food, do you think bland and boring? Wichita Chef Josh Rathbun proved it doesn’t have to be that way during AARP’s healthy cooking class in Wichita in August. Using recipes developed by Celebrity Chef Rock Harper, cooking class participants chopped and diced, stirred and tossed, simmered and baked, and, most importantly, smiled and laughed their way through the preparation of a healthy meal under the direction of Chef Rathbun.  They made cornbread, vegan chili and …