Join AARP Kansas for free screening of Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-09-14T20:09:21+00:00">September 14, 2018</time> by

You and a guest are invited to a free screening of Won’t You Be My Neighbor?  The movie will be shown on Thursday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. at Warren Theatre West in Wichita. Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville’s latest documentary takes an intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this documentary is an emotional and moving film that takes you beyond zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, …

Join AARP at the Food Truck Festival!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-09-04T12:55:14+00:00">September 4, 2018</time> by

Meet AARP Kansas and friends at the Grandparents Park in Wichita and try cuisine from one of the local Wichita food truck vendors! The participating food trucks are Funky Monkey Munchies,  BS Sandwich Press and Smokin’ Diner. When you register to attend, you’ll receive a ticket for a free meal from one of the food truck vendors. When:  Thursday, September 20 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Where:  Grandparents Park at Kellogg & Estelle (south of Kellogg) The event is free and open to the …

Join AARP for the Next Movies for Grownups in Wichita

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-08-02T17:11:49+00:00">August 2, 2018</time> by

AARP Movies for Grownups series is showing The Seagull at Regal Warren West Theatre in Wichita on  August 23rd at 7:00 pm. The Seagull is a drama based on the book by Anton Chekhov. It takes place at a Lakeside Estate and features a love triangle between the Diva Irina, her lover Boris, and the ingénue Nina. It delves into the obsessive nature of love and the complicated relationships between parents and their children, as well as the over-arching value of art. The movie …

Join the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Team in Kansas

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-08-02T16:48:29+00:00">August 2, 2018</time> by AARP Kansas

  ****AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation service**** AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Tax-Aide, now in its 51st year, offers free in-person preparation and assistance to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can’t afford a tax preparation service. Volunteers make a difference in their communities by assisting many older, lower-income taxpayers, and their families, who might otherwise miss out on the tax credits and …

Two Kansas Communities Receive AARP Challenge Grants

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-07-31T19:28:31+00:00">July 31, 2018</time> by AARP Kansas

Communities across Kansas are working each and every day to become more livable for residents of all ages.   In support of that work, AARP is excited to be able to provide funding to organizations through the AARP Community Challenge to help them jumpstart progress on ongoing work. These “quick action” grants are being distributed to 129 organizations, with at least one in every state, Washington D.C, and Puerto Rico, including right here in Kansas.  The Community Challenge grants provide …

Kansans to Receive New Medicare Cards in August – AARP warns about Card Replacement Scams

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-07-27T19:48:36+00:00">July 27, 2018</time> by AARP Kansas

As a major federal government initiative is underway to issue new identification cards to the Medicare beneficiaries in Kansas and nationwide, an AARP survey finds that a majority of those enrollees are at risk of being victimized by fraud schemes designed to capitalize on the card replacement program. In response, AARP Kansas is participating in an education campaign to raise awareness among consumers about Medicare Card scams. The year-long national effort to mail new ID cards to 58 million Medicare …

New Kansas Law Supports Caregivers

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-07-16T19:58:30+00:00">July 16, 2018</time> by AARP Kansas

For the hundreds of thousands of caregivers across Kansas tirelessly caring for their parents, spouses, and other loved ones so they can live independently at home, help is here. The Kansas Lay Caregiver Act took effect on July 1, 2018, giving caregivers support as their loved ones go into the hospital and as they transition home. Across Kansas, 345,000 caregivers spend four million hours each year caring for loved ones – a contribution totaling about $3.8 billion in unpaid care. …

Join Us for Free Ice Cream

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-07-13T23:19:20+00:00">July 13, 2018</time> by

  Join AARP Kansas for an old-fashioned Ice Cream Social at the Grandparents Park, Kellogg and Estelle, in Wichita on Thursday, July 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Meet us at the park for a refreshing scoop (or two!) of ice cream, and you can add a topping if you choose. Enjoy a visit with friends and neighbors and local musical entertainment. All ages are welcome. Let us know you’re coming by registering here.

AARP Honors Kansas Volunteers

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-07-13T23:06:05+00:00">July 13, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-07-13T23:07:50+00:00">July 13, 2018</time> by AARP Kansas

AARP Kansas recognizes and values the contributions made by our team of volunteers throughout our state to help improve the quality of life for Kansans age 50 and older. Whether they volunteer in the areas of advocacy, community service and/or serve on our Executive or Diversity Councils, the Volunteer Support Team or the Capital City Task Force, they provide invaluable service in their communities and in the state. Each year, AARP Kansas gives special recognition to three outstanding volunteers or …

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 …