Free Shred Event in Wichita on May 13

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-04-29T22:20:13-04:00">April 29, 2019</time> by

Looking for a way to get rid of confidential, personal documents that you don’t need anymore? AARP Kansas has your answer. On Monday, May 13, visit us at the Sedgwick County Extension Education Center at 7001 W. 21st Street North (corner of 21st and Ridge Road) in Wichita and bring up to two boxes or bags of documents to be shred on site. Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen. But shredding personal documents before they get into the hands …

TO DO – Nominate a Stellar Volunteer in Your Community for the AARP Andrus Award

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-04-29T22:00:06-04:00">April 29, 2019</time> by AARP Kansas

    Do you know a volunteer age 50+ who is using his or her skills and experience to make a significant difference in your community? Honor his or her dedication, commitment, and creativity with a nomination for the 2019 AARP Kansas Andrus Award for Community Service — AARP’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding individuals who are making a powerful difference in their communities in ways …

Join AARP Kansas for an upcoming Movies for Grownups

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-04-02T15:31:12-04:00">April 2, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-04-02T15:32:21-04:00">April 2, 2019</time> by

              Join AARP Kansas for a free screening of If Beale Street Could Talk on Thursday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. at Warren Theatre West in Wichita. From Academy Award Winner Barry Jenkins, adapted from James Baldwin’s acclaimed novel, comes this timeless love story set in early 1970’s Harlem. Newly engaged 19-year-old Tish and her fiance Fonny have a beautiful future ahead. But their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime …

AARP Night at the Kansas City Tornadoes

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-03-25T21:37:35-04:00">March 25, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-04-18T11:26:16-04:00">April 18, 2019</time> by AARP Kansas

  AARP invites members and the public to attend the Kansas City Tornadoes basketball game on Saturday, April 13, 2019. The game takes place at the Hy-Vee Arena at 1800 Genessee Street in Kansas City, Missouri. The game starts at 7:00 p.m. Prior to tip-off, join AARP for a get-to-know-us reception from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Click here to register for  the free Pre-Game Reception. (You can also register at the door.) Tickets to the Kansas City …

AARP Launches ‘Stop Rx Greed’ Campaign Targeting High Prescription Drug Prices

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-03-20T16:15:50-04:00">March 20, 2019</time> by AARP Kansas

AARP has announced the launch of ‘Stop Rx Greed,’ a nationwide campaign aimed at lowering prescription drug prices. The goal of AARP’s sustained campaign is to help drive down drug prices for Kansans and all Americans by advocating for a variety of legislative, executive, and regulatory actions at both the federal and state level. As part of the campaign, AARP Research conducted a national survey of likely voters ages 50 and older. The survey found that significant majorities of self-identified …

AARP Accepting Applications for the 2019 Community Challenge Grant Program

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-03-18T13:12:00-04:00">March 18, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-03-20T16:41:39-04:00">March 20, 2019</time> by AARP Kansas

  AARP is accepting applications for the 2019 Community Challenge grant program to fund “quick-action” projects that spark change in local communities. The grant program is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative which aims to make communities great places to live for everyone. The Community Challenge is open to 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) nonprofits and government entities. Other types of organizations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Grans can range from several hundred dollars for small, short-term activities …

Lawrence Woman Named AARP Kansas Volunteer State President

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-03-05T18:53:11-04:00">March 5, 2019</time> by AARP Kansas

  AARP Kansas is pleased to announce the appointment of a new state president.  Judy Bellome, Lawrence, will serve as the volunteer leader for the state’s 310,000 members and hundreds of volunteers across Kansas. “We’re thrilled to have someone with Judy’s experience and talent serve as our state president,” said AARP Kansas Director Maren Turner.  “She will be a great advocate for Kansans as well as a great asset to AARP as we help make our state a better place …

A Win for Customers of Kansas Gas Service Company

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-02-27T13:25:30-04:00">February 27, 2019</time> by AARP Kansas

  The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) has ordered Kansas Gas Service to refund money to its customers as a result of savings it received from the Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).  Kansas Gas Service customers will receive a one-time credit to their gas bill of $21.06 as a result of the order. The order, issued by the KCC on February 25, 2019, instructed Kansas Gas Service to return approximately $16.6 million to its customers.  According to the KCC …

AARP Seeks Nominations for AARP Purpose Prize Award

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-02-18T15:42:54-04:00">February 18, 2019</time> by AARP Kansas

                  Calling all Kansans! Are you or someone you know age 50 or older who is using their life experience to give back, solve problems or change lives?  If so, nominate them or yourself for the AARP Purpose Prize. Five winners will receive $60,000.Nominating someone for the AARP Purpose Prize is fast, easy and open to anyone 50 and older making a difference. All nominations for the AARP Purpose Prize must be …

Under the Dome – Update on AARP Priorities during the 2019 Kansas Legislative Session

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-02-12T13:36:13-04:00">February 12, 2019</time> by AARP Kansas

  AARP’s social impact work is at the heart of all we do. As a strong, nonpartisan advocate for social change at the local, state and national levels, AARP fights for issues that matter to people 50-plus, their families and society. Here in Kansas, our work during the 2019 Kansas Legislative Session will focus on, but is not limited to, the following issues of important to the residents of the Sunflower State: Caregiver Support: AARP Kansas will continue our work …