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!

Under the Dome–AARP Kansas 2018 Legislative Priorities

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-02-02T14:11:30+00:00">February 2, 2018</time> by AARP Kansas

Members of the Kansas Legislature are back in Topeka for the 2018 session and AARP volunteers and staff are also at the Statehouse meeting with legislators and advocating for AARP Kansas priorities and issues that are important to Kansans who are 50 and older. Here are some of the issues we’ll be talking to legislators about. If you support them also, please be sure to contact your legislators. KanCare (Medicaid Expansion) – More than 150,000 Kansans currently fall into a …

Let Tax-Aide Help You File Your Taxes – For Free

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-01-24T13:57:00+00:00">January 24, 2018</time> by AARP Kansas

It’s tax season once again. Taxes are complicated, especially if you’re planning for retirement or considering life changes.  Luckily, AARP Foundation’s team of IRS-certified volunteers is here to help. They’ve been doing it for 50 years and have served more than 50 million taxpayers! First established in 1968 with four volunteers, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is a free tax preparation program targeted at the low to middle-income 50-plus community.  However, the program is open to all ages and taxpayers do not …

When Old Toys Become New Again

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-12-19T10:58:31+00:00">December 19, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-12-19T15:54:29+00:00">December 19, 2017</time> by AARP Kansas

  Gerald Schmitt intended for his retirement to be productive, so he started a business repairing old toys during his first career. Gerald and his wife, Dianna, started Our Playhouse with a storefront in Dodge City where he taught vocational agriculture at the local high school for 31 years. After retirement, they sold the building and moved to Wichita. Now, instead of a storefront, most of their business is on Ebay or at various toy shows. “I usually have around …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …