AARP Kansas

Keeping Kansans in the know about life at 50+
We may be isolated, but we don’t have to be alone. AARP Community Connections is a new website that offers steps to find help – or give it – during the coronavirus pandemic. At a time when people are self-isolating, the website connects you to support in your community. It also enables you to join or organize your own online mutual aid group to stay connected, share ideas and help your family, neighbors and those most affected by COVID-19.
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The spread of the coronavirus across our country has created a very stressful environment for all Americans and especially older people and those with underlying health conditions who are at heightened risk. During these difficult days, I want to assure you that AARP is actively engaged in our nation’s response to the outbreak, and we are working hard to help our members, their families and broader community understand how to protect themselves.

Some of the steps we are taking include:
MAR 16, 2020
We’re writing with an important message to let you know that we have canceled our external events until further notice. While convening events is a core part of our mission, we have changed our approach in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
APR 1, 2020
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AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Kansas for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!
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Scammers work hard to get us in a heightened emotional state where decision-making is compromised. Con artists refer to this as getting their targets “under the ether.”
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Resources for updates, home health visits, food banks, grocery access and meal delivery.
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Scammers are doing what they always do – using headlines as opportunities to steal money or sensitive personal information and COVID-19 is no exception. The AARP Fraud Watch Network has received reports of door to door, telephone, email, and ad scams offering everything from testing kits to miracle cures to “Trump dollars.”
Fake phone fraud
They may contact you by phone. Or online. They may even come right to your front door.
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One of the most common scams is government impostors, where you may get a phone call, an email, or a visit to your home from someone claiming to be from the Social Security Administration, the Internal Revenue Service or some other government agency. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission recently reported victims lost nearly $153 million to government impostor scams in 2019 – a staggering amount.
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Think you’re behind schedule on planning and saving for retirement? Don’t worry. No matter where you are today, AARP has simple tips and tools that can help you get or stay on track.
AARP community challenge
The program funds quick-action projects that help make communities better for all ages - NEW Application Deadline is May 15, 2020
tax aide
Beginning this week and continuing through April 15, AARP Foundation is providing free in-person tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program.
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