AARP Kansas

Keeping Kansans in the know about life at 50+
JAN 22, 2020
Kansas legislators are back in Topeka with lots of issues to tackle in 2020. AARP Kansas and our team of advocacy volunteers across the state are looking forward to working with legislators on important issues that will enhance the ability of Kansans who are 50 and older to live their best lives –and provide those same options to future generations. Our focus is on making local communities livable for all ages and helping Kansans remain in their homes and communities for as long as they desire.
JAN 9, 2020
Looking for a job that fits your life and schedule? Part-time work is a great option for experienced workers who want to earn extra money, gain work-life balance or get a job during retirement. Register today for our free online expo to explore the opportunities.
JAN 3, 2020
Can you afford to lose $120,000? That’s the average cost to victims of financial exploitation, a growing crime estimated to impact one in five adults.
JAN 1, 2020
A bill in the Kansas Legislature would make it easier for patients to access the full range of services that advanced practice registered nurses are trained to provide. This is especially critical in rural areas that face primary care shortages.
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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!
Beware of holiday scams!
Consumer fraud schemes escalate each year during the holidays, and a new research report, “Seasons Cheatings,” from the AARP Fraud Watch Network finds that a significant number of consumers are at risk of becoming victimized by common seasonal scams.
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AARP Kansas State Director Dr. Maren Turner released the following statement applauding Representative Sharice Davids of the U.S. House of Representatives for voting to pass H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act:
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Think your gas bill is too high now? It's about to cost you more if Atmos Energy gets its way. Atmos has filed an application with the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) seeking to increase base rates by $9.6 million. Atmos is asking the KCC to approve an increase in the monthly customer charge by more than $3 per month. The proposed increase, from $18.04 per month to $22 per month, would mean Atmos customers in Kansas would pay one of the highest customer charges in the country. This customer charge is the price you pay even before you turn on your gas furnace or stove.
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Coffeyville will get a new neighborhood fitness route and 50Wichita residents will get internet hotspots thanks to 2019 AARP Community Challenge grants.
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Guy Windholz, Hays, is the recipient of the 2019 AARP Kansas Andrus Award for Community Service -- the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service.
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The biggest shopping season of the year is, unfortunately, also the biggest scamming season. Criminals are out in force during the holidays trying to steal your money and personal information. Learn about ways to help protect you and your loved ones.
Saving for Retirement
A new AARP survey shows that 88 percent of Kansas voters would support legislation that makes it easier to save for retirement.
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AARP Kansas Outreach Director Andrea Bozarth presented an oversized check to Wichita City Council Member Becky Tuttle as the City of Wichita was selected as a recipient of an AARP Community Challenge Grant for 2019. The presentation was made at Wichita City Hall on Thursday, October 17, 2019. The AARP Community Challenge grant program awarded nearly $1.6 million to fund 159 “quick action” projects across the country, helping communities make immediate improvements and jumpstart long-term progress to support residents of all ages. Nearly 1,700 applications were received from non-profits and government entities for the program, now in its third year. Each of the projects, which must be completed by November 4, is designed to achieve one or more of the following outcomes:
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An AARP Kansas survey of Wichita area residents regarding the livability of their city revealed that nearly all of them (99 percent) believe that well-maintained hospitals and healthcare facilities are extremely or very important for their community. Safe streets and sidewalks, affordable transportation and neighborhood parks also ranked high for a majority of those surveyed.
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