Beginning July 1, Kansas drivers will be able to take just four hours—not eight—of a road safety refresher classroom course, thanks to a new law that was passed by the Kansas Legislature and signed by Governor Laura Kelley. AARP Kansas worked with representatives from AAA and the Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office to get the bill passed by the 2019 Kansas Legislature.
AARP Kansas works across the state to help make life better for our citizens who are 50 and older. We advocate for passage of laws that help Kansas residents remain in their homes and communities. Our work would not be possible without the hundreds of volunteers across our state who devote their time and talents to advocacy, community service, and fraud prevention. We also have volunteers who teach the AARP Driver Safety Program courses throughout the state and who provide free tax assistance through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program.
Working to make Kansas the best state in which to live is something we take very seriously at AARP. And it couldn't happen without the efforts of AARP Kansas volunteers who dedicate much of their time working on advocacy issues, community service, and volunteer support.
There was a packed house at the Botanica Gardens in Wichita in August as area residents gathered to hear about volunteer opportunities that are available through AARP Kansas. While many of those who attended know AARP for its discounts and insurance product endorsements, many didn't realize that AARP recruits volunteers to do a variety of work in communities across the state such as advocacy, community outreach, helping prepare tax returns, and teaching safer driving, as well as serving on the AARP Executive Council and Diversity Council.
AARP Kansas staff, and volunteers from across the state, were joined by members of the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new state office location on Friday, May 20th. The new office is located at 6220 SW 29 th Street, Suite 300 in Topeka. It's near the corner of 29th and Wanamaker and shares the building with the Community Blood Bank.
Volunteers are a critical resource for AARP and the work we do to make a positive impact on the lives of others right here in Kansas. The AARP Kansas office is looking for volunteers who are interested in working on a variety of issues that are important to Kansans and their families.