Fall is here and it won't be too much longer before the weather starts turning really cold and we'll want our homes to be nice and toasty. But paying for heat is expensive and a real burden for those with low or fixed incomes. If you find yourself in a situation where you cannot pay all or part of your utility bill, there is help.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is providing free in-person and virtual tax assistance and preparation now through April 18, 2023. The nation’s largest free, volunteer-based tax assistance and preparation program helped secure more than $1 billion in refunds for more than 1.2 million taxpayers last year. Tax-Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS, and AARP membership is not required.
For the hundreds of thousands of caregivers across Kansas tirelessly caring for their parents, spouses, and other loved ones so they can live independently at home, help is here. The Kansas Lay Caregiver Act took effect on July 1, 2018, giving caregivers support as their loved ones go into the hospital and as they transition home.
AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2018 Kansas Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ Kansans who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. The award is named after AARP founder, Ethel Percy Andrus.
AARP Kansas is hosting a series of meetings in Wichita, with coffee and conversation from 9 to 10 a.m., followed by a presentation. Topics include caregiving, medication management, end-of-life planning, financial security and computer skills. Participants can learn about resources that help people continue to live at home as they age and make communities age-friendly.