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When legislators return to the state Capitol in Topeka for the 2018 session, AARP Kansas staff and volunteers will be on hand to press for legislation that would help Kansans age 50-plus.
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When state lawmakers return to Topeka in January for the 2018 legislative session, AARP Kansas staff and volunteers will be on hand to advocate for issues important to Kansans 50 and older.
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For the third year in a row, AARP Kansas is seeking legislation that could improve communication between hospitals and family caregivers. State lawmakers will consider the proposed bill during the session that begins Jan. 9.
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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.
Lobby Day May 21
    Issues Include Bipartisan Older Americans Act, Medicare, Age Discrimination, Transportation Safety and More  WASHINGTON, DC – Today, in the midst of Older Americans Month, AARP Kansas visited Capitol Hill to urge their elected representatives to back bills, including the Older Americans Act, that can help Americans live their best lives. Visits to the offices of Senators Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran and Members of the U.S. House of Representatives Tim Huelscamp, Mike Pompeo, Lynn Jenkins and Kevin Yoder took place to discuss a variety of issues crucial to older Americans.  
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By Maren Turner, Director, AARP Kansas
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