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AARP Kansas announced a winner for the AARP Community Challenge, which aims to create change and improve quality of life at the community level. The winning project is The Wichita Public Library’s launch of three historical walking tours accessible through the PocketSights app. The project was partially funded through the AARP Community Challenge grant and is set to be completed by November 1, 2017.
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Mark your calendar and join us for a free movie night! The recently released movie, Hello, My Name is Doris, is back in Wichita on Thursday, June 23 for one night only. AARP members and their guests are invited to attend a free AARP Movies for Grownups screening of this 2016 film starring Sally Field. Hello, My Name is Doris is a witty and compassionate late-life coming-of-age-story. After a lifetime of being overlooked and ignored, a woman of a certain age named Doris Miller (Sally Field), finds her world turned upside down by a handsome new co-worker and a self-help seminar that inspires her to take a chance on love. When Doris Miller meets John Fremont (Max Greenfield), her company’s hip new art director, sparks fly—at least for Doris. Learn more about the movie and read the reviews here. The 7 p.m. showing will be held June 23 at: Warren Theatres West, 9150 W 21st St - Wichita, KS 67205. There is no cost to attend but registration is required for you and your guests. RSVP for tickets today by calling 1-844-418-2281 or register online. We hope to see you at the show! For more information, call our state office at 1-866-215-3402.
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On June 3, 2016, AARP welcomed new members and officers to its all-volunteer Board of Directors, including the organization’s newest Board Chair, Joan Ruff, of Kansas.  The new Board President is Eric Schneidewind, of Michigan, the Board member who serves as AARP’s principal volunteer spokesperson. Along with four other officers, they will serve until June of 2018.
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Every 2 seconds, someone’s identity gets stolen. That’s why AARP launched the Fraud Watch Network – to arm people of all ages with the tools they need to spot and avoid scams.
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If you live in or near Wichita, please join AARP for the Grandparents Park Fall Festival on Saturday, October 10 from 10 a.m. until noon.  The park, located near Estelle and Kellogg in south Wichita, will be full of activity with live music, pumpkin painting, balloon art, face painting, free snacks, drinks and more.
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If you live in or near Hays, you won’t want to miss our annual Western Summit on Thursday, October 1, 2015.
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AARP Kansas volunteers and staff will be visible at a new event—for us – in Wichita this summer. We’re excited to be part of the 6 th Annual Black Top Nationals Show on August 21 __23 at Century II in downtown Wichita.
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