COVID-19 has changed how Kansans will cast their ballots in the state’s primary and general elections in August and November, 2020. AARP Kansas will be joined by Secretary of State Scott Schwab to talk about how Kansas voters can safely cast their ballots in the upcoming elections, as well as registration deadlines, voting options and other resources Kansans should know about during this election season.
Grab a cup of coffee and join AARP Kansas for a virtual coffee chat every Wednesday at 10 a.m. on Facebook. AARP Kansas Community Outreach and Advocacy Director Andrea Bozarth will discuss a different topic each week and we invite you to join the conversation by listening to the presenter and asking questions or making comments through the chat box. Some previous topics have been caregiving, favorite books you're reading, the AARP Friendly Voices program, and Covid-19 information. Future topics will include fraud prevention tips, conversations with local Kansas mayors and city officials, and resources for veterans, military and their family. You can join the conversation by visiting www.facebook.org/aarpks.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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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