AARP Kansas Outreach Director Andrea Bozarth presented an oversized check to Wichita City Council Member Becky Tuttle as the City of Wichita was selected as a recipient of an AARP Community Challenge Grant for 2019. The presentation was made at Wichita City Hall on Thursday, October 17, 2019. The AARP Community Challenge grant program awarded nearly $1.6 million to fund 159 “quick action” projects across the country, helping communities make immediate improvements and jumpstart long-term progress to support residents of all ages. Nearly 1,700 applications were received from non-profits and government entities for the program, now in its third year. Each of the projects, which must be completed by November 4, is designed to achieve one or more of the following outcomes:
An AARP Kansas survey of Wichita area residents regarding the livability of their city revealed that nearly all of them (99 percent) believe that well-maintained hospitals and healthcare facilities are extremely or very important for their community. Safe streets and sidewalks, affordable transportation and neighborhood parks also ranked high for a majority of those surveyed.
You and a guest are invited to a free screening of Won't You Be My Neighbor? The movie will be shown on Thursday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. at Warren Theatre West in Wichita.
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.
AARP Kansas is pleased to once again co-sponsor the annual Wichita Pride Family Picnic at O.J. Watson Park in Wichita on Saturday, June 17, 2017 beginning at 11 am. Bring your family and friends for food and fun. A Wichita Pride 2017 button is required to attend. Buttons cost $5 and may be purchased at the event.
With a snip of the ribbon, AARP officially became a part of the Atwater Resource Center in Wichita's District 1. On Saturday, March 4, AARP State Director Maren Turner and AARP Volunteer State President Glenda DuBoise joined with Wichita Vice-Mayor LaVonta Williams, City Manager Robert Layton, Atwater Community Representative Kameelah Alexander and members of the Wichita Council of Elders to take part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
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