— Join AARP in Wichita for a free screening of¬†Only the Brave starring Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Taylor Kitsch and Jennifer Connelly. Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots,¬†Only the Brave¬†is the heroic story of one unit of local firefighters that through hope, determination, sacrifice, and the drive to protect families, communities, and our country become one of the most elite firefighting teams in the nation.¬†The film has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA for thematic …

— 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. Sessions are held the third Tuesday of each month in the AARP office at Atwater Neighborhood Resource Center, 2755 E. 19th St. N. The next …

— Judy Bellome has been selected by AARP, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive the 2017 AARP Kansas Andrus Award for Community Service — the Association‚Äôs most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. AARP Kansas selected Judy for her remarkable service which has greatly benefited her state and community, supported AARP‚Äôs vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. Judy, a nurse with more than 30 years of experience, serves on the AARP Kansas Executive …

— If you live in the Topeka area, be sure to join AARP¬†Kansas and the Better Business Bureau to learn more about protecting you and your family from frauds and scams — especially during the holiday season. ¬†Topeka is one of the nation’s largest metro areas for fraud complaints.¬†Find out¬†about current scams and how to spot them from Jeff Lanza, Retired FBI Special Agent. Lanza has dedicated his life to keeping people safe from fraud. With more than 25 years with …

— Join AARP Kansas in Wichita for a free screening of The Beguiled, starring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Colin Farrell. The screening will be held on Thursday, October 26, at 7 p.m. at the Warren Theatre West. Get driving directions. Written and directed by Sofia Coppola, The Beguiled is based on the novel of the same name¬† by Thomas P. Cullinan. It tells the story of the unexpected arrival of a wounded Union soldier at a girls’ school in Virginia …

— Do you want to be a part of making your community a better place to live for all ages? We’re here to help. If you live in or near Wichita, AARP Kansas invites you¬†to join us for an evening at The Botanica on Tuesday, September 26, to learn more about AARP’s work in the community and how you can get involved. Our gathering begins at 3:00 p.m. You’ll find out about upcoming activities that AARP will sponsor or be part …

— 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‚Äôs 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. ‚ÄúWe‚Äôre excited that we can assist The Wichita Library Foundation with its project to engage older …

— AARP and the Microsoft Store at Oak Park Mall in Overland Park have teamed up to offer a variety of free computer classes on topics from keeping safe online to operating systems to social media. There will be different classes each month to help you learn to use your digital resources better. If you want to learn to manage your digital photos, communicate with Skype and social media, or just learn more about using your computer, these classes can help! …

— 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. On Sunday, June 18, AARP Kansas volunteers and staff will also be part of the Pride Parade which starts at 1 p.m. at 510 …

Movies For Grownups

—   AARP Kansas is pleased to invite members and guests in Wichita to a¬†free screening of American Masters ‚Äď Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise¬†in honor of Black History Month! This is the first feature documentary about the incomparable Dr. Maya Angelou (1928-2014), best known for her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Distinctly referred to as ‚Äúa redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture,‚ÄĚ she gave people the freedom to think about their history in a …