— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Kansas for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!

— AARP Kansas wants to know how it can help people live their best lives and make their communities a great place to call home. The state organization’s Diversity Council is visiting cities across the state in 2019 to hear new ideas and share news about work already underway. AARP staff and volunteers will discuss the association’s efforts, including the AARP Livable Communities initiative, which focuses on making cities and towns places where anyone can thrive. The tour begins Friday, April …

—   AARP is accepting applications for the 2019 Community Challenge grant program to fund “quick-action” projects that spark change in local communities. The grant program is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative which aims to make communities great places to live for everyone. The Community Challenge is open to 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) nonprofits and government entities. Other types of organizations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Grans can range from several hundred dollars for small, short-term activities …

—                   Calling all Kansans! Are you or someone you know age 50 or older who is using their life experience to give back, solve problems or change lives?  If so, nominate them or yourself for the AARP Purpose Prize. Five winners will receive $60,000.Nominating someone for the AARP Purpose Prize is fast, easy and open to anyone 50 and older making a difference. All nominations for the AARP Purpose Prize must be …

—   AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program volunteers in Kansas are ready to get to work assisting Kansas taxpayers with their tax preparation. Beginning February 1 and continuing through April 15, AARP Foundation is providing free in-person tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, is the nation’s largest volunteer run free tax preparation service. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide started in 1968 with just four volunteers working at one site. Today, nearly 35,000 volunteers serve low- to moderate-income taxpayers at …

—   AARP Kansas works across the state to help make life better for our citizens who are 50 and older. We advocate for passage of laws that help Kansas residents remain in their homes and communities. Our work would not be possible without the hundreds of volunteers across our state who devote their time and talents to advocacy, community service, and fraud prevention. We also have volunteers who teach the AARP Driver Safety Program courses throughout the state and who …

— In order to promote safer driving in Kansas, AARP is offering its popular Smart Driver Course for free in select cities during the month of October. This is your chance to brush up on your driving skills, learn new techniques to stay safe behind the wheel, and keep up-to-date on driving laws in Kansas. Check out the list of cities below and take advantage of this offer. Some classes may be full, so be sure to call the number listed …

— According to the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC), the application, filed by Kansas Gas Service in June, requests a $42.7 million dollar net base rate increase. If approved, the average residential customer’s natural gas bill will increase by $5.67 per month, an increase of 10 percent. A complete copy of Kansas Gas Service’s application and supporting testimony is available on the Commission’s website. The following is testimony presented by AARP Kansas Associate State Director Andrea Bozarth before the Kansas Corporation Commission …

— Meet AARP Kansas and friends at the Grandparents Park in Wichita and try cuisine from one of the local Wichita food truck vendors! The participating food trucks are Funky Monkey Munchies,  BS Sandwich Press and Smokin’ Diner. When you register to attend, you’ll receive a ticket for a free meal from one of the food truck vendors. When:  Thursday, September 20 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Where:  Grandparents Park at Kellogg & Estelle (south of Kellogg) The event is free and open to the …

— AARP Movies for Grownups series is showing The Seagull at Regal Warren West Theatre in Wichita on  August 23rd at 7:00 pm. The Seagull is a drama based on the book by Anton Chekhov. It takes place at a Lakeside Estate and features a love triangle between the Diva Irina, her lover Boris, and the ingénue Nina. It delves into the obsessive nature of love and the complicated relationships between parents and their children, as well as the over-arching value of art. The movie …

—   ****AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation service**** AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Tax-Aide, now in its 51st year, offers free in-person preparation and assistance to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can’t afford a tax preparation service. Volunteers make a difference in their communities by assisting many older, lower-income taxpayers, and their families, who might otherwise miss out on the tax credits and …