— 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 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 …

— Communities across Kansas are working each and every day to become more livable for residents of all ages.   In support of that work, AARP is excited to be able to provide funding to organizations through the AARP Community Challenge to help them jumpstart progress on ongoing work. These “quick action” grants are being distributed to 129 organizations, with at least one in every state, Washington D.C, and Puerto Rico, including right here in Kansas.  The Community Challenge grants provide …

—   Join AARP Kansas for an old-fashioned Ice Cream Social at the Grandparents Park, Kellogg and Estelle, in Wichita on Thursday, July 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Meet us at the park for a refreshing scoop (or two!) of ice cream, and you can add a topping if you choose. Enjoy a visit with friends and neighbors and local musical entertainment. All ages are welcome. Let us know you’re coming by registering here.

— Westar Energy customers living in Wichita will have a chance to ask questions and find out more information about the company’s latest proposed rate increase request.  The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) has scheduled a public hearing on Thursday, June 28 at 6:00 p.m. in Wichita to receive input from Westar Energy customers on the company’s request. The public hearing will be held at Wichita State University’s Lowe Auditorium located at 5015 E. 29th St. N. in Wichita. Attendees will have the opportunity …

— AARP members and other guests are invited to a free screening of LEAN ON PETE, starring Steve Buscemi, Chloe Sevigny and Charlie Plummer. After a series of hard knocks, 15-year old Charley Thompson finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack caring for an aging Quarter Horse named Lean on Pete. When he discovers Pete is bound for slaughter, they embark on an odyssey across the new American Frontier in search of a loving aunt Charley hasn’t seen in years. Together, they experience adventure …

— AARP Kansas is pleased to welcome Kevin Kneisley, Hiawatha, as the state’s new Driver Safety Coordinator for AARP Driver  Safety (ADS).  Kevin joined ADS in 2017 as a Driver Safety instructor. As the state coordinator, Kevin assists Driver Safety instructors throughout the state of Kansas in promoting safe driving classes, recruiting volunteers and working with local organizations to host sites for the classes. Kevin brings a wealth of experience to the volunteer job. He has been an educator for 19 years in Kansas and …

—       AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2018 Kansas Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ Kansans who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. The award is named after AARP founder, Ethel Percy Andrus. “AARP Kansas is excited to shine a light on Kansans who are 50 and older and are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said …

— New Poll Finds 1 in 4 Americans Often Not Prepared to Face Aggressive Scammers As tax time approaches, AARP’s Fraud Watch Network and AARP Kansas are joining in efforts to help Kansas taxpayers avoid criminal imposters who aim to defraud them.  The problem is serious, with the Federal Trade Commission reporting that tax fraud ranked second in 2017 in types of identity theft reported, as over 82,000 reports were made last year.  But a new poll from AARP, which surveyed …

— The AARP Community Challenge “quick-action” grant program, which is now accepting applications for 2018, is designed to spark change and improve the quality of life for people of all ages in communities nationwide. We know that great communities take a long time to build and sustain. But we also believe that quick actions can be the catalyst for long-term progress. These grants provide localities and nonprofits the chance to fund innovative projects that can inspire change in transportation, open spaces, …