— 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!

—                   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 …

—   Join AARP Kansas for a free screening of WHAT THEY HAD starring Hilary Swank, Blythe Danner, Robert Forster and Michael Shannon.  The free screening will take place at the Warren Theatre East, 11611 E 13th St N in Wichita on Thursday, January 17 at 7:00 p.m. WHAT THEY HAD centers on a family in crisis. Bridget (Hilary Swank) returns home to Chicago at her brother’s (Michael Shannon) urging to deal with her ailing mother (Blythe Danner) and her father’s (Robert …

— Judy Davis-Cole, of Ottawa, received the 2018 AARP Kansas Andrus Award for Community Service — the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. AARP Kansas selected Davis-Cole for her remarkable service which has greatly benefited her community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. Her positive high energy and persuasive personality have been highly effective in her volunteer work as a member of the AARP Executive Council and the AARP Capital City Task Force …

— As data breach incidents proliferate, a new AARP survey finds that that an alarming number of Kansas residents have failed to take the basic precautions against identity fraud.  In response, AARP Kansas and the AARP Fraud Watch Network launched a campaign to raise awareness of identity theft risks and educate consumers on how to enhance the safety of their personal information. Reports of data breaches have become commonplace — from Equifax one year ago, to Target, to Uber, to Home …

—   Voting in the mid-term elections is easy for some people – just a quick walk around the corner or a short drive to the polling station. But for others, it may seem impossible. Taking time off from work or overcoming physical disabilities can prevent many people from exercising their right to vote. And living in remote or rural communities can make getting to the polls particularly difficult. But with a little advance planning, you can make sure your vote …

— 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 …

— The popular AARP Smart Driver course will be available more than 20 times in Kansas this month. The eight-hour course includes tips to prevent distracted driving and advice for handling trouble spots such as left turns and roundabouts. The course is free, but space is limited. Those who complete the course may be eligible for a multiyear discount on auto insurance. In 2016 there were 429 driving fatalities in Kansas, up from 355 the year before. The state ranked second …

— 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. Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville’s latest documentary takes an intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this documentary is an emotional and moving film that takes you beyond zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, …