— 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!

— Judy Davis-Cole, of Ottawa, has been selected by AARP, to receive 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 …

— 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, …

— 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 …

— 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 …