— 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!

— 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 …

—   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.

— AARP Kansas recognizes and values the contributions made by our team of volunteers throughout our state to help improve the quality of life for Kansans age 50 and older. Whether they volunteer in the areas of advocacy, community service and/or serve on our Executive or Diversity Councils, the Volunteer Support Team or the Capital City Task Force, they provide invaluable service in their communities and in the state. Each year, AARP Kansas gives special recognition to three outstanding volunteers or …

— 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 …