COVID-19 has changed how Kansans will cast their ballots in the state’s primary and general elections in August and November, 2020. AARP Kansas will be joined by Secretary of State Scott Schwab to talk about how Kansas voters can safely cast their ballots in the upcoming elections, as well as registration deadlines, voting options and other resources Kansans should know about during this election season.
Grab a cup of coffee and join AARP Kansas for a virtual coffee chat every Wednesday at 10 a.m. on Facebook. AARP Kansas Community Outreach and Advocacy Director Andrea Bozarth will discuss a different topic each week and we invite you to join the conversation by listening to the presenter and asking questions or making comments through the chat box. Some previous topics have been caregiving, favorite books you're reading, the AARP Friendly Voices program, and Covid-19 information. Future topics will include fraud prevention tips, conversations with local Kansas mayors and city officials, and resources for veterans, military and their family. You can join the conversation by visiting www.facebook.org/aarpks.
Scammers look to capitalize on the news of the moment, especially if the headlines can instill fear and motivate people to act. With Veterans and Military families twice as likely as civilians to be targeted by Con Artists during good times, the ongoing outbreak of the coronavirus is no exception during our current uncertainty. While scientists and medical professionals are working overtime to find ways to test for and stem the spread of the virus, the Federal Trade Commission warns that bad actors are working hard to use this as an opportunity to deceive consumers and steal their money or sensitive information.
AARP Kansas commissioned the Kansas Health Institute to conduct a review of social isolation among older adults in Kansas, with an emphasis on Johnson County and Wyandotte County. The report provides a summary of current research on social isolation, possible causes and the degree to which those causes differentially affect older adults based on gender, race/ethnicity and other demographic factors. Promising interventions and policies that can address the problem also are explored.
If you have a spouse, sibling, parent, or other loved one in a nursing home, you may be worried about their safety and well-being because of the coronavirus pandemic. Here are some key questions to ask the nursing home:
Scammers work hard to get us in a heightened emotional state where decision-making is compromised. Con artists refer to this as getting their targets “under the ether.”
Scammers are doing what they always do – using headlines as opportunities to steal money or sensitive personal information and COVID-19 is no exception. The AARP Fraud Watch Network has received reports of door to door, telephone, email, and ad scams offering everything from testing kits to miracle cures to “Trump dollars.”
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