About Us

Active Aging was first published at WSU in 1979. Its mission was to explore the issues and information needs of seniors. There were few resources then to connect them to programs and agencies that could help meet those needs.

Several years later the newspaper moved to Friends University. In 2000 its connection with Friends was severed. We became an independent entity and moved to our current location at 125 S. West St.

That informational vision in 1978 has evolved to today’s 501(c)(3) not-for-profit newspaper. Back then, we mailed free to some 30,000 50+ readers in Sedgwick, Harvey and Butler counties. Now, we print more than 60,000 papers a month. Our readership numbers more than 112,000 people; a minimum of two people read each paper, and often more.

Meet the Team!


Frances Kentling
Editor & Publisher





Teresa Schmied
Advertising Manager




Tammara Fogle
Business Manager


Board of Directors

Mary Corrigan – President

Susan Howell  – Secretary

Diana Wolfe  – Treasurer 

Elvira Crocker

Frances Kentling 

Ruth Ann Messner 

Spike Anderson

LaChalle Shay 

Shana Gregory

Dorothy Zook