Category: Business

Grand Central cooler than ever

July 1, 2021 | By The Active Age

NEWTON — When temperatures creep up this summer, visitors to Grand Central senior center won’t sweat it. The center recently finished a $60,000 overhaul of its air conditioning system. “It’s definitely a great addition,” Grand Central board president Bob Driskill said. “We couldn’t use this facility if we didn’t have that air conditioning.” Driskill said […]

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Botanica

Botanica drawing winner announced

| By Tammara Fogle

Daniel Fisher of Wichita is the winner of our drawing for a family membership to Botanica. His name was drawn from a pool of 52 supporters who donated $50 or more to The Active Age last month. We will hold five more monthly drawings from among our “Honor Roll” donors. The Active Age wishes to […]

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Butler CC benefactors step up for Andover facility

June 1, 2021 | By Beth Bower

For Scott Redler, it all started in his hometown of St. Louis. The co-founder of Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers made breakfast for his family as a kid and helped his mother and grandmother in the kitchen on a regular basis. “I always had a passion for food,” he said. Redler used that passion to […]

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Bel Aire man helps others find money held by state

April 29, 2021 | By Ted Blankenship

Have you ever thought how great it would be if you were digging in a backyard flower bed and turned up a coffee can full of twenty-dollar bills?  That’s not likely to happen, but Joe Dunbar of Bel Aire helps people do the next best thing. He finds money they didn’t know they had and […]

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Senior centers, meal sites reopening

March 24, 2021 | By Joe Stumpe

The Downtown Senior Center and three others in Wichita will reopen on a limited basis April 1, more than a year after closing because of the coronavirus pandemic. Numerous congregate meal sites that provide lunch to seniors have also reopened for in-person dining or announced plans to do so. “Everybody is kind of ready to […]

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Centers for seniors see funds frozen

August 29, 2018 | By Joe Stumpe

By Joe Stumpe Sedgwick County commissioners have again decided to keep funding for area senior centers at 2010 levels, frustrating users and supporters. The centers serve thousands of residents with meals, recreation, educational activities and health services. County funds are an important source of support for the centers. In 1982, voters overwhelmingly approved using a […]

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