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Volunteers needed to deliver Meals on Wheels

May 23, 2024 | By The Active Age

Senior Services, Inc. is experiencing extremely low volunteer numbers in its Meals on Wheels program due to the start of the vacation season. The program delivers approximately 800 lunch-time meals each weekday to homebound, isolated seniors. According to a news release, the program has experienced numerous open delivery routes each day for several weeks. Having […]

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Sedgwick County firefighters urge wildfire prevention

March 22, 2024 | By The Active Age

Sedgwick County Fire District 1 (SCFD 1) is encouraging residents to take preventive measures to protect their property from the threat of wildfires. On Monday, March 25 at 11 a.m., Fire Marshal Brad Crisp and the crew of SCFD 1 Station #32, 7750 N. Wyandotte Way, Park City, will demonstrate several easy ways to reduce […]

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Win a makeover with Bonnie Bing

March 1, 2024 | By Bonnie Bing

New season, new look. We won’t forget the frigid days of winter, but it’s time to enjoy warm spring breezes and sunny summer days. Are you ready for a new look? Well, ladies, here is your chance to get a new hair style and makeup tips that will make you feel brand new. And if […]

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Play pickleball for The Active Age

January 30, 2024 | By The Active Age

The Active Age is looking for a pickleball team to represent us at Picklepalooza, to be held at Chicken N’ Pickle on Friday, June 21. (Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly gave the date as June 12). The event, which annually raises money for Senior Services, Inc. and the Alzheimer’s Association, allows […]

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City of Wichita relaunches home repair program

January 11, 2024 | By The Active Age

The city of Wichita has revamped its Home Repair program and will open applications and the wait list on Feb. 1. The Home Repair program assists low- and moderate-income homeowners with critical home repairs to achieve two main goals: 1) Stabilize homeowners within their primary unit of residence, assisting with the goal of sustaining affordable […]

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Site chosen for temporary emergency shelter in Wichita. Here’s where it will be

November 3, 2023 | By MATTHEW KELLY

After a month of searching, a temporary location for Wichita’s emergency winter shelter has been identified. The City Council will vote Tuesday on a $685,000 package to support a no-barrier 24/7 shelter for up to 250 people at 2220 E. 21st St., a city-owned property that used to house the Fundamental Learning Center. The facility […]

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Wichita Journalism Collaborative launches joint coverage on housing issues

October 13, 2023 | By The Active Age

Housing prices in Wichita increased an average of 30% in 22 months. Sedgwick County’s rent has been up at least 8.5% since 2019. We all desire a place to call home, but is attainable quality housing too far out of reach for many Wichitans? Members of the Wichita Journalism Collaborative (WJC) see the housing disparities […]

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15 years of early-morning workouts bind group

October 2, 2023 | By Amy Geiszler-Jones

More than just physical fitness motivates a group of Wichitans to hit the gym at 5:45 a.m. three days a week. They’ve found friendships and — whether they know it or not — maybe a boost of mental health wellness. The group’s members first came together in September 2008 when Steve Rainbolt, Wichita State University’s […]

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Win tickets to Wichita Wurlitzer show

September 28, 2023 | By The Active Age

The Active Age is giving away two tickets to a Halloween-themed performance featuring the Wurlitzer pipe organ at Century II on Thursday, Oct. 12. The event starts with a dance at 7 p.m., followed by a showing of the classic silent movie, “The Phantom of the Operate” with live music by Clark Wilson on the […]

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Roof Work to Begin on Century II

August 29, 2023 | By The Active Age

After years of deferred maintenance, the Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center will soon get a new roof structure and membrane to protect it from weather. According to a news release from the city, which owns the facility, the project is expected to begin next month and be completed in the spring of 2024. […]

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Wichita plans to offer property tax relief for some taxpayers. Could you be eligible?

August 28, 2023 | By Matthew Kelly/Wichita Eagle

Certain Wichita residents will soon be able to apply to have more of their 2023 property taxes refunded through a combination of state and city programs. The City Council has approved a one-year tax relief pilot program that aims to provide targeted tax relief for low-income seniors, disabled veterans and their surviving spouses, and low-income […]

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Build a bowl at tomorrow’s Senior Wednesday program

August 15, 2023 | By The Active Age

Join ceramic artist Brenda Lichman in the fight against hunger in our community by creating a one-of-a-kind ceramic bowl using wheel-throwing or hand-building techniques. This free Senior Wednesday program happens starts with refreshments at 10 a.m. at 106 Henrion Hall on the campus of Wichita State University. The bowls participants make will be donated to […]

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Lack of transportation strands seniors in rural Kansas

August 10, 2023 | By By Andrew Lopez, KMUW

LIBERAL — A white Dodge Caravan pulls up in front of the Dillons grocery store in Liberal, Kansas, and Floyd Coleman steps out to help his next passenger into the minivan. Coleman, a 63-year-old retired truck driver, shuttles people around town for Liberal’s senior center. He has a few pickups and drop-offs throughout the day […]

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Municipal Court Implements Yondr Bags in Courtroom

July 27, 2023 | By The Active Age

Beginning Monday, July 31, Wichita Municipal Court will begin requiring the use of Yondr bags in its courtrooms. According to a news release from the city, the usage of the Yondr bag technology is aimed at enhancing the safety or attendees and ensuring a distraction-free environment in Municipal Court. The bags are soft, lockable pouches […]

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Community event to provide free groceries July 29

July 24, 2023 | By The Active Age

Convoy of Hope will partner with local businesses, churches, government agencies and nonprofits to deliver distribute free groceries and more to Wichita residents at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 29. Convoy of Hope will hold the event at the following locations: Bethel Life Center, Colvin Elementary, Hope Church, McAdams Park, Evergreen Recreation Center, Kansas State […]

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Salvation Army closing emergency homeless shelter for women and children; longer-term ‘recovery home’ to take its place

July 21, 2023 | By Celia Hack/KMUW

One of Wichita’s key resources for unhoused women, Salvation Army’s emergency shelter, will close Aug. 11. The announcement comes while most of Wichita’s homeless shelters are already at capacity, said Angie Prather, vice president of marketing and chief community engagement officer for United Way of the Plains. “This decrease will strain the system,” Prather wrote in […]

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American Airlines adds nonstop flight to Miami

July 13, 2023 | By The Active Age

American Airlines has announced seasonal nonstop service to Miami International Airport beginning Saturday, Nov. 11. The service will operate on Saturdays only through March 30, 2024. The flights will be operated by a 76-seat Embraer-175 aircraft. Depart ICT at 6:45 a.m.; arrive MIA at 11:20 a.m. (local times) Depart MIA at 7:30 p.m.; arrive ICT […]

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Daily Flights to Phoenix to begin Nov. 5

June 26, 2023 | By The Active Age

American Airlines will offer daily, nonstop flights from Wichita to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport beginning Sunday, Nov. 5. According to a news release from the city, the flights will be operated with a 65-seat CRJ-700 aircraft that include premium cabins. Phoenix is the second most popular destination from Wichita but has been without daily […]

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Martha Stewart is model for ‘Sports Illustrated’ swimsuit issue cover

May 16, 2023 | By NPR

  Lifestyle magnate Martha Stewart is making history, as she becomes the oldest person to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated‘s yearly swimsuit issue, at 81. The magazine described Stewart as “the very definition of ‘influencer,’” due to her plethora of shows, books, product lines and social media followers. “I am so thrilled to be on the cover of […]

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New COVID-19 vaccine guidelines recommend second dose for people 65 and older

May 14, 2023 | By The Active Age

The Sedgwick County Health Department now offers adults 65 and older and individuals with weakened immune systems a second dose of updated (bivalent) COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine under new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. According to a news release form the county, here is […]

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New kayak stations opening, 21st Street to shut down for party

May 5, 2023 | By The Active Age

Wichita Park & Recreation is hosting a ribbon cutting for their new self-service kayak rental stations at 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 5 at the Riverside Tennis Center, 551 Nims, east of the dome by the river. Three new self-service rental stations have been installed around the community at: • OJ Watson Park, 3022 S. McLean […]

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Receive your free copy of ‘How to Talk About Feeing Bad’

May 3, 2023 | By The Active Age

The Wichita Journalism Collaborative is releasing a publication aimed at helping people advance their mental health and support others. It’s called “How to Talk About Feeling Bad’ and is in the form of a graphic comic book or ‘zine. The collaborative, made up of The Active Age and 10 other media and community partners, is […]

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