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Clubs & Organizations

July 21, 2023 | By The Active Age

African Violet Study Club, Botanica, 3rd Fri: 1 pm. Visitors welcome. After 5 Christian Women, Rolling Hills Country Club, 223 Westlink, 4th Thu: 6:30-8 pm, $15. RSVP 529.3472. Air Capital Active People, Grace Presbyterian Church, 5002 E Douglas, 3rd Sat: 11 am-1 pm. Program/mtg/lunch, 943.6123. Air Capital Chorus, Scottish Rite Temple, 332 E First, every […]

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Senior Centers

| By The Active Age

There are 36 senior centers or senior gathering places within our three county area. Organizations on Aging Butler County Department on Aging, 2101 Dearborn, Ste. 302, Augusta, KS 67010, 316.775.0500. Toll Free: 800.279.3655 “Butler County Department on Aging’s mission is to link older adults with the services they need to ensure a continuum of care. We serve […]

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Dances

| By The Active Age

Derby Sr Center, 611 Mulberry. 1st & 3rd Tuesday 7pm-9:30 pm. El Dorado Jam & Dance, Senior Center, 210  E.  2nd.  Goldenrod Golden Age, 1340 S Pattie. Dances every Wednesday 7pm-9:30pm. Linwood Golden Age, 1901 S Kansas. Every Saturday 7pm-9:30pm. Call Jim 316-945-9451 Minisa Golden Age, 704 W 13th. Info 617-2560. Every Thursday 7pm-9:30pm. Call […]

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Meet winners of The Active Age’s pet photo/story contest

| By The Active Age

We love it when a dog sticks its head out of a car window almost as much as the dog does. And few look better doing it than Sushi, the winner of our pet photo/story contest. Sarah Snell calls Sushi “a 3-pound puff of good cheer” and “my best buddy during the coronavirus pandemic.” “At […]

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A letter to my younger self

| By Martin Mendoza

I ran across a YouTube video of LGBT elders writing to their “younger selves” for National Coming Out Day, so I thought I would write one to myself. Dear Martin, Was that the last of the pills? Good, now sit down while I tell you why they won’t work.  I know you’re hurting. I know […]

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COVID claims 9 lives in weeks at local home

October 20, 2020 | By Mary Clarkin

COVID-19 made a rapid, deadly march through the 106-bed Meridian Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, claiming nine lives and infecting 78 people in a matter of weeks. The long-term care facility at 1555 N. Meridian, which has a history of health inspection problems, was identified last month as Sedgwick County’s second-deadliest COVID-19 cluster. Only Clearwater […]

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Isolation for area seniors, worry for their families

March 20, 2020 | By Joe Stumpe

As a resident in a small memory care home in Wichita, 83-year-old Patricia “Pat” Shibley could count on daily visits from one or more of her four children. That ended March 16, when the coronavirus pandemic caused it to be closed to virtually all visitors. “Family will not be allowed in unless this is a […]

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Editorial: Time for county to step up

July 1, 2019 | By Board of The Active Age

It’s time.  Over the past decade, the governing bodies of Wichita and Sedgwick County have made impressive investments in projects designed to improve the quality of life. Prime examples are Intrust Bank Arena, a new main library and a $75 million minor league ballpark to be constructed on the riverfront. Our community seems to be […]

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