40 years ago
Plans for Wichita’s first Senior Olympics, to be held in Linwood Park, were announced … A support group for families of people with Alzheimer’s was organized in Wichita … Bob Fletcher, 81, and Pat Van Dyne, 86, married six months after meeting at Hillhaven Nursing Home.
25 years ago
Wanda Groves, 74, biked across Kansas with hundreds of other cyclists, the sixth time she participated in Bike Across Kansas … Hesston broke ground on a new senior center with a special song composed for the occasion.
10 years ago
U.S. Rep. Todd Tiahrt was roasted by Gov. Sam Brownback, Sen. Pat Roberts during the annual “Galaxy of Stars” benefit for Senior Services, Inc. … The Derby Senior Center became the first accredited senior center in Kansas.