Aug 19, 2021 2:00 AM

Answers for Older Kansans at Sunflower Connections events

Posted Aug 19, 2021 2:00 AM

The North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging (NC-FH AAA) invites older Kansans and caregivers to the Answers for Older Kansans (AOK) Sunflower Connections events.

The first event that highlights practical information and includes fun for seniors and caregivers is slated for Sept. 1 at the Marion Community Center, 203 N. Third Street in Marion. A second event is planned for Sept. 30 in Wamego in conjunction with the community’s Senior Resource Fair.

“COVID-19 has popped our plans for our popular annual Sunflower Fair—so these two events are ways for people in this part of Kansas to get trustworthy and practical information on topics important to anyone who is going to celebrate more birthdays,” said Julie Govert Walter, executive director of the NC-FH AAA.

She added that experts will cover “How to Make your Money Last as Long as You Do,” “Positive Aging” and “Talking With Your Doctor: Being Your Best Health Care Advocate.”

Walter said that each event features expert speakers, prizes, entertainment and lunch. For the safety of participants, each event is limited to 50 people.

Registration costs $10 per person and includes a catered lunch.

To register, call the NC-FH AAA at 1-800-432-2703 or visit www.ncfhaaa.com/sunflowerconnections. Each event starts at 9:30 a.m. and ends about 2:30 p.m. Advance registration is encouraged as space is restricted because of concerns for safety during the pandemic.