Topeka Gives 2016


“There were quite a few in our group who lived in this time period and I was appreciative of the discussion leader for letting them share their own experiences. It was like a history lesson and a book discussion all in one, and it was special.”  — Coordinator at Aldersgate Village after discussing Snow Falling on Cedars

Since 1997, the Kansas Humanities Council has supported 194 Talk About Literature in Kansas (TALK) book discussions at Topeka senior living facilities. KHC provides the books and the discussion leaders, while readers provide the conversation.

Will you support TALK programs in Topeka
during Topeka Gives on June 7?

The Topeka Community Foundation will “match your gift”
on this one day only.

Research shows that access to high-quality learning opportunities, like book discussions, is critical to healthy aging:

  • Adults with active minds are less likely to suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and other health ailments.
  • Frequent cognitive activity slows down cognitive decline.
  • Adults need opportunities to meet new companions after leaving the workforce or home.

Aging Well, “Learning for a Lifetime” (July/August 2009)

Let’s Keep Topekans TALK-ing!
Donate to the Kansas Humanities Council during Topeka Gives

Please stop by Fairlawn Plaza Mall, 21st and Fairlawn in Topeka, on June 7th between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. to make your donation. Click here to download the giving form or pick one up at the event.

Your contribution to the Kansas Humanities Council at Topeka Gives will support future TALK book discussions at Topeka’s senior living facilities. KHC needs your support to keep these programs free and available to those who need them. Thank you!

Can’t make it to Topeka Gives?

Click here to make an online donation (donations made online will not be matched by the Topeka Community Foundation).