The mission of the Johnson County Area Agency on
Aging is to advocate for and assist older adults in maintaining their
independence and dignity through community-based services.
The AAA targets services to older adults with the
greatest social and economic need and provides a variety of support
services for caregivers.
Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) - The Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) is a visible and trusted place where people can turn for information, assistance, and a single point of entry to public long-term support programs and benefits.
Information & Referral - The
Aging Information Line at 913-715-8861 is your starting point for locating resources such as in-home services, congregate and home-delivered meals, transportation, legal assistance, insurance, housing, and more.
In-home Services - In-home services provide support for older adults who need services to maintain independent living.
Nutrition Services - Nutrition Services provide hot noon meals at Neighborhood Centers and also provide volunteer-delivered hot lunches to homebound older adults.
Geriatric Care Management - Geriatric care management focuses on assisting individuals age 60 and over to live independently in the community.
Caregiver Support - The Area Agency on Aging sponsors services to support non-paid caregivers of frail older adults who need services to maintain independent living. Caregiver Information on Top Topics
CARE Nursing Home Pre-admission Screening - CARE stands for Client Assessment, Referral and Evaluation. Everyone seeking a permanent move to a Kansas nursing facility must be assessed by the CARE program.
Legal Services - Seniors receive legal consultation and representation, education, and assistance with civil cases and access to public benefits, including issues such as housing, social security, Medicare/Medicaid, powers-of-attorney, living wills, and consumer advocacy. Services are provided by Kansas Legal Services (KLS) on a donation basis. Appointments can be scheduled at several locations throughout Johnson County.
- The Senior Directory is a compact, comprehensive, one-stop resource for aging services in Johnson County.
Senior Flexercise is a stretching, strengthening, and flexibility program offered at some senior neighborhood centers. Call 642-6410 for more information and see locations noted under Exercise, Health, and Wellness in the Senior Directory online (scroll down to the Senior Flexercise listings).
SHICK (Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansans) is a program offering older Kansans an opportunity to talk with trained community volunteers about Medicare and other health insurance programs. The program also provides assistance with accessing prescription drugs at reduced costs. Information is available at (913) 715-8856 or toll free at (800) 860-5260. See Medicare articles in Top Topics.
Top Topics & Aging Articles - Over 100 articles on aging and other human service issues provide insight and perspective for living safe, healthful, and fulfilling lives in Johnson County .
Volunteer Opportunities - The Area Agency on Aging offers many opportunities for volunteers to assist us in our mission of supporting health and independence for older adults in the county.