Community Services offered by the Area Agency on Aging support the health and independence of older Johnson County residents. Services are funded by the Older Americans Act or by state and county funds. Donations from those who use the services are accepted.Contact Information
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• Legal Services
• Insurance Counseling
• Senior Flexercise
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.
See the Kansas Legal Services schedule for hours and contact details.
Monthly appointments are also listed in the Best Times newspaper.
Kansas Legal Services can be reached by calling (913) 621-0200. To be eligible for legal services, a client must live in Johnson County and be 60 years of age or older. The Elder Law Hotline also makes volunteer attorneys available at (888) 353-5337, a toll free number.
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.
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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).