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Human Services

Central Office: 913-715-8800

11811 S. Sunset Drive, Suite 1300, Olathe, Kansas 66061

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Johnson County’s Human Services department manages programs and activities that support the independence, dignity and self-sufficiency of Johnson County residents. These services and opportunities primarily target older adults, people with disabilities, low-income families, and other residents who require assistance.

Department News

Area Agency on Aging offers Needs Survey for Johnson County Seniors
February 28, 2017

Every four years the Area Agency on Aging develops a new plan of service for Older American Act funding.  As part of that process we wish to know the needs and concerns of seniors (age 60+) in Johnson County.  For this reason it would be very beneficial if you could provide information through this short confidential survey.  Click on this link to  Take The 2017 Senior Needs Survey.   Then answer the 20 easy questions, and click on the button to Submit Your Answers.  This survey will be available online from 6 p.m. Feb. 28th - 6 p.m. June 30th, 2017.  We welcome your input. 

Johnson County Delegation to Kansas Silver-Haired Legislature Elected
March 17, 2017

The Johnson County Area Agency on Aging (JCAAA) hosted the election of six Johnson County delegates to the Kansas Silver Haired Legislature (KSHL) Tuesday, March 14, at the Sunset Drive Office Building in Olathe.  Voters elected the six delegates to serve a two-year term to represent the senior population of Johnson County.  The elected delegation include Katy Hoffman of Lenexa, Jerry D. Ireland of Lenexa, Gary Rex Scott of Olathe, Jeanie Adkins-Peine of Overland Park, Scott Gregory of Roeland Park, and Will Haworth,Sr of Gardner. 

Four candidates who also ran will be on a list of alternates.  In the event that any member of the elected delegation is unable to serve or complete a term, alternates will be considered to replace them in the order of the popular vote.  The alternates include John P. Smith of Shawnee, Ronald D. McVeigh of Olathe, Louis G. Bornman of Shawnee, and David J. Rogers of Overland Park.   

All candidates (See Candidate Information)  offered an amazing and broad range of experience and expertise.  Congratulations to everyone for their commitment to advocating and working for the priority concerns of Kansas senior citizens.  Although only six delegates are elected to the delegation, there are many ways for everyone to be active and involved and advocate.   For more information see What Is the Kansas Silver-Haired Legislature? or in Johnson County call 913-715-8860.  

Johnson County Meals on Wheels Needs Your Help
March 1, 2016

Are you interested in being a volunteer delivering meals on wheels?

- Volunteers deliver meals to homebound seniors once a week, once a month, or when available.
- Meals are delivered 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m., Monday - Friday
- Meals can be delivered by:
• Individuals
• Civic & other groups
• Faith community teams
• Employee teams
- Routes are available in your neighborhood
- Children are welcome to accompany parent or grandparent on the route.

If you are interested or want additional information, please call Brandy 913-715-8859, e-mail Brandy.Hodge@jocogov.org or see our web page about Volunteer Opportunities

 

Johnson County Catch-a-Ride Needs Your Help!
March 1, 2016

Are you interested in driving county residents to critical appointments?  We hope so, because Catch-a-Ride needs you! And Catch-a-Ride has a special need for drivers in rural areas such as Gardner, Spring Hill, and De Soto.

Catch-a-Ride is a completely volunteer-based program in which elders, people with a disability, and people in a major life transition are given rides to medical appointments, grocery stores/food pantries, and social service agencies. Clients are people who cannot drive themselves and do not have a network of people who can drive for them.

Volunteers can drive “anytime, anywhere” or only at certain intervals or in certain areas of the county. We are very respectful of driver needs and schedules.

If you are interested or want additional information, please call Brandy 913-715-8859, or e-mail Brandy.Hodge@jocogov.org.