Commission on Aging

The Commission on Aging (COA) is a voluntary group of individuals appointed by the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). View their Facebook page.

The COA provides information, guidance, advice and support to the Johnson County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) and serves as a liaison to the BOCC concerning the needs of older county residents and services to meet those needs.

COA Bylaws

COA 2022 Legislative Platform

Aging Services Forum Recommendations

A portrait of the members of the Commission on Aging

Commission on Aging members

Back row left to right: Paula Hurt, Cynthia Schendel, Pam Shernuk, Karen Weber, Carol Feaker, Kim Mann, Andrea Leavitt
Front row left to right: Robert Cantu, Jay Holbert, John Smith, Dale Warman  
* Membership changes will be reflected in a new picture when the COA reassembles in person.

COA Meetings and Minutes

2021 Zoom Meetings and Minutes

COA meetings will not be held in person in 2021 until further notice due to the pandemic. 

COA meetings will be online ZOOM meetings at 9 a.m. the second Wednesday of the month, except June & December.

Please call 913-715-8860 or email for meeting information.

Kansas Government and Legislative Information

COA members at Older Kansans Day at the capitol

COA members attended Older Kansans Day at the Capitol

Kansas Silver-Haired Legislature (KSHL)

Johnson County Delegation to the Kansas Silver-Haired Legislature

Johnson County Delegation to the Kansas Silver-Haired Legislature (Left to right: Jeanie Adkins-Peine, Mary Penrose, Chuck Nigro, Katy Hoffman, Gary Scott, Jerry Ireland)

The Kansas Silver Haired Legislature was created by Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1649, which was passed by the 1982 Legislature.  It created a unicameral legislature composed of 125 representatives.  All are 60+ years old and are elected from their county of residence.

Wyandotte, Johnson, Shawnee and Sedgwick have five additional representatives. 

Johnson County Silver-Haired Legislature