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

COA Members

Commission on Aging Members 2022

Commission on Aging members

Back row left to right: Kim Mann, Paula Hurt, Pam Shernuk (COA Chair), Shirley Allenbrand (BOCC Liaison), Cindy Green, Andrea Leavitt, Carol Feaker.
Front row left to right: Rob Givens, John P. Smith, Jarrod Ousley, and Dale Warman.  
COA members Robert Cantu and Chris Talarico are not pictured.

 

COA Welcomes New AHS Director at April 13th Meeting

Pam Shernuk, COA Chair, welcomes new AHS Director Tim Wholf

Pam Shernuk, COA Chair, welcomed new Aging and Human Services Director Tim Wholf at the COA meeting on April 13th.

Pam Shernuk, COA Chair, welcomed new Aging & Human Services Director Tim Wholf at the COA meeting on April 13th.  The new director comes to AHS from the Division of Developmental Disabilities in the State of Missouri's Department of Mental Health, where he has been the director since 2014.  In that role, he oversaw two regional offices with more than 125 employees and managed the division's financial, strategic, and operational functions.  

"I am so excited about he opportunity to work with Johnson County, but more specifically the Department of Aging and Human Services. I have spent my career working with vulnerable populations, and look forward to continuing to serve these populations in my new role," Wholf said.

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