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.
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, 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.
- January 2021 Zoom Meeting | January 2021 Minutes
- February 2021 Zoom Meeting | February 2021 Minutes
- March 2021 Zoom Meeting | March 2021 Minutes
- April 2021 Zoom Meeting | April 2021 Minutes
- May 2021 Zoom Meeting | May 2021 Minutes
- July 2021 Zoom Meeting | July 2021 Minutes
- August 2021 Zoom Meeting | August 2021 Minutes
- Sept 2021 Zoom Meeting | Sept 2021 Minutes
- January 2022 Minutes
- February 2022 Minutes
- March 2022 Minutes
- April 2022 Minutes
Kansas Government and Legislative Information
Information about legislation, processes, state senators/representatives. Citizens may reach out to their legislators by email or phone.
Johnson County One Assist 913-715-5000 will transfer you to the appropriate contact.
Kansas Legislative Hotline/Government Information
Kansas Legislation Information
The National Center on Law and Elder Rights provides insight on health, long term services, economic security, consumer protection, housing, advanced care planning, elder abuse prevention, decision-making and guardianship.
Kansas Silver-Haired Legislature (KSHL)
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.