The mission of the Johnson County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is to advocate for and assist older adults in maintaining their independence and dignity through community-based services. The AAA targets services to older adults with the greatest social and economic need and provides a variety of support services for caregivers.
Information & Referral - The Aging Information Line at 913-715-8861 is your starting point for locating resources such as in-home services, congregate and home-delivered meals, transportation, legal assistance, insurance, housing, and more. Also see the Explore Your Options Directory for services and resources for seniors and individuals with disabilities in Johnson County.
In-home Services - In-home services such as housekeeping, personal attendant care, respite care, medication management, and personal emergency response monitoring provide support for older adults who need services to maintain independent living.
Nutrition Services - Nutrition Services provide hot noon meals at Neighborhood Centers and also provide volunteer-delivered hot lunches to homebound older adults.
Caregiver Support - The Area Agency on Aging sponsors assessment, counseling, and in-home services to support caregivers of frail older adults who need services to maintain independent living.
CARE Nursing Home Pre-admission Screening - CARE stands for Client Assessment, Referral and Evaluation. Everyone seeking a permanent move to a Kansas nursing facility must be assessed by the CARE program.
The Commission on Aging (COA) is a voluntary group of individuals appointed by the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) to provide information, guidance, advice and support to the Johnson County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) and to serve as a liaison to the BOCC concerning the needs of older county residents and services to meet those needs. COA meetings are open to the public and usually held at 9:00 a.m. the second Wednesday of the month in our Olathe office. Please call 913-715-8860 for meeting information. See more information at https://www.jocogov.org/coa
The Kansas Silver-Haired Legislature (KSHL) Kansas-shl.org is a legislative advocacy group of seniors age 60 and over from across the state. They meet each fall in Topeka to share issues of concern to seniors and recommend legislation to the state legislature. Johnson County has six delegates elected every two years.
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.
Senior Flexercise is a stretching, strengthening, and flexibility program offered at some senior neighborhood centers. Call 913-642-6410 for more information.
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. SHICK services in Johnson County are contracted with and available through the East Central Kansas Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-633-5621.
Volunteer Opportunities - The Area Agency on Aging offers many opportunities for volunteers to assist us in our mission of supporting health and independence for older adults in the county.