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. Current COA members.
Check out the COA on Facebook too at https://www.facebook.com/jocoaging/
Recommendations from 2019 Aging Forum
As a result of the 2019 Aging Forum held last October, the COA has compiled the following recommendations to be presented to the Board of County Commissioners. These recommendations are a result of more than 11 focus groups and over 100 forum participants providing input and feedback regarding a wide variety of aging issues.
Also see the January-February Best Times article Good Question Good Answer highlighting the forum results.
Commission on Aging Meetings are open to the public and held at 9:00 a.m. the second Wednesday of the month (except June and December) in Olathe.
See the 2019 meeting schedule for 2019 dates and locations.
Aging Information and Help Lines
For Adult Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation in the community, contact Kansas Adult Protective Services Hotline: 1-800-922-5330 .
For Adult Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation in a facility, contact the Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services Adult Care Hotline: 1-800-842-0078
For Long Term Care Services and Support options in Johnson County, contact Johnson County Area Agency on Aging Information & Assistance: 913-715-8861
For Long Term Care Services and Support options outside of Johnson County, in Kansas, contact the Aging & Disability Resource Center:1-855-200-2372
For Information on Kansas Medicaid Application status, contact the KanCare Clearinghouse: 1-800-792-4884
Peg Deaton Leadership in Aging Award - 2019 The annual Commission on Aging Peg Deaton Leadership in Aging Award honors individuals or groups or businesses for making outstanding contributions to the quality of life for older adults and their families in Johnson County.
The 2019 Award was presented to Patti Rule, a retired public health nurse, educator, senior advocate, and former Commission on Aging member.
REQUESTING A COA SPEAKER Commission on Aging (COA) members have many years of cumulative experience working with and advocating for older adults. If you would like someone from the COA to share more about their advocacy role and aging services in Johnson County, please call 913-715-8860 or email HSA-AAAWeb@jocogov.org.
Commission on Aging (COA) members (l-r) Eugene Lipscomb, Rob Givens, Katy Hoffman, Pam Shernuk, Paula Hurt, John P. Smith, and Karen Weber attended the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) Older Kansans Day at the Capitol on March 27th.
COA Members attended “Older Kansans Day” at the Capitol on March 27th. Older Kansans Day is an annual event which includes the AAAs around the State and their advisory board members, to meet with their respective Kansas Legislators. See more pictures and highlights.
Legislative Priorities COA 2020 Legislative Platform
Johnson County Advocacy Issues UCS Presentation on Housing Affordability (Including vision and priorities of the Johnson County Health Equity Network.)
KANSAS GOVERNMENT AND LEGISLATIVE INFORMATION
Also see Information and Government resources listed online at https://www.jocogov.org/dept/human-services/publications-and-directories/aging-and-accessibility-directory
Information about legislation, processes, and contacts is available online. Lookup addresses of state senators and representatives, report bill status, and relay messages during sessions.
Citizens may reach out to their legislators by e-mail or phone. Johnson County One Assist 913-715-5000 will transfer you to the appropriate contact.
Kansas Legislative Research Department
Kansas Office of the Revisor of Statutes
Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit