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Aging and Human Services

Central Office: 913-715-8800

11811 S. Sunset Drive, Suite 1300, Olathe, Kansas 66061

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Commission on Aging

Commission on Aging representing 130,000 adults age 60 and over in Johnson County.
The Commission on Aging (COA) is a voluntary group of individuals appointed by the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). 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 By-Laws

Current 2020-2021 COA members

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jocoaging/

                    2021 Commission on Aging

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

Not pictured:                    Rob Givens, Stephanie Clayton

The Johnson County Commission on Aging (COA) is seeking candidates for the 2021
Peg Deaton Leadership in Aging Award
The award honors individuals, groups, or organizations making outstanding contributions to the quality of life for older adults and their families in Johnson County.
To request a nomination form, call the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) at 913-715-8860 or access the nomination form here.
Nominations must be submitted by September 30, 2021, to: Kim Mann, Commission on Aging, c/o Area Agency on Aging, 11811 S. Sunset Drive, Suite 1300, Olathe, KS 66061 or via e-mail to [email protected] .

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.
Until further notice COA Meetings will not be held in person in 2021, and will be online ZOOM meetings due to the pandemic.

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


REQUESTING  A COA SPEAKER  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 [email protected].

Aging Information and Help Lines

  • Adult Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation in the community  1-800-922-5330
  • For Adult Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation in a facility 1-800-842-0078
  • For Long Term Care Services and Support options in Johnson County, 913-715-8861

Kansas Government and Legislative Information

Legislative Priorities:

COA 2021 Legislative Platform  

2019 Aging Forum:  Focus groups and 100+ forum participants provided input and feedback regarding aging issues in 2019, The Commission on Aging (COA) compiled the following recommendations.

Advocates at 2019 Older Kansans Day
Commission on Aging (COA) members attended Older Kansans Day at the Capitol, an annual pre-pandemic event where AAAs around the State and their advisory board members meet with their respective Kansas Legislators.

Kansas Legislature
Information about legislation, processes, state senators/representatives.
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 Hotline/Government Information
1-800-432-3924 or 1-785-296-2149 (out-of-state)
Operated during session by the State Library.

Kansas Legislative Research Department

Kansas Office of the Revisor of Statutes

Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit

Johnson County SHL Delegation Jeanie Adkins-Peine,Mary Penrose, Chuck Nigro, Katy Hoffman, Gary Scott, and Jerry Ireland
Kansas Silver Haired Legislators 

Johnson County SHL 

The National Center on Law and Elder Rights (NCLER) is a U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services (HHS) 
and Administration for Community Living (ACL) website. NCLER provides practice tips and insight on health,
long term services and supports, economic security, consumer protection, housing, advanced care planning,
elder abuse, supported decision-making, and guardianship.  https://ncler.acl.gov/Resources.aspx   |