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
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.
- January 2020 Minutes
- February 2020 Minutes
- No March Minutes
- April 2020 Minutes
- May 2020 Minutes
- No June Minutes
- July 2020 Minutes
- August 2020 Minutes
- September 2020 Minutes
- October 2020 Minutes
- November Minutes
- 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
- August 2021 Zoom Meeting
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.
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.
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 Research Department
Kansas Office of the Revisor of Statutes
Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit
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 |