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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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Nutrition Services

Nutrition Services provides hot noon meals at Neighborhood Centers and also provides volunteer-delivered hot lunches to homebound older adults.

Contact Information:

Aging Information Specialists
913-715-8861

1-888-214-4404- toll free

Contact Aging Information

Services:

 

Neighborhood Centers

The Area Agency on Aging provides nutritious meals at six Neighborhood Centers. In addition, Neighborhood Centers offer a variety of services, activities, and educational programs for older individuals in the community. 

Neighborhood Centers are open Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  A meal is served daily at 11:30 a.m.  Call the Neighborhood Center by 10:00 a.m. the day before to make a reservation. 

A hot lunch is available for anyone age 60+ and their spouse Monday-Friday.  Breakfast is also offered Tuesday-Thursday.   The suggested donation is $3 per lunch and $2 per breakfast. No one is denied a meal if they are unable to donate.  People under age 60 are also welcome to eat lunch, but must pay the full cost of the meal.  Meals are funded in part through the Older Americans Act and the Kansas Department on Aging.

Neighborhood Centers

  • De Soto Civic Center - 32905 W 84th St. - 913-585-1762
  • Gardner Senior Center - 128 E Park - 913-856-3471
  • Lenexa Senior Center - 13425 Walnut - 913-888-6141
  • Merriam Community Center - 6040 Slater Street - 913-677-2048
  • Matt Ross Community Center - 8101 Marty St. - 913-648-2949
  • Olathe Towers - 1425 E College Way
  • Spring Hill Civic Center - 401 N Madison - 913-592-3180

Meals are planned to meet the nutritional needs of older adults. 

 

Diabetic diets are available: Nutrition Education for each month is printed on the back of each menu.

Social Activities and Educational Programs

  • A chance to make new friends!
  • Bingo, Cards, and more...
  • Medical Screenings
  • Nutritional Education
  • Flexercise
  • Monthly Birthday Celebrations

Meal Cancellations

Meal delivery is cancelled during bad weather. Centers will close if road or weather conditions are hazardous.

Listen to one of the following radio stations: KCMO AM-710, KCMO FM-94.9 or KMBZ AM 980, or watch one of the following TV stations: KMBC-TV 9, KSHB-TV 41 or WDAF-TV 4 regarding the cancellation of Johnson County Home-Delivered Meals and closure of Johnson County Neighborhood Centers due to weather.

Call the Johnson County Center after 9:00 am to check if a Neighborhood Center is open. The Central Olathe Office may also be called at 913-715-8896 if there are questions regarding meal delivery.

Home-Delivered Meals

Home-Delivered Meals Logo of Spoon Fork Knife on Plate
Johnson County Area Agency on Aging Home-Delivered Meals

The Area Agency on Aging provides home-delivered meals to homebound residents, age 60+ and their spouse. An evaluation of need must be completed by an Area Agency on Aging assessor to qualify for home-delivered meals.  Staff and volunteers deliver meals between 10:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Meals are planned to meet the nutritional needs of older adults. Diabetic meals are available.

To request Home-Delivered Meals or to find out more about the service, call the Aging Information line at 913-715-8861  or toll free 1-888-214-4404  

To request a stop or a change in meal delivery, call 913-715-8896 .

Monthly Menus and Nutrition Education are sent to all home-delivered meal clients.

Meal Donations: The suggested donation for a person age 60+ and their spouse is $3 per lunch and $2 per breakfast. No one is denied a meal if they are unable to donate.  Meals are funded in part through the Older Americans Act and the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.

Donate to the Home-Delivered Meal Program

Meal Delivery Cancellations:

Meal delivery is cancelled during bad weather if road or weather conditions are hazardous.

Shelf stable meals and are delivered at the beginning of winter. They are to be used in the event that a hot meal can not be delivered.

Listen to the following radio stations: KCMO AM-710, KCMO FM-94.9 or KMBZ AM 980, or watch the following TV stations: KMBC-TV 9, KSHB-TV 41 or WDAF-TV 4 regarding the cancellation of Johnson County Home-Delivered Meals.

The Central Olathe Office may also be called at 913-715-8896 if there are questions regarding meal delivery.

Volunteer:  To volunteer to deliver meals call the Volunteer Coordinator at 913-715-8895 or Register Online . Volunteers are always needed and must attend orientation and be over 18 to drive. Children can accompany adults.  No court-ordered community service.

Home Plate Meal Program

The program is temporarily suspended.  

Feel free to request Meals on Wheels or discuss other service options
by contacting Information & Assistance 913-715-8861.

The Home Plate nutrition program is a program of the Johnson County Area Agency on Aging supported by the Older Americans Act. The program provides short-term meal service to seniors and retired veterans to assist in their recuperation, decreasing the incidence of hospital readmission.

Contact Information:

Nutrition Program Staff
913-715-8810

1-888-214-4404- toll free(
 

Frequent Questions:

Who qualifies for the Home Plate meal program?

Patients age 60+, homebound, and discharging to a home in Johnson County from a participating hospital/rehabilitation facility can be referred for the Home Plate Meal Program by social service staff.

Seniors who have already been receiving the traditional Meals on Wheels program just prior to their hospital admission may restart their Meals on Wheels by calling 913-715-8896 .

How do I get started on the Home Plate Meal Program?

If you meet the eligibility requirements and are discharging from a participating hospital/rehabilitation facility, a hospital discharge planner or social work staff member, (or you, or your family/advocate) may make a referral to the program by calling the Information & Assistance line at 913-715-8861.   A microwavable 7-day frozen meal pack is available for anyone age 60+ discharging from our participating hospitals.

How much will the meal cost?

Donations are accepted.

When will the Home Plate meals be delivered?

Following a referral to the Home Plate nutrition program, a staff member with the Johnson County Area Agency on Aging will contact the patient to make arrangements to deliver the 7-day frozen meal pack to the patient at home within 72 hours of hospital discharge.

What support will the Nutrition Program staff provide for the Home Plate Nutrition Program?

A nutrition assessment will be made within 3 days of discharge, and follow-up calls will be placed to determine the need for additional services such as the Outreach Nurse Home Visiting Program from the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, ongoing nutrition services, or supportive in-home services provided by the Johnson County Area Agency on Aging.

What kind of food will be served?

Eligible seniors referred by social work staff from participating hospitals will receive one 7-day meal plan pack. Each meal includes a meat entree, vegetable, fruit, dessert, and whole wheat bread or cornbread, and milk. Meals are designed to meet the nutritional needs of older adults.

 

CHAMPSS: Seniors Meal Plan

CHAMPSS - meal program

CHAMPSS - Choosing Healthy Appetizing Meal Plan Solutions for Seniors

Johnson County Nutrition Program/AAA
11811 S. Sunset, Suite 1300 Olathe, KS 66061
913-715-8894
913-715-8811 Meal Order Line
1-888-214-4404 toll free
[email protected]

The Johnson County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) Nutrition Program is pleased to offer a dining opportunity called CHAMPSS, a program for adults 60 or older and their spouses.

CHAMPSS, which stands for Choosing Healthy Appetizing Meal Plan Solutions for Seniors, is offered through the Older Americans Act, a federally funded program, and the Nutrition Program/AAA.

Through the program, seniors may receive one nutritious meal 7 days a week. Breakfast is served between 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Lunch is served 11:00 a.m. -1:30 p.m. Dinner is served 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the dining area of the grocery store. The Hy-Vee dietitian-approved menu allows seniors to select an entrée, fruit and vegetable of their choice, along with bread and low-fat milk.

Due to Covid-19, we are currently not offering in-person enrollment sessions.  Click on the video to learn about the program and to receive instructions on how to enroll.

CHAMPSS meals are available at the following Hy-Vee locations:

  •  13400 W. 87th St.        Lenexa                         

  •  18101 W. 119th St.       Olathe                         

  •  14955 W. 151st St.       Olathe                          

  •   8501 W 95th St.           Overland Park             

  •  8900 W. 135th St.         Overland Park South    

  •  7620 State Line Road     Prairie Village              

  •   6655 Martway St.           Mission                        

  •  13550 W. 63rd St.          Shawnee                      

 

CHAMPSS program resources:

The suggested donation is $4 per meal. The actual cost of each meal is more than $6 , so you are invited to be as generous as you can with your donation. Donations are sent in with your meal order, so there is no need to provide anything other than your swipe card at Hy-Vee. Meals are funded in part through the Older Americans Act and the Kansas Department on Aging. Please note, all donations are non-refundable.

How do I order more meals?

Current participants can print and complete the CHAMPSS Reorder Form, enclose your donation, and send your reorder to the address on the form. You may also reorder with your credit card by calling 913-715-8811 or ORDER CHAMPSS MEALS online!