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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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Johnson County’s Aging and Human Services department manages programs and activities that support the independence, dignity and self-sufficiency of Johnson County residents. These services and opportunities primarily target older adults, people with disabilities, low-income families, and other residents who require assistance.

Department News

Nominations sought for 2021 Leadership in Aging Award
April 27, 2021

The Johnson County Commission on Aging (COA) is seeking candidates for its 2021 Peg Deaton Leadership in Aging Award.  This award volunteers in the communuity - individuals or organizations - who have made outstanding contributions to enhance the quality of life for older adults and their families in Johnson County.  Appointed by the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners, the COA is an advisory body to the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) and advocates for senior adults in the county. The COA will present the Peg Deaton Leadership in Aging Award in the fall.

To request a nomination form, call the Area Agency on Aging, 913-715-8860 or follow this link to open and print a nomination form.

 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 66061-7056 or via email to [email protected].

Johnson County Home-Delivered Meals Needs Your Help
April 30, 2021

Are you interested in being a volunteer delivering meals to homebound seniors?

- Volunteers deliver meals to homebound seniors once a week, once a month, or when available.
- Meals are delivered 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m., Monday - Friday
- Meals can be delivered by:
• Individuals
• Civic & other groups
• Faith community teams
• Employee teams
- Routes are available in your neighborhood
- Children are welcome to accompany parent or grandparent on the route.

   If you are interested or want additional information, please call Brandy 913-715-8859, e-mail [email protected] or see our web page about Volunteer Opportunities

 

Johnson County Catch-a-Ride Needs Your Help!
April 30, 2021

  Are you interested in driving county residents to critical appointments?  We hope so, because Catch-a-Ride needs you! And Catch-a-Ride has a special need for drivers in rural areas such as Gardner, Spring Hill, and De Soto.

Catch-a-Ride is a completely volunteer-based program in which elders, people with a disability, and people in a major life transition are given rides to medical appointments, grocery stores/food pantries, and social service agencies. Clients are people who cannot drive themselves and do not have a network of people who can drive for them.

Volunteers can drive “anytime, anywhere” or only at certain intervals or in certain areas of the county. We are very respectful of driver needs and schedules. 

If you are interested or want additional information, please call Brandy 913-715-8859, or e-mail [email protected].

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