Life expectancy has increased dramatically over the past 50 years, yet societal expectations of older adults have changed little. Also, people are generally unprepared for this increased longevity.
The Johnson County Department of Aging and Human Services partners with Kansas Legal Services to offer the following services to Johnson County residents who are 60+:
Last year, Johnson County Aging and Human Services began a partnership with Door Dash’ s Project DASH, which is helping deliver meals to homebound seniors throughout Johnson County.
In July 2023, the Johnson County Area Agency on Aging once again began providing Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas. SHICK counseling was previously provided by the AAA until 2014. One familiar face with SHICK counseling in Johnson County is Kay Voorhees.
The Johnson County Commission on Aging will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, and April 10 in the Johnson County Medical Examiners building, 11894 S. Sunset Drive, Olathe.
The annual nutrition education and information campaign is organized by the Administration of Community Living’s Administration on Aging and observed in March. Since 1972, the National Senior Nutrition Program has supported nutrition services for older adults nationwide. Funded by the Older Americans Act, these local programs serve as hubs where people 60+ find healthy meals and other vital services that strengthen social connections, promote well-being through sound eating and physical activity habits.
Within the Johnson County Area Agency on Aging, there is a team of Eligibility and Options Specialists who are comprised of professionals from a variety of educational backgrounds, including social workers.