County Manager's Office

May-June 2024

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Composting reduces food waste

More than 50 million tons of food is thrown away each year in the United States. Food waste makes up roughly 25% of the nation’s trash.

AHS expands assistance on utilities

With the rising costs of living many families find themselves struggling to keep the lights on, the water flowing and the warmth of home within reach.

Silver Clovers has returned

Johnson County K-State Research and Extension is reintroducing Silver Clovers, a program for adults aged 50 and older.

Active retirees find meaning outdoors

Studies repeatedly show how the benefits of volunteering contribute to an overall healthier life. This is especially true when you find an opportunity that matches your talents and interests.

Museum plans new exhibit

“Free to Be…A 1960s Fashion Revolution” is a groovy look at four themes in 1960s women’s fashion in a new exhibition, opening June 1 at Johnson County Museum.

Comedy improv set in May

Johnson County Park and Recreation District 50 Plus Department is offering an opportunity to experience the exhilarating world of comedy improv tailored specifically for the county’s senior population.

Program explores crime lab

The Johnson County Crime Lab in Olathe stands as a fortress of forensic sciences, playing a pivotal role in the pursuit of justice in Kansas.

Turkey Creek Festival set at Antioch Park

The annual Turkey Creek Festival, featuring the Creek Chic Arts and Crafts Market, will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 18 at Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch Road, Merriam

Program monitors blood pressure

May is Stroke Awareness Month. Did you know each year about as many Americans have a stroke as a heart attack? Fortunately, about 80% of strokes are preventable.
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