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111 S Cherry, Suite 3300, Olathe, KS 66061

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Free admission to county museum on Wednesday, Nov. 22
November 20, 2017

This Wednesday, Nov. 22, the Johnson County Museum will be offering free admission. The museum is located inside of the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center at 8788 Metcalf Ave. in Overland Park, with hours from 9 a.m.  to 4:30 p.m.

Bring your family to enjoy the exhibits including "Becoming Johnson County," the 1950s All Electric House and the musuem's 50th anniversay exhibit entitled "Let's Celebrate!"

For more information, visit the Johnson County Museum webpage.

Johnson County court celebrates National Adoption Day
November 17, 2017

Families will be made on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Johnson County Courthouse in celebration of National Adoption Day when 14 children, ranging from toddlers to early teens, are scheduled for adoption by seven families in the courtroom of District Court Judge Kathleen Sloan.

Approval of the adoptions begins at 9 a.m. with each case taking approximately 15 minutes to finalize as part of Johnson County’s annual observance of National Adoption Month. The new families are not alone. Thus far, the Tenth Judicial District Court of Kansas in Johnson County has approved 217 adoptions. In 2016, the court system authorized 241 adoptions.

According to KVC Kansas, a nonprofit child welfare and behavioral health care organization, more than 470 children are in need of an adoptive family. KVC is responsible for the care of all children served by the Kansas Department for Children and Families in the Kansas City area and provides case management, therapy, family education, transportation and aftercare services. Since 2005, KVC has matched more than 3,346 children with adoptive families. Last year, the agency matched 330 children with adoptive families.

November has been recognized as National Adoption Awareness Month or National Adoption Month to encourage the adoption of children currently in foster care. The first major effort to promote awareness of the need for adoptive families for children in the foster care system came in 1976, when Massachusetts Governor Mike Dukakis initiated Adoption Week, an idea that grew in popularity and spread throughout the nation.

President Gerald Ford later made the first National Adoption Week proclamation, and in 1990, the week was expanded to a month due to the number of states participating and the number of events celebrating and promoting adoption.

National Adoption Day was started in 2000 by a coalition of national partners, which included The Alliance for Children's Rights, Children's Action Network, Freddie Mac Foundation and Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

 

 

 

Medicare open enrollment runs until Dec. 7
November 15, 2017

Whether you’re new to Medicare, getting ready to turn 65 or planning your retirement, you’ll soon need to make important decisions about your health coverage.

Johnson County K-State Research and Extension Office offers free Medicare open enrollment programming and assistance through the enrollment period’s Dec. 7 end date.

For Johnson County residents, Medicare enrollment assistance is a three-step process:

  1. Call 913-715-7000 or email Denise.Dias@jocogov.org to receive a Medicare prescription drug worksheet
  2. Complete the worksheet and return it to Denise Dias, Johnson County K-State Research and Extension agent
  3. You will be mailed or emailed a comparison of the top three plans with an explanation and instructions for next steps

More information is available from Johnson County’s K-State Research Extension Office. If you’re new to Medicare or require additional assistance, you can call the SHICK hotline at 1-800-860-5260.

Recycling is a good thing to do every day
November 15, 2017

Today is America Recycles Day, but recycling is an activity many practice daily.  Did you know that nearly 80 percent of your trash is recyclable or that household hazardous waste (HHW) such as paint, oil, batteries and pesticides shouldn't be placed in the trash?

Johnson County has its own HHW facility which also recycles paint. The facility is run by the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment. Their website provides tons of valuable information such as recycling guidelines for plastic film, establishing a recycling at work or in the classroom program, Trashology 101 and a list of recycling centers, as well as much more. 

 

Still time to get your season flu shot
November 14, 2017

The best way to protect yourself and your family from getting influenza is to receive a flu shot. Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) encourages all residents over the age of 6 months to get a flu shot.

Although the Center for Disease Control recommends getting your flu shot before the end of October, there are still benefits to receiving the shot after that time. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body to protect against the flu. It’s best to receive your flu shot before the flu starts spreading in the community.

JCDHE offers seasonal flu shots for children and adults at its walk-in clinics located in Mission and Olathe. Clinic hours are available online. You can complete the information form prior to arriving at the clinic, print it and bring it with you. You can also check-in online using the QLess mobile app or click on the "Get in Line Now" button on our website.

Johnson County to participate in Nov. 14 Career Expo
November 13, 2017

Students will have an opportunity to learn about career opportunities with Johnson County Government during the Olathe Chamber's 2017 Career Expo. The chamber's goal is to introduce 1,500 high school juniors and seniors, as well as traditional college students to careers within targeted industries, connect businesses with the workforce of tomorrow, and motivate students to pursue careers in advanced manufacturing, engineering/architecture, healthcare, IT/computer technologies, skilled trades and supply chain management.

The event is planned for Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m at the Ball Conference Center, 21350 W. 153rd Street, Olathe.