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.
Aging Information Specialists
(913) 715-8861, (888) 214-4404 - toll free
Contact Aging Information
Where are the Neighborhood Centers located?
- Merriam Community Center - 5701 Merriam Drive - 677-2048
- Overland Park Community Center - 8101 Marty St. - 648-2949
- Gardner Senior Center - 128 E Park - 856-3471
- Lenexa Senior Center - 13425 Walnut - 888-6141
- Spring Hill Civic Center - 401 N Madison - 592-3180
- De Soto Civic Center - 32905 W 84th St. - 585-1762
*Please note that since the building in which the Olathe Senior Center was located has been sold, staff have set up an Olathe Pickup Location for Meals on Wheels at the Johnson County Health Services Building, 11875 S. Sunset 715-8898 until a new location for a center can be found. Volunteers may pickup meals by ringing the doorbell by the double doors at the North loading dock.
Who can attend the Neighborhood Center?
A hot noon meal is available for anyone age 60+ and their spouse. People under age 60 are also welcome to eat lunch, but must pay full cost of the meal.
How do I make a reservation for a lunch meal?
Call the Neighborhood Center by 11:00 a.m. the day before.
How much will the meal cost?
- The suggested donation for a person age 60+ and their spouse is $3.00 per meal. 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 on Aging.
What activities are provided at the Neighborhood Center?
Each Neighborhood Center offers a variety of social activities and educational programs.
What hours are the Centers open?
Neighborhood Centers are open Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m .- 1:00 p.m. A meal is served daily at 11:30 a.m.
Meals are planned to meet the nutritional needs of older adults. Modified diets are available: Regular diet. No concentrated sweets such as cakes with frosting, sweetened fruit pies. Nutrition Education for each month is printed on the back of each menu.
Do the Neighborhood Centers close if the weather is bad?
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 closure of Johnson County Neighborhood Centers due to weather. OR
- 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 715-8888.
How can I volunteer at a Center?
Neighborhood Centers have many volunteer opportunities. Volunteers are needed to assist in meal service, social activities and educational programming. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 715-8859.