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Central Office: 913-715-8800

11811 S. Sunset Drive, Suite 1300, Olathe, Kansas 66061

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Commission on Aging

The Commission on Aging (COA) is a voluntary group of individuals appointed by the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) to provide information, guidance, advice and support to the Johnson County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) and to serve as a liaison to the BOCC concerning the needs of older county residents and services to meet those needs.   Current COA members.

Check out the COA on Facebook too at  https://www.facebook.com/jocoaging/

Commission on Aging 2019
Commission on Aging February 2019. Left to Right - Commissioner Janee Hanzlick, BOCC,
COA Members: Rob Givens, Pam Shernuk, Chuck Nigro, Karen Weber, Eugene Lipscomb, John P. Smith,
Carol Sader, Chris Morrow, Katy Hoffman, Dale Warman, Paula Hurt
Not pictured  Gina Ortiz, Stephanie Clayton, Rusty Ryan, Kim Mann.

Commission on Aging Meetings  are open to the public and held at 9:00 a.m. the second Wednesday of the month (except June and December) in Olathe. 

See the 2019 meeting schedule for 2019 dates and locations.

Please call 913-715-8860 or email HSA-AAAWeb@jocogov.org for meeting information.  

January 2018 Minutes  |   February 2018 Minutes |  No March Minutes- AAA Day in Topeka | April 2018 Minutes May 2018 Minutes

No June Minutes - Summer Hiatus  | July 2018 Minutes   | August 2018 Minutes  | Sept 2018 Minutes  | October 2018 Minutes  | November 2018 Minutes | No December Minutes - Winter Hiatus | January 2019 Minutes | February 2019 Minutes | March 2019 Minutes

Aging Information and Help Lines

For Adult Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation in the community, contact Kansas Adult Protective Services Hotline: 1-800-922-5330
For Adult Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation in a facility,
contact the Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services Adult Care Hotline: 1-800-842-0078

For Long Term Care Services and Support options in Johnson County, contact Johnson County Area Agency on Aging Information & Assistance: 913-715-8861

For Long Term Care Services and Support options outside of Johnson County, in Kansas, contact the Aging & Disability Resource Center:1-855-200-2372

For Information on Kansas Medicaid Application status, contact the KanCare Clearinghouse: 1-800-792-4884

Advocates at 2019 Older Kansans Day












Commission on Aging (COA) members (l-r) Eugene Lipscomb, Rob Givens, Katy Hoffman, Pam Shernuk, Paula Hurt, John P. Smith, and Karen Weber attended the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) Older Kansans Day at the Capitol on March 27th.
COA Members attended “Older Kansans Day” at the Capitol on March 27th. 
Older Kansans Day is an annual event which includes the AAAs around the State and their advisory board members, to meet with their respective Kansas Legislators.   See more pictures and highlights.

REQUESTING  A COA SPEAKER   Commission on Aging (COA) members have many years of cumulative experience working with and advocating for older adults.  If you would like someone from the COA to share more about their advocacy role and aging services in Johnson County,  please call 913-715-8860 or email HSA-AAAWeb@jocogov.org.

Leadership in Aging Award - 2019   The Commission honors individuals or groups with an annual Leadership in Aging award for making outstanding contributions to the quality of life for older adults and their families in Johnson County.  The 2019 Award will be presented at the September COA meeting.

Commission on Aging Legislative Breakfast Attendees
2018 COA Legislative Breakfast Attendees:  Candidates Wendy Bingesser & Megan Lynn, Katy Hoffman & Chuck Nigro COA, Pam Finley Candidate, Paula Hurt COA,
Representatives Jan Kessinger, Nancy Lusk, John Resman & Cindy Holscher, Dale Warman, COA, Commissioner Jim Allen, Senator Dinah Sykes, Karen Weber, COA, Representative Melissa Rooker

Legislative Priorities    COA 2019 Legislative Platform  

Johnson County Advocacy Issues   UCS Presentation on Housing Affordability 

(Including vision and priorities of the Johnson County Health Equity Network.)

Also see Information and Government resources listed online at https://www.jocogov.org/dept/human-services/publications-and-directories/aging-and-accessibility-directory

Kansas Government Information
Operated during session by the State Library.
 1-800-432-3919 or  1-785-296-2149

Kansas Legislature
Information about legislation, processes, and contacts is available online. Lookup addresses of state senators and representatives, report bill status, and relay messages during sessions.
Citizens may reach out to their legislators by e-mail or phone. Johnson County One Assist 
913-715-5000 will transfer you to the appropriate contact.

Legislative Hotline
1-800-432-3924 or 1-785-296-2149 (out-of-state)
Operated during session by the State Library.

Kansas Legislative Research Department

Kansas Office of the Revisor of Statutes

Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit

Kansas Silver Haired Legislators 
Johnson County SHL 

The National Center on Law and Elder Rights (NCLER) is a U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services (HHS)  and Administration for Community Living (ACL) website. NCLER provides practice tips and insight on health, long term services and supports, economic security, consumer protection, housing, advanced care planning, elder abuse, supported decision-making, and guardianship.    RESOURCES https://ncler.acl.gov/Resources.aspx   |  TRAINING https://ncler.acl.gov/Legal-Training.aspx