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Human Services

Central Office: 913-715-8800

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

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Johnson County’s Human Services department manages programs and activities that support the independence, dignity and self-sufficiency of Johnson County residents. These services and opportunities primarily target older adults, people with disabilities, low-income families, and other residents who require assistance.

Department News

Funds are available for Minor Home Rehabilitation projects in certain cities
December 6, 2019

The Minor Home Rehabilitation program assists eligible Johnson County homeowners with home repairs and provides limited accessibility modifications for eligible persons with a disability.  Funds are available for Minor Home Rehabilitation projects in certain cities.  For more information, please contact Sue Carter at (913)715-6612.  Also see the Minor Home Rehabilitation web page on this site.

Aging Services in Johnson County: "Did You Know?" Video
October 22, 2019

The recent Aging Services Community Forum featured a video called  "Did You Know?' which offered some eye-opening facts and information about Johnson County Area Agency on Aging and senior services.   Please click on the link above to enjoy the video produced  by Gragg Advertising  in partnership with the AAA to build awareness and support for the needs of seniors in our community.    

Aging Services Community Forum Gathers Ideas to Meet Senior Needs
October 17, 2019

The Johnson County Commission on Aging is sponsoring the 2019 Aging Services Community Forum on Monday October 21, 2019. at the Arts and Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf in Overland Park to identify areas of greatest need within the purview of the Johnson County Area Agency on Aging.   Invited attendees representing a broad range of knowledge and experience related to aging services will brainstorm and discuss ideas on how to increase and improve services to Johnson County’s rapidly growing senior population.

Attendees for the forum will include members of the Commission on Aging as well as interested individuals selected to best represent and articulate the needs of seniors in Johnson County.    Please see the Aging Forum Video* and Aging Forum Powerpoint Slides for more information about the growing senior population and the effort to brainstorm ideas  to address senior needs in the community. 

The AAA extends special thanks to the Commission on Aging, for their work and advocacy, including COA Forum committee members, Karen Weber, Pam Shernuk, Chuck Nigro, Paula Hurt and Kim Mann.  Thanks also to Gragg Advertising, Ashley Bain, Account Manager, and Gregory Gragg, CEO, for their expertise and willingness to partner with the COA, Area Agency on Aging and Johnson County Government. And thanks to AAA staff, forum facilitators, and many community members and professionals of Johnson County for their input, involvement, and contributions to our efforts to identify and meet the needs of our senior community.

*The final slide of the presentation illustrates how you eat a whale, one bite at a time...and how you tackle large issues and meet large needs...one step at a time.  Here is the accompanying poem:

Have you heard of tiny Melinda Mae, Who ate a monstrous whale? She thought she could, She said she would, So she started in right at the tail. And everyone said, "You're much too small," But that didn't bother Melinda at all. She took little bites and she chewed very slow, Just like a good girl should...

 

Read the Nov-Dec Best Times News Magazine for Senior Adults
November 18, 2019

The Best Times News Magazine is printed every two months to inform and support Johnson County senior adults age 60+ and anyone interested in learning about a variety of issues, activities, services, and resources available for seniors in Johnson County, Kansas.   It is available for free to seniors in Johnson County and for everyone else at a $20 annual subscription. Read the current issue online.

See subscription/contact information on page 2, information about the Area Agency on Aging on pages 6-7, a Senior Resource Directory overview list on page 8, stories about veterans and Veteran's Day on pages 16-20, Medicare tune up guide page 9, and information about the Elder Rights Project in Kansas on page 27.  Also check out the classified ads on pages 32-33, and the calendar of events and activities on pages 34-35.

In this issue also read:

Johnson County Meals on Wheels Needs Your Help
December 2, 2019

     Are you interested in being a volunteer delivering meals on wheels?

- Volunteers deliver meals to homebound seniors once a week, once a month, or when available.
- Meals are delivered 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m., Monday - Friday
- Meals can be delivered by:
• Individuals
• Civic & other groups
• Faith community teams
• Employee teams
- Routes are available in your neighborhood
- Children are welcome to accompany parent or grandparent on the route.

If you are interested or want additional information, please call Brandy 913-715-8859, e-mail Brandy.Hodge@jocogov.org or see our web page about Volunteer Opportunities

 

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