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...