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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

Aging Services Community Forum Opens Invitation for Additional Participants
October 11, 2019

The Johnson County Commission on Aging is sponsoring the 2019 Aging Services Community Forum on Monday October 21, 2019.   Doors will open at the Arts and Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf in Overland Park at 10:15 a.m. with a planning session scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  to identify areas of greatest need within the purview of the Johnson County Area Agency on Aging.   Lunch will be provided.

Due to limited seating, attendees will be invited to represent a broad range of knowledge and experience related to aging services.   They will brainstorm and discuss ideas on how to increase and improve services to Johnson County’s rapidly growing senior population. 

Please RSVP by October 17 to Karen Weber (khweber@elderlawkc.com or 913-661-0550).   There is limited seating, so your interest is appreciated.    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.  

Read the Sept-Oct Best Times News Magazine for Senior Adults
September 5, 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, and a story about how low-income seniors make ends meet on pages 18-19.  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
September 5, 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


Johnson County Catch-a-Ride Needs Your Help!
September 5, 2019

Are you interested in driving county residents to critical appointments?  We hope so, because Catch-a-Ride needs you! And Catch-a-Ride has a special need for drivers in rural areas such as Gardner, Spring Hill, and De Soto.

Catch-a-Ride is a completely volunteer-based program in which elders, people with a disability, and people in a major life transition are given rides to medical appointments, grocery stores/food pantries, and social service agencies. Clients are people who cannot drive themselves and do not have a network of people who can drive for them.

Volunteers can drive “anytime, anywhere” or only at certain intervals or in certain areas of the county. We are very respectful of driver needs and schedules.

If you are interested or want additional information, please call Brandy 913-715-8859, or e-mail Brandy.Hodge@jocogov.org.

Upcoming Events

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Wed, 11/13/2019 - 9:00am

Commission on Aging

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 9:00am

Commission on Aging

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 9:00am

Commission on Aging

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 9:00am

Commission on Aging

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 9:00am

Commission on Aging