Kansas senior services are readily available – if you know where to look. For most elders and caregivers, the primary place to access resources and get referrals is your local Area Agency on Aging or the Aging and Disability Resource Centers. We have listed those below in addition to other places to access help.
Area Agencies on Aging: What is an Area Agency on Aging?
- Area 1 – Wyandotte / Leavenworth – serving Wyandotte County
- Area 2 – Central Plains – serving Butler, Harvey and Sedgwick Counties
- Area 3 – Northwest Kansas – serving Cheyenne, Rawlins, Decatur, Norton, Phillips, Smith, Sherman, Thomas, Sheridan, Graham, Rooks, Osborne, Wallace, Logan, Gove, Trego, Ellis and Russell Counties
- Area 4 – Jayhawk – serving Douglas, Jefferson and Shawnee Counties
- Area 5 – Southeast Kansas – serving Allen, Bourbon, Cherokee, Crawford, Labette, Montgomery, Neosho, Wilson and Woodson Counties
- Area 6 – Southwest Kansas – serving Barber, Barton, Clark, Comanche, Edwards, Finney, Ford, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearny, Kiowa, Lane, Meade, Morton, Ness, Pawnee, Pratt, Rush, Scott, Seward, Stafford, Stanton, Stevens and Wichita Counties
- Area 7 – East Central Kansas – serving Anderson, Coffey, Franklin, Linn, Miami and Osage Counties
- Area 8 – North Central – Flint Hills – serving Chase, Clay, Cloud, Dickinson, Ellsworth, Geary, Jewell, Lincoln, Lyon, Marion, Mitchell, MOrris, Ottawa, Pottawatomie, Republic, Riley, Saline and Wabaunsee Counties
- Area 9 – Northeast Kansas – serving Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, Jackson, Marshall, Nemaha and Washington Counties
- Area 10 – South Central Kansas – serving Chautauqua, Cowley, Elk, Greenwood, Harper, Kingman, McPherson, Reno, Rice and Sumner Counties
- Area 11 – Johnson County
State Agencies and Non-Profits:
- AARP of Kansas
- Alzheimer’s Association – Heart of America Chapter
- Kansas Health Care Association – representing nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, mental health facilities, and hospital based long-term care units
- Landon Center on Aging – University of Kansas
- Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program – established in each state by the Older Americans Act to enhance the quality of life, improve care, protect rights, and promote the dignity of residents in a long-term care facility.
- Kansas Legal Services – serving low-income residents