Age My Way! The Theme of the 2022 Older Americans Month. Thank you, Gov. Laura Kelly for the Proclamation celebrating the aging population in Kansas and recognizing the many talents and contributions of the 650,000 older Kansans in our communities.
The OAA funds the Area Agencies on Aging and services delivered and contracted by the AAAs, including meals (home delivered, congregate) family caregiver support, transportation, and access to legal services, along with other services.
A customer diagnosed with an inflammatory lung disease (COPD) and using continuous oxygen risked falling or tripping over the tubing, the weight of the tank, and lack of portability. In response to the customer’s severe need, East Central Kansas Area Agency on Aging purchased an Imogen oxygen machine to increase the customer's quality of life and freedom to travel and complete daily tasks.
Ensuring older adults and people with disabilities maintain their independence
and dignity through cost effective community services.
Eleven Area Agencies on Aging and the Aging and Disability Resource Centers in Kansas.
All Kansans have dignity, health, independence, and enduring self-sufficiency.
The AAAs partner with public and private enterprises throughout Kansas, the region, and the nation to support the delivery of accessible, quality-driven services to healthy lifestyles and support self-sufficiency.
We advocate for older Kansans to remain active, independent, and free from abuse and neglect. The association is a strong voice for the creation of new and effective resources to meet the needs of older adults, persons with disabilities, and their caregivers. K4ad monitors legislation on the state and federal levels and provides testimony on various priorities.
Working through local Area Agencies on Aging, k4ad supports a single, highly accessible point of entry for older Kansans and persons with disabilities seeking help in maintaining their health, independence, and dignity.
Kansas Aging and Disability Resource Center - Ready to Help Kansans
Are you looking for help, or are you concerned about a parent or loved one? The Kansas Aging and Disability Resource Center is ready to help you find the information and resources you need. How can we help? Our friendly team is here to answer your questions, offer practical advice and connect you to local services – call 855-200-2372 or https://wehelpkansas.com