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The Kansas Area Agencies on Aging Association (K4A) represents the 11 Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) in Kansas, who collectively serve all 105 counties of Kansas. In Kansas, Area Agencies on Aging are the “single points of entry,” that coordinate the delivery of publicly funded community-based services that seniors and their caregivers need. The Area Agency on Aging system is funded by federal, state and local resources, and administered locally. Service delivery decisions are made at the community level—often in the homes of the seniors who need those services. The Area Agencies on Aging carry out their federal mandate as “the Leader” on aging issues at the local level. The Kansas Area Agencies on Aging Association works to improve services and supports for all older Kansans and their caregivers.

The Area Agencies on Aging in Kansas are part of a national network of 629 AAAs and 246 Title VI organizations. Area Agencies on Aging established under the Older Americans Act (OAA) in 1973 to respond to the needs of seniors and caregivers in every local community. The services available through the Area Agencies on Aging fall into five broad categories: Information and Access services, Community Services, In-Home services, Housing and Elder Rights. Within each category a range of programs are available.

Whether you are an older Kansan or a caregiver concerned about the well-being and independence of an older adult, Area Agencies on Aging are ready to help. Area Agencies on Aging in communities across the state plan, coordinate and offer services that help older adults remain in their home - if that is their preference. Services such as home delivered meals and a range of in-home services make independent living a viable option. Area Agencies on Aging make a range of options available so that seniors choose the services and living arrangement that best suits them.

K4A Mission Statement

The Kansas Area Agencies on Aging Association works to improve services and supports for all older Kansans and their caregivers.

K4A Vision Statement

Dignity, health, independence and enduring self-sufficiency for all older Kansans.

Connectivity

The Kansas Area Agencies on Aging Association works in partnership with public/private enterprises throughout Kansas, the region, and the nation to ensure the delivery of easily accessed, top quality services that sustain healthy lifestyles and support self-sufficiency in the aging population.

Advocacy

The Kansas Area Agencies on Aging Association advocates helping older Kansans remain active, independent, and free from abuse and neglect. K4A is a strong voice for seniors in the creation of new and increased resources to meet their needs. K4A monitors legislative activities on the state and federal levels and provides testimony on issues important to Kansas seniors and their caregivers.

Contact Information

Janis DeBoer, Executive Director

Office: 2910 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka, KS 66611

Phone: (785) 267-1336 Fax: (785) 267-1337

Email: janis@k4a.org Website: www.k4a.org

 

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