Helpful Links

 

Kansas Area Agencies on Aging

The Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is a grassroots organization built to respond to the needs in their community. There are 11 AAAs in Kansas and 629 across the nation.  They all manage programs and services designed to meet the needs of its particular area. Their mission is to deliver easily accessible, high-quality services that sustain healthy lifestyles and support self-sufficiency in the aging population.

Locate the Area Agency on Aging near you by finding your county on the map below and clicking on the corresponding number or look at the region map below and choose the area agency by name.  To find a AAA in another state visit National Association of Area Agencies on Aging.
  

Other helpful web site links are listed below that may assist you in researching information on caregiving, health issues, oral health, Medicare, retirement, LGBT aging issues, volunteer opportunities and more. Please advise if you find a link is no longer accessible - 316-660-5120.  

The map of Kansas divided into eleven regions which identify the eleven area agencies on aging in the state.

  1. Wyandotte/Leavenworth
  2. Central Plains
  3. Northwest Kansas
  4. Jayhawk
  5. Southeast Kansas
  6. Southwest Kansas
  7. East Central Kansas
  8. North Central/ Flint Hills
  9. Northeast Kansas
  10. South Central Kansas
  11. Johnson County


A picture of a female senior and a male senior working on a computer together in a senior center type setting

 

Advance Directives

Wichita Medical Research and Education Foundations

Kansas Advance Directives

The Conversation Project

 

Caregiver Related Sites

Caregiver Guide to Senior Health

Caregiving.Com

Family Caregiver Alliance

Senior Living Map

Hospital to Home: Plan for a Smooth Transition

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services - Family Caregivers

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services - Division of Assets

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services - Care Coodination and Other Services

Kansas Health Ethics

National Family Caregiver Support Program

Next Step in Care - Family Caregivers and Health Care Professionals Working Together

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services - Respite Support and Advocacy Resources

Senior Emergency Kit

The Conversation Project

 

Disease Specific Sites

Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Association Virtual Library

American Diabetes Association

American Heart Association

Arthritis Foundation

National Cancer Institute

National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute

National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Disease

National Institute of Diabetes & Kidney Disease

National Institute on Aging

National Institute of Health

National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke

Mesothelioma and Asbestos Awareness Center

Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma Guide

Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of American

Office of Disease Prevention & Health Promotion

 

General Aging Sites

Active Aging Newspaper

AARP

Administration on Aging

Ancestry.com

Food Safety for Boomers and Beyond

Genealogical information from the Census Bureau

Genealogy Query and Surname Database

Genealogy and family tree history

Genealogy & Family History Databases

Hospital to Home: Plan for a Smooth Transition

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services

Kansas Association of Area Agencies on Aging and Disability

Kansas Self Direct Services and Individualized Planning

Kansas Talking Books

Long Term Planning

Via Christi Hope

 

Government Related Sites:

Butler County

Butler County Department on Aging

Census Bureau

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Consumer Information Center

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Harvey County

Harvey County Department on Aging

Health Insurance Marketplace

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services

Kansas Legislature

Medicare.gov

Sedgwick County

Social Security Administration

State of Kansas

 

Grief Support

Central Community Church

Good Grief of Kansas

Grief Share

Harry Hynes Hospice

Search Support Groups


Health Related Sites

AARP, Health Care and You: How the New Health Care Law Benefits You

Behavior Health Treatment Facility Locator

Food Safety for Boomers and Beyond

HealthCare.gov

Kansas Health Ethics

Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report

Mesothelioma Prognosis

National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine

National Center for Health Statistics

Office of Minority Health

Office of Women's Health

United States Department of Health & Human Services

University of Kansas Hospitals

Wichita/Sedgwick County Hoarding Task Force

 

HIV and Older Adults 

Aids.gov

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Eldercare Locator - Seniors and HIV

HIV Wisdom for Older Women

National Associaion of HIV over 50 

 

Livable Homes and Communities:

Universal Design and Helpful Checklist

Concrete Change – Every New Home Visitable

N4a Livable Homes and Communities Program

National Association of Home Builders – Certified Aging in Place Specialist

North Carolina State University – The Center for Universal Design

Qualified Hardware 

 

Medicare Related Sites:

BenefitsCheckUp

Medicare.gov

Medicare Rights Center

Medicare Counseling - Senior Health Insurance Counseling of Kansas (SHICK)

 

Mental Wellness

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Suicide Prevention

NAMI

Understanding Suicide Prevention

Oral Health and Older Adults Sites:

American Academy of Periodontology

E.C. Tyree – Dental Clinic

GraceMed Dental Clinic

Hunter Health Clinic

Metlife – Dental Quiz

Oral Health of Kansas

 

Older Adult LGBT Sites:

AARP - LGBT Issues and Aging

A Guide to LGBT Caregiving

American Society on Aging - LGBT Aging Issues Network

Family Caregiver Alliance – LGBT Caregiver Online Support

FORGE - Transgender Aging Network

Housing and Mortgages for Gay and Lesbian Couples

LGBT Estate Planning Guide

LGBT-Friendly Provider Directory

LGBT Older Adults in Long Term Care Facilities

Metlife – Out and Aging, A Metlife Study of Lesbian and Gay Baby Boomers

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging -  Video Resources

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

Older Lesbians Organizing for Change

Services and Advocacy for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Elders

 

Professional Links:

American Society on Aging

Health and Wellness Coalition of Wichita

Kansas Area Agencies on Aging Association

Kansas Department on Aging - Provider Information Resource Site

National Council on Aging's National Institute of Senior Centers

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

A Practical Guide to Creating Welcoming Agencies

OKIRSA

Visioneering Wichita Older Adult Alliance

 

Retirement:

A Simple Guide on What Everybody Needs to Know about Money and Retirement

Advance Directives

Long Term Care Insurance Shoppers Guide

Medicare Basics: A Guide for Families and Friends of People with Medicare

Medicare.gov

My Medicare Matters

Social Security

The Retirement Estimator

The Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement

 

Support Groups

Search Support Groups

 

Transportation

Butler County Transportation

Harvey County Transportation

Kansas University Transportation Center

Kansas Rides - General Public Transportation

Sedgwick County Transportation

Paratransit Rides

 

Volunteer Related Sites:

Corporation for National and Community Service

RSVP - Senior Corp

VolunteerMatch