Aging and Wellness Coalition of Sedgwick County

 

Mission
Promoting wellness through education and advocacy for older adults. 

 

History and Goals

Originating as the Aging and Mental Health Coalition in 1998 , the Coalition now serves the dual function of sub-group to the Health and Wellness Coalition of Wichita and was aptly renamed the Aging and Wellness Coalition of Sedgwick County in 2008.  

The guiding purpose of this coalition is to promote the mental, physical and spiritual wellness of older adults.  The goal of Aging and Wellness Coalition is to achieve this purpose through advocacy, education and outreach to the general public and professionals who have contact with older adults.  

Get Involved:

  • Become a member of the Aging and Wellness Coalition 
  • Sponsor an event or program
  • Make a tax deductable donation to support the efforts and activities of the Aging and Wellness Coalition

Participation is open to all interested persons and organizations.  For more information call 316-660-5120

Active Coalition Member Agencies/Companies

Arthritis Foundation

Catholic Care Center

Central Plains Area Agency on Aging

Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Heartland Home Improvements - Home for Life

Home Instead Senior Care

Newman University School of Social Work

Right at Home

Sedgwick County Dept. on Aging

Senior Services of Wichita

Wichita Presbyterian Manor

Greater Wichita YMCA 

Coalition Activities and Events

  • Annual Aging and Wellness Workshops for professionals
  • Participate in local fairs to promote wellness
  • Sponsor Riverfest Senior Gala
  • Serve as an aging sub-committee for the Health and Wellness Coalition of Wichita
  • Publish the Aging and Wellness Resource Guide
  • National Depression Screening Day for Seniors 

Past Accoplishments

  • Wellness in the Park
  • Caregiver health and wellness education
  • Education information focused on seniors
  • Suicide prevention
  • What is Wellness 

The Aging and Wellness Coalition considers wellness in a holistic view. This viewpoint includes not only the physical health, but the mental and spiritual well being of the person as well