Helpful Links

Helpful links have been researched and reviewed to offer you practical advice from reputable local, state and national resources. Below you can find information on caregiving, health issues, oral health, Medicare, retirement, LGBT aging issues, volunteer opportunities and more.

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 regional map below and choose the area agency by name.  To find a AAA in another state visit National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

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

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Advance Directives

Wichita Medical Research and Education Foundations

Kansas Advance Directives

The Conversation Project

Caregiver Related Sites

Family Caregiver Alliance

Family Caregiver Alliance - LGBT Caregiving

Grief, Loss and Caregiving

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 Coordination and Other Services

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

SAGE - Caregiving in the LGBT Community

Senior Emergency Kit

The Conversation Project

Disease or topic 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

General Aging Sites

The Active Age Newspaper

AARP

Administration on Aging

Genealogical information from the Census Bureau

Genealogy Query and Surname Database

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services

Kansas Self Direct Services

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

Wichita/Sedgwick County Harding Coalition

Grief Support

Good Grief of Kansas

Grief Share

Grief and Loss-CaringInfo

Harry Hynes Hospice

KidzCope

National Helpline - SAMHSA

Search Support Groups

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education

Survivors of Suicide Loss - KS Suicide Prevention Resource Center

The Dougy Center

Health Related Sites

Behavior Health Treatment Facility Locator

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Food Safety

Food Safety for Older Adults

GraceMed

HealthCare.gov

HealthCore Clinic

Hunter Health Clinic

Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report

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

Avert - Global Information and Education on HIV and AIDS

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Livable Homes and Communities:

AARP What is a Liveable Community

Concrete Change –Visitable

National Association of Home Builders – Certified Aging in Place Specialist

Qualified Hardware

Medicare Related Sites:

BenefitsCheckUp

Kansas Senior Medicare Patrol

Medicare.gov

Medicare.gov - Help Fight Medicare Fraud

Medicare Rights Center

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

Senior Medicare Patrol - Protect Yourself from Medicare Fraud

Sign up for Senior Medicare Patrol Newsletter

Mental Wellness

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Suicide Prevention

NAMI

National Institute of Mental Health - Older Adults and Mental Health

National Institute on Aging - Depression and Older Adults

Understanding Suicide Prevention

World Health Organization

Oral Health and Older Adults Sites:

American Academy of Periodontology

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Oral Health for Older Adults

GraceMed Dental Clinic

Hunter Health Clinic

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 Trans Aging

LGBT-Friendly Provider Directory

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging -  Video Resources

National LGBTQ 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

National Area Agency on Aging Association

National Council on Aging's National Institute of Senior Centers

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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