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Eldercare Locator

Welcome to the Eldercare Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting you to services for older adults and their families. You can also reach us at 1-800-677-1116.

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Aging Services

Aging Services administers a variety of community-based programs for the aging population through contracts and grants of state and federal funds. The programs administered include Older Americans Act, congregate and home-delivered meals, caregiver programs, in-home services, Senior Care Act services, and the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).

Aging Services oversees and implements grants that assist individuals who are aging or have a disability under Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK), Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP), and Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA). The SHICK program assists individuals with questions related to Medicare. The SMP program educates the community about reporting Medicare/Medicaid and health-care fraud and abuse, and how to identify and report scams. The MIPPA program allocates funding for increased outreach to Medicare beneficiaries, the bulk of which is targeted at coordinating, educating and enrolling low-income Medicare beneficiaries and the free Medicare Preventive services.
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State Plan on Aging

In accordance with the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended, the Kansas Department for Aging and
Disability Services (KDADS), as the designated State Unit on Aging, is mandated to submit a “State Plan on Aging” to the U.S. Administration on Aging. This plan describes the agency’s vision and purpose, including the goals and strategies to achieve this vision. Development of the plan was accomplished through interaction with the Kansas Aging Network.

The current four-year plan approved by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Administration on Aging (AoA) begins October 1, 2021 and ends September 30, 2025. Download it, including the approval letter, below.

Aging Leadership & Staff

The Aging Services division is made up of a diverse group of individuals who are extremely passionate about the mission of the Aging Services division and the goals of KDADS as a whole. We would like to take a few moments to introduce those individuals to you:

Christina Orton, Aging Services Director

Central Office Staff

Chris Merriweather, Medicare Grants Coordinator

Daneicia Martin, Aging Services Coordinator

Emily Blanch, Director of Medicare Programs

Jami Boone, SMP Program Coordinator

Janet Boskill, Medicare Grants Coordinator

Jenny Shipman, MPH, Dementia Program Manager

Liz Anderson, PACE Program Consultant

Stephanie Billen, PACE Program Consultant

Tressie Lewis, Medicare Program Consultant

VACANT, OAA/SCA Program Manager

VACANT, Nutrition and Health Promotion Program Manager