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KDADS Partners with k4ad to Celebrate Older Americans Month

The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Serves (KDADS), in collaboration with the Kansas Association of Area Agencies on Aging & Disabilities (k4ad), recognizes May as Older Americans Month as part of the national campaign led by the Administration for Community Living. The 2022 campaign theme is “Age My Way” (#OlderAmericansMonth). 

KDADS and k4ad recognize the need to create a community that provides the services and supports older Kansans need to thrive and live independently for as long as possible. We join efforts to support older Kansans’ choices about how they age in their communities. Planning, participation, accessibility and making connections are pivotal for aging in place – recognizing the complex and unique needs of each person.

The grassroots campaign brings together a wide range of stakeholders who work collaboratively to provide advocacy and specialized service to meet the needs of older Kansas.

"Across Kansas we are committed to supporting connection, and providing information to older Kansans, working through local Area Agencies on Aging, and providing resources through a single, highly accessible point of entry for older Kansans seeking help to maintain their health independence, and dignity,” k4ad Executive Director Leslie Anderson said.

Please join k4ad and Executive Director Leslie Anderson’s efforts to strengthen our community by participating in events in your local area and engaging in social media activities.

This year, KDADS is eager to celebrate OAM with its partners throughout the aging network. Follow along throughout the month on KDADS’ social media to find resources on aging or call the Aging and Disability Resource Center at 855-200-ADRC (2372). View the 2022 Kansas OAM Proclamation signed by Governor Laura Kelly here.