Northwest Kansas
Area Agency on Aging

Serving Seniors in the 18 Counties of Northwest Kansas

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Federal Resources

Administration on Aging

Includes information for caregivers, advocates, the aging network, researchers and elders.

The White House

Includes information about current government issues, blogs and more.

The U.S. Senate

Includes a list of Senators, session schedule, scheduled hearings, and information about active legislation and votes.

The U.S House of Representatives

Includes a list of Representatives, sesion schedule, scheduled hearings, and information about active legislation and votes.

U. S. Congress

This website provides daily calendars and journals, information about each legislator, committee assignments, bill tracking and status of legislation.

Social Security

1-800-772-1213 - Information about ordering a replacement Medicare card, changing your address or phone number, and applying for Social Security Retirement Benefits.

Medicare

1-800-633-4227

Veterans Affairs

Information on VA programs, veteran's benefits, VA facilities worldwide, and VA medical automation software.

U. S. Department of Health and Human Services

Provides links to hundreds of related websites including medical libraries, non-profit health organizations, and support groups.

Firstgov

Provides one resource for all U.S. Federal Government resources on the Internet.

Office of Personnel Management (Federal Retirees)

Provides information for federal redirees and surviving spouses of federal employees that need to keep their health coverage.

Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan

Click on "Find Your State" to select your state from a map of the United States or from the drop-down menu and learn about the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan in another state, including eligibility, plan benefits and rates and how to apply. The PCIP Call Center is open from 7 am to 10 pm Central Time. Call toll free 1-866-717-5826 (TTY 1-866-561-1604).

State Resources

Kansas Area Agency on Aging Association

Action, Advocacy, Answers

Kansas Department on Aging and Disability Services (KDADS)

A good resources website with links to senior centers, AAA, and many other agencies relating to seniors. It also has tips for seniors and the latest news releases.

Kansas Legislature

During the legislative session, this website provides updated daily calendars and journals, information about each legislator, committee assignments, bill tracking, and status of legislation. Audio activity of floor activity available at this site.

Kansas Legislative Research

Includes how to find your legislator, how to contact your state legislator, and information about the legislative process.

Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF)

Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)

Includes links to the HealthWave and Medicaid applications.

Kansas Attorney General

Charity check, no-call list, consumer complaint forms.

Other Resources

Kansas Association for American Retired Persons (AARP)

Includes information on all AARP programs, services, legislative initiatives, long-term care, insurance and many white papers on topics of concern to elders.

Benefits Check-up

Created by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) this free, easy-to-use website helps older Americans identify their eligibility for a wide range of public assistance programs. It compares the information you give with eligibility requirements for Social Security, Medicaid, Food Stamps, Weatherization, in-home services, pharmacy programs, and state programs. A printable report of programs and enrollment information is available.

Kansas Foundation for Medical Care Quality Improvement Organization

The Kansas Foundation for Medical Care, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization focused on improving health care quality. This organization ensures that Medicare and Medicaid patients receive appropriate and quality healthcare. KFMC, Inc. also educates consumers so that they can make informed decisions about healthcare.

Senior Health Insurance Counseling of Kansas (SHICK)

SHICK is a free program offering older Kansans an opportunity to talk with trained, community volunteers and get answers to questions about Medicare and other insurance issues. SHICK provides you with many resources that will help you with your struggle through the Medicare maze.

Kansas Veterans Affairs

Locations of offices and contact information for VA facilities in Kansas.

Websites for Kansas Area Agencies on Aging

Eleven Area Agencies on Aging serve the residents of Kansas.

Access America for Seniors

The Access America for Seniors website has information that will help seniors conduct business with federal agencies faster and easier.

The Medicare Rights Center

The Medicare Rights Center works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling, educational programs, and public policy initiatives.

NIH Senior Health

Contains a wide range of information on many health topics including: Alzheimer's Disease, Arthritis, Balance Problems, Breast Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Diabetes, Exercise for Older Adults, Hearing Loss, Lung Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Taking Medications, and many more.

Tricare for Life

Expanded medical coverage for Medicare-eligible uniformed service retirees age 65 or older, their eligible family members and survivors, and certain former spouses.

Poison Center

Poisoning happens more often than car accident or house fire. Ninety Percent of poisoning occur in your home. See what you can do to protect yourself and your family.

Caregiving

National Family Caregivers Association

Information for caregivers.

Senior Companions

The Senior Companion Program provides people 55 and older the opportunity to provide assistance and friendship to elderly persons who are homebound and often living alone.

Health Conditions

Alzheimer's Education

This includes information on research, various publications, and Alzheimer's Centers.

Healthy Aging for Older Adults

The Healthy Aging for Older Adults Website sponsored by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion provides information on a wide range of topics including: Health-Related Behaviors, Chronic Diseases, Infectious Diseases, Immunizations for Adults, and Injuries Among Older Adults.

American Federation for Aging Research

Includes information about research that promotes healthier aging.

American Academy of Family Physicians

Provides basic medical information for you and your family.

Job / Volunteer Opportunities

Senior Companions

The Senior Companion Program provides people age 55 and older the opportunity to provide assistance and friendship to elderly persons who are homebound and often living alone.

Foster Grandparents

The Foster Grandparent Program offers income-eligible seniors, age 55 and older, the chance to make a difference in the life of a child.

Opportunities at the Area Agency on Aging

Volunteers are a vital part of making any organization thrive. The Area Agency on Aging has over one hundred priceless volunteers throughout Northwest Kansas. Without volunteers it would be impossible to circulate information and serve the seniors of Northwest Kansas.

Just For Fun

Explore Kansas

Use this site to help you plan your trips, for groups or yourself. Many wonderful facts are included such as Kansas 1st, Kansas Cuisine, and Kansas People. Group trips are planned 4 times a year; sign your senior center up and have a ball!

Legends of America

Ghost towns, legends, outlaws and scenic highways are all listed here along with many interesting facts.

Additional Resources

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