Northwest Kansas
Area Agency on Aging

Serving Seniors in the 18 Counties of Northwest Kansas


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The ElderCare Locator has created several fact sheets addressing a variety of issues older people and their caregivers face. "10 Warning Signs an Older Loved One May Need Assistance" lists several behaviors that may indicate a need for further assistance.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states the single best defense against the flu is annual vaccination. Read more...

The Kansas Corporation Commission wants Kansans to have electric, gas and water services needed to keep their homes warm during the winter. Read more...

Internet Crime Center

from Darrell Elliott, KS SMP -

The FBI has an online complaint center for reports of Internet crime. Their site defines Internet Crime as follows:

"...any illegal activity involving one or more components of the Internet, such as websites, chat rooms, and/or email. Internet crime involves the use of the Internet to communicate false or fraudulent representations to consumers. These crimes may include, but are not limited to, advance-fee schemes, non-delivery of goods or services, computer hacking, or employment / business opportunity schemes."

If you believe you are the victim of an Internet crime, or if you are aware of an attempted crime, you can file a complaint on the FBI's Internet Crime Center website:

Be sure to include as much information as possible about yourself (i.e. name, email address, mailing address, etc.), the perpetrator, and the Internet crime you are reporting in order to expedite your complaint. Be sure to copy and paste the entire email, including the header information, in the complaint. For more information on this topic, please see Internet Crime Schemes.

If you are in need of assistance to file a complaint with the FBI's Internet Crime Center you may call the Kansas SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) at 785-296-0377.

Kansas Insurance Department Consumer Alerts

Kansas Lifeline Program

You may be eligible to receive up to $19.50 off your monthly telephone bill through the Lifeline Program.

Prairie Land Food

Donate 2 hours a month volunteering and get a food packet for $28.00. (No income guidelines.) As of November 2009 volunteers can purchase the "meat only" pack or the "vegetables only" pack without purchasing the entire Prairie Pack. Pricing varies.

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Donate durable medical equipment or make a financial contribution to NWKAAA to help seniors in northwest Kansas. Click here for more information.