Elderly Services: A Community Action Program

Community Action

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621 SE Swygart
Topeka, KS 66607 (m)
Phone: (785) 235-9296
Fax: (785) 290-3200

Alice Schimmel, Client Services Program Coordinator



Mission Statement: Helping low-income seniors maintain safe and independent living.

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday. Or by appointment.


  • Distribution of commodities in the rural areas of Shawnee and Wabaunsee counties
  • Liquid nutrition assistance
  • Loaned durable medical equipment and supplies
  • Income tax assistance
  • Assistance with applications (LIEAP, SRS, Gift of Warmth, Project Deserve, etc.)
  • Information and referral to link elderly to available community resources
  • Emergency utility and prescription assistance

Eligibility: Age 60 and over with limited resources/income

How to Apply:  Call program coordinator at (785) 235-9296

Fees: None

Funding: Provided by Shawnee County, Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging, City of Topeka, Community Services Block Grant funds, and donations