Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging, Inc (JAAA)


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2910 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS 66611 (m)
Phone: (785) 235-1367
Fax: (785) 235-2443

Jocelyn Lyons, CEO

Mission Statement: Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging, Inc. advocates on aging issues, builds community partnerships and implements programs within Shawnee, Jefferson and Douglas counties to help seniors live independent and dignified lives

Hours:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday


  • Client Assessment, Referral and Evaluation (CARE) seeks to ensure persons considering nursing home placement are fully informed of all available community based service options.  The assessment is required by state mandate prior to admission to any nursing facility
  • Senior Care Act: For qualifying persons with limitations that restrict their ability to carry out activities of daily living, such as bathing, cooking or cleaning
  • Case Management: To assist those persons with multiple problems that make staying at home seem difficult and resolve barriers by facilitating the coordination of services on their behalf
  • Home and Community Based Services / Frail Elderly (HCBS / FE): For individuals 65 or older who qualify for Medicaid benefits.  Assisting individuals to stay in their homes or make other living arrangements in the community by providing such services as personal care, health or homemaking services
  • Information and Outreach: Provides confidential help with information about available services and referrals to the agencies that can best assist in meeting needs including assistance in completing applications for various benefit programs
  • Older Americans Act: Provides funding to agencies for information and referral, transportation, congregate and home-delivered meals, attendant care, legal services, health screening, recreation, respite, material aid and shopping, adult day care, repairs / maintenance / renovations
  • Caregiver Support: Whether you are expecting to become a caregiver or have been thrust into the role of caregiver unexpectedly, JAAA caregiver support provides useful information and assistance
  • Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK):  Provides unbiased, confidential counseling with questions about Medicare and/or other insurance options
  • Elder Friendly Business Certification Program:  Evaluation program for businesses to learn how to improve conducting business with persons 50 years of age and over, the fastest growing segment of our population

Eligibility: Must be 60 years of age or over

How to Apply: (785) 235-1367 for information

Fees: None

Funding: The Older Americans Act through the Administration on Aging, the Kansas Department on Aging, the State of Kansas, local units of government, and Medicaid through the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services and private contributions

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