To Help Seniors Continue To Receive Medical Alert Services

The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Service has cut Senior Care Act funding by 30% effective 7-1-2016. One of the services that our agency will no longer be able to fund is Medical Alert. Medical Alert is a pendant or wristband that is worn and in case of an emergency the button can be pushed and informed staff come on the line to assist with the emergency. 36 people across rural Anderson, Coffey, Franklin, Linn, Miami, and Osage counties will be receiving notice that their Medical Alert service will no longer be paid through Senior Care Act as of 7-1-2016. New requests for the service will be put on a  waiting list. The monthly cost is $20 (landline) or $36 (cellular) will save this service for an elderly person. Your donation is tax deductible as East Central Kansas Area Agency on Aging (ECKAAA) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit. 

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The Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC), provided through the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), serve every community in Kansas through the local Area Agency on Aging. We will assist older adults, individuals with disabilities, their family members and caregivers in finding information about long-term supports and services. The ADRCs will serve as a resource for both individuals eligible for publicly-funded services and supports and individuals with private resources.

A call in center has been established for your convenience. If you need Information and Assistance, please call 1-855-200-ADRC (2372). Or email our office at

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Kansas Dept. for Aging & Disability Services

Kansas Aging & Disability Resource Center (KDADS site)

Kansas Dept. for Children and Families

Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment


Kansas Association of Centers for Independent Living

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Ottawa, Ks 66067


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