The Aging and Disability Resource center will coordinate and provide varied programs and services to aging and disabled Kansans and caregivers.


A comprehensive assessment covering functional and cognitive abilities, health, available supports, and financial ability to pay will be conducted in the home at no charge.

Case Management

This service places a trained and knowledgeable case manager with a client needing additional assistance in accessing appropriate services or resources. A case manager will know all that's available to meet the needs of the client.

Chore Assistance

Assistance with a variety of household chores. 

Custom Care

The ADRC can help provide custom care needs such as necessary equipment to enable an individual to remain in the home with greater safety. Examples of the types of equipment could include bath bench, stool riser, bedside commode, dentures, hearing aids, personal emergency response, and lift chairs. This equipment may potentially be paid through one of our in-home service programs.

Family Caregivers Program

The East Central Kansas Area Agency on Aging cares about care givers. We offer support groups for them in three of the six counties we serve. If you are a care giver 60 or over or if you are caring for someone 60 or over please join us. Click here for more detailed information.

Health and Wellness

The Area Agency on Aging works to provide activities that include physical, social, intellectual and service related strategies for older adults. The strategies chosen for this help improve cognitive function, balance, strength and flexibility. Click here for more detailed information.


Light housekeeping services, designed to focus on the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and living area where a client spends the majority of time are provided. This service may also include meal preparation, laundry, shopping, and other errands.

Information and Assistance

Information and Assistance can be provided over the phone or by a visit to our office. Current information on opportunities and services available and assistance in making referrals to other agencies are provided.


When funding allows younger generations mix with older generation and participate in health and wellness programs, the Lunch Brunch Program, Life Story Program, computer classes, greeting cards & ornament making, etc. Click here for detailed information on each program. 

Legal Assistance

Kansas Legal Services provides legal advice, counseling, and representation. They are experienced and knowledgable, and keep current on changes in elder law. They do not provide representation for criminal cases.


Personal emergency alert devices can provide an extra measure of confidence and safety to an older adult living alone. The Area Agency on Aging can assist in getting a Lifeline (or other emergency alert system) into the home.

Connection to other services

One of the primary services provided through the Area Agency on Aging is the coordination of services, resources, and benefits through the various programs available to adults aged 60 and over. Meals A nutritious meal is served at 27 sites in our six-county area. If you are unable to attend a site due to physical or social limitations, a meal can be delivered to your home.

Medicare Consultation

Extra help with Medicare Part D, Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansans (SHICK) Program, and Prescription Drug Assistance. Click here for more detailed information. 

Options Counseling

Making decisions about long term care services can be difficult. Options Counseling can help by providing unbiased information that is relevant to the individual's needs, preferences, and goals. 

Nursing Facility Pre-admission

Due to both federal and state regulations, no person may enter a nursing facility without a pre-admission screening, which in Kansas is called the CARE assessment. There is no charge for this assessment and it can be done in the client's home.


Nutritious meals are served in a congregate setting or in the home if a person qualifies. Visit the Meals on Wheels website at or contact us for more information.

Personal Care

Assistance with bathing, grooming, dressing, medication management may be provided by a trained personal care attendant.

Prescription Drug Assistance

Some people have to choose between buying their prescriptions and paying for groceries or other bills. We want them to have just what the doctor ordered. The Prescription Drug Program (PDP) is perfect for those people who: * Don't have Medicaid, and * Don't have private insurance that pays for prescriptions, and * Aren't eligible for Medicare and the Medicare Part D benefit, and * Don't qualify through the Veteran's Administration.

Respite (Caregiver Relief)

Relief for the caregiver is referred to as respite. This service will allow a paid attendant to be in the home with a loved one so the caregiver can have a temporary break from the caregiving responsibilities.

Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansans (SHICK)

The SHICK program is a volunteer-based program currently administered by the Kansas Department on Aging (KDOA). Senior citizens are provided counseling by trained volunteers about Medicare benefits and options concerning supplemental health insurance that is available. SHICK volunteers also assist older adults with problems they encounter with insurance and Medicare when appropriate. Click here for more detailed information or here on our website.

Support Groups

There are a variety of different support groups that can benefit an individual or caregiver. Click here to view the support group schedule.

Transportation Coordination

Please call our office for more information.

Volunteer Programs

Please call our office for more information on the many ways you can lend a hand and volunteer.

Call our office today at (785) 242-7200 for assistance.