​​​​​NorthWest Kansas Area Agency on Aging

​510 W 29th St., PO Box 610 Hays, KS 67601 | call/text: 785-628-8204 | 800-432-7422

fax: 785-628-6096 | nwkaaa@nwkaaa.org

Helping Seniors Remain Independent in the 18 Counties of Northwest Kansas

Copyright 2013. NWKAAA. All rights reserved.


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Federal Resources

Administration on Aging
Includes information for caregivers, advocates, the aging network, researchers and elders.

Provides one resource for all U.S. Federal Government resources on the Internet.​


Office of Personnel Management (Federal Retirees)
Provides information for federal retirees and surviving spouses of federal employees that need to keep their health coverage.

Social Security
1-800-772-1213 - Information about ordering a replacement Medicare card, changing your address or phone number, and applying for Social Security Retirement Benefits.
The U.S House of Representatives
Includes a list of Representatives, session schedule, scheduled hearings, and information about active legislation and votes.

The U.S. Senate
Includes a list of Senators, session schedule, scheduled hearings, and information about active legislation and votes.

​The White House
Includes information about current government issues, blogs and more.
U. S. Congress
This website provides daily calendars and journals, information about each legislator, committee assignments, bill tracking and status of legislation.
U. S. Department of Health and Human Services
Provides links to hundreds of related websites including medical libraries, non-profit health organizations, and support groups.

Veterans Affairs
Information on VA programs, veteran's benefits, VA facilities worldwide, and VA medical automation software.

State Resources

Kansas Area Agency on Aging Association
Action, Advocacy, Answers​
Kansas Attorney General
Charity check, no-call list, consumer complaint forms.
Kansas Department on Aging and Disability Services (KDADS)
A good resources website with links to senior centers, AAA, and many other agencies relating to seniors. It also has tips for seniors and the latest news releases.

Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF)

Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)
Kansas Legislature
During the legislative session, this website provides updated daily calendars and journals, information about each legislator, committee assignments, bill tracking, and status of legislation. Audio activity of floor activity available at this site.

Other Resources

Benefits Check-up
Created by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) this free, easy-to-use website helps older Americans identify their eligibility for a wide range of public assistance programs. It compares the information you give with eligibility requirements for Social Security, Medicaid, Food Stamps, Weatherization, in-home services, pharmacy programs, and state programs. A printable report of programs and enrollment information is available.

Kansas Association for American Retired Persons (AARP)
Includes information on all AARP programs, services, legislative initiatives, long-term care, insurance and many white papers on topics of concern to elders.
Kansas Foundation for Medical Care Quality Improvement Organization
The Kansas Foundation for Medical Care, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization focused on improving health care quality. This organization ensures that Medicare and Medicaid patients receive appropriate and quality healthcare. KFMC, Inc. also educates consumers so that they can make informed decisions about healthcare.
Kansas Veterans Affairs
Locations of offices and contact information for VA facilities in Kansas.

Northwest Kansas Planning and Development Commission

Northwest Kansas Housing, Inc. provides affordable housing and rental assistance to low-to-moderate income individuals and families in an 18 county region. ​

Senior Companions
The Senior Companion Program provides people 55 and older the opportunity to provide assistance and friendship to elderly persons who are homebound and often living alone.

Senior Health Insurance Counseling of Kansas (SHICK)
SHICK is a free program offering older Kansans an opportunity to talk with trained, community volunteers and get answers to questions about Medicare and other insurance issues. SHICK provides you with many resources that will help you with your struggle through the Medicare maze.

The Medicare Rights Center
The Medicare Rights Center works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling, educational programs, and public policy initiatives.​

Health Conditions

Alzheimer's Education
This includes information on research, various publications, and Alzheimer's Centers.
American Federation for Aging Research
Includes information about research that promotes healthier aging.
American Academy of Family Physicians
Provides basic medical information for you and your family.

Healthy Aging for Older Adults
The Healthy Aging for Older Adults Website sponsored by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion provides information on a wide range of topics including: Health-Related Behaviors, Chronic Diseases, Infectious Diseases, Immunizations for Adults, and Injuries Among Older Adults.

Job / Volunteer Opportunities

Foster Grandparents
The Foster Grandparent Program offers income-eligible seniors, age 55 and older, the chance to make a difference in the life of a child.

Opportunities at the Area Agency on Aging
Volunteers are a vital part of making any organization thrive. The Area Agency on Aging has over one hundred priceless volunteers throughout Northwest Kansas. Without volunteers it would be impossible to circulate information and serve the seniors of Northwest Kansas.

Senior Companions
The Senior Companion Program provides people age 55 and older the opportunity to provide assistance and friendship to elderly persons who are homebound and often living alone.

Just For Fun

Explore Kansas
Use this site to help you plan your trips, for groups or yourself. Many wonderful facts are included such as Kansas 1st, Kansas Cuisine, and Kansas People. Group trips are planned 4 times a year; sign your senior center up and have a ball!
Legends of America
Ghost towns, legends, outlaws and scenic highways are all listed here along with many interesting facts.