Community Services are social services provided in a community setting. They assist adults 60 and over and individuals with disabilities to maintain their independence and help them remain in the community setting such as a house, apartment, or assisted living. CPAAA funds and works with a variety of organizations to provide these and other services in our community. Contact Information and Assistance at 316-660-5120 or 800-367-7298 for information on these and other social services available to you and your loved ones.
The following are commonly requested community services:
Adult Day Care - An opportunity to provide the caregiver of an older adult 60 and older or a disabled adult 18 or older in a structured setting.
Community Education - Various types of community education are available through CPAAA and can be provided at businesses, churches, clubs, and civic organizations; topics include: services for seniors, caregiving, health and wellness, HIV and older adults, advocacy and more.
Congregate Meal Sites - This program provide a meal to an adult 60 and older at many sites throughout Butler, Harvey and Sedgwick County - Donations are accepted.
Information and Assistance - Unsure about where to begin or what assistance you or the senior in your life needs? Information and Assistance can help by providing one-on-one, phone or in person consultation with a trained professional who will answer questions about services available and provide information and options related to Medicare, housing, in-home services, volunteering, options counseling, caregiving and more.
Kansas Support Services for Elders (KSSE) - Volunteers assist seniors with tasks including mail sorting and check writing.
Legal Services - This program provides consultation on a wide range of civil legal issues.
Medicare Counseling (SHICK) - CPAAA offers trained Medicare counselors who can provide information to individuals on their Medicare coverage as well as assist them with Medicare Part D enrollment.
Mental Wellness - Programs are available to assist individuals who are experiencing common mental health concerns including depression, grief and anxiety; through group, peer to peer and through individual sessions.
Public Benefits - This program assists eligible participants in applying for medical assistance programs and other public benefits.
RSVP Volunteer Program - This program connects adults 55 and over to volunteer opportunities in the community including non-profit organizations and government agencies. Various positions are available.
Senior Centers - Senior Centers are a focal point for aging services in our community. There are many senior centers throughout Butler, Harvey and Sedgwick County providing a variety of activities including social, educational, wellness and nutrition. Each center is unique in programming and opportunities. Adults 55 and older may attend and activities are free or a low annual due may apply.
The following program is available only for individuals with disabilities who are under 60 years of age:
Physical and Occupational Therapy - This program offers persons with physical disabilities not covered by Medicare or Medicaid assistance to retain or improve range of motion and mobility
Wheelchair modifications - A program that provides wheelchair modifications for persons with severe physical disabilities for posture control and prevention of decubitus ulcers.
Employment Program - Training /assistance to individuals with physical disabilities,improving skills in order to gain and maintain employment.
Other programs and services are available based on need and eligiblility of older adult. Contact Information and Assistance at 316-660-5120 or 800-367-7298 for more information.