About the Department on Aging
Assisting seniors, caregivers, persons with disabilities and individuals with low income to achieve improved health and greater independence.
We envision a community that empowers and supports individuals to live and age with dignity and choice.
About the Department
The Sedgwick County Department on Aging provides services for seniors and individuals with disabilities in Sedgwick County to assist them in maintaining their independence and reduce institutionalization.
The Department on Aging is responsible for planning and coordinating a comprehensive service delivery system. Special emphasis is given to the needs of low-income, and minority residents to delay or prevent costly institutionalization. The department’s focus is on providing information and options that will allow individuals to remain in their home for as long as possible.
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The Sedgwick County Advisory Council on Aging works to identify and respond to the needs of the community-dwelling, older citizens and persons with physical disabilities of Sedgwick County and to contribute to the maintaining or improving of their life satisfaction.
The duties of the Sedgwick County Advisory Council on Aging shall include the following:
- Establishes goals for meeting the identified needs of older citizens and persons with physical disabilities in Sedgwick County.
- Assists the Sedgwick County Department on Aging in the development of a plan for a comprehensive, coordinated system of delivering services to the older citizens of Sedgwick County,
- Makes recommendations concerning expenditure of Sedgwick County Aging and Physical Disabilities Mill Levy funds.
- Acts as advocates on behalf of older citizens and persons with physical disabilities in Sedgwick County.
- Conducts at least annual evaluations of aging and physical disabilities programs in Sedgwick County.
- Elects members from the Sedgwick County Advisory Council to serve as members of the Central Plains Advisory Council on Aging.
- Gives recommendations to providers for services to older adults and persons with physical disabilities.
- Promotes the ability of older citizens and persons with physical disabilities to secure and maintain a high degree of independence and dignity in the community.
- Reviews annually an analysis of the administrative budget as presented by the Director of the Sedgwick County Department on Aging to the Advisory Council.
- Assists the Department on Aging to develop, and make public, The Sedgwick County Advisory Council’s bylaws to be reviewed annually and forwarded to the County Commission for approval.
- Keeps minutes of each meeting to be recorded by a staff member of the Department on Aging. These minutes shall be approved by the membership and made available to the general public upon request. A copy of all minutes shall be maintained at the office of the Department on Aging.
- Elects, at the first meeting of each calendar year, a chair and vice-chair.
The council meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 12:30 p.m.