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Regional Resources


General regional resources

  • Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) — Our local AAAs are part of a nationwide network of programs created by the federal Older Americans Act that provide social and nutrition services for older adults, and support for caregivers.
  • United Way 2-1-1 will help you connect with community resources. Simply dial 2-1-1, 816-474-5112 or call toll free 866/320-5764. This service is free, confidential and available 24 hours a day.
  • United Way's Get Connected website is a full service volunteer information center that provides both local non-profits and local volunteers the opportunity to connect through meaningful volunteer opportunities. Projects range from one-hour events to ongoing needs. Currently, 85 local non-profits are actively seeking volunteers on the site. 
  • Link for Care provides resources on a variety of service providers in the Greater Kansas City region.

Transportation regional resources


Caregiving regional resources

  • Care Connection is a KC regional online directory for older adults and their caregivers, and those looking for caregiving services. 
  • The Caregiver Institute at Shepherd's Center of KC Central promotes and supports the advancement of skills, good health and resilience of caregivers for older adults.
  • Catholic Charities of Kansas City - St. Joseph, Inc. — Catholic Charities' In-home Care offers affordable, customized, in-home care plans for individuals and their loved ones.
  • Clay County Senior Services provides in-home services, home repair, personal emergency response, transportation, exercise and life-enrichment programs to support older adults and their caregivers.
  • Jewish Family Services' Older Adult Services provides help with aging-related changes such as home maintenance, transportation, health needs, mobility, bereavement, emotional concerns, lifestyle transitioning and more. 
  • Kansas City Partnership for Caregivers (KCPC) is a coalition of organizations and individuals working to educate and support caregivers of older adults. Meets the 2nd Thursday of every month. Contact Jane Henderson, St. Luke’s Hospital, at 816-932-4826.
  • The Landon Center on Aging offers many programs to improve the quality of life for older adults and the people that care for them. 
  • Metropolitan Lutheran Services provides rent and utility assistance, in-home food delivery, minor home repair and senior companion services. 
  • Platte County Senior Fund provides services that enable Platte County seniors, age 60 or better, to age in place, and services for caregivers, including online support groups and links straight to the information you need to take care of yourself and your care recipient. 
  • Shepherd's Center of Kansas City, Kansas supports aging in place for Wyandotte Countians through its Minor Home Repair, Peer Support and Friends for Seniors programs.
  • Shepherd's Center of KC Central empowers mid-life and older adults to live healthy, engaged, and independent lives.
  • Shepherd's Center of the Northland offers education, resources, peer support and respite opportunities.
  • Shepherd's Center of Raytown is dedicated to helping older persons live in their homes and community by providing supportive programs and services through an extensive volunteer network.

Social and civic engagement regional resources

  • Coming of Age: Kansas City is a metro-wide initiative, led by Shepherd's Center Central, which promotes civic involvement, lifelong learning and community leadership in the 50+ population. 
  • Next Chapter Kansas City exists to provide individuals age 50+ opportunities for learning, employment and meaningful community engagement on a volunteer or paid basis as they discover the next chapter of their lives.
  • United Way's Get Connected website is a full service volunteer information center that provides both local non-profits and local volunteers the opportunity to connect through meaningful volunteer opportunities. Projects range from one-hour events to ongoing needs. Currently, 85 local non-profits are actively seeking volunteers on the site.

Housing regional resources

  • Rebuilding Together Clay County is one of the largest volunteer organizations in the United States that is focused on improving the homes and lives of low-income families, seniors, people living with disabilities, and veterans. Their year-round program, Safe at Home, focuses on safety modifications including installing grab bars, handrails, wheelchair ramps, and other assistive devices. 
  • Jewish Family Services' Help@Home program is a fee-based initiative providing handyman services to help older adults live safely in their homes. Services include minor home repairs, chores, computer troubleshooting, organizing and more.
  • Metro Lutheran Ministry offers home modifications for individuals in their service area based on income qualification. 
  • Missouri UD helps standardize best practices for universal design in Missouri.