When older adults need help in Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte and Ray counties, we are the first call. We encourage, coordinate and deliver community-based services that link local, public, private, voluntary and corporate resources.
An older adult may have resources to arrange for assistance from others, such as a network of family, friends and neighbors. But an older adult who is unable to meet particular needs through such an informal network must increasingly draw upon support from the larger community. This outside support may include a hot meal enjoyed with friends in the community, transportation to the doctor, home-delivered meals or services that help older people live how and where they wish.
Ultimately, the effectiveness of an Area Agency on Aging depends upon the ability to appropriately match services to the needs of each individual.