Who We Are
The Southeast Kansas Area Agency on Aging (SEKAAA) was established in 1973, through the Older Americans Act, as a community-based 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization located in Chanute, Kansas. Our service area is Allen, Bourbon, Cherokee, Crawford, Labette, Montgomery, Neosho, Wilson and Woodson counties.
In each of our SEK counties of service, people age 60 and over represent 25% or more of the population. Accommodating the extensive needs of this population is both an enormous task and a privileged opportunity to positively impact the quality of life for these beloved individuals.
Our goal is to support older adults in living the lifestyle of their choice and arrange services tailored to the needs of the individual.
We are also the Aging and Disability Resource Center for the same counties. Aging and Disability Resource Centers are a reliable source of information where people of all ages, abilities and income levels can go to for help in planning their long-term services and support needs for themselves or their loved ones.
We receive funds from federal, state and local entities and donations. The agency is governed by a board of directors appointed by the county governments. An advisory council also reviews agency programs and conducts public hearings on proposed services.
What We Do
ACT AS AN ADVOCATE FOR SENIORS.
Help improve community services to seniors.
Help seniors remain in their communities
Help seniors live happier and more active lives
through prevention and intervention.
How We Do It
Nutrition programs via community meal sites and home delivery.
Health insurance counseling, including Medicare
Part D assistance.
Respite care to provide short-term breaks for
caregivers (including family members).
In-home services like laundry and housekeeping.
Attendant care, such as bathing and dressing.
Legal services - help with debt relief, housing issues and limited document preparation.