TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Older Kansans are getting extra attention from state officials over the next week.
The Department of Aging and Disability Services is on a listening tour. Thursday's stop was Papan's Landing Senior Center in North Topeka.
The state is developing a four-year plan for services provided under the Older Americans Act. Those programs include things like meal programs and in-home health services.
The state's Commissioner on Aging Craig Kaberline says providing community services for senior citizens saves the state and federal government money in the long run. Plus, he says, it keeps people where they want to be - in their homes as long as possible, as opposed to nursing facilities.
The tour concludes with stops in Salina and Kansas City next week.
Older adults who are unable attend one of the sessions
and would like to submit comments may call 800-432-3535 or
email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Written comments can also be sent by mail to Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, Attn: Commissioner on Aging Craig Kaberline, 503
S. Kansas Ave. Topeka, KS 66603. The deadline to submit comments is April 15, 2013.