Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging–Helping Older Adults since 1976


The Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging, Inc. is soliciting Request for Proposals (RFP’s) from
agencies and organizations in Douglas, Jefferson and Shawnee counties for the purpose of
providing services for older adults. The RFP’s are for a one-year period from October 1,
2023 to September 30, 2024, in accordance with the Older Americans Act of 1965 as
The Area Agency will award contracts for Title III B Supportive Services, an emphasis
for priority services will be on access, in-home and legal services, Title III C Nutrition
services (congregate and home-delivered meals), Title III D Disease Prevention and
Health Promotion services and Title III E National Family Caregiver Support services.
Requests for Proposals can be found on the JAAA website at www.jhawkaaa.org.
For more information regarding the Request for Proposals, contact Sharon Wright at the
JAAA office, 2910 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka, Ks 66611, or call (785) 235-1367. The
deadline for submission of Request for Proposals is April 21, 2023.
JAAA is a nonprofit agency that advocates on aging issues, builds community
partnerships and implements programs within Shawnee, Jefferson and Douglas
counties to help seniors live independent lives.
The Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging is funded under the Older Americans Act, through
the U.S. Health & Human Services Administration on Aging, the Kansas Department for
Aging and Disability Services, the State of Kansas and local units of government.

FY 2024 IIIB Information Services

FY 2024 IIIB Transportation Services

FY 2024 IIIE Transportation Services

FY 2024 IIIC1 Congregrate Melas Services

FY 2024 Congregate Meals Budget Pages

FY 2024 IIIC2 Home Delivered Meals Services

FY 2024 Home Delivered Meals Budget Pages

KDADS Field Support Manual Links related to nutrition RFPs

Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging, Inc.

We have over 40 years experience administering and coordinating services for older adults.   As the population has changed over time – with people living longer but facing chronic illness and frailty – JAAA services have evolved to meet these new and more challenging needs. JAAA strives to maximize service potential and avoid duplication of effort, while also collaborating with other groups to sponsor events of interest to older adults and their caregivers. The mission of JAAA – to make it easier for older persons to live independently in the comfort of their own surroundings – is not only cost effective, is the preferred choice for hundreds of older adults in Shawnee, Jefferson and Douglas Counties.

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Programs and services available to Kansas seniors

Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging (JAAA) has been assisting seniors for almost 40 years. JAAA can provide assistance to seniors and adults with disabilities needing various levels of support. JAAA will help individuals maintain their independence by providing programs and services such as information and assistance, in-home services, minor home repair, case management, and much more. These programs and services, among others are available in Douglas, Jefferson and Shawnee Counties in Kansas. If you do not live in these three counties you may find help through an Area Agency on Aging in your county.

JAAA can help if you.

  • Are overwhelmed with caring for a loved one?
  • Need information about community transportation?
  • Are you looking for options on improving your health?
  • Are you becoming overwhelmed with daily tasks?
  • Are you looking for education opportunities?
  • Are you looking for housing options?
  • Are you considering nursing home or assisted living placement?
  • Are you looking for volunteer or social opportunities?
  • Are you burdened financially with the cost of prescription drugs?
  • Have questions about Medicare or Medicaid?
  • Have you recently lost your health insurance and are looking to replace it (Affordable Care Act)?
Other links to assist you.