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       The NC-FH AAA is committed to giving our best to help Kansans get quality and money-saving information and get what they need to live in their homes and be healthy. Your gift during these tight and financially uncertain times helps us stay focused on delivering vital services. Your tax-deductible gift of any amount will be deeply appreciated and will help sustain Medicare benefits counseling, Keynotes, care coordination, in-home help and many other services seniors and caregiver need to get answer and in-home solutions.


Foster Grandparents


       When you share your love, time and experience, you have the power to help a child who needs you. As a Foster Grandparent, you're a role model, a mentor and a friend. Serving at one of thousands of local organizations—including faith-based groups, Head Start centers, schools, and other youth facilities‐you help children learn to read, provide one-on-one tutoring and guide children at a critical time in their lives. If you're 55 or older and want to share your experience and compassion, you have what it takes to be a Foster Grandparent. Foster Grandparents serve up to 40 hours per week. Some volunteers may qualify to earn a tax-free stipend. In addition, you'll receive pre-service orientation through Foster Grandparents, training from the organization where you serve, and supplemental accident and liability insurance while on duty. Share Today! Shape Tomorrow! Join Foster Grandparents. Email suesanh@ncfhaaa.com for information about the program or to learn about the Foster Grandparent programs.


Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK)


       Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK) Volunteers help people understand and enroll in Medicare and other insurance. Volunteers are needed to help seniors shop at the Medicare.gov web site for Medicare prescription drug plans (Medicare Part D) from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 each year. Volunteers are needed to answer questions about Medicare Parts A and B. Volunteers are also needed for public speaking, to help explain Medicare at Senior Centers and pre-retirement workshops. Training is offered annually. The program is funded through in part through the Kansas Department on Aging. Email marshar@ncfhaaa.com for information about the program or to learn about SHICK training opportunities.


Answers for Older Kansans (AOK)


       Volunteers in the AOK program help seniors live successfully within communities throughout the 18 counties served by the North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging. Volunteers are free to help as much or as little as they wish—and on their own time schedules. The only requirements are to attend learning opportunities and report the time they spend volunteering to the Area Agency on Aging. The Area Agency offers several informal group learning opportunities each year—all are open to the public. Emphasis is placed on helping seniors continue to live within their own homes. Volunteers become a resource within their communities. They answer questions, help seniors find services and transportation to appointments, help deliver meals, and more. Email ncfhaaa@ncfhaaa.com to learn how you can help!


Silver Haired Legislature


       The Silver Haired Legislature functions much like the state government. SHLs are elected for two-year terms in odd numbered years. SHLs are active within the community. Through networking they discover needs and issues of the seniors in their communties. Silver Haired Legislators meet each spring within the North Central-Flint Hills region to identify legislative priorities within the region, then meet in Topeka in the fall with SHLs from across Kansas to debate issues and set state-wide legislative priorities for seniors throughout the state. SHLs advocate for these issues by talking with state representatives, senators and the governor. Email ncfhaaa@ncfhaaa.com to learn how you can become involved!


Publications Volunteer


       Our publications volunteers help prepare Keynotes and Caregiver Assistance News for mailing. Keynotes, the agency's newspaper, is published five times per year and distributed to more than 40,000 households. Keynotes is supported by voluntary donations as well as advertising. Caregiver Assistance News is mailed each month to more than 1,800 households. These publications and mailings depend on our faithful volunteers to apply mailing labels and otherwise prepare the publication for mailing. Call the Area Agency on Aging to volunteer at 785-776-9294.