The Barton County Commissioners are seeking a volunteer to represent the county’s older population on the SouthWest Kansas Area Agency On Aging’s (SWKAAA) Sub-Region Council.
The purpose of the council is to assist SWKAAA in determining the needs of senior citizens in Barton County and south west Kansas and to help them develop a coordinated and comprehensive plan to address those needs with the funding that has been provided.
The type of individual we are looking for can be a business person in the community, someone in the health profession, a home health care provider, caregiver, or a retired individual, who would have some knowledge of the needs of older people in the county.
The council meets four times per year (every three months) usually at a senior center within the area. Round trip mileage is also paid by SWKAAA for the participants to attend the meetings.
Each county in the sub-region appoints three people to the council. At this time, the county needs one name to submit to SWKAAA. Individuals serve three year terms with the opportunity to be re-appointed for an additional term. Newly appointed members will also receive an orientation and training at their first meeting in November.
If you are interested in representing the interests of senior citizens in Barton County, contact the Barton County Administrator’s Office at 620-793-1800. For further information you can also contact the SouthWest Kansas Area Agency On Aging at 1-800-742-9531.