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About Us

Committed to the needs of seniors in Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte and Ray counties

As you review the programs and services that are offered through the MARC Department of Aging Services, we hope you will see the rich opportunities we have to offer for participants, caregivers, volunteers, and others in the Kansas City, Missouri area.

If you have a concern or question that is not answered here, please feel free to contact the staff via email or telephone at 816/421-4980.

History and Purpose

As one of the many departments within MARC, the Department of Aging Services functions as the Area Agency on Aging for Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte and Ray counties in Missouri.

Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) were created through the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended. The AAAs are a crucial part of a multi-level aging network.
Working with the Administration on Aging and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the AAAs address aging issues on the local level.
They advocate for, design, and implement programs to meet the unique needs of older citizens within the five counties they serve.

Funding Sources

The department uses a combination of federal, state and local dollars to fund services. The largest being funds appropriated through the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended.

The cities of Kansas City, Mo. and Independence and five counties that MARC serves also contribute. These counties are Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte and Ray.

Responsibilities

Within the MARC Department of Aging Services, there are several units with responsibilities for different programs and services.

KC•Connect SENIORS

Senior Centers

Health Services

  • Adult day care
  • Health promotion and disease prevention
  • Homemaker/personal care cervices

Community Services

Senior Advocacy

Volunteer Opportunities

For more information, please contact our staff: