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Frontier District

Ottawa Office
County Annex Building
1418 S. Main, Suite 2
Ottawa, KS 66067
785-229-3527 fax

Lyndon Office
128 W. 15th
PO Box 400
Lyndon, KS 66451
785-828-3427 fax

Garnett Office
411 S. Oak
PO Box 423
Garnett, KS 66032
785-448-6153 fax

Adult Development and Aging

Keys to Embracing Aging
Even though the fountain of, there are still steps you can take to help you lead a long and healthy life. Keys to Embracing Aging introduces and reinforces 12 healthy and safe lifestyle practices that influence optimal aging. This interactive program utilizes findings from centenarian studies to help you grow old gracefully, successfully, and with increased longevity.
You can register for this FREE event by contacting Janae Mcnally at 785-828-4438 or the Lyndon Library at 785-828-4520. 

Advance Health Care Planning in Kansas

Advance Health Care Planning in Kansas introduces the process and documents involved in preparing for your future medical care should you become unable to speak for yourself. 

Advance Health Care Planning document


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As our population continues to age, gaining information for aging in place and having the highest quality of life becomes more important than ever.  K-State Research & Extension offers many programs to enrich the lives of older Kansans and their families by addressing health and wellness needs through research-based education.

The Marais des Cygnes Extension District is here to help you navigate the aging process gracefully.  For more information or requests for educational programming, contact Kathy Goul, Family & Consumer Science Agent, at kgoul@ksu.edu or by telephone at 913-294-4306.

Alzheimer's 101

Alzheimer’s disease is commonly referred to as the “biggest health crisis facing the world today”, partly because everyone with a brain is ultimately at risk.  While Alzheimer’s cannot be prevented, slowed or cured, there are benefits to early detection and diagnosis, as well as numerous steps you can take now to better your own brain health.
(click here for more information)

Keys to Embracing Aging

What you do today will affect your future.  Nowhere is this as true as it is in issues regarding aging.  The way in which you take care of yourself through the years, both physically and mentally, will affect the natural process of aging.  Keys to Embracing Aging introduces and reinforces 12 healthy and safe lifestyle practices that influence optimal aging.  (click here for more information)

Gray for a Day 

Gray for a Day aims to educate participants on age-relatedsensory and functional challenges some adults might face through varioussimulations that reflect daily routines, simple tasks, and leisure or socialactivities. 

Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate

Learn how to distribute non-titledheirlooms without starting a family feud. Tips for making a plan todistribute your belongings will be discussed.

Essential Living Skills

Essential Living Skills is an educational seriesdesigned to support individuals in managing stress, setting goals, andachieving success in day-to-day living skills. 

Additional Resources

Age Sense: Adapting to Life's Changes fact sheet

Age Sense: The Caregiving Journey fact sheet

Elder Abuse and Neglect: What You Need to Know fact sheet

Simple Home Modifications for Aging In Place fact sheet 

So Now What? Tips for Managing Life after Retirement fact sheet

The Opioid Crisis: What You Need to Know fact sheet