Resource List

The following resource list is provided as a service to seniors and their families. Clay County Senior Services does not control or endorse the content of third party websites, nor does CCSS accept liability for their content or correctness.

Administration on Aging
www.aoa.gov
Provides a comprehensive overview of a wide variety of topics, programs, and services related to aging.

Alzheimer’s Association Heart of America Chapter
3846 W 75th Street, Prairie Village, KS 66208
913-831-3888
www.alz.org/kansascity
800-272-3900

Asbestos.com
Site features information on asbestos, mesothelioma, and other cancers that are caused by asbestos exposure. Asbestos.com has achieved HON code approval (Health On the Net). This site is dedicated to research and writing about asbestos exposure and the diseases that result from exposure to the toxic mineral. 
  http://www.asbestos.com/mesothelioma/prognosis.php

Budget & Financial Management Assistance
http://bfmakc.org/
816-474-2972
Provides assistance to disabled, homeless, and elderly persons.

Center for Practical Bioethics
816-221-1100
Information on end of life issues and advanced directives documents
http://www.practicalbioethics.org

Clay County government
816-407-3600
http://www.claycogov.com 

Clay County Public Health Center
816-595-4200
www.clayhealth.com
Walk-in clinic provides immunizations, blood pressure screening, diabetic screening, health counseling; senior wellness clinics.

Collaboration Works
816-421-1305
www.collaborationworksonline.com
Helping to provide medical equipment & supplies to the uninsured and underinsured.

Eldercare Locator
1-800-677-1116
www.eldercare.gov
Sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging. A nationwide service to find local services for seniors

Epilepsy Foundation of Missouri & Kansas
(816) 444-2800
www.efmk.org

Food pantries - Northland
You can download and print this list: food pantries

Kansas University - Osher Institue of Lifelong Learning
877-404-5323
www.Osher.ku.edu

KCP&L - Economic Relief Program
Lower income Missouri residential customers may qualify for monthly bill credits.
Contact KCP&L for information on this and other programs: 816-471-5275.

KC Water Services - financial help
Needs-based program to assist customers experiencing financial hardship.
Call 816-474-5112 or United Way 2-1-1.

Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Households meeting income guidelines may be able to receive financial assistance for heating bills. Contact your local Community Action Agency Office; in NKC: 816-459-9615; in Excelsior Springs: 816-630-0037; or call United Way 2-1-1.

Medicare 
Official U.S. Government site 
www.medicare.gov

Medicare Health Insurance Counseling (CLAIM)
1-800-390-3330
www.missouriclaim.org
CLAIM provides free, confidential, and unbiased health insurance counseling to Medicare enrollees.Trained volunteers can assist seniors over the phone or in person with Medicare and other health insurance counseling.

Mesothelioma Support
A team of healthcare professionals, patient advocates, and communication specialists who have one goal: to lead the way in supporting and encouraging mesothelioma patients and their families.
http://www.mesotheliomagroup.com/
1-888-788-5660

Mid America Regional Council (MARC) Department of Aging Services
www.marc.org/aging
816-474-4240

Missouri Aging Information Network
A great resource for senior services and information
http://moaging.com

Missouri Assistive Technology
816-655-6700  or 1-800-647-8557-  Main line
816-655-6711  or 1-800-647-8558  TTY
www.at.mo.gov

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
http://health.mo.gov/index/php
7000 Liberty Drive
Liberty, MO  64068
816-407-5800; automated number for benefit information: 1-800-392-1261

Missouri Department of Revenue
Are you eligible for the Property Tax Credit?
http://dor.mo.gov/

Missouri Department of Social Services
www.dss.mo.gov

Missouri Seniors' Legal Helpline
A phone line and website for seniors to access information & assistance on legal issues
1-800-235-5503 toll free or www.moaging.com/legalhelp

Missouri Veterans Commission
www.mvc.dps.mo.gov 

National Council on Aging
http://www.ncoa.org

North Kansas City Public Library
http://www.northkclibrary.org

North Kansas City School District
Community Education classes
www.nkcschools.org

Northland Human Services Directory
Resource guide for human services in Clay, Platte, and Ray Counties
Paper copies available as well as online: www.northlandhumanservices.org

Pension Rights - South Central Pension Rights Project
SCPRP
is a non-profit legal assistance program that provides free legal advice and assistance concerning pension plans. They serve individuals who live or worked in Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, or Texas.
call toll-free: 1-800-443-2528
www.southcentralpension.org

Platte County Senior Fund
Platte County Resource Center
11724 NW Plaza Circle, suite 600
Kansas City, MO 64153
816-270-2800
www.platteseniors.org

Prescription Drop-off Locations
Find a location near you to dispose of unwanted medications by clicking here:
Pill Drop-off Sites

Silver Cross
913-327-5557
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Provides recycled and new accessibility and mobility equipment.
www.silvercross.com

Social Security
8620 N Green Hills Road
Kansas City, MO 64154
877-805-6671
www.socialsecurity.gov
You can apply for benefits, see if you qualify for benefits, get a replacement Medicare card, and more. 

The Whole Person
816-561-0304
www.thewholeperson.org
Connecting people with disabilities to the resources they need.

Tri-County Mental Health Services, Inc.
816-468-0400
www.tri-countymhs.org

Turning Point – the Center for Hope and Healing
http://www.turningpointkc.org

UMKC School of Pharmacy
Drug Information Center
Designated academic center that provides drug information to patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals.
Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 4:00
Requests for drug information can be made via telephone (816)235-5490
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United Way 2-1-1
United Way 2-1-1 is a free, confidential, 24-hour information and referral service giving you access to resources in your community. You can get information by dialing 2-1-1 or by searching the resource database:
United Way of Greater Kansas City 211

Visiting Nurse Association
http://www.vnakc.com

Visiting Physicians Association
www.visitingphysicians.com

Volunteer Match
Find a volunteer opportunity in your area.
http://www.volunteermatch.org

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