Northeast Kansas Area Agency on Aging (NEKAAA) was established in 1973, through the Older Americans Act, as a community-based 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization located in Hiawatha, Kansas. For over 45 years, our purpose has been to understand the needs of older adults, advocate for individuals and their families, and empower all individuals to live independently in their homes and communities for as long as possible with improved quality of life and dignity. Our mission is to serve as a “single point of entry” to aging services throughout Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, Jackson, Marshall, Nemaha and Washington counties. We provide services tailored to local and regional needs through case management, nutritional support, transportation, information and assistance, health promotion programs, caregiver services and access to community resources and support. We also serve as an Aging and Disability Resource Center focused on long term planning for individuals of all ages, abilities and income levels.
Services available through our agency are: congregate meals, home delivered meals, transportation, in-home services, information, health promotion programs and volunteer opportunities.
Our agency receives funding from Federal, State and local entities. Our office is located in Hiawatha, Kansas, at 1803 Oregon Street.