The Butler County Department on Aging serves all citizens 60 and over in Butler County, Kansas. Butler County is the largest county in Kansas, approximately 1.4 times the size of Rhode Island. The Department was originally established in 1989 by the Butler County Board of County Commissioners. We are a county agency with the Butler County Commissioners as our governing body. Funding is made possible through the county senior mill levy, state and federal funding, donations, and the United Way. Also, we are one of three counties to make up the Central Plains Area Agency on Aging--the others being Harvey and Sedgwick counties. In addition to our director, Crystal Noles, there are five full-time office staff, one part-time receptionist/RSVP Coordinator, one full-time transportation driver and four part-time transportation drivers.
While we wear many hats, our primary focus is to offer information and assistance to the citizens of Butler County and their loved ones. From this focus has grown the many programs and services we are able to offer today. The Butler County Department on Aging is also the caretaker of the senior mill levy. Through this mill levy funding, we are also able to help fund all twelve senior centers, the Bradford Library outreach program, and Butler County's portion of the Senior Care Act program.
We also have a free newsletter that is available every quarter. To see our latest newsletter, please click on News/Calendars in the left-hand column. Anyone interested in having the free newsletter e-mailed or mailed to them directly just needs to contact us.
Other activities conducted by our agency include a lending videotape and book library (topics are primarily physical fitness and caregiving), an annual Spring Fling Senior Resource Fair, and speaking engagements.