Shawn Sullivan http://kcur.org en Kansas Plan On Aging Approved By Feds http://kcur.org/post/kansas-plan-aging-approved-feds <p>The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has approved the Kansas Plan on Aging for the next four years. The plan is a broad outline of how the state intends to use federal resources under the Older Americans Act.</p><p>Secretary for Aging and Disability Services, Shawn Sullivan, says the plan is based on priorities identified by older Kansans, and those who work with them.</p><p>“Seniors here in Kansas want to stay at home, and in order to do that, I think there are some changes that we need to make," says Sullivan.</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 13:09:23 +0000 Bryan Thompson 42073 at http://kcur.org Kansas Recognizes Elder Care Facilities http://kcur.org/post/kansas-recognizes-elder-care-facilities <p>The state is recognizing eight nursing home facilities for offering innovative ways of caring for older Kansans.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The PEAK awards recognize facilities that focus on providing better quality of life for seniors.</span></p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 15:06:15 +0000 Stephen Koranda 39762 at http://kcur.org