OKEP is funded by the Kansas Legislature and is designed to provide employment placement services to Kansan’s 55 years of age and over with emphasis on employment in the private sector.
Priority is given to unemployed, older Kansans who are most in need. OKEP provides skills assessment, resume preparation, counseling, job-seeking skills training, limited classroom training, job clubs, referrals, job development services, and mentoring services. In addition, OKEP provides assistance to potential employers in utilizing the contributions of older Kansans as part of their workforce.
Eligibility requirements: (1) age 55 and over; and (2) resident of Kansas.
Northwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging 510 W. 29th Street Hays, KS 67601 Phone: (785) 628-8204 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://nwkaaa.com Counties Served: Cheyenne, Decatur, Ellis, Gove, Graham, Logan, Norton, Osborne, Phillips, Rawlins, Rooks, Russell, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Thomas, Trego, Wallace—with emphasis on service provision in Ellis, Norton, Rooks, and Russell
• South Central Kansas
Prairie Independent Living Resource Center, Inc. 214 S. Main Street Pratt, KS 67124 Phone: (620) 672-9600 Email: email@example.com Website: http://pilr.org Counties Served: Harper, Kingman, McPherson, Pratt, Reno, and Rice