Older Kansans Employment Program

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.

OKEP Providers 2017 - 2018


• Northeast Kansas

Let’s Help, Inc.
200 S. Kansas Avenue
Topeka, KS 66603
Phone: (785) 234-5248
Email: info@letshelpinc.org
Website: http://www.letshelpinc.org/adult-education--employment-programs
Counties Served: Douglas, Jefferson, Shawnee

• North Central Kansas

North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging
401 Houston Street
Manhattan, KS 66502
Phone: (785) 776-9294
Website: http://www.ncfhaaa.com/
Counties Served: Chase, Clay, Cloud, Dickinson, Ellsworth, Geary, Jewell, Lincoln, Lyon, Mitchell, Marion, Morris, Ottawa, Pottawatomie, Republic, Riley, Saline, Wabaunsee

• South Central Kansas

Senior Services, Inc. of Wichita
200 S. Walnut
Wichita, KS 67213
Phone: (316) 267-1771 ext. 234
Online Inquiry: https://seniorservicesofwichita.org/contact/
Website: http://seniorservicesofwichita.org/senior-employment/
Counties Served: Butler, Harvey, Sedgwick

• Southwest Kansas

Southwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging
236 San Jose Drive
Dodge City, KS 67801
Phone: (620) 225-8230
Email: rose.boyles@swksaging.org
Website: http://www.swkaaa.org/services/older-kansans-employment-program
Counties Served: Ford, Barton, Finney, Barber, Clark, Comanche, Edwards, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearney, Kiowa, Lane, Meade, Morton, Ness, Pawnee, Pratt, Rush, Scott, Seward, Stafford, Stanton, Stevens, Wichita