Department on Aging

Lyon County, Kansas

Department on Aging

The Lyon County Department on Aging is a department of Lyon County Kansas. It serves as an educational, information, assistance and resource center for senior citizens and their families. The Department encompasses three main focus areas; Aging ServicesRetired Senior and Volunteer Program (RSVP) and General Public Transportation (L-CAT).

Contact Information:

Erin Starr, Department on Aging Director

Jennifer Moran, RSVP Program Director

Anna Baum, Office Coordinator

402 Commercial (physical)
430 Commercial (mail)
Emporia, KS 66801
620-341-3481 (fax)
L-CAT: 620-343-4207


Senior Centers: for Fellowship, Resources and Friendship Meals*

  • Americus Senior Center 620-443-5352
  • Emporia Senior Center 620-343-3160
  • Hartford Senior Center 620-392-5570
  • Neosho Rapids Senior Center 620-342-8232
  • North Lyon County Senior Center 620-528-3414
  • Olpe Senior Center 620-475-3384

*Friendship Meals are provided on a donation basis to those age 60 and over. Persons age 59 and under may also order a meal for a slightly higher price. Call the center the day before to reserve your lunch.

Aging Services

Aging Services works through many federal, state, local and community organizations to address senior issues and concerns. It works with Lyon County’s six senior centers and the North Central Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging in support of the Friendship Congregate and Home Delivered Meals Program and other services mandated by the Older American’s Act and the Senior Care Act.

For more information on our services, download these brochures.
General Information [PDF} – all programs described. Includes list of senior centers
Senior Housing Guide {PDF} – from independent living to full-care assisted living, includes Lyon County and surrounding area facilities



RSVP connects the skills and interests of senior citizens with community needs through volunteering activities. Seniors remain connected to the community while providing valuable contributions to its infrastructure. The goal of RSVP is to enhance the lives of volunteers while creating a better community.

Click on these links to find out more about RSVP the programs offered by RSVP.

Retired & Senior Volunteer Program
Senior Safety: Yellow Dot Program and Senior Patrol
Cell Phones for Seniors & Vial of LIFE Programs

General Public Transportation

LCAT (Lyon County Area Transportation) provides general public bus transportation for people of all ages in Emporia and Lyon County. For more information, click on one of the brochures below. Adobe Reader required.

LCAT Brochure (English) [PDF]

LCAT Brochure (espanol)  [PDF]