PARSONS, Kan. -- The SKIL Resource Center held its annual meeting and holiday celebration, "Home for the Holidays" on Dec. 7 at the Parsons VFW Hall.
More than 600 meals were served, with a dinner including choices of ham, turkey or pulled pork provided by Ultimate Choice Catering of Frontenac.
SKIL presented state representative Richard Proehl with a portrait, drawn by Parsons artist and SKIL photographer Skip Smith (with microphone in photo at left), to honor his support of SKIL and its endeavors while a member of the Kansas House. Proehl's wife, Linda, recently retired as superintendant of USD 503 in Parsons, also was present.
Parsons, Ks – The Southeast Kansas Independent Living Center (SKIL), based in Parsons will be hosting a reception for the Family Peace Initiative (FPI) from 2-3 p.m. next Thursday in the John Spillman Conference Room at KLKC. According to Dave Sorrick, SKIL Director of Development & Special Projects, the event will provide an opportunity to say “Thanks and farewell” to personnel involved with FPI. SKIL will terminate administration of the batterer intervention program December 31st .
Benefits.gov has launched a YouTube channel to celebrate its 10th anniversary. The channel currently showcases a self-help video about the site's confidential prescreening tool, the Benefit Finder. A YouTube account is not required to view the videos, but if you have an account, you can subscribe to the Benefits.gov channel and receive emails when new videos are posted.
Visit Disability.gov for information about Social Security disability and other benefits programs.
Parsons, Ks – The Adult Protection Services Assistant Program Administrator Ruth Santner is in the process of visiting Independent Living Centers, Community Mental Health Centers and organizations that serve individuals with developmental disabilities in the East Region of Kansas. On Friday she was accompanied by Gary Crissman from the Pittsburg Office of the Kansas Department for Children and Families, formerly known as the Department of Social & Rehabilitation Services on a stop at the SKIL Resource Center in Parsons.
UPDATED: Includes Ombudsman's telephone number.
TOPEKA, Kan. -- Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services Secretary Shawn Sullivan announced today the appointment of attorney James Bart, of Lawrence, to serve as KanCare Ombudsman for the State of Kansas.
KanCare is Kansas’ innovative new system to provide Medicaid services to consumers in an integrated care model through three new health plans, or managed care organizations (MCOs) , beginning January 2013.