City of Shawnee

Senior Services

Property Tax Relief for Seniors
The City offers a Property Tax Rebate Program for those who qualify. This program rebates 100% of the City's property tax up to a maximum of $500.

The state of Kansas offers two tax relief programs for seniors and low income individuals:

SAFESR is a property tax refund program that is administered under the provisions of the Kansas Homestead Act (property tax refund) by the Kansas Department of Revenue. SAFESR is also referred to as, "Kansas Property Tax Relief for Low Income Seniors".

The Homestead Refund is a rebate program for the property taxes paid by homeowners. The refund is based on a portion of the property tax paid on a Kansas resident’s home.

Rebates are available for franchise fees charged on phone, gas and electric utility bills, and the Stormwater Utility fee charged on the annual property tax bill.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a Shawnee volunteer program that helps eligible residents maintain and remain in their home. Neighbors Helping Neighbors connects volunteers, volunteer groups, and organizations with eligible Shawnee residents whose homes require maintenance and/or repair.

As a volunteer, you are asked to help residents of Shawnee, who meet certain eligibility requirements, to stay in their home by providing limited occasional services such as:

  • Trash removal
  • Yard Maintenance
  • Snow removal
  • Lawn mowing
  • Limited plumbing and electrical repair
  • Exterior painting
  • Raking leaves
  • Trimming branches
  • Changing light bulbs
  • Changing smoke alarm batteries
  • Turning mattresses
  • Some city-issued codes
CityRide is a transit program for seniors (65 and older) and persons with a disability who reside in the city limits. 
RideKC Freedom
The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority offers an on-demand, curb to curb, taxi-based transportation service for older adults and those with disabilities.
Safe Senior Program

We are excited to announce the Fire Department launched a new program called Safe Senior Program. In 2020, Shawnee firefighters responded to nearly 1,000 calls to help citizens who fell in their homes. The goal of this program is to keep older residents safe and reduce calls of this nature.

Shawnee seniors or caregivers can take advantage of this program by calling the Fire Department at (913) 631-1080 to schedule a FREE appointment. 

Parks & Recreation Senior Program
Parks & Recreation Senior Programs enriches the lives through community education, exercise and entertainment that increases quality of life. We offer programs and services with a focus on senior recreation that provides a fun, social and active experience.