JOB OPENINGS: (1) Care Coordinator & (1) Regional Ombudsman Director & (1) Healthy Aging Coordinator

Job Title: Care Coordinator, full time Apply by sending a cover letter and your resume to mstopka@yahresources.org. Young at Heart Resources is an EOE. POSITION: Care CoordinatorCLASSIFICATION: Full timeREPORTS TO: Chief Operating Officer POSITION SUMMARY: Care Coordinators assess the needs of older adults and/or their caregivers in order to obtain services and supports to maintain…

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Medicare Fraud Prevention Fact | May

The Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) of Missouri Fraud Fact for May focuses on the importance of keeping accurate medical records. One of the most important habits to keep your Medicare account safe from fraud is to keep track of your medical visits and procedures. Doing so also helps your visits go more smoothly. To help…

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2022 Mail-in Ballots Available

Your voice matters! If you’re unable to vote in our Young at Heart Board of Director elections in person on May 3rd, you can call and ask for a mail-in ballot. (See THIS POST for a list of where our physical polling sites will be located.) Qualifications for mail-in voting: 60+ years old live in…

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2022 Polling Sites Announced

Adults 60 and older residing in our Northwest Missouri service area will be able to cast a ballot at a polling site located in their county. Proof of age and residence are required, but you don’t have to be one of our service recipients to use your voice! Because the Northwest Region, representing Atchison, Gentry,…

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Introducing Your 2022 BOD and SHL Election Candidates

This year’s elections will be held May 3rd. Candidates with no opponents require no election, therefore polling locations will be established for only the regions where applicable. You can find that list here: BOARD OF DIRECTORS CANDIDATES Presented in alphabetical order by last name CARMA EAGANS, Atchison County residentCurrent Vice-Chair **Running for Re-election Against Newcomer Sandra…

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April 2022 Fraud Prevention Fact: Medicare B

Medicare Part B covers many, many preventive benefits, but a good place to start is your primary care physician for a wellness visit. If you’ve had Medicare Part B for more than a year, you can get an annual wellness visit to update your personalized plan to help prevent disease and disability. The wellness visit…

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Public Health Official Impersonators Strike in Missouri

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has recently issued an alert warning of persons attempting to impersonate Law Enforcement, Government Officials, and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). The Bureau of Environmental Health Services (BEHS) is aware of several recent incidents in Missouri in which one or more individuals have attempted to…

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Announcing Our 2022 Board of Directors Elections

Every year Young at Heart Resources holds regional elections to its Board of Directors. The board is comprised of 9 members representing 18 counties in Northwest Missouri, and each member term is 3 years. This year there are two vacancies, and current board officer Carma Eagans is up for re-election. Because no county in Young…

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Do You Need Pension Counseling?

Info provided by SCPRP The U.S. Administration on Aging has established a grant program to provide pension counseling projects across the United States, because it can be difficult for individuals to understand complex pension plans and laws.  One of those projects, The South Central Pension Rights Project (SCPRP), assists people in Missouri, as well as…

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Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Flooding

It’s Severe Weather Preparedness Week here in Missouri. Today’s theme is flood safety. Flash flooding kills far more people in the United States than tornadoes, lightning, or hurricanes, making it the primary killer among all severe weather hazards. (Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Be aware of flood hazards no matter where you live, but…

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Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Thunderstorms

It’s Severe Weather Preparedness Week here in Missouri. Today’s theme is severe thunderstorm safety. Thunderstorms accompanied by lightning are frequent occurrences in Missouri during the spring and summer months. Thunderstorms typically produce heavy rain for 30 minutes to an hour. Warm, humid conditions are highly favorable for thunderstorm development. About 10 percent of thunderstorms are…

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