Missouri Governor Recognizes Alzheimer’s Awareness Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 5, 2020 Governor Parson Orders Capitol Dome and Governor’s Mansion Lighted Purple in Recognition of Alzheimer’s Awareness Day (JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Governor Mike Parson has ordered the Missouri State Capitol dome and Missouri Governor’s Mansion to shine purple on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, in recognition of Alzheimer’s Awareness Day.  “Alzheimer’s is a…

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Need Help Understanding Your Pension?

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 other states, with their…

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October 2020 Fraud Prevention Fact

Written by Missouri SMP The Missouri Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) wants to remind you that Open Enrollment for Medicare Part D and Advantage Plans is right around the corner.   Open enrollment annually occurs from October 15 to December 7. If you are on Medicare,  you have an opportunity to change your Part D Prescription Drug Plan…

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2020 Flu Vaccine is Crucial

Press Release: DHSS urges Missourians to get vaccinated JEFFERSON CITY, MO — In a typical year, over 100,000 Missourians become sick from the flu. Many Missourians of all ages become seriously ill and some are hospitalized. 2020 is anything but typical, and state health officials are urging Missourians to get the flu vaccine by the end of…

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September 2020 Fraud Prevention Fact

Written by Missouri SMP The Missouri SMP wants you to be on the lookout for fraud related to COVID-19 contact tracing. Contact tracing helps to slow the spread of COVID-19 and helps protect you, your family, and your community by letting people know they may have been exposed to COVID-19. It helps people get testing if they…

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Walk with Ease: Virtual Program from AFA

The Arthritis Foundation’s program that is proven to reduce the pain of arthritis and improve your overall health….and is now available in a virtual format! No matter if you need relief from arthritis pain or just want to be active, the Arthritis Foundation’s six week Walk with Ease program can teach you how to safely…

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August 2020 Fraud Prevention Fact

Written by Missouri SMPEmpowering Seniors to Prevent Healthcare Fraud Beware of the cold sales call – on the phone or on your doorstep. The Missouri Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) wants to remind you that Medicare will not call you out of the blue asking for your Social Security, Medicare or banking information.  Medicare has strict rules regulating…

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2020 BOD Elections – Candidate Bios

Our annual elections to the Young at Heart Board of Directors will be held Tuesday, August 11, 2020. This is for 3-year terms beginning in State Fiscal Year 2021. Stay tuned for more information about polling locations, voting times, and absentee ballots. Candidate Kathy RoachABCD RegionRepresenting Andrew, Buchanan, Caldwell, Clinton, Daviess, and DeKalb Counties “My…

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2020 Elections – Board of Directors Candidate Packet

Every year Young at Heart Resources (formerly the Northwest Missouri Area Agency on Aging) 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’s elections were delayed because of COVID-19 restrictions, and have been rescheduled…

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In Need of Pension Counseling & Info?

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 other states, with their…

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