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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New COO Named

Come July 1st, our agency names a new Chief Operations Officer. Freda Miller has been with Young at Heart Resources (formerly the Northwest Missouri Area Agency on Aging) since 2006 and fills her new role after turns as the Ombudsman Manager and, most recently, Family Caregiver Manager. Freda says, “These fourteen years working with clients…

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Director Retires

Director of Operations, Lavonne “Bonnie” Stigall, is retiring as June closes, after 17 years of service to our agency. At Monday’s Board of Directors meeting, Bonnie was presented with a commemorative plaque in gratitude of her dedication and leadership to Young at Heart Resources (formerly the Northwest Missouri Area Agency on Aging). She is pictured…

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Looking for a lifeline?

Looking for a Lifeline Assistance program? The following cell phone service providers offer it. Q Link Wireless – https://qlinkwireless.com/lifeline/about-lifeline.aspx OR 855-754-6543 Northwest Missouri Cellular – http://www.nwmcell.com/local-talklifeline-plans OR 800-331-6341 Safelink Wireless – https://www.safelinkwireless.com/…/…/www/default/index.html… OR 800-723-3546 Easy Wireless – https://www.myeasywireless.com/about-lifeline OR 877-476-6451 Access Wireless – https://www.accesswireless.com/ OR 866-594-3644

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A Donation from Holladay Distillery

We recently received a generous donation of hand sanitizer from Holladay Distillery in Weston, Missouri. Thank you, Holladay! The supply will be distributed among our 20 senior centers, who have been working hard for months to ensure that the older Northwest Missouri population continue receiving nutritious meals amid COVID-19 concern. From distillery to agency to nutrition…

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

In Missouri during fiscal year 2019, the Department of Health and Senior Services received and investigated 39,144 community and facility reports of abuse, neglect, bullying, and exploitation, involving seniors and adults with disabilities. That amounts to an average of over 107 reports every day. Today, June 15th, is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Join Lifting…

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