DHSS Collaborates with Area Agencies on Aging to ensure vaccine access

PRESS RELEASE FROM JEFFERSON CITY, MO – A program designed to assist older Missourians with accessing COVID-19 vaccine launched today. In partnership with the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Missouri’s Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) will assist seniors with online vaccination registration, coordinate round trip transportation to and from their vaccination appointments, and…

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Meet Our Team: A Series in February (Freda)

Let’s say “hello” to Freda Miller. Freda started with Young at Heart Resources as an Ombudsman assistant in 2006, and was soon after promoted to manager of the Ombudsman program. Then, from 2015 to 2020, she managed our Family Caregiver Program, before taking on the role of Chief Operations Officer in July. “COO is short…

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Meet Our Team: A Series in February (Janna)

Next up is Janna Leadbetter. Janna is one of our administrative assistants. She joined the Young at Heart Resources team in Fall 2019. While she does support work for both coworkers and clients, her role is primarily focused on content writing and community relations. She loves that her job with our agency combines the best…

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Meet Our Team: A Series in February (Redempta)

Let’s meet Redempta Kegode. Redempta has been with Young at Heart since April 2019 as the Nutrition Project Director, a position that has opened her eyes to the world of seniors in the 18-county region of Northwest Missouri that we serve. “Good, consistent nutrition leads to healthy bodies which are able to stave off illness,”…

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Meet Our Team: A Series in February (Debbie)

Meet Debbie Hogue. Debbie will recognize her 24th anniversary with the agency in March. (You read that right, 24 years!) As our fiscal assistant, she oversees our Medicaid meal program, handles billing for our in-home service agencies, and processes other important monthly reports. She enjoys the detail of her work, and seeing everything balance all…

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Meet Our Team: A Series in February (Shari)

We’d like you to meet Shari Harris. Shari moved from Western Nebraska in November 2016 to join Young at Heart Resources as Chief Financial Officer. She enjoys being part of something that makes a difference in people’s lives. Shari believes it’s important to give back. She’s a US Navy Veteran, and has enjoyed a variety…

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Meet Our Team: A Series in February (Mary Jo)

Today we want you to meet Mary Jo Fletchall. Mary Jo celebrated her six-year anniversary with Young at Heart Resources a few weeks ago. She was initially hired as a temporary employee under a Benefits Enrollment Center grant, and three months later secured full-time status to focus on benefits counseling. “I love my job,” she…

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Meet Our Team: A Series in February (Edna)

Today we’re introducing Edna Christian. Edna is our Family Caregiver Coordinator and has been with the agency since July. She is grateful for the opportunity to support family caregivers as they care for their loved ones. Keeping a family member at home for as long as possible involves a multitude of tasks, so she’s armed…

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February 2021 Medicare Fraud Prevention Fact

Written by Missouri SMP The rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine slowly continues in Missouri, and Medicare beneficiaries now qualify to get the vaccine as it becomes available.  Patience and vigilance are necessary as local health departments, clinics and pharmacies set up vaccination events and alert the public. The Missouri SMP reminds older adults to watch…

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Meet Our Team: A Series in February (Becky)

Meet Becky Caldwell, who is with our Ombudsman program. Becky’s been with Young at Heart Resources for more than seven years. She started as a care coordinator, assisting clients with things like Medicaid and in-home assessments, and back then was also a licensed navigator for the Affordable Care Act. In 2015, she received a promotion…

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Meet Our Team: A Series in February (Micky)

Meet Micky Bates, who is first up. Micky is our Healthy Living Coordinator, and she celebrates 5 years with our organization this month. Because she strives to learn all she can to improve the lives of our older adults, she has achieved certification in several important programs, like Tai Chi, Arthritis Foundation Exercise, and Chronic…

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