Meet Our Team: A Series in February (Michael)

Today it’s Michael’s turn. Michael is our Chief Executive Officer (CEO). His work with Young at Heart began in June of 2019. Michael attended Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL, where he earned a Bachelor’s in Political Science, then a Master’s in Gerontology. (Lucky for us, Gerontology is the study of aging and its processes.)…

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Meet Our Team: A Series in February (Mitz)

Today we feature Melissa “Mitz” Steele. Mitz will celebrate 24 years with our agency in May. Wow! As a program specialist, Mitz provides benefits counseling to clients, coordinates our transportation program, and oversees three of our grant programs: The Medicare Improvement for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA); Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP); and South Central Pension…

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Meet Our Team: A Series in February (Joe)

Today’s team member is Joe Sloan, who’s been with us four years. Joe is one of our care coordinators, which means he determines if clients are eligible for our various in-home programs and/or state assistance. Through his work, he’s watched our reassessment program grow substantially, which allows contact with more people. He’s glad this means…

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Meet Our Team: A Series in February (Dana)

Today we’ll meet Dana Nigh. Dana is one of our administrative assistants, and she met the start of her 7th year with Young at Heart Resources on January 2nd. Dana wears many hats to make sure that the home office in Albany operates smoothly. She’s just as good at taking care of our staff, and…

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Young at Heart Resources and Lean Kitchen partner up

Young at Heart Resources and Lean Kitchen LLC are partnering together to provide nutritious and delicious meals to individuals 60 and older in Nodaway County. Eligible adults will be able to claim 5 meals per week from Lean Kitchen’s Maryville location, 1002 S Main, where a large selection of fresh, healthy meals is available. “This…

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Meet Our Team: A Series in February (Hannah)

We’d like to introduce Hannah Mullins. Hannah graduated from Missouri Western State University in Fall 2019 with a degree in Technical Communication, and started with YAH as our program monitor in June 2020. “My favorite part about the agency overall is that everyone who works here really seems to care about the people they’re assisting….

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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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