April 2021 Medicare Fraud Prevention Fact

Written by Missouri SMP This month’s Missouri SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) Fraud Fact deals with a national COVID-19 vaccine email scam. There is a suspicious email going around that asks people to complete a survey and to receive a free reward in exchange for a nominal fee “to cover shipping.” This is a scam to try…

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YAH Board of Directors FAQs

Thinking of running in the upcoming election for our Board of Directors? Here’s a list of FAQs that may help you determine whether you want to place your bid as a candidate. Q: What is the mission of Young at Heart Resources? A: The mission of Young at Heart Resources is to promote systems that…

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2021 Board of Directors Elections (Press Release)

March 15, 2021For Immediate ReleaseContact: Michael Stopka660-240-9400 Young at Heart Resources Board of Directors Elections to be held May 4th, 2021Your opportunity to make an impact Albany, MO- 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,…

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In Need of Pension Counseling & Info?

Information 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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March 2021 Medicare Fraud Prevention Fact

Written by Missouri SMP The Missouri SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) wants to remind you to read the mail that you  receive from Medicare. In doing so, you can help prevent Medicare fraud and abuse, which cost  taxpayers an estimated $60 billion annually.  One of the best ways to detect potential abuse or fraud on your…

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BOD Elections Coming Soon!

Within the next few weeks, we’ll share more about who’s eligible and how to share your Intent to Run with our organization, as well as voting details!

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Meet Our Team: A Series in February (Robin)

Today we’re featuring Robin Williams. Robin is a regional Ombudsman, and has worked for Young at Heart Resources for the last nine years. As an Ombudsman, she advocates for those who live in long-term care, by promoting resident rights and culture change in hopes of making life the best it can be. “Being an Ombudsman…

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Meet Our Team: A Series in February (Hansi)

Today’s post features Hansi Trites. Hansi has been with Young at Heart Resources for about 6 years. She’s one of our care coordinators, which means she determines if clients are eligible for our various in-home programs and/or state assistance, and then facilitates connection to those services. Her favorite part of her job is hearing about…

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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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