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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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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