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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Meet Our Team: A Series in February

This month we’ll be featuring a series of Young at Heart Resources staff bios! We’ll introduce you to each team member, and tell you a little bit about them as we work through February. We’ll be sharing one per business day, starting tomorrow, so be sure to watch this webpage!

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The Gravity of Ombudsman Advocacy: Case Studies

Whether you’ve engaged with one of our Ombudsmen about your own rights, or on behalf of a loved one, or have interest in volunteering with our Ombudsman program, spend some time with the article linked below. Not only does it explain well what roles an Ombudsman plays, it offers a handful of case studies so…

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Seeking Volunteer Drivers

If you like to drive and enjoy the company of others, contact us about a volunteer opportunity that may be right for you.

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January 2021 Medicare Fraud Prevention Fact

Written by Missouri SMP The Missouri Senior Medicare Patrol wants older adults and their caregivers to be on the lookout for potential COVID-19 vaccine fraud and scams.  Here are some tips to protect yourself from potential vaccine fraud:  •You likely will not need to pay anything out of pocket to get the vaccine during this public…

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Show Me Strong Virtual Job Fair – December 22

Attention job seekers: Mark your calendar! Healthcare organizations across Missouri have immediate openings for caring and compassionate team members. Opportunities for advancement are available within the healthcare community and positions needed include: · Licensed Practical Nurses · Certified Nurse Assistants · Medical Technicians · Laboratory Technicians · In-Home Caregivers · Food Service Workers · Janitorial…

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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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December 2020 Medicare Fraud Prevention Fact

Written by Missouri SMP As the COVID-19 pandemic grows, so do the scams associated with it. Because older people  are at greater risk for serious illness from COVID-19, the Missouri SMP warns that they also are prime targets of potential fraud.  As of the beginning of December, there was no FDA-approved vaccine for COVID-19. The  first…

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