Missouri Veterans Commission to Host Free Legal Clinic for Drafting Wills and Powers of Attorney

News Release — Missouri Veterans CommissionFor Immediate Release: August 1, 2022Aimee Packard, Communications Director | 573-522-4228 ST. JOSEPH – The Missouri Veterans Commission (MVC), in conjunction with St. Joseph attorneys Emily Bauman, Jennifer McKinley and John Spencer, will be providing free legal assistance with  wills and powers of attorney for local Veterans and their spouses. The…

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Play and Escape Medical Fraud

Who wants to play a game? The Missouri Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) has designed a virtual escape room that offers a fun way to learn about potential Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse situations, plus how to avoid them. Just visit the SMP website, linked below, to hear some instructions and get started on your…

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August Medicare Fraud Prevention Fact | Are You Vaccinated?

August is Immunization Month: Do you have your shots? August is National Immunization Awareness Month. The Missouri Senior Medicare Patrol wants to remind you that vaccines can help older adults. The Centers for Disease Control recommends that adults 60 and older get the Covid-19 vaccine and at least two boosters. The seasonal flu vaccine usually…

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My Dietary Supplement and Medicine Guide

From our friends at MyPlate.gov. Eating habits change throughout the life span. Simple changes can help you enjoy the foods and beverages you eat and drink to meet nutrient needs, help maintain a healthy body weight, and reduce the risk of chronic disease. Try adding seafood, dairy or fortified soy alternatives, along with beans, peas…

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Medicare Fraud Prevention Fact | July

Medicare beneficiaries may receive legitimate survey requests The Missouri Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) often alerts consumers about scammers who pretend to be with Medicare. This month, we want to tell you about a legitimate study being conducted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS is conducting an ongoing study called the Medicare…

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In Need of Pension Counseling?

Info 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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Heat and Humidity Can Be a Dangerous Combination

In 2021, 18 Missourians died due to heat-related illnesses (JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) urges Missourians of all ages to take precautions as heat and humidity rise to dangerous levels. Heat-related illnesses often affect the very young, the elderly and the chronically ill, but summer temperatures can also take…

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Medicare Fraud Prevention Fact | June

The first-ever Medicare Fraud Prevention Week is June 5 through June 11. It kicks off on 6-5 because most people qualify for Medicare on their 65th birthday. This event also coincides with the 25th anniversary of the SMP programs nationwide. To commemorate the week, the Missouri SMP wants to share some of the most common…

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2022 Board of Director Elections | Results

We want to thank all candidates for their interest in joining the Young at Heart Resources Board of Directors, and wish to recognize their desire to serve the older adults of Northwest Missouri across all needs and services. The May 3rd election results, as certified by the Gentry County Clerk and accepted by our sitting…

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Medicare Fraud Prevention Fact | May

The Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) of Missouri Fraud Fact for May focuses on the importance of keeping accurate medical records. One of the most important habits to keep your Medicare account safe from fraud is to keep track of your medical visits and procedures. Doing so also helps your visits go more smoothly. To help…

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