The Retired Senior Volunteer Program and the Volunteer Intergenerational Center Annual Recognition Banquet was Held April 17 at the Eagles Aerie #3775 in Cape Girardeau. Approximately 200 volunteers attended. This year, the event opened with a special tribute to Tina Nations, Program Director, who passed away in February. Special words of appreciation and praise for an outstanding job were expressed by Faune Riggin, Program and News Director for KZIM and KSIM Radio Stations; Lana Jo... Read More
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The 2018 AARP Tax Assistance Sites are: Advance General Baptist Church | on Mondays, 1:30 pm - 4 pm | February 5 - March 19 Benton Riverside Library | on Mondays, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm | February 5 - March 19 Cape Public Library | on Wednesdays, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm | January 31 - April 11 Cape Public Library | on Thursdays, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm | February 1 - April 12 Cape Senior Center | on Tuesdays, 6 pm - 8:30 pm | February 6 - April 10 Chaffee Senior Center | on Tuesdays, 9 am - 12 pm | Februa... Read More
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Attention Caregivers...The 3rd Annual Family Caregivers Conference in Ste. Genevieve is scheduled for Saturday, March 10th, 2018. This year's conference will be held at the Ste. Genevieve Community Center at 2139 Highway 32, from 8:30 am to noon. Please RSVP by calling Aging Matters at 573-335-3331 or 1800-392-8771. For more details:  flyer... Read More
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                The RSVP/VIC (Retired Senior Volunteer Program/Volunteer Intergenerational Center) of Cape Girardeau and Scott Counties held its Annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet on April 25, 2017 at the Eagles Aeries #3375 in Cape Girardeau.  There were 160 in attendance this year. The a cappella group, Blend, provided entertainment which included music from the 50’s and 60’s, a few Elvis Presley... Read More
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State budget cuts threaten senior services CATHERINE EDWARDS Columbia Daily Tribune March 14, 2017 Long-established programs that directly support Missouri seniors who are most in need are being debated in both Missouri House and Senate budget committees. Targeted programs include a reduction in MORx prescription drug benefits for low-income seniors, significant changes in the level of care criteria to receive Medicaid and, most recently, the elimination of property tax credits that enable s... Read More
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When spring hits, whether it’s “official” or feels like spring, many of us are eager to get out of the office and into the fresh air. However, too much rain or thawing snow after a long winter from mountains can bring severe flooding. Floods are the most common and costly natural disaster in the United States. Here are some things to keep in mind as the spring flood season draws near. Never drive or walk through flooded streets. It only takes six inches of movin... Read More
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      The RSVP/VIC program held their 3rd Annual Horseshoes for 'everyday' heroes on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at the Al Friga farm south of Chaffee. A beautiful fall afternoon it turned out to be. This unusual twist on horseshoes adds to the fun. The players used wooden horseshoes to test their skills at 18 pits, everyone different. As seen in the picture below, the challenge was to hook your horseshoe on the gigantic bra.     &... Read More
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      The Aging Matters Nutrition Program held their annual Cooks Conference on October 19, 2016 in Cape Girardeau. In attendance were 60 cooks and administrators from 28 senior centers. This year’s conference, ‘Our Cooks Rock,’ provided the annual training and reinforcement of the important role the cooks play in providing nutritious meals for our senior population at the centers and through home delivered meals. Safety and emergency first aid pr... Read More
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     The Aging Matters Advisory Council held its quarterly meeting on Thursday, September 22, 2016 in the Aging Matters conference room. The first order of business was electing new officers. Ann Barnes of Poplar Bluff was elected President; Betty Turner of Poplar Bluff was elected Vice-President; and Gina Matysik of Chaffee was elected Secretary. Staff reports on upcoming activities were presented by the Aging Matters program directors. From l to r: Larry Dunger, Ann... Read More
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