Delegates to the Silver Haired Legislature choose their priorities for 2019 by Barb Ittner, SHL President The 45th Annual Conference of the Silver Haired Legislature took place at the State Capitol in Jefferson City on October 16, 17, and 18.  The 103 delegates in attendance chose their Top Five Priorities and formulated plans to advocate for senior issues during the coming legislative session.    After spirited debates in the Legislative chambers, the delegates ... Read More
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      The Missouri SMP Care Connection for Aging Services 106 Young Street, P.O. Box 1078 Warrensburg, MO 64093 www.missourismp.org        An official survey of Medicare beneficiaries is under way, and the Missouri SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) is offering some pointers to folks who may receive visits. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with NORC at the University of Chicago to conduct a national study to provide info... Read More
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Aging Matters Celebrates Selection as Schnucks – Bags 4 My Cause program Beneficiary   Cape Girardeau, MO – Aging Matters, a not-for-profit committed to providing services for seniors, age 60 and older, has been selected as a beneficiary of the Schnucks - Bags 4 My Cause program for the month of July.   The Schnucks – Bags 4 My Cause program launched in May 2017 and is designed to support local not-for-profits through the sale of the reusable Giving bag. ... Read More
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Dear Veteran Supporter:   The Piedmont Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Freedom's Never Free Traveling WWII Memorial.  This WWII Memorial will assist in honoring all veterans and their families during this Wayne County Bicentennial year.  The Memorial will be displayed July 4–7, 2018 on the Greenway.   The Freedom's Never Free Memorial is the only Traveling WWII Memorial available in the United States.  The Memorial is a scaled-down replica of the ... Read More
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   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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