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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by Jackie Dover          On Thursday March 17 seniors from the area gathered at the Cape Girardeau Conservation and Nature Center for Scamboree 2017. This event provided seniors information on current scams in the area and ways to protect themselves and report any potential scams. Detective Orrin Hawkins with the Cape Girardeau Police Department spoke on how his department investigates identity theft and ways to protect yourself. Learning the process... 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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     As a caregiver for an elderly or disabled loved one, you probably have questions. Aging Matters is holding a series of Courageous Caregiver Classes to help answer questions and offer skills to meet the needs of your loved one. April 6, 2017   | Planning Ahead - Legal Issues | Breeze, Elpers, & Nguyen, Attorneys at Law April 13, 2017 | Computer Savvy Caregiver | Valley High School Honor Society Students April 20, 2017 | Resource Roundup | Li... 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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Have you received phone calls from unknown callers wanting to sell you something; or they want to verify personal information; or maybe it's a phone call from a family member saying they're in jail and need bail money. Everyone is a target of scammers. As a senior, learn ways to protect yourself. Attend the SCAMBOREE 2017 held on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Center from 9 to 11:30 am. Please call for reservations:  573-335-3331 or 800-392-8771. For more in... Read More
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       Aging Matters held its 13th Annual Star Awards Banquet on December 13, 2016 at the Isle in Cape Girardeau. This year's banquet was sponsored by AT&T. Kathy Sweeney, KFVS12 News Journalist and Evening Anchor, presented the speaker and awards. Novella Perrin, retired Assistant Provost for Research and Dean of the Graduate School, University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, was speaker.        Each year the program directors... 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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