Silver Haired Legislature Election will be May 7   The Silver Haired Legislature (SHL) is a formally elected body of citizens 60 years of age or older that promote conscientious legislative advocacy for Missouri’s older adults.   All members are volunteers who serve without pay.  Currently there are no term limits so a delegate may be re-elected to an unlimited number of terms.  The elected delegates meet several times at Aging Matters in Cape Girardeau and par... Read More
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Aging Matters is hosting a free Medicare Boot Camp on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at the Poplar Bluff Municipal Library at 4:30 p.m.  Registration is required: On line: http://www.agingmatters2u.com/BootCamp.aspx By phone: 573-335-3331 or 800-392-8771, Ext. 3 For more details, click on the flyer below: Boot Camp Flyer Poplar Bluff 2019... Read More
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The Kennett OAKS Senior Center is the recipient of the building previously occupied by the Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) in Kennett. The building, located at 100 East Harrison, was donated by VNA when they moved to a larger facility in Kennett.  Currently located in the Kennett Housing Authority, the senior center has outgrown the space and is limited to what activities and services can be provided to area senior citizens. To meet the continually growing needs of the senior center... Read More
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  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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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 Social Security Administration has a quick and easy way to access certain Social Security online services. Create your own personal Social Security account to:    Get your Social Security Statement; check your earnings record; get benefit estimates; and see the amount of taxes you've paid.    If you get benefits, you can also get your benefit verification letter; check your information, benefits, and earnings record; change your address and phone number; and start or ... Read More
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The Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) has produced an informational video clip on the change of Medicare numbers. You can view the video on YouTube https://youtu.be/wdATtXCZwzQ and also on the SMP website www.missourismp.org/media/video/.... Read More
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Aging Matters is happy to announce that we have moved to our new location in Cape Girardeau. Our new office is at 1078 Wolverine, Suite J.  We can be easily found off Interstate 55 at exit 95 and Highway 74/Shawnee Parkway, south of Menard's. This new location allows easy access for our clients and visitors, including adequate parking.  Everything else about our agency will remain the same, including our office hours of 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. We are excited... Read More
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