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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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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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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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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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