Social Security issues phone fraud alert

Social Security Inspector General Patrick P. O’Carroll is warning citizens to be aware of phone calls from unknown people who claim to have information about a citizen’s application for disability benefits and offer assistance with the citizen’s claim. The Office of the Inspector General received a report from a Maryland citizen who recently received several of these phone calls, even though the citizen had not applied for disability benefits. The callers appear to be “phishing” for personal information—such as Social Read More

FBI warning about Internal Revenue Service scam

Please read this important information from the FBI. It will help keep you safe from the latest spoofing scams SCAMMERS SPOOFING FBI PHONE NUMBERS TO FOOL VICTIMS 3.18.16

Missouri SMP to present ‘Scam Artist’ game in Butler

Butler — The Missouri Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) will present “Are You Smarter Than a Scam Artist?” to highlight Fraud Prevention Month. The fun, interactive game will be presented at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 25, at the Butler Senior Center, 611 W. Mill St., in But-ler. The presentation explores some of the most common scams that fraudsters are likely to perpetrate. The Missouri SMP is highlighting March as International Fraud Prevention Month. The SMP program, also known as Senior Medicare Read More

Medicare 101 coming to Butler

Are you or someone you know getting ready to enroll in Medicare? Do you have questions about benefits? If so, we have the answers. Care Connection for Aging Services will conduct a “Medicare 101” presentation at 5:30 p.m. March 21 at the Butler Senior Center at 611 Mill St. The 30-minute session is designed for people who are new to Medicare. People will learn about the benefits, premiums, deductibles and copayments, as well as the differences in Parts A, B, Read More

Rivers Crossing Life Center to celebrate ribbon cutting

OSCEOLA – Care Connection Rivers Crossing Life Center will welcome guests at a ribbon cutting and open house at 2 p.m. this Friday. The Osceola Community Chamber of Commerce will provide refreshments, and center staff will provide tours of the new building, which opened Feb. 1. “The people are really enjoying the building,” said Care Connection for Aging Services Regional Services Director Chris McCune, who is headquartered at the new building. The center, which had relied on the senior center Read More

Care Connection to present Medicare workshop in Salisbury

Are you or someone you know getting ready to enroll in Medicare? Do you have questions about benefits? If so, we have the answers. Care Connection for Aging Services will conduct a “Medicare 101” presentation at 5:30 p.m. March 9 at the Salisbury Senior Center at 304 Broadway in Salisbury. The 30-minute session is designed for people who are new to Medicare. People will learn about the benefits, premiums, deductibles and copayments, as well as the differences in Parts A, Read More

Odessa Senior Center volunteer receives state honor

Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder presented the award March 1. Crowl, a Navy veteran who served in the South Pacific during World War II, has never stopped serving his community, said the Odessa Senior Center Coordinator Brian Henning, who nominated Crowl for the Veterans Service Award. “Leonard is a very giving person and has spent his life doing good for others,” Henning said. Henning said Crowl serves the senior center in many ways: on the board, as auditor, fundraising and Read More

Missouri SMP highlights Fraud Prevention Month with presentation

  RICH HILL — The Missouri Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) will present “Are You Smarter Than a Scam Artist?” to highlight Fraud Prevention Month.  The fun, interactive game will be presented at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 11, at the Kern Senior Center, 613 Park Avenue, in Rich Hill. The presentation explores some of the most common scams that fraudsters are likely to perpetrate. The Missouri SMP is highlighting March as International Fraud Prevention Month. The SMP program, also known as Read More

Care Connection to present Medicare workshop in Carrollton

Are you or someone you know getting ready to enroll in Medicare? Do you have questions about benefits? If so, we have the answers. Care Connection for Aging Services will conduct a “Medicare 101” presentation at 5:30 p.m. March 8 at the Carrollton County Senior Center at 200 Lifecare Lane in Carrollton. The 30-minute session is designed for people who are new to Medicare. People will learn about the benefits, premiums, deductibles and copayments, as well as the differences in Read More