Wheel of Benefits coming to a senior center near you

Care Connection for Aging Services will emphasize the benefits available to help seniors stretch their household budgets during a series of short programs at senior centers in May. Benefits Counselor Penny Humphrey will explain Care Connection’s Benefits Enrollment Center, which offers seniors screenings and enrollment assistance in many money-savings programs. “The state and federal governments offer many programs to help seniors pay for health care, medications, utilities, food, energy and even phones,” Humphrey said. “However, many people don’t even know Read More

Free caregiver sessions offered

The Caregiver Teleconnection provides free telephone learning sessions to family caregivers. This method makes sense to many people who find their time at a premium as they juggle caregiver responsibilities with everything else that life brings. We are happy to provide you with May’s schedule. Here is a link to the calendar.

Golf Tournament in Warrensburg

The Warrensburg Senior Center will sponsor the fifth annual Teeing Off for Our Seniors two-person scramble golf tournament on Friday, May 12. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and registration starts at 9. The tournament will be played at the Mules National Golf Club in Pertle Springs, Warrensburg. The tournament is seeking sponsorships from $25 for a golf cart sponsorship to $2,500 for a title. There is a $150 entry fee for each two-person team, and that includes lunch, cart, greens Read More

Spring Fling Fundraiser in Osceola

The Rivers Crossing Life Center will have a Spring Fling Fundraiser with silent and live auctions, as well as a barbecue sandwich dinner, at 5 p.m. May 6. All proceeds benefit the Rivers Crossing Life Center Home Delivered Meal Program. Live auction items include tickets or trips to Disney World, Downstream Casino, St. Louis, and Sights and Sounds Theater in Branson, as well as an oak cabinet, artwork, a gift basket and pies. The silent auction includes kids items, Precious Read More

Friday Night Dance in Higginsville

You are invited to a Friday night dance at the Higginsville Senior Center on May 5. Doors open at 6 p.m. Band starts at 7. The Misfits band will play. Admission is $5. Bring a covered dish if you like. For information, call 660-584-7040.

Missouri legislature considering funding for senior services

Care Connection is watching the Missouri General Assembly as the House Committee on Insurance Policy considers HB 540, the Senior Services Growth and Development Program. The committee is scheduled to vote on the bill on Tuesday, April 25, either at noon or upon morning adjournment, whichever is later. House Bill 540 is the companion bill to SB 192. Both bills would create a new stream of funding for services for Missouri’s seniors. Click here for information about the Senior Growth Read More

Kickin’ Chicken Dinner in Butler

The Butler Senior Center will sponsor a kickin’ chicken dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 24, at the center at 611 W. Mill. The menu will be fried chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes, desserts, coffee and tea. The cost is $10. Proceeds benefit the center programming. For information, call the center at 660-679-5830.

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Mexican dinner set for Friday in Osceola

The Rivers Crossing Life Center will have a Mexican dinner to benefit its home-delivered meal program on Friday, April 7. The meal will include one beef enchilada, one bean and cheese burrito, Mexican charro beans, Spanish rice, tortilla chips and salsa, drink and dessert. Donations will be accepted. Serving will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 7 at the senior center, 5415 Business Highway 13 NE. Hope to see you there!

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