Apr 24

Wheel of Benefits coming to a senior center near you

Date: April 24, 2017 | Category: News

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 these options exist. That’s why we are reaching out to people in our area to make the programs known and to help with applications.”
Humphrey’s presentation includes a brief summary of the benefits and an opportunity for people to test their knowledge by spinning a wheel and answering questions for prizes.
“We want to make the whole process fun for everyone, too,” Humphrey said.
Here are the dates and times Humphrey will present the program:
–1 p.m. May 5 at the Sedalia Senior Center,
–10:30 a.m. May 10 at the Clinton Senior Center at 970 E. Sedalia in Clinton.
–10:30 a.m. May 11 at the Margaret Gray Center 811 C S. Business Highway 13 in Lexington.
–10:30 a.m. May 17 at the El Dorado Springs Senior Center at 604 S. Forest in El Dorado Springs.
–10:45 a.m. May 18 at the Concordia Senior Center at 710 Main in Concordia.
–11 a.m. May 22 at the Cole Camp Senior Center at 207 W. Junge in Cole Camp.
–10:45 a.m. May 25 at the Odessa Senior Center at 217 S. Second in Odessa.

Care Connection for Aging Services is an area agency on aging serving 13 counties in West Central Missouri. Other services available to seniors through the centers include health screenings, wellness and prevention programs, care management, Medicare counseling, fraud prevention and long-term care advocacy. The mission is to provide resources and services that empower people to create healthy aging experiences. For more information, call 1-800-748-7826.