Care Connection for Aging Services and the National Council on Aging are teaming up to offer free assistance to people 55 and older who might qualify for extra benefits.
The help will be offered at a Benefits CheckUp event from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Clinton Senior Center, 970 E. Sedalia, Clinton.
The Benefits Checkup is a free, personalized service. Many senior adults need help paying for prescriptions, health care, utilities, and other basic needs. More than 2,000 federal, state and private benefits programs are available, but many people don’t know these programs exist.
At the Sept. 10 event, Care Connection’s Care Manager Roy Qualls and Options Counselor Samantha Schnell will give one-on-one guidance to help identify benefits that could save money and cover the costs of everyday expenses.
After answering the questions, participants will get a report created just for them that describes the programs. They then can apply for many of the programs online or can print an application form.
Here are the types of services people may get help with or information about: medications, food, utilities, legal, health care, housing, in-home services, taxes, transportation and employment training.
The event is free and open to the public. People may call Roy Qualls at 660-885-3482 to ensure an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome.
Care Connection for Aging Services is a non-profit area agency on aging that serves 13 counties, including Henry. The agency provides resources and services that empower people to create healthy aging experiences.Click here to find out more about Clinton Senior Center