Free seminar set for Chariton County on Dec. 7

The Chariton County senior centers are presenting a Senior Seminar Dec. 7 to showcase services for older adults available in the community and in the agency. “The purpose of the seminar is to inform the Chariton County community what services are available to individuals 60 and older,” said Judy Fehling, who represents Chariton County on the Care Connection Executive Board. “If you are a senior or you have a loved one approaching this age, this seminar is for you.” Fehling Read More

Care Connection supports national campaign to combat isolation & loneliness in older adults

WARRENSBURG, MO – Care Connection for Aging Services has announced its support of a national campaign to prevent social isolation and loneliness of seniors. The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), in collaboration with the AARP Foundation, launched the campaign to raise awareness of the growing problem of isolation and loneliness in older Americans. An estimated one in five people older than 50 are affected by isolation, which is associated with higher rates of chronic disease, depression, dementia Read More

Thanksgiving Dinner at Higginsville Senior Center

The Higginsville Senior Center will host Thanksgiving Dinner at the Center on Thursday, Nov. 24, form 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is a donation. Reservations are appreciated but not necessary.

Here are hours for Medicare Part D enrollment help in Cedar, St. Clair counties

Care Connection announces hours for Medicare Part D enrollment help Care Connection for Aging Services Care Manager Melanie Shinn will provide one-on-one Medicare Part D prescription and Advantage plan enrollment help in Cedar and St. Clair counties. Shinn will offer free Part D comparisons and answer questions during enrollment counseling sessions through Dec. 7. Shinn will be available from 9 a.m. to noon at these places: • El Dorado Springs Senior Center, 604 S. Forest, Nov. 28 and Dec. 5. Read More

Senior centers offer special menu to observe American Diabetes Month

  Care Connection for Aging Services’ 22 senior centers will feature a special menu on Nov. 8 in observation of American Diabetes Month. The menu, which will be served in all centers and to home-delivered meal recipients, includes apricot glazed pork loin, herb roasted chicken, yams, broccoli, peas and pearl onions, wheat bread, and peach almond crisp. Care Connection Nutritionist Eric Messer came up with the menu to demonstrate that diabetics can eat a healthy meal without sacrificing taste. “I Read More

Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Event set for Nov. 7

WARRENSBURG – Care Connection for Aging Services will offer a free event to help people enroll or update existing coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace on Nov. 7 at the University of Central Missouri. The agency will have trained navigators who will guide people through the choices of health insurance during the event from 3 to 6 p.m. at the university. The event is for people of all ages who need to enroll themselves or their families in the Health Read More

Caregiver Teleconnection opportunities for November

Click on this link to get the schedule for the Caregiving Teleconference

November 2016 Missouri SMP Fraud Prevention Fact

Click here to see November’s Fraud Prevention Fact brought to you by the Missouri Senior Medicare Patrol