New York Times column points out problems of social isolation

Care Connection has joined an effort to combat social isolation. Here is a story from the New York Times that emphasizes the problem of social isolation.

Seniors can have fun at free event at Higginsville

HIGGINSVILLE – Care Connection for Aging Services invites all seniors to Higginsville Senior Center on Jan. 26 for a free “Seniors Fit & Fun” event. The event will be from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the senior center, 21st and Walnut. In addition to hands-on games and prizes, Care Connection, an area agency on aging, will provide people with practical information about how to prevent diseases, eat right and get moving during the new year. The events will take Read More

Care Connection to offer free Health Insurance Marketplace enrollment help

WARRENSBURG – Care Connection for Aging Services will offer a free event to help people enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace from 3 to 6 p.m. Jan. 9 at the University of Central Missouri. The agency will have trained navigators who will guide people through the choices of health insurance during the enrollment event from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Library computer lab. The event is for people of all ages who need to enroll themselves or their Read More

January 2017 Senior Medicare Patrol Fraud Prevention Fact

Happy New Year from the Missouri SMP! If you are like many folks, you have made some resolutions to take better care of yourself in this new year. Now more than ever, Medicare insurance can help you keep that promise. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, millions of people with Medicare have taken advantage of expanded benefits. These include preventive services, cancer screenings, and yearly wellness visits. Many of these are available without additional costs to you. Read More