Free seminar set for Chariton County on Dec. 7

Date: November 30, 2016 | Category: News

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 wants members of the community such as health and safety professionals to join Care Connection staff members in one place to give seniors a good idea of just how much they have available to them. Admission will be free.
Participants will include Care Connection Care Manager Robyn Kistler, Director of Special Projects Rona McNally and Nutritionist Eric Messer – who will describe the various services offered through the Salisbury and Brunswick senior centers.
Also on hand will be Salisbury Mayor Steve Kacvinsky and Chief of Police James Cole. Donald Cravens of the ambulance district and Chris Sturm of the fire department will give seniors a primer on safety. Other speakers include Katie Boeger of Home Town Health, Jean Spencer of Rural Advocate Independent Living and Kaleen Summerville, of Summerville Funeral Home.
Chariton County Commissioner Tony McCollum will address the senior tax process, and Donna Pinney, a caseworker with Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services will talk about senior abuse and neglect.
The event will include door prizes and refreshments. The sponsors are Fehling Small Engine, Merchants and Farmers Bank of Salisbury, Salisbury Family Health Clinic, Dr. Melissa Bosch of the Salisbury Chiropractic Clinic, and Summerville Funeral Home.
The Salisbury and Brunswick senior centers offer a variety of services, including in-home services, Medicare and Medicaid counseling, family caregiver information, options counseling, and benefits enrollment. Other offerings include Medicare fraud prevention and long-term nursing care advocacy. The centers serve a hot lunch in their dining rooms weekdays and deliver meals to qualified homebound recipients. Lunches are provided to people 60 and older regardless of ability to pay. People younger than 60 may dine for the cost of the meal. The Salisbury Senior Center offers biweekly exercise sessions and a creative writing class, as well as card games, bingo and volunteer opportunities. To find out more, visit this section of the website.