Windsor Senior Center Bake Sale

The Windsor Senior Center will have bake sale and fundraiser beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at 201 S. Main St. Come join us at the senior center for cupcakes, cotton candy and hot dogs while you enjoy the Easter Parade and festivities. All proceeds will benefit the home-delivered meal program and center services.

Care Connection joins Healthcare Decisions Day to provide practical information

Care Connection care managers have planned events in April at the agency’s senior centers to provide practical information and tools for advance care planning. The events are part of Care Connection’s participation in National Healthcare Decision Day, which is April 16. Seniors will have an opportunity to complete a “Five Wishes” advance healthcare directive that would be a legal document once it’s signed and notarized. Care Managers also will have available “I Put My House in Order,” a fill-in-the-blank booklet Read More

Seniors alerted to potential cuts, petition to Legislature

Care Connection for Aging Services is joining the Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging to alert folks that thousands of older Missourians are facing cuts in services under the proposed state budget. The proposed Missouri House Budget would eliminate the Circuit Breaker Property Tax Credit for seniors and people with disabilities who rent, impacting 100,706 people. The House Budget also eliminates MORx for seniors who are on Medicare only, impacting 60,000 seniors. Diana Hoemann, Executive Director of Care Connection, Read More

Missouri seniors who rent homes could lose tax rebate

The Missouri House of Representatives is considering a bill that would eliminate the Circuit Breaker Property Tax Credit rebate for seniors who rent their homes. Such a move would cost seniors a lot of money. Click here to see what effects a pending Missouri House Bill will have on seniors who rent their homes.

Missouri SMP seminar provides tips to fight fraud

Among the rip-offs facing seniors are the IRS scam and the grandparents scam, Henry County Sheriff Kent Oberkrom told a group at the Clinton Senior Center. Both of these scams involve imposters phoning unsuspecting consumers and trying to get money or personal information. More than 40 seniors gathered at the Clinton Senior Center Friday to arm themselves against scammers and fraudsters at a “Scamboree” sponsored by the Missouri SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol). In the IRS scam, fraudsters call a taxpayer Read More

Free Tai Chi classes offered at Higginsville Senior Center

The Higginsville Senior Center will offer free Tai Chi for Health classes beginning at 5 p.m. Monday, April 3. Barbara Swigart, who recently completed a very intense two-day instructor training, will be leading the classes. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese meditation exercise that features slow and precise movements. The exercises can improve balance and mobility, increase strength and flexibility, decrease pain, and prevent falls. The classes are open to the public. More information is available from Julia Hawkins at Read More

April’s Teleconnection information for caregivers

Click here to view and download the schedule for Family Caregiver teleconnection events in April

Care Connection offers presentations to the public

Connection for Aging Services has a group of speakers who can present a variety of programs for professionals, churches and civic groups. The area agency on aging has presentations on aging, nutrition, lifestyle issues, Medicare and fraud prevention. Care Connection speakers will attend events and will address any group as a free service. Examples of programs include Are You Smarter than a Scam Artist?, You are Not Alone: Family Caregiver, Cooking for One or Two, and Medicare 101. The sessions Read More

Sedalia Senior Center spud and Salad Sale

The Sedalia Senior Center will have a spud and salad sale May 24. The order deadline is May 19. A potato, roll and dessert cost $7.50. A salad, roll and dessert cost $7.50. A salad, potato, roll and dessert cost $10. The potatoes may be topped with cheese, sour cream, ham, taco meat, bacon, broccoli, butter, salsa, olives and onions. Call the center at 1-800-826-0713 to place an order.

Craft Show in Sedalia

The Sedalia Senior Center will have a craft show with hand-made craft items from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 13 at the center. There will be 28 booths of crafted items. Concessions will include biscuits and gravy, nachos, chili dogs, sub sandwiches, chips, cakes and drinks. Funds raised will be use dot support the Senior Center Home-Delivered Meal Program for Pettis County.