“Are You Smarter than a Scam Artist?” Presentation in Warsaw

This interactive presentation by the Missouri SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) will test your knowledge of the ever-changing tactics of scam artists. There is an emphasis on Medicare fraud and abuse in this presentation.

January Caregiver Teleconnection lineup

Here is a revised schedule for the January Teleconnection lineup.

Linda Tramontin is new coordinator in Chariton County

Center Coordinator Linda Tramontin took the reins in Salisbury and Brunswick on Oct. 29 and has already seen progress. Since she arrived, Linda has been working to rebuild the number of participants in Salisbury. When she began, five people had lunch in the senior center dining room; by Nov. 20, that number had jumped to 19. Before she took the Care Connection job, Linda’s most recent endeavor was working for a New York City ministry with people who came from Read More

Care Connection News has updates on programs, tips for living well

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Joy Guymon new care manager in Pettis County

Joy Guymon, of Sedalia, became the new Pettis County Care Manager on Nov. 5. She replaced Shery Fogle, who now splits her time as Lifestyles Specialist and Parkview Gardens Apartments Care Manager in Warrensburg. Joy, who has a bachelor’s of social work from University of Central Missouri, began in the field more than 15 years ago. She worked at WILS and the Center for Human Services. In addition, she works on an as-needed basis for Citizens Against Spousal Abuse in Read More

Pearl Weaver of Warrensburg named Caregiver of Month

Pearl Weaver, of Warrensburg, mother of Care Manager Shery Fogle, has received state recognition as Caregiver of the Month for November. Shery nominated Pearl because of her dedication to caring for her husband of 57 years, Gary (Shery’s father.) The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services recognizes one caregiver a month and from those nominees, will name a caregiver of the year. Retirees Gary and Pearl have worked as campground hosts for the past 10 years from April through Read More

Here are December’s offerings from the Caregiver Teleconnection

Click here to see the offerings from our friends at the Caregiver Teleconnection. The first one, on December 3, will address the special challenges of caregiving during the holidays.

Pie Baking Classes in Osceola

Each class costs $8. April 8—All Things Pie Dough April 22—All American Apple Pie May 13—Cherry Pie with Amaretto May 20—Coconut Meringue Pie June 10—Lemon Pie

Be wary of end-of-year charitable appeals

As we head toward the end of the year, the Missouri SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) wants to offer some tips on avoiding scams when you make charitable donations. These tips are from the Federal Trade Commission: If you are considering giving to a specific charity, do an online search with the name of the charity and the words “complaint,” “review,” “rating,” or “scam.” Don’t make any donations in cash or gift card, or by wiring money. Pay using a credit Read More

This recipe will work well when you are DONE with turkey for now

Care Connection Nutrition Eric Messer found this recipe from the American Heart Association for spaghetti sauce that is very similar to what he makes at home. This is paired with spaghetti squash for a heart healthy, satisfying winter dish. He says you can use a low sodium spaghetti/pasta sauce in place of making your own, Spaghetti squash, like many other winter squash, are good sources of vitamins A, B1, C, folic acid, potassium and dietary fiber. Spaghetti Squash with Homemade Read More