Sep 27

Care Connection celebrating 45th anniversary next week

Date: September 27, 2018 | Category: News

Care Connection for Aging Services will celebrate the agency’s 45th anniversary with five days of festivities beginning Oct. 1.
Care Connection, a non-profit area agency on aging serving people 60 and older, was founded on Oct. 1, 1973, under the federal Older Americans Act.
The agency operates 23 locations in 22 communities within 13 West Central Missouri counties.
All of our senior centers will be celebrating with special meals, community service, games, 1970s parties, Bingo and the like. The events are part of celebrating the agency that throughout its 13-county area, prepares more than 550,000 meals for more than 11,000 individuals annually. Other services include education, transportation, tax help, care management, information, assistance in the home, Medicare counseling, telephone reassurance, legal services, the Missouri SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol), long-term ombudsman program, and advocacy to people 60 and older and their caregivers.
“As we celebrate our 45th anniversary, we continue to expand operations to serve an increasing aging population – with an eye toward consumer-driven services,” said Care Connection Executive Director Diana Hoemann. “We are evolving to meet the needs of older adults, who are remaining in the workplace longer and living more active retirement lifestyles than ever. At the same time, we remain committed to serving the homebound adults with meals and other services to help them live independently.”
Seniors can get access to these services through their local senior center. Hot lunches are served daily at the center and delivered to qualified homebound older adults. Call your local center to learn details of the anniversary week celebration or visit goaging.org for more information.
Care Connection has a vision that the people it serves will live with maximum independence, respect and dignity. Its mission is to provide resources and services that empower people to create healthy aging experiences.