Scammers posing as Social Security in phone calls

If you get a call from someone claiming to represent the Social Security Administration and issuing threats to you, it’s a scam. Individuals are posing as the Social Security Administration (SSA). The callers are using threatening language to warn victims that they will be arrested or face other legal action if they fail to follow directions. The victims are told to call a provided phone number or press the number indicated in the message to address the issue. In some Read More

These reminders can keep you warm and cozy in your home and outdoors.

Winter is setting in for sure, but you can stay warm and cozy in your home and also stay safe when you bundle up for the outdoors. The National Institute on Aging has these reminders for you: •Set your heat to at least 68 to 70 degrees. Close off rooms you are not using. Close the vents and shut the doors in these rooms, and keep the basement door closed. Place a rolled towel in front of all doors to Read More

Registration open for Matter of Balance Class in Wheatland

Seniors will be able to add a little balance to their lives and diminish their fear of falling during a four-week course in Wheatland. Care Connection for Aging Services will offer an eight-session course called “Matter of Balance,” from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Feb. 19 at the McCarty Senior Center, 19482 Highway 54, in Wheatland. To register, call 1-800-748-7826. The course is being offered free to participants. Three in 10 seniors fall each year, Read More

Care Connection seeking volunteers to lead life-changing sessions

Would you like to learn how to take charge of your health? Would you like to lead the charge for others? Our agency is recruiting volunteer leaders to take part in a training in late February and commit to leading Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) classes this spring. The classes have been proven to help older adults live well with chronic health conditions. We are participating in a statewide effort to increase these trainings in Missouri. The goal is to Read More

Government shut-down means changes for Missouri SNAP

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“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

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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