News

Date: July 23, 2021 | Category: News

The high risk of COVID-19 transmission and health advisories have prompted our centers in Warsaw, Cole Camp, Nevada and Butler to temporarily close the dining rooms to the public and cancel all in-person activities, effective Monday, July 26, 2021. Curbside meals still will be available at all the centers.

The centers, operated by Care Connection for Aging Services, had recently reopened for indoor dining and increased recreation and fitness activities; however, the rise in COVID-19 cases forced the changes for the time being.

“We have taken this step to keep our staff members and guests safe as the spread of the COVID-19 variant continues through Missouri,” said Chris McCune, Regional Services Director. “We still offer our curbside meal pickup and would encourage seniors who are able to come by and get their meals from the center in their community.”

To learn more about curbside meals and the qualifications for home delivery, call your local center.

We will continue to offer an array of online recreational and educational activities, plus support groups, through Connect! Online, a “senior center without walls” that is accessible through the Zoom and Facebook platforms. To see the schedules and register for sessions, please visit www.goaging.org.

Care Managers will be available for telephone appointments to answer a variety of questions, provide information and assist in enrollment in Medicare and other programs for older adults. For more information, call the center or 1-800-748-7826.

Date: July 19, 2021 | Category: News

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In this week’s Cabin Fever Cures we have some great laughs and some out of this world trivia!

Date: July 15, 2021 | Category: News

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Connect with your community and learn something new in programs such as

Beginner’s Tai Chi for Arthritis Tuesdays & Thursdays 8 – 9 a.m. beginning August 3rd

Ancient Chinese meditation exercise features slow, precise movements. Improves balance, mobility, strength, and flexibility, decreases pain, and helps prevent falls. After completing this course, participants will be ready to join our weekly Tai Chi sessions at 9 a.m. or 5 p.m.

Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate Friday, July 23rd 11 a.m.

In this program, created by Marlene Stum of the University of Minnesota Extension, we discuss decisions about the transfer of possessions that can occur during one’s lifetime, as well as after one’s death. These discussions are often delicate, and most families tend to avoid them.

Caring for You, Caring for Me Tuesdays & Thursdays 1 – 2:30 p.m. beginning August 3rd

These classes are aimed at family and volunteer caregivers who are providing assistance or support to people with long-term illnesses or disabilities. Based on curriculum from the Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving, the goals for the “Caring for You, Caring for Me” program are to help people gain information; learn coping methods for stress; learn about resources available; and discover ways of working together to reduce some of the frustration and barriers they face in their caregiving.

Date: July 13, 2021 | Category: News

The Butler Senior Center has resumed indoor dining and recreation after more than a year of closure because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The center at 611 W. Mill St. welcomes adults 60 and older to dine indoors without masks, according to Butler Senior Center Coordinator Nancy Rich. It’s open from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The meals are provided for people 60 and older for a suggested contribution of $4.50. Updated menus include some new items such as chicken Margherita, garlic and herb shrimp, and penne primavera as well as traditional favorites such as meatloaf and fried chicken. Call (660) 679-5830 or visit goaging.org to get a current menu.
Transportation is available by calling BaCo Transport by 660-679-6322.
The center still offers curbside pickup of meals for those who are not ready to dine in. To receive a curbside meal, please call the center before 9 a.m. the day of pickup or anytime the day before. The center also delivers meals some 200 meals weekly to homebound older adults. Rich is recruiting volunteers to deliver meals and help in the kitchen and dining room. The center needs volunteer receptionists and drink servers.
Rich said she’s working to provide a friendly, hospitable environment where people are greeted with a smile, and the opportunity to make new friends, to become active and to have good volunteer opportunities.
The full opening followed a soft opening to test safety protocols; the resumption of indoor dining has been well received.
“I am ecstatic because I get to hear seniors being active in the center again. I get to see them, I get to interact with them, and they get to interact with each other in their center,” Rich said. “The atmosphere is very joyous.”

Visit the center’s Facebook page to learn more and RSVP (optional) for an event. 

The center will host daily Rummikub and card games after lunch and bingo at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays. July 16 will feature backyard barbecue-themed bingo at 10:30 a.m. and a trivia game at noon. On July 21, the center will introduce a locally-made “Chasing Away COVID-19” game at 12:30 p.m. Bingo will be “all things Italian” (beginning at 10:30 a.m.) to go along with an Italian meal to be served at 11:30 a.m. on July 22.
Care Manager Artricia Lowry will be available at the center by appointment. Lowry can connect older adults with benefits and answer a variety of questions on topics ranging from Medicare and property tax rebates to housing and family caregiving. To make an appointment, call 417-279-5138.
Center guests will notice fewer tables than before and a request for social distancing when they are getting their meals. While the mandatory use of masks and temperature taking have been halted, visitors, staff and volunteers still will be requested to answer health questions about COVID-19 exposure or symptoms.
Staff and volunteers will be required to wear masks while clients are in the building. Home-delivered meal drivers will be required to wear masks, sanitize hands between clients, and stay socially distanced during the delivery of meals.

Date: July 12, 2021 | Category: News

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In this week’s Cabin Fever Cures we celebrate the anniversary of the Older Americans Act and feature some great pet photos!

Date: July 8, 2021 | Category: News

The Clinton Senior Center has resumed indoor dining after more than a year of closure because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The center at 970 E Sedalia Ave will welcome adults 60 and older to dine indoors without masks beginning Monday, July 12, according to Henry County Services Director Kathy Wilson. It’s open from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The meals are provided for people 60 and older for a suggested contribution of $4.50; the center cannot make change. Updated menus include some new items such chicken Margherita, garlic and herb shrimp, and penne primavera as well as traditional favorites such as meatloaf and fried chicken. Call (660) 885-3482 or visit goaging.org to get a current menu.
Transportation is available by calling the Area Transit Service (ATS) at 660-885-3114.
The center still offers curbside pickup of meals for those who are not ready to dine in. To receive a curbside meal, please call the center by 10 a.m. The center also delivers meals weekly to homebound older adults. Wilson also is recruiting volunteers to deliver meals and help in the kitchen and dining room.
The full opening followed a soft opening beginning July 6 to test safety protocols; the resumption of indoor dining has been well received.
“So far, people have enjoyed being back in to see each other,” Wilson said. “It’s been awesome to see folks in the center and to get to visit with them a little longer than if they pick up a curbside meal. We are catching up on what’s been going on for the past year. “
Wilson said she plans add regularly scheduled events such as exercise classes (which are offered virtually this summer), card games and other recreational activities.
Care Manager Roy Qualls will be available at the center by appointment. Qualls can connect older adults with benefits and answer a variety of questions on topics ranging from Medicare and property tax rebates to housing and family caregiving. To make an appointment, call (660) 885-3482.
Center guests will notice fewer tables than before and a request for social distancing when they are getting their meals. While the mandatory use of masks and temperature taking have been halted, visitors, staff and volunteers still will be requested to answer health questions about COVID-19 exposure or symptoms.
Staff and volunteers will be required to wear masks while clients are in the building. Home-delivered meal drivers will be required to wear masks, sanitize hands between clients, and stay socially distanced during the delivery of meals.

Events

Event Date: September 1, 2020 Event Time: 9 a.m. Event Location: Zoom class online

Ancient Chinese meditation exercise features slow, precise movements. Improves balance, mobility, strength and flexibility, decreases pain and helps prevent falls. Virtual Tai Chi via Zoom Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Contact Stacey or Shery at 1-800-748-7826 or fill out the form below to register. Registration is required; however, the class is offered free. Donations are always accepted,

Event Date: September 1, 2020 Event Time: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Event Location: Zoom online

Ancient Chinese meditation exercise features slow, precise movements. Improves balance, mobility, strength and flexibility, decreases pain and helps prevent falls. Virtual Tai Chi via Zoom Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Contact Stacey or Shery at 1-800-748-7826 or fill out the form below to register. Registration is required; however, the class is offered free. Donations are always accepted,

Event Date: September 15, 2020 Event Time: 1 p.m. Event Location: Zoom class online

In Missouri, nearly 51,000 grandparents are helping to raise more than 97,000 children. If you are one of them, we invite you to make the connection with others walking in your shoes. As you make the Grandparent Connection, you will help decide discussion topics: challenges of keeping up with children, providing nutrition, clothing and other basics; guardianship, education. We will look at child rearing from the vantage point of a grandparent.
Meeting online via Zoom 1 p.m. first, third, and fifth Tuesdays (beginning Sept. 15)
Free but registration required. Fill out the form below, call 1-800-748-7826, or email information@goaging.org

Event Date: September 29, 2020 Event Time: 1 p.m. Event Location: Zoom class online

In Missouri, nearly 51,000 grandparents are helping to raise more than 97,000 children. If you are one of them, we invite you to make the connection with others walking in your shoes. As you make the Grandparent Connection, you will help decide discussion topics: challenges of keeping up with children, providing nutrition, clothing and other basics; guardianship, education. We will look at child rearing from the vantage point of a grandparent.
Meeting online via Zoom 1 p.m. first, third, and fifth Tuesdays (beginning Sept. 15)
Free but registration required. Fill out the form below, call 1-800-748-7826, or email information@goaging.org

Event Date: October 6, 2020 Event Time: 1 p.m. Event Location: Zoom class online

In Missouri, nearly 51,000 grandparents are helping to raise more than 97,000 children. If you are one of them, we invite you to make the connection with others walking in your shoes. As you make the Grandparent Connection, you will help decide discussion topics: challenges of keeping up with children, providing nutrition, clothing and other basics; guardianship, education. We will look at child rearing from the vantage point of a grandparent.
Meeting online via Zoom 1 p.m. first, third, and fifth Tuesdays (beginning Sept. 15)
Free but registration required. Fill out the form below, call 1-800-748-7826, or email information@goaging.org

Event Date: October 15, 2020 Event Time: 7:00pm Event Location: Virtual- Zoom

Jody Anderson, Reference Specialist at the Henry County Library, will lead the group in
selecting the genres and books that will be discussed every two weeks (halfway through
and then completion). She will also share information about new books that are available.

Event Date: October 20, 2020 Event Time: 1 p.m. Event Location: Zoom class online

In Missouri, nearly 51,000 grandparents are helping to raise more than 97,000 children. If you are one of them, we invite you to make the connection with others walking in your shoes. As you make the Grandparent Connection, you will help decide discussion topics: challenges of keeping up with children, providing nutrition, clothing and other basics; guardianship, education. We will look at child rearing from the vantage point of a grandparent.
Meeting online via Zoom 1 p.m. first, third, (and fifth in months with five) Tuesdays
Free but registration required. Fill out the form below, call 1-800-748-7826, or email information@goaging.org

Event Date: October 23, 2020 Event Time: 10:00 a.m Event Location: Zoom

Care Connection is offering BINGO via Zoom! One of America’s favorite pastimes can now be enjoyed from the comfort of your home. We will be hosting BINGO every Friday beginning October 23, 2020. We will have prizes for winners. Tell your friends and family and invite them to join in the fun! When you register to join, your playing cards will be sent to you by e-mail. Please register using the link below. If you have questions, contact Samantha Schnell at 660-747-3107.

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrdOCurjssEtyQUVJlvn34-iXLsDZOqGz2

Event Date: November 17, 2020 Event Time: 10 a.m. Event Location: Virtual- Zoom

Exercise with Bobbie Steinhauser continues via Zoom. Every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The class is free, but registration is required by calling 1-800-748-7826, emailing information@goaging.org, or filling out the form below. These exercises are safe and effective for most older adults. Bobbie is a volunteer in Henry County who enjoyed teaching exercise classes so much that she’s continuing it virtually. If you are concerned about learning the Zoom platform, we will teach you how. It’s EASY!

Event Date: November 30, 2020 Event Time: 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Event Location: Zoom class online

Walk With Ease through the Arthritis Foundation is an evidence-based program that has been proven to help people with arthritis or other related conditions reduce pain; increase balance, strength and walking pace; and improve overall health. Classes take place Sept. 21 to Oct. 28 on Mondays and Wednesdays. The class is free to participants, but registration is required by calling Shery or Stacey at 800-748-7826 or online using the form below.