News

Date: June 22, 2021 | Category: News

Nevada’s Neal Center has resumed indoor recreational opportunities and dining after more than a year of closure because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
After a “soft opening” to work out glitches, the center is welcoming adults 60 and older to dine indoors without masks, according to Mike Parson, Coordinator of the center at 301 N. Main. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Folks who need transportation to the center may call OATS 1-800-276-6287 to arrange a ride. The center reopened for limited dining in early June.
“The people that I have spoken to in the community are excited,” Parson said. “I am excited to be able to see the socialization among the seniors. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen a lot of depression in seniors.”
Lunch will be served from 11 am. to 11:45 a.m. and again from noon to 12:45 p.m. Monday through Friday on a first-come, first-served basis. The meals are provided for people 60 and older for a donation. In addition to lunch, the center is offering card games and billiards daily, crafts at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and bingo Thursdays and Fridays at 9:30 a.m.
For now, the center still offers curbside pickup of meals for those who are not ready to dine in. Parson said people may call the center at 417-667-5847 to arrange pickup. The center also delivers about 100 meals a day to the homebound.
Center guests will notice fewer tables than before, as well as a request for social distancing when they are in line for 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.
“We are looking for what is going to be a new norm,” Parson said. “We will be observing protocols and providing sanitizer for our guests.”
Vernon County Care Manager Artricia Lowry will be at the center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Older adults and caregivers may call 417-279-5138 for appointments. 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.
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: June 18, 2021 | Category: News

Elder abuse is much more common than many people would believe, as one in 10 older Americans will become an abuse victim, according to Christina Kanak, Regional Ombudsman Director for Care Connection.
Elder abuse takes many forms: physical, emotional, sexual, financial and neglectful, often with more than one form of abuse taking place simultaneously.
Older individuals are more likely to become victims of abuse because of social isolation, a lack of support services and community resources, and elders’ needs for help in carrying out daily activities, according to the National Center on Elder Abuse at the University of Southern California.
Everyone can help prevent elder abuse by taking these actions:
–Listen to older people and caregivers; understand the challenges and provide support.
–Educate others about the signs of abuse and how to get help.
–Report suspected abuse or neglect as soon as possible.
–Build a community that fosters social connections and supports.
–Reach out to Kanak (at 1-800-748-7826) and other professionals who can provide support.
Common signs that an elder may be the victim of abuse include:
–Increased fear or anxiety or unusual changes in behavior or sleep.
–Dehydration, weight loss, poor hygiene or torn, stained or bloody clothing.
–Missing eye glasses, walkers or medication.
–Injuries such as cuts, bruises or sores.
–Unsanitary living conditions or unattended medical needs.
–Unexplained sexually transmitted disease.
–Fraudulent signatures on financial documents, unpaid bills, or changes in spending patterns.
All individuals are encouraged to report abuse or neglect by calling the Missouri Adult Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-800-392-0210. If it is an emergency, call 911. For more information about elder abuse, call Kanak at 1-800-748-7826.

Date: June 17, 2021 | Category: News

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

The Aging Mastery Program: Mondays 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m. beginning July 12th

Aging Mastery can help you live better and thrive. Modest lifestyle changes can produce big results! This fun and engaging course helps turn positive lifestyle changes into habits that lead to improved health, stronger economic security, enhanced well-being, and increased societal participation. Classes combine evidence-informed materials, expert speakers, and group discussions focusing on aging well and enjoying longevity. An hour a week for 10 weeks could change the rest of your life! There is a $30 materials fee for this course.

Bingocize® Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11 a.m. – noon, beginning June 22.

Mixes exercise, health education, and bingo to help overcome health problems in participants. It is beneficial for all ranges of physical ability. Evidence shows social, cognitive, and physical improvements from doing Bingocize®, and the best part is that it’s fun!

Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate: Friday, June 25th at 11 a.m.

In this program, created by Marlene Stum of the University of Minnesota Extension, we discuss the transfer of personal property. These decisions are often delicate, and most families tend to avoid them. Learn about navigating these discussions and make your wishes known.

All courses are held on Zoom unless otherwise noted. You must register to receive a Zoom link. To register, please call 1-800-748-7826 or by email at information@goaging.org. You can also register online at https://goaging.org/.

 

Date: June 14, 2021 | Category: News

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This week’s Cabin Fever Cures features a tasty recipe and relaxing coloring page.

Date: June 11, 2021 | Category: News, Uncategorized

The Cole Camp Senior Center has resumed indoor recreational and fitness opportunities and dining after more than a year of closure because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
After a “soft opening” to work out glitches, the center is operating at reduced capacity, but welcoming adults 60 and older to dine indoors without masks, according to Janis Garren, Coordinator of the center at 206 E. Junge St. It’s open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays.
Folks who need transportation to the center may call OATS 1-800-276-6287 to arrange a ride.
I couldn’t wait to see people again,” Garren said. “It had gotten awfully quiet, and I was so happy to see people and to know they are doing well.”
As people return to the Cole Camp center, they will notice a completely renovated building, as well as freshly cooked meals. Before, Cole Camp’s meals were brought in from Warsaw.
Such soft openings are set to occur throughout June in several senior centers as each of the coordinators tweaks safety protocols, said Deb Krieger, Regional Services Coordinator, who has overseen the Covid-19 response for Care Connection for Aging Services.
“We are trying to be as cautious as possible to assure that each center has the appropriate precautions in place,” Krieger said. “We are going to take it one center at a time and make sure we have the physical and human resources necessary to open the center.”
For now, the Cole Camp center still offers curbside pickup of meals for those who are not ready to dine in. Garren said people may call the center at 660-668-2352 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and pick up a meal by 11:30 a.m.
Center guests will notice fewer tables than before, as well as a request for social distancing when they are in line for 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.
All the usual activities will be allowed, including exercise classes five days a week, and bingo.
Benton County Care Manager Dee Locke will be at the Cole Camp Senior Center from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and can meet with people by appointment. Call 660-438-3300, Ext.3, for an appointment. Locke 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.
The center will update the website (goaging.org) and Facebook pages as it adds activities.
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: June 4, 2021 | Category: News

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

The Aging Mastery Program: Mondays 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m. beginning June 14th

Aging Mastery can help you live better and thrive. Modest lifestyle changes can produce big results! This fun and engaging course helps turn positive lifestyle changes into habits that lead to improved health, stronger economic security, enhanced well-being, and increased societal participation. Classes combine evidence-informed materials, expert speakers, and group discussions focusing on aging well and enjoying longevity. An hour a week for 10 weeks could change the rest of your life! There is a $30 materials fee for this course.

Bingocize® Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11 a.m. – noon, beginning June 22.

Mixes exercise, health education, and bingo to help overcome health problems in participants. It is beneficial for all ranges of physical ability. Evidence shows social, cognitive, and physical improvements from doing Bingocize®, and the best part is that it’s fun!

Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate: Friday, June 25th at 11 a.m.

In this program, created by Marlene Stum of the University of Minnesota Extension, we discuss the transfer of personal property. These decisions are often delicate, and most families tend to avoid them. Learn about navigating these discussions and make your wishes known.

All courses are held on Zoom unless otherwise noted. You must register to receive a Zoom link. To register, please call 1-800-748-7826 or by email at information@goaging.org. You can also register online at https://goaging.org/.

 

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.