News

Date: February 25, 2020 | Category: News


Are you a diabetic who faces the day-to-day challenges of how to best live with your chronic condition? What if you could get most of the tools you need to manage your diabetes in a six-week interactive, free course?
We are offering a free Diabetes Self-Management Program Class at the Sedalia Senior Center, 312 S. Washington, at 1:30 p.m., every Monday for six weeks, beginning March 2.
The course will be offered free to people 60 and older who are diagnosed with diabetes and their caregivers.
In the United States, 34.2 million people or about 10.5% of the population have diabetes. Of those, 21.4 percent don’t even know they have the disease.
Helping people take charge of the condition is the aim of the course. Topics covered will include healthy eating, physical activity, stress management, understanding emotions, communication, problem-solving and decision-making, medication management and working with health professionals.
The course is designed so that class participants have small-group discussions and learn from each other in a friendly, confidential atmosphere.
Participants will learn the importance of setting goals and setting forth a system to meet those goals.
The class has been proven in a university study to help people learn to live well with diabetes.

Date: February 20, 2020 | Category: News

Care Connection is offering help with filing federal and state income tax returns in some of our centers, and we are offering assistance with the Missouri Property Tax Credit applications in all of our centers. Care management staffers and tax volunteers are providing the assistance through tax season. The assistance is being provided free of charge for people 60 and older. Click here to see the entire list. Call the center to reserve an appointment.

Date: February 20, 2020 | Category: News


Care Connection has added a new program, “The Aging Mastery Program” (AMP), to its presentation lineup at the Warrensburg Senior Center.
AMP, a fun and engaging education program aimed at aging well, will be presented from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for 10 weeks beginning March 9. The introductory enrollment fee of $30 – half the regular fee – covers the curriculum and classroom materials. To reserve your space, call Stacey Gilkeson at 1-800-748-7826 or email information@goaging.org.
“Many older adults simply accept the retirement life that they happen into,” said Rona McNally, Care Connection Director of Special Projects. “The Aging Mastery Program provides a step-by-step method of planning all aspects of retirement life, guiding people to design how they want to transition into this phase of life.”
The curriculum of AMP covers 10 topics: Navigating longer lives, financial fitness, healthy eating, medication management, sleep, exercise advance planning, healthy relationships, falls prevention and community engagement.
The program has been scheduled for evenings to accommodate adults who are still in the workforce.
The classroom experience emphasizes peer-to-peer interaction and goal setting.
AMP is a nationwide program launched by the National Council on Aging in 2013 and recently added by Care Connection. Nationally, more than 16,000 participants have completed the classroom program, and many of them report an increase in social connectedness, physical activity levels, healthy eating, and advanced planning. Some 97 percent of the program graduates find the program fun, and 98 percent would recommend it to a friend.
The program is part of Care Connection’s offerings of increased interactive classroom learning for adults in alignment with the agency mission to provide opportunities to create positive aging experiences.
For more information, call 1-800-748-7826.

Date: February 20, 2020 | Category: News

Medications can be complicated, especially when you are taking more than one or two. That’s why we wanted to let you know about this free session, available via telephone, on three different days in March. Registration is easy. Click here to see the information from WellMed.
Care Connection has a free family caregiver class for you to take on your own at your own pace. Call Marilyn Gunter at 1-800-748-7826 for more information.

Date: February 13, 2020 | Category: News

Care Connection has been packing the calendar with events throughout the district this spring.
Sunday Dinner at the Concordia Senior Center will take place this Sunday at 11 a.m. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children
A Living a Healthy Life Leader training will take place in Warrensburg beginning on Feb. 20 and 21, all day sessions and again on Feb. 27 ad Feb 28. These sessions are aimed at volunteers who want to teach the Living a Healthy Life course for Care Connection. It’s free.
Medicare 101 workshops take place in each center six times a year, and they are listed through June on the events section of this site.
A Matter of Balance is set for 9:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays beginning on March 2 at the Boonslick Regioinal Library in Cole Camp.
Living a Healthy Life is set for 1 p.m. Fridays beginning March 6 at the Warsaw Senior Center. It’s six weeks, once a week.
The Sedalia Spud Sale will take place Tuesday, March 17th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $8
The Marshall Spud Sale will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 17th, at the senior center in Marshall.
The Carrollton Spudtacular will take place March 4. The cost is only $7. Call the Carrollton center at 660-542-0399.
Spring Cycle for the Sedalia Senior Center will take place on Saturday, April 25th. Early registration is $25.
A Matter of Balance session
is scheduled for the Butler Senior Center beginning April. 15th. It’s an eight session course taught over four weeks on Wednesdays and Fridays.
These are an example of activities you can find at the 22 locations of Care Connection. Visit the center section and the event section of goaging.org to see more.

Date: February 13, 2020 | Category: News

The Missouri SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) wants to give you a heads-up this month about the 2020 U.S. Census.
Every household should receive in the mail an invitation to participate in the Census beginning in mid-March. The preferred method of replying will be online. Everyone should be counted in the Census because doing helps state and local governments receive their share of federal funding and representation in Congress.
However, the Census also provides an opportunity for imposters to try to get your personal information, such as your Medicare number, which they will use to commit fraud.
The Census contains basic questions, including dates of birth, about members of your household. However, you will NOT be asked for Medicare numbers, bank account information, or credit card numbers, money, or anything on behalf of a political party. The Census Bureau will not be calling your home initially either.
If receive a survey from someone who says they are with the Census, yet you are unsure about whether it’s legitimate, you may contact the Census Bureau to confirm it.
You may go to census.gov and click on the “Help for Survey Participants” section to find resources to confirm the survey you receive is from the Census Bureau.
If you receive something in the mail, the return address should be either U.S. Department of Commerce or the U.S. Census Bureau with a return address in Jeffersonville, Indiana. For more information, visit www.2020census.gov.
As always, report suspected Medicare fraud to the Missouri SMP at 1-888-515-6565.
This project was supported, in part by grant number 90MPPG0040, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.

Events

Event Date: March 26, 2019 Event Time: 12:00pm Event Location: Warrensburg Senior Center, 445 E. Gay , Suite 128

Free workshop for people who are considering their options when it comes to Medicare enrollment, whether they are still working or getting ready to retire. Explains Medicare basics, including the Parts A, B, C, D and the differences between original Medicare and an Advantage Plan. Lunch will be available for the cost of the meal for those younger than 60 and for a contribution for those older than 60.

Event Date: March 2, 2020 Event Time: 1:30 p.m. Event Location: Sedalia Senior Center, 312 S. Washington, Sedalia, MO 64093

Are you a diabetic who faces the day-to-day challenges of how to best live with your chronic condition? What if you could get most of the tools you need to manage your diabetes in a six-week interactive, free course?
We are offering a free Diabetes Self-Management Program Class at the Sedalia Senior Center, 312 S. Washington, at 1:30 p.m., every Monday for six weeks, beginning March 2.
The course will be offered free to people 60 and older who are diagnosed with diabetes and their caregivers. Call 1-800-748-7826 to pre-register or fill out the form below.
Topics: Healthy eating, physical activity, stress management, understanding emotions, communication, problem-solving and decision-making, medication management and working with health professionals.
The course is designed so that class participants have small-group discussions and learn from each other in a friendly, confidential atmosphere.
Participants will learn the importance of setting goals and setting forth a system to meet those goals.
The class has been proven in a university study to help people learn to live well with diabetes.

Event Date: March 3, 2020 Event Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Event Location: Concordia Senior Center, 710 Main, Concordia, MO, 64020

The Concordia Senior Center will have a staff member available to help seniors to apply for Missouri Property Tax Credit, also known as Circuit Breaker. Seniors who qualify may receive up to $750 annually if they are renters or $1,100 if they own their homes.  Participants applying for a Missouri Property Tax Credit need to bring photo identification, proof of Social Security numbers, as well as a receipt for paid real estate tax or a receipt for total rent paid. The property tax rebate may be applied retroactively for three years.  To make an appointment contact the Concordia Senior Center at 660-463-7393

Event Date: March 3, 2020 Event Time: 12:00 PM Event Location: Clinton Senior Center, 970 E Sedalia, Clinton MO

Free workshop for people who are considering their options when it comes to Medicare enrollment, whether they are still working or getting ready to retire. Explains Medicare basics, including the Parts A, B, C, D and the differences between original Medicare and an Advantage Plan. Lunch will be available for the cost of the meal for those younger than 60 and for a contribution for those older than 60.

Event Date: March 10, 2020 Event Time: 12:00pm Event Location: Holden Senior Center 204 W 2nd Street

Free workshop for people who are considering their options when it comes to Medicare enrollment, whether they are still working or getting ready to retire. Explains Medicare basics, including the Parts A, B, C, D and the differences between original Medicare and an Advantage Plan. Lunch will be available for the cost of the meal for those younger than 60 and for a contribution for those older than 60.

Event Date: March 12, 2020 Event Time: 12:00 PM Event Location: Korth Center, 309 W Englewood Stockton

Free workshop for people who are considering their options when it comes to Medicare enrollment, whether they are still working or getting ready to retire. Explains Medicare basics, including the Parts A, B, C, D and the differences between original Medicare and an Advantage Plan. Lunch will be available for the cost of the meal for those younger than 60 and for a contribution for those older than 60.

Event Date: March 12, 2020 Event Time: 12:00pm Event Location: Salisbury Senior Center, 304 Broadway

Free workshop for people who are considering their options when it comes to Medicare enrollment, whether they are still working or getting ready to retire. Explains Medicare basics, including the Parts A, B, C, D and the differences between original Medicare and an Advantage Plan. Lunch will be available for the cost of the meal for those younger than 60 and for a contribution for those older than 60.

Event Date: March 14, 2020 Event Time: 10:30 a.m. Event Location: Rivers Crossing Life Center, 5215 NE Business Highway 13, Osceola, Mo.

Who doesn’t love to learn about foods from other countries? Come to class and learn to prepare dishes from Ireland — Irish Stew, Dubliner Soda Bread, Baileys Marbled Brownies.
Classes are hands on followed by a sit-down meal. The cost, including the meal, will be $10 per class. Call 417-646-8262 for information or RSVP on the form below.

Event Date: March 14, 2020 Event Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Event Location: Sedalia Senior Center, 312 S. Washington, Sedalia, MO 64093

Place your order today for a Gourmet Spud served with homemade dessert. $8. Your choice of toppings, as many as you want:bacon bits, black olives, broccoli, cheese sauce, diced onions, salsa, shredded cheddar, sour cream, melted butter. Don’t miss it. Order by March 10th. We are happy to deliver when you order five or more spuds. Pick up location is the Sedalia Senior Center, 312 S. Washington, Sedalia

Event Date: March 19, 2020 Event Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Event Location: Higginsville Senior Center, 101 W 21st, Higginsville, MO 64037

The Higginsville Senior Center will have a staff member available 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help seniors to apply for Missouri Property Tax Credit, also known as Circuit Breaker. Seniors who qualify may receive up to $750 annually if they are renters or $1,100 if they own their homes.  Participants applying for a Missouri Property Tax Credit need to bring photo identification, proof of Social Security numbers, as well as a receipt for paid real estate tax or a receipt for total rent paid. The property tax rebate may be applied retroactively for three years.  To make an appointment contact the Higginsville Senior Center at 660-584-7040.