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Slips and falls now rank as the leading cause of injury deaths among people 65 and older, and Missouri’s rate of injuries related to falling is 31% higher than the national average.1 Falls are the number one cause of injuries to seniors. 2 Falls are not a normal part of aging, and you can take […]

“American seniors are being targeted by online con artists in record numbers, according to the FBI. In 2020, people ages 50 and older lost a dizzying $1.8 billion to online fraud. And those numbers are probably underreported, as the FBI believes many seniors are ashamed to reveal they’ve been scammed.” * BEWARE OF MEDICARE SCAMS Open […]

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Seniors in Missouri have increased more consistently and proportionately than any age group. Persons age 65 and over represented 10% of the population in 1950. By 2000, their ranks had risen to 13% of the total population and it is estimated that by 2030 this group will represent more than one-fifth of Missourians (21%). * […]

The Silver Hair legislature was created in 1973 by a small group of seniors whose specific purpose was the advocate for senior issues, and the Missouri group was the first organization of its type in the United States. Some of the earliest proposals passed into law include Exploitation of the Elderly, the MO Senior RX […]

In the News

  • Feb 18 - We Are Here to Help Stop COVID
    Local AAAs are here to assist those 60 and older with their COVID-19 vaccination and boosters. In partnership with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Seniors age 60 and over and homebound adults can find help from their local Area Agency on Aging to schedule and arrange transportation to and from your Covid […]
  • Sep 22 - Fall Has Arrived. Time To Prevent Falls
    Slips and falls now rank as the leading cause of injury deaths among people 65 and older, and Missouri’s rate of injuries related to falling is 31% higher than the national average.1 Falls are the number one cause of injuries to seniors. 2 Falls are not a normal part of aging, and you can take […]
  • Sep 11 - LONG TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN-HELP NEEDED
    LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN Improving the quality of life for residents of long-term care through advocacy, education, and empowerment. The Missouri ombudsman program Long Term Care Ombudsmen are volunteers serving residents of nursing homes and residential care facilities to provide assistance with problems or complaints. Ombudsmen help when residents or family members have concerns about the […]