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The Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging will host the 12th Annual Show Me Summit on Aging and Health August 17 – 19 at the Lodge of Four Seasons at the Lake of the Ozarks. This year’s theme is “Set Sail For The Future” and the program promises to be better and more informative than […]

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Falls are among the leading causes of injury for people 65 and older and are among the most common reasons for hospitalization and doctors visits. Falls also pose a significant threat to being able to live independently. Falls can cause everything from minor cuts and bruises, to fractured bones and even significant head injuries. In the US, […]

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(Missourinet) – Governor Nixon has signed the 13 bills that make up the $26-billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Nixon commended the legislature for sending him a balanced budget, on time. “It’s not something we should take for granted. Just this year lawmakers in Florida and Washington adjourned without passing a […]

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP)- Missouri’s Legislature crumbled in the days before the deadline to pass bills, stunted by gridlock in the Senate and the resignation of House Speaker John Diehl. Instead of a typical final week packed with last-minute votes on at least 100 measures or more, state lawmakers at times took lunch breaks lasting […]

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  • May 28 - Missouri Budget Cuts Senior Services – Fails To Expand Medicaid
    (Missourinet) – Governor Nixon has signed the 13 bills that make up the $26-billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Nixon commended the legislature for sending him a balanced budget, on time. “It’s not something we should take for granted. Just this year lawmakers in Florida and Washington adjourned without passing a […]
  • May 7 - Seniors: Be Prepared For Severe Weather Conditions During May
    This time of year, the weather changes rapidly, and sunny days in Missouri can turn rainy and treacherous at the drop of a hat. Smart seniors have a plan in case severe weather strikes, including knowing the best place in their homes to seek shelter Always avoid rooms with lots of windows or glass, and […]
  • May 1 - MA4 Offers Advice To Guard Against Financial Exploitation
    It’s a sad fact, but sometimes the people we trust the most make us their victims. A recent case of financial exploitation of an elderly man in hospice care in St. Louis brought this problem to the forefront within recent days. Allegedly, a care provider stole a patient’s credit card while on duty and subsequently […]

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