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Everyone knows that it is not safe to text while driving. But, did you know that texting while WALKING could also be problematic? Check out the E-card and information below for additional details The Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) designed a falls prevention e-card for seniors that says, “Don’t Walk and Text”.  The e-card […]

Whole mind

Over the 50 years from 1915 to 1965, the proportion of Americans aged 65 and over more than doubled from 4.48% to 9.50%. This growth, as well as other societal and economic shifts that had taken place during the same period, increased the public’s concern for vulnerable older adults and called into question existing policies […]

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Each year, the Senior Services Tax Fund partners meet during the Summit on Aging and Health, sponsored by the Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging (MA4). This year, the annual meeting will be held at the Lodge of Four Seasons at the Lake of the Ozarks. This important meeting will occur before the commencement […]

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(St. Louis Post – Dispatch) – In a sweeping victory for President Barack Obama’s administration, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a key tenet of his signature health law. The decision could be the last significant legal hurdle that the president’s top domestic accomplishment faces. The court ruled 6-3 that government subsidies to purchase […]

In the News

  • Jun 25 - Supreme Court Upholds Key Provision Of Affordable Care Act
    (St. Louis Post – Dispatch) – In a sweeping victory for President Barack Obama’s administration, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a key tenet of his signature health law. The decision could be the last significant legal hurdle that the president’s top domestic accomplishment faces. The court ruled 6-3 that government subsidies to purchase […]
  • Jun 16 - High Court To Rule On Subsidies For Affordable Care Act
    (From NPR) – The Supreme Court is set to rule on an important case involving subsidies for individuals who have purchased health insurance under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Plaintiffs have argued that only those states that have set up their own exchanges for the purchase of health care insurance are entitled to […]
  • 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 […]

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