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“This week, the Missouri Senate Budget Committee proposed significant cuts to the Departments of Mental Health, Social Services and Health and Senior Services that in total will exceed $130 million in the FY 2016 budget. This action comes at a time when Missouri’s overall financial situation is getting stronger, particularly in light of the fact […]

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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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The Missouri Senate is currently considering across the board cuts to the Department of Health and Senior Services that could have profound and long lasting impacts to some of the most important services currently available to Missouri seniors. Becasue the proposed cuts are across-the-board and indiscriminate, they will affect services from Medicaid and mental health to elder […]

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  Wow. The second Marketplace open enrollment period has ended and Missouri continues to defy expectations. We now know that 253,969 Missourians enrolled in health insurance through the Marketplace – an unbelievable 60 percent increase over the amazing number achieved during the first open enrollment period. That is indeed cause for celebration, as we take […]

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  • Apr 10 - Missouri Seniors Face Severe Funding Cuts From Senate Recommendations
    “This week, the Missouri Senate Budget Committee proposed significant cuts to the Departments of Mental Health, Social Services and Health and Senior Services that in total will exceed $130 million in the FY 2016 budget. This action comes at a time when Missouri’s overall financial situation is getting stronger, particularly in light of the fact […]
  • Apr 8 - ACTION ALERT: Across The Board Budget Cuts Will Impact Missouri Seniors
    The Missouri Senate is currently considering across the board cuts to the Department of Health and Senior Services that could have profound and long lasting impacts to some of the most important services currently available to Missouri seniors. Becasue the proposed cuts are across-the-board and indiscriminate, they will affect services from Medicaid and mental health to elder […]
  • Apr 1 - Mid-East AAA Receives Grant To Extend Meal Program
    MEAAA has been awarded $120,000 from the Jefferson Memorial Foundation for providing hot meals on wheels for Jefferson County. The costs of providing hot meals on wheels have steadily increased over the years. MEAAA’s funding for meals has not kept pace with the increased cost and three areas of Jefferson County have been receiving frozen […]

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