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The federal Older Americans Act (OAA) is an important safety net for individuals who are at risk economically, medically and socially. Under this act, Area Agencies on Aging are the local organizations charged with designing and funding systems that prolong independent, meaningful life at home and within communities—avoiding institutional care. Several factors can create a higher […]

The South Central Pension Rights Project has successfully advocated for a Missouri widow who was told she was not due a survivor benefit from her husband’s pension. The Project’s work means that the widow will receive $212 per month, which will total more than $48,000 over her expected life time. Ms. Miranda Jones’ (not her […]

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Senate Bill 192, also known as the “Senior Services and Development Program” is a bill designed to designate a portion of Missouri’s Insurance Premium Tax for senior services throughout the state. the bill would dedicate 10% of the annual revenues from that fund to various programs that support senior services and health care initiatives and […]

On Tuesday, February 7  the Senate Ways and Means Committee approved SB 285 which eliminates the Circuit Breaker Property Tax Credit for seniors who rent. On Tuesday, February 14, at 8:30 a.m. the Senate Appropriations Committee will be reviewing tax credits, including the Circuit Breaker program. Members of this committee are: Dan Brown Ryan Silvey […]

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  • Feb 14 - SB 192 – The Senior Services Growth And Development Program
    Senate Bill 192, also known as the “Senior Services and Development Program” is a bill designed to designate a portion of Missouri’s Insurance Premium Tax for senior services throughout the state. the bill would dedicate 10% of the annual revenues from that fund to various programs that support senior services and health care initiatives and […]
  • Feb 13 - February Is Low Vision Awareness Month
    LOW VISION IMPACTS FALLS  Submitted by Shanea Harrington Low vision is described as a visual impairment that cannot be corrected with standard glasses, contacts, medications, or surgery (National Eye Institute, n.d.). This can make daily tasks and chores very difficult; even just getting around the house can become a danger. This partial loss of vision greatly […]
  • Feb 6 - Trump Suggests Replacement For Obamacare May Not Come Until Next Year
    FOX News – President Donald Trump downgraded expectations for his party’s swift repeal and replacement of the 2010 health law in a Sunday interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, saying “maybe it’ll take til some time into next year” FOR THE FULL STORY, CLICK HERE