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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 U.S. Administration on Aging has established a program to help people with retirement benefit issues. Read the entire story for more about this no cost service.

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Setting a blazing pace for budget deliberations, Missouri lawmakers approved on Thursday a $26 billion state budget two weeks early — giving themselves time to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto pen before the end of the current legislative session. The spending plan passed by the Legislature contained a number of compromises. Lawmakers decided against making […]

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    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 […]
  • 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 […]

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