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The Mid-America Regional Council has been named as a recipient of a 2019 n4a Aging Innovations Award for its program entitled “Connecting Home-Delivered Meals Clients to Food Pantry Resources Using Smart Speaker Technology.” The award will be presented during the n4a Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, July 27–31, 2019. Activities to honor all award-winning […]

If you have been approached by individuals offering free DNA, genetic or cancer testing, please understand that THIS COULD BE A SCAM. Here’s how the scheme generally works: A person or group holds an informational session, or goes door-to-door in senior housing complexes, and implies that DNA or genetic testing could help individuals determine their […]

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With just 34 minutes left in this year’s session of the Missouri General Assembly, legislation creating the Senior Growth & Development Fund was approved and will be forwarded to the Governor for his signature. According to the text of the bill, ” There is hereby established in the department of health and senior services the […]

Legislation that would create a new Senior Growth and Development Fund got one step closer to approval this week when the Missouri Senate took up HB 337 that was given approval by the Missouri House last week. The Senate committee allowed committee testimony and bill presentation, then discussed the bill in executive session and approved […]

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  • May 18 - Mid-America Regional Council Wins n4a Aging Innovations Award
    The Mid-America Regional Council has been named as a recipient of a 2019 n4a Aging Innovations Award for its program entitled “Connecting Home-Delivered Meals Clients to Food Pantry Resources Using Smart Speaker Technology.” The award will be presented during the n4a Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, July 27–31, 2019. Activities to honor all award-winning […]
  • May 18 - Legislature Approves Senior Growth & Development Fund
    With just 34 minutes left in this year’s session of the Missouri General Assembly, legislation creating the Senior Growth & Development Fund was approved and will be forwarded to the Governor for his signature. According to the text of the bill, ” There is hereby established in the department of health and senior services the […]
  • May 14 - Missouri Legislature Down To Final Few Days
    The Missouri Legislature will officially adjourn on Friday, May 17. Unfortunately, several highly charged, highly-partisan issues have been left to the end for approval or rejection, and that strategy could imperil many important issues that have met with general approval earlier in the year. One bill, HB 337 that would establish the Senior Growth and […]