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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 […]

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The Mid-East Area Agency on Aging was recently named the winner of the n4a National Innovation Award during the national n4a Conference. The event was held July 24- 28 in San Diego, CA. Launched in 2005, the awards program recognizes AAA and Title VI aging programs that exemplify innovation and sound management practices. Member AAAs and […]

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Governor Jay Nixon has named Peter Lyskowski as the new Director of Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services. Lyskowski plans to focus on public health issues as he had while serving as interim director of this department. Lyskowski is a native of Jefferson City and has previously served in the office of the Governor, […]

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12th Annual Senior Services Tax Fund Meeting Each year during the Summit, the Senior Services Tax Fund authorities hold an annual meeting. Registration for this event is separate from registration for the Summit itself. To access registration materials for this important event CLICK HERE.

In the News

  • Aug 22 - $2.2 Million In Grants Awarded For Adult Protective Services
    ACL’s Administration on Aging is pleased to announce grants totaling $2.2 million to assist 13 state Adult Protective Services (APS) systems in addressing the abuse, neglect, and exploitation of older adults and people with disabilities. Arizona, California, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Ohio, and Tennessee will use the two-year grants to enhance […]
  • Aug 16 - Governor Names New Director Of Department Of Health And Senior Services
    Governor Jay Nixon has named Peter Lyskowski as the new Director of Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services. Lyskowski plans to focus on public health issues as he had while serving as interim director of this department. Lyskowski is a native of Jefferson City and has previously served in the office of the Governor, […]
  • Jul 26 - Mid-East AAA Wins National Innovation Award For CHOICE Program
    The Mid-East Area Agency on Aging was recently named the winner of the n4a National Innovation Award during the national n4a Conference. The event was held July 24- 28 in San Diego, CA. Launched in 2005, the awards program recognizes AAA and Title VI aging programs that exemplify innovation and sound management practices. Member AAAs and […]