Senior Day At The State Fair – August 17


Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Missouri-State-fair-2013-festivalThe Missouri State Fair has announced that August 17 is Senior Day at the fair. In addition to all the fair has to offer for all of its guests, there will be special activities geared toward seniors in the air-conditioned Matthewson Building on the fairgrounds site in Sedalia.

Special activities begin at 10:00 with free Bingo and prizes. then learn to line dance at 11:30 and stick around to hear from special guests including a performance by Ms. Senior Missouri and other entertainment. The day ends in the afternoon with a dance contest and dozens of vendor booths catering specifically to the senior set.

Want more details? CLICK HERE for full information about this exciting event.

MA4 Issues Cal For Entries For 2016 Summit On Aging & Health


Friday, December 11th, 2015

The Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging has issued a Call For Entries for the annual Show Me Summit on Aging & Health. The 2016 summit will take place September 12 – 14, 2016 at the Chateau on the Lake in Branson, Missouri. Individuals and groups who would like to present at the conference should download the Call for Entries and submit the completed form as early as possible to insure space.

DOWNLOAD THE CALL FOR ENTRIES HERE

Additional information including new sponsorship opportunities (including the new product workshop category) will be available after the first of the new year.

2016 Summit On Aging & Health Set For September 12 – 14


Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

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MA4 has announced that the 2016 Summit on Aging & Health will be held September 12 – 14 at the beautiful Chateau on the Lake in Branson, Missouri. This important annual event provides seniors and senior advocates from throughout Missouri with the latest information, education and training dealing with all aspects of senior services and programs. It also provides an excellent venue for companies throughout the state to introduce products and services to the senior market.

This year’s event will be held at the beautiful Chateau on the Lake in Branson, Missouri. Known for its excellent service and facilities, this award winning hotel and conference center features all meeting spaces on a single floor – so no stairs, no steps and no escalators for seniors to navigate during the conference.

Details regarding the conference program will be forthcoming in the near future, but save the date now. Sponsorship Package will be available after the first of the new year. CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE!

Mark it on your calendars. September 12 – 14 in Branson, Missouri. See you there!

12th Annual Show Me Summit On Aging & Health Is Almost Here


Monday, August 10th, 2015

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The Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging is proud to announce preliminary details for the 12th Annual Show Me Summit on Aging & Health. This year’s event will be held at the Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, MO – August 17 – 19, 2015. This year’s theme is “Set Sail For The Future”.

For additional information on the meeting and sponsorship opportunities call 573-634-2914.

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS – 2015

SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION – 2015

EXHIBITOR INFORMATION – 2015

SCHEDULE/REGISTRATION INFORMATION – This year, attendees may also register by phone. Call 573-634-2914 to register or make payment by credit card over the phone. NOTE: The phone number for the Lodge of Four Seasons hotel is 888-265-5500. An incorrect number appears in the attached document.

SENIOR SERVICES TAX FUND MEETING – (Please note, registration for this special meeting is SEPARATE from registration for the Summit. You must complete the attached registration form separately.)

TAX FUND BOARD MEETING AGENDA

Senior Day At Missouri State Fair August 19


Monday, July 27th, 2015

Senior Day at the Missouri State Fair will be held on August 19, 2015 in the Mathewson Building at the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia. This year the event is sponsored by the Area Agencies on Aging and Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

Several activities are planned this day in the Mathewson Exhibition Center. Please see the flyer attached for activities and times.
Senior Appreciation Day, Sponsored by Sedalia Democrat: Each adult and senior presenting a special Sedalia Democrat front-page fair banner will receive $2 off their gate admission, valid one day only.

The Older Americans Act Turns 50


Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

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This year marks an important milestone in the history of how our country supports its older citizens. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Older Americans Act (OAA) into law in July 1965. Over the past 50 years, the OAA has provided the nation with programs that allow millions of older Americans to continue living and thriving in the communities of their choice for as long as possible.

Through a national network of aging services and funding, the OAA offers a wide range of supports, including home-delivered and congregate meals, caregiver support, preventive health services, transportation, job training, and elder abuse prevention.

While Missouri’s Area Agencies on Aging provide important services to older adults year-round, this anniversary offers an opportunity to emphasize how older adults can access the home- and community-based services they need to live independently in their communities. It is also an occasion to highlight how older adults are engaging with and making a difference in those communities.

The theme of this special observance is “Get into the Act.” Leading up to the OAA anniversary in July, MA4 and the Area Agencies on Aging throughout the state of Missouri will be conducting activities and providing tips on how to access programs that keep seniors healthy, informed and independent for the years to come.

Join us in commemorating this milestone anniversary and watch for event information on this website.

For a brief history of the Older Americans Act, visit this link: HISTORY OF THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT – 50 YEARS

Senior Services Tax Fund Agenda Available Now


Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

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Each year, the Senior Services Tax Fund partners meet during the Summit on Aging and Health, sponsored by the Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging (MA4). This year, the annual meeting will be held at the Lodge of Four Seasons at the Lake of the Ozarks. This important meeting will occur before the commencement of the Summit, but participants should be aware of the schedule and pre-schedule leading up to this important event.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A COMPLETE AGENDA FOR THIS IMPORTANT MEETING.

CLICK HERE to download registration information for the Tax Fund Meeting. Registration for this meeting is separate from registration for the Summit, so be sure to make plans accordingly.

UPDATE: Registration For Senior Services Tax Fund Meeting Registration Form


Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Registration for this year’s Senior Services Tax Fund Meeting which will be held in conjunction with the Summit, requires SEPARATE REGISTRATION.

CLICK HERE to access the registration form.

 

New Schedule Details Available For 2015 Summit


Sunday, June 7th, 2015

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The 2015 Show Me Summit on Aging & Health is slated for August 17 – 19 at the Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, MO. This premier event promises to be one of the best ever – and details regarding programs, schedules and options are now available.

CLICK THIS LINK to download your advance copy of this year’s schedule and a description of the the great sessions and information that you can expect at this year’s meeting. NOTE: The phone number for the Lodge of Four Seasons hotel is 888-265-5500. An incorrect number appears in the attached document. If you have not signed up for the conference yet, please follow the included instructions. You may also register by phone and pay with credit card by phone by calling 573-634-2914.

Registration for this year’s Senior Services Tax Fund Meeting which will be held in conjunction with the Summit, requires SEPARATE REGISTRATION.

CLICK HERE to access the registration form.

And – if you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact MA4 at the following addresses:

Catherine Edwards, PhD, Executive Director

Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging and

Show Me Summit on Aging and Health

Phone: 573‐619‐6185

Email: cedwards@ma4web.org

or

Sandra Boeckman, Conference Planner

S & J Management Group

Phone: 573‐634‐2914

Fax: 573‐635‐7823

Email: sandyboeckman@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you soon.

 

New Sponsors Announced For Summit On Aging and Health


Thursday, May 28th, 2015

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The Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging will host the 12th Annual Show Me Summit on Aging and Health August 17 – 19 at the Lodge of Four Seasons at the Lake of the Ozarks. This year’s theme is “Set Sail For The Future” and the program promises to be better and more informative than ever.

Sponsorships at various levels are still available and are critically important to the success of this annual statewide meeting that examines issues of importance to Missouri seniors. For a complete sponsor packet and information about the program, please CLICK HERE.

Our most recent sponsor is Verizon Wireless. Through it’s HopeLine program, Verizon Wireless helps draw attention to the problems of domestic abuse and neglect. For the past four years, Verizon Wireless has helped MA4 provide training, information and techniques designed to combat elder abuse and financial exploitation of seniors. This year’s summit will continue that training and education through a series of workshops and special programming.

For additional information about Verizon Wireless and its HopeLine program, please CLICK HERE.