We Are Here to Help Stop COVID


Tuesday, March 1st, 2022

Local AAAs are here to assist those 60 and older with their COVID-19 vaccination and boosters.

In partnership with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Seniors age 60 and over and homebound adults can find help from their local Area Agency on Aging to schedule and arrange transportation to and from your Covid vaccination and booster shots.

Homebound persons include those needing the help of another person or medical equipment such as crutches, a walker, or a wheelchair to leave their home, or their medical provider believes that their health or illness could get worse if they leave their home, and they typically do not leave their home.

Your local AAA can help you:

  • Register for a vaccine, if you have not yet registered
  • Coordinate round-trip transportation
  • Be reminded when it’s time for your second dose
  • Coordinate a vaccination in your home if you are homebound

AAAs are a trusted resource, anchored in every county throughout Missouri. We are dedicated to serving aging Missourians to live safely and with dignity in their homes and communities. Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, AAA’s play a vital role to support seniors.

Contact your local Area Agency on Aging to arrange help:

MORE INFORMATION

Covid Vaccine Registry Assistance Numbers

AAA Seniors Vaccine Press Release

Steady As You Go Falls Prevention Program


Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Missouri joined 33 other states and the Falls Free™ Coalition to kick off the statewide Falls Prevention Awareness Month in September.

MA4, through its 10 local Area Agencies on Aging, will be sponsoring falls prevention workshops throughout September as a part of its Steady As You Go campaign in more than 40 communities throughout the state. Steady as You Go (SAYGO) was introduced earlier this year by MA4 in partnership with the Missouri Show Me Falls Free Coalition to provide critical information to seniors on ways to prevent falls and reduce fall-related injuries.

“Falls are the leading cause of injury deaths in older adults in Missouri and account for more than $300 million in medical costs. In 2006, there were 43,150 ER visits and hospitalizations due to falls among older Missourians; 575 resulted in fatalities,” said Catherine Edwards, executive director of MA4. “Falls are not an inevitable result of aging. We need to raise awareness that preventive measures work and can keep seniors safe across Missouri.  Falls Prevention Awareness Day and our Steady as You Go campaign are designed to put this issue front and center so that we can begin to turn these numbers around,” added Edwards.

Like Missouri, national statistics show that falls are the leading cause of fatal injuries for Americans 65 and older. More than 18,000 older Americans die every year because of a fall, and the rate has risen dramatically over the last 10 years.

“When older adults fall, it often leads to a loss of independence, reduced mobility, and earlier admission to a nursing home,” said Lynn Beattie, Vice President of Injury Prevention with the National Council on Aging, and national director of the Falls Free™ Coalition. “But the good news is, through appropriate risk management – falls are preventable.”

Studies show that a combination of interventions can significantly reduce falls in the older adult population. Missouri’s Steady as You Go campaign focuses on what experts recommend:

  • a physical activity regimen with balance strength training and flexibility components,
  • consulting with a health professional about getting a fall risk assessment,
  • having medications reviewed periodically,
  • getting eyes checked annually, and
  • making sure the home environment is safe and supportive.

Missouri’s network of area agencies on aging will be sponsoring Falls Prevention Day and Steady as You Go workshops and events. Events include balance screening and home safety assessments at the Higginsville Senior Center in Higginsville, MO; a Tai Chi demonstration at the Carroll County Senior Center in Carrollton, MO; Falls Prevention Workshop and Health Fair at the St. Peters Senior Center/Aging and Disability Resource Center in St. Peters, MO; and a presentation entitled “Get Out of Your Chair—Refuse to Fall” at the Jackson Senior Center in Jackson, MO.

More than 40 Missouri communities will be presenting special programs in September. Contact your local Area Agency on Aging for details.

Missouri, through MA4, is part of the Falls Free™ Coalition, which includes 34 states and 70 national organizations, professional associations and federal agencies across the country dedicated to reducing fall-related injury and death among older adults.

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Spotlight On … Dementia Friends USA


Friday, September 10th, 2010

Dementia Friends USA is part of a global movement that is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia. Anyone can be a Dementia Friend – we all have a part to play in creating dementia friendly communities!


A Dementia Friend is someone who, through viewing a series of online videos or attending a live interactive session, learns about what it’s like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into action. From telling friends about the Dementia Friends program to visiting someone who is living with dementia, every action counts.


Ma4’s member Area Agencies on Aging in Missouri have been providing Dementia Friends Sessions since Dementia Friends USA expanded the program to Missouri in 2019. Dementia Friends USA is a part of a global movement that is changing the way people think, act and talk about dementia. Originating in the United Kingdom there are now over 3 million Dementia Friends across the globe and over 108,000 in the United States.


The vision of Dementia Friends is that each of us can make a difference for people with dementia. By learning about what it’s like to live with dementia and identifying simple actions we can take to provide support, Dementia Friends can help those living with dementia feel safe and accepted in their community.
During a Dementia Friends session, participants will learn about 5 Key Messages about dementia.

• Dementia is not a normal part of aging.

• Dementia is caused by diseases of the brain.

• Dementia is not just about having memory problems.

• It is possible to have a good quality of life with dementia.

• There’s more to the person than the dementia.

After an information session a new Dementia Friend will be able to:

• Describe dementia and know the most common type of dementia

• State the five key messages about dementia

• Explain one approach to effectively communicate with a person with dementia

• Commit to an action as a Dementia Friend in your community

• Know where to turn for basic resources for those impacted by dementia

Anyone can become a Dementia Friend. Dementia Friends sessions are open to anyone who wants to help people with dementia in their community.

If your business or community group is interested in holding your own session, please reach out your local AAA.

For more information about Dementia Friends USA visit www.dementiafriendsusa.org

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