Summit On Aging & Health – Day 2

After a healthy breakfast, Day 2 of the 14th Annual ShowMe Summit on Aging & Health got underway. Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill kicked off the day with a short video detailing major issues facing seniors in Washington and saluting the efforts of Missouri seniors working to maintain funding for key programs and services. The introductory remarks were followed by Dr. Lindsey Baker of the Missouri Budget Project who explained how recent budget decisions in Missouri will impact seniors throughout the state.

Other morning speakers included Janis Keith from the Mid-East AAA who encouraged Missouri seniors to get involved in the public process by voting and engaging in advocacy activities, and Todd Hurt, Manager of the Vulnerable Citizens Service Unit of the Secretary of State’s office, who discussed special services available to Missourians. Juliet Simone, from the Show Me Falls Free Missouri Coalition also spoke regarding the risks of falls for seniors and the expense of medical care for such injuries.

The day coontinues with various educational seminars, a Senior Expo showcasing sponsor products and services, and special activities including a day trip to Warm Springs Ranch to visit the world-famous Clydesdales.

PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS FROM DAY TWO:

Lindsey Baker, PhD – Missouri Budget Project

Janis Keith – Mid-East AAA

Starr Kohler introduces Advocacy panel

Todd Hurt – Missouri Secretary of State’s office

Cale Bradford – The Impact of HCB 3 Veto

 

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