Updated: February 16, 2024 – MIPPA Funding at Risk! Millions of people can’t afford their Medicare out-of-pocket costs. Help is available, but many of the ones most in need are not aware of the benefit programs and/or how to enroll. MIPPA (Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers) funds programs like Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs)…Read More →
AAA services help older adults remain independent in the homes of their choice. Our approach is geared toward bringing services to people, not people to services.
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Missourians deserve to age with dignity, independence, and choice. Together with Missouri's ten Area Agencies on Aging, ma4 works to make Missouri a place where we can all age well.Find a Marketplace Navigator Now!
Missouri Association of Area Agencies - ma4 - is the leading resource for service, information, and advocacy to improve the lives of aging Missourians. ma4 supports the effectiveness and capacity of Missouri’s ten AAAs by working with community partners to strengthen advocacy efforts, share information, maximize resources, and assist staff and caregivers in supporting adults to live independently in the homes of our choice for as long as we choose. We advocate at the local, state, and federal level for services and supports that enhance the lives of older adults in the state of Missouri.About ma4
STOP ELDER ABUSE: 1-800-392-0210
STOP ELDER ABUSE! If you see signs of abuse, talk to the older adult to find out what is going on. Most importantly, get help or report what you see to Adult Protective Services. Missouri Adult Abuse and Neglect Hotline: #1-800-392-0210. Make a difference. Make the call.Learn More
Missouri’s Master Plan on Aging wants to hear from you! Town Hall Events are now planned at an Area Agency on Aging near you. Aging with Dignity: Missouri’s Master Plan on Aging, was established by Governor Mike Parson through executive order in January 2023. Since that time, an advisory council comprised of legislators, state agency…Read More →
**NEW 1/30/24: Updated FAQs and responses below. NEW 12/20/23: Missouri is in the process of developing a Master Plan on Aging (MPA). This cross-sector, state-led strategic planning resource will help Missouri transform the infrastructure and coordination of services for its rapidly aging population, people with disabilities, and caregivers. An important piece of the MPA includes…Read More →