Meet-A-Need 2021

In 2020,  Aging Ahead launched the Meet-A-Need program to help address some of the critical needs older adults are now facing. The program, which is 100% dependent on donations, offers staff the opportunity to respond to unmet needs such as medical transportation, utility expenses, minor home repairs, etc. when no other funding option is available….

Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare Open Enrollment is from October 15 through December 7 each year. Open Enrollment is a time you can join, switch, or drop a plan. Your coverage will begin January 1, as long as the plan gets your request by December 7. This is a good time to review your current coverage and decide what…

COVID Testing Update!

Testing remains a very important tool in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is now offering two options for  FREE COVID-19 testing.  First, there are in-person testing events hosted around the state.  Individuals are not required to pre-register or have an appointment, simply show up to one of the events…

Are you ready to get vaccinated?

Nearly 3 million Missourians have received the COVID-19 vaccine.  Are you ready to join them?  The choice to be vaccinated for COVID-19 is a personal one and to date, over 47% of Missourians have chosen to receive it. The Dept. of Health and Senior Services has outlined the facts in this link to help you…

Meet-A-Need

In 2020,  Aging Ahead launched the Meet-A-Need program to help address some of the critical needs older adults are now facing. The program, which is 100% dependent on donations, offers staff the opportunity to respond to unmet needs such as medical transportation, utility expenses, minor home repairs, etc. when no other funding option is available….

Caring for the Caregiver

Aging Ahead has a long history of supporting family caregivers, and we know caring for a loved one can be one of the hardest roles out there.  Through our Family Caregiver Support Program we are able to provide a variety of options to help ensure both the caregiver AND the care-receiver stay safe and healthy….

Conversation is Good for the Soul

Aging Ahead’s Friendly Caller program helps older adults remain connected to their community and to each other. Both volunteers making the calls and the individuals receiving the calls describe the program as impactful. Citing feelings of loneliness when Ellie joined the program in June, she recently shared, “This program is wonderful, and the volunteer, Jenny,…

Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP)

At Aging Ahead, we work hard on identifying needs throughout our service area to create a long-lasting and positive impact within our community. Our programs and services are not only aimed at serving older adults, but also their families and caregivers, making our community stronger for it. The Aging Ahead Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP)…

Conversation is Good for the Soul

Aging Ahead’s Friendly Caller program helps older adults remain connected to their community and to each other. Both volunteers making the calls and the individuals receiving the calls describe the program as impactful. Citing feelings of loneliness when Ellie joined the program in June, she recently shared, “This program is wonderful, and the volunteer, Jenny,…

Food Safety and Preparation

Your kitchen is always the first thing you should prepare before you begin cooking. Make sure all food contact surfaces are clean, all utensils and cooking equipment is clean, and that you’re using separate equipment for raw meat and fish. Always wash your vegetables! From the farm to the grocery store, a piece of produce…