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New Volunteer Coordinator

Hello everyone! My name is Laura Conners and I am excited to introduce myself as the new Volunteer Coordinator at Aging Ahead. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with such an important organization that is truly making a difference in our community. As Volunteer Coordinator, I am fortunate to work with a diverse…

Your Vote Matters

Make Sure Your Vote COUNTS · Check your registration status online or call your local election office. · You MUST be registered by October 7, 2020 · Request absentee ballot now (online or call local election authority) · Ballots will be mailed to you after September 22, 2020 · Vote by absentee in your local election authority office (contact your…

Always Serving with a Smile

After 44 years of service, Jan Bommarito is retiring as Aging Ahead’s Executive Administrative Assistant. Since 1976, Jan Bommarito has been the smile behind Aging Ahead. From her first years as a receptionist to later transitioning to her final role as the Executive Administrative Assistant, Jan helped grow and shape the agency, “I have loved…

Take Action to Prevent the Flu

The Flu Shot is More Important than Ever Prevent Seasonal Flu At Aging Ahead, the health and well-being of our participants is our top priority. While our senior centers remain closed, and will not offer flu shots this year, we want to remind you the flu shot will be more important than ever during the…

Essential Services. Critical Connections. Ongoing Support.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every facet of society, older adults are facing unique challenges to meet their basic needs. Aging Ahead is working to address these needs through multiple essential emergency services. Senior Centers Aging Ahead Senior Centers are focused on meeting the ongoing nutritional needs of older adults who are homebound and/or…

Adult Abuse and Neglect in Missouri

By: Wendy Bruemmer-MO Dept. of Health & Senior Services Wear purple on June 15, 2020, World Eder Abuse Awareness Day, in support of the worldwide effort to prevent elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue.  The color purple was adopted as the symbol to raise awareness of elder abuse and the effects…

“Hello, How are you doing?”

Telephone Reassurance Program Keeps Us Connected—From a Distance “I look forward to receiving the meals and the calls”  Aging Ahead understands that being isolated from our family and friends can take a heavy toll on our physical and mental health.  Through our Telephone Reassurance Program, staff and volunteers have made over 8,000 calls to help…

Solving the Tissue Issue – One Roll at A Time

“I thought I would run out! Thank you so much!” —A happy Tissue Issue recipient As we all know, it has become nearly impossible to find products like toilet paper at the store these days. Combine the lack of availability with the importance of keeping older adults safe at home, and we’re often left asking…

What does it mean to be an Essential Services Provider?

Essential can certainly mean different things to different people. The dictionary defines essential as “absolutely necessary,” “extremely important,” “crucial.” The role of the Area Agencies on Aging in the time of any crisis is absolutely essential. The services provided are crucial to the sustained safety and well-being of the populations we commit to serve. The…

CHOICE Sponsorship Providing Enriched Classes

Aging Ahead does not have a budget to pay presenters and has always relied on the willingness of partners to provide educational presentations at no cost. We wanted to find a way to include topics that we did not have access to before in our Choice schedule for 2020. With our recent Choice Sponsor pilot…