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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…

Census 2020

April 1st is Census Day, and here’s everything you need to know about the census, and why completing it matters to your community! What is the census? The census is a short survey that provides an official count of the United States’ population. The Constitution requires the federal government to collect census data every 10…

Personal Care Closet

The Community Options and Services (COS) Department is proud to announce the grand opening of the Jefferson/Franklin Personal Care Closet in January 2020. This project is the brainchild of Community Options Specialists Jennifer Meyer and Jessica Crawford. The closet currently serves home-delivered meal clients in both Jefferson and Franklin counties who need personal care products….

REAL ID, Do I need one?

It may seem like more than enough time, but you now have less than 8 months to get your REAL ID compliant driver license or ID card from the state of Missouri!  State officials are encouraging residents not to wait until the last minute to apply for their Missouri REAL-ID. What is REAL ID?   A…

Humblebrag Bob Borders

Bob Borders, a dedicated Meals on Wheels delivery volunteer from Lemay, turned 80 on August 29th. A big birthday for anyone, Bob knew his family would throw him a big party. He asked his friends and family that in lieu of gifts, they donate to the Aging Ahead meal program. Bob has been delivering meals…