Benefits presentation at
Belton Senior Center
On March 15, Penny Humphrey of Care Connection for Aging Services, spoke to patrons at the Belton Senior Center about programs that are available to assist older adults, including MO HealthNet, MO-Rx, SNAP, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, and more. The presentation included a "quiz show" game complete with prizes for participants.
Don Bosco patron turns 100
Nhiem Nguyen, a member of Kansas City's Vietnamese-American community and a Don Bosco Senior Center patron, celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. On the day before, Don Bosco staff and patrons helped Nguyen (shown seated at right) celebrate with a celebration that included cake, friends and a special lunch.
Miles for Meals
The Miles for Meals 5K run and 2K walk will be held April 30, 2017. The event raises money to feed older adults in Platte County, Missouri, through Platte Senior Services.
The walk will be held at Zona Rosa, 8640 N. Dixson Avenue in Kansas City, MIssouri. Registration starts at 7:45 at the Town Square, and the race starts at 8:30 a.m.
New federal poverty guidelines
The department of Health and Human Services recently released the 2017 federal poverty guidelines, usually referred to as the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). The new poverty guidelines are used for determining financial eligibility for many federal and state programs. The new guidelines are effective as of January 31, 2017. The guidelines set the 100 percent poverty level for a single individual in the 48 contiguous states at $12,060 (up from $11,880 in 2016) and for a couple at $16,240 (up from $16,020 in 2016).
See the full announcement here. It include a chart of levels for different family sizes and also includes Alaska and Hawaii guidelines.