Aging & Health Articles

June 27, 2022 | Posted in Aging & Health
Missouri Capitol

The virtual session provided an overview of the 2022 Kansas and Missouri state legislative sessions and the impacts on aging residents.

May 31, 2022 | Posted in Aging & Health
Caregiver providing lunch for older adult

Are you a caregiver? We want to hear from you!

May 27, 2022 | Posted in Aging & Health
Double Up Food Bucks event at Town and Country Supermarkets in Salem, Mo.

On Wednesday, May 18, about two dozen people gathered at the Country Mart grocery store in Salem, Missouri, to learn about the Double Up Food Bucks incentive program and celebrate the program becoming part of the Town and County Supermarkets system in southern Missouri.

April 15, 2022 | Posted in Aging & Health
Community for All Ages Logo

On Friday, April 15, at the First Suburbs Coalition meeting, the Mid-America Regional Council honored Peculiar, Missouri, for becoming more age friendly. Peculiar earned Silver Level status in the Communities for All Ages recognition program, which required conducting a self-assessment of age-friendly policies and actions.

January 24, 2022 | Posted in Aging & Health
Excelsior Springs Communities for All Ages Award Recipients

MARC honors Excelsior Springs, Mo., Grain Valley, Mo. and Merriam, Kan. for becoming more age friendly.

November 30, 2021 | Posted in Aging & Health
Local public health department staff with a gift box of cookies

This season, we are thankful for many things including our region’s local public health departments for their commitment to keeping our communities safe.

August 25, 2021 | Posted in Aging & Health
Fruits and vegetables on a grocery store display

New funding will support program expansion to reach more SNAP recipients.

May 13, 2021 | Posted in Aging & Health
Remodeling for Accessible Homes Guidebook cover

Homeowners in our region have a new tool to help them with ideas to renovate their homes as they get older and/or their abilities change.

May 12, 2021 | Posted in Aging & Health
Age Positive Conference 2021 Banner

The 6th annual Age Positive: Ideas for an Age-Friendly Future virtual conference was held on May 11-13, 2021, offering a forum for innovative program ideas to enhance current older adult programming, develop new programs and offer workshops to help participants hone leadership skills. The theme for Age Positive 2021 was "Refresh — Restart — Renew."

April 28, 2021 | Posted in Aging & Health
Johnson County, Kan. commissioners accepting the Communities for All Ages regognition

On Friday, April 16, Johnson County, Kansas, became the first county in our region to be recognized as a Community for All Ages.