Aging & Health Articles

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.

March 5, 2021 | Posted in Aging & Health
Older adult receiving a vaccine

Free help is available to connect older adults to COVID-19 vaccines.

February 25, 2021 | Posted in Aging & Health
Missouri Capitol

Following a kickoff on Feb. 23, 2021, Silver-Haired Legislature (SHL) delegates from all over Missouri are holding their first week-long, virtual Silver-Haired Advocacy Week. Through phone calls, video calls and emails, delegates are meeting with legislators to highlight SHL’s past achievements, as well as its current priorities.

February 1, 2021 | Posted in Aging & Health
North Kansas City Community for All Ages Award

On Friday, Jan. 15, the Mid-America Regional Council honored the cities of Grandview, Missouri, and North Kansas City, Missouri, for becoming more age friendly.

November 30, 2020 | Posted in Aging & Health
Stacks of apples at a grocery store

The new $8.1 million public and private funding will provide continued support for the Double Up Food Bucks program, which has provided healthy food incentives to SNAP recipients in Kansas and Missouri since 2015.

August 7, 2020 | Posted in Aging & Health
Stacks of apples at a grocery store

Double Up Food Bucks is once again available in the area, allowing those using SNAP (food assistance) benefits to double their food dollars for fresh fruits and vegetables.