Aging & Health Articles

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.

April 6, 2020 | Posted in Aging & Health
Boxes of frozen meals in a warehouse

To address the increased demand for home-delivered meals, MARC staff have found new resources and formed new partnerships.

February 7, 2020 | Posted in Aging & Health
Communities for All Ages awardees at the February 2020 First Suburbs Coalition meeting

KC Communities for All Ages awardees are recognized for their work to ensure that older adults are valued, understood, respected and involved in creating and sustaining a high quality of life in their communities.  

September 30, 2019 | Posted in Aging & Health
Community Health Workers at a table

Community Health Workers (CHWs) are trained professionals who serve as a bridge between patients and health or social services agencies. Since they’re usually from the communities they serve, they understand and can represent the needs and interests of their clients, helping them to communicate better with health care providers and to self-manage their health conditions.

August 12, 2019 | Posted in Aging & Health
Doctor with a vaccine and young patient

Health departments around the metro area are urging parents to make sure their children are up-to-date on their childhood vaccines before school starts. 

August 7, 2019 | Posted in Aging & Health
A caretaker assisting an older adult

“Alexa, I need carrots.”

May 17, 2019 | Posted in Aging & Health
A banner for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day with the slogan Building Strong Support for Elders

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15, see what local communities are doing to support the cause.

May 15, 2019 | Posted in Aging & Health
Age Positive Conference 2019 attendees

Nearly 175 professionals and volunteers who work with older adults attended the fourth annual Age Positive: Ideas for an Age-Friendly Future conference at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center on May 8. Attendees learned innovative ideas to enhance the programming at their organizations

April 23, 2019 | Posted in Aging & Health
All Community for All Ages Award Recipients in April 2019

KC Communities for All Ages awardees are recognized for their work to ensure that older adults are valued, understood, respected and involved in creating and sustaining a high quality of life in their communities.