The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Senior Outlook

Senior Outlook
  • Never too old — or young — for Branson

    I don’t spend enough time with my grandparents.
    I guess I never have. Now 85, Orville and Reba — Mama and Papa to us and countless other kids around our old Miami Okla. , neighborhood — spent a big part of their lives raising my three younger brothers and me.

    November 30, 2010

  • Volunteers needed for Area Agency on Aging Region X

    The Area Agency on Aging Region X is currently looking for volunteers to donate their time to the Silver Haired Legislature and Area Agency on Aging advisory board.

    June 2, 2010

  • Linda McIntosh: Volunteering brings plenty of benefits

    Famed anthropologist Margaret Mead once said, “A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has ...” Those who volunteer have the ability to do just that.

    June 2, 2010

  • Stephanie Denham: Agency volunteers fill big shoes

    What is a volunteer? Over the years, as an employee of the Area Agency on Aging, I have learned that a volunteer is one who puts others first.

    June 2, 2010

  • Melissa Gronde: Conference good opportunity for caregivers

    With summer approaching, we look forward to being able to get outside and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air. My son was mowing the lawn recently and there were birds singing literally everywhere. It sounded like a choir.

    June 2, 2010

  • Carolyn McLaren: State budget cuts affect agency

    The Missouri legislative session is over and all the budget decisions have been made and passed for the next fiscal year.
    It is now in the hands of the governor should any further cuts need to be made.

    June 2, 2010

  • Jennifer Foraker: Guidelines assist in choosing care center

    The decision to go to or place your loved one in an assisted living or skilled nursing center is never an easy one to make.
    In fact it can be rather daunting with the different types of centers and costs, contracts and personal expectations thrown in the mix.

    June 2, 2010

  • Helen Hahn: Time to say goodbye

    During a person’s lifetime, there are many times that you have had to make changes and say goodbye. Like leaving the security of your home and heading off to your first experience at school — kindergarten.

    June 2, 2010

  • Allison Riddle: Summer activities all ages can enjoy

    Summer is here and hopefully you’re planning on spending more time with your family over the next few months. Whether you’re getting ready for some time on the road or they’re visiting you at home, there are plenty of activities you can do with your grandkids to share time and make memories.

    June 2, 2010

  • Programs assist with medicine, Medicare Do you find yourself struggling to pay for your medications or Medicare premium assistance? There are many options available to assist you, if you fall within certain income guidelines.

    April 7, 2010

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