A wonderful service provided by area senior centers to ensure that local seniors are safe and well at home. Call the SeniorAge Area Agency on Aging, 417-862-0762, for additional details about getting a call for you or a loved one.Telephone Reassurance phone calls are one of the best ways for SeniorAge to ensure local seniors are staying safe and well at home. If you would like a friendly phone call each week, contact your local senior center and we can give you or your loved ones a call. You can also call our main office at 417-862-0762 to be included. ... See MoreSee Less
For anyone who watched the movie "The Right Stuff" you might remember Annie Glenn's character who had a severe stuttering problem. The real Annie Glenn did, too. After overcoming and persevering she was a long-time advocate for the Disability Community. <3 ... See MoreSee Less
Excellent information and reminders for everyone of any age!Missouri Senior Medicare Patrol Releases May Fraud Alert:
The Missouri SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) reminds you to watch out for scams related to the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Scammers are targeting older adults. Fraudsters are attempting to bill Medicare for sham tests or treatments related to the coronavirus. They also are targeting individuals to illegally obtain money or Medicare numbers.
Here’s how to protect yourself:
Do not give out your Medicare number to anyone other than your doctor, health care provider, or other trusted representative. Protect your Medicare number and treat your Medicare card like a credit card.
Never provide your Medicare number to anyone who contacts you through unsolicited calls, texts, or emails.
Be cautious of anyone who comes to your door offering free coronavirus testing, treatment, or supplies.
Don’t click on online links from sources you don’t know, which could put your computer or device at risk. Make sure the anti-malware and anti-virus software on your computer are up to date.
Be cautious when purchasing medical supplies from unverified sources, including online advertisements and email/phone solicitations.
Ignore online offers for vaccinations. If you see ads touting prevention products or cures for COVID-19, they are most likely a scam.
Do your homework before donating to a charity or crowdfunding site due to a public health emergency. Be particularly wary of any charities requesting donations by cash, by gift card, or wire transfer.
Be alert to “investment opportunities.” The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is warning people about online promotions, including on social media, claiming that the products or services of publicly traded companies can prevent, detect, or cure COVID-19 and that the stock of these companies will dramatically increase in value as a result.
As always, report suspected Medicare fraud to the Missouri SMP at 1-888-515-6565. ... See MoreSee Less