Articles written by Jennifer Schultz

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  • Missoula Aging Services here to help

    Jennifer Schultz, MAS Communications Director|Jul 6, 2023

    rvices (MAS) Resource Center in Seeley Lake serves older adults in the community in various ways. This includes in-home needs assessments, consultations for families and neighbors caring for older adults, information about Meals on Wheels and community lunches, Medicare and Medicaid resources, volunteer opportunities and more. But did you know your local Resource Center can also help find ways to make your money go further in 2023? Located in the Seeley Lake Community Foundation Building (3150 MT-83 N, Seeley Lake, MT 59868), MAS Rural...

  • Missoula Aging Services promtes safety measures during fraud awareness week

    Jennifer Schultz|Jun 8, 2023

    Fraud costs Medicare an estimated $60 billion per year. It costs Medicare beneficiaries time, stress, the security of their medical information, and potentially their health. It costs families, friends, and caregivers in worry and lost work when helping their loved ones recover from falling victim to Medicare fraud. “Medicare fraud has a devastating impact on both beneficiaries and the Medicare program,” said Renee Labrie-Shanks, Statewide Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Program Director. “Current Medicare card and COVID-19 test kit scams illus... Full story

  • Two programs help older adults receive nutritious food in Seeley Lake

    Jennifer Schultz, Missoula Aging Services Communications Director|May 11, 2023

    Now that spring has finally sprung, many of us think fondly about the delicious fresh fruits and vegetables found at our local Farmers Markets. In Seeley Lake, we have a wonderful program to help older adults in the community receive nutritious, local food. The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP), or as many call it, Farmers Market Coupons, is made possible through grant money from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Beginning May 31, 2023, anyone aged 60 and older who meets the income guidelines can stop by the...

  • Missoula Aging Services seeks additional volunteers in 2023

    Jennifer Schultz, Missoula Aging Services|Feb 2, 2023

    At the start of each new year, many resolve to do better for their health and wellness, look for fresh ways to find happiness, and seek new opportunities to give back to their communities. As people evaluate new beginnings in Missoula County, the Volunteer Services team at Missoula Aging Services (MAS) would like to invite Seeley Lake community members to include volunteering in their New Year’s resolutions. Many programs and services provided by MAS are possible thanks to wonderful volunteers dedicated to giving back to older adults in M...

  • Enrollment appointments available in Seeley Lake

    Jennifer Schultz, Missoula Aging Services

    When the leaves begin to change and the nights get a little colder, it is clear that autumn is upon us. At Missoula Aging Services Resource Center in Seeley Lake, fall also conjures thoughts of Medicare Open Enrollment, which happens every year from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. This is the time when Medicare beneficiaries can check their Medicare Part D or Advantage plan and be sure that it is the best choice for them for the coming year or they may shop for a new plan. During this time in the Resource...

  • Seeley Lake Satellite Office accepting new clients

    Jennifer Schultz, Missoula Aging Services|Sep 1, 2022

    SEELEY LAKE - Missoula Aging Services (MAS) is pleased to announce its satellite office located in Seeley Lake is once again accepting new clients. Missoula Aging Services Seeley-Swan Resource Specialist Kristin Mason joined the Agency in April and has spent the last several months learning how to best serve clients in the Seeley Lake area. She now holds regular business hours Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Seeley Lake Foundation Building located at 3150 H...

  • Community input sought from Seeley-Swan residents

    Jennifer Schultz, Missoula Aging Services|Aug 4, 2022

    Missoula Aging Services (MAS) is hosting listening sessions throughout Missoula County this summer to better understand and meet client needs. The listening sessions provide an opportunity for citizens to discuss issues they are facing, share ideas and ask questions of Missoula Aging Services so the Agency can learn how to better serve the community. The Agency will hold its eighth and final listening session at the Seeley Lake Foundation Building (3150 Highway 83) Aug. 24 from 1-2:30 p.m....

  • Partnering with UM pharmacy program, offering medication reviews

    Jennifer Schultz, Missoula Aging Services|Jul 7, 2022

    Missoula Aging Services announced that it will be hosting weekly Medication Review appointments in partnership with the University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy. The hour-long appointments will be with both a UM Pharmacy student and a supervising licensed pharmacist and will be available Wednesday and Thursday afternoons beginning Wednesday, June 29 through Wednesday, Aug. 31. The appointments will be held at the Missoula Aging Services office located at 337 Stephens Avenue, Missoula. Kat...

  • Volunteers needed to meet rising demand

    Jennifer Schultz, Missoula Aging Services|Jun 2, 2022

    Many of the programs and services provided by Missoula Aging Services (MAS) are made possible thanks to wonderful volunteers who are dedicated to giving back to the community. MAS has worked hard during the past two years to keep pace with the demand for services it provides to older adults in Missoula County. Due to this steady increase, MAS has identified a need to recruit a minimum of 32 volunteers to serve 96 new clients currently on a waiting list and is looking to the community for help....

  • New resource specialist welcomed, predecessor thanked

    Jennifer Schultz, Missoula Aging Services|Apr 7, 2022

    Missoula Aging Services (MAS) is pleased to announce they have filled the Rural Resource Specialist position in the MAS Seeley-Swan Resource Center. Kristin Mason, of Seeley Lake, will be taking over the duties previously held by Linda Howard. "The Agency would like to recognize the years of service and dedication provided by Linda. She was instrumental in providing education and guidance to the Seeley-Swan communities, and we are thankful for the difference she made during her time in that posi...

  • MAS celebrates March for Meals 50th Anniversary

    Jennifer Schultz, Missoula Aging Services|Mar 3, 2022

    Missoula Aging Services (MAS) announced that it will be participating in a special March for Meals celebration honoring the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act Nutrition Program, the federal legislation that helps to fund community-based programs like Meals on Wheels. Throughout the month of March, MAS will join the national Meals on Wheels network to raise awareness and rally support for this vital public-private partnership that has helped provide the seniors in Missoula County, includ...

  • New financial services aim to prevent possible exploitation

    Jennifer Schultz, Missoula Aging Services|Feb 3, 2022

    Missoula Aging Services is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new service available to clients in the Seeley-Swan Valley. The Money Management Program is designed to aid older and at-risk adults who are finding difficulties in managing their personal financial affairs. Clients enrolled in the Money Management Program receive peace of mind in knowing essential bills are paid so their most important needs are met including shelter, food, clothing and healthcare. Undeposited checks or un...

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