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Giving tree for older adults

MISSOULA - The holiday giving season has arrived, and Missoula Aging Services (MAS) is asking for community support to help older adults and caregivers in Missoula County. Missoula Aging Services will once again host a Virtual Giving Tree, as well...

 

Memory Care Support available in Missoula and Ravalli Counties

In 2021, Missoula Aging Services (MAS) launched a program aimed at increasing support for older adults living with memory loss in our community. It has already served over 75 people since it began just over a year ago. The Memory Care Support...

 

Older adults encouraged to complete Community Assessment survey

MISSOULA – Montanans age 55 and older can help Missoula Aging Services and Montana’s Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) better understand the needs and priorities of older Montanans by completing the 2022 Community Assessment...

 

MAS Levy will help meet growing needs for seniors

Older Missoula County residents and their families owe a big “thank you” to our County Commissioners. On March 10th, the Commission voted unanimously to place a levy on the June 7th Primary Election ballot. The levy will boost support to vital...

 

Helping fulfill the promises of those we love

As the New Year begins, we'd like to share a story with you of how a local family was able to fulfill their promise. Local residents like Les and his family can find support to navigate life's...

 

Connecting older adults with tablets and training

Missoula Aging Services (MAS) announced the expansion of a program to connect older adults with online resources, family and friends. Technology can address many of the challenges associated with...

 

Medication reviews can help you get the best care

Missoula Aging Services is hosting Medication Review appointments in partnership with the University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy. The hour-long appointments will be with both a UM...

 

Beware of vaccination survey scams

Missoula Aging Services received reports of a new COVID-19 vaccine email scam where people are asked to complete a survey. They offer a free reward but ask people to pay a nominal fee "to cover...

 

Economic Impact Payment debit cards issued

Calls are being received at local Area Agencies on Aging reporting that a credit card arrived in the mail from “Money Network Financial” saying that they represent the US Treasury and to call to activate the card. These are legitimate cards....

 

Medicare cards are not being replaced

If you’re on Medicare, you will not be receiving a new chip card or a plastic version to replace your paper ID card. If somebody calls you to tell you that, they’re lying. It’s another Medicare scam. This scam is active in Montana and several...

 

Beware of scams for durable medical equipment

The Social Security Act prohibits suppliers of durable medical equipment from making unsolicited telephone calls to people on Medicare, yet Montana Senior Medicare Patrol has received multiple reports across Montana of scam calls making the rounds....

 

Senior Companion Program Now Offered in Seeley-Swan Area

SEELEY LAKE - The Missoula Aging Services (MAS) Seeley-Swan Resource Center now offers a volunteer program for adults age 55 and older who would like to give a helping hand to other area residents and earn a small tax free stipend to help with expens...

 

Workshops to Explore Estate Planning and More

MISSOULA - Who will receive your property if you pass away without an estate plan? Do you know when wills or trusts have control over property and when they don’t? What financial and legal steps should be taken before a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s,...

 

Seeley-Swan Area Urgently Needs Caregivers

The Seeley-Swan area has a critical shortage of caregivers, according to Missoula Aging Services Resource Specialist Linda Howard. She wants to do something about it. “In keeping with our mission to promote the independence, dignity and health of...

 

Missoula Aging Services Opens Office in Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE - Older adults in the Seeley Lake area will now have access to Missoula Aging Services (MAS) resources and assistance in Seeley Lake, right in time for the Medicare Open Enrollment...

 

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