How it Works...
The Southwest Missouri Office on Aging
SWMOA is a mission-led, not-for-profit Area Agency
on Aging serving 17 counties in southwest Missouri:
Barry, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Douglas, Greene,
Howell, Lawrence, Oregon, Ozark, Polk, Shannon,
Stone, Taney, Texas, Webster, and Wright.
The Older Americans Act (OAA)
In 1965, this Congressional act established helpful A bi-monthly publication of the Southwest Missouri Office on Aging March-April 2010
services for seniors and their families under the
Administration on Aging.
The Aging Services Network A Look Inside...
The Administration on Aging sends OAA funding to
State Agencies on Aging. Funds are then distributed
to the regional Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) within
From Our Chief Executive Officer ..........................................3
each state. Choosing a Pharmacy That’s Best for You .............................4
Fraternal Order of Eagles Provides Support .........................5
AAAs are the stewards for initiating and maintaining
Meeting In-Home Meal Demands............................................6
OAA programs. There are 10 AAAs in Missouri.
SWMOA is one of them. Each AAA is closely The Census is Coming to Town ................................................8
monitored by strict federal and state guidelines. Mtn. Grove Celebrates New Beginnings .................................9
The Facts About Colorectal Cancer .....................................10
Because seniors have many needs not covered by In the Spotlight: Ozark County Senior Center ...................12
OAA funding, in 1989 the SWMOA Foundation was Transportation Gives Seniors Access to Community ..........14
created to raise and distribute special needs funds. Foot Clinics Provide Foot Pain Relief ...................................16
SENIOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS EXPO .....................17
Celebrating Birthday Milestones ...........................................24
Our Vision Ida Mae - A True Inspiration for All ...................................28
To be, for all seniors and their
families, the first call for help, Gong Show Takes Branson Stage ..........................................30
hope, and advocacy. WINDOWS OF MEMORY LUNCHEON............................32
Partnering Opportunities .......................................................38
Southwest Missouri Senior Center Listings..........................39
To be the single entry point
for identifying resources and
providing assistance to enrich the SWMOA
quality of life for all seniors 1735 S. Fort Avenue
and their families. Springfield, MO 65807
417-862-0762 | 800-497-0822
Fax: 417-865-2683 | www.swmoa.com
The Southwest Missouri Office on Aging, a designated Area Agency on
SWMOA Board of Directors
Dale Johnson, President OREGON Aging, provides these services through federal, state, local government,
Richard Meyer, 1st Vice Pres. BARRY grant, and Foundation assistance.
Alvin Meyer, 2nd Vice Pres. POLK
Ulla Farrow, Secretary DOUGLAS Senior Centers
Wright Bogart, Treasurer WRIGHT Senior Centers are comfortable gathering places for food, fellowship, and activity.
Ray Weaver CHRISTIAN Center professionals and volunteers are your advocates and friends, making it a
Armetta Sedge DADE trusted place to deal with your needs.
Linda Portman DALLAS
Judy Warren GREENE Meal Programs
Auda Richardson HOWELL Noon meals are served in senior center dining rooms or are hand delivered to
Clyde Sharp LAWRENCE
Norman Hartman OZARK
homebound neighbors. Salad bars and ice cream machines are making an appearance
Tony Orchard SHANNON in senior center dining rooms as centers reflect the “taste” of their communities.
Linda Dorman STONE Perhaps your much-loved first-grade teacher is one of the 7,680 people receiving a
Margaret Gordon TANEY home-delivered meal from one of our 39 senior centers. The high point of her day
Pat Fletcher TEXAS might be the smiling volunteer coming through her door with that noon meal.
John Gentry WEBSTER
Information & Assistance Services
SWMOA Advisory Board Seniors and their families can rely on us to provide them with information and
Teresa Hall, Chairperson help about all kinds of situations. And, if we don’t have the answer, we’ll find
Sheryl Emery, Vice Chairperson out who does.
Bill Dudley Case Management
Cheryl Fitch Sometimes you just feel lost. You aren’t sure what you need, who to call, or what
Leroy Hogan help is available. Trained case managers can help you identify problems, both large
Glenn Phillips or small, talk through alternatives, and guide you in finding appropriate solutions.
Kenneth Sedge In-Home Services
Ruby Vincent A little help goes a long way in helping seniors remain independent. We offer
Victor Williams programs that help with housework, personal care (such as bathing), and respite
Freddie Zimmerman care in the home which allows caregivers time away when a family member
cannot be left alone.
SWMOA Foundation Board
Mike Montana, President Caregiver Encouragement
Leland Bussell, Vice President Caregivers need support. Just knowing your loved one is in good hands when
G. Williams, Secretary you must be away for a few hours is what our in-home programs offer. In addition,
Hearld Ambler, Treasurer
we fund caregiver training, adult day care, and counseling that can reassure an
Mike Haynes overwhelmed caregiver.
Janet Morris We fund programs that provide door-to-door transportation to business, health care,
Deborah Peiffer or shopping locations.
Paul Reinert Tax Preparation Assistance
Jim Stiles Certified volunteers can complete your federal and state tax forms and housing
George Sumpter expense rebate (MO-PTC) without charge.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
A network of trained volunteer advocates regularly visit nursing home residents.
They can help address any concerns or needs.
Contact: Juli Stovall
email@example.com Acting in an advisory capacity to the Missouri legislature, seniors (age 60 or older)
417.862.0762 are elected by their peers to promote legislation that is in the best interest of
Missouri’s older adults.
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A Note From Our CEO
Who will tell average cost to keep one senior in a nursing
them we can no home on Medicaid is $48,337 every year.
longer help? If our meals keep just 26 seniors out of
nursing homes, you, as a taxpayer, aren’t out
Everyone is looking one penny for our meals program.
for a bargain these
days. In 2009 we delivered over 800,000 home
meals, and can clearly document saving at
We’re not bashful least 103 seniors from spending their last
about stepping up to year in a nursing home room. The cost to the
say: If you’re looking for a bargain, you’ve taxpayers for that one year of nursing home
come to the right place. care would have been $4,978,711.
We’ve got a big, long title. We’re the Area Since our state budget is $1,254,667, our
Agency on Aging under the Older Americans services just to these 103 seniors saved
Act. But our task is straightforward. We Missouri taxpayers 3.7 million dollars!
identify the services that are in place for
seniors, and then we fill the gaps that exist In spite of this, we are one of the first
between services. We listen to seniors one- programs on the chopping block when it
on-one to sort out what they most need, and comes to funding cuts. We need your help.
introduce them to the choices and services We need you to stand up, speak up, and talk
they need to stay well and as independent as up for us with your senior neighbors, family,
possible. and friends! Tell your representatives, family,
friends, churches, and organizations about our
One of the most important needs we meet is work and settle for nothing less than the
taking meals into the homes of the seniors who restoration of cuts to our programs.
need them. We have created Senior Centers,
volunteer networks, and County Councils to Every dollar taken away from us costs you,
assure the delivery of these meals. If a meal the taxpayer, money. And some senior goes
brought to your doorstep were all you needed without a meal. Will you prepare and deliver
to stay well and at home, would you consider lunch to that senior? We don’t want to call
it a bargain? and tell her there won’t be a meal today.
But, beyond the value to the senior, it’s also a
bargain-basement savings for the state. The
Choosing A Pharmacy That’s Best for You
Expert tips from The pharmacy that you trade at is of extreme
Lynn A. Morris, importance to compliance. Does the pharmacy
R. Ph., M.S.,
Family Pharmacy utilize larger print on labels? Do they help you
understand your medicine and the directions
before you leave the store?
medications is crucial The following simple steps may make taking
to achieving optimal your medicine easier:
clinical benefits. • Make sure you can read the instruction
Estimates suggest that sheet. If not, ask for one with larger type.
perhaps half of all prescription drugs may not • Take a few minutes to review the
produce the desired results because they are instructions before leaving the pharmacy.
not used properly. If there is anything you don’t understand,
ask the pharmacist to explain.
There are many factors influencing • Make sure you can open the medication
compliance. Some of these factors are: bottle. If not, ask for a bottle without a
age over 70, living alone, health beliefs, child-resistant cap.
and counseling regarding medication use. • Get all your prescriptions filled at the same
Also, the complexity, duration, and cost of pharmacy. That way the pharmacist can
medication regimens are important. keep track of all your medications,
including over-the-counter products.
For example, compliance is markedly better • Establish a daily routine for taking your
when the number of daily doses prescribed medicine. It is easier to remember to take
was one or two, as opposed to three. And in your medicine if you associate it with a
most cases, one a day would be better than “cue” like brushing your teeth.
twice a day. Also, the child resistant lids may
affect a lot of seniors from getting into their We are all fortunate to live in an age when so
bottles. Pharmacies may give you an easy-off many effective medicines are available for
lid as long as you sign off that you want this both serious and non-serious illness. However,
type of lid. if not taken properly, the medications aren’t as
effective as they should be. With that in mind,
The cost of medications may prevent older let your pharmacist help you make the right
individuals from taking required therapy. choices when it comes to your medications.
Many have lost prescription drug coverage Your life may depend on it!
and may be forced to choose between filling a
prescription and paying for life’s necessities. Send in your questions and we’ll ask a pharmacist for
the answers and publish them in the Vintage Voice.
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Fraternal Order Of Eagles Gives
Major Support To Missouri’s Area
Agencies On Aging
The Southwest Missouri Office on Aging
would like to acknowledge and thank the
Missouri Fraternal Order of Eagles for
their $40,000 donation to AAA prescription
assistance programs. MEAAA Executive
Director Mary E. Schaefer (second from left)
and Southeast Missouri Area Agency on
Aging Executive Director Glenda
Hoffmeister (second from right) accept
the donation on behalf of MA4.
MA4, the Missouri Alliance of Area Agencies
on Aging, is comprised of 10 Area Agencies
on Aging in Missouri that provide the following services,
either directly through their own staff or through contracts with other agencies:
• Information and Assistance
• Public Education and Outreach
• Case Management and Care Coordination
• In-Home Homemaker and Personal Care
• Respite Care and Family Caregiver
• Adult Day Care
• Minor Home Repair/Modification
• Legal Services
• Home-Delivered and Dining Room Meals
• Long-Term Care Ombudsman
• Health Promotion and Disease
• Community Resources, and More
SWMOA Strives to Fulfill In-Home Meal
Each year, SWMOA strives to meet the high
demands of home-delivered meals to seniors.
One of our greatest concerns is having the
funds available to deliver meals to every
senior in need.
The meal delivery program is fulfilled in large
part by volunteer drivers, many who do not
accept reimbursement for their mileage. Their
generosity and kind hearts help in so many
ways. Often, the warm smile of a delivery
volunteer is the only face that many of our Kimberling Area Senior Center values the work of
their volunteers who spend hours helping at the center
homebound seniors see in what otherwise
and delivering meals to seniors.
might be a long and lonely day.
In the 17 counties that SWMOA serves, meal In fiscal year 2009, SWMOA’s
drivers logged over 289,143 miles delivering meal program provided:
meals to seniors in 2009. Also during the
past year, there were over 8,606 seniors 1,240,112 total meals to 21,563
receiving in-home services. These in-home seniors
services include homemaker services,
caregiver assistance, personal care, meals, and
even home repairs and modifications.
842,175 home-delivered meals
There are many ways our communities can 397,937 senior center dining
help including sponsoring a meal at the room meals
senior center, adopting a home-delivered meal
route, and even adopting a senior’s meals for
Seniors needing meals or in-home
a given month. It’s a small investment that can
help keep a senior in their home as opposed to services should contact their local
long-term nursing care. And it even saves you senior center administrator. An
tax dollars! assessment process is used to help
determine which seniors qualify for
Watch for more information on ways you can meals and/or other services.
help in your community.
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Kimberling City Republic’s Center Administrator Peggy Lane Ozark Senior Center volunteer
volunteers prepare to honors Gregg Johnson from Great Southern delivers meals to seniors in her
deliver meals. during a special luncheon hosted by the bank. community.
Individuals, Businesses, and Congregations
Can get Involved
Sponsoring a home-delivery route or And the rewards back to the organization are
hosting a congregate meal at one of our senior very gratifying. Peggy goes out of her way
centers can be both a fun and rewarding to recognize her community partners by
experience with a very minimal time honoring them on her billboard, allowing
commitment. Just ask the many volunteers them to speak to the seniors during the lunch,
from the Republic area. and surprising them with special recognitions.
According to Center Administrator Peggy Home-delivered meal volunteers are key to
Lane, local businesses have begun a “friendly helping seniors continue living at home in
competition” among themselves to see who their own communities, especially when they
can “out do” the other. Participants host the are recovering from illness or surgery. The
meal, provide funding for seniors dining that meals help them maintain good nutrition, heal
day, and often times help serve and clean up faster, and avoid frailty.
after the meal.
Delivery volunteers and center hosts are
Businesses such as Great Southern Bank always welcome in our communities. Contact
host monthly or quarterly meals just to show your local senior center administrator to see
their support for their local community and how you or your business can get involved.
senior centers. “It’s a win-win outcome for What a great way to show your support for
both the center and the partnering businesses,” senior independence!
The Census is Coming to Town
The U.S. Census counts every resident in IMPORTANT:
the United States, and is required by the Do not give your Social Security
Constitution to do so every 10 years.
number, credit card, or banking
The Census will also help communities information to anyone, even if they
receive more than $400 billion in federal claim they need it for the U.S. Census.
funds each year for things like: Anyone asking for that information is
NOT with the Census Bureau.
• Job training centers
• Schools Participation isn’t just important —
• Senior centers it’s mandatory.
• Bridges, tunnels, and other-public works
projects In March of 2010, census forms will be
• Emergency services delivered to every residence in the United
States and Puerto Rico. When you receive
The data collected by the Census also helps yours, just answer the 10 short questions
determine the number of seats your state has and mail the form back in the postage-paid
in the U.S. House of Representatives. envelope provided. If you don’t mail the form
back, you may receive a visit from a Census
That’s why it’s so important that you fill taker, who will ask you the questions from the
in the form and promptly mail it back. form.
People from many walks of life use
census data to advocate for causes, rescue By being counted you are standing up for
disaster victims, prevent diseases, research what your community’s needs are. When
markets, locate pools of skilled workers, and you fill out the Census form, you’re making a
more. statement about what resources your
community needs going forward.
Taking the Census is Easy!
• The Census consists of a short 10-question form delivered to every household in America
• It requires that you fill in the form to account for everyone living at your address as of
April 1, 2010
• It includes a prepaid envelope with the form so you can mail it back as soon as possible
8 Vintage Voice March/April 2010
Mtn. Grove Center Celebrates Grand
February 26 marked new beginnings for the
Mtn. Grove Senior Center where over 220
people gathered to celebrate their grand
opening. Bob Moody and the Easy Goin’
Band provided entertainment and the Ribbon
Cutting was conducted by the Chamber of
Commerce with Mayor Delbert Crewes
doing the honors. Special guest,
Representative Tony Dugger, was also
present to assist with the festivities.
Mayor Crewes commented that “a city is
never better than the way they treat their
seniors,” and this new facility is just one
way seniors feel special in their own
Special thanks was also given to the Mtn.
Grove Free Will Baptist Church who made an
interim facility available for the Mtn. Grove
seniors after their previous building burned to
the ground in December of 2008.
Bouquets of fresh flowers were presented to
Center Administrator Becky
Davis, Head Cook Joy Vancil,
and Assistant Cook Crystal
The center is open from
8:30 am - 3:30 pm with
lunch served Monday through
Friday from 11:30 am to
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness
Spring is on its way! While you are enjoying Screening and early detection is the best
the first days of spring, remember to take time prevention for colon cancer. Talk to your
for your health. March is Colorectal Cancer doctor about the following Medicare-covered
Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is a tests:
serious disease if left untreated. However, s Fecal Occult Blood Test
getting screened can help find precancerous s Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
growth and help prevent or find cancer early, s Colonoscopy
when treatment is most effective. s Barium Enema
Not counting skin cancers, colorectal cancer is
the third most common cancer found in men
and women in this country. According to the
American Cancer Society, in 2009 there were:
s 106,100 new cases of colon cancer reported
s 40,870 new cases of rectal cancer reported
s 49,920 deaths from colorectal cancer
The benefits of finding colorectal cancer early
s When found at an early stage, the five-year
survival rate for colon cancer is 90%.
s When cancer has spread only to nearby
organs or lymph nodes, the five-year
survival rate is 66%.
s For colon cancers found at a later, more
advanced stage, the five-year survival rate
drops to less than 10%.
Even though we do not know the exact cause For more information on any cancer
of most colorectal cancers, it is possible to diseases, visit www.cancer.org or talk with
prevent many colorectal cancers. your physician.
10 Vintage Voice March/April 2010
Senior Games Coming
to Springfield June 2-6, 2010
The Southwest Missouri Senior Games provide
an opportunity for positive sports and
recreational involvement by citizens of
Southwest Missouri. All athletes should
embrace the “SMSG” as an opportunity for
competition and fun.
The games can also serve as preparation for
the 2010 Missouri State Senior Games in
Columbia, Missouri. This is a qualifying year
for the 2011 National Senior Games, to be held
in Houston, Texas. For athletes 50+, these local
games offer events in:
Baggo Basketball Skill Events*
Bocce Ball Bowling*
Electronic Darts Golf*
Swimming* Table Tennis*
Tennis* Track and Field
Washer Toss NEW - Pickleball
* Games offered at Missouri State Senior Games.
For more information, contact the Southwest
Missouri Senior Games headquarters:
Northview Center: 301 E. Talmage, Springfield, 65803
(417) 837-5808 s www.parkboard.org
Ozark County Offers Old-Fashioned Fun
At the Ozark County Senior Center in She finds her job very rewarding and says
Gainesville you get an abundance of the center is “a very fun place to work.” Her
activity, friendship, and old-fashioned fun. hopes and dreams, like those of many of her
Just ask Dohna who helps at the center three peers, is to serve everyone in Ozark County
days a week through the Experience Works that needs help. “I would like to see more
program. She helps in the kitchen, cleans and activities and get the younger generation more
straightens the dining room, serves as hostess, involved.” And of course, a bigger center and
and finds time to visit with her friends. updated kitchen are also
Dohna has been helping out since August and on her list!
is always on the go. “She just can’t sit still,”
said Center Administrator Jerri Crawford. Another important face
around Gainesville is Macel,
According to Jerri, a day at the center is never a.k.a. “Guy Friday,”
the same. “My day begins with coffee, visits according to Jerri. Macel
with the seniors, and right to the computer for is 82 years old and has been Macel
whatever the day has to bring.” delivering meals to
seniors since 2000, a job he took on
when the center needed extra help.
He says the center delivers about 35 meals a
day and serves roughly 35 dining room meals.
They also deliver 154 meals to the Bakersfield
area every two weeks.
Macel has also been an OATS bus driver, and
is currently a semi-retired minister. He says his
philosophy is “move it or loose it.” Because of
Ozark County Senior Center osteoporosis, his doctor told him to stay active
307 High Street so that’s what he continues to do.
Gainesville, MO 65655
Phone: (417) 679-4746 Macel enjoys playing cards on Friday nights
and will always partake in a good game of
Center Hours: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm dominoes. He feels the socialization seniors
receive from the center is well worth the
Lunch Served: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm visit. “It’s not just for seniors, though. Our
community gets involved and many area
workers come in for a good meal.”
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And a good meal Speaking of quilts, Jane is helping bring back
is exactly what a long-lost craft to her community. She began
you will get! Head coming to the center after retiring in 2003.
cook Debra Smith The quilting group needed help and invited
says, “We really her to join them. “They told me to go home
like the variety of and practice so I did. I brought back a sample
the new menu piece and they told me it
system and our was ‘acceptable’ so here I
ability to pick and choose the meals that our am today ... still at it.”
people like. Being able to adjust the menus
to fit the different daily activities here at the Although the average age
center is a big plus for us as well. We of the quilting group is 79-
are able to serve the different groups their 80 years old, they continue
favorite meals and that’s what keeps them to “hook” younger seniors
coming back.” into the age-old craft.
The group meets weekly, Jane
Another way the center helps its local making quilts upon
seniors is through “community efforts.” request of their customers. The
James and Arlene recently gained custodial money they earn goes directly
guardianship of their three young great to the center. According to
grandchildren, ages 2-1/2, Jane, there is often a waiting
1-1/2, and five months old. list of at least two years of
An undertaking difficult for people wanting them to make
young folk, James smiles or complete a quilt.
and says “We’ve been
foster parents for many Although you won’t find the men quilting,
years to many children. they do have a craft all their own. Robert is
This is a blessing to have 83 years old and volunteers at the desk when
James our own grandkids with needed. When not working, you can find him
us.” Although facing a few at the puzzle
struggles along the way, the Gainesville center table, creating a
and local community pitched in and helped masterpiece of
purchase the couple much needed clothing his own. Robert
items, a high chair, baby bed, and a car seat. also enjoys
To give back, Arlene makes quilts to raffle for bowling and
the center fundraisers. has been known
to make a few
OATS Transportation Provides Seniors
Access to Their Local Communities ...
The availability of adequate transportation enables older adults to live independently in their
communities. It also helps prevent isolation and the possible need for long-term care. That’s
why SWMOA helps fund programs and contracts with providers for door-to-door transportation
services to businesses, healthcare, and essential shopping locations.
Hear first hand how this much-needed access service has helped seniors
maintain their independence:
In fiscal year 2009,
provided 67,986 Emma is having a
birthday next month; she will
transportation trips “When my husband passed be 95. Longevity runs in her
away a door was closed; but family so she is grateful to
to 2,301 seniors in when God closes a door he have services available to her
opens another one. OATS as she needs it.
our 17-county area.
was the door he opened for
me. I am now a “My son makes sure my meals
go-getter. The bus are taken care of every month.
keeps me from being I don’t feel I could remain
alone and depressed. independent without my
It is an asset to the meals, HomeWorks services,
community because and Maggie – the OATS
it gives people the driver.”
opportunity to still
be active and Emma broke her hip in
involved.” 2008 and struggles with
—Abe deteriorating eyesight.
Without the services of
OATS Transportation provides a much needed
SWMOA, “I would be in
service to seniors in the Aurora community. assisted living or the nursing
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And for These Services, They are Grateful!
“Years ago I delivered meals for Ted “The services
the center. I wish I could still appreciates provided by
deliver them, but I can’t. A the fact that OATS not
friend of mine and I would go he can simply only enables
to the Senior Fitness Day at our hop on the me to get to
center where she would bowl bus to get to the Senior
and I would play cards. That was the Senior Center for a
so much fun. Now I ride to the Center. good meal,
center on the OATS bus.” Because of this he is able to but also takes me to the
access other much needed doctor, hospital, and
Three years ago, Martha broke services and receive the help pharmacy.
her hip and began receiving he needs.
home-delivered meals and Our center offers excellent
utilizing the OATS bus. Ted has talked with a social food choices, friends,
“The bus has been a lifesaver,” security representative, sympathy, and compassion;
she said. received insurance help, not to mention a great
as well as assistance with director that listens and
“Without the services of understanding and filing his gives us a shoulder to cry on.
SWMOA, my kids would likely disability papers.
have had a very difficult decision Without these services we
between trying to care for me at “Everybody is welcome at would not be able to remain
home or leaving me in the care of the Senior Center and it has independent. Our families
a nursing home. I am grateful for given me an opportunity to are not burdened with our
the meals, HomeWork program, have friends and a place to needs. OATS and the Senior
and rides, as I am able to stay at volunteer.” —Ted Center is everyone’s life.”
home.” — Rosa
We’ve Changed Our Name
Community Hospices of America is now
1465 E. Primrose, Springfield, MO 65804
Phone: (417) 882-0453
For more information, go to:
Our Feet are Our Friends
Our feet consist of skin, bones, muscles, Common foot
tendons, ligaments, nerves, and blood vessels. problems in seniors
They are one of the most important organs of include dry skin,
our body. A pair of healthy feet enables us to calluses, corns,
balance our body effectively in walking, blisters, in-grown
running, dancing, and in many other daily toenails, and
activities. fungal infection.
Both men and women These problems are
For most individuals, clipping their own alike enjoy the gentle usually caused by
toenails is a weekly routine but for some touch of a foot massage. inadequate foot care,
seniors, this “easy task” should not be taken infection, or
forgranted. The simple task of cutting nails underlying problems such as diabetic vascular
may become a problem for many due to poor disease and congenital foot deformity.
eyesight, diabetes, or difficulty bending down.
That’s why many of our senior centers offer We can promote foot health and prevent
nail clinics to assist seniors with this daunting foot problems through proper daily care
task. and check-ups. SWMOA contracts with
providers to continue these services. They are
Foot clinics generally include screening and carried out by those who are specially trained
assessment, a foot soak, nail trim, and lotion in foot care such as nurse practitioners. They
massage — a very soothing experience for can provide treatment of minor foot problems
most. such as corns and calluses, cutting of toenails,
massage to improve circulation, and padding
Vada attends the foot clinics to reduce pressure.
in Gainesville every month.
Side effects from a The clinic is a blessing for mom,” says Vada’s
previous daughter. “But more importantly, the overall
medication services of SWMOA are what really counts.”
caused her Vada received help through the HomeWorks
to loose program following heart surgery. Due to
Vada control of declining health, she can no longer lift or pull,
her feet and legs. making the task of changing her bed next
Although Vada lives nearly to impossible. “HomeWorks has been
30 miles from the center, her such a valuable service, one that has
daughter brings her to town for this helped keep mom in her home. The foot
much appreciated service. clinics are an added benefit,” she said.
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Senior Health & Wellness Expo
Saturday, March 20
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Remington’s Entertainment Complex
1655 W. Republic Road
Age Strong, Live Long
Offering seniors and their families a closer look at community
resources for healthy lifestyles, personal care, and independent living.
FREE Admission (donations accepted) and FREE Parking
Lunch On-Site for a small fee - Catering by Cruisin’ USA
Health and Wellness Screenings
o Appe s and
ss- the Local Dr.’keBt”
Bingo & Wii Bowling
Caduce ian “Willie Ma
ed Hands-On Computer Instruction
Minnie Fitness and Cooking Demonstrations
Entertainment & Dancing
s Vendor Booths
... and much, much more
Live Long Hot Topic Seminars
Come see what the Rooms B1-B2 (Bingo also in this room!)
community has to offer! 10:15 am “Missouri 2-1-1: Helping Missourians
Get Connected to Services,” presented
by the Springfield-Greene County Library
Main Stage 11:45 am “Know the 10 Warning Signs of
Entertainment Alzheimers,” presented by the
9:00 am Welcome by Walt Cameron
12:10 pm “Stimulate Your Brain with Basic Brain
9:30 am Silver Sneakers Fitness Exercises” with The Montclair
Demonstration 1:15 pm “Tips on Maintaining Healthy Feet,”
10:15 am “Cooking for 1 or 2” presented by AcuStep Foot Center
Demonstration by SW Center 2:30 pm “Drug Interactions in the Senior Group,”
for Independent Living presented by Family Pharmacy
10:45 am Comedian “Willie Makeit” Room B3
11:00 am Elvis hits the stage 9:30 am “And I thought I Had to Live with
A rendition by Joey Rich Arthritis,” presented by St. John’s
Regional Arthritis Center
12:00 pm Zumba Demonstration
10:15 am “Falls: Identifying Risk Factors and
12:30 pm Willie Makeit and Minnie Pearl
Prevention Strategies,” presented by
1:30 pm Live Entertainment
St. John’s Home Health and Hospice
Caduceus - the Doctor’s Band 11:00 am “Heart Attack and Stroke: Know the
3:00 pm Ballroom Dancing Instruction Warning Signs and Risks,” presented by
with Caduceus the American Heart & Stroke Association
12:00 pm “Post Breast Surgery Fashion and
Caduceus: The Doctors Band is composed of
Comfort,” presented by Family Pharmacy
physicians and other professionals who play
music in the
12:45 pm “Explore the Possibilities of a Reverse
Big Band Mortgage” with Bank of America
style as well 1:30 pm “Breath of Fresh Air,” presented by
as other styles Family Pharmacy
of 2:15 pm “How to Effectively Use Every
contemporary Appliance in Your Kitchen” presented by
music. Southwest Center for Independent Living
Meet Your 2010 Vendors
Access Home Health Agency Ozark Mountain Regional Healthcare
AcuStep Foot Center Perfect Health Chiropractic
Aging in the Comfort of Home Preferred Hearing Care
Alzheimer’s Association Safe at Home
American Republic Insurance Co. Senior Resource Network
Americare Assisted Living Seniors On the Move
Angel Food Ministries Shorter Chiropractic
Autumn Corners at Copper Leaf Smooth Transitions - Moving for Seniors
Bach Medical Supply Social Security Administration
Bank of America South Side Senior Center
Care Improvement Plus Southwest Center for Independent Living
Caring Hearts Massage Southwest Missouri Office On Aging
City of Springfield Fire Department Springfield-Greene County Health Department
Coldwell Banker, Vanguard Realtors Springfield-Greene County Library
DFG Insurance and United Way Missouri 2-1-1
Dream Home Realities & Show Me Marble St. John’s Home Health and Hospice
Elfindale Retirement Community St. John’s Medical Supply
Ellen M. Mitchell, Author of Hospice Stories Sun Meadow
Empire Bank The Cambridge
Experience Works The Gardens Senior Living
Family Pharmacy The Maples Health and Rehabilitation
Good Shepherd Hospice The Montclair Retirement Community
Great Southern Bank The Neighborhoods at Quail Creek
Hospice Compassus Therapists In Motion
Humana MarketPOINT Three Rivers Hospice
Integrity Home Care United Access
Intrepid USA Home Health Waddell & Reed
IT Works & Soft Touch Acupuncture Wellness Concept Clinic
Jordan Creek Nursing and Rehab
Joy Assisted Living Health and Wellness Screenings Offered:
Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Homes Advanced Directives Myovision Exam
Life Line Screening Blood Pressure Test Pulse-Oximeter
Lowrey Music Center Blood-Sugar Test Shoulder Massages
Manor Care Body Mass Spinal Stress Test
Electro-Meridian Imaging * Cholesterol Testing
National Alliance on Mental Illness Falls Prevention (fasting, offered from
Natural Senior Transitions Foot Pressure Scan 9:00 am - noon)
OATS Inc. Hand Massages * Shingles Vaccinations
Oxford HealthCare - Home Care and Hospice Hearing Test (to qualified Greene
Ozark Health Plan Music Evaluations County residents)
A Special “THANK YOU” to our
Age Strong, Live Long Sponsors
Healthy Living Sponsor: Fit-For-Life Sponsor:
Bank of America
Reverse Mortgages Division
Americare Assisted Living
Wii Bowling Sponsor:
A special thanks to our vendors, volunteers, and
committee members who have also contributed.
For more information:
Hiland Dairy s Krispy Kreme
Panera Bread s Heritage Cafeteria
The Gardens Senior Living
Catering by: 1735 S. Fort s Springfield MO 65807
Phone: 417-862-0762 s firstname.lastname@example.org
Missouri Fraternal Order of Eagles Hosts
Buddy Bass Benefit Tournament
Missouri Fraternal Order of Eagles
Buddy Bass Benefit Tournament
The Missouri Fraternal Order of Eagles
invites fishermen of all ages to their Buddy
Bass Tournament on Saturday, May 1, at the
Cape Fair Marina. Proceeds from this event
will benefit the Area Agency on Aging
Golden Years Prescription Assistance program.
The entry fee is $100 per two-person team.
Competition payback will be 70% with one place for every five
his is an open to everyone Buddy Bass Tournament to raise funds for Area Agency on teams entered. Send-off will
Years Prescription Assistance.
ging Goldenbe determined by entry registrations received. A $50 deposit will reserve your entry with the
Tournament Date: Saturday,
remainder due 30 From Cape Fair to the-May 1, 2010
Send Off days prior Marina tournament. A complimentary picnic meal will be provided
7 A.M. – 3 P.M.
to all entrants following the tournament.
oin Missouri Eagle State Presidents Dennis DeLapp and Pam Boyd, Eagle members,
ommunity members, and fishing teams for a great day of competitive fishing to help raise
unds for this worthy cause. You can still make a contribution to aid this worthy cause. Make checks payable to
Eagles #4278 – Golden Years Prescription Assistance and every
ntry fee is $100 per 2-person team. Competition payback will be 70% with 1 place forsend it to:
teams entered. Send-off will be determined by entry registration received. A $ 50 deposit
Cape Fair Eagles, PO Box 58
ill reserve your entry with the remainder due 30 days prior to the tournament. Tournament
roceeds to benefit Golden Years Prescription Assistance.
or a copy of tournament rules and entry Cape Fair, MO at
form, visit our Web site 65624
ttp://www.4278.foe.com and click on Calendar of Events.
The Prescription Assistance Program helps qualifying seniors, without prescription drug
complimentary picnic meal will be provided to all Tournament entrants after the
ournament. coverage, get the medications they need through the program that is right for them.
an’t Fish….make a contributions to aid this worthy cause. Make checks payable to Eagles
Visit http://www.4278.foe.com and click on Calendar of Events
4278 – Golden Years Prescription Assistance and send it to Cape Fair Eagles, PO Box for more details.
8, Cape Fair, MO 65624.
ontact: Roger Kelley
GoodSearch Gives Back to the Community
Eagles Aerie 4278
Cape Fair on a daily basis? If so,
Do you GoogleTMEagles Aerie 4278 why not use GoodSearch instead. By choosing
GoodSearch.com and GoodShop.com (powered by Yahoo), you can help raise money for
Hwy 76, Maple Hill Center
Cape Fair,simple click
SWMOA with the (417) 538-4733 of your mouse.
Simply go to GoodSearch.com, enter Southwest Missouri Office On Aging in the “Who do
you GoodSearch for,” click verify, then search away. Every time you use GoodSearch, one
cent is donated back to SWMOA.
Pennies a day can add up to big contributions. It’s that easy!
last edition of the Vintage Voice, we mentioned the Medicare Savings Programs.
In the last edition of the VV we mentioned the Medicare Savings Programs. In this edition we
have included the chart below detailing the assistance Programs.
Below are more details of these Medicare Savingsthe Medicare Savings Programs.
What It's Called Income Level What It Pays For
(must also meet
QMB $903 per month or Medicare Part A monthly premium (when
$1,215 for married applicable)
Medicare Part B monthly premium and annual
(Federal poverty level Co-insurance and deductibles for services
or lower) covered under both Medicare Part A and Part
You can have Spend Down Medicaid
with this program
Cost-sharing for Medicare Advantage
Pays premiums for Medicare Part D Basic
Plans, reduces co-pays, eliminates deductibles
and eliminates coverage gap.
SLMB $1,083 or $1,457 for Medicare Part B monthly premium
Specified Low- married couples Applicant qualifies for Medicare Part D Basic
Plans, reduces co-pays, eliminates deductibles
Income Medicare (120% of the Federal and eliminates coverage gap.
Beneficiary poverty level or lower) You can have Medicare Spend Down
with this program.
QI-1 (SLMB-2) $1,219 or $1,640 for Medicare Part B monthly premium. Federal
married couples funding is subject to availability.
Pays premiums for Medicare Part D Basic
Individual-1 (135% of the Federal Plans, reduces co-pays, eliminates deductibles
poverty level or lower) and eliminates coverage gap.
You cannot have this program and
Medicaid Spend Down. You must
choose one or the other.
Resources below $6600 for a single person or below $9910 for a couple,
You are allowed a burial policy with a cash surrender value of $1500 for a single
person or $3000 for a couple. You may also have an irrevocable funeral/burial
policy of any amount.
As of 2010 the Medicare Savings Programs are exempt from ESTATE RECOVERY.
You may for these programs at anytime of the the For assistance in completing an
You may apply apply for these programs at any time ofyear.year. For assistance in completing an
application, contact your local Senior Center or the Southwest Missouri Office on Aging.
application, contact your local Senior Center or The Southwest Missouri Office On Aging.
22 Vintage Voice March/April 2010
Putting a Stop to Medicare Tax Fraud
Most doctors, pharmacists, suppliers, • Use a calendar to record all of your doctor’s
insurance providers, and other health care appointments and what tests or X-rays you
providers who work with Medicare are get. Then check your Medicare statements
honest. Unfortunately, there may be some carefully to make sure you got each service
who are not. Medicare fraud happens when listed and that all the details are correct.
Medicare is billed for services or supplies
• Be cautious of any provider or plan
that beneficiaries never receive. Medicare
representative who says he has been
fraud costs taxpayers billions of dollars each
approved by the Federal government.
• Be wary of providers who tell you that the
Here’s how you can item or service is not usually covered, but
protect yourself from they “know how to bill Medicare” so that
Medicare Fraud: Medicare will pay.
• Make sure you understand how a plan works
• Protect your Medicare Number, which is
before you join.
located on your Medicare card. Treat your
Medicare card like a credit card. Never give • Always check your pills before you leave the
it out except to your doctor or other pharmacy to be sure you received the full
Medicare provider. Never give your amount. If you do not get your full
Medicare or Medicaid number in exchange prescription, report the problem to the
for free medical equipment or any other pharmacist.
“free” offer. Dishonest providers could use • Review your Medicare payment notice for
your number to get payment for services errors. The payment notice shows what
they never delivered. services or supplies were billed to Medicare,
what Medicare paid, and what you owe.
• If someone comes to your door claiming to Make sure Medicare was not billed for
be from Medicare or Medicaid, remember health care services or medical supplies and
that Medicare and Medicaid DO NOT send equipment you did not receive.
representatives to your home.
• Ask questions! You have a right to know Report suspected instances of fraud by
everything about your medical care, calling 1-800-633-4227 (1-800-MEDICARE)
including the costs billed to Medicare. or the Missouri SMP at 1-888-515-6565 or
• Educate yourself about Medicare. Know
your rights and know what a provider can Information gathered for this article was obtained
and cannot bill to Medicare. from medicare.gov.
Mabel “Wiggins” Hilton Chloe Neil will
celebrated her 100th celebrate her
birthday in January. 105th birthday on
Born in Christian April 23. Known
County, she is the only to some for her
surviving sibling famous appearance on the
of six. Both of her Willard Scott “jelly jar,” Chloe is recognized
parents died young, more locally for her time spent volunteering at
so Mabel certainly the Republic Senior Center.
did not expect to live
In her 30 years at the center, Chloe helped in
to a full century! It has been her “trust in
God” over the years that has contributed to her the kitchen, cleaned tables, worked in the craft
overall wellbeing. room, watered the flowers, and worked in the
center’s garden. Chloe also had a hand in
Married to Omer Hilton in 1929, they lived on a making many quilts for the center to use for
farm outside Ozark, then moved inside the city their fundraising efforts. She even walked in
in 1977. Omer passed away a few years later the center’s Miles for Meals walk-a-thons until
in 1994, shortly after their 65th wedding she was 100 years old.
anniversary. In addition to being a homemaker,
Mabel helped produce hand-decorated pottery Born and raised near Republic, she attended
for Blair Ceramics. Among her many talents Missouri State Normal College (now MSU). She
was being an excellent seamstress, something taught in several one-room schools in the 1930s.
her two daughters appreciated very much.
Chloe was married to Earl D. Neil for 53 years
According to her daughter Wilma, Mabel loved and helped run the family’s dairy farm. She also
to grow beautiful flowers. “She could make taught Sunday school classes for most of her
anything live,” Wilma said. Although unable to adult life.
play in the garden today, Mabel surrounds
herself with calendars and pictures of flowers. In celebrating 105 years, Chloe credits her
longivity to “not getting mad at others; not
One of the most kind and caring people in the taking her worries to bed; eating properly; and
world, Mabel always put others’ needs before having the ultimate trust in God.”
her own. Although today she relies on the help
of others, her heart will always be in helping
Please join us in celebrating these two
those around her.
24 Vintage Voice March/April 2010
The benefit information provided herein is a brief summary, but not a comprehensive description of available
benefits. Additional information about benefits is available to assist you in making a decision about your coverage.
This is an advertisement; for more information contact the plan.
A sales person will be present with information and applications.
For accommodation of persons with special needs at sales meetings, call 1-417-829-8578, TTY 711.
You can switch to another Medicare Advantage plan until March 31, but during this time you can’t join or drop your Part D coverage.
AARP does not recommend health related products, services, insurance or programs. You are strongly encouraged to evaluate your
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UnitedHealthcare pays a royalty fee to AARP for use of the AARP intellectual property. Amounts paid are used for the general purpose
of AARP and its members. AARP is not the insurer. You do not need to be an AARP member to enroll.
AARP and its affiliate are not insurance agencies or carriers and do not employ or endorse insurance agents, brokers, representatives or advisors.
NOT LIVE AREA. DO NOT PRINT! Thank you for supporting 2009 Windows of Memory.
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Integrity Home Care Celebrates Grand
Opening of New Building
Integrity Home Care recently
celebrated another milestone –
the opening of its new corporate
headquarters in Springfield.
Integrity Home Care is a full-
service, independent, locally-owned,
Christian-based home health agency
that provides Home Health Services,
In-Home Services, Private Pay
Services, Private Duty Nursing
(Special Needs Pediatrics),
Consumer Directed Services,
Integrity Lifeline, Wireless Home
Telemonitoring, and the Integrity
Aging and disability are a
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Live life YOUR way.
Southwest Center for
Our staff of disability specialists are dedicated to
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Information and Referral
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It’s YOUR life -
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Southwest Center for Independent Living (SCIL)
2864 S. Nettleton Ave.
Springfield, MO 65807
(417) 886-1188 (800) 676-7245
26 Vintage Voice March/April 2010
Long Time Volunteer
Remembered for Her
Years of Service and
Dedication to Seniors
Pat Paquette, a long-time TCE volunteer in West
Plains and Willow Springs passed away on New
Pat was in the original TCE class of 1989 and
has served seniors ever since. She worked very
closely with volunteers during certification
training to ensure that they all passed!
One volunteer commented, “Whatever Pat said
was always right! She was great at working with
volunteers. She had all the patience in the world
Pat will be truly missed by the clients she served, as well
as by her friends at SWMOA.
“Losing Patricia has really left us with a big spot to try
to fill. She was a mentor to all the volunteers in Howell
County … and others as well. We truly miss her,” said
Treva Warrick, TCE coordinator for the eastern counties.
Natural Senior Transitions Join us for the
Let us reduce the stress when you Windows of Memory
move, downsize, or re-organize.
luncheon on May 17 at
Move Planning and Oversight Sorting
Packing Unpacking New Home Set-Up Twin Oaks Country Club.
Free consultations, references, insured. See pages 32-35 for details.
(417) 885-1181 www.nstmanagers.com
Ida Mae — A Lady of True Inspiration,
Ida Mae has got Ida Mae credits many of her accomplishments
to be one of the to Robert. “He encouraged me to reach all my
most inspiring dreams,” and was willing to help do whatever
women you was needed at home to help with the kids
will ever meet. throughout her educational career. It was with
She’s a go- his help and dedication that Ida Mae takes
getter, avid great pride in saying that she never missed a
volunteer, day of teaching from 1950-1990.
for senior Following his death, Ida Mae jumped right
citizens. In back into her busy routine. “Staying involved
February, is what kept me going,” she says. “I kept
she turned pushing myself and kept going which helped
81 years me handle the situation better.”
So what is a normal routine for Ida Mae? It’s
She moved to the Ozark County area at age the time she serves volunteering at the Ozark
seven and has remained local ever since. County Senior Center washing dishes and
Forty of those years were spent in the field of visiting the seniors; it’s the positions of clerk
education, teaching in the classroom for 18 and treasurer she fills for the Lilly Ridge
years and serving as elementary principal General Baptist Church, a position she has
for 22 years. Ironically, Ida Mae began held since 1965; its the home-delivered routes
teaching at the school she graduated from she fills when the center needs her most; and
– Sand Ridge. She officially retired in 1990, the time she spends volunteering for the local
but her work has never ended! blood mobile.
She and her late husband Robert were If that’s not enough, Ida Mae is still active
married for 58 years. Together they had with the Retired Teachers Association, the
three children, then were blessed with eight Delta Kappa Gamma Women’s Educators
grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Group, and the PEO Philanthropic
In January of 2006, Robert was diagnosed Educational Organization, all professional
with cancer and passed away soon after. Ida groups that serve the needs of others.
Mae was grateful for a local hospice agency
that helped her through the caregiving
28 Vintage Voice March/April 2010
Pride, Passion, and Spirit
Adding more to her busy schedule, Ida Mae serves
on the Missouri Silver-Haired Legislature, an
elected body of citizens 60 years of age and older
that promotes legislative advocacy for Missouri’s
older adults. Although her term expires soon, she
has hopes of running for re-election again. She
credits her fellow seniors in Ozark County for
helping her to see the real needs of senior citizens.
So what does the future hold for Ida Mae? Much
more of the same. She wants to see people enjoy
themselves in their senior years and will continue
to advocate on their behalf.
Have You Considered Downsizing
or What We Call Right Sizing?
“We had questions
about downsizing, but
have been very happy
with our decision. Our
neighbors are very
friendly and there are
lots of activities and
events for us to enjoy.”
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toll free 1-888-603-4511
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condos for sale and lease
Branson Senior Center
Brings TV Past to the Present
Branson Senior Center hosted their first annual GONG SHOW,
benefitting the Home Delivered Meal program in Taney
County. According to Center Administrator Chris Thompson,
the idea came from a brainstorming session with a friend at her
bank. “He told me to think big ... you gotta think outside the
box.” That stuck with Chris
and the Gong Show evolved
The event, held at Dick Clark’s Theater, drew over 600
people and raised over $4,000 for the home-delivered meal
program. There were a total of 26 acts in the show.
The show was a huge success and participants and Panel of Judges
attendees alike enjoyed the show.
According to performer Susan LaBroad,
“It was my goal to make people smile
and help raise money for the center.”
From left, the top three acts of the Gong
Show include: Brian Wurst receiving $49.99;
second place Harold Nino receiving $100.00;
and first place recipient April Ash winning
$500.17 for her winning song.
Photos courtesy of Meadows Images
30 Vintage Voice March/April 2010
Windows of Memory
Windows of Help and Hope
“From the Outside Looking In”
May 17, 2010
Twin Oaks Country Club
1020 E. Republic Road
Offering help and hope to
seniors and their families.
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Windows of Memory is a time to Send Us Your Special Memory!
reflect on times past and look forward
to times ahead. Join us on May 17 as Submit your best photo themed “From the
Outside Looking In” of your fondest memory. Of
we honor those who have helped us the entries received, three will be selected and
make special memories. featured at the luncheon and all entries will receive
special recognition in the next Vintage Voice
Sponsors receive special honors at newsletter.
Twin Oaks and presence in media and
Judges will review the submissions and the TOP
promotions, based on level of entry will receive 2 tickets to the May 17
participation. luncheon at Twin Oaks.
Anyone of any age is welcome to participate.
Photograph entries may be sent to :
For more information, email@example.com or mailed to
SWMOA 1735 S. Fort Springfield, MO 65807
contact Juli Stovall
(417) 862-0762 Please include $30 for each photo submitted if
(800) 497-0822 you wish to have it featured in the Vintage Voice.
firstname.lastname@example.org Entries must be received no later than May 1.
Include name, phone number, and a brief
memory description (30 words or less).
32 Vintage Voice March/April 2010
Windows of Help and Hope Windows of Advocacy $1,000
Underwriting Sponsor $10,000 s Two VIP seats at the Twin Oaks luncheon
s 1/4-page feature in the Windows of
s VIP table at the Twin Oaks luncheon Memory edition of the Vintage Voice
and eight luncheon tickets s Two memorial tribute entries in the
s Two-page feature in the Windows of Vintage Voice.
Memory edition of the Vintage Voice
s Eight memorial tribute entries in the Windows of Memory $500
Vintage Voice. s Two tickets to the Twin Oaks luncheon
s Sponsorship listing in the Windows of
Windows of Help and Hope Memory edition of the Vintage Voice
Presenting Sponsor $5,000 s Two memorial tribute entries in the
s VIP table at the Twin Oaks luncheon
and six luncheon tickets Custom Sponsorships
s Full-page feature in the Windows of We will be happy to tailor sponsorship
Memory edition of the Vintage Voice opportunities to meet your needs. Please
s Six memorial tribute entries in the contact Juli Stovall to discuss these options.
Vintage Voice. (417) 862-0762 or (800) 497-0822
Windows of Help Sponsor Choose your way to open a window
of help and hope ...
s Four VIP seats at the Twin Oaks luncheon
1. Lead the way.
s Full-page feature in the Windows of Sponsor the hope. Choose your sponsorship
Memory edition of the Vintage Voice level or request a custom package.
s Four memorial tribute entries in the
Vintage Voice. 2. Celebrate.
Purchase tickets for the annual Windows of
Windows of Hope Sponsor Memory luncheon at Twin Oaks on
$1,500 May 17. Bring guests to share the event.
Tickets are only $35.00 each
s Two VIP seats at the Twin Oaks luncheon
s Half-page feature in the Windows of 3. Be an author or photographer.
Memory edition of the Vintage Voice Submit a Windows of Memory tribute or photo
for publication in the May/June issue of the
s Two memorial tribute entries in the
Vintage Voice. More details on the following pages.
Windows of Memory Tributes Windows of Memory
Honor an important senior, either living or in Luncheon
memory. For a donation of $30, individual
May 17, 2010
tributes will be published in our May/June 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
commemorative issue of the Vintage Voice Twin Oaks Country Club
and on our website at www.swmoa.com.
(Please limit tributes to 50 words or less.
Join us for a
Examples below.) celebration of
To my mother, Peggy, leadership.
who told me “people need love when
they are the most unlovable!” Tickets are included in sponsorship
— Melanie Markham packages, or may be purchased
individually for $35.00.
In memory of Grandpa Menu will include:
Marvin ... summertime We appreciate our volunteer, House Salad
stirs up memories of Pat Collins, who makes our Honey pecan chicken
swinging with you on jobs at Senior Advantage so with wild rice pilaf
the front porch much easier. Her dedication Vegetable medley and bread
smelling the fragrant to be in our office shows to all Double chocolate cake or
mimosa, following of our seniors her diligence New York cheesecake
you around in the in keeping her life useful and with fruit sauce
garden, and taking rewarding. Coffee and Tea
long Sunday afternoon — Cox Health
drives. I miss you, but
the memories make the
days of summer just
that much sweeter.
Memories from 2009
34 Vintage Voice March/April 2010
Sponsor Partnerships Please mail this form to:
We would like to sponsor 2010 Windows of SWMOA Foundation
Memory at the following level: 1735 S. Fort Ave.
Springfield, MO 65807
____ $10,000 Underwriting Sponsor or call (417) 862-0762
____ $5,000 Presenting Sponsor toll free (800) 497-0822
____ $2,500 Window of Help Sponsor for credit card arrangements.
____ $1,500 Window of Hope Sponsor
____ $1,000 Window of Advocacy
____ $500 Window of Memory Individual name:
Mr. /Ms. / Mrs. / Mr. & Mrs.
____ Other Amount $ ________ ______________________________
Business name (if applicable)
Luncheon Tickets ______________________________
____ Please reserve _____ tickets to the May 17
luncheon at $35.00 each. (If you are a sponsor, please ______________________________
indicate only the tickets you would like to purchase in ______________________________
addition to those provided in your sponsor package.) ______________________________
Memorial Tributes Email:
____ I would like to pay tribute to someone special.
I would like to submit ____ tributes at $30.00 each, Phone:
to appear in the May/June commemorative Vintage ______________________________
Voice. (If you are a sponsor, please indicate only the tributes
you would like to purchase in addition to those provided in Total Amount Due $ _____________
your sponsor package.)
Please check method of payment.
Memory Photo Tribute ____ Payment by check
____ I would like to submit ____ “From the Payable to SWMOA Foundation
Outside Looking In” best memory photos at $30.00 Check # _____
each. Please include name, phone number, and brief
memory description with each submission. ____ Payment by Credit Card
We accept Mastercard and Visa
Today’s Date: ________
Special Offer Package: Card Type: ____MC ____Visa
____ I would like to purchase two luncheon tickets Credit Card Number
and three tributes at $100.00. ______________________________
Expiration Date Mo ____ Yr_____
____ I would like to purchase one luncheon ticket
and one tribute at $50.00. ____ Please send an invoice.
From the Field
celebrate the new year.
“Head Cook Kathy Lee does
an outstanding job. I took
a photo one day and
posted it to my Facebook
page. I thought someone else besides the local seniors
should be aware that the Center always has really good food.”
—Peggy King, President, Kiwanis Club
“Gary, our administrator, is FANTASTIC! And so is
Ellen Carter, our board president. It’s so excellent
getting to go to the center. I wish I could go every day!”
— Violet Smith
36 Vintage Voice March/April 2010
For Those Receiving Home Delivered Meals,
It’s Not Only the Meal, but the Friendly Face
Won’t you please help us
keep the meal program
Make a donation today and
help support the home
delivered meal program!
Partnering Opportunities PLEASE MAIL THIS FORM TO:
Memorial Donation 1735 South Fort Avenue
[ ] I would like to give a memorial donation in the amount of Springfield, MO 65807
$_______ in honor of the following person: ______________ OR CALL 417-862-0762
Please mail announcement to: OR 800-497-0822
Name___________________________________________ for credit card arrangements.
[ ] My gift is for client services. Business Name: (if applicable)
[ ] A one-time donation of $ __________
[ ] A monthly donation of $ __________
Capital Improvement ______________________________________
[ ] I designate my gift of $ __________ toward customer ______________________________________
service location improvements. ________________________________
(Our foundation board members would be pleased to visit with E-mail: _________________________
you about naming opportunities.) Phone: __________________________
(We will call only upon your request)
[ ] I would like to provide for this work in my will. Amount being given:
You may make a specific amount bequest or direct that a percentage of One-time gift $ _________________
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Southwest Missouri Office on Aging Senior Centers
Alton Multi-Purpose Senior Center Licking Bridge Builders
204 S Main, Box 403 65606 ........................ 417-778-7342 116 Green St, Box 32 65542. ....................... 573-674-3558
Ash Grove Sunshine Center Marshfield - Older American Senior Center
310 Perryman, Box 72 65604 ...................... 417-751-3826 228 N. Crittenden 65706 .............................. 417-859-3555
Aurora - Heritage Harmony House Monett Senior Center
700 Hudson, P.O. Box 229 65605 ................ 417-678-5383 405 Dairy 65708 .......................................... 417-235-3285
Mt. Vernon - John Taylor Senior Center
Ava Senior Center
425 N. Main, Box 51 65712......................... 417-466-2072
109 N.E. Second, Box 1166 65608 .............. 417-683-5712
Mtn. Grove Senior Center
Birch Tree Golden Age Nutrition Center 700 East State St. 65711 .............................. 417-926-5867
1st & Pine, Box 116 65438 .......................... 573-292-3964
Mtn. View - R. Claude Trieman Senior Center
Bolivar - Polk County Senior Center 903 E. 5th St. 65548..................................... 417-934-6504
1850 W. Broadway 65613 ............................ 417-326-5570
Nixa Senior Center
Branson Senior Center 404 S. Main Street 65714............................. 417-725-2322
201 Compton Drive 65616........................... 417-335-4801 Ozark Senior Center
Buffalo - Engles Memorial Senior Center 727 N. 9th St, Box 68 65721........................ 417-581-2538
103 Maples, Box 16 65622 .......................... 417-345-8277 Republic Senior Friendship Center
Cabool Satellite Center 210 E. Hines 65738 ...................................... 417-732-7672
515 Garst 65689 ........................................... 417-962-5983 Rogersville Area Senior Center
100 N. Mill Street, Box 52 65742 ................ 417-753-7800
Cabool Senior Center
910 Cherry 65689 ....................................... .417-962-3860 Seymour Senior Center
205 Commercial, Box 26 65746 .................. 417-935-2211
Cassville Senior Center
1111 Fair Street 65625 ................................. 417-847-4510 Shell Knob - Central Crossing Senior Center
20801 YY-15 Rd, Box 707 65747 ................ 417-858-6952
Clever Older Adults Center
311 S. Clarke, Box 87 65631 ....................... 417-743-2437
301 E. Talmage 65803 ................................. 417-864-8606
Crane - Stone County Senior Center Springfield: South Side
217 North Main 65633 ................................. 417-723-8110 2215 S. Fremont 65804 ................................ 417-890-1313
Eminence Senior Center Strafford Senior Center
108 Grey Jones, Box 513 65466 .................. 573-226-3839 201 W. Bumgarner 65757 ............................ 417-736-9898
Forsyth Senior Friendship Center Summersville Senior Citizens
13879 Hwy 160 N, Box 248 65653 ............. 417-546-6100 129 Rogers Ave. 65571 ................................ 417-932-4044
Gainesville - Ozark County Senior Center Thayer - Fun & Friends Senior Center
307 High St, Box 122 65655........................ 417-679-4746 100 Chestnut, Box 222 65791...................... 417-264-7354
Greenfield - Dade County Senior Center West Plains Senior Citizens Center
58 North Allison St. 65661 .......................... 417-637-2626 416 East Main 65775 ................................... 417-256-4055
Willow Springs Senior Center
Houston Senior Center
501 Senior Center Lane 65793 .................... 417-469-3892
301 S. Grand 65483 .................................... .417-967-4119
Winona Senior Center
Humansville Senior Center 212 Sapper St, Box 7 65588 ........................ 573-325-4636
102 W. Tilden 65674 .................................... 417-754-8303
Kimberling Area Senior Center
63 Kimberling. Box 873 65686 .................. .417-739-5242
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