Yearly Archives : 2019


ARE YOU A CAREGIVER? AgeSmart can help.

Caring for an older adult family member or friend can be a daunting task.  So many times, the caregiver can exhaust themselves.  You do not have to go it alone.  AgeSmart can help with services and resources to help you make this very important role of a caregiver easier. Caregiver Resource Specialist AgeSmart’s Caregiver Resource Specialists can
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People Over 60 Most at Risk From Scams

Adapted from AARP Bulletin, December 2019 Older Americans were much more likely than younger adults to be victimized by several common scams last year, a report by the Federal Trade Commission shows. And when they were hit, the oldest victims lost more money. Those 60-plus were nearly five times more likely than those ages 20 to
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Community comes together to help a Veteran

Recently AgeSmart Community Resources had the opportunity to assist a Veteran who had previously been enrolled in our Veterans Directed Care Program through the Veteran’s Administration.  This veteran had no support from family and friends, and no pre-arranged burial plans. The veteran was ill and the home aide arrived just in time to find out that
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Veterans Spotlight

Chad Buder – Coast Guard Veteran, Paralyzed Veteran’s of America Board Member, AgeSmart Client Meet Chad Buder. Chad was born and raised in Madison County. He graduated from Edwardsville High School, joined the Coast Guard in 1998, and became an Electronics Technician.  Chad was injured in a motor vehicle accident in 2001 while serving on
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Healthy Senior Day

The Gateway Region YMCA is celebrating its annual Healthy Senior Day on Thursday, October 24, 2019.  This community event, free and open to all, is designed to provide Active Older Adults age 55 and up with opportunities and resources that can help them live with greater health and happiness. At the YMCA, we believe in building overall
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