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Missoula Aging Services promotes the independence, dignity and health of older adults and those who care for them.

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Upcoming Events & Classes

During this 90-minute session, you'll learn how to make the most of your Medicare options!

The workshop covers:
-Important enrollment dates
-Limited guaranteed issue rights
-How to save money on prescription drugs
-How to prevent late enrollment penalties
-Options to help pay for Medicare costs for people with a limited income
-Choosing between Medicare A & B and a Part D Prescription Drug Plan, a Medicare Supplement, or a Medicare Advantage Plan.

It's important to get local information because Medicare options vary by state, and even by county.
This session will be held virtually. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Relevant Medicare publications will be provided.
An opportunity to participate in a no-cost phone appointment with a MAS Resource Specialist to further discuss benefit options will also be offered after the workshop.

Missoula Aging Services is the local State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) that you can count on for unbiased information. The workshop is presented by Resource Specialists at Missoula Aging Services and trained SHIP Counselors. For more information or assistance registering, please contact MAS at (406) 728-7682.

An email confirmation with the ZOOM meeting ID, password, and instructions will be sent to registered participants several days prior to the event.
The workshop will not cover SSDI nor will it answer questions about taxes. If you are on SSDI, please call MAS for a no-cost New to Medicare phone appointment.

Missoula Aging Services promotes the independence, dignity, and health of older adults and those who care for them. The New to Medicare Workshop provides unbiased information and assistance on a complex topic. The course also offers a one-on-one appointment with a trained SHIP Counselor after taking the course.

Choosing a fee ticket is greatly appreciated in assisting MAS to continue to offer the workshop and promote our mission. No-cost ticket options are available for Montana residents who need them.

Memory Loss Conversations is an informal, social group for those adjusting to memory loss or dementia. This group provides a safe space to share conversations with people who understand, to experience support and encouragement, and to explore positive ways of living with memory loss. The group is offered Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:00 am. It is facilitated by Patti Holkup of Dementia Friendly Missoula. Participate by telephone or online using Zoom. There is no cost. Come as often as you like.

Monday, March 11, 2024
4:00 pm5:00 pm
Virtual Support Group

Social distancing can contribute to feelings of isolation and loneliness. This is true for family caregivers and the loved ones they support. The Virtual Caregiver Support Group offers a safe place for caregivers to share experiences, advice and practical strategies for managing caregiver responsibilities. All caregivers welcome, including dementia caregivers.
The event takes place on the second Monday of each month from 4-5 PM, MDT. Participate online or by phone at no cost, using ZOOM. Space is limited; sign up for one or more sessions by Wednesday the week before. An email confirmation with the ZOOM meeting ID, password, and instructions will be sent to registered participants several days prior to the event.

For more information or assistance registering contact Missoula Aging Services.

A grpahic reading Offsite Resource Appointments with a pen and paper icon

Are you looking for in-person assistance understanding your Medicare options, managing caregiving responsibilities, or another issue? MAS Resource Center Specialists are here to meet with you and help you find solutions, now available through offsite appointments at a location near you. Call (406) 327-6659 to schedule your one-on-one appointment at Burlington Square.

The Missoula Aging Services Resource Center team is well-trained to provide in-depth, unbiased help with a wide range of issues, including Medicare, caregiving, and accessing help from local and national programs.

Tuesday, March 19, 2024
1:00 pm2:00 pm
Virtual Support Group

Social distancing can contribute to feelings of isolation and loneliness. This is true for family caregivers and the loved ones they support. The Virtual Caregiver Support Group offers a safe place for caregivers to share experiences, advice, and practical strategies for managing caregiver responsibilities. All caregivers welcome, including dementia caregivers. The event takes place on the third Tuesday of each month from 1-2 PM, Montana time. Participate online or by phone at no cost, using ZOOM. Space is limited; sign up for one or more sessions by Wednesday the week before. An email confirmation with the ZOOM meeting id, password, and instructions will be sent to registered participants several days prior to the event. The group is facilitated by MAS staff Lauren Crabtree.
For more information or assistance registering contact Missoula Aging Services.

Memory Loss Conversations is an informal, social group for those adjusting to memory loss or dementia. This group provides a safe space to share conversations with people who understand, to experience support and encouragement, and to explore positive ways of living with memory loss. The group is offered Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:00 am. It is facilitated by Patti Holkup of Dementia Friendly Missoula. Participate by telephone or online using Zoom. There is no cost. Come as often as you like.

A graphic reading Offsite Resource Appointments with a pen and paper icon

Are you looking for in-person assistance understanding your Medicare options, managing caregiving responsibilities, or another issue? MAS Resource Center Specialists are here to meet with you and help you find solutions, now available through offsite appointments at a location near you. Call (406) 541-4700 to schedule your one-on-one appointment.

The Missoula Aging Services Resource Center team is well-trained to provide in-depth, unbiased help with a wide range of issues, including Medicare, caregiving, and accessing help from local and national programs.

Older man rests his hands on a cane, looking thoughtful

The Caregiver Support Group at MAS offers a safe place for caregivers to share experiences, advice, and practical strategies for managing caregiver responsibilities. All caregivers are welcome, including people caring for those living with dementia.

The group meets on the fourth Thursday of each month from 2 -3 PM, beginning August 24, 2023. Please check-in at the front desk when you arrive.

Memory Loss Conversations is an informal, social group for those adjusting to memory loss or dementia. This group provides a safe space to share conversations with people who understand, to experience support and encouragement, and to explore positive ways of living with memory loss. The group is offered Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:00 am. It is facilitated by Patti Holkup of Dementia Friendly Missoula. Participate by telephone or online using Zoom. There is no cost. Come as often as you like.

Monday, April 8, 2024
4:00 pm5:00 pm
Virtual Support Group

Social distancing can contribute to feelings of isolation and loneliness. This is true for family caregivers and the loved ones they support. The Virtual Caregiver Support Group offers a safe place for caregivers to share experiences, advice and practical strategies for managing caregiver responsibilities. All caregivers welcome, including dementia caregivers.
The event takes place on the second Monday of each month from 4-5 PM, MDT. Participate online or by phone at no cost, using ZOOM. Space is limited; sign up for one or more sessions by Wednesday the week before. An email confirmation with the ZOOM meeting ID, password, and instructions will be sent to registered participants several days prior to the event.

For more information or assistance registering contact Missoula Aging Services.

A grpahic reading Offsite Resource Appointments with a pen and paper icon

Are you looking for in-person assistance understanding your Medicare options, managing caregiving responsibilities, or another issue? MAS Resource Center Specialists are here to meet with you and help you find solutions, now available through offsite appointments at a location near you. Call (406) 327-6659 to schedule your one-on-one appointment at Burlington Square.

The Missoula Aging Services Resource Center team is well-trained to provide in-depth, unbiased help with a wide range of issues, including Medicare, caregiving, and accessing help from local and national programs.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024
1:00 pm2:00 pm
Virtual Support Group

Social distancing can contribute to feelings of isolation and loneliness. This is true for family caregivers and the loved ones they support. The Virtual Caregiver Support Group offers a safe place for caregivers to share experiences, advice, and practical strategies for managing caregiver responsibilities. All caregivers welcome, including dementia caregivers. The event takes place on the third Tuesday of each month from 1-2 PM, Montana time. Participate online or by phone at no cost, using ZOOM. Space is limited; sign up for one or more sessions by Wednesday the week before. An email confirmation with the ZOOM meeting id, password, and instructions will be sent to registered participants several days prior to the event. The group is facilitated by MAS staff Lauren Crabtree.
For more information or assistance registering contact Missoula Aging Services.

Memory Loss Conversations is an informal, social group for those adjusting to memory loss or dementia. This group provides a safe space to share conversations with people who understand, to experience support and encouragement, and to explore positive ways of living with memory loss. The group is offered Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:00 am. It is facilitated by Patti Holkup of Dementia Friendly Missoula. Participate by telephone or online using Zoom. There is no cost. Come as often as you like.

Older man rests his hands on a cane, looking thoughtful

The Caregiver Support Group at MAS offers a safe place for caregivers to share experiences, advice, and practical strategies for managing caregiver responsibilities. All caregivers are welcome, including people caring for those living with dementia.

The group meets on the fourth Thursday of each month from 2 -3 PM, beginning August 24, 2023. Please check-in at the front desk when you arrive.

A graphic reading Offsite Resource Appointments with a pen and paper icon

Are you looking for in-person assistance understanding your Medicare options, managing caregiving responsibilities, or another issue? MAS Resource Center Specialists are here to meet with you and help you find solutions, now available through offsite appointments at a location near you. Call (406) 541-4700 to schedule your one-on-one appointment.

The Missoula Aging Services Resource Center team is well-trained to provide in-depth, unbiased help with a wide range of issues, including Medicare, caregiving, and accessing help from local and national programs.

Memory Loss Conversations is an informal, social group for those adjusting to memory loss or dementia. This group provides a safe space to share conversations with people who understand, to experience support and encouragement, and to explore positive ways of living with memory loss. The group is offered Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:00 am. It is facilitated by Patti Holkup of Dementia Friendly Missoula. Participate by telephone or online using Zoom. There is no cost. Come as often as you like.

A grpahic reading Offsite Resource Appointments with a pen and paper icon

Are you looking for in-person assistance understanding your Medicare options, managing caregiving responsibilities, or another issue? MAS Resource Center Specialists are here to meet with you and help you find solutions, now available through offsite appointments at a location near you. Call (406) 327-6659 to schedule your one-on-one appointment at Burlington Square.

The Missoula Aging Services Resource Center team is well-trained to provide in-depth, unbiased help with a wide range of issues, including Medicare, caregiving, and accessing help from local and national programs.

Monday, May 13, 2024
4:00 pm5:00 pm
Virtual Support Group

Social distancing can contribute to feelings of isolation and loneliness. This is true for family caregivers and the loved ones they support. The Virtual Caregiver Support Group offers a safe place for caregivers to share experiences, advice and practical strategies for managing caregiver responsibilities. All caregivers welcome, including dementia caregivers.
The event takes place on the second Monday of each month from 4-5 PM, MDT. Participate online or by phone at no cost, using ZOOM. Space is limited; sign up for one or more sessions by Wednesday the week before. An email confirmation with the ZOOM meeting ID, password, and instructions will be sent to registered participants several days prior to the event.

For more information or assistance registering contact Missoula Aging Services.

Memory Loss Conversations is an informal, social group for those adjusting to memory loss or dementia. This group provides a safe space to share conversations with people who understand, to experience support and encouragement, and to explore positive ways of living with memory loss. The group is offered Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:00 am. It is facilitated by Patti Holkup of Dementia Friendly Missoula. Participate by telephone or online using Zoom. There is no cost. Come as often as you like.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024
1:00 pm2:00 pm
Virtual Support Group

Social distancing can contribute to feelings of isolation and loneliness. This is true for family caregivers and the loved ones they support. The Virtual Caregiver Support Group offers a safe place for caregivers to share experiences, advice, and practical strategies for managing caregiver responsibilities. All caregivers welcome, including dementia caregivers. The event takes place on the third Tuesday of each month from 1-2 PM, Montana time. Participate online or by phone at no cost, using ZOOM. Space is limited; sign up for one or more sessions by Wednesday the week before. An email confirmation with the ZOOM meeting id, password, and instructions will be sent to registered participants several days prior to the event. The group is facilitated by MAS staff Lauren Crabtree.
For more information or assistance registering contact Missoula Aging Services.

Older man rests his hands on a cane, looking thoughtful

The Caregiver Support Group at MAS offers a safe place for caregivers to share experiences, advice, and practical strategies for managing caregiver responsibilities. All caregivers are welcome, including people caring for those living with dementia.

The group meets on the fourth Thursday of each month from 2 -3 PM, beginning August 24, 2023. Please check-in at the front desk when you arrive.

A graphic reading Offsite Resource Appointments with a pen and paper icon

Are you looking for in-person assistance understanding your Medicare options, managing caregiving responsibilities, or another issue? MAS Resource Center Specialists are here to meet with you and help you find solutions, now available through offsite appointments at a location near you. Call (406) 541-4700 to schedule your one-on-one appointment.

The Missoula Aging Services Resource Center team is well-trained to provide in-depth, unbiased help with a wide range of issues, including Medicare, caregiving, and accessing help from local and national programs.

Memory Loss Conversations is an informal, social group for those adjusting to memory loss or dementia. This group provides a safe space to share conversations with people who understand, to experience support and encouragement, and to explore positive ways of living with memory loss. The group is offered Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:00 am. It is facilitated by Patti Holkup of Dementia Friendly Missoula. Participate by telephone or online using Zoom. There is no cost. Come as often as you like.

Monday, June 10, 2024
4:00 pm5:00 pm
Virtual Support Group

Social distancing can contribute to feelings of isolation and loneliness. This is true for family caregivers and the loved ones they support. The Virtual Caregiver Support Group offers a safe place for caregivers to share experiences, advice and practical strategies for managing caregiver responsibilities. All caregivers welcome, including dementia caregivers.
The event takes place on the second Monday of each month from 4-5 PM, MDT. Participate online or by phone at no cost, using ZOOM. Space is limited; sign up for one or more sessions by Wednesday the week before. An email confirmation with the ZOOM meeting ID, password, and instructions will be sent to registered participants several days prior to the event.

For more information or assistance registering contact Missoula Aging Services.

A grpahic reading Offsite Resource Appointments with a pen and paper icon

Are you looking for in-person assistance understanding your Medicare options, managing caregiving responsibilities, or another issue? MAS Resource Center Specialists are here to meet with you and help you find solutions, now available through offsite appointments at a location near you. Call (406) 327-6659 to schedule your one-on-one appointment at Burlington Square.

The Missoula Aging Services Resource Center team is well-trained to provide in-depth, unbiased help with a wide range of issues, including Medicare, caregiving, and accessing help from local and national programs.

In the Spotlight

A person's sense of thirst decreases with age, and frailty can make it difficult to get up to get a drink as often as an older person should.

MAS Volunteer Iva Rose MacKenzie was honored with the ServeMontana Lifetime Achievement Award at the State Capitol last week. Read more about her lifetime of volunteer service here.