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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

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.

Need a tech-savvy buddy to navigate through the digital jungle? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back!

Join us the first Monday of every month at our Tech Café, and let’s turn those tech troubles into triumphs!

Whether it’s your phone, tablet, or laptop, swing by MAS anytime between 1-3 for a friendly hand!

Join us for our annual jewelry sale, this time at a new location!
We're excited to be at the Missoula County Fairgrounds in the Home Arts Building!
Whatever your taste in jewelry, we're sure to have plenty of beautiful pieces for you to choose from!
And the best part is that all proceeds from your purchases go directly to the programs that most benefit older adults in our community.
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, June 8th from 8am-3:30 pm!

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.

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.

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 (MAS) 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.d

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 that 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.

Tuesday, June 18, 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.

Need a tech-savvy buddy to navigate through the digital jungle? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back!

Join us the first Monday of every month at our Tech Café, and let’s turn those tech troubles into triumphs!

Whether it’s your phone, tablet, or laptop, swing by MAS anytime between 1-3 for a friendly hand!

Monday, July 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.

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.

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 (MAS) 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 that 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.

Tuesday, July 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.

Need a tech-savvy buddy to navigate through the digital jungle? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back!

Join us the first Monday of every month at our Tech Café, and let’s turn those tech troubles into triumphs!

Whether it’s your phone, tablet, or laptop, swing by MAS anytime between 1-3 for a friendly hand!

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, August 12, 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.

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.

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 (MAS) 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.d

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 that 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.

Tuesday, August 20, 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.

Need a tech-savvy buddy to navigate through the digital jungle? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back!

Join us the first Monday of every month at our Tech Café, and let’s turn those tech troubles into triumphs!

Whether it’s your phone, tablet, or laptop, swing by MAS anytime between 1-3 for a friendly hand!

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.

In the Spotlight

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