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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

Aging Mastery Program

Aging Mastery is an evidence-informed 11 part class that encourages individuals age 55+ to create their own playbook for aging well. Participants set goals for positive actions in many aspects of their lives such as exercise, nutrition, finances, advance care planning, community engagement, and healthy relationships. Central to the Aging Mastery philosophy is the belief that modest lifestyle changes can produce big results so people can be empowered to cultivate health and longevity.

The fall session meets Mondays, September 28 to December 7 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, Montana Time. Participate online or by phone using Zoom. A email confirmation with the Zoom meeting ID, password and instructions will be sent to registered participants several days prior to the class. Teresa Sacks, MAS's Aging Mastery Program Facilitator, presents the program.

The first class series will be offered at no cost thanks to our partners at AARP Montana. Register online or call MAS at (406) 728-7682, M-F from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Pre-registration is required.

Joint Tenancy, Right of Survivorship, and Powers of Attorney with Dr. Marsha Goetting

What are some of the potential consequences of holding property in joint tenancy with family members and others when you write a will? During this online seminar you will be enlightened and perhaps shocked by the facts about joint tenancy ownership, plus bonus topics about Montana’s financial and health care powers of attorney.
Marsha A. Goetting, a Professor and Extension Family Economics Specialist at Montana State University in Bozeman presents the webinar, "Joint Tenancy, Right of Survivorship, and Powers of Attorney" on September 29th from 10-11:00 AM. Offered by AARP Montana and MSU Extension. No cost!

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Location and time to be announced
Stepping On Fall Prevention Program

Stepping On is an evidence-based falls prevention program for adults 60+. In 7 sessions, participants will learn exercises, methods and strategies to build self-confidence, change behaviors and improve decision making for continued safe, independent living. Stepping On is open to adults who have a fear of falling, live independently in their own home, and do not rely solely on a walker or wheelchair. This class series is offered three times each year through Missoula Aging Services.

The cost is $25, or $40 for two people. No cost and reduced cost ticket options available by calling MAS. For more information or to be added to the waitlist call MAS at 406-728-7682.

Join the waitlist - date to be announced!
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Social Security Workshop

Join Mary Olson, MAS Resource Center volunteer, for an informative session to learn more about your Social Security options. Mary has 29 years of experience working for the Social Security Administration as a claims representative and technical expert. Topics include: when to start benefits, retirement benefits, spouse’s benefits, divorced spouses benefits, widow/widower benefits, divorced widow/widower benefits and how work and earnings effect your Social Security benefits. This workshop is available 5-6 times a year.

The cost is $10, or $15 for two people. No cost and reduced cost ticket options available by calling MAS. For more information or to be added to the waitlist call MAS at 406-728-7682.

Second Monday each month from 4-5pm
Virtual Support Group
Virtual Caregiver 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. A 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 Laura Degele. For more information or assistance registering contact Missoula Aging Services.

HomeFit, AARP Montana

Is your home designed to accommodate your needs as you age? What happens if your mobility is significantly limited or if you have knee or hip surgery and choose to recover at home? What if you or your housemate requires a walker or wheelchair? AARP Montana’s HomeFit Webinar can offer temporary or permanent solutions to making your home a comfortable and safe "nest" regardless of your physical mobility issues. The webinar was created to help people stay in the home they love by turning where they live into a "lifelong home" suitable for themselves and anyone in their household. HomeFit will offer solutions ranging from simple do-it-yourself fixes to improvements requiring skilled expertise. The information will be presented by AARP Montana volunteer Kate Humphrey, a Montana-licensed Physical Therapist and Certified Aging in Place Specialist. You can participate in this no cost webinar from the comfort of your own home. Space is limited and you can register below to receive the login information. You will receive the complimentary HomeFit Guide booklet and the HomeFit No-Cost, Low-Cost Ideas pamphlet in the mail within 30 days after the webinar.

Third Tuesday each month from 1-2pm
Virtual Support Group
Virtual Caregiver 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. A 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 Lois Mandelko-Steinberg. For more information or assistance registering contact Missoula Aging Services.

Third Wednesdays September through May
Virtual Support Group
Montana Kinship Navigator Virtual Caregiver Support Group

The Montana Kinship Navigator Program (MTKNP) is a relative caregiver support group for grandparents and other relatives raising children.

The virtual support group will help relative and kinship caregivers lead healthier, happier lives by offering ways to cope with specific social and emotional challenges. Participate for peer support, education and connection to community resources. The support group takes place on the 3rd Wednesdays, 12:30 - 1:30 pm Montana time from Sept. 2020 to May 2021. Participate online or by phone at no cost, using ZOOM. Space is limited. Registration is required. A email confirmation with the ZOOM meeting id, password and instructions will be sent to participants upon registration. The group is facilitated by MSU Extension Missoula County Staff Kelly Moore. For more information or assistance registering contact Missoula Aging Services. (406) 728-7682

Second Monday each month from 4-5pm
Virtual Support Group
Virtual Caregiver 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. A 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 Laura Degele. For more information or assistance registering contact Missoula Aging Services.

November 11th
Online Class
HomeFit, AARP Montana

Is your home designed to accommodate your needs as you age? What happens if your mobility is significantly limited or if you have knee or hip surgery and choose to recover at home? What if you or your housemate requires a walker or wheelchair? AARP Montana’s HomeFit Webinar can offer temporary or permanent solutions to making your home a comfortable and safe "nest" regardless of your physical mobility issues. The webinar was created to help people stay in the home they love by turning where they live into a "lifelong home" suitable for themselves and anyone in their household. HomeFit will offer solutions ranging from simple do-it-yourself fixes to improvements requiring skilled expertise. The information will be presented by AARP Montana volunteer Kate Humphrey, a Montana-licensed Physical Therapist and Certified Aging in Place Specialist. You can participate in this no cost webinar from the comfort of your own home. Space is limited and you can register below to receive the login information. You will receive the complimentary HomeFit Guide booklet and the HomeFit No-Cost, Low-Cost Ideas pamphlet in the mail within 30 days after the webinar.

In the Spotlight Community Safety

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.

There are a few simple steps you can take to reduce your chances of becoming ill with COVID-19.  Since the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus, we first need to understand how it spreads.