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Lifelong Connections aims to train 100 older adults in Missoula County on how to use technology in order to access telehealth, reduce social isolation, continue to volunteer, and to be able to take advantage of the services available online. The program trains volunteers while also providing tablets and data to older adults who may not have access to technology.

With a heavy heart, Missoula Aging Services acknowledges the passing of our governing board chair and friend Larry Riley.

Your guidance, empathy and humor will be missed, your generosity never forgotten.

This November 19, 2020, through January 4, 2021, for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased, Subaru will donate $250 to the customer’s choice of participating charities. Meals on Wheels is one of four national participating charities and has been since the inception of the event.

We count MAS volunteers as one of the many things to be thankful for this year. On that note, we’d like to highlight one of our outstanding volunteers as she receives a prestigious award honoring her service.

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.

You might have noticed that something is a little different around here. On June 1, we launched our brand new website! We’re excited for you to look around. To make it easier, we’ve created a guide below which highlights new features as well as the goals of the project.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends wearing a face covering in public when social distancing can’t be maintained. This is especially recommended for going to the grocery store.

While masks are tricky to purchase these days, there are a number of ways to make your own.

I once heard that if you truly want to see the character of a person, don’t look at how they act when things are easy, but instead look at how they act when things are hard. If that sentiment extends to communities, then I think we have a pretty clear picture of Missoula.

By 1963 only nine-percent of Americans had reached their 65th birthday. Many were living in poverty with few services to support them. For nearly six decades, May has been a time to celebrate the contributions of older adults both past and present. The theme this year, Make Your Mark, goes to the core of what this month is all about.