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Community Champions Deliver Meals on Wheels

March, 13th – Public officials and others came together on Thurs., March 9 to help volunteer drivers deliver hot, nutritious meals for older adults and homebound individuals through MAS' Meals on Wheels program. During the morning's reception, statements were read on behalf of Gov. B...

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Meals on Wheels Ensures Nutrition and Safety in Winter

January, 23rd – Year-round, Meals on Wheels delivers hot, nutritious meals and a safety check to homebound individuals in Missoula County. Augusta McDonnell with KPAX-TV recently visited with MAS' Nutrition Program staff to discuss the importance of this program during the long winter mont...

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Local Volunteer Effort Helps With Winter Snow Shoveling & More

January, 13th – With few breaks between snowfalls, staying on top of this winter's snow shovelling can be a daunting or near-impossible task for an older adult. Judy Thayer is grateful for Alfred Brule, a volunteer from Imagine Missoula, who shovels her driveway and walk each time it snows...

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Two Volunteers Chosen for AARP Montana’s Andrus Award

January, 4th – Ann Adler has been a volunteer with Missoula Aging Services since 2008. As a member of the Front Office Staff, Ann works at the very busy reception desk and responds to all manner of inquiries from a diverse aging population. MAS staffs over 40 employees all responding to the n...

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Addressing Isolation Among Older Adults is a Year-Round Issue

January, 4th – The needs of a vulnerable population--like older adults--are especially apparent this time of year, but it's important to remember that those same needs can be year-round issues. Missoula Aging Services has programs that address a few of those issues, like loneliness, malnu...

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Volunteers Come Together to Build Wheelchair Ramp

December, 19th – Martha McManus and her husband, Gary Ikerd, received a wonderful act of local kindness this fall. Although the couple’s home had a wheelchair ramp, its incline was too steep, making it difficult for McManus to leave the house. With the help of MAS Seeley Lake Resource Spe...

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Guest column in Missoulian

MAS Governing Board Chair Larry White shares some of the potential impacts on older adults if federal-state Medicaid funding is cut. Read the July 1, 2017 guest opinion here.

Guest opinion in Missoulian

Senior Corps volunteers are valued highly in the community for their contributions, and Senior Corps Week during May is a good time to acknowledge that. Read the May 15, 2017 guest opinion article here

Swan Valley Community Foundation Supports Initiative for Services for Older Adults

The SVCF is working in collaboration with Missoula Aging Services (MAS) and the Seeley Lake Community Foundation to fund a resource specialist at MAS' new satellite office in Seeley Lake. Read the article in the Seeley Lake Pathfinder

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