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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Volunteers Deliver Thanksgiving Meals on Wheels

November, 28th – The day before Thanksgiving is a busy one at the Providence Center, where Missoula Aging Services' Meals on Wheels are prepared and dispatched.Volunteer drivers delivered Thanksgiving dinners to clients on 17 routes in and around Missoula County, a service which helps these...

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Giving Trees Brighten Holidays!

November, 21st – Red ribbons, candy canes and twinkling lights adorn beautiful Giving Trees which spread joy to Missoula’s older adults this holiday! The trees offer you an opportunity to help seniors in meaningful ways such as providing Meals on Wheels to housebound individuals in need. ...

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MAS Opens Satellite Office in Seeley Lake

October, 13th – Older adults in the Seeley Lake area will now have access to Missoula Aging Services (MAS) resources and assistance in Seeley Lake, right in time for the Medicare Open Enrollment period. Starting October 17, MAS’ new satellite office located at the Bison Bear Center, 3166...

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Governor Visits MAS, Hears from Seniors and Caregivers

October, 3rd – In a visit to Missoula Aging Services Oct. 3, Governor Steve Bullock heard firsthand about the challenges of being a family caregiver for an older adult with Alzheimer's. Barbara Dryden, who has cared for her mother in the family home the past 10 years, told the Governor th...

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Guest column in Missoulian

Local experts weigh in on ending the problem of hunger in older adults. Read the March 14, 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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