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Welcome to the Seniors Blue Book local home page for the Kansas City Metro Area.  My name is  Kirsten Brewer, your local Publisher and Partner at the Seniors Blue Book. Please let me know how  we can help you!  Whether you are looking for resources, looking to promote your business or just want to be aware of Senior Activities in the Kansas City Area, the Seniors Blue Book website is your go-to site for everything related to aging well and caring for your older loved ones. As industry professionals, your clients come from many different sources:  the seniors themselves, their caregivers and other healthcare professionals. The Seniors Blue Book’s wide and  diverse reach offers your business opportunities that other marketing mediums are simply unable  to provide. Contact me to discuss a package that will maximize your return for your marketing  dollars at 913.980.4082 or Kirsten@seniorsbluebook.com.

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Oct 25, 2023 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM

10th Annual Cocktails for a Cure ~ Benefitting the Alzheimer's Association Heartland Chapter

We are excited to announce the 10th Annual Cocktails for a Cure! This year the event will benefit the Alzheimer's Association Heartland Chapter! Chicken N Pickle Overland Park will be the location for this years event!  . We will have both a live and silent auction with all proceeds going to the Alz Association in the heartland!As always, we appreciate any and all donations for the event! Sports tickets, concert tickets, vacations, gift cards, gift baskets, nothing is too BIG or too small.Please contact one of the sponsors to donate!Please RSVP on our facebook event page! https://www.facebook.com/events/227144239834750/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22extra_data%22%3A%22%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22left_rail%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22bookmark%22%7D%2C%7B%22extra_data%22%3A%22%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22calendar_tab_event%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22bookmark_calendar%22%7D]%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3Anull%7D


Apr 19, 2023 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM

Metro Senior Resources Monthly Meeting

Dear Fellow Senior Living Resources Professionals: We would like to invite your participation as a member of MSRMSR is an organization dedicated to promoting awareness of, and support for, an aging network in the Kansas City Metro! Our group meets monthly to promote networking and partnerships with fellow professionals in aging!In addition, our organization annually hosts a year end holiday party and donates to a senior organization. We hope you consider joining our organization, or re-joining, if you have been a member in the past. 


Jun 10, 2023 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM

Heroes for Hospice 5K Run/Walk

Enjoy a walk or run with your family and friends while raising money for Kansas City Hospice by participating in Heroes for Hospice 5K Run/Walk, Saturday, June 10 at REI, 6281 West 135th Street, in Overland Park.  This family-friendly race will take place on a fun route around the Lions Gate Golf Course starting and finishing at REI. Bring your friends and family to support an amazing cause! Runners, walkers and stroller/wagon riders are all welcome.Awards will be given to the top overall male/female winners and overall male/female masters runners following the race. All registered participants receive a complimentary Heroes for Hospice race shirt.  Proceeds from Heroes for Hospice benefit Kansas City Hospice and Midland Care Hospice of Topeka and Lawrence. Since the 2011 inaugural race, Heroes for Hospice has raised and donated a net $188,000 to the two hospices.To register or volunteer, visit the Heroes for Hospice. 


Jun 21, 2023 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Metro Senior Resources June Happy Hour

Join us for our Metro Senior Resources June Happy Hour!

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Local Aging Options

SYNERGY HomeCare of Overland Park

Non-Medical 9240 Glenwood St Ste-B, Overland Park, Kansas, 66212

SYNERGY HomeCare would like the opportunity to provide you or your loved one with the Kansas City metro area home care that you've been searching for. Our caregivers are compassionate and courteous. We often participate in continuing education programs. We will work with you to develop a custom care plan that provides exactly the amount of care you or your loved one needs. All of our caregivers must pass a national background check before working for us. The services we offer include:24-hour care, Flexible hourly care, Care management, Recovery assistance (illness, surgical, orthopedic)Personal assistance (hygiene and dressing)Errands and transportation, Meal planning and preparation, Light housekeeping, Companionship, Respite for family caregivers

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Missouri Palliative & Hospice Care

Hospice 3675 S Noland Rd, Ste 225, Independence, Missouri, 64055

Missouri Palliative & Hospice Care is a locally owned and independently operated community based organization dedicated to palliative and hospice care. We are focused on meeting or exceeding our patients individual medical, emotional and spiritual needs, while making each remaining moment as meaningful as possible.

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Saint Joseph Medical Center

Behavioral Health 1000 Carondelet Dr, Kansas City, Missouri, 64114

Founded in 1874 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Joseph Medical Center has a long tradition of providing high quality, compassionate care. Its Catholic heritage and the spirit of our founding Sisters continue today in our mission of caring for the community. The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph is the Catholic Sponsor for St. Joseph Medical Center, under the leadership of his Excellency Bishop James V. Johnston, Jr.St. Joseph has proven it is among an elite group of providers in treatment for time critical diagnosis and has earned the Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients. It is also the first hospital in Kansas City to launch a comprehensive Senior Care service line including a senior friendly emergency room, senior focused inpatient program, as well as a preferred skilled nursing and assisted living network so if the need should arise, our seniors are well versed on quality options in our area.The Breast Center at St. Joseph has earned recognition by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designation from the American College of Radiology (ACR).St. Joseph is a Joint Commission accredited, 310-bed acute care facility providing a wide range of services, including 24-hour Emergency Department, Joint and Spine Institute, surgical services, and outpatient services.

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Kansas Palliative & Hospice Care

Hospice 6828 Silverheel St, Shawnee, Kansas, 66226

Founded on Christian principles, Kansas Palliative & Hospice Care is a locally owned and independently operated community based organization dedicated to palliative and hospice care. They are focused on exceeding patients individual medical, emotional and spiritual needs, while making each remaining moment as meaningful as possible.

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Articles Written By Local Businesses

Mobile Dental Services Help the Senior Community

Enable Dental is the nations leading provider of portable at-home dental services. Our dental teams are dedicated and trained to work specifically with unique populations including those individuals with geriatric populations, those with mobility and transportation challenges or restrictions and intellectual or developmental disabilities. Our focus in working individuals and groups at well over 1,100 communities and senior support organizations across the country is what sets us apart.  Our licensed and skilled dental professionals are highly qualified and are committed to providing the best care to our patients regardless of setting including in the comfort of the patients home, senior home, assisted living facility, or community center.To provide the level of service with the accuracy needed to adhere to the unique needs and requirements of each patient, we developed and own a proprietary technology stack which allows us to meet internal quality metrics and communicate throughout our company. To solve important dental issues and reduce stress for patients and their loved ones, we rely on innovation, technology, and solid training to gain efficiency with every step in our proprietary process.Our success with our program includes the utilization of military grade portable dental equipment and our ability to harness technology to provide both synchronous and asynchronous dentistry. We are equipped with portable technology and advanced systems which allow us to provide at-home or on-site dentistry. We use handheld digital x-ray units, bring our own custom dental chairs, and wheeled dental units making it possible to thoroughly diagnose and perform dental treatment in different living environments. We can also harness EMR data and provide valuable data back to through data integrations if necessary.Editor's Notes please contact Matt Schreiber, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at 866-988-4504 for more information.

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Home Downsizing Solutions Launches Consumer Protection Information To Help Senior Home Sellers Weed Out Fake Cash Home Buyers

Home Downsizing Solutions Home Downsizing SolutionsLaunches Consumer Protection Information To Help Senior Home Sellers Weed Out Fake Cash Home Buyers Lincoln, Nebraska Even with a red hot real estate market for home sellers, there is still a need and want by some home sellers to sell their house quickly to a direct cash home buyer. Maybe the house needs repairs or updates that the home owner just doesnt want or have the resources to do.  Maybe the benefits that a cash home buyer provides are of value to the home seller, and the home owner just doesnt wantto sell their house in a traditional manner and list it on the market. But as some home sellers are discovering, finding a real cash home buying company can be a challenge. Unfortunately, with the current real estate market, combined with todays technology, the barrier of entry for someone to say they are a cash home buyer is VERY low. Today, someone is able to easily create a web site, put an ad online, and make it look like they are a home buying company. Then add the ballooning creative real estate industry of the self-proclaimed gurus (even calling their groups cartels) teaching others how easy it is to get involved in real estate with the practice of wholesaling, and you have a dangerous situation for home sellers that want to sell their house in a non-traditional manner. Identifying a legitimate cash home buying company can be a challenge for individuals that dont typically work in the real estate market.  But, there are a few questions to ask home buying companies to help ensure they are real. One, ask if they are actually going to look at your house.  Some of these companies will want to just make you an offer based on pictures they ask you to send them.  You will typically want a company to actually come and inspect your house to provide you with an offer. Two, ask for a reference of a local title company.  You will want to call the local title company to confirm that this company actually does buy houses and not just flip or sell the contract to another company. Three, ask how fast they can close and buy the house.  A real cash home buying company can close as soon as the title company checks title and prepares closing paperwork, typically in less than a week. These wholesaling companies will generally ask for 21 days or more to get their contractors in to see the house which is a red flag. There are a few other questions you can ask home buying companies to ensure they are legitimate. To get this information, just go to www.StopLowBallOffers.com or contact Ben Souchek at Ben@SGRealEstate or call/text him at (402)-450-0199. To check out more about Bens company, a legitimate cash home buying company, just go to www.HomeDownsizingSolutions.com Home Downsizing Solutions has been buying houses direct from home sellers for more than 20 years. We also can assist with our concierge services of locating moving services and senior community locating services, to make the transition to senior living as stress & hassle free as possible. 

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Community Visit Questions

Community Visit Questions The search for the right senior living community in Kansas City can be difficult because there are many great options. So we developed a list of questions to help you choose the right one for you.OverallWhat was your first impression? Do you feel comfortable with the location and overall presentation of the campus? Do they offer an apartment style that appeals to you? What is the travel time to restaurants, theaters, airports, etc.? Do team members smile and offer courteous greetings? Do team members address residents by name and show respectful familiarity? Are the residents friendly and welcoming? What levels of living does this community have?What they offerWhat levels of living are available?  Are transportation services offered? Is there a fee? What is the process for discussing your care needs if your health begins to decline? What is their CMS quality rating? Do they have recent customer satisfaction survey results?Community LifeWhat is the minimum age? Do they embrace cultural diversity and inclusivity? Do they host events? What do the current residents have to say about the services? What are their policies related to pets Are they tobacco free? How secure is the community? How does parking work? Are there crisis plans in place? Do team members undergo screenings and background checks prior to employment? Do they have a newsletter and activity calendar?  DiningAre the dining rooms inviting and clean? Are the tables, chairs and linens clean and in good condition? May residents invite guests to meals? How does the community accommodate special diets? Is there a dietician or nutritionist involved in meal planning? Have you sampled a meal? FinancesAre they a stand-alone campus or part of a family of communities? What happens if you outlive your resources? What does the monthly fee cover? What is not included in the monthly fee? What are their policies related to transitioning to another unit or level of care? How might that impact you financially? What are their policies related to refunds? Next stepsCan you envision yourself living here? If so, what is the next step in making the move?  Editors Note: This article was submitted by Jill Lamb. Jill Lamb is the Marketing Director with Colonial Village and may be reached at (913) 730-3700 or by email at Jill.Lamb@CLV-OP.com.  

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Life After Stroke

Life After StrokeNearly 800,000 individuals in the United States have a stroke each year, and there are nearly 8 million survivors of stroke in the United States alone.  With increased awareness of stroke symptoms, fast response in calling 911, and new medications, more and more individuals are surviving a stroke each year.  Following a stroke, a person will typically recover in the hospital and then progress to other rehabilitation options, with the optimal goal to return home.  Once home, there may be more therapy and/or assistance required.  Eventually the therapy may stop as progress slows down, but recovery does not have an expiration date and will continue for the individual.  As such, there is the continued need for support and services.   Explore options with the hospital and rehabilitation staff regarding the types of programs and services offered in your community post stroke.  Ask the following:1.    Are there support groups in the community for the survivor of stroke?  For family members, caregivers/care partners?  2.    Are there community based wellness programs to help continue the improvement and independence being regained by the survivor of stroke?  Look for programs that address physical and cognitive wellness, along with social and emotional well-being.  Stroke can happen to anyone at any time.  So BE FAST in identifying a stroke and call 911.  Time is brain.  The acronym BE FAST relates to the following indicators of a stroke.  Balance = Sudden onset of dizziness or balance issues.Eyesight = Sudden changes, blurred vision or trouble with eyesight in one or both eyes. Face = Sudden weakness or numbness in the face, with one side appearing droopy.Arm = Sudden weakness or numbness of one arm.Speech = Sudden inability to speak or slurred/garbled/strange speech. Time = Call 911 immediately if you observe any of these signs.   This article submitted by Jeanette Boucher, OTR/L.  Jeanette is a Program Coordinator at the American Stroke Foundation and may be reached at 913.649.1776 or by email at jeanette@americanstroke.org  

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Local Business Videos

Invite to Virtual Event: How kcmoHomeBuyer eliminates the hard parts of selling a house

The team at kcmoHomeBuyer is hosting a short virtual presentation to explain how we help eliminate the hard parts of selling a house for your, your loved ones, or clients. If you or anyone you know has a house they need to sell, but the task of cleaning it out and getting it ready is just too large. The thought of multiple strangers walking through the house is scary. And after getting the contract, it's just too much to sweat out the inspections, requested repairs, appraisal, and the buyer's loan approval. There is a better way, join us to find out more about how we buy houses across the Kansas City Metro: Thursday, March 23rd, 2023 at 10:30 am - on Zoom Register at www.kcmoHomeBuyer.com/VirtualEvent Everyone who registers attends will receive a free digital copy of our book Paying for Long Term Care: The Essential Guide to Understanding and Funding Senior Care

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