This post was written by Heather Felske, an undergraduate student majoring in both Psychology and Gerontology. Donald Trump is the 45th president of the United States who was inaugurated on January 20, 2017. He was born in 1946, which makes him 72-years-old. Trump has made substantial financial contributions to the Republican and Democratic party making him heavily involved … [Read more...] about Donald Trump and Aging Policy
This post was written by Morgan Brown, an undergraduate student majoring in both psychology and gerontology. How do you become a licensed long-term care administrator in Missouri? Type “How to become a long-term care administrator in Missouri?” into Google and the first link that pops up is the Board of Nursing Administrators – Missouri Department of Health & Senior … [Read more...] about Missouri Long-Term Care Administration Regulations
This post was written by Nicole Berg, an undergraduate majoring in both psychology and gerontology. Medicare Part D-Prescription Drug plan Medicare Part D is an optional program under Medicare that offers prescription drug coverage, offered by private insurance companies, and can be added several different ways.2 Two common ways are to add Part D coverage to original … [Read more...] about Understanding The Medicare “Donut Hole”
The Gerontology Program at Missouri State University and The Northwest Project of Springfield would like to invite you to our Second Annual Family Activities Fair! This event is perfect for the whole family. Everyone is invited to join us for free food, fun games and a great time! This event is made possible by the students from the Families in Later Life course at Missouri … [Read more...] about Family Activities Fair This Weekend!
This post was written by Sierra Schieber, an undergraduate majoring in both psychology and gerontology. According to the National Institute on Retirement Security, 32% of working households aged 55-64 have no retirement savings.1 Of those who have retirement savings, 32% have less than their annual income in their retirement account. In order to continue your standard of … [Read more...] about Retirement Planning for Middle-Aged Adults