This post was written by Malayna Koetting, an undergraduate student majoring in psychology. Due to the rising number of Baby Boomers about to hit the older adult population, it is important to gain a better understanding of Medicare. Here are some common misconceptions and helpful hints about how Medicare works. Medicare and Medicaid are the same thing. False! Medicaid … [Read more...] about Medicare: Fun Facts & Myth Busting
This post was written by Tina Martin, an undergraduate student majoring in psychology and gerontology. Government Funded Agencies From the moment we inhale our first breath until the moment we exhale our last, we are aging. As we grow older in life, there are times we are more vulnerable to abuse and neglect. During these stages, we rely on certain agencies to protect us. … [Read more...] about Money Talks and It’s Telling Us Our Older Adults Are Not Worth Protecting
An Interview with Dan Malachowski of Baron Financial Group LLC. This post was written by Alexandra Badalamenti, and undergraduate student majoring in Gerontology and Psychology. Who is Dan Malachowski? Mr. Malachowski is a financial consultant at Baron Financial Group LLC., here in Springfield, Missouri. Mr. Malachowski has lived in Springfield his entire life and has … [Read more...] about Financial Planning for Younger Adults: What should YOU be doing now?
This post was written by Kaitlyn Long, an undergraduate majoring in both Gerontology and Psychology. As a young person, I will admit that I am not the most politically involved, and I easily tune out political conversations. Growing up, we always avoided discussing politics, simply because I had a very opinionated grandfather; no one wanted to be responsible for “lighting … [Read more...] about Human Interest Spotlight: Ilga Vise
This post was written by Tara Holcomb, undergraduate student majoring in both Gerontology and Psychology at Missouri State University. Who is Eric Greitens? Governor Eric Greitens took office as the 56th Governor of Missouri in January 2017 at the age 42. He and his wife, Sheena, have two young sons. He had no political experience before running for … [Read more...] about Governor Greitens’ Aging Policy (or lack thereof?)