AgeSmart helping senior population in O’Fallon area

AgeSmart Community Resources has opened at 801 W. State St. in O’Fallon.

The business celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce on Aug. 22.

AgeSmart is the local Area Aging on Aging outlet, designed to help people be independent and successful in their community as they age.

AgeSmart assures that comprehensive services are available for older adults in the community should they need them and maintain a database of all the resources available. Programs provided by AgeSmart, like Meals on Wheels and Senior Health Insurance Counseling, are designed to be cost effective and help keep older adults healthier and able to remain independent.  Twenty different services are available to everyone 60 plus of all income levels and their caregivers. There is no charge for services.

AgeSmart also provides a Veteran Directed Home and Community Based Services program. In collaboration with the two Area Agencies on Aging in Missouri, AgeSmart is part of the largest Veterans Directed programs in the country.  The program helps veterans stay in their homes and provide them options on how to do so.

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