Seniors Matter Is Launching Next Wednesday!

Seniors Matter is a new charitable fund that will support local agencies that provide services for seniors.  These services include providing seniors with meals, independent living services, adult day services and caregiver support.  The fund was started in response to a combination of funding cuts and a growing senior population that needs assistance.  The Community Foundation of Central Missouri will administer the Seniors Matter fund which will officially launch on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at the Columbia Area Senior Center.

In January, the Heart of Missouri United Way announced a major shift in their operations to the “Community Impact” model.  The new model focuses on supporting agencies that work with impoverished children and families.  Seniors Matter, established in association with the Boone County Council on Aging, Meals on Wheels, and MU Adult Day Connection, is meant to close the funding gap created by the new model.

Join us to help John Baker from the Community Foundation of Central Missouri, Lt. Governor Peter Kinder, the Boone County Council on Aging, Meals on Wheels, and the Adult Day Connection, at the official kickoff on Wednesday July 18th at 10:00 am at the Senior Center in Columbia, 1121 Business Loop 70 East, Columbia, MO 65201.  Click here for a flyer that you can use as a reminder and to help spread the word!

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