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Resources

There are many community resources in the Kansas City area and nationally. 

Below are some

helpful links to websites and publications.

Fraud Prevention

Many types of scams exist, but they all have one thing in common: They're all designed to con people into revealing their personal information or handing over their money. Some scans are easy to see through, but others can be difficult to catch. That's why it's important to learn how to recognize a scam and what to do if you think you've been targeted by or fallen victim to a financial scam.

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Kansas City's Medicine Cabinet

Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet which began in July 2005 as a program of Baptist-Trinity Lutheran Legacy Foundation, steps in to provide short-term emergency medical assistance for those in need in metropolitan Kansas City. For people on limited incomes, an unexpected medical expense can become an emergency, and being unable to afford needed care may impact an existing medical condition, reduce job opportunities and diminish quality of life.

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Seniors Blue Book

Seniors Blue Book is Kansas City's most trusted senior resource guide for Assisted Living | In-Home Care | Retirement Communities | Home Health Care | Skilled Nursing | Legal & Finance | Medicare - Medicaid | Memory Care | Hospice | 55+ Independent Living | Community | Health & Medical | and much more! 

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Link for Care

Link for Care is a free online resource to search a variety of services in the greater Kansas City area. There are over 9 counties, 119 cities, and 50 transportation services with a total of over 1400 services listed. Shepherd’s Center Central partners with University of Kansas, Landon Center on Aging to provide phone support for the website.

Aging in Community

Community for All Ages Idea Book – When you make changes to your home, it’s smart to be proactive and think ahead about the features you, your friends and your loved ones will need in the coming years.

Caregivers

CARE for the FAMILY CAREGIVER:  A Place to Start – This booklet is designed to give you an overview of the basic aspects and issues involved with caregiving. It is not an exhaustive report on the subject. Rather, it provides basic information about many important and universal aspects of caregiving. 

www.helenemmott.com – Helen Emmott is a registered nurse, caregiver and author.  Her book, website and blog can be a great resource for any caregiver. 

Utility Assistance

KCP&L Economic Relief Pilot Program – Helps ease the pain of monthly bills and provide help to budget customers’ monthly expenses. For Missouri customers only, the program provides those with an income at or below 200% of the current federal poverty level with a credit of up to $65 per month, for a maximum of 12 consecutive months, if you qualify.

Elder Abuse and Scam Reporting

 

Financial scams and abuses that target older people are happening more and more.
This hotline is a free resource created by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office for Victims of Crime for people to report fraud against anyone age 60 or older.

Veteran Resources

Veterans Today – This website will keep you informed on all news concerning veterans.

Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit– Learn more about this benefit offered to wartime veterans who are in need of assistance.

Other area agencies:

Redemptorist Social Services: 816-931-9942

Seton Center: 816-231-3955

 

Jewish Family Services: 913-327-8250

 

Bishop Sullivan Center: 816-561-8515 x209

 

Community Action of KC: 816-358-6868

9200 Ward Parkway, Suite 200

Kansas City, MO 64114

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