Peculiar recognized as a Community for All Ages

On Friday, April 15, at the First Suburbs Coalition meeting, the Mid-America Regional Council honored Peculiar, Missouri, for becoming more age friendly. Peculiar earned Silver Level status in the Communities for All Ages recognition program, which required conducting a self-assessment of age-friendly policies and actions. “The city of Peculiar is honored to receive the Silver […]

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Universal design and accessible homes resources available

Changing demographics in the Kansas City metropolitan area have produced a growing need for homes that better support typical activities of people of all ages and are more accommodating as our abilities change. Homeowners in our region have some new tools to help them with ideas to renovate their homes as they get older and/or […]

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Three area cities recognized as Communities for All Ages

On Friday, Jan. 21, at the First Suburbs Coalition meeting, the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) honored three area cities for becoming more age friendly. Excelsior Springs, Missouri, achieved Gold Level status, which means the local governing body applied an “age lens” to a major city plan. Grain Valley, Missouri, earned Silver Level status, which required […]

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An older adult receives a vaccine.

MARC help line assists older adults with vaccine registration

In a partnership with all Missouri Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) through the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, we have opened our Information and Referral phone line to assist older adults who have no internet access to register to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The program will assist older adults in Cass, Clay, Jackson, […]

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Two area cities recognized as Communities for All Ages

On Friday, Jan. 15, the Mid-America Regional Council honored the cities of Grandview, Missouri, and North Kansas City, Missouri, for becoming more age friendly. Both cities achieved gold-level status, which means the local governing body applied an “age lens” to a major city plan. Grandview adopted age-friendly principles within the city’s updated comprehensive plan. North […]

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$8.1 million award to support Double Up Food Bucks incentive program

The Mid-America Regional Council has been awarded a four-year federal grant of $4.05 million by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), a division of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), to support the Double Up Food Bucks Heartland Program in Kansas and western Missouri. To secure the award, equal matching resources have […]

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Age Positive (re)Vision virtual conference scheduled for September

When the 4th annual Age Positive: Ideas for an Age-Friendly Future conference, scheduled for May 8, 2020, had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers immediately got to work on Plan B. This year’s conference, originally called “2020 Vision” has been revamped as a virtual conference, now entitled “2020 (re)Vision.” Age Positive […]

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