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Access II Helps Disabled Stay in Own Home

Access II Independent Living Center, located at 101 Industrial Parkway in Gallatin, serves those in the community living with disabilities by providing them with an opportunity to direct their own care and live more independently.

Access II provides an opportunity to hire attendants to assist with daily tasks so the disabled can remain in their own home. Individuals in the Consumer Directed Services Program are able to hire their own

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Staying Independent Longer – It’s a Matter of Balance

by Janet Hackert, Regional Nutrition and Health Education Specialist, University of Missouri Extension

For those who are concerned about falling, University of Missouri Extension has a class in February through March in Maysville that can help them stay independent longer. It is a Matter of Balance.

The Matter of Balance class uses a curriculum developed by the Frank L. Mitchell Trauma Center and Boston University that helps people address concerns

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Heart Health for Valentine’s Day and Year-Round

by Janet Hackert, Regional Nutrition Specialist

Heart health is promoted around Valentine’s Day and yet it is important year-round. A heart attack occurs when blood flow to the heart is blocked. Here are some symptoms and risk factors for heart disease and what individuals can do to improve their heart health.

The most common symptom for both men and women is the tell-tale pain in the chest. It can be

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Chronic Disease Self-Management Classes Offered

The Active Aging Resource Center will be hosting a self-help program called by the National Council on Aging, “An indispensable guide for people of all ages who are living with a chronic physical or mental health condition.”

The class is every Tuesday from 1-3 p.m. for six weeks – for information and healthy habits for a lifetime. Classes begin Tuesday, Feb. 17, and end Tuesday, March 24. This program is

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CBC Blood Drive

TRENTON, MO — Community Blood Center needs to collect 580 units of blood daily to meet the needs of area hospital patients. To help with efforts, the Grundy County Senior Center (2901 Hoover Drive) will host a blood drive on Feb. 2 from 12 to 6 p.m. Call 888-647-4040 or visit savealifenow.org for more information about guidelines for donation, or to set up an appointment.

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Access II ILC Impacts Lives in Direct Ways

Access II Independent Living Center is a non-residential facility that provides services to individuals with disabilities in Caldwell, Carroll, Daviess, Grundy, Harrison, Livingston, Mercer and Ray counties.

The work Access II does impacts consumers’ lives directly and has a lasting effect, whether it be providing training and guidance to help someone find a job, or helping someone transition out of a nursing facility back into the comfort of their own

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Test for Radon, Free Home Kit

Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless chemical element found in the ground, and is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Test your home with a free kit available from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Visit health.mo.gov/radon or call 573-751-6102.

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Hypnotherapy Seminar for Weight Loss, Smoking Cessation

LIVINGSTON COUNTY, MO — The non-profit organization Health Awareness Clinics is offering two group hypnotherapy sessions—Brookfield YMCA (1140W. Helm Street) on Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. and the Grand River Lodge in Chillicothe (606 W. Business 36) on Jan. 9 at 7 p.m.—for treatment related to weight loss, quitting smoking, and stress relief. All involved therapists are licensed, and the clinics operate from public donations. No appointment is necessary for

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Access II Helps Disabled Live Independently

Access II Independent Living Center is available to serve those living with disabilities by providing them with an opportunity to live more independently. Access II provides you with an in-home aide to assist with daily tasks so you can remain in your own home. If you are receiving MO HealthNet (Medicaid), have a significant physical disability, and are at least 18 years of age, you may qualify for the in-home

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