Office of Advocacy and Assistance for Seniors

Lt Governor Kinder: The Senior's AdvocateAs Missouri's official senior advocate, I am honored to work for those citizens who have endured hard work and personal sacrifice to strengthen and defend our nation. As our population continues to grow older, finding solutions to key issues becomes more important, and the decisions we make now are crucial in the lives of our senior citizens.

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Missouri Rx Prescription Drug Program

Missouri Rx (MoRx) is Missouri's new State Pharmacy Assistance Program replacing the Missouri Senior Rx Program. Missouri Rx was created by the 93rd General Assembly to coordinate benefits with Medicare's (Part D) Prescription Drug Program, and to provide additional assistance for prescription drug costs to Missourians in need. I am honored to currently serve as the Chairman of the Missouri Rx Plan Commission.

If you are interested in receiving an application or in learning more about the program, please contact the Missouri Rx Plan by calling 1-800-375-1406 or visiting http://morx.mo.gov/

Missourians Stopping Adult Financial Exploitation (MOSAFE)

This program will be rolled out later this year and is designed to alert Missourians about financial exploitation of seniors. Missouri state law prohibits a person from obtaining control over the elderly or disabled person's property with the intent to permanently deprive the elderly or disabled person of the use, benefit, or possession of his or her property, thereby benefiting such person or detrimentally affecting the elderly or disabled person.

Examples of financial exploitation may include such things as in-home aides, friends, or relatives using an elderly person's account number, forging checks, or considering Mom's money to be theirs and making free use of it.

The MOSAFE program will train employees of financial institutions on how to detect and report financial exploitation while also educating the general public that financial exploitation is a serious crime. Stay tuned for more details regarding this important initiative.

You can report financial exploitation of seniors, as well as abuse and neglect, at the Elder Abuse Hotline (1-800-392-0210).

You may contact the Lieutenant Governor's Senior Advocate by emailing elderadv@mail.mo.gov

For all of the latest information on senior issues, visit the Department of Health and Senior Services website.

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