Sen. Dave Schatz’s Column for July 11, 2018

Schatz- Column banner - 021215Be watching your mail in the coming weeks for a very special guide I want you to have. My ‘Senior Services Handbook’ is designed to help senior citizens throughout the district find and use life-saving services. If you are thinking, “I am not a senior citizen. Why would I need this?”, remember you probably have elderly family members or neighbors who could use these services. There is nothing wrong with having this guide at your disposal, just in case.

I think all of us know we can call 911 when there is any kind of emergency, but you may not know the correct number to call for non-emergency reasons. These numbers are also listed in the ‘Senior Services Handbook.’ Other important information is included as well.

Our seniors have given so much throughout their lives. This is a way of thanking them and making sure they have access to services and information they need, be it on a daily basis or just for certain times.

Throughout my time in the Missouri Legislature, I have kept our seniors in mind for most of the legislation I have either sponsored or helped pass. A lot of our working folks are over 65. That is no longer the “magic age” to stop working and retire. At the same time, these are the people who may also have certain health issues they have to keep after. Sometimes, it can be just as helpful to keep this handbook in the glove box of your truck as it is to keep it on the kitchen table at home.

Again, our ‘Senior Services Handbook’ will be in the mail in the very short future. I do hope you will watch for it, and then keep it someplace readily available. There is a lot of great information in there, where you are 65 or 35.
Thank you for reading this weekly column. Please contact my office at (573) 751-3678 if you have any questions.