Legislative Column for Nov. 30, 2015

Helping Seniors Help Themselves

JEFFERSON CITY - As I did previously in the House of Representatives, I have made it a priority to provide constituents with important information about their local, state, and federal governments and also about local services that constituents can use.

Earlier this year, my office mailed out surveys and also provided the survey for any constituent online (you can view the results of the survey by clicking the box on the left at my Senate webpage, www.senate.mo.gov/schatz).  This December, my office is mailing out a Senior Services Handbook to thousands of senior citizens to help our seniors access the resources and services that are available to them.

The handbook has information on local medical care, fraud prevention from the Attorney General’s office, numbers for local police and hospitals, along with much more information. Of course, the handbook also has contact information for my office so that my staff can assist with any additional inquiries.

Because our mailing budget was limited, I have also made that handbook available on our website for constituents to view or print off at home. Please visit www.senate.mo.gov/schatz and click on the blue ‘Senior Services Handbook’ link at the left to view the entire publication.

It is my hope that this handbook will make life easier for any senior citizen in my district who may need it.

As the year comes to an end, I am preparing for a new session in 2016, but I will not lose sight of the constituents I serve at home while I work in the Capitol. My office will have more information and publications for your use in the future.

Thank you for reading this weekly column. Please contact my office at (573) 751-3678 if you have any questions.