CARRIER ALERT: Residents of the City of Columbia who are 55+ and have a mail box can sign up for this program which mail carriers will report mail piling up to Services for Independent Living and a wellness check will be made.
CONSUMER DIRECTED SERVICES:This service is available to individuals who qualify for Medicaid and are eligible to receive personal care assistance in their homes after a formal evaluation is performed by the Department of Health & Senior Services (DHSS) and Division of Senior and Disability Services (DSDS).
FRIENDLY VISITING: Volunteers visit for one hour a week with an individual 55+ who has an income below $1,459.
FOOD PANTRY DELIVERY & GROCERY SHOPPING: Volunteers take an individual 55+ who has an income below $1,459 grocery shopping or deliver food boxes on a monthly basis.
PROPERTY TAX REFUND FILING: The Missouri Property Tax Credit gives money back to qualified senior citizens and individuals who are 100% disabled. The credit is based on the amount of real estate taxes or rent paid during the year and the total household income. Individuals need to be a MO resident for the entire year they are requesting the credit. They can be homeowners whose income is below $30,000 or renters whose income is below $27,500.
RAMP AND HOME REPAIR: Minor home repairs and ramps are done for homeowners who qualify for support by various grants both city and county.