Other Help for Seniors

The Ray County Senior Services Board
was created to provide programs
which will improve
the health, nutrition and quality of life
of persons who are sixty years of age or older.

and Every Tuesday afternoon through April 15, 2014

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
AARP Tax Foundation offers free tax preparation service for seniors and low to middle income families.
Trained volunteers will be at Ray
County Library, 215 E Lexington in Richmond.

The disabled or those over age 65 may be eligible for a refund from the state for rent or real estate tax even if income is below the tax filing requirement. Bring rent statements or a paid real estate tax receipt, income statements for
Social Security, interest and pensions. Also bring proof of payments for any supplemental health and/or drug insurance premiums.

Need a home delivered meal in Lawson, MO?
Call Lawson Manor and Rehabilitation, 816-580-3260

Delivered seven days per week at noon
Cost is $2.50 per meal billed at the end of each month
Please call to reserve your meal, then notify us if you will not be home on any one day to avoid being charged; if you do not notify us and we prepare a meal for you, you will be billed for that meal.
Email: shannonrenee71@hotmail.com

The Charitable Trust of Missouri/Family Trust is in the process of soliciting applications for grants for funding of up to $1,000 for people with disabilities who have unmet needs. Visit the informational flyer at:

Below is a link for the University of Kansas Audio-Reader - Radio for the blind and print-disabled.


Direct Transit
Transportation is available to all Ray County Seniors and the Disabled through Ray County Transportation's Direct Transit busses.  Click the link below for more information: More information at www.directtransit.org

LifeLine - Free Cell Phone for Seniors information


Missouri Assistive Technology has a program called Show Me Loans. income guidelines HAVE BEEN WAIVED since they realilze any income group can need assistance.

They also provide loans for vehicles, meaning an adult child, parent or relative can request a loan for a person in need of a wheelchair-accessible van.

Note: Some people may ask for a modified auto/van, a auto/van that “kneels” or just need an auto with hand controls.

People may also apply for loans for scooters, walking aids, wheelchairs, hearing aids, assistive technology, and other aids.

There are no fees--individuals may borrow from $500 up to $15,000 and up to $30,000 for a vehicle. Generally, the maximum loan term will be 60 months or less.

Missouri Assistive Technology (Visit their website www.at.mo.gov
or use contact information below.)
1501 NW Jefferson Street
Blue Springs, MO 64015
Voice: (800) 647-8557 (in-state only) or (816) 655-6700
TTY: (800) 647-8558 (in-state only) or (816) 655-6711
FAX: (816) 655-6710
Email: MoAT1501@att.net

The Lawson Senior Tuesday program

Catholic Charities Caring Communities Grant Program

Catholic Charities Caring Communities Resource Centers

SafeLink Wireless provides free cell phones
More information her



CALL United Way 2-1-1  (answered 7 days a week, 24 hours a day)
Operators provide free and confidential information and referral services to help connect you with social services in and near the greater Kansas City area.
United Way 2-1-1 service is available in 23 counties in Missouri (including Ray County) and Kansas.

Call 2- 1- 1 to contact the Ford Motor Company U.A.W. Community Services Program; ask that program for ramp building assistance if you are disabled.

Dial 2-1-1 or 816/474-5112 or toll free 866/320-5764 from your land line or cell phone for information and referrals for basic needs, health care, mental health, education, employment and more

Marcie Watts
Health Care Advocate
United Way of Greater Kansas City
1080 Washington St.
Kansas City, MO 64105
(816) 559-4679
Fax (816) 350-5205


The Ray County Senior Service Board will provide funds for the Lawson MO's
Lawson Community
Be the Church ~ Faith In Action

Every Fifth Saturday
Do you need help or know of someone that needs help?
Be the church a local outreach ministry is looking for opportunities to serve. Project qualifications are for widowed, disabled, elderly, and military. We do everything from moving furniture, taking out trash,
to complete tree jobs. There really isn’t much that we won’t at least try to do. If you live in the Lawson or surrounding area and need help with a project at your home or would like more information, please call
Mark Miller at (816)582-7065 Or email
Be the Church is a multi-denominational group that ministers to the community through acts of kindness. 
For more information
click here…*



Alzheimer's Association

Seniors Online
Excelsior Spings webe site has links provided to assist you with resources. All of these sites are free sites and are tagged to show you their content.
For more information visit: www.esmc.org/seniorsonline

Missouri Department of Social Services, Family Support Division,
Rehabilitation Services for the Blind

Rekha Nanchal, Rehabilitation Teacher
Rehabilitation Services for the Blind
615 E 13th St. Room 409
Kansas City MO 64106
Ph:   816-889-2850
Fax: 816-889-2504


Pleural Mesothelioma Center


Free Dental Care for Seniors -- information
Dental Lifeline Network