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Missouri Association of Area Agencies On Aging

Service. Information. Advocacy.

aka ma4   |   Jefferson City, MO   |  http://www.ma4web.org

Mission

ma4 is a statewide association comprised of ten member Area Agencies on Aging. Ma4 member agencies provide a coordinated network of care to support adults who are aging and adults with disabilities to maximize their independence and choice. Annually, ma4 members provide nearly ten million units of service to 250,000 individuals, supporting their ability to remain in the homes and communities of their choice.

Ruling year info

1985

Executive Director

Julie Peetz

Main address

1616 Southridge Suite 203

Jefferson City, MO 65109 USA

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Formerly known as

Missouri Alliance of Area Agencies on Aging

EIN

43-1101962

NTEE code info

Geriatrics (H94)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

ma4 advocates and provides resources and supports to Missouri's Area Agencies on Aging in order to empower independence among adults who are aging and adults with disabilities.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Membership

Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging | ma4 | serves as a statewide membership association for Missouri's Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs). ma4 is the Leading Voice on Aging in the state of Missouri. ma4 provides advocacy and support for Missouri's ten AAAs. Missouri's AAAs provide ten million units of service to 250,000 individuals annually. We support Missourians so they can age in the homes of their choice, for as long as they choose.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of meals delivered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Older adults, Seniors

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging | ma4| strives to create an aging friendly community throughout the state of Missouri. ma4 advocates for policies and services that enhance the quality of lives for adults who are aging and adults with disabilities to remain as independent as they choose, in the homes and communities they choose, for as long as they choose.

ma4 convenes monthly calls with the leadership of Missouri's ten Area Agencies on Aging to identify needs, issues, services, and policies to enhance the quality of lives for Missourians who are aging and for Missourians with disabilities. ma4 partners closely with the Missouri Division of Senior and Disability Services, the Missouri Senior Hair Legislature, Missouri's 204 Senior Community Centers, and multiple community based and private organizations throughout Missouri and nationally to achieve these goals.

Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging was founded in 1973 to serve as a vehicle for the organization and delivery of social and nutrition services to older Missourians and their caregivers. ma4 is part of a national network of 56 state agencies on aging, 618 area agencies on aging (ten in Missouri), nearly 20,000 service providers, 281 Tribal organizations, and 1 Native Hawaiian organization representing 400 Tribes.
ma4's member organizations provide nearly ten million units of service to over 250,000 individuals annually.

ma4 Serves as a statewide entity to focus public and private attention on the changing needs and concerns of Missouri's aging and disabled population and to a network for consumer outreach and assistance for public benefits.

ma4 is an original and continuously funded Navigator grantee (CMS) and conducts statewide outreach and enrollment to consumers on Missouri Marketplace and premium tax credits (Affordable Care Act).

ma4 is a grantee of the National Council on Aging (NCOA) Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC); NCOA's network of BECs extends to 85 agencies working throughout 41 states to focus on connecting Medicare beneficiaries with limited incomes to benefits that pay for healthcare, food, and more.

ma4 is grantee of the ACL Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Program and works with statewide entities to provide older adults and adults with disabilities with education and tools to help them better manage chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, chronic pain, and depression.

ma4 is a key partner in the Missouri Aging Services Data Collaborative, the recipient of the ACL Social Care Referrals Challenge Awards; the purpose is to develop and optimize interoperable and scalable technology solutions that foster connections between community-based organizations and health care systems in support of holistic health and social care for older adults and people with disabilities.



How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Missouri Association of Area Agencies On Aging

Board of directors
as of 10/25/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Lana Johnson

Lisa Knoll

Rebecca Nowlin

Michael Stopka

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/19/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data