The APPLE Project is an older adult outreach program of the Department of Human Environmental Studies in the College of Health and Human Services at Southeast Missouri State University that helps senior adults with
For who: This free service is provided to Cape, Perry, Scott, and Bollinger county residents aged 60 and older.
Project Mission: The APPLE Project is a comprehensive paperwork service which supports the independence of senior adults by providing people aged 60 and older with counseling, advocacy, education, and direct assistance with their paperwork needs. The service includes, but is not limited to:
- Medicare and Supplemental
- Health Care Insurance
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Advance Directives
- Prescription Assistance
- Simple Tax Returns
- Property Tax Credit
- Credit and Billing Issues
- Financial Record-Keeping
- Applications for Assistance
- Consumer Fraud
- Low Vision Resources
Project Development: The APPLE Project began in 1994 as a program of the Department of Human Environmental Studies in the College of Health and Human Services at Southeast Missouri State University. Grants from the Senior Citizens’ Services Fund Board of Cape Girardeau County, Aging Matters, Southeast Missouri United Way, Missouri Foundation for Health, and client donations fund the Project.
Program Outreach: The APPLE Project provides services at a variety of community sites that are convenient and familiar to senior adults. These include the Project’s office, senior citizen centers, residential complexes, and satellite sites in selected rural communities. Home visits are made to the homebound. The Project’s services are publicized through brochures, newspaper articles, senior center and nutrition site schedules, local human service agencies, the CLAIM program, and presentations to community organizations.
We can help you fill out, understand, and organize paperwork relating to applications, personal papers, finances, Medicare, insurances, taxes, and many other forms and documents.
Learn more about educational programs on selected paperwork topics that are available for small group presentations.