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Freeman Advantage

417.347.5837

Education, Fellowship and fun for Those Over 50

Are you getting ready for retirement and wondering what you'll do with all that time on your hands? Are you already retired and looking for a new way to meet people? Or maybe you’re still working and simply want to find a group of people just like yourself – people who want to have fun, travel, or continue learning.

Any way you look at it, life is good when you’re 50 or over, and Freeman Advantage, Freeman's wellness program for older adults, can make it even better. We’re here to help you stay healthy, meet people and deal with issues that impact your life, like healthcare, medical bills, and safety.

To become a Freeman Advantage member, download the brochure and mail your completed membership form with a check for $20.

Benefits:

  • Low-cost health screenings
  • Discounts at:
    • QuickMeds Pharmacy™
    • Cafeterias at all Freeman locations
    • Freeman Hearing Center
    • Freeman Health Essentials
  • Striders walking fitness program
  • Pin it to Win It Senior Bowling League in partnership with Carl Richards Bowling
  • Educational seminars
  • Discussions with physicians
  • Travel opportunities – day trips, cruises and trips abroad
  • CLAIM Medicare assistance
  • AARP Driver Safety Program
  • Lifetime membership for $20

 

 

Freeman Advantage Activities

    Upcoming Freeman Advantage programs and events

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    Call 417.347.5837 for reservations or more information.

    Last Tuesday of each month
    10:00 am - 11:30 am (social time begins at 9:30 am)
    Freeman Business Center Conference Room  3220 McClelland Blvd., Joplin

    Beginning in January 2016, HealthWISE will be the new name for Terrific Tea. HealthWISE (wellness, involvement, support and education) will still have all of the elements you love about Terrific Tea. HealthWISE takes place at 10 am the last Tuesday of each month at Freeman Business Center. Blood pressure checks and refreshments will be available each month in addition to great medical information provided by Freeman’s very best healthcare professionals.

    Freeman Advantage offers many exciting travel opportunities throughout the year, including day trips, cruises, and trips abroad. Please contact the Freeman Advantage office at 417.347.5837 for more information.

    Day Trips

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    Freeman Advantage Day Trip and Event Policies

    • Payment required to secure space for a day trip or a local event
    • Check, cash, credit or debit card accepted
    • No cancellations after final payment/cancellation date, unless someone fills the space
    • Payment required at time of sign-up or soon after if paying by mail
    • Trip itineraries subject to change

     

    Extended Trips

    Southern Charm Christmas
    December 6 - 12, 2020
    Information has now arrived for our Advantage 2020 Christmas trip to Charleston, Savannah and Jekyll Island. This tour is full of southern hospitality and Christmas cheer. Call to get your full itinerary and reservation form today.

    Upcoming travel for 2020 and 2021
    Savannah at Christmas – December 2020
    Holy Lands – February 2021
    Tulip River Cruise in Amsterdam and Belgium – April 2021
    Canadian Rockies – Summer 2021
    Greece and Its Islands – September 2021

    Freeman Advantage travel policies

    Please keep the following in mind when traveling with Freeman Advantage:

    • Receipt of payment secures your space. Please submit your payment as soon as possible once you've signed up. Payments can be made with cash, check or credit card. We cannot give refunds after the final payment or cancellation date.
    • If the payment/cancellation date has passed and you are interested in attending, please call the office. A waiting list is kept for those who want to attend should there be cancelations.
    • Trip itineraries are subject to change. Substitutions will be of equal or greater value.
    • Advantage trips are open to nonmembers for an additional fee of $20. This fee pays for a membership for those 50 years and over and does not apply to extended trips.

     

    Did you Know?

    If you are interested in taking a group trip that Freeman Advantage is not currently offering, we can still assist you with your travel plans. Freeman Advantage is able to book any trip through Collette Vacations. You will receive the Freeman Advantage discount, and a car will pick you up at your home and deliver you home from the airport. To learn more about trip options visit gocollette.com, and call the Advantage office to book your trip 417.347.5837.

    Freeman Advantage

    Office hours: 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
    Monday-Friday

    Contact information 
    Jamie Gillmore, Freeman Senior & Volunteer Services Coordinator 
    1001 McIntosh Circle, second floor 
    Joplin, MO 64804
    417.347.5837

    Mailing address 
    1102 West 32nd Street 
    Joplin, MO 64804