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Baby Boomers and The Need for An Independent Lifestyle

Statistics show that most baby boomers have a strong desire to remain independent as they age. These hardworking Americans are turning their noses up at the idea of spending their golden years in a strange nursing home. They have an unshakeable yearning to live life at home as long as possible. This factor, combined with advances in modern medicine that are helping seniors live longer, has set the stage for more home care franchise opportunities than ever before.

Millions of Americans Need Home Care Right Now

Research by the University of Alabama shows that more than seven million people in the U.S. need some form of home care. This fact is bolstered by the rising trend of "aging in place." Seniors not only want to be self-sufficient - they wish to remain at home, where the surroundings are familiar and family is near. Always Best Care nurtures this need by providing quality in-home care that helps both the seniors in need and their families.

When you implement Always Best Care's proven business model, your senior care franchise in Kansas City, MO will become a pillar in your community. You will be part of a highly regarded, reputable organization that others will respect. While you refine your reputation and earn respect, you'll be living an entrepreneurial lifestyle that lets you make a difference in other people's lives.

Recession Resistant, Essential, and Rewarding

Great entrepreneurs are always on the lookout for recession-resistant franchising opportunities. In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, in-home care is now an essential service -- one that will continue to be needed, regardless of the economy. No matter what hurdles we must overcome, one thing is for sure: people will always need care.

At Always Best Care, our proven franchise model enables hundreds of dedicated franchisees the opportunity to achieve financial freedom in the most uncertain times. Our award-winning training program provides franchisees with the tools to succeed and the stability they need.

Always Best Care is one of the fastest-growing senior care franchise systems because our franchisees are more than just business owners, they are compassionate professionals dedicated to helping others. Perhaps most importantly, their home care business lets them care for people in their community while building a rewarding business for themselves.

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Corporate Support

Our experienced corporate team works with new in-home care franchise owners to provide comprehensive training for you and your staff, marketing resources, performance metrics, turnkey operating tech, systemwide benchmarking, national accounts, and customer satisfaction support.

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Local Support

Your local Area Representative and our National Directors work with all new franchisees to arrange mentoring opportunities, communications and team-building strategies, and ongoing strategic planning. That way, you have a leg up in your market and access to key resources to build your confidence as you develop your business.

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Assistance with State Licensing

Your Always Best Care franchise development specialist will make sure you have contact information in your state to complete any state licensure requirements. We link you to the nation's top health care licensure consultants, thus allowing you to discover the most cost-effective and time-efficient procedures to get your license, launch your business, and begin serving your community.

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Exclusive, Protected Territories

Each Always Best Care franchise territory is protected and exclusive to you using zip codes in your state.

Our powerful combination of corporate and local support paves a clear and proven path for new Always Best Care franchise owners to succeed. And with your initial training, field training, and ongoing support, you always have access to Always Best Care repesentatives as you grow your senior home care business.

Get Started on Your Journey

If you have made it this far, it's now time to learn more about Always Best Care and the enriching opportunity that lies ahead. If you are ready to turn your dreams of living an entrepreneurial lifestyle into reality, you're closer than ever before. By downloading our free E-Book , you're taking the exciting next steps towards building a home care business that makes a true difference in your community.

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Kansas City residents come together to cleanup damage after overnight storms

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It was a whirlwind of a Wednesday for residents across the Kansas City area, as they were tasked with cleaning up from last night’s severe weather.

There was a widespread sense of relief that no one was hurt, even as people assessed damage.

Linda Minson lives in south Kansas City, and it wasn’t her phone alert that woke her up Tuesday night.

"Well it was scary because my cat woke me up, he was insistent on waking me up," Minson said. "And then I heard the alarm, it went off, the alert on my phone, which is right by my bed."

Minson said she quickly responded to the situation.

"I immediately grabbed my cat and my favorite guitar, and went downstairs," Minson said.

She avoided any damage to her property, as a tree fell away from her home.

"They do trim that side, but luckily it fell right below the power line," she said.

A half hour to the north, there was one street in particular where neighbors recalled a scary night.

"I was asleep, and then around one or so, I woke up with the wind first," Emily Holly said. "And then all of a sudden — a huge crash.

Holly's home took a direct hit.

"With the garage, I’m going to need a new one, so we’ll see how that goes," she said.

Her next door neighbor, Katie Camlin, also spent the day cleaning up. Her boyfriend’s car took a hit too.

"There was a tree that had broken and fallen on his back windshield, [it] broke the windshield and dented the trunk," she said.

Neighbor said they had been without power since the storms blew through. What they’re not lacking, is a sense of community here.

"As much as this is terrible, it’s been an awesome day to see everyone come together," Holly said.

"They bought pizza for everyone today, there’s about four chainsaws going," Camlin said. "It’s been really heartwarming honestly, it shouldn’t take something bad for the sense of community to happen, but it’s nice to see it."

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2022 Fourth of July fireworks, events information for Kansas City area

Here is a roundup of firework displays and other celebratory events in cities, towns and communities across Kansas and Missouri. Weather or other factors could lead to changes. If there is an event that should be added or needs updated, email us, or send us a message on Facebook or Twitter.KansasWhen...

Here is a roundup of firework displays and other celebratory events in cities, towns and communities across Kansas and Missouri. Weather or other factors could lead to changes. If there is an event that should be added or needs updated, email us, or send us a message on Facebook or Twitter.

Kansas

When: 8:30 p.m. June 30.

What: City Band Concert at 8:30 p.m. and citywide firework display to follow.

Where: Kelly Murphy Park in Downtown Bonner Springs, 129 Elm St, Bonner Springs, KS 66012.

Cost: Free

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When: 7-10:30 p.m. July 4. Vendors open at 7 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:45 p.m.

What: Performance by Good Sam Club Band followed by a firework show.

Where: Riverfest Park. 33440 W 79th Street De Soto, KS 66018

Cost: Free

When: 6-10:30 p.m. July 3.

What: Annual community picnic at 5:30 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9:45 p.m.

Where: Martin Creek Park, 36426-36452 E Nelson, Edgerton, KS 66021.

Cost: Free

When: 3-10 p.m.

What: Live music, games, inflatables, activities, food vendors, presentation of colors and fireworks. Gates open at 3 p.m. Firework show that begins at 10 p.m.

Where: Celebration Park. 32501 W. 159th St. Gardner, KS 66030.

Cost: Free

When: 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. July 4.

What: Old-fashioned games and activities and bike parade.

Where: Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, 13800 Switzer Road, Overland Park, KS 66221.

Cost: Included with admission.

When: 3-10 p.m. July 2.

What: Live music, food trucks and rides beginning at 3 p.m. Two musical acts will entertain attendees until about 10 p.m. Fireworks will start shortly after the final musical set.

Where: Lansing Towne Center

Cost: Free

When: 6-9:45 p.m.

What: Live music, food vendors, kids’ activities and entertainment. Fireworks begin at 9:45 p.m.

Where: Leawood City Park.10601 Lee Boulevard, Leawood, Kansas 66206.

Cost: Free

When: 10 a.m. July 4.

What: Annual Independence Day parade that goes throughout the city of Lenexa. The 2022 Parade Theme is Good Ol’ Summertime.

Where: Santa Fe Trail Drive & Pflumm Road Lenexa, KS 66215.

Cost: Free

When: 7-9:00 a.m. July 4

What: Start Independence Day early with a 5K or 10K at the Lenexa Freedom Run. We welcome runners, walkers and strollers to participate in this family-friendly event.

Where: Old Town Lenexa. 13446 Santa Fe Trail Dr., Lenexa, KS 66215.

Cost: $30. A patriotic t-shirt included with registration.

When: 9:45 p.m. July 4.

What: Annual fireworks display at College Boulevard Activity Center.

Where: 11031 S. Valet Parkway, Olathe, KS, 66061.

Cost: Free

When: 6-10 p.m. July 3

What: Old-Fashioned Summer Picnic with music, games, food and drink. Stake out your viewing spot early by spreading your blanket where you want to sit. Or, reserve a table for your family and friends. The Mission volunteers will serve hot dogs, grilled cheese sandwiches, popcorn, watermelon, cookies and ice cream. Enjoy patriotic music and play games while you wait for the darkness to fall and the fireworks to begin.

Cost: $30 picnic for 2, $125 Reserved table for 8

When: 3- 9 p.m. June 25.

What: Annual family friendly 4th of July celebration. The event will have bounce equipment for toddlers to adults, face painting, a balloon artist, various food vendors, live music featuring Sara Evans and Silver Bullet. Firework Spectacular to follow. Seating is general admission and is first-come, first-serve.

Where: Osawatomie City Lake. 32942 W. Lakeside Drive, KS 66044

Cost: Price of ticket.

When Concerts begin at 6 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:45 p.m.

What: An evening of concerts, food, and fireworks. Mr. Stinky Feet, BIG SHOW Dueling Pianos and Nicole Springer will perform at this year’s event. Food Trucks will be on site for purchases.

Where: Corporate Woods Founders’ Park. 9711 W. 109th Street Overland Park, KS 66210.

Cost: Free

When: 11 a.m. July 3

What: Celebrate the Fourth of July at Red, White and Baseball at KC Live! on Sunday, July 3rd. Enjoy some Royals baseball watching with BBQ, live entertainment, and more.

Where: KC Live! Block

Cost: Free

When: 5 – 9 p.m. July 4

What: Community parade, food and fireworks display. Parade takes place at 6 p.m. Fireworks display begins at 9:30 p.m. Jam-N-Dogs will be selling hot dogs, water and candy type snacks. There will also be a concession trailer selling shaved ice, walking tacos and root beer floats.

Where: Stilwell Community Park. 6402 W. 207th Street, Stilwell, KS 66085

Cost: Free

When: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. July 2

What: Experience Independence Day 1860s style with a reading of the Declaration of Independence, cookstove demonstrations, stagecoach rides and more. Visitors can also meet Lady Columbia and Uncle Sam.

Where: Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm.1200 Kansas City Rd., Olathe, KS 66061.

Cost: $7 per adults and $5 per child ages 5-11. Olathe residents receive $2 off admission. Children aged 4 and under are free. Admission includes all activities.

Missouri

When: 4-10 p.m. June 25

What: Outdoor event with live music, local vendors, food trucks, rides and games, and fireworks display that begins at 9:30 p.m.

Where: Hitt Park. 907 S Allendale Lake Road, Greenwood, MO 64034.

Cost: Free with rides/games packages available for pre-order and purchase at the gate.

When: 5:30- 10:00 p.m. July 2.

What: Music, food trucks, and fireworks. Food trucks will be available and live music will begin at 7 p.m. and play through 8:45 p.m. The Spirit of Independence Concert Band will play at 9 p.m. and fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m.

Where: Independence Square. 233 N. Main, Independence, MO 64050.

Cost: Free

When: 5:30 p.m. July 3

What: Tate Stevens concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Free inflatable air toys for the children to play in from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free cotton candy at the amphitheater and playground. Concessions available for purchase.

Where: Kearney Amphitheater. 3001 MO-33, Kearney, MO 64060.

Cost: Free

When: 9:00 p.m. July 4

What: Citywide firework display starting at dusk.

Where: Lathrop Antique Show Grounds. 2488 Southeast Highway 33 Lathrop, MO 64465.

Cost: Free

When: 6-9:30 p.m.

What: Firework display begins at 9:30 p.m. The fireworks show will be choreographed to music and simulcast on 94.9 KCMO. Concessions, food truck vendors, face-painting, balloon artists, and inflatables for kids 12 and under will be at the baseball, soccer, softball and football venues before the fireworks. New entertainment this year will include DJs, interactive games and selfie stations.

Where: Legacy Park1201-1501 NE Legacy Park Dr Lee's Summit, MO 64086.

Cost: Free

When: 6-9:00 p.m.

What: Activities, food trucks, beer garden, live music by Lost Wax, and fireworks. Beer, water and glow items will be available for purchase at the Liberty Area Chamber of Commerce tent.

Where: Capitol Federal Sports Complex. 2200 Old State Hwy 210, Liberty, MO 64068.

Cost: Free but concessions available for purchase.

When: 8:00 a.m.- 9:30 p.m.

What: Parkville’s traditional salute to Independence Day includes a pancake breakfast, a community parade, food, fun, shopping, a skydiving exhibition, and fireworks finale at 9:30 p.m.

Where: Downtown Parkville

Cost: Free

When: 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

What: Free food, music and activities for the entire family. Activities include mega inflatable obstacle course, bounce house, balloon art, caricature sketches, face painting and more.

Where: Platte County Fairgrounds 414 State Rte 92, Platte City, MO 64079.

Cost: Free

When: 7- 10 p.m. July 1

What: Food trucks, children's activities, live music by the 50+ piece American Legion Band of Greater Kansas City at 7 p.m. and then music from rock cover band Rosenbridge KC until it's time for fireworks at dusk.

Where: Recreation Park.1011 S. Madison St Raymore, MO 64083.

Cost: Free

When: 6:30- 9:45 p.m. July 4

What: This celebration will have live music, fireworks, vendors and more. Featured artist is The All Stars Band. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks start a 9:45 p.m.

Where: Blue Springs South High School (Larry Stewart Memorial Stadium)

Cost: Free

When: 9:00 p.m. July 1.

What: Fireworks will be set off from Smith's Fork Park at dusk, roughly 9pm.

Where: Smith's Fork Park.1601 County Road DD Smithville, MO 64089.

Cost: Free

When: 9:40 p.m. July 2.

What: The National WWI Museum and Memorial and KC RiverFest will join forces for Kansas City’s official Independence Day Celebration. Grab a bite to eat, shop with local vendors, listen to live music and enjoy fireworks over the Memorial. Grounds open at 3 p.m. Fireworks begin around 9:40 p.m.

Cost: Free

When: 9:30 – 10:00 p.m.

What: Taste of Aloha and Funky Monkey Stuff food trucks found at the YMCA parking lot. Please note the fireworks display has moved locations for 2022. Viewing will be available throughout the North Shoppes parking lots with primary viewing at the YMCA, Green Acres, Regal Hollywood Theater, and Kohl’s.

Where: 3601 North Village Drive St. Joseph, MO 64506.

Cost: Free to watch the display. Food trucks will be there with items for purchase.

When: 9 p.m. July 4

What: Always on the Fourth. Lineup for the Parade begins on Sterling at 10 am. Fireworks begins at dusk, approximately 9 pm.

Where: TBD

Cost: Free

When: 7:30 a.m. July 4.

What: Celebrate Independence Day by running or walking 4 miles along Ward Parkway.

Where: Ward Parkway Pavilion

Cost: $38, kids fun run $12

When: 4- 9:40 p.m. July 2

What: Family parade 4 p.m., meet at Christian Church at 3:30 p.m., corn hole and more, 6 p.m. Street Dance and fireworks after dark.

Where: Historic Downtown Weston Missouri.

Cost: Free

When: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

What: ‘Celebrate America!’ is back with an amazing line up packed full of fun all-American attractions including the iconic Worlds of Fun firework celebration.

Where: Worlds of Fun. 4545 Worlds of Fun Ave, Kansas City, MO 64161.

Cost: Price of admission

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Tyreek Hill receives death threats over Mahomes comment

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs fans haven’t had the best reaction to Tyreek Hill’s trade to the Miami Dolphins, or some of the comments he’s made since joining the team.On the second episode of his podcast “It Needed To Be Said,” Hill said he’s received multiple death threats from fans.He said the threats came after he said Miami’s ...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs fans haven’t had the best reaction to Tyreek Hill’s trade to the Miami Dolphins, or some of the comments he’s made since joining the team.

On the second episode of his podcast “It Needed To Be Said,” Hill said he’s received multiple death threats from fans.

He said the threats came after he said Miami’s Tua Tagovailoa is a more accurate quarterback than Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

“I just feel like a lot of people overreacted, man,” Hill said in the opening seconds of the podcast. “A lot of people are just acting emotional.”

Hill made the comment earlier this month. Hill also said he thought he was underutilized in the Chiefs’ system.

“Every social media account I owned, I got death threats on,” Hill said. “Which is ridiculous.”

Mahomes said he was surprised by Hill’s comments following Chiefs minicamp last week.

“I’m surprised a little, just because I feel like we love Tyreek here. We always loved him, we still love him. I saw him out at Formula 1 in Miami,” Mahomes said. “I’m sure it had something to do with trying to get his podcast rolling, but definitely I still love Tyreek, he’s a one of a kind player, but you know in Coach Reid’s offense, it takes the whole team.”

In Hill’s newest episode, he said he was simply sharing his opinion and trying to pump up his new quarterback.

“We all know Patrick Mahomes is great. We know that. We know that,” Hill said. “But right now, I’m going into a new season with a new quarterback who’s trying to head in the same direction as Patrick and do great things and lead this team to a Super Bowl championship, who’s also great, in my opinion. He just doesn’t have the accolades of yet. I believe in him.”

Hill said he took a lot of heat after making the comments last week. He said he even got flack from family members.

“Last week was probably the craziest week of my life while playing for the Miami Dolphins,” Hill said. “This is crazier than even when I signed.”

Biden wants to suspend the federal gas tax. What gas taxes do Missouri and Kansas have?

In an effort to curb the costs of gas, President Biden has proposed suspending federal gas and diesel taxes for the next three months. The temporary tax cut, which is also referred to as a “gas tax holiday,” could save consumers up to 3.6% of the price of gas.The average price of gas nationwide is $4.96, as of June 22. In Missouri and Kansas, the average price is $4.65 and $4.64, respectively, according...

In an effort to curb the costs of gas, President Biden has proposed suspending federal gas and diesel taxes for the next three months. The temporary tax cut, which is also referred to as a “gas tax holiday,” could save consumers up to 3.6% of the price of gas.

The average price of gas nationwide is $4.96, as of June 22. In Missouri and Kansas, the average price is $4.65 and $4.64, respectively, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA).

The fuel tax in Missouri and Kansas is 19.5 cents and 24 cents, some of the lowest fuel taxes in the county. Missouri has the seventh lowest gas tax in the county, while Kansas is tied for 13th lowest tax.

The diesel tax is also fairly low in both states, coming out to 19.5 cents in Missouri and 26 cents in Kansas, according to the Tax Policy Center, which is a joint initiative between the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution.

In comparison, Pennsylvania has the highest state tax on fuel at 57.6 cents per gallon. While Alaska has the lowest gas tax rate at 8.95 per gallon.

Across the country, the average state tax on gas is 26.2 cents per gallon of gasoline and 26.7 cents a gallon on diesel, USA Today reported.

Here’s where you can see a full list of gas taxes by state.

The White House’s gas tax holiday proposal won’t impact those statewide taxes, instead it will slash the 18.4 cents-per-gallon federal gas tax and a 24.4 centers-per-gallon federal diesel tax, AP reported.

Federal and state taxes combined make up only 15% of the price that consumers see at the pump, according to AAA Missouri Spokesperson Nick Chabarria.

Although gas holiday could offer some relief with the elimination of federal taxes, experts say it won’t bring the overall price of gas down by much.

“We know that other factors, including the price of crude oil could quickly offset any savings that would be brought on by forgoing the federal fuel tax. Just a couple of weeks ago, we were seeing price increases at the pump of 10,15, 20 cents overnight,” Chabarria said.

For a more in depth breakdown of the gas tax holiday might affect you, check out this guide.

New location announced for Kansas City’s Independence Day weekend fireworks

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - For the first time since KC RiverFest began 19 years ago, it will not be at Berkley Riverfront Park.KC RiverFest board member Stefan White said organizers sought a new location because of ongoing development on the Riverfront. On Wednesday the city announced the celebration will be at the National WWI Museum and Memorial on July 2nd. It will conclude with the city’s largest fireworks display.In the years since KC RiverFest began, the riverfront has changed. You can find the beloved Bar K dog park...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - For the first time since KC RiverFest began 19 years ago, it will not be at Berkley Riverfront Park.

KC RiverFest board member Stefan White said organizers sought a new location because of ongoing development on the Riverfront. On Wednesday the city announced the celebration will be at the National WWI Museum and Memorial on July 2nd. It will conclude with the city’s largest fireworks display.

In the years since KC RiverFest began, the riverfront has changed. You can find the beloved Bar K dog park, bar and restaurant. There are luxury apartments and more under construction. White said RiverFest needed a spot with more space. The National WWI Museum and Memorial was the first place they called.

“For years people would call us saying, ‘When do the fireworks start?’” remarked National WWI Museum and Memorial President and CEO Matthew Naylor, “So the expectation was already there.”

In 2021 the museum and memorial was had a smaller scale Independence Day event with fireworks called the Stars and Stripes Picnic. It was the first year they did it. Now, the Stars and Stripes Picnic will be much bigger with the budget of RiverFest in the mix.

The fireworks set up is on the reverse side of what they do Memorial Day weekend. The area on the south lawn offers even more space for a crowd.

“People are able to picnic on the southeast lawn, the southwest lawn, even spilling out into Penn Valley Park on that beautiful hillside, in the baseball fields,” described Naylor. “We’ll have food trucks set up, stages here in front of the memorial, and then the fireworks then lit off on the north side over the memorial as a really spectacular view.”

There will live music and DJs and kids activities. Strawberry Swing will have a maker faire of handmade goods.

White described this year’s location as RiverFest’s “temporary new home” but added that he’d like to see the National WWI Museum and Memorial as the long-term site for the city’s official Independence Day weekend fireworks and celebration.

As the riverfront continues to develop, including plans for the KC Current’s new stadium and a streetcar line extension, RiverFest hopes to eventually re-brand itself as a multi-day festival unrelated to Independence Day.

This year’s celebration will be on Saturday, July 2nd. The picnic starts at 3 p.m. The fireworks will begin shortly after 9:30 p.m.

The musical headliner this year is Casi Joy. Beverage vendors will sell alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. BYOB will also be allowed. Bring a folding lawn chair or picnic blanket!

Due to the large crowd expected, organizers recommend parking on the northern portion of the streetcar route and take the streetcar to the event. There is paid parking available.

The full entertainment lineup can be found on the Stars and Stripes Picnic website, which also includes important information about road closures and parking suggestions.

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