Important Message from Aging Best

Aging Best Senior Centers Temporarily Suspending Congregate Meals and Activities


Aging Best (formerly Central Missouri Area Agency on Aging) has suspended the congregate meal program and activities at all Aging Best partner Senior Centers out of concern for the health of the seniors we serve. This decision follows the CDC recommendations on the COVID-19 virus to avoid large gatherings, especially with our most vulnerable population. The suspension will begin March 16, 2020 and will continue through March 31, 2020 at which time we will re-evaluate reinstating regular programming. Aging Best is committed to providing nutrition and services for seniors and caregivers in our communities. We will temporarily be offering curbside meals and expanded home delivered meals to continue serving those in need. 

For assistance with meals, access to food or transportation, caregiver support, or a list of available resources for other aging related needs, please call Aging Best at 1-800-369-5211. 

During this time, we are making every effort to ensure our seniors and their caregivers have access to nutrition. We are also working to combat the social isolation and fear people may experience. For these reasons, we are asking for donations of non-perishable foods, cleaning supplies, hygiene supplies, games, books, magazines, crossword puzzles, yarn for knitting and crocheting, and other activities. We can accept donations at any of our Senior Centers, or our Aging Best administrative offices: 

1121 Business Loop 70 E., Suite 2A 

Columbia, MO 65201 

1616 Southridge Dr., Suite 203

Jefferson City, Mo 65109

If you are able to volunteer to coordinate and distribute donations, or deliver meals, please call Aging Best at 


Important Message From the Ombudsman Program

If you have a loved one in a nursing home, assisted living or Residential Care facility with visitation restrictions, an Ombudsman will continue to be available as the resident’s advocate. If you have concerns about your loved one during this time of caution, please call Aging Best and ask to speak to an Ombudsman for assistance. This very difficult time is temporary and necessary for the safety of all residents in long term care. We are all in this together.


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