Important Message from Aging Best's CEO


I understand that people have questions about when our senior centers will be open for a return to congregate meals and programming.

As many establishments prepare to open their doors for business, Aging Best will continue to follow the guidance of medical professionals, as well as federal and state counsel that call for "vulnerable populations" to remain sheltered in place until phase-one of reopening businesses and activities stabilize. 


We aren’t certain when it will be deemed "safer" for seniors to once again congregate and we won't have answers to that question until we follow the success or challenges of other businesses that open during phase-one. Initial guidance advises it may be 30 days or more before there is sufficient information to evaluate the safety of seniors congregating.

We will, however, continue to work diligently to provide daily services to people in our area such as curbside meals, home delivered meals, ombudsman advocacy, assessment and case management, information and assistance, and telephone and other remote reassurance contact among others.

We appreciate your patience as we make difficult decisions about 'unknowns.' We are using the best guidance available to protect the health and well-being of those we serve.

Have a wonderful day!

Rebecca Nowlin, LPC

Chief Executive Officer

1121 Business Loop 70 E., Suite 2A 

Columbia, MO 65201 

1616 Southridge Dr., Suite 203

Jefferson City, Mo 65109

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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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