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AARP - Tax-Aide Program
Assistance at Daniel Boone Regional Library
and Missouri United Methodist Church

Feb. 1 - April 15th. Tax preparation, assistance, and counseling. In-home service for home-bound persons. For seniors over 60.

Aging Best
1121 Bus. Loop 70 E., Columbia, MO 65201
800-369-5211  (573) 443-5823  573-449-8000 Fax: 573-875-8907

Variety of services for older Americans including the Long Term Ombudsman Program, senior center meals, home-delivered meals, transportation, respite care, area Senior Centers, case management, information and referral, services for family caregivers. 
Eligibility: Age 60 and over

Central Missouri Area Agency on Aging
1121 Bus. Loop 70 E., Columbia, MO 65201
573-443-5823  800-369-5211   Fax: 573-875-8907

Variety of services for older Americans including the Long Term Ombudsman Program, senior center meals, home-delivered meals, transportation, respite care, area Senior Centers, case management, information and referral, services for family caregivers. 
Eligibility: Age 60 or older

Central Missouri Community Action- Foster Grandparents Program
807 North Providence, Columbia MO 65203
573-443-8706 ext 1131

The Foster Grandparent Program provides an opportunity for senior men and women to interact with children through active involvement at locations such as non-profit daycare centers, Head Start, state-supported facilities, public and private schools and home settings. The "Grandparents" serve youth with exceptional and special needs.
Eligibility: Men and women, 55 years of age and over. Retired, no longer in the work force. Capable to serve assigned children on a personal and regular basis. Physically able, as determined by a required physical examination, prior to the assignment and annually thereafter. Willing to volunteer a minimum of 15 hours a week. Willing to accept supervision as needed.  Stipend provided.

City of Columbia Housing Authority
201 Switzler St, Columbia, MO 65203
(573)443-2556  Fax: (573)443-0051
Hours: 8-5 pm Monday through Friday

Services: Public housing for low income persons (Downtown and Bear Creek), elderly (Oak Towers), and disabled persons (Paquin Towers); Section 8 voucher program provides rental assistance vouchers to individuals and families in private rental housing; homeless assistance; self-sufficiency programs, social work and independent living service coordination; youth educational and activity program; Youth Community Coalition and Drug-Free Communities; Neighborhood Network computer labs, resident Mini-Marts and laundries; medical transportation assistance; Money Smart classes; homeownership classes counseling; affordable
housing development assistance Eligibility: Household income guidelines, rental history and criminal background checks, no violent or drug-related criminal history within the past 5 years  Fees: Rent based on approximately 30% of adjusted household income, no fee for other services.

Claim Program (Medicare issues)
200 N. Keene St. Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 817-8300 or (800) 390-3330   Fax: (573) 817-8341
Hours: 9-4 pm Monday through Friday

Services: Counseling for Medicare beneficiaries and their families regarding Medicare issues
Eligibility: Individuals over 65 or disabled and Medicare eligible, and their family members,
care givers, or authorized representatives
Fees: None

Columbia Senior Activity Center
1121 Business Loop 70 East, Columbia, MO 65201

Columbia Senior Activity Center (CSAC), is a not-for-profit Corporation organized under the laws of the State of Missouri whose purpose is to provide facilities and activities for persons living in the area, age 50 or over, and who desire to meet and interact with persons approximately the same age, and share the same interests. Its mission is to aid in establishing activities to promote senior citizens in maintaining a lifestyle of independence and personal growth.
CSAC offers a lunch program geared to the needs of the senior age population. No discrimination as to race, color, creed or economic status will be tolerated. CSAC acknowledges, to the extent its facilities and staff of volunteers will allow, that it shall support all seniors so that they might enjoy and maintain a full and favorable life.

Elder Abuse: Prevention and Recognizing the Signs

How to Identify and Avoid Scams Targeting Senior Citizens and the Elderly

Meals on Wheels of Columbia, Inc.
800 Hospital Dr., Columbia, MO 65201

Hot nutritious meals are delivered by volunteers Monday through Friday.  Additional cold supper or frozen weekend meals are available.  Special diets available.  Sliding fee scale  
Eligibility: Senior citizens striving to live independently with support, disabled adults needing nutritional support, any adult recovering from a recent hospitalization, or needing temporary emergency food.  

MU Adult Day Connection
137 Clark Hall,Columbia, MO 65211
573-882-7070 FAX: 573-884-4797

Hours: Campus: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (M-F)
Services: Daytime health care for adults 18 and over: nursing supervision, exercise, therapeutic activities, educational experiences, hot lunch; access to therapeutic exercise and social services; respite for caregivers
Fee: Yes, accepts Medicaid, VA, limited number of scholarships, and CMAAA funding available
Eligibility: Seniors and adults with disabling conditions that need assistance of one person
Intake Procedures: Inquiry by phone, appointment required
Required Documentation for Services: Doctor’s orders for adult day health care, TB test, Medicaid authorization for services if applicable, documentation of need for sliding scale fee or scholarship
Geographic Area Served: Central Missouri with focus on Boone Co

Oakland Senior Center
805 Old Hwy 63N, Columbia, MO 65201

Meals served from 11 am to 12:30 pm. A variety of recreational and social activities. Health education and screening programs. Exercise classes. Information and assistance services. Plenty of volunteer opportunities for people of all ages.

S.E.R. National
3610 Buttonwood #200, Columbia, MO 65201
573-886-8988   Fax: 573-886-8985

Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday Fees: None Eligibility: Age 55 and older; specific income guidelines Services: Offers training, employment, and community service opportunities for mature workers. Helps mature individuals enter the workforce, secure more challenging positions, move into new career areas, or supplement their income
S.E.R. offers employment training services through the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) to low-income older workers in 102 counties in Missouri. S.E.R. partners with local 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit agencies in each of the counties we serve as training sites for participants. S.E.R. also actively collaborate with local and public employers to create permanent employment opportunities for older workers who want to re-enter the workforce.

Services for Independent Living
1401 Hathman Place, Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 874-1646  TDD 573-874-4121   Fax: (573) 874-3564
Hours: 8:00a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (M-F)

Services: Independent living services and skills development; Missouri Arts Program; information, referral, and advocacy; peer support; transportation; speaker’s bureau; recreation opportunities; volunteer opportunities; personal care attendant referral; head injury services; men’s and women’s support group; P.A.V.E. (People Advocating for the Voice of Equality);
Missouri Agr. ability project
Fee: Most services are free, may be some fees for transportation
Eligibility: Person with a disability
Geographic Area Served: Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Cooper, Howard, Montgomery, Randolph 
Foreign Languages Spoken: Spanish, Italian, French, German and Chinese

Southern Boone County Senior Center 
406 Douglas Dr, Ashland, MO 65010

Hours: Vary, usually 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (M-F)
Services: Activities and events for senior citizens: card parties, pool room, dances, puzzles, quilting, crafts, special events, third Wednesday pot luck birthday lunch
Fee: $10.00 per year
Eligibility: Senior citizens – Anyone can be a member, 55 or older for voting privileges
Intake Procedures: Call for information on events, advertised in Boone County Journal
Required Documentation for Services: None
Geographic Area Served: Southern Boone County (Ashland and Hartsburg area) 

Veterans Home Care
888-314-6075  or  314-514-2444

Our exclusive VetAssist® Program helps veterans, or their surviving spouses, apply for a little-known Department of Veterans Affairs benefit to pay for assistance with activities of daily living. We can get home care started before the VA processes the claim and before our clients receive VA funds.