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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 for Howard County
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.

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

Fayette Senior Center 
600 S. Cleveland St., Fayette, MO 65248

Glasgow Senior Center 
603 Second St., Glasgow, MO 65254


Home-Delivered Meals – Older persons who are physically unable to attend their local senior center can receive the meals in their own home. 660-248-3238 for more information. 

Fayette Housing Authority
302 Villers Drive, Fayette, MO  65248

Fayette Housing Authority provides housing assistance to low income residents through the management of Low Rent Public Housing. This program is income based and the eligibility guidelines are set by HUD.

Glasgow Housing Authority
112 2nd Street Terrace, Glasgow, MO  65254

Glasgow Housing Authority provides housing assistance to low income residents through the management of Low Rent Public Housing. This program is income based and the eligibility guidelines are set by HUD.

S.E.R. National (serving Howard County)
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