Boone County‎ > ‎


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  Fax: 573-875-8907

Variety of services for older Americans including the long term Ombudsman Program, senior center meals and activities, home-delivered meals, transportation, respite care and resources for caregivers, Telephonic Reassurance, referrals and assistance with Medicare and prescriptions, health and mobility workshops, and more.
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.

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.

Daniel Boone Regional Library Outreach Department
Serving Boone and Callaway Counties.  If you have a Daniel Boone Regional Library card, but can’t visit our buildings because of age, illness or disability, we’ll bring the library to you.  We deliver or mail library materials to patrons in senior citizen’s homes and people of any age who have a long term-illness or disability.  For your safety, all deliveries are conducted in a contact-free manner for the duration of the pandemic.
100 W. Broadway
Columbia, MO 65203
Service hours:  8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday  

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.  

Missouri CLAIM
4215 Phillips Farm Rd., Ste. 101-A, Columbia, MO 65201

CLAIM stands for “Community Leaders Assisting the Insured of Missouri.” We have been Missouri’s official State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) since 1993. All of our services are free, unbiased, and confidential. We are not an insurance agency. We do not sell anything, and CLAIM counselors do not ask for or accept money.
CLAIM has more than 300 volunteer counselors throughout Missouri providing local Medicare counseling in their communities. Volunteers receive extensive training to become certified Medicare counselors, and continue to receive updates and continuing education on a regular basis.
Calling 1-800-390-3330: Our friendly Contact Center staff will take your name and basic information. Then they will relay that information to one of our local community partners. Within days, a volunteer counselor calls back to set up an appointment or to discuss your Medicare issue by phone. The helpline is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays.
Filling out our online contact form: Leave your information using this form 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week. This will send an e-mail directly to CLAIM, which will work just like a phone call, only there’s no chance you will have to wait on hold.

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 Fax: 573-874-3564
Hours: 8:00-5:00 (M-F)

Services for Independent Living (SIL) is a non-profit Center for Independent Living that promotes independence for persons with disabilities, seniors, and veterans by following the Independent Living Philosophy. We provide five core services: Advocacy, Independent Living Skills, Information & Referral, Peer Support, and Transition. 
Our services include:  Assistive devices/technology information, demonstration, and technical assistance, a hands-on demonstration center, equipment loans, and ramp installation. Our reutilization program accepts donations of gently used fully functional durable medical equipment.
Youth programs and services for ages 13-32 aids transition into adulthood and is provided in individualized and group settings. Year-round support groups, activities, and classes on pre-employment and work readiness, financial literacy, cooking, healthy relationships, social skills. 
Personal Care Services include Consumer-Directed Service: the consumer chooses, hires, and directs their attendant, In-Home Service: the attendant is employed by SIL but the consumer directs their activities. Applications for aides and attendants are continuously accepted.
Aging in Place assists individuals age 55+ to remain active in the community, reduce isolation, and maximize their independence.
Transportation Services provides door-to-door service.
Volunteer services is always accepting individuals to assist in our mission.
Fee: Most services are free (there may be low cost fees for transportation service).
Eligibility: People with disabilities, seniors, and veterans.
Geographic Area Served: Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Cooper, Howard, Montgomery, Randolph.

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.