The Callaway Senior Center recognizes the individual capabilities and needs of each senior citizen. Our Mission is to assist the community in establishing a full range of services, which allow older persons to live in the most independent manner possible.
The Callaway Senior Center works with funding sources such as; The United Way, Central Missouri Area Agency on Aging, and the general community to raise needed funding to support and provide needed services, meals, and programs for senior citizens of Callaway County. We are volunteers working together with staff from Central Missouri Area Agency on Aging to provide the facility and develop adequate support to help enhance the lives of senior citizens while they maintain their ability to live independently.
The Callaway Senior Center offers a hot meal to seniors citizens age 60 and over, served Monday-Friday from 11:00am-12:30pm, with a suggested contribution of $4.00. Frozen meals are available for delivery to senior citizens age 60 and over who are confined to their home. We also have numerous activities such as Tai-Chi exercise, card games, dinners, dances, music shows, pool tables, etc.
The Care Coordination Program is a service of Central Missouri Area Agency on Aging. With an office in the Callaway Senior Center, the Care Coordinator is ready to assist seniors 60 years of age and over who are finding it increasingly difficult to live independently in their own homes. Priority is given to frail or low income individuals who, without assistance would face nursing home placement.
While the Care Coordination Program primarily serves senior citizens it also serves family caregivers of any age who care for a senior.
The Care Coordinator will go to the home of a senior needing assistance and conduct a formal assessment to determine the specific needs of the senior and/or caregiver. Once the assessment has been completed, the Care Coordinator will draw up a plan of care that specifies what services are recommended that would maintain or increase the senior’s independence or enhance the supportive care of their caregiver.
Some examples of possible services include: Information and Referral, Respite Care for full-time caregivers, Transportation, Screening for possible Medicare Savings Programs, Legal Services, help with Medicare D Enrollment, MO Property Tax Credit, and Missouri Rx Plan Application. The Care Coordinator will assist seniors with Medicare Prescription Drug comparisons.
Finally, the Care Coordinator helps the senior and their caregiver arrange for or locate individuals or agencies that might be of help to the senior and follows up regularly to monitor progress and satisfaction. There is no charge for the assistance of a Care Coordinator, though donations are accepted to help expand this service to others.
All persons age 60 or over, regardless of income, are encouraged to visit The Callaway Senior Center between the hours of 8-4 Monday-Friday.