SeniorAge Area Agency on Aging

About Us

About Us

SeniorAge has been serving thousands of seniors in southwest Missouri since 1973 through the many programs, senior centers, and numerous programs and  services we offer.

We primarily serve seniors age 60+ and their caregivers. Seniors qualify for our services on the basis of need, not income. Our service recipients have the opportunity to contribute toward the cost of their services, but services are not affected by the ability to contribute.

Some programs have special qualifications. For example, to participate in our meals program, a person must be 60+, or be married to a person 60+. 

Who We Are

There are 655 Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) across the United States. When seniors need help within our communities, we are the first call. We encourage, coordinate, and deliver community-based services that link local, public, private, voluntary, an…

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Our History

When the OAA Older Americans Act passed in 1965, State Units on Aging (SUAs) were formed to receive each state’s share of funding. Missouri’s first State Units on Aging was the Office of Special Services within the Division of Family Services. In 19…

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Our Funding

Funds authorized through the OAA are distributed three times: The federal Administration on Aging (AoA) allocates funds to each state, using an interstate funding formula. Oversight State Units on Aging (SUAs) receive these funds. SUAs then distrib…

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Counties We Serve

Early in our history, we helped establish a County Council on Aging within each of our 17 counties. Several of these councils continue in operation and help us assess what services local seniors need, and how successful our programs are within each c…

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One Incident Away - Real Stories of Real Seniors

The federal Older Americans Act (OAA) is an important safety net for individuals who are at risk economically, medically, and socially. Under this act, Area Agencies on Aging are the local organizations charged with designing and funding systems that…

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Programs and Services

SeniorAge plays a key role in planning, developing, coordinating, and delivering a wide range of service and support that enables seniors to remain independent and at home. Mandated by the Older American’s Act of 1965, our five core service offerings…

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Board of Directors

SeniorAge’s policy is established by a 17-member Board of Directors. Each member is democratically elected from one of our 17 counties. This board allocates all funds, sets all policies, and evaluates performance. Our board members are elected for th…

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Advisory Board

The SeniorAge Advisory Council is appointed annually by our Board of Directors, in compliance with federal regulations. This council submits recommendations to the board. A diversity of consumers, service providers, elected officials, and minorities…

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Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for a way to make a difference in your community? Join forces with other folks in southwest Missouri who give of their time, talent, and energy to improve the lives of seniors and persons with disabilities. Whether you have just a few hours a…

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Employment Opportunities

SeniorAge employs individuals passionate about serving seniors and committed to empowering seniors to live full and fulfilling lives. Our work is challenging, but rewarding. If you wake up each morning excited to make a difference in someone’s life,…

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Videos

SeniorAge offers you a peak at Who We Are and What We Do. Buffalo Senior Activity Center - Meals Make a Difference Greenfield - Dade County Senior Center -  A Facelift Brings Them In, the Meals Keep Them Coming Back Marshfield Senior Center -…

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Donate

SeniorAge partners with Senior Foundation of the Ozarks to accept and process donations for our core services and outreach. You can find out more information about SFO by visiting their website at www.seniorfoundationmo.org

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