SeniorAge Area Agency on Aging

Senior Centers

Senior Centers

Senior Centers Offer Friendship, Fun, and New Directions to Healthy Living

During the early 1980s, the SWMOA Board of Directors made a standing commitment to help senior organizations achieve local ownership of centers. This would guarantee a future for senior centers, even if our funding ceased.

To fulfill this commitment, SWMOA began encouraging senior corporations to purchase senior center buildings, with the assurance that we would then rent or lease the building from them for services. The income from our rent or lease payments has helped senior communities successfully work toward debt-free ownership of their buildings.

Today, we provide services through 34 senior centers. Our Senior Centers are generally open from 8 a.m. — 4 p.m., Monday — Friday, and they are managed by an employee of SWMOA, whose title is Senior Center Administrator.

Our centers are committed to serving the full spectrum of seniors, from the healthy, active senior who wants to use a lifetime of skills and experience to make a difference in our community through volunteering, to the frail elder who requires assistance meeting the needs of daily life.


Our centers serve as a place for help, hope, and new direction in life.


SeniorAge serves individuals 60 and over through 34 senior centers in 17 counties throughout southwest Missouri covering over 10,000 square miles.. Each Center is unique to it's own community, offering programs and activites that align with the needs…

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Wellness Programs

Research shows that older adults who participate in senior center programs can learn to manage and delay the onset of chronic disease and experience measurable improvements in their physical, social, spiritual, emotional, mental, and economic well-be…

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Senior Center Boards

Senior Center Board works with SeniorAge in many ways to determine what services are needed and how to best deliver them to the local community. They serve as an advisory council to SeniorAge; they extend the capacity of SeniorAge by adding on senior…

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Senior Citizens' Services Funds

Senior Citizens' Services Fund boards are established with the sole purpose of providing services to persons sixty years of age or older. Their mission is to support and value the well-being of senior adults by helping to provide a broad range of ser…

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