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Senior center closing, moving meal preparation down the road

A Columbia senior center is closing its doors after losing its lease. A senior center just down the road is stepping in to help continue a vital food delivery program for home-bound seniors.

The Central Missouri Area Agency on Aging runs the Oakland Senior Center and has been leasing the building. Administrators said they’ve lost the lease, so they’re moving on. The center prepares meals for delivery to more than 400 home-bound seniors. Since the center will have nowhere to prepare those meals after the lease ends, the Columbia Senior Activity Center just down the road on the Business Loop stepped in.

“We have a lot of space that is not used in our kitchen and this seems like a perfect opportunity to join these two agencies in just cooperating and working together. This is just a rental agreement, but we will welcome all the seniors from the Oakland Center,” said Jan Palmer for Columbia Senior Activity Center.

The Central Missouri Area Agency on Aging has a signed a three-year lease to use the extra kitchen space at the Columbia Senior Activity Center. Administrators said delivery meals for Boone County seniors will be prepared in the space.

The Oakland Center also prepares meals for the Boonville and Glasgow senior centers. The preparation of those meals will move to a senior center in Fayette.

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