Butler Senior Center Now Open

The Butler Senior Center is back open for lunch and recreational activities.

The center at 611 W. Mill St. welcomes adults 60 and older to dine indoors, according to Butler Senior Center Coordinator Nancy Rich. It’s open from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Masks are optional.

Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The meals are provided for people 60 and older for a suggested contribution of $4.50. Call (660) 679-5830 or visit goaging.org to get a current menu.  

Transportation is available by calling BaCo Transport by (660) 679-6322.

The center still offers curbside pickup of meals. To receive a curbside meal, please call the center before 9 a.m. the day of pickup or anytime the day before. Pickup is available from 11 a.m. to 12:30.

The center needs volunteers to serve as receptionists, Rich said.

“We also want people to come in and begin visiting and recreational activities,” she said. The center typically hosts cards, Bingo, domino games, puzzles and chair exercises.

Care Manager Artricia Lowry will be available at the center by appointment by calling 417-279-5138.

Fewer tables allow for distancing, and guests are asked to remain social distanced when they are getting their meals. While the mandatory use of masks and temperature taking have been halted, visitors, staff and volunteers still will be requested to answer health questions about COVID-19 exposure or symptoms.

The Butler Senior Center is one of 21 locations operated by Care Connection for Aging Services in 13 West Central Missouri counties, including Bates. The mission is to provide opportunities to create positive aging experiences. For more information, visit www.goaging.org or call 1-800-748-7826.