Butler Senior Center temporarily closes dining room, cancels indoor activities

The increased risk of COVID-19 transmission has prompted the Butler Senior Center to temporarily close its dining room to the public and cancel in-person activities, effective Monday, July 26, 2021. Curbside and home-delivered meals still will be available at the center, 611 W. Mill St.

The center, operated by Care Connection for Aging Services, had recently reopened for indoor dining and increased recreation and fitness activities; however, the rise in COVID-19 cases forced the changes for the time being.

“We have taken this step to keep our staff members and guests safe as the spread of the COVID-19 variant continues through Missouri and Bates County,” said Chris McCune, Regional Services Director. “We still offer our curbside meal pickup and would encourage seniors who are able to come by and get their meals from the center in their community.”

To learn more about curbside meals and the qualifications for home delivery, call Center Coordinator Nancy Rich at 660-679-5830.

The center will continue to offer an array of online recreational and educational activities, plus support groups, through Connect! Online, a “senior center without walls” that is accessible through the Zoom and Facebook platforms. To see the schedules and register for sessions, please visit www.goaging.org.

Bates County Care Manager Artricia Lowry will be available for telephone appointments to answer a variety of questions, provide information and assist in enrollment in Medicare and other programs for older adults. For more information, call the center 660-679-5830.

Care Connection for Aging Services is a non-profit area agency on aging that serves people 60 and older in 21 locations in 13 west Central Missouri counties, including Bates.  Its mission is to provide opportunities to create positive aging experiences. To learn more, visit www.goaging.org or call 1-800-748-7826.