Warsaw’s Senior Center/Village Café to reopen dining room on Sept. 13

Warsaw’s Senior Center/Village Café will reopen for indoor dining and activities on Monday, Sept. 13.

The center will welcome adults 60 and older to dine indoors, according to Margie Hetherington, Coordinator of the center in Harbor Village, 17571 N. Dam Access Road. It’s open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The meals are provided for people 60 and older for a suggested contribution of $5. Updated menus in October will include items such as Cuban sandwiches, Hungarian goulash, and barbecued pulled chicken sliders, as well as traditional meals such as meatloaf and fried chicken. Call 660-438-3300 or visit goaging.org to get a current menu.

  The center still offers curbside pickup of meals for those who are not ready to dine in. To receive a curbside meal, you may drive to the back entrance of the center and wait for someone to take your order.

Regular events at the center include card games at 4 p.m. Tuesdays; parking lot bingo at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays (weather permitting and will be moved indoors in case of inclement weather); a musicians’ jam session at 1 p.m. on Wednesday; and Pokeno at 9:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Exercise classes will be delayed because the fitness room is closed for repairs. Guests should follow goaging.org and the Warsaw Senior Center Facebook page for updates.

Care Manager Dee Locke will be available at the center by appointment. Locke can connect older adults with benefits and answer a variety of questions on topics ranging from Medicare and property tax rebates to housing and family caregiving. To make an appointment, call 660-438-3300, extension 3.

Café guests will notice fewer tables than before and a request for social distancing when they are getting their meals. Everyone will be required to wear masks except when they are actively eating.  Guests still will be requested to answer health questions about COVID-19 exposure or symptoms.

Home-delivered meal drivers will be required to wear masks, sanitize hands between clients, and stay socially distanced during the delivery of meals.

Warsaw Senior Center/Village Café is one of 21 locations operated by Care Connection for Aging Services in 13 West Central Missouri counties: Bates, Benton, Carroll, Cedar, Chariton, Henry, Hickory, Johnson, Lafayette, Pettis, Saline, St. Clair, and Vernon. The mission is to provide opportunities to create positive aging experiences. For more information, visit www.goaging.org or call 1-800-748-7826.