Marshall Senior Center reopening for activities

The Marshall Senior Center will reopen for a variety of activities and care management beginning Monday, July 18, according to center coordinator Jamie Oltmer.

“We are ready to welcome people to the center for cards, board games, socializing and other activities,” Oltmer said. “We hope people can catch up with some of their friends and make new ones too, in the relaxed atmosphere of the centre.”

The center will be open to adults aged 60 and over and caregivers from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday. Meal service remains temporarily suspended while the center continues to search for a new chef.

Oltmer intends to offer a variety of live and video ConnectOnline! on-set TV programs including Tai Chi for Arthritis and EnhanceFitness. Care Connection for Aging Services, which operates the center, offers dozens of fitness and education programs virtually online. These programs will be available at Marshall beginning Monday.

All programs will be offered free of charge to participants.

“Once people start coming in, we’ll tailor activities and offerings based on their preferences,” Oltmer said.

Additionally, Saline County Care Manager Jennifer Sims is available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to answer a variety of questions and provide a variety of services for seniors.

Sims can provide Medicare and Medicaid enrollment information and assistance; transportation information for medical appointments; home services; resources for family caregivers; and Missouri property tax credit refund claims.

For more information, call the center at 660-886-9888.

Marshall is one of 21 sites served 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 of the regional agency on aging is to provide opportunities to create positive aging experiences. For more information, call 1-800-748-7826 or visit

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Richard V. Johnson