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Aging Ahead program to continue in St. Peters

Mayor Tom Brown Senior Center [City of St. Peters photo]

At its June 25 meeting, the Board of Aldermen approved an agreement with Aging Ahead, a Missouri nonprofit corporation, to continue activities and services at the Mayor Tom Brown Senior Center at 108 McMenamy Road.

Aging Ahead was formerly known as the Mid-East Area Agency on Aging. The program has been in existence since 1985 and has been deemed as very successful; however, until now the agreement for services has not been as formal.

Aging Ahead operates programs in the greater St. Peters area, including nutrition services under Title III of the Older Americans Act, and multi-purpose senior citizen center activities and services accepted and defined by the Older Americans Act, the Administration on Aging of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and the National Institute of Senior Centers National Council on Aging.

Eligible participants in the programs are any person 60 years of age and older, or the spouse of an eligible participant, and any person between 18 and 59 with a disability or blindness certified by the Social Security Administration or Missouri State Medical Review team.

Senior Center lunch service [City of St. Peters photo]

Per the formal agreement, Aging Ahead will provide all staff and volunteers to assist with transportation, meal services, resource and referral assistance, case management, benefits enrollment and information and assistance as needed by eligible participants.

St. Peters will provide designated areas in the Senior Citizen Center for use by Aging Ahead in the operations of its programs. Those areas include, but are not limited to, the dining room, hallway, bathrooms, lobby, kitchen and related food-serving and storage areas, in addition to the office during hours of program operation.

Bill No. 20-67 authorizing the agreement passed by a vote of 8-0.

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