Senior Center going strong after almost a year at new location

It's been nearly a year since the Boonslick Senior Center moved from downtown Boonville to its current location in the former Radio Shack building off of Jackson Road across from Walmart.
"We have a lot of programs that were recently started. We have exercise on Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. Every other week we have a day when Home Healthcare comes in to do nails and blood pressure. Bingo will be starting on Thursdays between 12-1 p.m.," Boonslick Senior Center Administrator Megan McClellan said.
A new sign was constructed last week to help with visibility.
While the current location is a little off the beaten path for some, the center is open from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., Monday-Friday.
"We wanted to extend an invitation to New Franklin residents to come and join the senior center. We want everybody to come and enjoy a couple of hours of your day," Boonslick Senior Center Advisory Board President Pat Davis said.
"The only criteria to attend the senior center is that you are 60 years old," McClellan said.
Davis said the center is a place everyone can come to, not just individuals who cannot afford meals.
"They serve very good meals and everyone has good social time together,"  Davis said. "This is one of the only places these individuals can socialize with each other."
Meals are now catered from Columbia, which are paid for from donations. The center also serves meals (Home-bound Meals) to individuals who cannot get out of their home.
According to center staff, the current facility operates at a substantial less cost than the old facility on Main Street. More funds are always welcomed to assist in programs and everyday expenses.
The Boonslick Prayer Breakfast donates funds each year to the center.
"I am very impressed with the Prayer Breakfast and how it helps the community," McClellan said.
For more information on ways to partner with the center or for general questions call 660-882-2344.