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Aging Best (formerly Central Missouri Area Agency on Aging) is providing curbside and home-delivered meals in Cole County and 18 other counties during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We want to assure seniors and caregivers that Aging Best is following the recommended safety measures to prepare and transfer the meals," said Rebecca Nowlin, Aging Best chief executive officer. "For curbside meals, seniors stay in their vehicles while we bring the meals to the cars. For home-delivered meals, drivers place the meals outside of seniors' homes in a safe place of their choice."

Curbside meals are available from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at Jefferson City's Clarke Senior Center at 1310 Linden Drive and West Point Senior Center at 2701 W. Main St.

Starting April 13, the curbside meals will be available only at the Clarke Senior Center. Those who wish to pick up a meal should call the center at 573-634-8020 before 10 a.m.

Those needing assistance with meals, access to food or transportation, caregiver support or a list of available resources for other aging-related needs should call Aging Best at 1-800-369-5211.

Those interested in volunteering to deliver meals or donating supplies should call 1-800-369-5211 or email help4u@agingbest.org.

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