Cassville Senior Center seeking donations for walk-in freezer, cooler

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Center hosting Older Americans Month celebration May 17

The Cassville Senior Center is looking for help to keep its meal service going, seeing donations for new walk-in freezer and cooler units.

According to a press release, the Center provides more than 40,000 meals per year to seniors in Barry County, both home-delivered and at the Center. The meal service began in 1983 and has operated out of the current building at 1111 Fair St. since 1998.

Raw food and meals for home-delivered meals are stored in the freezer and cooler units, which were put into use in 1998 and are failing, not likely to make it through the summer months.

The Center is seeking $38,000 for both units and aims to raise $19,000 to help cover the cost.

“Please help us continue to help keep our seniors in their homes by making a donation to the Center for a new walk-in freezer and cooler,” the release said. “Any amount you give will bring us closer to our goal.”

For local residents to learn more about what the Center does, an event has been scheduled for May 17, when the Center will celebrate Older Americans Month.

The event will feature a coffee bar from 8-10 a.m. and a mini resource fair from 10 a.m. to noon. SeniorAge, Mercy Senior Life Solutions, Roaring River Health and Rehab, Joplin Independent Living and more will be on hand.

There will also be an exercise demo at 10:30 a.m., a “Get Nailed” nail salon available from 10 a.m. to noon, lunch from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and dominoes at noon. For lunch, there is a suggested donation of $3.50 for those 60 and older, and for anyone under 60, the cost is $6.

For more information, people may call 417-847-4510.