South County Senior Center celebrates grand opening

The Mid-East Area Agency on Aging, or MEAAA, the St. Louis County Port Authority and River City Casino will celebrate the grand opening of the South County Senior Center at 11 a.m. July 12.

MEAAA received a $500,000 grant from the Port Authority to purchase the recently renovated building at 225 Lemay Ferry Road.

MEAAA will provide daily lunches, Monday through Friday, and host entertainment for seniors in the community center. The facility also will provide enough kitchen space to run the south county Meals on Wheels program.

“We are so fortunate to be able to provide seniors with such an amazing facility,” Mary Schaefer, executive director of MEAAA, stated in a news release. “This could not have been possible without the help of the St. Louis County Port Authority and support from River City Casino.”

MEAAA has provided programs and services for older adults since its incorporation in 1973 as a not-for-profit agency. MEAAA programs and services are available for anyone age 60 and older who lives in the counties of St. Louis, Franklin, Jefferson and St. Charles.

The South County Senior Center provides:

Hot, nutritionally balanced meals — including Meals on Wheels.

Activities — bingo, bunko, board games and card games.

Pool table.

Live music and dancing weekly.

Fitness room.

Exercise classes.

Health screenings

Vision equipment/aides.

Information, resources and assistance.

Garden area.

Parties, special events.

Volunteer opportunities.