We serve adults aged 60 years and older and individuals with disabilities from ages 18-59.
Home Delivered Meals
We deliver meals to home bound clients in the south St. Louis community. Delivered meals help home bound clients living with long-term disability as well as short-term clients recovering from an injury, surgery, or illness. If you or someone you know could benefit from receiving home delivered meals, contact the St. Louis Area Agency on Aging to begin the approval process: 314-612-5918.
Monday through Friday, we serve nutritionally balanced lunches in a congregate setting at the Center. Our dining room has cafe-style seating and is bright and welcoming. Lunch is served from noon-1pm each day. Click the button below to see this month's menu.
Community Day Trips
We take seasonal day trips to a variety of venues in the community: picnics, parks, theaters, Eckert's Farm, Fairmount Park, the Muny, restaurants, shops, and outlet malls, just to name a few!
Tai Chi Classes
Every Wednesday at 11am-12pm, Master Lin teaches group Tai Chi classes. Tai Chi has a number of health benefits such as lowering stress, improving balance and stability, and increasing a sense of calm and well-being.
St. louis Public Library
Every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 9am-10am, the St. Louis Public Library's Adult Outreach program visits Five Star Center. Clients who are city residents can sign up for a library card, check out books and DVDs, and even make special requests with the helpful library staff.
From February to March during the tax season, Five Star Center hosts the Gateway EITC Community Coalition (GECC). The GECC provides free federal and state tax preparation services for individuals and families earning under $54,000 through a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Volunteers also help with filing the Missouri Property Tax Credit/Circuit Breaker forms.
Our transportation program is a curb-to-curb service within the city limits. We provide daily transportation to and from the Center for lunch and social activities. We take weekly trips to the grocery stores every Monday. Rides to medical appointments and other necessary errands can be scheduled through our transportation program, as well.
Activities & Events
Social engagement and community connection help promote healthy aging and independence for older adults. We help foster these community connections by providing a space for fun, open social interaction at the Center. Our calendar is filled with a variety of events and activities at the Center: bingo, Wii bowling, games, parties, guest speakers, and more.
Our on-site Technologist and Learning Guide, Jim, will guide and help you learn how to use a computer and answer your questions every Tuesday & Thursday from 10am-11am. We have a computer lab available for your use, and you are more than welcome to bring your own laptop from home. All skill levels welcome.
Through a partnership with Saint Louis University's School of Nursing program, student nurses make weekly visits to the Center every Spring and Fall semester as part of their clinical educational experience. Student nurses check blood pressure and blood glucose, as well as educate clients on common health issues and topics.
Metro Reduced Fare Bus Passes
Every month, we sell Metro Reduced Fare Bus Passes to clients with a Metro permit. This program allow seniors, individuals with disabilities, and customers who possess a Medicare ID to enjoy a price break when riding Metro transit. Call the Center for sale dates and times.