Bluffs (The)

Partner Type


Description and Mission

At The Bluffs, we pride ourselves in our commitment to excellence in everything we do. From the cleanliness of the facility to the quality of our food, we work everyday to implement continuous quality improvement within each area of the facility. Our goal is to help our residents reach and maintain their highest level of independence. In addition, we strive to create “moments of joy” and a "warm personal touch" for everyone everyday through our activities programs. In addition to state-of-the-art long-term nursing care, our array of services includes a 16 bed Alzheimer’s special care unit, short-term rehabilitation services, and hospice care. The Bluffs has earned the reputation of being one of the best nursing and rehabilitation facilities in the state of Missouri. The Bluffs is a modern 132 bed not-for-profit skilled nursing facility serving the citizens of central Missouri. The members of our volunteer Board (the Boone County Senior Citizen Services Corporation) are appointed by various local agencies. This helps keep our focus on being responsive to the needs of the community.


Up to 5 students can serve as activity assistants in two hour shifts with the general population of skilled nursing facility residents. Activities include bingo, happy hour, Tuesday beauty shop and Friday afternoon events. Students with computer skill sets are sought to work with retired adult residents who would like to use skype or email. Male students who could host a Men's Hour and or activities for male residents with agricultural backgrounds.

Special emphasis and skills:

Transportation Assistance, Health Care Administration, Adaptive Art, Patient Assistance, Cultural & Social Assimilation, Life Skills Training, Nutrition

Contact Information:

Nabrina Shanks

3105 Bluff Creek Drive
Columbia, MO 65201
Phone: (573) 442-6060


How to Serve

I want to earn credit for service (through service-learning)

In order to earn credit while serving on this project, please contact the MU Office of Service Learning online by submitting this form or calling us at 573.882.0227.

I want to volunteer

If you want to volunteer with this agency, please contact them directly through the contact information listed above.