Aging Best (CMAAA)

Partner Type


Description and Mission

Central Missouri Area Agency on Aging (Aging Best) (CMAAA) is a private, non-profit corporation serving 19 counties in Mid-Missouri. Aging Best plans, develops and coordinates a network of services for family caregivers and older persons. The essential goal of our services is to enable older persons to live in their own homes for as long as possible. Volunteers are needed with our community visitor program as well as our ombudsman program. For our Long-term Care Ombbudsman Program, the ombudsman's main responsibility is to help residents in long term care facilities to maintain or improve their quality of life by helping ensure their rights are upheld. This is accomplished through regular visits to an assigned nursing home and establishing relationships with the residents so that they will feel comfortable sharing their concerns with the ombudsman. With the resident's permission, the ombudsman will take concerns to the administration. The ombudsman reports to program staff after each facility visit.


Relationship Building through listening process, identifying issues and complaints, resolution of concerns through advocacy for the resident.

Special emphasis and skills:

Customer Service, Health Care Administration, Office Administration, Advocacy, Patient Assistance, Delivery of Medical Care

Contact Information:

1121 Bus. Loop 70 East., Suite 2A

Columbia, MO 65201
Phone: (573) 443-5823


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.