Senior Center Offers Meals and Community in Shell Knob

Senior Center Offers Meals and Community in Shell Knob

October 15, 2019 in Agency Spotlight

In 1998, five community-minded individuals started Central Crossing Senior Center with $50 and a dream. The center, owned and operated by Shell Knob Seniors, Inc., is dedicated to serving seniors in the community.

The center advocates for seniors, provides resources and assists them in developing skills to remain self-sufficient. Seniors can take part in daily meals, fitness classes, card games, computer training and more.

“A typical day here is positive and active,” shared Terri Johnson, senior center administrator for Central Crossing. “Our atmosphere is always welcoming.”

The center serves lunch to about 50 people each day. The food they serve is delivered by Ozarks Food Harvest on a regular basis. Seniors enjoy a rotating selection of meals like fried chicken, lasagna, braised pork chops and fish. Kitchen staff also cook and deliver meals to home-bound seniors.

“We enjoy so much everything we get from Ozarks Food Harvest,” said Terri. “It’s truly a great service for our center.”

Terri regularly hears stories from seniors about how spending time at the center has made a difference in their lives.

“All of our seniors are unique. Each one has a story and they tell their stories very well,” she shared.

Central Crossing also offers medical equipment lending, tax preparation, Medicare counseling and a library. But the most important thing they offer is community.

“We are here for them. We all enjoy what we do here to better serve our seniors and our community,” Terri said.

We’re so grateful for the impact Central Crossing is making in the Shell Knob area! To learn more about the center, visit