Anderson County is part of the Meals on Wheels America program dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. Meals on Wheels America serves virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million staff and volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable America’s seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. By providing funding, leadership, education, research and advocacy support, Meals on Wheels America empowers its local member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time.
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The East Central Kansas Aging and Disability Center provides many services to Garnett and Anderson County:
Visit Website Phone: 800.633.5621
The Community is invited to Community Suppers held at different times of the year, including:
June Spring Fling (6 p.m.) 4th of July Breakfast (8 a.m.) Thanksgiving Dinner (12 p.m. noon) Christmas Dinner (12 p.m. noon)
The Garnett Senior Center, as well as other nutrition sites in Anderson County, are available to rent for special meetings and events. Call the location of your choice for details!
Please note due to Covid-19, senior center hours, activities and functions may differ from what is noted on this page.
Garnett Senior Center
128 W. 5th Avenue
Garnett, KS 66032
M-F 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (Serves at Noon)
Site Manager: Marci Long
Colony City Building
339 Cherry Street
Colony, KS 66015
M, W, F 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (Serves at Noon)
Site Manager: Judy Henderson
Kincaid Community Building
500 Fifth Street
Kincaid, KS 66039
M, W, F 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
(Serves at Noon)
Site Manager: Susan White
You can access the Garnett Senior Center as early as 9:30 a.m., Monday through Friday. Meet your friends for a game of pool (2 pool tables), watch television, play games or puzzles at your leisure. They also provide Take a Book-Leave a Book, and Friday Morning Knitting Group. Please RSVP if you plan to eat lunch by calling 785.448.0065 prior to arrival.
Public transportation bus service is provided from the Garnett Senior Center. The public transportation bus will pick you up, regardless of age and take you to the grocery store, doctor appointments, beauty salon, and other personal business. The bus is equipped for handicap accessibility. A suggested donation is $2 for local transportation.
CALL FOR LOCAL TRANSPORTATION: 785.433.1901
There are also bus trips to various locations in Ottawa and Iola (Cost: $7).
CALL FOR OUT OF TOWN TRANSPORTATION:
Open Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Location: 128 W. 5th Avenue
Friendship Day: First Wednesday of each month at 12 p.m. (noon).
Birthday Day: Third Wednesday of each month at 12 p.m. (noon).
Pitch: Every Thursday night beginning at 6 p.m. (Bring a simple snack to share.)