Five Star Senior Center was founded in 1974 by members of five neighborhood churches who identified a
growing need to support the health and independence of seniors and adults with disabilities by providing
nutritious meals and a place to gather. As a result of their collective efforts, the Center became a vital part of
the south St. Louis neighborhood.
The mission of Five Star Senior Center is to promote, maintain. improve and protect the quality of care for
older adults and adults with disabilities living in St. Louis City, so they may live as independently as possible
with dignity and respect.
This mission is fulfilled by providing a variety of programs to clients, such as nutrition, transportation, and
recreation programs. Included in our services are healthy meal options, exercise and computer classes, chronic
disease and financial management classes, rides to medical appointments and pharmacies, and outings for
mental stimulation and cultural enrichment. Five Star Senior Center is an independent, non-sectarian organization and not affiliated with any religious
group or congregation. The Center serves low-income and under-served older adults and adults (ages 18-59)
with disabilities in south St. Louis City who are not served by other public agencies. The Center's goal is to directly provide as many services as possible for older adults of the area with emphasis on those in greatest social and economic need and assist in obtaining additional services by providing links to community resources.