The people we serve will live with maximum independence, respect and dignity.


Care Connection provides opportunities to create positive aging experiences.

Care Connection for Aging Services is an area agency on aging serving 13 counties – Bates, Benton, Carroll, Cedar, Chariton, Henry, Hickory, Johnson, Lafayette, Pettis, Saline, St. Clair and Vernon. We receive federal and state funds, some county taxes, and program fees. About one-third of our budget comes from donations and in-kind contributions. Founded in October 1973, Care Connection is one of 10 area agencies on agency in Missouri that resulted from the 1973 amendments to the federal Older Americans Act. As such, the agency is required to provide many services, which are described on this website.