Boone County Best for Seniors
"I don't think I'd have lived as long if I hadn't had this place to come to," he said.
The volunteer-run center offers older residents hot meals, a chance to catch up on current events, or to play some pool without worrying about kids.
"I think the Senior Center helps as far as, you know, a group of people being able to be together and having something to do," said volunteer Don Avery.
But, it's not just the Senior Center that makes Boone the best. Others cited Columbia's entertainment options and safe downtown at night.
The state report ranked all 114 counties plus the city of St. Louis in 16 categories including income, family and education. The Gateway City came in last at #115.