The Seniors’ Resource Guide is our signature publication which is published every December in both print and online editions. Both editions include our area’s largest database of detailed business listings of resources for older adults which cover 12 counties in the Missouri / Illinois metro area. Coverage includes the Missouri counties of St. Louis, St. Louis City, Franklin, Jefferson and St. Charles. Illinois counties include Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair and Washington.  Our guide is used extensively by older adults, families, caregivers and professionals.

          The Seniors’ Resource Guide has a press run of 32,500 complimentary copies which are distributed through a multi-tiered allocation channel to hundreds of aging-focused for-profit and non-profit organizations. Copies can also be picked up throughout the year for free (while supplies last) at most Schnucks, Dierbergs and Straubs grocery stores, as well as each of our three Area Agency on Aging offices in the metro area (St. Louis Area Agency on Aging, Aging Ahead, and AgeSmart Community Resources in Illinois). MORE 




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Health & Wellness



With a commitment to helping people, LiveGood brings you the most advanced nutritional supplements on the market, made with only the purest, highest quality, results-driven ingredients on the planet, without the expensive pricing mark-ups of other companies. With over 92% of Americans deficient in one or more vitamins or minerals, most people are not getting everything their body needs from food. The longer your body goes without the nutrients it needs to stay healthy, you don't digest food properly, your organs fail to function at peak levels and your immune system breaks down. All of which can be avoided through proper supplementation. Our Mission is Simple... To Help People Get Healthy, And Stay Healthy Without Having To Spend A Fortune To Do It.

Ed Farrel, [email protected], LiveGood, 314-629-6343,



Virtual Sessions

Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Memory Keepers has current openings for weekly group classes for people with mild-moderate dementia. Memory Keepers evidence-based program creates better lives for people with memory loss through socially engaging, cognitively stimulating interactions designed to help memory, thinking and quality of life. Sessions are held virtually on Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Contact [email protected] to inquire. For private individual sessions, or if you have a group who would like to participate in a Memory Keepers program, email us or visit our website to find providers at

Brittany Lueken, [email protected], Memory Keepers, 314-749-8783,



Advantage Plans
Dental Coverage with Medicare Advantage Plans Regular dental care is important for your teeth and overall health, but routine visits to the dentist for exams, cleanings and other basic and major dental services are Not covered by Original Medicare Part A or Part B. The good news is that many Medicare Advantage plans do include these benefits. Dental Benefits Provided by Medicare Advantage Plans Routine dental coverage is available with most Medicare Advantage plans, with a $0 copay for preventive services with in-network dentists. Many of the plans are available at no cost to you. Plans will offer different levels of dental care—from preventive and diagnostic services only, to more comprehensive dental coverage. In some areas, for an additional monthly premium, you can change your plan to get dental coverage through a Dental Rider. Check out these great options when going thru open enrollment. Here at Parkway Family Dental Care, we are credentialled as a PPO Provider, so you have the flexibility to pick us for your dental care! Please call 636-327-6880 to schedule a new patient appointment. Parkway Family Dental Care 1063 West Pearce Blvd. Wentzville, MO 63385.

Ryan Winschel, [email protected], Parkway Family Dental Care,

636-327-6880, [email protected]



Grace Chapel Ministries

Help our program to reduce killings. Visit our website at

Rev. Brown, [email protected], Grace Chapel Ministries,




The Spa House

Enjoy a 30 or 60 minute massage with intermittent prayer (aloud or silently). You can advise what u want prayer for. No detailed info necessary.

Janet Gray, [email protected], The Spa House forxWomen, 314-578-1385,



South County Mall – Tuesday Mornings, 10:00 a.m.

Mid Rivers Mall, St. Peters - Friday Mornings, 10:00 a.m.

New Walking Program to Help Seniors Stay Active

Free fitness option for the senior community - Most of the declines experienced with aging are not due to illness, injury, or simply getting older, but actually due to inactivity. This means that many aging declines are preventable, such as: weakness, loss of independence, stamina, and falls, by simply adding more movement into our daily lives.

This is why HouseFit has decided to launch their MallFit Walking Programs, one portion of their Stay Active STL initiative. It’s a great way for seniors to come together and exercise in a warm, dry, climate-controlled environment with accessible restrooms and places to sit, if needed. Each week we layer in a challenge to focus on strength, endurance, or balance. We track progress to help people stay motivated and reach their goals. One participant, Gen Eiler, age 82, has not only doubled her walking distance in a few short weeks, but reports increased confidence with her walking, relying less on her cane, and being able to walk faster. Her and many others tell us that what they appreciate most is that we organize it, and all they have to do is show up. “We love being able to get out into the community and create a support network of like-minded

aging adults, who want to stay healthy and independent”, says HouseFit owner, Dr. Beth Templin. “The best part has been seeing the added benefit of socialization when people walk and talk for the full hour.” At HouseFit, we help adults 55+ maximize their independence and fitness, so they can continue to enjoy living a full and active life.

Join our Facebook group, Stay Active STL or join us at one of our MallFit Walking events: - South County Mall, Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. and – Mid Rivers Mall, Fridays at 10:00 a.m.  For more information, visit our website or call our office at 314-939-1377.

Dr. Beth Templin, HouseFit Physical Therapy and Fitness, 314-939-1377, [email protected]



Grace Chapel Ministries

We must make our community better, now and for the future. There are too many killings. Support our program called " I'm Alive, Let Me Survive". Our website is

Rev. Larry Brown, [email protected], Grace Chapel Ministries,




Sun Valley Adult Day Care Center

Very friendly and loving care center for all adults over the age of 18. This is a safe, beautiful, and fun facility with meals and transportation provided along with trained and qualified healthcare workers and volunteers. We are approved by the Department of Health and Senior Services. It is free for all who have Medicaid. We are well equipped to take care of your loved ones. Feel free to call us at our phone number 314-354-6121 or visit our website This is our second new location.

Romana Aftab, [email protected], Sun Valley Adult Day Care Center - Chippewa St., 314-354-6121, 



Veterans Home Care

New Customized Alexa Device Replaces Push Button Medical Alerts Veterans Home Care (VHC) announces the launch of VetAssist® Companion, an Echo Alexa device specially preprogrammed with new voice technology for seniors to reduce isolation and loneliness and replace push-button medical alert systems. The Companion’s launch has been stepped up to meet the needs of seniors during the recent pandemic. Others who are not VetAssist clients can purchase this new service under the brand, SmartCompanion. Companion can provide security 24 hours a day, seven days per week, when caregivers or loved ones are unavailable. It gives seniors increased independence and peace of mind. It also promotes engagement with unlimited on-demand information and entertainment featuring music, news, and more. Veterans Home Care helps wartime vets and their surviving spouses apply for benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which pays for assistance with activities of daily living in their homes. More than 17,000 seniors have used Veterans Home Care to access VA benefits for the care they need. Veterans Home Care is not affiliated with the VA. For more info:   or 888-314-6075

Janet Jennewein, [email protected], Veterans Home Care,




American Red Cross

Healthy Blood Donors Needed Now. The American Red Cross of Northwest Missouri is holding blood drives at our Kansas City and St. Joseph locations. We are encouraging all healthy people to donate blood during this critical time. Click on the links below to make your appointment today.

Carina Kagan, [email protected], American Red Cross, 314-356-5726



St. Louis University, Memory Care Center for Counseling and Family Therapy

The Medical Family Therapy program is offering low-cost psychotherapy to older adults suffering from issues such as stress, depression, health issues, family communication problems, caregiver stress, and other related areas. Current appointments can be done either by phone or video. Master’s and doctoral students are still taking openings for appointments. If you are interested in making an appointment for you or a loved one, please call 314-977-2505 or [email protected].

Max Zubatsky, Ph.D, LMFT, 314-977-2496



Heartland Insurance

Call us to make sure your Medicare Plan include the up-and-coming TeleDoc option. We are helping local Americans get the most out of their Health and Medicare dollars.

Jim Williams, [email protected], Heartland Insurance, 314-324-4158,



Never Forget the Vet Program

My mother passed away not too long ago at the age of 93. She had been living happily in an assisted living facility for just over five years once she got over her desire to never leave her home of fifty plus years. She was a WWII widow since 1969, and spent 3 months in skilled care before returning to her assisted living facility. I share my mother’s story to illustrate that at Never Forget the Vet we realize seniors have many challenges unique to seniors, go thru many of the same stages and require assistance in numerous areas. The variables are significant but not insurmountable with the right guidance. Yet to the family they are often overwhelming and hard to put together. We don’t know what the future brings. We often don’t plan for things we don’t understand or want to face. Mom and/or Dad getting older is one of them. Do not put this off. Setup a free informational session before Mom needs someone to come into her home or she needs to be moved or you need to make some other rushed decision. Explore your options before you start losing options. Call Never Forget the Vet.

Bob Gergen, [email protected], NEVER Forget the Vet, 314-583-2807, 



SPRYTE Communications

A feel-good opportunity for your readers to give back to the community. Crossroads Hospice is seeking volunteers to help give hospice patients a gift of a perfect day. Hope you will consider running an item in The St. Louis Times Express. Please contact me at 215-545-4715, ext. 26.

Courtney Rice, [email protected], SPRYTE Communications, 215-545-4715,




April 16 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

This free community webinar is presented live on April 16, 2024, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Are you worried about being financially scammed, missing bill payments, or neglecting to review your bank account statements? Or have you struggled to update your beneficiaries? If so, a daily money manager can help. These financial professionals offer personal services to individuals, families, older adults, people with disabilities, busy professionals, high-net-worth individuals, and small businesses. Learn more about their services and how you can protect your assets as you grow older. Presented by Cynthia Hoffman, Daily Money Manager and Certified Senior Advisor, Best Life Advisors. Free registration available at:

Shelby Collier, [email protected], VOYCE, 314-919-2410,



Womens’ Fitness and Designed Workouts

For women forty and older, please call to set up your free fitness consultation. Christine will sit down with you and listen to what you would like to do to feel and look better. Please don't let knee or back issues keep you from activity you enjoy as a part of your life. Please call Christine at 314-541-3556.  It will only take 30 minutes. Located in Fenton.

Christine Bond, [email protected], Womens’ Fitness and designed workouts,




St. Louis Public Library Central Location

April 22 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Free Community Education Presentation: Caregivers Resilience and Family Resources. April 22, 2024, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the St. Louis Public Library Central Location, 1301 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103. Becoming a sudden caregiver for your loved one can be overwhelming. Identify tips on how to sustain your lifestyle and invest in self-care. Free registration available at:

Shelby Collier, [email protected], VOYCE, 314-919-2410



Shrewsbury Parks and Recreation

May 6 – thru June 17

Sign up now for Walk with Ease, Brought to you by Shrewsbury Parks and Recreation, in partnership with University of Missouri-Extension. Walk with Ease is the Arthritis Foundation’s six-week program to teach you how to safely make physical activity part of your everyday life. The class includes a guidebook and walking schedule to get you moving towards better health. Presented by University of Missouri-Extension. Weekly, In-Person Education on Mondays, Walking Group meets at the City Center 2 days per week to walk together, schedule TBD, or walk on your own. Dates: Classroom Mondays, May 6 - June 17 (No Class 5/27) Walking Group: Twice a week, Schedule TBD Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Fee: Free to attend, Pre-Registration Required. Call 314-647-1003 to sign up.

Allison Koger, [email protected], City of Shrewsbury, 314-647-1003



St. Louis County Library Florissant Valley Branch

May 7 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Free Community Education Presentation: Legacy Planning 101: Don’t Leave Your Family Guessing. May 7, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the St. Louis County Library Florissant Valley Branch, 195 New Florissant Road S., St. Louis, MO 63031. With proper assistance, planning for the next chapter of life need not be stressful. Learn from an elder law attorney about the five essential documents to honor friends’ and relatives’ wishes. Free registration available at:

Shelby Collier, [email protected], VOYCE, 314-919-2410,



Brahma Kumaris St. Louis Meditation Center

May 7 - 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

BrahmaKumaris St. Louis meditation center presents Weekly Group Guided Meditation - an Indoor meditation group session to let you connect within. 30 minutes meditation. 15 minutes sharing. Open to Beginners and meditators. No yoga mats required. Free Registration:  Tuesday May 7, 14 and 21, 6:00 to 6:45 p.m. Join any/all sessions.

BrahmaKumaris St. Louis meditation Center, 636-362-4862,



Brahma Kumaris St. Louis Meditation Center

May 11 - 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

BrahmaKumaris St. Louis meditation center presents Power of Acceptance Workshop Adults & Kids 7+ Acceptance gives you sense of freedom and bring you closer to the truth. Learn about self-acceptance, acceptance of others and acceptance of problems in this interactive workshop. 15 minutes meditation included. Free Registration:  Saturday May 11, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Venue: 134 Enchanted Pkwy Suite 204B Manchester MO 63021 Website:  Email: [email protected] g Contact: 636-362-4862

BrahmaKumaris St. Louis meditation Center, 636-362-4862,



AARP St. Louis

May 16 - 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The AARP St. Louis Speakers Bureau has a great lineup of workshops designed just for you. It’s never too late to focus on your brain health. Join us on Thursday, May 16 at the Maryland Heights Community Center. Our interactive session covers the six pillars of brain health, activities that support brain health and more. This workshop is free, but registration is required. Everyone is welcome to join us, you do not have to be an AARP member. For more information and/or to register check out our website at See you soon.

Amber Nicholson, [email protected], AARP St. Louis, 314-240-2983,



Shrewsbury Aquatic Center

June 3

Registration for Water Aerobics Programs at the Shrewsbury Aquatic Center are now open. Offering Classes Monday/Wednesday/Friday Mornings or Tuesday/Thursday Evenings. Beginning June 3. Fees and Registration Information: Season Pass: Allows you to go to any aquacise class, all summer long: $140/RES, $160/NR Evenings Only: Register for just the T/TH Evening Aqua Fusion Class: $70/RES, $80/NR Registration for aquacise classes does not include admission to open swim or river walking. Visit our website for more info:

Allison Koger, [email protected], City of Shrewsbury, 314-647-1003,



Shrewsbury Aquatic Center

June 3 thru August 8

Registration for River Walking at the Shrewsbury Aquatic Center is now open. This program is for those who enjoy walking in the river but do not want a structured class. Go at your own pace and bring your friends. There are two time frames available: High Impact (against the current): 8:00 - 9:00 am, and Low Impact: 9:00 - 10:00 am (Participants may walk in either direction.) Dates: June 3 - August 8 (Monday - Thursday) Fees and Registration Information: $75/RES, $90/NR Registration price covers both river walking time frames but does not include admission to open swim or water aerobics classes. For more info, visit our website at

Allison Koger, [email protected], City of Shrewsbury, 314-647-1003,



BrahmaKumaris St. Louis Meditation Center

June 15 - 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

BrahmaKumaris St. Louis meditation center presents Meditation for Kids age 7-11 only This session helps kids to develop self-awareness, focus, patience and peace of mind. Session will have meditation practice, reflection and activities for kids. Parents will also be involved in the session. As per our policy, one parent is required to accompany a kid. Please sign up with your name and contact number. Free Registration:  Venue: 359 Old Meramec Station Road Manchester MO 63021 Website:

BrahmaKumaris St. Louis meditation Center, 636-362-4862,

Lectures & Continuing Education


St. Louis Oasis

Oasis Presents Canvas Painting. Join us and create your own beautiful canvas painting using acrylic paint with easy step-by-step instructions. No prior experience is necessary. Learn different brush strokes, how to blend paints and how to create highlights and shadows. You will leave with your own personal masterpiece. A different image will be created at each session. All materials included.

Oasis Oasis, [email protected], 314-862-4859,



American Red Cross

Volunteer from the Comfort and Safety of Your Own Home Join us by phone or online to learn the many ways you can help your community from home with the American Red Cross. Just send an email to [email protected] and we will send you all the information you need to join us. Learn how little time it takes to have an enormous impact on your local community, all without having to leave the comfort and safety of your own home.

Kristin Pendleton, [email protected], American Red Cross, 314-281-7968



Chesterfield Mall

From his location in Kirkwood, Ed Golterman travels 5 exhibits/documentaries stories for enjoyment and inspiration. St. Louis Coliseum, Muny and the American Theater, The Nations Forum, The Voice of Irish Liberty in St Louis and the 2 lives of Kiel Opera House. 314-315-2548. [email protected]

Ed Golterman, [email protected], The History Whisperer, 314-315-2548



The Factory at the District

April 15 - 6:00 p.m.

Join us for the Annual Staenberg Lecture featuring award-winning author Dara Horn. With six celebrated books to her name, including "Eternal Life" and "All Other Nights," Horn is renowned for her captivating storytelling and insightful exploration of Jewish literature and culture. As a lecturer and scholar, she has graced numerous prestigious venues worldwide, captivating audiences with her expertise and engaging style. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from one of Granta magazine's Best Young American Novelists in a thought-provoking evening that promises to inspire and enlighten. The lobby opens at 5:00 p.m., with reserved seating starting at 6:00 p.m., and the speaker begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. All ages are welcome.

The Factory, [email protected], The Factory at the District, 314-423-8500,




April 16 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Free Community Education Webinar: Tips to Remain Fiscally Fit as You Age. Presented live on April 16, 2024, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Are you worried about being financially scammed, missing bill payments, or neglecting to review your bank account statements? Or have you struggled to update your beneficiaries? If so, a daily money manager can help. These financial professionals offer personal services to individuals, families, older adults, people with disabilities, busy professionals, high-net-worth individuals, and small businesses. Learn more about their services and how you can protect your assets as you grow older. Presented by Cynthia Hoffman, Daily Money Manager and Certified Senior Advisor, Best Life Advisors. Free registration available at:

Shelby Collier, [email protected], VOYCE, 314-919-2410,




April 17 - 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Allow us to introduce our upcoming half-day long-term care conference, Empower and Protect: Safeguarding Older Adults. Administrators, social workers, directors of nursing, and professionals playing an integral role in providing long-term care should join us on April 17 at SLU’s Il Monastero Banquet Center from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. VOYCE is laser-focused on the critical issues surrounding long-term care and elder justice. Aside from gaining valuable insights from industry leaders and learning new strategies, you’ll also have a chance to connect with like-minded professionals. It’s a fantastic opportunity to expand your network, share ideas, and collaborate on solutions for the challenges we face in long-term care. On our agenda are 3.5 CEU hours, including lessons learned from the Northview Village closure, preserving residents' rights during discharges, understanding trauma, and more. Don’t let this opportunity to learn, connect, and make a difference pass you by. Register at

Shelby Collier, [email protected], VOYCE, 314-919-2410,



Cultural Arts Center at City Hall

April 17 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The Truth About How to Get the Most Money Out of Your Home, April 17, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. When it comes to selling your home, there are so many opinions, options, and factors involved. What gets you the most amount of money from your home? Spoiler alert - it's not always about the property itself. Learn about preparation and strategy, including hiring experienced experts to guide you through the process. In addition, what mistakes can cost you extra money? Whether you are thinking about selling your home today or in the future, take away firsthand knowledge from local experts: stager, appraiser, and real estate agent. Join us at the Cultural Arts Centre at City Hall. Seating is limited - reserve your spot today. Please register online or by phone: or 636-336-6819.

Stephanie Parson, [email protected], Senior Empowerment Truth Series, 636-336-6819,




May 2 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Professional Development Webinar for Continuing Education Credit: Cultivating an LGBTQ+ Friendly Community. The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force has outlined that the number of LGBTQ+ older adults in the U.S. is expected to double in size, becoming six million strong by 2030. Questions about the availability of inclusive housing for older LGBTQ+ people are rising. The Long-Term Care Equality Index (LEI) can help providers answer these questions for their consumers, ensuring foundational policies, services and supports, staff benefits and policies, and community engagement to accept and affirm the LGBTQ+ community. Explore the LEI and actionable steps you can take to make your community more inclusive to LGBTQ+ older adults. Presented by VOYCE and led by Thomas Godwin and Sherrill Wayland with Sage on May 2, 2024, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Registration is $25.00, and includes 1 hour of Continuing Education Credit. Registration available at:

Shelby Collier, [email protected], VOYCE, 314-919-2410,



Shrewsbury City Center

May 4 - 12:00 to 2:00 pm

Interested in bread making or just a carb enthusiast? Sign up for Sourdough Workshop with Shrewsbury Parks and Recreation. Join Rooted Provisions for a Sourdough Workshop at Shrewsbury City Center. Interested in sourdough, but don’t know where to begin? In this beginner-level class, we will demystify the entire process step-by-step. Participants will receive ingredients and hands-on instruction to create their loaf and a starter to take with them. Learn how to feed your sourdough starter to make endless sourdough loaves on your own. Please bring a medium mixing bowl and a wooden spoon. Feel free to BYOB and enjoy the provided snacks. Dates: Saturday, May 4 Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm Fee: $65 (all bread supplies included) For more info, visit our website at

Allison Koger, [email protected], City of Shrewsbury, 314-647-1003



St. Charles Convention Center

May 20 - 8:30 a.m.

Registration for the 33rd Annual Aging with Developmental Disabilities Conference is now open. Join us on May 20-21, 2024 at the St. Charles Convention Center. For more details, visit

Michelle Darden, [email protected], Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities, 314-647-8100,

Arts & Entertainment


The Kranzberg Arts Center

April 18-20, 25-27, 8:00 p.m.

April 21 and 28 at 2:00 p.m.

This is the US Premiere of a play written by OLIVIER GAROFALO presented by the award-winning Upstream Theater directed by Philip Boehm and featuring a creative team of local professional artists. Two very different people meet in a hospital. Sarah just received news of her partner's motorcycle accident and rushed out of her office, cell phone in hand. Word has also reached Pedro, the hospitalized man’s good-natured motorcycle buddy. Their encounter reveals a collision of lifestyles and values that touches on larger issues of risk and security, individual freedom, and social responsibility—all with vivid dialogue in an intriguingly theatrical frame. Dates: April 18-20, 25-27 at 8:00 p.m.; April 21 and 28 at 2:00 p.m. Location: The Kranzberg Arts Center (501 N. Grand, St. Louis, MO 63103) Price range $25 - $35 Special deal $10 limited tickets for Bohemian Thursday on APRIL 18. You Can on APRIL 21 For group rates, contact [email protected]

Philip Boehm, [email protected], Upstream Theater, 314-484-1598,  



Welcome Club of St. Louis

Imagine you…being a member of this group. Did you say you just moved here? You are retired? Or do you just want to get out more? Well, we are filled with opportunity, variety and camaraderie with a foundation built for helping charities: actually, a new charity each year. This year the selected choice is “Food Outreach.”

Activities offer book clubs, bowling, golf, card games, movie days and other fun choices. And I must mention we love food. At our luncheons, meetings, and group activities you will feast on a variety of cuisines. Small group gatherings are held in members’ homes, and we share in preparing appetizers and snacks.

At each of our monthly luncheons, which we enjoy eight times a year, we offer presentations for our guests/members. Over the past few months, we’ve had a Tahitian Fire Dancer in Costume who taught us how to hula dance—A Yoga instructor who shared Yoga stretches— a presenter from the MO History Museum who shared the history of rich textiles, and two police officers and their K-nine who delivered many safety tips. Each experience was not only engaging but loaded with great learning opportunities.

We are a 501(c)4 Not- for- Profit organization with an elected Board of Directors who oversee the group. Our mission is quite simple; it is about Friendship and Charity.

Would you like to capture some fun in your life and have influence upon others? We welcome you and your friends to join us. Email us at:  [email protected]

Welcome Club of St. Louis, Jeanne Szarwinski, [email protected], 314-769-1456



Elks’ Club

April 25 - 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Banjos at the Elks Club - St. Louis Banjo Club will provide a free evening of live music played on "America's fun instrument- the four-string banjo". Sing along and listen to 12 banjo players playing the songs you know. The Elk’s Club is located at 6330 Heege Road (at Mackenzie), St. Louis, MO 63123. For more information, call 314-952-0646 or visit our website: Table seating and cash bar.

Donald Dempsey, [email protected], VNP Corporation, 314-842-0188,



Jeopardy Joe is Everybody's Favorite Senior Community Entertainment -not just the same old “question and answer” trivia game. There’s music, singing, videos and fun topics. The program holds attention and gets all your residents and guests involved. There are specialized programs for Assisted and Independent Living communities, as well as engaging programs for Memory Care residents. JEOPARDY JOE… It's Fun. It's Entertaining. It's Stimulating and Educational. What more could you ask for? [email protected] 314-399-2223.

Joseph White, [email protected], Jeopardy Joe, 314-399-2223,



Winter Violin

Winter Violin is now performing socially distanced strolling violin concerts for senior communities. Hire Tom today and he will stroll, dance and sing outdoors. Tom is an experienced entertainer and works with budgets of all levels. Your residents have dreamed of adventure during quarantine. Give them the joy of music. Embark on the adventure with Winter Violin.

Tom Winter, [email protected], Winter Violin, 636-485-2494,  



Fairwinds River’s Edge

Fridays – 3:00 p.m.

Fridays at Fairwinds River's Edge, please join us for happy hour with live entertainment Fridays at 3:00 p.m. RSVP required: 636-754-2317.

Stacy Welker, [email protected], Fairwinds River's Edge, 636-754-2311,




City of Shrewsbury

The Spring/Summer 2024 edition of the Shrewsbury Parks and Recreation Activity Guide is here. Check out all the programs for adults, kids, seniors and families coming up for April through August here: For More info, contact Allison Koger, [email protected], Shrewsbury Parks and Recreation, 314-647-1003, or visit our website at

Allison Koger, [email protected], City of Shrewsbury, 314-647-1003



Hallmark Auctions

Hallmark Auctions is offering free verbal appraisals for fine art, antiques and jewelry. We make house calls. Visit our website at or give us a call at 314-412-6098

Maria Gianino, [email protected], Hallmark Auctions, 314-412-6098,



Aging Ahead

Please share your thoughts on support and services to help Aging Ahead adapt, enhance, and expand to meet the needs of older adults in the community. We want to hear from you, please fill out the survey when you have time. Thank you for your participation.

Stephanie Patrick, [email protected], Aging Ahead, 636-207-0847,



AARP ST. Louis

April 25 - 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The AARP St. Louis Speakers Bureau has a great lineup of workshops designed just for you. Looking to sign up/learn more about Social Security? Ready to downsize and/or declutter? Who isn't? Keeping up with the ever-changing world of fraud? Brain Health...who doesn't need to learn more? Interested in one or more topics? If yes, check out the information and register for one or all the workshops at  Our first workshop will kickoff on April 25: Understanding Social Security. Topics covered: What is Social Security? When and how to claim your benefits? What about spousal and survivor benefits? The future of Social Security and more. All workshops are free, but registration is required. Everyone is welcome to join us, you do not have to be an AARP member. See you soon.

Amber Nicholson, [email protected], AARP St. Louis, 314-240-2983,




Hallmark Auctions

Hallmark Auctions 7915 Big Bend Blvd Webster Groves, MO 63119 Hallmark Auctions is now accepting quality consignments of estate and fine jewelry, fine art, silver and decorative arts. We host 8-10 live and online auctions a year reaching customers all over the world from our platforms Live Auctioneers and Invaluable. We offer free appraisals! We offer house calls or you can visit us at our office in Webster Groves. Call for an appointment 314-942-1132

Maria Gianino, [email protected], Hallmark Auctions & Consignments,




Shrewsbury Parks and Recreation

The Fall 2023/Winter 2024 edition of the Shrewsbury Parks and Recreation Activity Guide is here. Check out all the programs for adults, kids, seniors and families coming up for October through March here:

Allison Koger, [email protected], Shrewsbury Parks and Recreation,




AARP ST. Louis

May 1 - 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The AARP St. Louis Speakers Bureau has a great lineup of workshops designed just for you. Ready to downsize and/or declutter? Who isn’t? Join us on Wednesday, May 1 at the Maryland Heights Community Center where we will share tips on organizing and ideas how to downsize your belongings. Result: less stress, more space and happy lives. This workshop is free, but registration is required. Everyone is welcome to join us, you do not have to be an AARP member. For more information and/or to register check out our website at See you soon.

Amber Nicholson, [email protected], AARP St. Louis, 314-240-2983,



Breakthrough Healthcare

Breakthrough Healthcare will be holding flu shot clinics in their offices. For additional information, please contact the office at 314-649-5586.

JonniSue Cudworth, [email protected], Breakthrough Healthcare LLC, 314-649-5586,



AARP St. Louis

May 7 - 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

The AARP St. Louis Speakers Bureau has a great lineup of workshops designed just for you. Join us on Thursday, May 7 at the Maryland Heights Community Center and learn how the AARP Fraud Watch Network can help you stay informed. We’ll share tested resources and tools to help you in the fight against fraud and identity theft. This workshop is free, but registration is required. Everyone is welcome to join us, you do not have to be an AARP member. For more information and/or to register check out our website at See you soon.

Amber Nicholson, [email protected], AARP St. Louis, 314-240-2983,



West St. Louis County Chamber of Commerce

May 18 - 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The West St. Louis County Chamber of Commerce is proud to present our Inaugural West County Home & Garden Expo. You're invited to meet home and garden businesses in the West St. Louis Region. It's your one stop shop for everything home and garden in West County and the best part – Admission is free. Each booth will be giving away a $50 gift basket/gift to the lucky attendees.

Lori Kelling, [email protected], West St. Louis County Chamber of Commerce, 636-230-9900,



Aging Ahead

Aging Ahead refers older adults to the South Central Pension Rights Project for pension assistance and counseling. They can help you understand your pension rights and claim the benefits you've earned, regardless of the type of company you worked for or the type of pension plan involved. Services are provided free of charge. For more information, visit

Stephanie Patrick, [email protected], Aging Ahead, 636-207-0847,



Your Supportive Place

Your Supportive Place can now provide occupational therapy evaluations through The Missouri Department of Mental Health. The Division of Developmental Disabilities administers the Environmental Accessibility Adaptations - Home/Vehicle Modification waiver program with Missouri Medicaid. We are looking to connect with Department of Mental Health support coordinators to better serve eligible participants. Outside of this program, Your Supportive Place also provides OT services through Medicare Part B (outpatient) and private pay. We complete in-home services in the St. Louis/St. Charles areas or via telehealth in other parts of the state.

Jane Bufe, [email protected], Your Supportive Place, 314-200-2610,



Start Your Recovery is a resource for individuals who may be struggling with substance use disorder. For a little more background, Start Your Recovery was developed by bringing together experts in substance misuse treatment from leading nonprofit, academic, and government institutions. Through this important resource, older adults can hear stories from people with similar experiences, discover the answers they need for recognizing and dealing with substance misuse, and locate support.

Emma Brown, Outreach Specialist Start Your Recovery, [email protected]



Enhance Self-Care

Enhance Self-Care personal training service provides help to people of all ages. In-home personal training sessions. -Mobility and balance improvement -Strength training (all ages) -Weight loss training -Custom built running plans Email today to schedule your first free consultation and see if we can help you. [email protected]

Karolina Zavisiute, [email protected], Enhance Self-Care, 314-564-7232,



Advance II Study

A study researching a different approach for mild Alzheimer’s is seeking participants: 65+, Good general health, Caregiver/family member to attend visits. Study-related care and tests provided at no cost, surgery and devices approved for Medicare coverage and subjects receive a stipend for expenses associated with study visits. Visit: to learn more.

Robyn Moxon, [email protected], Advance II Study, 651-246-6941,



Assistance Home Care

One of our Core Values, ‘Committed to Education to Better Serve Others and Ourselves’ inspires our leadership team to seek new and innovative solutions to support the needs of our clients, employees, and community. We were delighted to recently learn about, apply for and receive a safety grant which enabled our company to acquire not one, but two TERi™ Geriatric Patient Care Trainer manikins. A sticker price of over $10,000 may widen the eyes of some, but our team sees this investment's impact on our longstanding dedication to safety and education to ensure our geriatric clients are cared for by highly trained and skilled Care Professionals. These state-of-the-art tools excite our team to offer training to any family caregiver in the Greater St. Louis or Chicagoland community. Our local training labs will be open to those wishing to learn with the industry’s most realistic tool for hands-on skills for Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) like bathing, dressing, transfers, and incontinence care with the TERi™ manikins among other assistive device equipment. The tools will be housed at two of our agency’s central training labs in Missouri and Illinois. To learn more about our caregiver training program, contact our local team via our website. 

Allen Serfas, [email protected], Assistance Home Care, 314-466-3227


Keeping Us Safe, LLC

Erin Dwyer, Certified Senior Advisor (CSA), is now a Beyond Driving with Dignity professional through Keeping Us Safe, LLC. She helps families determine if their loved one should retire from driving in the privacy of their own car and home. The program involves cognitive assessments, learning conversations, and a driving exercise. Workbooks are also available to families who wish to do this on their own. Please call or email for more information, Erin Dwyer, [email protected], 314-451-2255.

Erin Dwyer, Senior Care Authority, 314-451-2255,



Lutheran Senior Services

Financial Assistance for Church Workers and Missionaries Lutheran Senior Services helps older adults live life to the fullest by responding to their physical, emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual needs. Those who have dedicated their lives to church or mission work from all denominations may be eligible for financial assistance with senior related services through the Eliezer Fund. Award amounts vary depending on the types of services needed. If you or someone you know is a church or mission worker, both active or retired, please take a moment to learn more about the Eliezer Fund by calling Aging Answers at 314-446-2475.

Gina Timme, [email protected], Lutheran Senior Services, 314-373-4094,



Veterans Home Care

Veterans Home Care® (VHC) announces the launch of SmartCompanion®, an Echo® Alexa® device specially preprogrammed with new voice technology for seniors to reduce isolation and loneliness and replaces push-button medical alert systems. The launch was stepped up to meet the needs of seniors during the pandemic. Veterans or their surviving spouses eligible for VA benefits can receive the service as part of their flagship VetAssist® Program. The SmartCompanion delivers security and peace of mind 24/7. Seniors can make and receive voice-activated phone calls, including emergency calls, by just asking Alexa for help. Seniors enjoy Alexa's news and entertainment. A military grade security network makes it private and secured. Veterans Home Care helps wartime veterans and their surviving spouses who qualify and apply for a non-service-related disability pension from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, which pays for help with activities of daily living. VHC utilizes a national network of 3,800+ home care providers. Veterans Home Care is not a government agency and is not affiliated with the VA. Alexa and Echo are trademarks of Amazon Inc. or its affiliates.

Janet Jennewein, [email protected], Veterans Home Care,




Charis Disability Advocates

If you or a loved one are not yet of retirement age but have health problems that would put you at high risk for return to work (considering the potential exposure to COVID-19), you or the loved one may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits or Supplemental Security Income. Some examples of medical impairments that would place a person at higher risk include chronic kidney or liver disease, pulmonary disease (emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, severe asthma, etc.), heart conditions, compromised immune system, HIV+ or AIDS, sickle cell disease, or diabetes mellitus.

Karen Fick, [email protected], Charis Disability Advocates, 314-236-0119,




Bilingual International Assistant Services' customized US Citizenship Program for Elderly Legal Permanent Resident is actively enrolling clients.  Eligible individuals must be 60 or older and a legal permanent Missouri resident for at least 5 years. Our services include: One -on-one tutoring in clients’ home, Preparation in the native language (if eligible), Language support for document translation and in-person interview (if eligible),  Study materials and practice USCIS interviews, Basic case management and client advocacy: education about voter registration; Medicare counseling and enrollment; government records status updates  Representation at USCIS interview Assistance with exemptions and medical waivers.  Our Department of Justice Accredited Representatives are very knowledgeable and experienced in the naturalization process.  For information, please call 314-645-7900, ext. 203

Ellen Sherman, [email protected], Bilingual International Assistance Services, 314-645-7800,



University City Outpatient Clinic

Did you know, Medicaid Beneficiaries can now get outpatient physical therapy? Missouri Medicaid (MO HealthNet) now pays for outpatient physical therapy, called Medicaid Alternative Pain Management Physical Therapy. To qualify, you must not be homebound and: Be 21 years of age or older Be MO HealthNet eligible Have a chronic neck or back pain diagnosis Have a chronic pain post traumatic injury diagnosis AW Health Care Outpatient Physical Therapy Services Therapy services can help patients get pain relief without the use of addictive medicines. We are now seeing patients at our University City Outpatient Clinic located at: AW Health Care 7308 Balson Avenue University City, MO 63130 If you would like to find out more about if Medicaid Alternative Pain Management Physical Therapy can help you, contact: AW Health Care 314-726-5600 extension 470 or 471.

Rebecca Boerner, [email protected], AW Health Care, 314-726-5600,



Aging Ahead

Aging Ahead, along with other AAA's in Missouri have partnered with Dementia Friendly America and the Dementia Friends USA initiative by joining the global movement that is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia. Our Community Options Specialists and Senior Center Administrators finished their training course and are now certified Dementia Friends Champion volunteers. They will have the opportunity to be in the community increasing awareness about dementia, how it affects people and the ways we all can help. We want to recognize our staff and their passion for making Aging Ahead apart of this great program. For more information you can visit

Stephanie Patrick, [email protected], Aging Ahead, 636-207-0847,




EnergyCare is helping low-income seniors in the city reduce their energy burden with free home energy audits (HES) and low-cost energy efficiency techniques. Eligible seniors will receive the following services: • conduct a U.S. Department of Energy certified HES home energy audit, • weatherize windows and doors with clear 4 mil vinyl sheeting • install compact fluorescent or LED bulbs, • install a low-flow showerhead, • install Energy Star qualified programmable thermostats, where a non-rated thermostat exists, caulk around doors and windows, • install weather stripping and window coverings.

Tim O'Dea, [email protected], EnergyCare, 314-773-5900,



Everything. to know about nursing home abuse   

Holly Brooks, Outreach Director, Levin & Perconti, [email protected],

Levin & Perconti, 325 N LaSalle Dr Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60654,



St. Louis University

The School of Social Work at Saint Louis University offers a post-Bachelor certificate in Gerontology for 15 credit hours. Students pursuing the gerontology will learn to work as part of an interdisciplinary or care coordination team. With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, these teams have been identified as important to improving health outcomes, preventing hospitalizations, reducing the cost of care for older adults. Older adults will comprise 27 percent of the U.S. population by 2050 and as the population of older adults increases, so does their projected rates of poverty, potential for being childless or single, and chronic illnesses. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Katie MacLean, MSW, LCSW, [email protected], Saint Louis University-School of Social Work, 314-977-2752,

Honors & Recognition

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Support & Counseling


St. Louis University
SLU's Center for Counseling and Family Therapy (CCFT) is starting a new group geared towards seniors in need of more social support and connection in their community. The group will be initially structured on a 12-week, once a week basis, facilitated online. You can withdraw from participation at any time. Criteria • Older Adults (Age 65+) • Experiencing Loneliness / Lack of Social Support • Has Video Capacity in Phone or Computer • Physically Able to do Light Chair Exercises Call 314-722-6797 or email
[email protected] for any questions or to sign up.

Marla Berg-Weger, [email protected], Gateway Geriatric Education Center, Saint Louis University, 314-722-6796,



Webster Hills United Methodist Church

Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Listening Place press release Isolation has been a common theme for many people during covid pandemic. That isolation has included an inability to mourn and celebrate in traditional ways the lives of loved ones who passed during that time. The Listening Place has open walk-in hours from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday evenings at the Christian Life Center, 1333 W. Lockwood Ave. at Berry Road. Weekend meetings are available by appointment. The Listening Place also hosts grief support groups led by trained professionals. “I meet so many people who could benefit from the opportunity to talk openly about their loss, whatever it might be, to a compassionate person,” said Julie Strassman, M.Div., who leads the group. “By partnering with professional support organizations, such as Bethesda Hospice Care, The Listening Place Companions can also refer and provide resources for people who might need a deeper level of support.” Two Listening Place Companions will be present during open walk-in hours and appointments. Listening Place Companions are volunteers whose role is to be supportive listeners. Confidentiality will be emphasized. For more information, visit or phone 314-252-8615.

Dwight Bitikofer, [email protected], The Listening Place/ Webster Hills United Methodist Church, 314-229-9537, 



Michael Salinas, LPC
Michael Salinas is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with individuals and couples undergoing a range of mental and emotional struggles. It is his great privilege and passion to create an environment where his clients feel trust and openness to process their experiences, in the hopes of finding relief, clarity and peace of mind. He has worked for years with individuals who face major life disruptions, chronic illness, anxiety, depression and relationship issues. He offers a gentle, compassionate approach that meets you at any stage of your life.

Michael Salinas, [email protected], Michael Salinas, LPC,




Grace Chapel Ministries

We must restore respect for life and end this rash of killings. "I am alive. Let me survive." is an ongoing program designed to do that. Please visit our website and learn more. Please participate.

Larry Brown, [email protected], Grace Chapel Ministries, 314-409-0965



St. Charles, St. Louis, Jefferson Counties

Visit-A-Bit Program is a weekly volunteer program and offers visit tasks, by which volunteers can connect with homebound seniors in their communities - at home or living in facilities that is designed to directly address senior loneliness in St. Louis City and County, St. Charles and Jefferson Counties. We’re seeking volunteers that would like to be part of bringing happiness, joy, and purpose back to our aging community. Also, welcoming senior adults that would benefit from a weekly volunteer and offering weekly Tele-Bingo games. If you are interested and would like more information please contact Lisa, the Visit-A-Bit Coordinator at 314-918-7171 ext. 1255 or email [email protected].

Lisa, Visit-a-Bit, 314-918-7171, ext 1255

In Search Of ...


Aging Ahead

Aging Ahead in St. Charles needs dependable volunteer drivers to deliver meals to local homebound seniors. All it takes is an hour to an hour and a half of your time on any weekday (Monday-Friday) to deliver a mid-day meal to a specific route. This volunteer position is flexible and fun to do with a friend or co-worker. In sharing a smile, and a little of your time, you will make a lasting difference in the life of a homebound individual. Call the St. Charles Senior Center at 636-949-0658 for more information.

Stephanie Patrick, [email protected], Aging Ahead, 636-207-0847,



Shepherd’s Center

Shepherd’s Center has an immediate need for volunteer drivers. What is it? Free rides to medical appointments. Round-trip, door-through-door service (walk rider from parking lot to appointment, wait in waiting room, drive client home) Who do we serve? Ambulatory (no wheelchairs) older adults aged 55+ who live within the Shepherd’s Center service boundaries. When is it? Volunteers drive on Tuesdays-Thursdays. Pick and choose the days and times that work for you. Drive once a month, once a week, or as often as you are able. Volunteer today and make a difference! Interested in volunteering or have more questions? Call the office at 314-395-0988.

Karen Zelle, [email protected], Shepherd's Center, 314-395-0988,




Project Holiday Cheer is an opportunity for individuals of all ages to impact long-term care residents’ lives positively. Getting involved is as simple as signing, creating, or delivering holiday cards. A simple act of kindness is an immeasurable value. VOYCE is seeking support from our community members and partnering organizations to provide 40,000 greeting cards throughout the Greater St. Louis, Northeastern Missouri, and Illinois regions. Your thoughtfulness is a great way to give back, pay it forward, and share in the spirit of the holiday season. Join Project Holiday Cheer and help ensure the act of giving is present throughout our great community. VOYCE is accepting holiday card donations now and throughout the year. If you have questions or would like to learn more, please call our office and learn how to get involved. Visit, call 314-919-2410, or email Shelby Collier, [email protected]

Shelby Collier, [email protected], VOYCE, 314-919-2410,




Help change lives by becoming a shuttle driver for HavenHouse St. Louis! HavenHouse St. Louis is a hospital guest house that provides lodging, support, and transportation to patients and families who travel to St. Louis for medical care. Shuttle Volunteers drive HavenHouse vehicles from our location to various medical facilities in and around St. Louis. Our Volunteers can choose to drive a single route once a week or as many routes multiple days a week as they are comfortable. Your help will alleviate the stress and worry our guests may encounter on their medical journey. You can be their navigator in an unfamiliar place. If you're looking for an interactive experience where you get to meet and chat with wonderful people, this is a great opportunity for you! For more information: Visit, call 314-434-5858, or email [email protected]

Heather Libhart, [email protected], HavenHouse St. Louis, 314-434-5858,




Amazing results for seniors through exercise and social connection - exercise classes taught by Physical Therapists make a positive impact on the aging community.

After being awarded $10k to help the community, and enjoying positive results, respected St. Louis Physical Therapist Dr. Beth Templin is now looking to support the local residents even further. Dr Beth, owner of HouseFit Physical Therapy & Fitness, was delighted to receive the 2022 BMO Celebrating Women Grant Program to pilot their ExerMoves® Fitness Programs in the community. And such has been the success, she is now looking for sponsors to offer more classes throughout 2024. Many seniors are living on a fixed budget, especially those with a lower socioeconomic status. These are the same people who benefit most from our fitness programs, as they disproportionately are living with more health and mobility issues. The hope is to continue expanding our offerings and help seniors successfully age in place by tackling inactivity, illness, and injury, the biggest challenges facing the aging community. To improve health and fitness in the area, Dr Beth is looking for 5-6 businesses to raise $100k to

sponsor 10 classes a week in 2024. Interested parties can reach out to Operations Manager, Heather, for more details Email [email protected] or call 314-939-1377.

Media Contact: Dr. Beth Templin, 314-939-1377, [email protected]

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