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      EMPLOYMENT

CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT OR PERSONAL AND HOME CARE AIDE

Pyramid Home Health Services

Join our elite team of healthcare professionals as a Certified Nursing Assistant or a Personal & Home Care Aide.  We beat other provider's hourly pay rates.  Receive up to 80 hours of paid time off or choose to take it as additional pay.  Full-time employees of Pyramid also receive six paid holidays annually and medical insurance for $30 per month. Starting your career with us is easy. www.pyramidhhs.com or 1-800-699-1746 An equal opportunity employer. EOE/AA

Ada Gonzalez, agonzalez@pyramidhhs.com, Pyramid Home Health Services,

800-699-1746, www.pyramidhhs.com

 

CARE GIVER

Home Instead

Kitty Bishop from Spencer Creek East thanked you for your post: “Some people have a job. Others believe they have a ministry. What’s the difference, you ask? If you are doing it just because no one else will, it’s a job. If you are doing it to serve God, it’s a ministry. If you quit because the going gets tough, it’s a job. If you keep on serving, it’s a ministry. If you’ll do it as long as it does not interfere with your other activities, it’s a job. If you are committed to staying even if it means letting go of other things, it’s a ministry. If you quit because no one thanked or praised you, it’s a job. If you stick with it even though no one recognized your efforts, it’s a ministry. If you work just to get a paycheck, it’s a job. If you work to give your talents and make a life, it’s a ministry. It’s hard to get excited about a job. It’s almost impossible not to get excited about a ministry. If your concern is success, it’s a job. If your concern is being faithful and serving others, it’s a ministry. God calls each of us to a ministry. Being a Care Giver for Home Instead could be your paid ministry. Give us a call at 636-477-6025.

Laura McCoy, laura.mccoy@homeinstead.com, Home Instead Senior Care,

636-477-6025, www.homeinstead.com/782

 

RESOURCE CENTER ASSISTANT

Aging Ahead

Aging Ahead is looking for a friendly, motivated full-time Resource Center Assistant. Monday-Friday, No Weekends, No Evenings. Responsibilities include overseeing programs, operations and volunteers at our West County Senior Center and Y’s CHOICE Pilot Program located in the community. Benefits include flexible work environment, generous paid time off policy and so much more. Visit https://www.agingahead.org/who-we-are/careers/ to find out more information or to contact our HR Department 636-207-0847.

Stephanie Patrick, spatrick@agingahead.org, Aging Ahead, 636-207-0847, www.agingahead.org

 

COOK

Aging Ahead

Aging Ahead is looking for Big Batch, Scratch Cooking full-time Cook for our St. Charles Senior Center. Monday-Friday, No Weekends, No Evenings. Responsibilities include food preparation & service following agency menu’s, recipe’s, food sanitation codes and policies, provides daily direction to kitchen staff and volunteers in the preparation and service of meals, uses computerized on-line system to order food and supplies and manages proper procedures for receiving, storage and rotation of foods and supplies. Benefits include flexible work environment, generous paid time off policy and so much more. Visit https://www.agingahead.org/who-we-are/careers to find out more information or to contact our HR Department 636-207-0847.

Stephanie Patrick, spatrick@agingahead.org, Aging Ahead, 636-207-0847, www.agingahead.org

 


     HEALTH & WELLNESS

BIKE RIDES

Chesterfield Parks and Recreation

July 15 thru August 19

Bike Rides first and third Mondays at 9:30 a.m. start time, July 15 at Forest Park, August 5 at Grant's Trail, August 19 at Al Foster Trail. Chesterfield Bike Rides, communications@chesterfield.mo.us, Chesterfield Parks, Recreation, and Arts,

636-812-9500, www.chesterfield.mo.us

Chesterfield Parks and Recreation, www.chesterfield.mo.us

 

LOW INTENSITY EXERCISE CLASS

New Northside Family Life Center

Now thru August 29 – 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

ExerStart is a low-intensity exercise class for people who are looking to add more activity to their lives using resistance bands while standing or seated. This class encourages adults 50+ to be active so they can do the things they want and need to do. Tuesday/Thursday, now thru August 29, 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.  Event location: New Northside Family Life Center, 5939 Goodfellow Boulevard, St. Louis, MO, 63147. This event is free.  To register, call 314-862-4859 ext. 24.

Tina Duckett, tduckett@oasisnet.org, St. Louis Oasis, 314-862-4859, www.stloasis.org

 

WATER AEROBICS

Chesterfield Family Center

July 16 thru August 1

Water Aerobics Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays, July thru August Mornings - Session 3: July 16 thru August 1, Saturday Sessions, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: Session 4: July 6 thru July 13 Session 5: July 20 thru August 24. Fees: Resident - $30 Non-resident - $40

Chesterfield Family Center, parksrecandarts@chesterfield.mo.us, Chesterfield Parks, Recreation, and Arts, 636-812-9500, www.chesterfield.mo.us

 

GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR MEDICARE BENEFITS PROGRAM

Northwest Healthcare – Lower Community Rooms

July 31 – 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

St. Louis Oasis presents Getting the Most from Your Medicare Preventive Benefits We know the best way to stay healthy is to live a healthy lifestyle. Medicare can also help. Medicare pays for many preventive services to keep you healthy. If you have Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance), you can get an annual “Wellness” visit and many other covered preventive services. Preventive services identify health problems early, when treatment works best, and can keep you from getting certain diseases. Preventive services include exams, shots, lab tests and screenings. They also include programs for health monitoring, counseling and education to help you take care of your own health. In addition, Laura Justiss from the Alzheimer’s Association, will talk about screening for dementia and Alzheimer’s through Medicare’s cognitive assessment. This free program will be held at the following location: Wednesday, July 31, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., located at Northwest HealthCare- Lower Community Rooms, Building A, 1225 Graham Road, Florissant, MO 63031. To register, call 314-862-4859, ext. 24.

Kathleen Stice, kstice@oasisnet.org, St. Louis Oasis, 314-653-5991

 

FREE CAREGIVER CLASSES

BJC Hospice and Palliative Care

September 10 thru December 10

Free monthly caregiver class available to the community.  These classes are offered by Heather Bell, BJC Palliative Care Social Worker.  Classes cover a variety of topics meant to provide useful information and caregiver support.

Class meets on the second Tuesday of the month. From 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Auditorium 1, 3015 N. Ballas Rd, St. Louis, MO  63131.  For additional information, please contact Heather Bell, 314-575-9305.  These classes are free to attend.  To register, please call 314-996-5433. September 10 - Practical Tips for day-to-day home care. Health care professionals will provide helpful advice in providing daily home caregiving, including a registered nurse and a rehab therapist.

October 8 - Home Care Choices & How to find assistance at home. Learn about the difference between insurance-approved skilled home care and other home care choices, including private duty, home medical equipment, supplies, and other resources to help in the care of your loved one. November 12 - Legal Matters & Goals of Care. An attorney will present information on important legal matters to address with your loved ones.  A palliative social worker will share ways to discuss goals of care and long-term planning.  Advance Directives will be discussed. December 10 - Alternate Therapies. There are many ways to cope with stress and different therapies will be discussed, such as music therapy, massage therapy, pet therapy, and more.  This will be an experiential class, with enough room for personal questions and needs.

Heather Bell, Social Worker, BJC Hospice and Palliative Home Care,1935 Belt Way Dr., St. Louis, MO  63114, 314-872-5050

 

FREE HEALTH SCREENING WITH A FAITH COMMUNITY NURSE

Lutheran Senior Services – The Village at Mackenzie Place

Wednesdays – 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Insurance information is not needed. Measure your blood pressure, weight, blood sugar levels, and pulse. This free service is offered at Lutheran Senior Services, The Village at Mackenzie Place, 8520 Mackenzie Road, Affton, MO 63123 on Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Call 314-884-7909 for times and more information.

Selma Vereget, selma.vereget@lssliving.org, Lutheran Senior Services, 314-884-7910, www.lssliving.org

 

PICKLEBALL

Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex

The Pickleball courts are open every day from dawn to dusk at the Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex. Paddles and balls are available in the Park’s Office during regular hours of operation. All that is needed to use the equipment is a valid driver’s license.

Chesterfield Valley Complex, communications@chesterfield.mo.us, Chesterfield Parks, Recreation, and Arts, 636-812-9500, https://www.chesterfield.mo.us/pickleball.html

 

BRAIN HEALTH RESEARCH STUDY

Washington University School of Medicine

Brain Health Research Study seeks older adults, ages 60-85, do you have high blood pressure and memory concerns? Washington University’s Division of Geriatrics is seeking research participants for a dementia prevention study aimed at people with high blood pressure. You may qualify if you are 60 to 85 years old, have high blood pressure, and do not exercise vigorously. This 2-year study includes strategies such as aerobic exercise, medication management of blood pressure, or a combination. Call Adriana 314-273-1355.

Adriana Martin, azmartin@wustl.edu, Washington University School of Medicine, 314-273-1355, www.rradTrial.org

 

FREE HEALTH SCREENING WITH A FAITH COMMUNITY NURSE

Lutheran Senior Services

Insurance information is not needed. Measure your blood pressure, weight, blood sugar levels, and pulse. This free service is offered at Lutheran Senior Services, The Village at Mackenzie Place. Located at 8520 Mackenzie Road, Affton, MO 63123, Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Call 314-884-7909 for times and more information.

Selma Vereget, selma.vereget@lssliving.org, Lutheran Senior Services, 314-884-7910, www.lssliving.org

 

FITNESS CONSULTATION

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, cbondfit@gmail.com, Womens’ Fitness and designed workouts, 314-541-3556

 

FREE HEALTH SCREENING WITH A FAITH COMMUNITY NURSE

Lutheran Senior Services

Insurance information is not needed. Measure your blood pressure, weight, blood sugar levels, and pulse. This free service is offered at Lutheran Senior Services, Dunn Road Manor. Located at 3399 Dunn Road- Florissant, MO 63033, Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Call 314-830-0919 for times and more information. Leigh Anne Hoormann, leighanne.hoormann@lssliving.org, 314-830-0919.

Leigh Anne Hoormann, leighanne.hoormann@LSSLiving.org, Lutheran Senior Services, 314-830-0919, https://www.lssliving.org


     LECTURES & CONT. EDUCATION

BASICS OF STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS

St. Louis City Public Library

July 17 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

This offering will provide participants with an overview of the critical first steps associated with starting a business. It is designed specifically for those who are thinking about a new business venture. Participants will assess their strengths and weaknesses in terms of business ownership, learn about the importance of planning, discuss legal and regulatory requirements and identify sources of funding. Session two focuses on estimating start-up costs, the importance of market research, understanding customers, identifying competitors and financing your business. Registration details: www.slpl.org  for details contact 314-241-2288.  Event date: July 17, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at St. Louis City Public Library, 1301 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103.  There is no cost for this event.

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, MO SBDC, 314-405-8400, https://www.slpl.org

ELDER CARE WORKSHOP

Cordell Planning Partners Office

July 17 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Cordell Planning Partners, an elder care law firm dedicated to providing smart solutions for seniors, is hosting a complimentary workshop in Chesterfield to highlight the legal complexities facing seniors as they age. The workshop will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at the Cordell Planning Partners office in Chesterfield, Missouri. (600 Kellwood Parkway, Chesterfield, MO 63017). Registration for the free workshop is available online at http://eldercarelaw.com/workshops/.

Planning and protecting your estate and valuable belongings can be a complicated process. It is critical for you to understand all the available options you have and identify if your current plan meets your goals. Unfortunately, most people don’t prepare for long-term care because of the cost or the financial consequences that ultimately cannot be avoided. These free workshops will walk you through "Planning as You Age: Legal Complexities Facing Senior Citizens.”  Cordell Planning Partners workshop topics include: · Qualifying for government funds without losing everything · No-cost pre-planning approaches to preserving assets · Trusts: Differences between revocable and irrevocable · Information on probate, power of attorney, living wills, and health care proxies Cordell Planning Partners attorneys understand that long-term care planning can be intimidating, especially when facing it alone. It is packaged in complex paperwork and polices that can be confusing and expensive. It also can be a point of contention among family members, as there is not always an exact answer to when long-term care should begin. “We understand how critical the transition can be as you age, and we are committed to working with you every step of the way,” said Joseph E. Cordell, founder and senior partner of Cordell Planning Partners. “We believe a life well lived is a life well planned. Let us be the difference in your future.” The workshop will take place in the first-floor meeting room. Light snacks will be provided, and parking is free for this event. Cordell Planning Partners is an elder care law firm dedicated to providing smart solutions for seniors. Through our holistic approach to elder law, our attorneys provide customized strategies and hand-tailored approaches for each of our client’s needs. For more information about Cordell Planning Partners, please visit ElderCareLaw.com or call 866-3-ELDERLAW (866-335-3375). Offices in Chesterfield, MO; Edwardsville, IL; Independence, MO; Overland Part, KS; and Saint Charles, MO.

Matt Allen, 314-587-3610; mallen@cordelllaw.com, Cordell Planning Partners, Chesterfield, Mo.

ETHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF ADVANCE CARE PLANNING PRESENTATION

St Louis University Health Sciences Center

July 18 – 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The Gateway End of Life Coalition is hosting a presentation on Ethical Foundations of Advance Care Planning, to be held at the St. Louis University Health Sciences Center. Registration and parking are free; 3 credits of CEUs are available for a fee of $15. Presenters: Patrick McCruden, DBE, MTS, HEC-C, Chief Mission Integration Officer, SSM Health System Office Kirsten Dempsey, MA, Mission & Ethics, Intern SSM Health OBJECTIVES At the conclusion of this program, attendees will be able to: understand the ethical foundations of advance care planning, discuss common challenges encountered in implementing advance care plans, understand how a public health approach to advance care planning can enhance autonomy, contribute to public health and improve care at the end of life. See the website above for more details and registration information.

Debra Schuster, dschuster@pcblawfirm.com, Paule, Camazine and Blumenthal PC, 314-244-3693, http://gatewayeol.com/

BUSINESS PLANS THAT WORK

St. Louis Economic Development Partnership – Lemay

July 18 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The importance of planning should never be overlooked. In order for a business to be successful, there must be a clear understanding of customers, industry trends, competition, strengths and goals. Complete a Business Model Canvas, Feasibility analysis, and One Page business plan. St. Louis Economic Development Partnership Clients attendance is free, all others $50.00.  The event date is July 18, 2019, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at St. Louis Economic Development Partnership- Lemay- 315 Lemay Ferry Road, Lemay, MO. 63125. No cost - free. Register at: https://missouri.ecenterdirect.com.

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, MO SBDC, 314-405-8400, https://extension2.missouri.edu

MISSOURI SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

St. Louis Community College at Meramec

July 20

Are you thinking about starting and managing a small business in Missouri? Designed for individuals who are considering starting a business, have made the decision to start or who have been in business for less than two years. For registrations through St. Louis Community College at Meramec, please visit www.stlcc.edu or call 314-984-7777 for details. Cost for the two-session class is $59.00 Start dates: July 13 and 20, 2019

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, MO Small Business Development Center, 314-405-8400, https://www.stlcc.edu

MEDICARE FACTS

Chesterfield Hall

July 23

On Tuesday, July 23, learn the facts about Medicare. Join us as we talk about the details of Medicare. To join or not to join? Bring your questions.

Chesterfield Hall, communications@chesterfield.mo.us, Chesterfield Parks, Recreation, and Arts, 636-812-9500, https://www.chesterfield.mo.us/omg-im-turning-65.html

 

PREPARING FOR THE NEXT STAGES IN LIFE

Stonecrest Senior Living

July 25 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Don’t miss the opportunity to consult with a panel of experts on preparing for the next stages in life. How do I down-size? When do I sell my home? How do I create a plan before I'm in crisis mode?, What are my senior living options? and the importance of Power of Attorney...and much more. Our panel of experts include Melanie Maynor, LCSW, CMC Aging Gracefully Dave George Coldwell Banker Carolyn Parmer Goldilocks Solutions Diedre Cechin Quinn Estate & Elder Law.

Kim Savage, ksavage@stonecrestseniorliving.com, Stonecrest Senior Living, 636-527-4444, www.stonecrestoftownandcountry.com  

                               

WORD WARRIOR EXPERIENCE

Missouri Athletic Club

July 26 – 5:30 p.m.

Sylvester Brown, Jr. to Speak at St. Louis Press Club, Friday Forum, on July 26 at 5:30 p.m.  Learn what happens when journalists listen. Hear Sylvester Brown, Jr., author, community activist and former St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter and columnist, share his experiences as a "word warrior” and activist.  The event will be in the Rendezvous Room of the Missouri Athletic Club, 405 Washington Ave. The cost is $13 for appetizers and beer, wine or soda. MAC garage parking tickets will be validated at the event. Reservations are requested. To RSVP, contact the Press Club at 314-449-8029, or info@stlpressclub.org, or pay by credit card at www.stlpressclub.org or by check mailed to the St. Louis Press Club, P.O. Box 410522, St. Louis, 63141.  Brown is the author of "When We Listen: Recognizing the Potential of Urban Youth,” the story of a St. Louis-based entrepreneurial and agricultural program that Brown founded for urban youth. In addition to his reporting at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Brown published Take Five Magazine, an investigative regional publication, which received more than 30 awards for its investigative series, general reporting and Brown's political and social commentaries.  The St. Louis Press Club is a non-profit organization for those who make, influence, cover and consume the news. The Press Club raises money and awards multiple scholarships each year to students interested in careers in journalism and communications. The public is welcome to all Press Club forums and programs.

St. Louis Press Club, 2127 Innerbelt Business Center Drive, St. Louis, MO 63114,

314-449-8029, info@stlpressclub.org, www.stlpressclub.org, Glenda Partlow

DOING BUSINESS WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Urban League Small Business Empowerment Alliance

July 30 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Selling to the Country's Largest Purchaser: The US Government. Have you ever wondered what it takes to do business with the federal government? Come learn how government contracting works and how the 8(a) Business Development Program can boost your business from the Small Business Administration (SBA), the Small Business Development Center (MO SBDC) and Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Center MO PTAC). Register at: https://missouri.ecenterdirect.com.  Event to take place on July 30, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at Urban League Small Business Empowerment Alliance, 9420 West Florissant Avenue, Ferguson, MO 63136.  This event is free to attend.

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, MO SBDC, 314-405-8400, https://extension2.missouri.edu

BUSINESS VISION DISCUSSION

St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, Wellston

July 31 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Thinking of a Master Plan or have a small business? What is your vision? We have put a different spin on the traditional Vision Board party. This is a Business Vision Party. Let's share and encourage each other to be great. Share resources and bounce ideas off each other. Supplies provided. Refreshments provided. Just bring your goals. SLEDP Incubator clients are free to attend and all others $50.00.  Event date is July 31, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, Wellston, 6439 Plymouth Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63133.

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, MO SBDC, 314-405-8400, https://missouri.ecenterdirect.com

INTRODUCTION TO QUICKBOOKS

Urban League Small Business Empowerment Alliance

August 6 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Learn how QuickBooks can help you manage your business finances (money) and perform day-to-day bookkeeping tasks more effectively and efficiently. Discover the differences in products offered by QB (desktop, Online, Mac). Learn how to set up your chart of accounts and create lists to keep track of customers, vendors, and other information. Additional topics include working invoices and payments, tracking sales and expenses, and paying bills. (10 people Maximum).  This event is free to attend, on August 6, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at Urban League Small Business Empowerment Alliance, 9420 West Florissant Avenue, Ferguson, MO 63136.  For registration, https://missouri.ecenterdirect.com

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, MO SBDC, 314-405-8400, https://missouri.ecenterdirect.com

 

BUSINESS PLAN BASIC IDEAS TO IMPLEMENTATION

St. Louis City Public Library

August 7 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

This is offering is for current and future business owners and entrepreneurs who have little or no knowledge of writing a business plan. This class is designed for business owners and managers who need to know to create a business plan for their organization so the plan can be a useful management tool. During this course, participants will learn the importance of business plans, the key required elements of a basic plan and data that must be included. Register at: www.slpl.org or 314-241-2288. Event date is August 7, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at St. Louis City Public Library, 1301 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103.  This event is free to attend.

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, MO SBDC, 314-241-2288, https://www.slpl.org

 

SUCCESSFUL PRESENTATIONS

St. Louis Economic Development Partnership – Wellston

August 14 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Presentations that wow might be nerve-wracking and tensely-awaited but presentations are a vital and often unavoidable part of the business world. Quality, successful presentations can be the key to winning new clients, promoting brand appeal and ultimately growing a business. But how do businesses get crucial presentations right? How do you wow? Hands-on workshop on presenting presentations that wow. Register at https://missouri.ecenterdirect.com-SLEDP For incubator clients, attendance is free, all others $50.00. Event is held August 14, 2019, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at St. Louis Economic Development Partnership-Wellston, 6439 Plymouth Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63133.

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, MO SBDC, 314-405-8400, https://extension2.missouri.edu

 

BUILDING BLOCKS OF BUSINESS MODEL

St. Louis City Public Library

August 14, 21, 28 -11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Business Model Canvas, Session 1, 2, 3. Workshop 1 will overview the 9 building blocks of the Business Model Canvas and begins the exploration of customer segments and the value proposition, referred to as customer discovery, which is the corner stone of any business. Workshop 2 completes the training and application of the customer discovery process. Workshop 3 dives into the reminding 7 building blocks of the canvas, needed to develop a complete business model. Workshop 3 also links the canvas to the necessary detailed planning to start and grow your business. If you attend all 3 classes, you'll receive a certificate from the University of Missouri Extension America's SBDC. Register at: https://www.slpl.org, for details contact 314-241-2288.  Event dates are August 14, 21 and 28, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at St. Louis City Public Library, 1301 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103.  This event is free to attend.

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, MO SBDC,314-241-2288, https://www.slpl.org

 

ONLINE MARKETING

St. Louis County Library

August 14 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

This offering will provide current and future business owners a framework for creating a comprehensive marketing strategy. Participants will learn what information is needed to successfully choose marketing tools for their brand and use them to create conversions or engagements. Register at www.slcl.org. For details contact, 314-994-3300.  This event is held August 14, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., at St. Louis County Library,1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63131.  This event is free to attend.

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, MO SBDC, 314-405-8400, https://www.slcl.org

 

ROADMAP TO QUICKBOOKS

St. Louis Economic Development Partnership – Lemay

August 22 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

QuickBooks software was designed to aid small businesses and self-employed professionals with financial processes for their business. QB can be used for entering receipts, tracking expenses, invoicing, payment tracking, purchase for bookkeeping and accounting. After this workshop you will be able to: Create a company file, Navigate QuickBooks, Create a chart of accounts, Set up customer, vendors and products lists, Create and send invoices, Enter bills, Pay bills, Make journal entries, Track expenses and income, Manage A/R & A/P, Connect to your bank for seamless bookkeeping, and Run reports. SLEDP Incubator client attendance is free, all other $50.00.  Event date is August 22, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at St. Louis Economic Development Partnership-Lemay, 315 Lemay, Ferry Road, St. Louis, MO 63125. Register at: https://missouri.ecenterdirect.com

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, MO SBDC, 314-405-8400,

https://extension2.missouri.edu

 

PLANNING AS YOU AGE CONFERENCE

Bethesda Corporate Office

August 27 – 5:15 p.m.

Check-in at 5:15 p.m., reception at 5:30 p.m. and program at 6:30 p.m.

Planning as You Age: Are You Prepared? Learn Tips to Avoid Costly Mistakes from Paul Gantner, Partner of Amen, Gantner and Capriano, Your Estate Matters. Bethesda Corporate Office (First Floor Conference Room, 1630 Des Peres Road, St. Louis, MO 63131. Family and appointed trustees are encouraged to attend. Join us for a reception of hearty appetizers before the program. You will learn tips and resources on how to administer a trust, how to be a good trustee, planning for long-term care, how to use qualified charitable deductions to save on taxes, and best retirement assets to leave loved ones. RSVP by calling 314-800-1943 or emailing foundation@bethesdahealth.org.

Julie Darnold, jldarnold-atkins@bethesdahealth.org, Bethesda Health Group

314-800-1943, www.bethesdahealth.org

 

PLANNING AS YOU AGE:  ARE YOU PREPARED?

Bethesda Corporate Office

August 27 – 5:15 p.m.

Check-in 5:15 p.m., Reception 5:30 p.m., Program 6:30 p.m.

Planning as You Age: Are You Prepared? Learn tips to avoid costly mistakes from Paul Gantner, Partner of Amen, Gantner and Capriano, Your Estate Matters. Bethesda Corporate Office (First Floor Conference Room, 1630 Des Peres Road, St. Louis, MO 63131. Family and appointed trustees are encouraged to attend. Join us for a reception of hearty appetizers before the program. You will learn tips and resources on how to administer a trust, how to be a good trustee, planning for long-term care, how to use qualified charitable deductions to save on taxes, and best retirement assets to leave loved ones. RSVP by calling 314-800-1943 or emailing: foundation@bethesdahealth.org.

Julie Darnold, jldarnold-atkins@bethesdahealth.org, Bethesda Health Group, 314-800-1943, www.bethesdahealth.org

 

INTRODUCTION TO QUICKBOOKS

Urban League Small Business Empowerment Alliance

August 27 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Learn how QuickBooks can help you manage your business finances (money) and perform day-to-day bookkeeping tasks more effectively and efficiently. Discover the differences in products offered by QB (desktop, Online, Mac). Learn how to set up your chart of accounts and create lists to keep track of customers, vendors, and other information. Additional topics include working invoices and payments, tracking sales and expenses, and paying bills. (10 people Maximum).  This event is free to attend on August 27, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at Urban League Small Business Empowerment Alliance, 9420 West Florissant Avenue, Ferguson, MO 63136.  Please register at: https://missouri.ecenterdirect.com

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, MO SBDC, 314-405-8400,

https://extension2.missouri.edu

 

INTRODUCTION TO QUICKBOOKS

St. Louis City Public Library

September 4 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Learn how QuickBooks can help you manage your business finances (money) and perform day-to-day bookkeeping tasks more effectively and efficiently. Discover the differences in products offered by QB (desktop, Online, Mac). Learn how to set up your chart of accounts and create lists to keep track of customers, vendors, and other information. Additional topics include working invoices and payments, tracking sales and expenses, and paying bills. (10 people Maximum) This event is free to attend, to register, https://www.slpl.org for details contact 314-241-2288.  September 4, 2019, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at St. Louis City Public Library-1301 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103.

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, MO SBDC, 314-241-2288, https://www.slpl.org

 

CYBER ATTACKS

SBA/Urban League Small Business Empowerment Alliance

September 10 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Small Business, Big Threat: How Exposed is your Business to Cyber Attacks? September 10, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This class discusses the realities of cyber risk and the need for cyber security. You will uncover the cyber threats that exist, explore basic best practices and review scenarios and examples to help you protect you and your business. Register at: https://missouri.ecenterdirect.com or contact Lynette Oliver, 314-405-8400.  There is no cost for this event, held at SBA/Urban League Small Business Empowerment Alliance, 9420 W. Florissant Avenue, Ferguson, MO 63136.

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, MO SBDC, 314-405-8400, https://extension2.missouri.edu

 

SMALL BUSINESS, CYBER ATTACK BIG THREAT

St. Louis City Public Library

September 11 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

How Exposed is your Business to Cyber Attacks? September 11, 2019, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  This class discusses the realities of cyber risk and the need for cyber security. You will uncover the cyber threats that exist, explore basic best practices and review scenarios and examples to help you protect you and your business. Event held at St. Louis City Public Library, 1301 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103.  Registration https://www.slpl.org.  For details contact 314-241-2288.  This event is free to attend.

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, MO SBDC, 314-405-8400, www.extension2.missouri.edu 

 

MAKING YOUR MONEY WORK FOR YOU

St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, Wellston Center

September 11 -11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The Keys to Understanding Your Financial Statements event on September 11, 2019, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Manage Your Financials-Don't Let them Manage you is designed for business owners, managers, accountants, bankers and consultants who need to know how to turn financial statements into useful management tools. During this course, you will learn to identify key business information that is captured on the income statement and balance sheet. You will learn to calculate several ratios and understand what those ratios mean in terms of business productivity and success. You will leave this session with a greater understanding of how to read and interpret financial documents and how to use that information to drive business decisions. All SLEDP Incubator clients are free, all others $50.00 Register at: https://missouri.ecenterdirect.com  St. Louis Economic Development Partnership-Wellston Center, 6439 Plymouth Avenue, Wellston, MO 63133.

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, MO SBDC, 314-405-8400, https://extension2.missouri.edu

 

ONLINE MARKETING

St. Louis County Library

September 14 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

September 14,2019, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This offering will provide current and future business owners a framework for creating a comprehensive marketing strategy. Participants will learn what information is needed to successfully choose marketing tools for their brand and use them to create conversions or engagements. Register at www.slcl.org. For details contact 314-994-3300, St. Louis County Library, 1640 S. Lindbergh, Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63131

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, MO SBDC, 314-994-3300, https://www.slcl.org

 

SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

St. Louis Economic Development Partnership – Helix Center

September 18 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

SBIR/STTR: Business basics video presentation 9/18/2019, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Total Hours: 2:00 (h:mm) This video seminar describes the SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) and STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) programs, including definitions, eligibility, solicitations, proposal process, benefits, and assistance available from the SBTDC. All SLEDP Incubator clients attend free, all others $50.00 admission.  Please register at: https://missouri.ecenterdirect.com . Hosted at St. Louis Economic Development Partnership-Helix Center 1100 Corporate Square, Creve Coeur, MO 63123.  For details contact Lynette Oliver at 314-405-8400.

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, MO SBDC, 314-405-8400, https://extension2.missouri.edu

 

ONLINE MARKETING 101

St. Louis City Public Library

September 18 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Finding the Like Button: Online Marketing 101. September 18, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This event will provide current and future business owners a framework for creating a comprehensive online marketing strategy. Participants will learn what information is needed to successfully choose online marketing tools for their brand and use them to create conversions or engagements. Register at: https://www.slpl.org  For details contact 314-241-2288.  There is no cost for this event to be held at St. Louis City Public Library, 1301 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103.

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, St. Louis City Public Library, 314-241-2288,

https://www.slpl.org

 

BUSINESS FINANCIAL PRESENTATION

St. Louis City Public Library

September 25 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Small Business Financials: Show Me My Money. September 25, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This event will assist entrepreneurs with understanding and analyzing the major financial statements. Participants will learn how to calculate basic financial ratios and identify areas of financial opportunity within their businesses. Register at: https://www.slpl.org  For details contact 314-241-2288.  There is no cost for this event to be held at St. Louis City Public Library,1301 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103.

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, St. Louis City Public Library, 314-241-2288,

https://www.slpl.org

 

UNDERSTANDING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SBA/Urban League Small Business Empowerment Alliance

October 8 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Understanding Financial Statements: Where is Your money going? October 8, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Manage Your financials - Don't let Them Manage You is designed for business owners, managers, accountants, bankers and consultants who need to know how to turn financial statements into useful management tools. During this course, you will learn to identify key business information that is captured on the income statement and balance sheet. You will learn to calculate several ratios and understand what those ratios mean in terms of business productivity and success. You will leave this session with a greater understanding of how to read and interpret financial documents and how to use that information to drive business decisions. Register at: https://missouri.ecenterdirect.com. There is no cost for this event to be held at SBA/Urban League Small Business Empowerment Alliance 9420 W. Florissant Avenue, Ferguson, MO 63136.

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, MO SBDC, 314-405-8400, https://extension2.missouri.edu

 

DOING BUSINESS WITH THE GOVERNMENT

SBA/Urban League Small Business Empowerment Alliance

October 22 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Are you ready to make the Government your next customer?  October 22, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Have you ever wondered what it takes to do business with the federal government? Join the SBA, Procurement Technical Assistance Center(PTAC) and the Small Business Development Center and learn how government contracting works, how specialized federal certifications can boost your business and also get acquainted with the assistance available to you to help you as you navigate through this process. Register at https://missouri.ecenterdirect.com   This event is free to attend, at SBA/Urban League Small Business Empowerment Alliance, 9420 W. Florissant Avenue, Ferguson, MO 63136/For details contact-Lynette Oliver 314-405-8400.

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, MO SBDC, 314-405-8400, https://extension2.missouri.edu

 

STARTING AND MANAGING A SMALL BUSINESS

St. Louis County Library

November 2 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Starting and Managing a Small Business on November 2, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Are you thinking about starting and managing a small business in Missouri? Designed for individuals who are considering starting a business, have made the decision to start or who have been in business for less than two years, this program will discuss the basics of business ownership, planning for success, organizational forms of business, legal and regulatory environment, record keeping and information management, marketing, financing and resources. Program is offered in partnership with the Small Business and Technology Development Center. For more details on registration www.stlcc.edu or call 314-984-7777.  This is a free event at St. Louis County Library-1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63131.

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, St. Louis County Library, 314-994-3300,

https://www.slcl.org

 

BUSINESS PLAN WRITING WORKSHOP

St. Louis Community College

November 5 thru December 3 – 6:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Business Plan Writing Workshop November 5 thru December 3, 6:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. An intensive, four-session, individually customized course designed to provide new and aspiring entrepreneurs with the tools and resources to create a solid business plan. Experienced business facilitators/ coaches will guide group sessions and share practical experiences to enhance your business. participants learn with and from their peers, creating a powerful network that continues well after the program is complete. These sessions are enriched with guest speakers from various disciplines including the legal profession, marketing, human resources and financing. In addition, each participant will begin by taking the Growth Wheel assessment and receive customized tools based on this assessment to assist as you build your plan. Weekly homework assignments are given, and participation is required to be successful in the class. Continued counseling from a business counselor and certified life coach is available after the completion of the class. Please bring a laptop or electronic device to class for working on your business plan. For more details on registration https://www.stlcc.edu or call 314-984-7777.

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, St. Louis Community College, 314-984-7777,

https://www.stlcc.edu

 

SMALL BUSINESS/NON-PROFIT EXPO

St. Louis County Library

December 6 – 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Small Business/Non-profit Expo, December 6, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Total Hours: 4:00. The library's biggest business event of the year, packed with outstanding are agencies devoted to helping aspiring entrepreneurs, current business owners and nonprofits. You'll discover the help you need from our workshops and free legal assistance clinic, all while you build your network of fellow entrepreneurs. For registration details contact 314-994-3300 or https://www.slcl.org  At St. Louis County Library, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63131.

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, St. Louis County Library, 314-994-3300,

https://www.slcl.org

 

HEALTH COURSE

Chesterfield Hall

In this free course, learn about fluid intake, the importance of staying hydrated and ways to make nutritious beverage decisions. This interactive program also includes low-impact exercises and a healthy snack. Attendees will also receive a free health guide with recipes and tips for healthy living. This is an introductory class. Registration required at www.stloasis.org or call 314-862-4859 ex. 24

Chesterfield Hall, communications@chesterfield.mo.us, Chesterfield Parks, Recreation, and Arts, 636-812-9500, https://www.chesterfield.mo.us/oasis-programs.html


     ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ORCHESTRA MUSIC CONCERT SERIES

Chesterfield Amphitheater

July 18 – 6:30 p.m.

Free Orchestra Music Series. Come join and experience some of our Local Orchestras. At 6:30 p.m., the Gateway Festival Orchestra performs July 18.

Chesterfield Amphitheater, communications@chesterfield.mo.us, Chesterfield Parks, Recreation, and Arts, 636-812-9500, www.chesterfield.mo.us

 

THE ERIC PREWITT BAND

Hwy 61 Roadhouse

July 19 – 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy “Southern Roadhouse Hospitality” while listening to the Eric Prewitt Band play a variety of acoustic rock/pop from the 60s to current music with originals mixed in. Hwy 61 Roadhouse is a Memphis and New Orleans dining experience in Webster Groves. Laissez le bon temps roulez, “Let the good times roll”. The Eric Prewitt Band. info@hwy61roadhouse.com.

The Eric Prewitt Band, infor@hwy61roadhouse.com, 314-968-0061

 

SOUNDS OF SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

Chesterfield Amphitheater

July 20 thru August 25

Sounds of Summer Concert Series at Chesterfield Amphitheater begins at 6:00 p.m. This event is free. King of Pain on July 13, Billy the Kid on July 27, The Big Rigs on August 10, and Dogs of Society on August 25.

Chesterfield Amphitheater, communications@chesterfield.mo.us, Chesterfield Parks, Recreation, and Arts, 636-812-9500, www.chesterfieldamphitheater.com

 

GOLF TOURNAMENT

St. Louis Actors

July 22 – 11:00 a.m.

Gold Tournament, $150/golfer or $600/team, 11:00 a.m., lunch at noon, Shotgun Start with dinner to follow (included) 50/50, Skins, Mulligans, Raffle Prizes and more. Limited to 36 teams, first come first serve. No team confirmed until payment received. To register email william@stlas.org or mail checks to STLAS, 360 N. Boyle Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108.

St. Louis Actors’ Studio Golf Tournament, help@stlas.org, STLAS, 314-458-2978, http://stlas.org

 

ST. LOUIS BANJO CLUB

Elks Club

July 25 – 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Elks Club, July 25th, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., the 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 15 banjo players playing the songs you know. The Elks Club is located at 6330 Heege Road (at Mackenzie), St. Louis, MO 63123. For more information, call 314-842-3185 or visit our website: www.stlouisbanjoclub.org. Table seating and cash bar. Snacks available for purchase or bring your own. Hamburgers, Wings, Ravioli and Fries for purchase. The music is free.

Don Dempsey, stlouisbanjoclub@gmail.com, St. Louis Banjo Club, 314-842-3185, www.stlouisbanjoclub.org

 

STREET ART POP-UP PARTY

Delmar Loop Gallery

July 26 – 6:00 p.m.

The Craft Alliance galleries are being taken over by some of the countries coolest up-and-coming street artists for one night only. Play experimental and immersive video games by Terrifying Jellyfish, watch Eric Weatherford (ODDWALL) paint a custom mural on the Craft Alliance building, silkscreen your own t-shirt, and shop new collections by Daniel Burnett, Mr. Switch, Eye Gato, Mary Ruth Butterworth, Travis Lawrence, Sirus Fountain, and more! Craft Alliance Insider Members (and above) will receive complimentary collectable pins by artist Zach Lechtenberg. Visitors may register for membership at the event. Sponsored by Urban Chestnut Brewing Company.  Craft Alliance Center of Art and Design is a non-profit art center dedicated to empowering and enriching communities through craft. Located in the Delmar Loop and the Grand Center districts of St. Louis, Missouri, Craft Alliance offers exhibitions, education classes for all skill levels, free community programs, artist residencies and a gallery shop. Craft Alliance Center of Art and Design is funded in part by the Arts and Education Council; the Regional Arts Commission; the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency; and the generous support of its members. For more information, call 314-725-1177, www.facebook.com/craftalliance, Instagram: @craftalliance, Stefanie Kirkland, Director of Exhibitions & Artists-In-Residence Program, 314-725-1177, x323, stefanie.kirkland@craftalliance.org, www.craftalliance.org.

Stefanie Kirkland, stefanie.kirkland@craftalliance.org

 

UNION AVENUE OPERA 25TH ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL SEASON

Union Avenue Opera

July 26 and 27 – 8:00 p.m.

August 2 and 3 – 8:00 p.m.

Over 21 artists will make their Union Avenue Opera (UAO) debut this summer as the company celebrates its 25th Anniversary Season. The season continues through August 24 with performances of Puccini’s operatic blockbuster La bohème, a tribute to UAO’s tradition of presenting operas in original languages, and the St. Louis premiere of Tom Cipullo’s Glory Denied, the true saga of Vietnam veteran Colonel Jim Thompson, the longest-held American POW in US history. Giacomo Puccini’s: LA BOHÈME

Four Performances: July 26, 27, August 2, 3 at 8:00 p.m. Presented in Italian with English supertitles. Join the Bohemian Revolution in the heart of 19th-century Paris as a group of struggling artist strives to create beautiful art, find love, and ultimately live life to the fullest in this romantic operatic blockbuster. Rodolfo and his friends scrape by using their wit and charm to escape life’s harsher consequences until a chance encounter one winter night when Mimi asks Rodolfo to light her candle, changing everything and sending the pair into a deep, passionate whirlwind. At the same time, Marcello can’t resist the flirtatious charms of the feisty Musetta. Follow the triumphs and toils of this band of struggling young artists as they search for love, life, and laughter against impossible odds. For over 100 years, La bohème, Puccini’s most celebrated opera, has moved audiences to laughter and tears with its irresistible music and timeless tale. Single tickets are on sale for as low as $32 and subscription packages start at $80. Tickets may be purchased online at www.unionavenueopera.org, by phone at 314-361-2881, and in person at Union Avenue Opera, 733 N. Union Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63108. Student rush tickets are available at the door for $15 (cash only) with a valid student ID. There is ample free parking available.

Union Avenue Opera, 314-361-2881

 

BERRIES AND BAR-BE-QUE WINE TRAIL

Hermann Wine Train

July 27 and 28

Seven wineries on the Hermann Wine Trail have assembled the ingredients for a memorable Wine Country getaway at the Berries and Bar-be-que Wine Trail, July 27 and 28. “Vintners are celebrating the flavors of summer by pairing their wines with juicy berries and savory barbeque,” says Patty Held, president of the Hermann Wine Trail. The Hermann Wine Trail hugs the Missouri River for 20 scenic miles between Hermann and New Haven. Berries and Bar-be-que Wine Trail, always the last full weekend of July, is one of six annual events hosted by Hermann-area vintners. The $30 per person ticket price includes a souvenir wine glass. Participants also may enter a drawing for a $30 gift certificate from each winery and a one-night stay at a Hermann B&B. The ticket price does not include transportation to wineries or additional wine tasting. Wine Trail tickets may be purchased online at www.hermannwinetrail.com or from the Hermann Welcome Center, 800-932-8687. Advance purchase is required.

Patty Held, hermannwinetrail@gmail.com, Hermann Wine Trail, 800-932-8687, https://hermannwinetrail.com/

 

CIRCUS SHOWS

August 1 thru August 4

Circus Harmony Presents a revolving repertoire of circus shows presented by our students, coaches and special guests. Check website for descriptions of the variety of performances offered. Monday – Thursday, August 1 – 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 2 – 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., Saturday, August 3 – 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., and Sunday, August 4 – 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.  

Circus Harmony, circusday@circusharmony.org, 314-436-7676, https://circusharmony.org/

 

SEVENTH ANNUAL SILVER SCREEN SERIES – THE ART OF AGING

AMC Creve Coeur 12 Theater

August 12, 19, 26 – 1:00 p.m.

Maturity and Its Muse is pleased to present the seventh annual The Silver Screen Series. We announce our new dates for 2019. Our series of free films celebrating the art of aging will be screened on Monday, August 12, 19, and 26. All films will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the AMC Creve Coeur 12 Theatre. Come with friends to enjoy an afternoon in the cool comfort of the theatre. We invite you to stay for discussion led by notable after film. For additional information please contact Lynn@maturityanditsmuse.org.

Lynn Hamilton, lynn@maturityanditsmuse.org, Maturity and Its Muse, 314-420-1444, www.maturityanditsmuse.org

 

UNION AVENUE OPERA 25TH ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL SEASON

Union Avenue Opera

August 16, 17, 23, 24 – 8:00 p.m.

Tom Cipullo’s: GLORY DENIED, Four Performances: August 16, 17, 23, 24, at

8:00 p.m. Based on the novel “Glory Denied” by Tom Philpott. Presented in English with English supertitles. America’s longest-held prisoner of war dreams of coming home. But home is a place he will not recognize. Follow the gut-wrenching saga of Colonel Jim Thompson as he transitions from the jungles of Southeast Asia to the tree-lined streets of suburban America. Glory Denied speaks to the plight of so many of our veterans who nobly fought for their country but face huge challenges when it comes to re-assimilating into society—and their longed-for normal lives—after service. This true story explores the unimaginable bravery asked of soldiers and the nature of hope itself. It is a story of a nation divided and a country that changed significantly in the decade of his imprisonment. Tom Cipullo’s Glory Denied made waves in opera circles when it premiered a decade ago and continues to do so today. The Glory Denied cast of four includes David Walton (Albert, Albert Herring) as Younger Thompson, Peter Kendall Clark in his UAO debut as Older Thompson, Karina Brazas (Yum-Yum, The Mikado) as Younger Alyce, and Gina Galati (Donna Elvira, Don Giovanni) as Older Alyce.Schoonover conducts as St. Louis native Dean Anthony makes his UAO directorial debut. Single tickets are on sale for as low as $32 and subscription packages start at $80. Tickets may be purchased online at www.unionavenueopera.org, by phone at 314-361-2881, and in person at Union Avenue Opera, 733 N. Union Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63108. Student rush tickets are available at the door for $15 (cash only) with a valid student ID. There is ample free parking available.

 

CELEBRITY WAITERS NIGHT BENEFIT

California Pizza Kitchen, West County Center

August 22 – 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

For over 30 years, more than 100 St. Louis area celebrities from across our area, come together for one night to support the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery. This year’s Celebrity Waiters Night will be Thursday, August 22, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at West County Center. This is a family-friendly event—in addition to the Celebrities, there will be music, a balloon artist, Elvis Presley, silent auction, raffle, free samples, and much more. Your children can dress up as their favorite Celebrity, Super Hero, Princess or Cartoon Character to join the fun. Make reservations at j. gilberts or Bravo!, come for happy hour or bring the kids and have dinner at California Pizza Kitchen. All “Tip” donations will help the Crisis Nursery prevent child abuse in our region. Jane Beckman,

jane@crisisnurserykids.org, Saint Louis Crisis Nursery, 314-292-5770.

Jane Beckman, jane@crisisnurserykids.org, Saint Louis Crisis Nursery, 314-292-5770

 

FIDENCIO FIFIELD-PEREZ: LITTLE CUTTINGS EXHIBITION

Delmar Loop Gallery

August 30 thru October 27

Contact Stefanie Kirkland, Director of Exhibitions & Artists-In-Residence Program (314-725-1177, x323), stefanie.kirkland@craftalliance.org, www.craftalliance.org. Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design announces exhibition, Fidencio Fifield-Perez: Little Cuttings, August 30 thru October 27.  Opening reception: Friday, August 30, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Delmar Loop Gallery, Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design, 6640 Delmar Blvd. St. Louis, MO, 63130. Fidencio Fifield-Perez faces scrutiny and political debate every day in the United States. Born in Oaxaca, Mexico, his family migrated to North Carolina for a better life and more opportunities. Fifield-Perez was raised in North Carolina and attended Memphis College of Art for a BFA. Upon graduating, he applied for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), which allowed him to attend The University of Iowa for an MA and a MFA. His work explores his personal experiences with immigration and the ever-evolving concept of “home.” Weaving together traditional craft techniques and family traditions, Fifield-Perez relates his own visual language.  DACA recipients must prove that they’re a resident, and a part of that is providing proof of a mailing address in the United States. For his series Dacaments, Fifield-Perez used the mailing envelopes he received at that address over a 2-year span as canvases for his paintings of his personal houseplants. As totemic objects they map correspondence and relationships with loved ones, lawyers and the government.  Another of his works, Barn Quilt, (10.5’x10.5’) is cut out from used maps. Taking the form of a large paper quilt, the work traces Fifield-Perez’s travels throughout the American Midwest, and documents his fascination with the prototypical American barn. However, the quilt is damaged—he has cut a wire fence pattern into the maps, letting light cascade through it, and thus inversely creating a shadow to fall along the floor and wall, reminiscent of border fencing. Fidencio’s newest work is a series of trace monotypes of his beloved house plants that he carries with him from residence to residence, as well as a large collage/painting of his father’s garden.

Stefanie Kirkland, Director of Exhibitions & Artists-In-Residence Program, 314-725-1177, x323, www.craftalliance.org

 

GOLF TOURNAMENT

Glen Echo Country Club

September 23

Please join Mother of Good Counsel Home on Monday, September 23 for our annual golf tournament at Glen Echo Country Club. Sponsorships are available and we welcome golfers. Please contact Marsha Heine at 314-383-4765 or mheine@mogch.org  for more information.

Marsha Heine, mheine@mogch.org,  Mother of Good Counsel Home, 314-383-4765, www.mogch.org  

 

UNION AVENUE OPERA 25TH ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL SEASON

Union Avenue Opera

October 10

Union Avenue Opera announces 25th Anniversary Gala, October 10. St. Louis, MO,

The 25th Anniversary Season will culminate with a Gala on Thursday, October 10 at the Barnett on Washington. Guests will enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by a masterfully crafted gourmet meal with a special musical performance by three notable UAO alum: Kenneth Overton (Stephen Kumalo, Lost in the Stars), Elise Quagliata (Sister James, Doubt), and Marsha Thompson (Abigaille, Nabucco). The evening will be hosted by Kathy Lawton Brown of Classic 107.3, The Voice for the Arts in St. Louis.

Join us as we celebrate Union Avenue Opera’s 25th Anniversary in the festive ambiance of The Barnett on Washington. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by a masterfully crafted gourmet meal with a musical performance by Kenneth Overton (Stephen Kumalo, Lost in the Stars), Elise Quagliata (Sister James, Doubt), Marsha Thompson (Abigaille, Nabucco) and hosted by Kathy Lawton Brown, Classic 107. 3. Tickets are on sale now. Call 314-361-2881 or visit unionavenueopera.org for more information.  Union Avenue Opera was founded in 1994 to bring affordable, professional, original-language opera to St. Louis, a mission the company continues to pursue to this day. UAO is committed to hiring the most talented artists, directors, designers and technicians both locally and from across the United States. UAO provides promising young singers the first steppingstone of their professional career. UAO is a publicly supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered in Missouri. In 2018 UAO became an OPERA American Professional Company Member. OPERA America is the national membership organization for artists, administrators and audiences, dedicated to support the creation, presentation and enjoyment of opera.

 

COMEDY DUEL

ComedySportz

Two outrageously funny teams duel it out for points and your laughs. You choose the winners… the teams provide the funny. This show is suitable for everybody. We are having shows every Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. and on the third Friday of every month. It's 100 percent clean comedy and always a blast!!! Tickets are available at the door or online at https://www.cszstlouis.com/tickets.

Mike Mcguire, cszstlouis@gmail.com, ComedySportz St. Louis, 314-707-4780, www.cszstlouis.com

HAPPY HOUR WITH LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Fairwinds River’s Edge

Fridays – 3:00 p.m.

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

Stacy Welker, swelker@leisurecare.com, Fairwinds River's Edge, 636-754-2311, www.FairwindsRiversEdge.com

 


     ANNOUNCEMENTS

WOMEN’S CHRISTIAN INTUITIVE ART GATHERING

Fenton, MO

July 26 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Women's Christian Intuitive Art gathering will be in my home in Fenton Missouri. We will discuss a faith topic and then tune in and listen to our intuition to create a piece of sacred art. I provide all the art materials, but you may want to bring a journal or notebook. The cost is $20 for the two hours and you will pay at the time you arrive by check or cash. Please call or text me if you will be attending, as the limit is seven ladies. No artistic ability or creativity is needed, as we will just use the art supplies that we are drawn to. My number is 314-578-1385. Hope you will join us.  

Jan Gray, grayjank@swbell.net, 314-578-1385

 

PRESS CLUB FRIDAY FORUM

Missouri Athletic Club

July 26 – 5:30 p.m.

You are invited to the 5:30 p.m., July 26, Press Club Friday Forum with Sylvester Brown, Jr., author, community activist and former St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter who will speak about "When Journalists Listen: The Story of a Word Warrior." It will be in the Rendezvous Room of the Missouri Athletic Club-downtown, 407 Washington. Prior to Brown's position with the Post, he published Take Five Magazine, an investigative regional publication, for 15 years. The publication received more than 30 awards for its investigative series, general reporting and Sylvester’s political and social commentaries. Brown also founded the Sweet Potato Project, a St. Louis-based entrepreneurial and agricultural program for urban youth. This project inspired his recently released book, “When We Listen: Recognizing the Potential of Urban Youth.” Enjoy wine, soda and appetizers, $13. MAC garage parking tickets will be validated at event. Please rsvp, info@stlpressclub.org. You may pay with credit card here or by mailing check to St. Louis Press Club, PO Box 410522, St. Louis, MO 63141.

St Louis Press Club, infor@stlpressclub.org

 

BIRDS OF PREY WATCH / WALK

Chesterfield Amphitheater

August 10 – 11:00 a.m.

On Saturday, August 10, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Chesterfield Amphitheater, join us to see Birds of Prey.  This is free event. This program will give you the opportunity to see multiple species of birds of prey and the experience of them flying just inches over your head. 

Chesterfield Amphitheater, communications@chesterfield.mo.us, Chesterfield Parks, Recreation, and Arts, 636-812-9500, https://www.chesterfield.mo.us/raptor-awarneness.html

 

MEDIA PERSONS OF THE YEAR GALA

Edward Jones Headquarter Building

November 21

The St. Louis Press Club's Media Persons of the Year Gala will be held the evening of November 21, so please save the date. We will be honoring media professionals for their exceptional contributions to journalism. Our local awardees will be:

Print:  Sarah Bryan Miller, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Music Critic and Robert Cohn, Jewish Light Editor Emieritus, Television:  Dave Murray, KTVI retired chief meterologist  and Spencer Koch KTVI and KPLR retired general manager and president, Radio:  Carol Daniel, KMOX news anchor and reporter, and Ron Elz, KMOX program host, Public Relations:  Dan Farrell, St. Louis Cardinals Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, and our national Lifetime Achievement awardee will be CBS reporter and correspondent, Barry Petersen.  We will be at the Edward Jones Headquarters on Manchester in West County for the reception and dinner in its beautiful atrium, followed by the evening's award program in the theater. You can make your credit card reservations now, if you like: info@stlpressclub.org

St. Louis Press Club, infor@stlpressclub.org

 

AGING ANSWERS RADIO SHOW

KWRH-LP 92.9 FM

Mondays at 1:00 p.m. and Fridays 1:30 p.m.

“The Aging Answers Show” Addresses 65+ questions.  Topics include the Medicare Maze, Importance of POAs, Choosing Your Next Move, New Devices to Keep You in Your Home and much more. The 30-minute show airs Mondays at 1:00 p.m. and repeats on Fridays at 1:30 p.m. There is also a link to hear all shows on www.maryculverhome.org/about-us. For topic suggestions contact Gina March at 314-966-6034. Founded in 1866, the Mary Culver Home provides highly personalized nursing care for women with vision impairments. It is located at 221 West Washington Avenue, Kirkwood, MO 63122. For more information, contact 314-966-6034 or visit www.maryculverhome.org.

Gina March, gina@maryculverhome.org, The Mary Culver Home for Visually Impaired Women, 314-966-6034, www.MaryCulverHome.org

 

FREE LOANS FOR HOME HEALTH EQUIPMENT

St. Louis HELP Website

Wednesday and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

St. Louis HELP has New Website For free loans of home health equipment – from manual and electric wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, crutches, canes, hospital beds, lift chairs and more – visit the new website of The St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program (St. Louis HELP) at https://www.stlhelp.org  The new website explains how the nonprofit organization provides free loans of home health devices to anyone recovering from accidents, illness and surgery, including children, senior citizens and people who are disabled. The not-for-profit organization founded in 2008 serves more than 6,000 people a year in metro St. Louis with free loans of home medical equipment. Our free lending warehouse is open Wednesday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the St. Louis suburb of Olivette. To learn more about St. Louis Help see http://www.stlhelp.org or call 314-567-4700 to discuss any needs for home medical. 

Jeff Dunlap, jmdpr2@gmail.com, St. Louis HELP Warehouse, 314-567-4700, www.stlhelp.org/equipmentloans

 

OPPORTUNITIES

Ever Love Day Club

The Ever Love Day Club relocated from its previous address at 524 S. Elm in Webster Groves, to only 1.3 miles away, to a new stand-alone facility that has excellent green space and parking in a park-like setting. Ever Love Day Club's new address is 8969 Watson Rd, Webster Groves, MO 63119; 314-968-2222 Come visit us for a free one day stay in this beautiful adult day care center.

Steve Benz, s.benz@sbcglobal.net, EverLove DayClub, 636-579-8626, facebook.com/pg/EverLoveDayClub

 

DEMENTIA COMMUNITY AWARENESS

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 www.dementiafriendsusa.org.

Stephanie Patrick, spatrick@agingahead.org, Aging Ahead, 636-207-0847, https://www.agingahead.org/who-we-are/careers/

 

DRIVING WITH DIGNITY PROGRAM

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, erin@seniorcareauthority.com, 314-451-2255.

Erin Dwyer, Senior Care Authority, 314-451-2255, www.seniorcare-stlouis.com 

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZERS

On The Move STL

Announcing On The Move STL, a company with professional organizers who unpack and organize you after a move. Contact www.onthemovestl.com or onthemovestlouis@gmail.com,  314-578-2914.

Lisa Gilliam, lisa@sixhourorganizer.com, Six Hour Organizer, 314-578-2914, www.sixhourorganizer.com

 

RENOVATION IN PROGRESS

Carmelite Child Development Center, Kirkwood

After 34 years of service to the Kirkwood and surrounding communities, the Carmelite Child Development Center is undergoing a major renovation. The school is owned and operated by the Carmelite Sisters DCJ with students aging in range from 2-5. The Carmelite Sisters strive to provide children with a home away from home where they receive a mother’s love. After reviewing the needs of the children, the Sisters decided to renovate the school this summer including security, plumbing, electrical, and front office space. “We are so excited to welcome all of our families back to our school and to enjoy the new and improved learning environment,” says Dir. Kristen Wollaeger. She pointed out that Carmelite strives to be a place of learning, fun and balance for all areas of early childhood development, which, she says, is achieved through flexibility and choice within a well-structured environment, indoor & outdoor play, teacher-directed and self-directed activities. The renovations will assist in this important mission. Anyone interested in learning more can visit the school’s website http://www.carmelitedaycare.org or visit the school on Facebook.

Michael Kress, mkress@stagneshome.com, Carmelite Child Development Center, 314-698-5125, https://www.carmelitedaycare.org

 

OFFICE SPACES FOR RENT

Synergy Home Care

Office Spaces for rent, close to 270 and Dougherty Ferry, 2705 Dougherty Ferry. Two offices, 9'x13, one with a window, the other without, $450 and $350, respectively. Flexible lease terms, all utilities included, use of conference room, and designated storage area. Handicapped accessible, elevator, 24-hour access and directory. If interested, please call Matt at 314-835-1100 or email him at mkraus@synergystlc.com.  

Mike McMonigle, mmcmonigle@synergystlc.com, Synergy Home Care, 314-359-5513

 

VETERAN HOME CARE PROVIDER

Care Solutions In-Home Service, LLC

Care Solutions In-Home Services LLC is now contracted to provide home care to Veterans in St. Louis and the surrounding counties through the Veterans Choice Program Provider Agreement. We also service Veterans or their surviving spouse through the Aid and Attendance Benefit Program. If you are a Veteran in need of quality home care services, contact our office at 314-289-9990. Let us be your Care Solution.

Kasan Moorehead, kmoorehead@caresolutionsihs.com, Care Solutions In-Home Services LLC, 314-289-9990, www.CareSolutionsIHS.com

 

BILINGUAL LEGAL REPRESENTATION AND DIRECT SOCIAL SERVICES

Bilingual International

Bilingual International Assistant Services offers legal representation and direct social services for frail seniors who wish to become naturalized citizens. Trained volunteers also provide 1:1, in-home tutoring for the history, civics and personal interview needed to pass the US Citizenship exam. Qualifications for assistance include: 60 years or older and a documented resident of Missouri for at least 5 years. For more information, please contact Bilingual International at: 314-645-7800, ext. 200.

Ellen Sherman, ellen.sherman@bilingualstl.org, Bilingual International Assistant Services, 314-645-7800, www.bilingualstl.org   


     HONORS & RECOGNITION

SPECIALTY ARTICLE WRITER HONOR

National Federation of Press Women

Handelman Honored by National Federation of Press Women Ladue News contributor Alice Handelman has been honored by National Federation of Press Women for a specialty article on physical health printed in 2018 in The Ladue News. Handelman was awarded second place nationally for her feature on Earnest Hart Jr., a four-time world class martial arts champion. The oldest of six kids, Hart grew up in St. Louis housing projects with “rats and guns in our apartment.” As a child he says he never dreamed he had a chance at success. An innate storyteller and award-winning photographer and writer, Handelman was a feature writer for the St. Louis Blues GOAL magazine for 10 years and was community relations director at Jewish Center for Aged for 18 years. Handelman provides Ladue News reader with a glimpse into lives that enrich St. Louis. Handelman is past president of the St. Louis Press Club, Women of Achievement and the Mid-east Area Agency on Aging Foundation (now Aging Ahead).

Alice Handelman, alicehandelman@gmail.com, 314-567-1212



     SUPPORT & COUNSELING

CAREGIVER CLASSES

Missouri Baptist Medical Center

August 13 thru December 10

BJC Home Care Services provides a caregiver class on a variety of topics that are meant to provide useful information and support for caregivers, patients and families. Dates: Second Tuesday of the month, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Auditorium 1 on August 13, September 10, October 8, November 12, and December 10.

Heather Bell, heather.bell@bjc.org, BJC Home Care, 314-575-9305

 


     IN SEARCH OF...

TUTOR VOLUNTEERS

Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring

Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring Help a child learn to love reading in the 2019-2020 school year! Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring is a volunteer program that pairs older adults with children in kindergarten through 3rd grade to work one-on-one each week as their tutors, mentors and friends. After tutors attend training session, they choose a participating school district in the St. Louis metropolitan area and work with the same child throughout the school year. To volunteer please call 314-995-9506 or complete an online form at https://www.oasisnet.org/St-Louis-MO/Tutoring

Mary Click, mclick@oasisnet.org, The Oasis Institute, 314-995-9506, https://www.oasisnet.org/St-Louis-MO/Tutoring

 

DRIVER VOLUNTEERS

Independent Transportation Network

ITN, Gateway is a rapidly growing expansion of the Independent Transportation Network (ITN), a non-profit organization providing affordable, safe and dignified transportation services to senior citizens (60+) and individuals with vision impairments (21+) in St. Louis and St. Charles Counties. We are looking for volunteers to join our team of dedicated drivers, who provide rides 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for any reason. If you have just a couple hours (or more) per month to share and have a driving desire to help, please contact Debbie Brazill at 636-329-0888 or email us at info@itngateway.org.

Pat McNeil, patrice.mcneil@itngateway.org, ITNGateway, 636-329-0888,

www.itngateway.org

 

PHONE CALL VOLUNTEERS

Worknet, Inc.

Help improve Lives.  Seeking volunteers to help us call persons with disabilities who have been determined by Social Security as "eligible to try regular employment. " Call Mr. Brown at 314-621-6300.

Larry Brown, larry1brown2@gmail.com, WORKNET, INC., 314-621-6300

 

VOLUNTEER TUTOR NEEDED

Bilingual International Assistant Services, St Louis

Help older adults pass the US citizenship exam. Training and study materials provided. Commitment of approximately 60 minutes each week; flexible hours and days. 1:1 tutoring in the senior's home. St. Louis City and County locations. Need not speak foreign language but background in education, ESL, elder services desirable. Please contact Ellen Sherman: 314-645-7800; ellen.sherman@bilingualstl.org.

Ellen Sherman, ellen.sherman@bilingualstl.org, Bilingual International Assistant Services, 314-645-7800, www.bilingualstl.org

 

RESALE SHOP VOLUNTEERS

Lutheran Senior Services Crestwood Shop

Charitable Resale Shop Needs Your Help. Be part of the behind the scenes volunteer team that will accept and price donations for Hidden Gems Resale store in Crestwood, MO. Volunteers are needed help receive and sort merchandise destined for the store and to provide customer service and serve as cashiers. This opportunity is suitable for individuals over 18. All proceeds from the store will help residents, clients and patients who need financial assistance toward their care or services received from Lutheran Senior Services.

Diane Sinclair, Diane.Sinclair@LSSLiving.org, Lutheran Senior Services, 314-373-4071,

www.LSSLiving.org

 

SENIOR MEDICATION SAFETY PROGRAM ATTENDEES

Missouri Poison Center

The Missouri Poison Center would like your help in finding audiences for a new program targeted at seniors ages 65 years and older who are independent in taking their medications. We are looking to speak to groups up to about 15 adults in a conversational/interactive program to teach about avoiding medication mishaps. We will address such topics as: being an active assertive participant in your own health care, keeping an up-to-date medication list, and safe storage and administration of medications. This program will take approximately 60 minutes. If we can provide this program to your senior group or you have interest in medication safety please contact Amanda Ruback, at the Missouri Poison Center. Amanda Ruback, amanda.ruback@ssmhealth.com, Missouri Poison Center, 314-612-5719, www.missouripoisoncenter.org.

Amanda Ruback, amanda.ruback@ssmhealth.com, Missouri Poison Center,

314-612-5719, https://missouripoisoncenter.org/

 

GROUP LEADER VOLUNTEERS

Eastern Missouri Regional Arthritis Center

The Eastern Missouri Regional Arthritis Center is looking for volunteers to help lead a new physical activity initiative called the Walk With Ease (WWE) program. The purpose of the program is to help increase physical activity and overall physical and mental health for adults with chronic health conditions, such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, depression, and emphysema/COPD. Volunteer leaders will also experience these benefits. Leaders will be trained on how to lead this program for groups of adult participants. Each group meets 3 times each week for 6 weeks.  Interested in getting some exercise while helping others? Visit www.moarthritis.org for more information on Walk With Ease, and contact Dr. Duana Russell-Thomas at duanacrussell@wustl.edu if you are interested in volunteering as a group leader.

Duana Russell-Thomas, duanacrussell@wustl.edu, Eastern Missouri Regional Arthritis Center, 314-286-1625, https://www.moarthritis.org

 

SENIOR RESIDENT ASSISTANT VOLUNTEERS

Lutheran Senior Services

Some of our senior residents need a little assistance getting from here to there within their Lutheran Senior Service community. Assisting with pushing a wheelchair or lending a steady arm can mean so much to someone and allow them to join in on daily activities. Consider volunteering as a transporter. (No driving required).

Gina Timme, gina.timme@lssliving.org, Lutheran Senior Services, 314-373-4094,

https://www.lssliving.org/volunteer/opportunities/

 

DEPENDABLE DRIVERS

Aging Ahead

Aging Ahead is looking for dependable drivers to deliver Meals on Wheels to home-bound seniors in St. Louis, St. Charles, Franklin and Jefferson County. We serve over 2700 meals a day to seniors who depend on our services. This volunteer position commit is as little as one day a month or once a week. You will be delivering a noontime meal to a specific route of your choice in one of our four counties. Time and days are flexible. Contact info@agingahead.org to get more information.

Stephanie Patrick, spatrick@agingahead.org, Aging Ahead, 636-207-0847,

www.agingahead.org

 

HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS

Preferred Hospice

Are you looking for an opportunity to touch the lives of others? We are looking for people interested in community service to promote quality of life in our hospice patients. Touch a heart, listen to cherished memories, provide comfort, compassion or a needed hug. For more information about our program and where there is a need please contact Terri Bapst or Tracy Kennison at 636-527-9330 or tbapst.stl@preferredhospice.com or tsweazey.stl@preferredhospice.com.  "The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention", Oscar Wilde. 

Tracy Kennison, tsweazey.stl@preferredhospice.com, Preferred Hospice,

636-527-9330

 

SEEKING OLDER VOLUNTEERS

Washington University School of Medicine

Ages 60-85, do you have high blood pressure and memory concerns? Washington University’s Division of Geriatrics is seeking research participants for a dementia prevention study aimed at people with high blood pressure. You may qualify if you are 60 to 85 years old, have high blood pressure, and do not exercise vigorously. This

2-year study includes strategies such as aerobic exercise, medication management of blood pressure, or a combination. Call Adriana 314-273-1355

Adriana Martin, azmartin@wustl.edu, Washington University School of Medicine,

314-273-1355, www.rradtrial.org

 

AFFORDABLE COLLEGE ROOM AND BOARD

Connect Room & Board

We are Connect Room & Board, created by two moms wanting to make college more affordable. Connect R&B is a network of hosts and students who, once they pass a background check, register on our site to communicate details such as house rules prior to forming a match. Once the match is made the student pays $1,500 for one semester of housing. We are currently looking for hosts and have found that seniors benefit greatly from this program as guests can exchange help around the house, rides to appointments and companionship for reduced rental of a spare room. Our goal is to aid as many students as possible achieve the dream of a higher education.

Jill McCoy, connectrnb@gmail.com, Connect Room & Board, 636-346-8208,

www.connectrnb.com 

 

SENIOR WOMEN WITH RECENT HIP FRACTURE

Washington University School of Medicine

A research study is underway to see if exercise and testosterone gel for six months improves physical function after a hip fracture. You may qualify if you are a female age 65 or older and have had surgical repair of a hip fracture in the last 14 weeks. All transportation is provided. Contact 314-273-0337 or banachm@wustl.edu for more information.

Mary Banach, banachm@wustl.edu, Washington University, Div. of Geriatrics,

314-273-0337, www.stephistudy.wustl.edu 

 

HOME FOOT CARE CLIENTS

Anodyne Podiatry

Anodyne Podiatry is prepared to provide specialized foot care in your home.  Our clinicians are health professionals, providing preventative care to improve comfort and mobility.  A medically trained clinician provides care assistance, nail care, assessments in areas of concern, and with your physician develops an individualized treatment plan.  Anodyne Podiatry home foot care provides in-home nail care, preventative care, and follow-up care of the feet.

Megan Hollandsworth, megan.hollandsworth11@gmail.com, Anodyne Podiatry,

314-412-7518

 

RED CROSS VOLUNTEERS

American Red Cross

Join us and learn how easy and little time it takes to have such an enormous impact on your local community. Learn the impact the American Red Cross volunteers have on the local community and how you can help: save lives by installing smoke detectors, provide support at local blood drives, and more.  Learn about the menu of volunteer opportunities and ways you can give back to your community Speak directly to the volunteers and staff from each line of service, ask questions, and learn why they are so passionate about what they do. Come experience the mission and find out if the American Red Cross is the right fit for you to volunteer.

Kristin Pendleton, kristin.pendleton@redcross.org, American Red Cross, 314-281-7968,

https://www.facebook.com/events/1002144549994249/

 

VETERAN VOLUNTEERS

Hope Hospice

Hope Hospice is looking for veterans willing and able to volunteer their time to salute our Veteran hospice clients around the St. Louis area. Volunteers can participate in honor ceremonies, and/or provide ongoing companionship. Contact Mary Sanders, Volunteer Coordinator for more information at 314-399-5621

Mary Sanders, bereavement@hopehospicstl.com, Hope Hospice, 314-399-5621, www.hopehospicestl.com 

 

ANYONE NEEDING HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program

Non-profit St. Louis HELP loans reconditioned wheelchairs, hospital beds, walkers, crutches, scooters, shower chairs, tub benches, grab bars, pediatric equipment and other medical equipment to anyone absolutely free. Call St. Louis HELP at

314-567-4700, or see the website http://www.stlhelp.org. The Overland Farmers Market is at 2512 Woodson Road. See website http://overlandfarmersmarket.com.

Jeff Dunlap, jmdpr2@gmail.com, St. Louis HELP Warehouse, 314-409-5203,

http://www.stlhelp.org

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