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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Employment

CONSTRUCTION MANAGER

Rebuilding Together – St. Louis

Full-Time, non-exempt (up to 40 hours per week)

Rebuilding Together provides free home repairs to low-income homeowners who are seniors or individuals with disabilities that increase their safety, comfort, and independence. Construction Manager works in a staff/volunteer team driven environment to assess homes and work with low-income homeowners to rehab and renovate homes, with the help of volunteers and paid contractors. The Construction Manger works with a variety of populations including older adults and individuals with disabilities, volunteers, sponsors, donors, and contractors.

Position Duties: · Complete home evaluations by scheduling visits, creating a Scope of Work and taking photos of work needed. · Develop bid requests, send out bid requests, work with the Programming Department on selection of contractor and oversee the project to completion.  Working with awarded contractors in ensuring proper permits are pulled along with any required architectural drawings as needed per project.  Working with union leaders to facilitate home repairs performed by participating unions. Proper and timely entry of project information into Salesforce. Inspect work while in progress and when completed by contractors and volunteers and complete necessary paperwork, Assist in Rebuilding Day preparations as assigned by Program Director this includes scheduling House Captain responsibilities which include organizing trainings, Responsible for maintaining an organized tool and supply inventory according to policy

Responsible for maintenance scheduling on company vehicles including annual registrations along with general upkeep. Performing minor home repairs as needed. Managing contractor and skilled volunteer pool to ensure we have qualified resources to perform home repairs and complete grant requirements in a timely manner. Manage community projects as assigned. Ensure construction site safety.

Job Requirements and Skills: Extensive work experience and expertise providing home repairs and remodeling, construction, and project management. Ability to work with diverse homeowners in their homes, creating friendly, helpful atmosphere. Ability to move materials weighing 30-50 pounds independently or with assistance. Good organizational skills a must. Good communications skills, both oral and written. Own transportation, valid Missouri Driver’s license, and proof of insurance. Position requires significant local travel. Ability to work in a team setting is crucial. Experience with data entry and Microsoft Suites a plus. To apply send resume (include job title in subject of email) to: Rebuilding Together, Attention: Leslie Zotz, 357 Marshall Avenue, Suite 2, St. Louis, Missouri 63119 or [email protected]

Jessica Klosterman, 314-918-9918 Ext 110, Rebuilding Together - St. Louis

 

Health & Wellness

PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION GROUPS, ONLINE

University of Missouri – St. Louis

Tuesdays – 8:30 a.m.

The Community Psychological Service at the University of Missouri-St. Louis offers online weekly psychosocial rehabilitation groups for adults recovering from COVID-19. New members can join each week, along with a family member to help support their rehabilitation if the individual wants that. This evidence-based rehab approach uses best practices for survivors of serious COVID19, including focus on a range of health behaviors and reducing symptoms of “brain fog” (e.g., energy conservation and fatigue management, cognitive/brain health rehabilitation, sleep hygiene, managing anxiety and depression, reducing social isolation).

Ann Steffen, Ph.D, [email protected], University of Missouri-St. Louis,

314-516-5771, https://www.umsl.edu/services/cps/index.html  

 

HARMONY IN RELATIONSHIPS

St. Louis

July 17 – 4:00 until 5:30 p.m.

In-person Workshop -"Harmony in Relationships' Relationships aren’t static, they are dynamic and they can’t thrive on their own. They require a constant investment of time and energy of yours. Join us to explore ways to nurture and strengthen your most important relationships. Speaker: Sr. Priya, Meditation Center Coordinator of Brahma Kumaris, St. Louis is a Raja Yoga practitioner and teacher since 2002. She is also the author of 100 Inspirational Thoughts, The Incredible Power Within, Harmony in Relationships and Practical Life Hacks books. Registration Link: https://tiny.cc/harmonyst

Priya Mahendarkar, [email protected], Brahma Kumaris, St. Louis,

636-362-4862

IN-HOME CARE OPTIONS

City of Chesterfield

August 3 – 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

In-Home Care Options - What You Should Know on August 3 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at City of Chesterfield - City Hall 690 Chesterfield Parkway W., Chesterfield. If staying at home is the goal, you’ll leave this seminar well informed about the types of home-based care available, who pays for it, and how to best coordinate the process. Free to public. Register https://seniorlearninginstitute.com/event/in-home-care-options-what-you-should-know-8-3-21

Julie Struble, [email protected], Senior Learning Institute, 317-979-9178

www.seniorlearninginstitute.com 

 

WELLNESS IS EASIER THAN YOU THINK

City of Chesterfield

August 24 – 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Wellness Is Easier Than You Think on August 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at City of Ellisville - Rec Plex 225 Kiefer Creek Rd, Ellisville. Health professionals and coaches sort through the hype and share what you can do now to feel better. You’ll leave with a plan for happier and healthier living. Free to public. Register https://seniorlearninginstitute.com/event/wellness-is-easier-than-you-think-8-24-21

Julie Struble, [email protected], Senior Learning Institute, 317-979-9178

www.seniorlearninginstitute.com 

 

ALEXA CUSTOMIZABLE DEVICE

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 veterans 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: https://www.veteranshomecare.com/companion   or 888-314-6075

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

314-520-0668, www.veteranshomecare.com

 

 

 

 

BLOOD DONORS NEEDED

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. https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?order=DATE&range=10&zipSponsor=kcarc

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

 

PSYCHOTHERAPY

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

 

MEDICARE PLAN TELEDOC OPTION

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,

www.HeartlandInsurance.net

 

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 widow since 1969, of a World War II veteran, 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,

www.neverforgetthevet.us 

 

 

 

HOUSEFIT ONLINE EXERCISE

HouseFit

Stay Active at Home with HouseFit. We just launched our online exercise classes today and, so far, they are a hit. "Since our gym is closed, I thought I should be doing more than walking around the neighborhood. Thank you so much for this great service. My husband joined in, so it was a good way for us to spend the hour. I'm registered all week for 10:00 a.m. Definitely something to look forward to!" ~Mary Our goal during this time is to keep our community healthy and active while complying with the "Stay at Home" order issued. We are offering online classes daily Monday to Friday to keep you strong and independent. We just added additional options including Balance, Chair and Floor. You can find out more about the classes by checking out our current class schedule at https://housefit.punchpass.com/calendar  Your first two weeks are free. For more information or for help getting started with the registration process, please call the office at 314-939-1377. We are ready to help with any of the tech questions or problems that come up as you try to get started. We will have shortened office hours the next few weeks from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., but please leave a message and we will get back with you as soon as possible.

Beth Templin, [email protected], HouseFit, 314-939-1377, www.housefitstl.com

 

CROSSROADS HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS

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’ll 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,

https://www.crossroadshospice.com/

 

HOSPICE TALK

Hospice Talk is an organization dedicated to promoting the absolute best in all things related to end-of-life care in the health care community. At its core, it is a resource for maintaining the utmost quality, accuracy, and integrity of hospice organizations throughout the United States. The most up-to-date online presence of Hospice resources, Hospice Talk is an open source of information for both the community and the hospice workforce. This organization aims to illuminate the already-growing presence and viability of hospice care to those who may not yet have a grasp of the palliative nature it encompasses and to those whom are well-versed in hospice, Hospice Talk provides in-depth resources to stay informed, including hospice news, statistics, organization ratings, HIPAA compliance, and educating video broadcasts from the biggest names in the industry. As its name implies, Hospice Talk means keeping people informed.

Linda Boffa, [email protected], HospiceTalk, 877-265-0180, www.hospicetalk.com

 

 

 

 

PERSONAL CARE SERVICES FOR MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS

Superb Caregivers LLC

Superb Caregivers LLC is now officially providing Personal Care Services to Mental Health Patients. Come join our team as a patient or a patient worker.

Shelia Whitley, [email protected], Superb Caregivers LLC,

314-533-1558, www.SuperbCaregivers.com  

 

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, [email protected], Chesterfield Parks, Recreation, and Arts, 636-812-9500, https://www.chesterfield.mo.us/pickleball.html  

 

FREE HEALTH SCREENING WITH A FAITH COMMUNITY NURSE

Lutheran Senior Services

Mondays – 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 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, 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, [email protected], 314-830-0919

Leigh Anne Hoormann, [email protected], Lutheran Senior Services

314-830-0919, https://www.lssliving.org

 

FREE HEALTH SCREENING WITH A FAITH COMMUNITY NURSE

Lutheran Senior Services

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. 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, [email protected], Lutheran Senior Services, 314-884-7910,

www.lssliving.org

Lectures & Continuing Education

CANVAS PAINTING

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, www.stloasis.org   

 

FINANCIAL WELLNESS SEMINARS

Brentwood Community Center

July 22 – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Financial Wellness Seminars presented by West Community Credit Union. Pre-Registration Recommended. For all ages, residents and non-residents welcome. Free. July 22 Understanding the Credit Score, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Brentwood Community Center. Check-in begins at 6:00 p.m. Become a credit score expert. From getting approved for a loan to lowering interest rates and insurance premiums there are many benefits to having a good credit score. This educational seminar covers what is included on your credit report, how the score is calculated, who looks at your score, how it gets reported, the importance of routinely checking your score and tips for managing and improving your score and more.

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

314-963-8684, www.brentwoodmo.org

 

SENIOR RESILIENCY

LifeWiseSTL

August 20 – 1:00 p.m.

Are you 55 or older and a City Resident? Do you have savings for an emergency? Do you like socializing with other seniors while learning more about things that matter to you? Please call to learn more about the upcoming round of the Senior Resiliency Fund- a four-part program over 6 months to provide information, benefits assistance, free financial coaching, and a 2:1 savings match (up to $400) for your savings goal.

Samantha Knight, [email protected], LifeWise StL, 314-627-1243,

https://www.lifewisestl.org/who-we-serve/seniors/

 

AMERICAN MUSICAL THEATER CLASSES

St. Louis Community College

September 7 - 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

American Musical Theater: From "Show Boat" to "Hamilton" From "Show Boat" and "West Side Story" to "Company" and "Dear Evan Hansen", enjoy a fast paced and entertaining look at the history of American musical theater through over 60 video clips of songs and dance numbers from stage, concert, and film versions of musicals, plus in-class commentaries by the instructor. Discover the importance of 21 significant shows during this expansive look at the history of musical theater. Instructor Ken Ross has extensive experience as a musical theater director, performer and teacher. This is an online class of the St Louis Community College District's Continuing Education program. Four sessions on consecutive Tuesday nights, September 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 7-9 PM. Registrations begin on August 9 and end on August 31. Search "stlcc.edu/programs", and the MUSC-702 class in the "Music" area. For more information, call 314-984-7777

Ken Ross, [email protected], 510-763-7087, St Louis Community College

 

AMERICAN RED CROSS VOLUNTEER

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

www.redcross.org

 

Arts & Entertainment

RED HAT SOCIETY EVENT

Breakfast At Tiffany’s

Open Enrollment for Red Hat Society at out "Breakfast at Tiffany's" event.  Please contact Jo Ann Brown, [email protected], Eastern Missouri Queens Council, 314- 496-6625

Jo Ann Brown,  [email protected]

 

BRENTWOOD PARKS AND REC GAME NIGHT

Brentwood Parks and Rec

July 15 – 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy a friendly competition and join Brentwood Parks and Recreation in a game night. Get ready to challenge each other with fun and games. Learn a new game or play an old favorite. Light Refreshments provided. Open to All. Thursday July 15, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

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

314-963-8684, www.brentwoodmo.org  

 

ST. LOUIS BANJO CLUB

Elk’s Club

July 22 – 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Banjos are at the Elks Club on July 22, 2021 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 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: www.stlouisbanjoclub.org. Table seating and cash bar. Hamburgers, Wings, Shrimp and Fries for purchase from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. The music is free and there is room to dance.

Don Dempsey, [email protected], St. Louis Banjo Club, 314-952-0646,

www.stlouisbanjoclub.org

 

ART JOURNAL FUN

July 23 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Come and join some Christian ladies as we art journal. If you have never done it, it is fun. All art supplies are furnished. Please bring a journal any size. This gathering is in my home and the cost is $20. We will meet from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Please call to register. 314-578-1385. When you register, I will give you my address. I am located in Fenton Missouri and look forward to meeting you. No art experience required.

Jan Gray, [email protected], 314-578-1385

 

GATHER WITH FRIENDS

Brentwood Community Center

August 4 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Gather with friends at Brentwood Community Center for the Brentwood Social Club, first Wednesday of the month from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Play games, bring your crafting projects, socialize, and meet new people. Registration Not Required, Open to Residents and Non-Residents

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

314-963-8684, www.brentwoodmo.org

 

VIOLINIST ENTERTAINMENT

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, www.Winterviolin.com  

OFF ROAD EXHIBITION

Gateway Outdoor Expo

October 2 – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

October 3 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The premier consumer show and cultural gathering for the regional outdoor community. With 50,000 square feet of floor space, the expo will showcase the latest outdoor gear and services, interactive demos, and free sessions and seminars on a variety of active living topics — all in a festive, family-friendly environment. Browse more than 200 exhibit booths, get great deals on gear and related items, learn about events and adventures, and try your hand at interactive demo. Exhibitor Categories: Off-Road Road and Track Health and Wellness Water Adventure and Advocacy Tickets: $10 Children 12 and under free tickets available for purchase soon. Additional times for festival:

Brad Kovach, [email protected], Terrain Magazine, 636-633-1816,

https://gatewayoutdoorexpo.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 Fridays at 3:00 p.m. RSVP required: 636-754-2317.

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

www.FairwindsRiversEdge.com

 

Announcements

COLLEGE STUDENT POWER OF ATTORNEY SPECIAL OFFER

TuckerAllen

In the eyes of the law, once your child turns 18, they are considered adults. You no longer have the authority to make financial or healthcare decisions for them - even if you are the one paying their tuition, covering their health insurance or claiming them on your taxes. This takes many parents by surprise. With a healthcare power of attorney, you have permission to participate in your adult child’s healthcare matters, and a durable power of attorney lets you be a part of their financial affairs. TuckerAllen wants to help protect and support families because these documents are important considerations for parents of adult children - especially those who may be heading back to college in the fall. You will have peace of mind knowing you can still care for them should you need to. TuckerAllen makes the entire process easy—visit https://tuckerallen.com/poa/ and complete the online form. TuckerAllen’s legal team will prepare the documents and call you to schedule a time to sign them. PLUS, be sure to mention you saw this announcement in the St. Louis Times Magazine to receive the college student “Power of Attorney” special price of $100.

Randy Schorfheide, [email protected], TuckerAllen, 314-439-6912,

www.tuckerallen.com

 

JEOPARDY JOE

Senior community residents are now able to gather for group events - and JEOPARDY JOE is ready to provide Activity Directors with a much needed boost to their activity schedules. JEOPARDY JOE… It's Fun. It's Entertaining. It's Stimulating and Educational. What more could you ask for? [email protected]  www.JeopardyJoe.com  314-399-2223

Joseph White, [email protected], Jeopardy Joe, 314-399-2223, www.JeopardyJoe.com

 

ADULT DAY CARE APPLICANTIONS

EverLove Day Club

EverLove DayClub is currently accepting new participants for their adult day care. If you are 18 and older and looking for a fun, exciting atmosphere EverLove may be the perfect place for you! We are open Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Call Kathy for more information at 314-968-2222. Hope to see you soon.

Kathy Nohl, [email protected], EverLove DayClub, 314-968-2222,

https://everlovedayclub.wordpress.com/

 

RED CROSS VOLUNTEER FAIR

American Red Cross

July 21 – 12:00 p.m.

Join us for 20 minutes for a virtual volunteer fair. Learn how families continue to depend on Red Cross volunteers every day for emergency support, including disaster response, support for our military and veterans, supplying life-saving blood to people in need and what virtual opportunities are available for you to help us serve our communities. The work of the Red Cross has never been more important and the demand for services has never been higher. Volunteers carry out 90% of the humanitarian work of the Red Cross and it is through the efforts of ordinary ‘everyday heroes’ that we can do extraordinary things. Register to attend: www.redcross.org/ARCVolunteerFair  Learn how easy and little time it takes to have such an enormous impact on your local community. Questions or to schedule a presentation to your community organization, student group or faith-based organization contact: Kristin Pendleton Cell: 314-281-7968 [email protected]

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

https://volunteerconnection.redcross.org/?nd=vms_public_form&form_id=8042

 

COVID-19 IMMUNIZATION TRANSPORTATION

Now Through December 2021

NCOA is partnering with Lyft to provide access to reliable, affordable transportation to older adults to get their COVID-19 vaccines. Lyft has provided ride codes for $25 for a roundtrip ride for each dose of the COVID vaccine. Each code below covers $50 per round trip ($25 to the appointment, and $25 back home). There are no location restrictions, and codes are valid through December 31, 2021. Dose 1 Code (to and from their appointment): SENIORVAX1; Dose 2 Code (to and from their appointment): SENIORVAX2. Learn more about how to set up an account and request a ride: https://www.ncoa.org/article/ncoa-and-lyft-help-older-adults-get-rides-to-their-covid-19-vaccine. All older adults who use the Lyft codes will be required to follow Lyft’s Health Safety policies, which include staying home if sick, wearing a mask, keeping the car and their hands clean, sitting in the back seat, and keeping the car windows open when possible. www.ncoa.org/article/how-to-help-older-adults-get-a-ride-to-the-covid-vaccine-through-the-lyftup-program

Helen Lach, [email protected], Saint Louis University, 314-276-6131  

 

SENIOR COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM FOR LOW INCOME SENIORS

AARP

AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program is accepting applications from low-income seniors age 55 or older. To apply online www.scsep.org/OnlineApplication/onlineapplication or pick up an application 2838 Market Street, St. Louis MO 63103 For more information call 314-333-5688

Carol Foreman, [email protected], AARP Foundation SCSEP, 618-333-5642

 

KIRKWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY SERVICES

Kirkwood Public Library Homebound is now the Kirkwood Public Library Home Borrowing Service. Kirkwood Public Library staff and volunteers will deliver books, DVD's, audiobooks, music CD's, magazines and more to any Kirkwood resident who does not have access to visit the library. Deliveries are made to senior centers and individual homes. You can home borrow for a short time (e.g. while you are recovering from an injury or illness) or long term. We are delighted to offer this service and look forward to sharing our outstanding collection with you. Call 314-821-5770 ext. 1018 for more details and to see if you or your loved one qualify for this free service.

Lynne Haynes, [email protected], Kirkwood Public Library,

314-821-5770

 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR CHURCH WORKERS AND MISSIONS

Lutheran Senior Services

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,

www.lssliving.org

 

ART PROGRAM FOR SENIORS

Artfully Aging

New Online Art Program for Senior Living Facilities which allows activity directors to easily lead life-enhancing art activities. Studies show that when seniors pick up a paintbrush, they enhance their quality of life and improve their overall mental health while creating something beautiful. With its new online art platform, Artfully Aging® ensures older adults in senior living facilities have access to meaningful art programs, whether in the comfort of their room or in a group class setting. Artfully Aging has provided therapeutic senior art programs in St. Louis since 2009, pivoted from in-person to online art sessions after COVID-19 forced nursing homes and senior communities to close their doors to outside visitors. Its new fully automated system, available at www.artfullyaging.com, offers a menu of step-by-step instructional videos that guide seniors through themed and seasonal watercolor projects. Once activity staff choose a project, Artfully Aging will ship prepared watercolor sheets to their nursing home or senior living facility, and if needed, provide paintbrushes and watercolor palettes as well. Artfully Aging offers “Train the Trainer” videos that highlight watercolor techniques and provide guidance on helping residents in different levels of care reignite their creativity. In addition, the flexibility of the new online model allows videos to be played on a big screen for socially distanced group sessions as well as broadcasted over a community’s in-house TV channel or downloaded to a tablet so residents can follow along in their rooms. Activity directors of senior living facilities, nursing homes and community centers are invited to learn more about Artfully Aging and explore its menu of projects at www.artfullyaging.com

 

SMARTCOMPANION VOICE TECHNOLOGY

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,

314-520-0668, www.veteranshomecare.com  

 

AROUND THE CLOCK MEDICAL ALARMS

Our mission is to provide a medical alarm service to the elderly and ill that will enable them to remain independent in their own homes.

https://www.aroundtheclockmedicalalarms.com/

Call Us Today 573-334-7233.

Linda Bass, [email protected]  

 

TOOLS FOR SENIORS AT NO COST

Generations On-Line

Generations on-Line now offers no-cost tools for seniors to help develop technology skills. As the COVID pandemic has increased isolation and reliance on online communication, a national nonprofit devoted to digital literacy for seniors announces a series of easy, fast, and free tools to help more than a quarter of America’s 54 million older adults who struggle with the Internet. After training 116,000 seniors to overcome their fear of the Internet, Generations on-Line (GoL) has created, tested and now launches the following remote-use COVID support tools:

2020 Census:www.EasyCensusHelp.org provides a safe preview and practice to give seniors the skills they will need to enter their information with confidence, said founder and CEO Tobey Dichter. The interactive website, developed with help from the regional Census office, includes quick training on filling in forms, previews of actual questions, and tips for Internet safety – all in a cheerful, age-respectful website, that adapts to smartphones, tablets, laptop and desktop computers.

Internet and More - “Easy Tablet Help for Seniors” is an app suited to Apple, Android or Amazon Fire devices to guide a novice through the basics with friendly, simple, large type, onscreen directions for using these portable devices, email and texting, searching, photos, apps, and online safety. GoL has just launched it for smartphones, as well as any tablet computer. “Many low and moderate income elders won’t have Wi-Fi and now can’t have anyone coming into their home to help them set it up, so we optimized our training and added information about data plans,” Ms. Dichter said.  There is also a web version for those less comfortable with or unable to download an app www.generationsonline.org/apps. Family Help - www.generationsonline.org/family will help families and caregivers support their older friends and relatives, with simple instructions, in short forms for printing, for everything from what to consider in choosing a device to coaching them through using the self-paced training. Generations on-Line has also added ZOOM to its suite of video chat training, as that has become popular for family gatherings. GoL is developing additional tools to help seniors join the virtual world during, and likely after, the pandemic of 2020. All programs are free. The organization is supported solely by charitable contributions. Pew Research 2019, www.generationsonline.org,Tobey Dichter, [email protected], 215-922-3244 

 

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY INSURANCE BENEFITS ASSISTANCE

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,

www.charisdisability.com

 

VETERANS RESEARCH AND EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Research Department at the St. Louis Veterans Administration

The St. Louis VA has received full approval to begin enrolling and treating patients in the study “Expanded Access to Convalescent Plasma for the Treatment of Patients with COVID-19”. Dr. Jay McDonald will be the St. Louis VA’s Principal Investigator for this study. This study will be using Plasma transfusions from recovered COVID-19 patients to current COVID-19 patients. This study is headquartered at the Mayo Clinic and provides our patients with access to convalescent plasma as a therapeutic for COVID-19. We are the first VA in the nation to bring this Plasma treatment to our Veterans. This cutting-edge research is going to help save the lives of many.

For specific information regarding the study please contact the

Principal Investigator, Dr. Jay McDonald, Phone: 314-652-4100, ext. 54862 or email: [email protected], or The Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS) of Research and Development at the St. Louis VA: Dr. Ziyad Al-Aly Phone: 314-814-3231 or email: [email protected].

Rebecca Kammer, [email protected]

 

ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA SUPPORT ONLINE

Alzheimer’s Association

Alzheimer's and dementia support, education, resources and guidance are available virtually, on the web or by phone through the Alzheimer's Association. Find more by going to www.alz.org/mohelp. For help at any time, any day, call our 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

Cheryl Kinney, [email protected], Alzheimer's Association, Greater Missouri Chapter

314-801-0442, www.alz.org/greatermissouri 

 

 

 

NO-COST PHONE PROVIDED FOR HEARING IMPAIRED

Caption Call

Safe at Home with CaptionCall. providing a no-cost phone for hearing impaired individuals. Many seniors, veterans, and others experience difficulty hearing on the phone, and CaptionCall provides a no-cost solution for that challenge. With everything happening right now with the COVID-19 virus and the “safe at home” order, we realize how important it is for anyone with hearing loss to stay in contact with family and friends and have reliable access to emergency services. There is no cost for the installation of the phone or the ongoing captioning service. The program is made possible by the American with Disabilities Act and is regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The minimal taxes Americans pay on phone bills goes towards this fund that helps provide the captioning service. To learn more about CaptionCall or to request your no-cost captioning phone, go to www.captioncall.com or call your local CaptionCall account manager, Cheryl Green at 314-332-0661.

Cheryl Green, [email protected], CaptionCall, 314-332-0661, www.captioncall.com

 

OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY

University City Outpatient Clinic

Did You Know? Medicaid Beneficiaries Can Now Get Outpatient Physical Therapy. That’s right! 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,

www.awhealthcare.com

 

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

https://www.agingahead.org/who-we-are/careers/

AGING ANSWERS RADIO SHOW

KWRH-LP 92.9 FM

Mondays, 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, [email protected], 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, [email protected], St. Louis HELP Warehouse, 314-567-4700, www.stlhelp.org/equipmentloans

 

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HOST FAMILIES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

International Cultural Exchange Students (ICES)

Consider sharing your home with an exchange student.  Learn another culture. Be a companion. Share your experiences. Build a friendship to last a lifetime.

To learn more, about this rewarding experience, contact your local area ICES Student Field Staff Associate, 314-412-7518.

Deanna or Janet, International Cultural Exchange, [email protected], 314-412-7518

 

COMPANIONSHIP VOLUNTEERS

LifeWise STL

After an incredibly difficult year, the need for companionship is greater than ever. We are seeking volunteers who are 55+ to meet with other adults 55+ and provide companionship, transportation, and respite care to caregivers. This is a volunteer, non-medical service with minimal commitment and maximum benefits. Volunteers who qualify based on income also receive a tax-free stipend and mileage reimbursement. Please help us fight the loneliness epidemic and call today.

Samantha Knight, [email protected], LifeWise StL, 314-627-1243, https://www.lifewisestl.org/who-we-serve/seniors/

 

REMOTE NOTARIZATIONS

Seniors on the Fly

Thru August 31

Remote Notarizations extended through August 31, 2021: Per Governor Parson this notarial service has been extended by Executive Order 20-14 through to and including August 31, 2021. For further information as to how to implement this on one or more legal documents you may call or email Vicki Fieman at 3145919911 or [email protected]

Vicki Fieman, [email protected], Seniors on the Fly, 314-591-9911,

www.seniorsonthefly.com

 

DEPENDABLE DRIVERS NEEDED

Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center

If you enjoy driving, MVRBC has an ongoing need for dependable Volunteer Drivers to support our lifesaving mission by helping transport blood and blood products to & from our Earth City Hub. There are multiple days and times available in addition to varying distances. Make a positive impact in your community by volunteering with our Not-for-profit Organization! You can find additional info on our website or please feel free to call or email me for more details! If you have a positive attitude, great customer service, are able to pass a driving background check, are willing to do limited computer-related tasks, & are willing to commit for at least 6 months, I would love to discuss how you can become part of our Volunteer Team.

Laura Bewley, [email protected], Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center,

563-823-8924, www.bloodcenter.org

 

 

 

 

GIFT OF A DAY VOLUNTEERS

Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care

Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care in St. Louis seeks volunteers to help support its signature Gift of a Day program. This Crossroads Hospice volunteer opportunity is based on the question: “If you had one perfect day, what would it look like?” The answer has led to a flight in a vintage Air Force biplane for a World War II Veteran or a Blues legend’s return trip to Beale Street in Memphis for a special performance. “We call our volunteers ‘Ultimate Givers’ because they selflessly give extra comfort and compassion to terminally-ill patients and their families,” says Volunteer Coordinator Taishai Starks. For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, contact Taishai Starks at 636-735-2000 or [email protected], or www.CrossroadsHospice.com/Volunteering. Before becoming a Crossroads Hospice “Ultimate Giver,” participants must complete an application, TB skin test, and training session led by members of the Crossroads team. Potential volunteers must wait a minimum of one year after the death of an immediate family member or loved one before applying. Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care is committed to being at the forefront of the hospice care industry to continually shape the way end-of-life care is viewed and administered.

Courtney Rice, [email protected], Crossroads Hospice, 215-545-4715,

https://www.crossroadshospice.com/

 

DISABLED CITIZENS AVAILABLE TO WORK

Worknet

4:30 to 8:30 p.m. or 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Volunteers needed to contact disabled citizens who might wish to work.

Larry Brown, [email protected], WORKNET, INC., 314-621-6300,

www.worknetnow.com

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Aging Ahead Star Program

The Aging Ahead STAR Program utilizes volunteers to take eligible riders to many of their medical appointments. Rides are available to appointments in St. Charles and St. Louis Counties, but eligible riders must reside within St. Charles County. All rides are based on the availability of a volunteer and due to scheduling and demand, we do ask for two-week notice, if at all possible. Volunteers are offered mileage reimbursed to cover gas and wear & tear on their vehicle, but they are volunteering their time. This is a flexible volunteer opportunity, perfect for those who are retired or someone with non-traditional work hours. To reach the STAR Coordinator to learn more about becoming a volunteer with STAR, please call 636-978-3306.

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

www.agingahead.org

 

 

HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS

Preferred Hospice

Are you looking for an opportunity to help in your community? Preferred Hospice is seeking caring individuals to provide friendly visits and companionship to hospice patients. Training is provided. Please contact Terri or Tracy at 636-527-9330 or www.[email protected].

Terri Bapst, www.[email protected], Preferred Hospice of MO NE,

636-527-9330

 

SENIOR COMPANION VOLUNTEERS

LifeWise STL

The Senior Companion Program is seeking new volunteers. Volunteers receive hourly tax-free stipend, mileage reimbursement, annual recognition party and gift, and the opportunity to make a difference. Call Today, 314-627-1243, Samantha Knight.

Samantha Knight, [email protected], LifeWise StL (formerly Kingdom House), 314-627-1243, www.lifewisestl.org

 

MEDICARE BENEFIT VOLUNTEERS

Aging Ahead – Missouri Senior Medicare Patrol

Volunteers Needed - The Missouri SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) is looking for volunteers in our area to help seniors protect their Medicare benefits. Key to the program’s success is a network of volunteers, who staff outreach events and conduct presentations in senior centers and other venues. The SMP needs more volunteers for its team. The primary focus of a Senior Medicare Patrol team member is to educate Medicare beneficiaries through one-on-one discussions, distributing literature, attending senior fairs, or by making presentations at appropriate locations. Volunteers undergo a comprehensive training course and receive extensive support from SMP. Call the SMP

888-515-6565 as soon as possible to fill out an application.

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

www.agingahead.org

 

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, [email protected], St. Louis HELP Warehouse, 314-409-5203,

http://www.stlhelp.org

 

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