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

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



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Health & Wellness



September 19 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

VOYCE Community Education Webinar: Guidance on Guardianship and Public Administration, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Netflix’s movie “I Care a Lot” portrays a woman who quickly assumes guardianship over wards, stripping them of their rights, lives, and assets. Guardianship has been a popular topic in the media. Join VOYCE to learn about the legal reasons and purposes behind guardianships, who can become a guardian, scenarios where a guardian or public administrator might be appointed, and alternatives to plan for your future. Register at: https://www.voycestl.org/events/guidance-on-guardianship-and-public-administration/

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




BrahmaKumare St. Louis Meditation Center

September 23 - 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

BrahmaKumaris St. Louis meditation center presents Power of Acceptance Workshop Adults & kids 7+ Acceptance gives you sense of freedom and bring you closer to the truth. Learn about self-acceptance, acceptance of others and acceptance of problems in this interactive workshop. 15 minutes meditation included. Register: www.tiny.cc/accept_stl  Venue: 134 Enchanted Pkwy Suite 204B. Manchester MO 63021

BrahmaKumaris Meditation Center, [email protected], 636-362-4862,




St. Louis County Library – Jamestown Bluffs Branch

October 5 - 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Legacy Planning 101: Don't Leave Your Family Guessing, from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., at St. Louis County Library's Jamestown Bluffs Branch, 4153 N. Highway 67, Florissant, MO, 63034. With proper assistance, planning for the next chapter of life need not be stressful. Learn from an elder law attorney about the five essential documents needed to honor friends and relatives’ wishes. Registration is not required to attend, but is available through the St. Louis County Library at https://slcl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=342625

Shelby Collier, [email protected], VOYCE, 314-919-2410, www.voycestl.org/events  



Breakthrough Healthcare

Breakthrough Healthcare would like to congratulate Tiffany J on being our July Employee of the Month. She is a home health aide with us and does a fantastic job.

JonniSue Cudworth, [email protected], Breakthrough Healthcare LLC, 314-649-5586, https://breakthroughhealthcarestlouis.com/  



October 17 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Dealing with Dementia - When is it time to take the keys away? Presented live on Zoom from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Ensuring that everyone in our families is safe is of the utmost importance. Think about your father – he takes pride in his collection of guns. Think about your mother – she loves the freedom she feels in her vintage convertible. What steps would you take after the onset of dementia symptoms to ensure safety? Learn from an expert about considerations regarding persons with dementia and their living environment, driving habits, weapons, medications, falls, and more. Register here:

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

https://www.voycestl.org/events/community-education-dealing-with-dementia-when-is-it-time-to-take-the-keys-away /



Virtual Sessions

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

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

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





October 26 - 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Legacy Planning 101: Don't Leave Your Family Guessing, from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Jamestown Bluffs Branch, 4153 N. Highway 67, Florissant, MO, 63034. With proper assistance, planning for the next chapter of life need not be stressful. Learn from an elder law attorney about the five essential documents needed to honor friends' and relatives’ wishes. Registration: Registration is not required to attend, but is available through the St. Louis County Library. Upon availability, you can register at: https://www.voycestl.org/events/legacy-planning-101-dont-leave-your-family-guessing/

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




BrahmaKumaris Meditation Center

November 18 - 12:00 p.m.to 1:45 p.m.

BrahmaKumaris St. Louis meditation center presents Diwali Celebrations Family and Friends-All ages. Explore the Indian culture through interactive workshop on “Awaken the inner light”| Creative meditation| Group activities| Indian cultural songs and dance performances| Indian food| Group Garba and Bhangra dance Register: www.tiny.cc/diwali_stl2  Saturday November 18, 12:00 to 1:45 p.m. Manchester Park Building. 359 Old Meramec Station Rd. Manchester MO 63021 Website: www.bkmeditationstlouis.org  Email: [email protected] Contact: 636-362-4862

BrahmaKumaris Meditation Center, [email protected], 636-362-4862,




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

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

636-327-6880, [email protected]



Grace Chapel Ministries

Help our program to reduce killings. Visit our website at www.gracechapelministries.org

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

314-995-5013, www.gracechapelministries.org



The Spa House

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

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




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

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

New Walking Program to Help Seniors Stay Active

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

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

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

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

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



Grace Chapel Ministries

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

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




Sun Valley Adult Day Care Center

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

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



Veterans Home Care

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

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

314-520-0668, www.veteranshomecare.com



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



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

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

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



Heartland Insurance

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

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




Never Forget the Vet Program

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

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






SPRYTE Communications

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

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




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



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,




Womens’ Fitness and Designed Workouts

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

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


Lectures & Continuing Education


St. Louis Oasis

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

Oasis Oasis, [email protected], 314-862-4859, www.stloasis.org



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





September 19 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Netflix’s movie “I Care a Lot” portrays a woman who quickly assumes guardianship over wards, stripping them of their rights, lives, and assets. Guardianship has been a popular topic in the media. Join VOYCE to learn about the legal reasons and purposes behind guardianships, who can become a guardian, scenarios where a guardian or public administrator might be appointed, and alternatives to plan for your future. Register at: https://www.voycestl.org/events/guidance-on-guardianship-and-public-administration/

Shelby Collier, [email protected], VOYCE, 314-919-2410, www.voycestl.org



Spence Creek Library, St. Peters

September 20 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

If you pride yourself on being independent and making your own life choices, you won’t want to miss this seminar. We all have concerns about our future that we can't control, but there are things that we can control. Learn tips and local programs to engage in physically, socially and mentally to help you stay independent for as long as possible. Guest panelists include: Beth Koster with Keep your Keys, Whitley Huxhold with Lindenwood's Cyber Seniors Program and Dr. Beth Templin with Housefit Physical Therapy and Fitness. Join us at the Spencer Library in St Peters, Room M. Seating is limited - reserve your spot today. Please register online or by phone: www.bit.ly/SETS_Sept2023  or 636-336-6819. (Next Seminar: Oct 18 - The Truth About Medicare (www.bit.ly/SETS_Oct2023)

Stephanie Parson, [email protected], Seniors Empowerment Truth Series, 636-336-6819, www.seniorsempowermenttruthseries.com



New Horizons United Methodist Church

September 23 - 9:15 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Are you a homeowner age 50+ living in the City of St. Louis? Do you need home repairs? STL Village invites you to a free event: Healthy Home Repair: Aging at Home Safely Summit, at New Horizons United Methodist Church, 4234 Washington Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108. Speakers will cover how to: avoid home repair scams, contract with home repair providers, deal with legal issues related to home repairs, and access funding for home repairs. A hot breakfast will be served and attendees will be entered into a drawing for gift cards. Open to the public but space is limited and registration is required. To register call STL Village at: 314-240-5020. This event is funded by Des Peres Baptist Fund Ministries with the City.

Madeline Franklin, [email protected], STL Village, 314-240-5020, www.stlvillage.org



Gateway Geriatric Education Center, St. Louis University

October 6 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Saint Louis University will be hosting the first summit on ways to address loneliness and social isolation in older adults. Professionals, academics, students, caregivers, and community volunteers will be part of this unique event. Speakers from around the world will discuss different topics and interventions to help curb this trend in older adults. This event is virtual, and takes place on October 6th, from 9:30-4:40pm CST. For more information and to get on the listserv, please email [email protected], or click here to be taken to the registration website. https://slu.cloud-cme.com/course/courseoverview?P=1&EID=13853

Caroline Bartley, [email protected], Gateway Geriatric Education Center, Saint Louis University, 314-722-6797,





October 10 - 10:00 to 12:00 p.m.

VOYCE will host a series of four stakeholder summits to hear from the community and professional stakeholders about their experiences with Missouri’s abuse response system. October’s summit is the second in the series. The summits are open to everyone, as we are all stakeholders in responding to abuse, neglect, and exploitation. We hope to use this time to gather pain points from the community and learn how the system can be improved. The input we receive from the Stakeholders Summit will be used to create our final project- a strategic plan for restructuring and improving the system. Please register in advance to join us. We look forward to working with everyone to build a safer community for older adults and people with disabilities. Register at: https://www.voycestl.org/events/summit-2-on-protecting-older-adults-and-adults-with-disabilities/

Shelby Collier, [email protected], VOYCE, 314-919-2410, https://www.voycestl.org/events/summit-2-on-protecting-older-adults-and-adults-with-disabilities/




October 12 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

VOYCE Professional Development Webinar: Resident’s Rights Regarding Sex and Intimacy, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sexual rights are human rights at all stages of life. This presentation will shed light on the challenges older adults face regarding sexuality, including physical changes, personal and societal stigmas around older adults’ sexual activity, isolation, changes in brain functioning, and the loss of a partner. Those who provide services must understand their role in treating sexual expression as a right and serving all patients holistically and with dignity. Register at: https://www.voycestl.org/events/professional-development-residents-rights-regarding-sex-and-intimacy/

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




Chesterfield Mall

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

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


Arts & Entertainment


The Factory

September 20 - 7:30 p.m.

The improv comedy hit, Whose Live Anyway? takes the stage at The Factory at The District on Wednesday, September 20. Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster and TheFactorySTL.com. The show is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions. Featuring current cast members of the Emmy-nominated TV show, "Whose Line Is It Anyway?," Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, and Joel Murray will leave the audience gasping with the very witty scenes they invent before their eyes. Audience participation is key to the show so guests should bring suggestions and they might be asked to join the cast on stage. Whose Live Anyway? showcases some of the improv games made famous on the long-running TV show as well as some exciting new ones, featuring musical direction by Bob Derkach. This particular style of improvisational comedy is rife with countless gags, one-liners, hilarious games and even songs so good you will hardly believe they were made up on the spot. The teamwork and trust that it takes to perform a show with no script is apparent, but when the best of the best do it, they do it effortlessly. Watch them build entire scenes, characters, and storylines as they take the audience on a white-knuckle ride through endless chuckles.

Julie Lally, [email protected]  314-423-8500,




Mahatma Gandhi Center

September 22 - 7:30 p.m.

ABHINAYA organization is presenting a Dance Program in the classical Bharatanatyam style from India. The artist couple Viraja and Shyamjith Kiran are from India. They will be performing at the Mahatma Gandhi Center on Friday September 22. The venue is at Mahatma Gandhi Center, Cultural Center 727 Weidman Road, St. Louis, MO 63011

Vijaya Rajagopalan, [email protected], Abhinaya, 314-518-3624, www.abhinayastl.com



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

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



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  



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,




Spine Indie Bookstore and Cafe

September 23 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Spine Indie Bookstore and Café is thrilled to announce the first annual Spine Indie Book Fair (formerly known as the St. Louis Indie Book Fair). Spine Indie Bookstore and Cafe, 1982 Arsenal St. St. Louis, MO 63118 The Spine Indie Book Fair will feature over 50 authors and publishers showcasing their works at booths along Illinois Ave., between Benton Park and Spine Indie Bookstore and Cafe. Attendees can expect a diverse range of titles spanning genres such as YA, Horror, Travel, Faith-based, Children’s, Thriller, LGBTQ+, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Historical, Literary, and many more. In addition to the vendor booths, writers are invited to the "Pitching Hour" from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. inside the bookstore. This unique opportunity allows aspiring authors to pitch their story ideas to small press publishers for potential contracts. The event will also host several panel discussions and instructive talks. Contact: Mark Pannebecker

Mark Pannebecker, [email protected], Spine Indie Bookstore and Café,

314-258-6251, www.spinebookstorecafe.com



St. Louis Banjo Club

September 28 - 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.

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




The Sheldon Concert Hall

October 1 - 7:30 p.m.

Class is in session. Bored Teachers, We Can’t Make This Stuff Up. Comedy Tour is heading to St. Louis. This hilarious group of teachers takes the stage Sunday, October 1, 2023 at The Sheldon Concert Hall. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $59.50, $49.50, $39.50 can be purchased online at MetroTix or by calling MetroTix at 314-534-1111. Tickets are also available one hour before show time at The Sheldon box office. The biggest entertainment platform for teachers in the world, Bored Teachers, presents the funniest teacher-comedians in the world all on one stage. Their hilarious skits have amassed hundreds of millions of views on the internet, and they are all joining comic forces on the stage for a night of laughter you do not want to miss. Teachers need an outlet to kick back and laugh at the trials and tribulations of daily classroom life, so put that red pen down, throw on your comfiest teacher tee, call your teacher besties, and come burn off some of that stress this school year has been dumping on you.

Julie Lally, [email protected], 314-534-1111,




The Factory at The District

October 8 - 7:30 p.m.

Legendary music icons THREE DOG NIGHT with special guest CHRIS TRAPPER takes the stage at The Factory at The District on Sunday, October 8. Show time is 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Tickets are $89.50, $59.50, and $49.50. Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster and TheFactorySTL.com. THREE DOG NIGHT, celebrating nearly five decades, claims some of the most astonishing statistics in popular music. In the years 1969 through 1974, no other group achieved more top 10 hits, moved more records or sold more concert tickets than THREE DOG NIGHT.

Julie Lally, [email protected], 314-423-8500, https://www.thefactorystl.com/event/three-dog-night/



Upstream Theater

October 13-15, 19-22, 26-29 - 8:00 p.m.

October 15 at 7:00 p.m., October 22 and 29 at 2:00 p.m.

Upstream Theater invites you to the US premiere of Bitter Fruit by Héctor Levy-Daniel (Argentina) Translated by Philip Boehm María doesn’t understand why her mother hired this new maid. She’s convinced the woman’s spying on behalf of the workers in their factory. But there’s something about her even more unsettling… Tensions smolder as a web of secrets, deceptions, and denials begins to unravel in this taut drama by Argentine playwright Héctor Levy-Daniel, where even love may be sacrificed on the altar of class. With Michele Burdette-Elmore,* Isaiah Di Lorenzo, Jane Paradise,* Jennifer Theby-Quinn* and featuring live music by Lliam Christy. * Member, Actors Equity Association Oct. 13-15, 19-22, 26-29, 2023 at the Marcelle Theater 3310 Samuel Shepard Dr. (free parking across the street) All shows 8:00 p.m. except Sundays (Oct. 15 at 7:00 p.m., Oct. 22 and 29 at 2:00 p.m.) $35 general admission $30 seniors 65 and over $25 full-time students w/ valid id Bohemian Thursday is Oct. 19, all tickets $10 (limited seating) For group rates contact [email protected]

Caitlin Mickey, [email protected], Upstream Theater, 314-549-9990,





November 4 - 6:00 p.m.

Join us for our annual Rock 'n Roll Bingo on Saturday, November 4 to benefit the patients and families served daily by HavenHouse St. Louis. Rock 'n Roll Bingo is a fun and exciting twist on bingo. It's like music trivia - Listen to various songs, identify them correctly on your bingo card, and win! Grab your tickets today! https://givebutter.com/RNRBingo23 The ticket price includes beer and wine plus a whole lot of fun.

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





Founded in St. Louis, by Zoe Cangas, Moving Medicine Partners is a pioneering organization specializing in real estate services tailored to physicians and medical professionals. Transforming the way healthcare professionals navigate the real estate market with a unique approach that brings together Realtors exclusively married to physicians, Moving Medicine Partners offers an unparalleled real estate experience designed to cater to the specific needs of the medical community. Physicians and their families face distinct challenges during relocations, home purchases, and real estate transactions. Moving Medicine Partners recognizes these challenges and aims to provide comprehensive support, expertise, and resources to simplify the process. Agents who are married to physicians bring an intrinsic understanding of the demands, schedules, and preferences of doctors, resulting in a tailored and efficient real estate experience. Moving Medicine Partners is committed to simplifying the real estate journey for physicians and offering support to the physician family as well, by connecting them with their new community. The organization's unique approach, expert Realtors, and robust support services make it a game-changer in the healthcare and real estate industries.

Zoe Cangas, [email protected], Moving Medicine Partners,

618-719-5921, www.movingmedicinepartners.com



Breakthrough Healthcare

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

JonniSue Cudworth, [email protected], Breakthrough Healthcare LLC, 314-649-5586, https://breakthroughhealthcarestlouis.com/



Aging Ahead Senior Centers

Aging Ahead Senior Centers are Cooling Centers. As the temperatures stay in the 90's, do not forget to check on your elderly family members and neighbors. Make sure they have air conditioning and water. Our senior centers are a great place to stay cool during the day. They are full of activities, friends and a lunch time meal. Stop by one today to visit https://www.agingahead.org/what-we-do/community-locations/ to find the nearest center to you.

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




Your Supportive Place

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

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




(Laurie Guerrero)- Miracle Ear

Miracle-Ear patient Heath Woods received a pay-it-forward gift that changed his life forever. One day, a Miracle-Ear Facebook post caught Wood’s attention. “Always in the back of my mind though – I knew I just couldn’t afford them,” Woods said. That’s when he met Laurie Guerrero, a hearing care professional at the Miracle-Ear Bentonville, Arkansas, location. After a hearing test was completed, Guerrero placed a pair of hearing aids programmed specifically to Wood’s hearing loss in his ears. Woods said, “It felt like butterflies flying through my chest.” Woods left the office without hearing aids. During this time, unfortunately, another patient had passed away. The family came to Guerrero and wanted their loved one’s hearing aids to be a pay-it-forward gift for someone in need. “I was blown away. I couldn’t believe it. You don’t come across that type of generosity every day,” Woods said. “I was so struck by it. It still gets me emotional.” Woods explained that the best part of having quality hearing aids is being able to have conversations with his family around the dinner table. Also, just everything he had been missing, like the sound of a door clicking, running water and the birds chirping.

Amir Allen, [email protected], Miracle-Ear, 636-515-7101,




Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities

October 13 - 7:00 p.m.

Did you know that the fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskavedekatriaphobia? (a little bit of trivia for you) Come flex your trivia muscles at AADD's Annual Trivia Night on Friday, October 13, 2023 . For more information and to register, visit: www.bit.ly/2023AADDTrivaNight

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



Crown Center for Senior Living

Crown Center for Senior Living, an independent living retirement community in University City now has beautiful, fully equipped two-bedroom apartments available in the new Crown Center Phase 1 Building. Two-bedroom apartments start at $1,775 and utilities are included. Call today for more information.

Randi Schenberg, [email protected], Crown Center for Senior Living,

314-991-2055, https://crowncenterstl.org/



Vlasis Park in Ballwin
October 21 - 5:00 to 10:00 p.m.
The West St. Louis County Chamber of Commerce presents the third Annual Witches of West County at Vlasis Park (300 Park Avenue) in Ballwin, MO. Grab your ghoul friends for an evening packed with dancing, shopping, dining, drinking, and cackling! Warlocks are welcome this year. This is an adults only – 21 and over – Please leave children at home. Dressing up is highly encouraged but not required – don’t miss out on our costume contest. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at this event – no outside food, drinks or coolers will be allowed. No pets allowed. Service animals welcome. Free shuttles will be available to take attendees from the designated parking areas to our drop off location.

Lori Kelling, [email protected], West St. Louis County Chamber of Commerce, 636-230-9900, https://westcountychamber.com/witches-of-west-county/



Aging Ahead and the Missouri Department of Agriculture have partnered to provide seniors the Missouri Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program which provides benefits to low-income seniors (60 years of age or older) residing in one of 47 Missouri counties. Eligible seniors receive $50 in benefits annually. Benefits can be exchanged for eligible foods at a farmers market or roadside stand with an authorized farmer. - Benefits issued to eligible participants: Now thru September 30 - Participants can redeem benefits: Now thru October 31. For more information call: St. Louis Area Jefferson, St. Louis and St. Charles Counties 636-207-0847 Franklin County and St. Louis City 1-888-515-0016.

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




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

Joseph White, [email protected], JEOPARDY JOE, 314-399-2223, www.JeopardyJoe.com



Crown Center for Senior Living

A waiting list is now open for apartments at the most affordable retirement community in the central corridor of St. Louis County. • One-bedroom apartments - $1,280 • Two-bedroom apartments - $1,675 Crown Center for Senior Living announces that applications are now being accepted for 1 or 2-bedroom units in the Crown Center Phase I Building currently under construction at 8350 Delcrest Drive, University City, MO 63124. Apartments will be available beginning early 2023. The waiting list is for those 62 years of age or older. Application packets may be downloaded at www.crowncenterstl.org, requested via email at [email protected], or by calling 314.991.2055 or visiting the management office Monday through Friday, 9am-3pm. Crown Center is an equal housing opportunity community.

Randi Schenberg, [email protected], Crown Center for Senior Living

314-991-2055, https://crowncenterstl.org/



Start Your Recovery

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

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



Enhance Self-Care

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

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




Advance II Study

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

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




Assistance Home Care

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

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



St. Louis University

This NIH-funded study is recruiting patients and/or caregivers who have been discharged alive from hospice care within the past year. If a patient is unable to participate the caregiver is still eligible. We are interested in learning about your experiences during and following the hospice discharge. Participation is voluntary and you can choose not to participate at any time during the process. Following each study call (1 to 5 calls total), all participants receive a $25 - $50 gift card. If you have questions or would like more information, you can contact Dr. Cara Wallace at 314-977-2846 or [email protected]. To participate, complete the following form and someone from our research team will contact you: https://redcapsurvey.slu.edu/surveys/?s=REPMXH3LJP

Cara Wallace, [email protected], Saint Louis University, 314-977-2746,




Keeping Us Safe, LLC

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

Erin Dwyer, Senior Care Authority, 314-451-2255, www.seniorcareauthority.com/stl



Lutheran Senior Services

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

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




Veterans Home Care

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

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

314-520-0668, www.veteranshomecare.com



Charis Disability Advocates

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

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





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

Ellen Sherman, [email protected], Bilingual International Assistance Services, 314-645-7800, www.bilingualstl.org



University City Outpatient Clinic

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

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




Aging Ahead

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

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





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

Tim O'Dea, [email protected], EnergyCare, 314-773-5900, www.energycare.org



Everything. to know about nursing home abuse


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

Levin & Perconti, 325 N LaSalle Dr Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60654, www.levinperconti.com



St. Louis University

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

Katie MacLean, MSW, LCSW, [email protected], Saint Louis University-School of Social Work, 314-977-2752, https://www.slu.edu/public-health-social-justice/education/graduate/gerontology-certificate.php#text

Honors & Recognition


National Council on Aging

Congratulations, Lisa Knoll This year, NOCA was proud to recognize five honorees who stand out for their commitment to creating the innovative and inclusive programs, services, and spaces that every older adult needs to Age Well and Age with Dignity. Congratulations to CEO, Lisa Knoll, for winning the National Council on Aging 2023 Trailblazers in Aging Innovator Award for creating innovative solutions to improve the health and economic security of older adults. https://www.agingahead.org/blog/trailblazers-in-aging-honored-at-national-council-on-aging-2023-ageaction-conference-2023/

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



Support & Counseling


Memory Keepers

September 19 - 11:00 a.m.

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) groups available online for those with mild to moderate memory loss. One-hour group sessions are held weekly at 11:00 and 1:00. Individual (1:1) sessions are also available. Sessions are fun, socially engaging and mentally stimulating! To inquire or make a referral, contact Memory Keepers at [email protected]

Cheryl Kinney, [email protected], Memory Keepers, 314-266-9131,




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

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

314-279-7031, www.michaelsalinascounseling.com



Grace Chapel Ministries

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

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




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

Marla Berg-Weger, [email protected], Gateway Geriatric Education Center, Saint Louis University, 314-722-6796, https://www.slu.edu/medicine/internal-medicine/geriatric-medicine/aging-successfully/index.php



Webster Hills United Methodist Church

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

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



St. Charles, St. Louis, Jefferson Counties

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

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

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Help change lives by becoming a shuttle driver for HavenHouse St. Louis! HavenHouse St. Louis is a hospital guest house that provides lodging, support, and transportation to patients and families who travel to St. Louis for medical care. Shuttle Volunteers drive HavenHouse vehicles from our location to various medical facilities in and around St. Louis. Our Volunteers can choose to drive a single route once a week or as many routes on as multiple days a week as they are comfortable. Your help will alleviate the stress and worry our guests may encounter on their medical journey. You can be their navigator in an unfamiliar place. If you're looking for an interactive experience where you get to meet and chat with wonderful people, this is a great opportunity for you. For more information: Visit https://bit.ly/3NIaPnX, call 314-434-5858, or email [email protected]

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





Survey for those Personally Impacted by Elder Abuse VOYCE, in partnership with UMKC, is interviewing people about their experience reporting abuse. We are looking to the community to provide information about their experiences with the system (social services, advocates, law enforcement, healthcare, etc.) that will help us reshape the current approach to one that is more responsive to the needs of its users. The trauma-informed interview is conducted by trained social workers who will ask questions about your experience with the various organizations you encountered following your report of abuse. We will not ask questions about the abuse you experienced. We will only ask about what happened during your interactions with the organizations in the system and your thoughts on those interactions. We are seeking those aged 60 or older who have experienced financial, emotional, physical, or sexual abuse and/or neglect. There will be a $100 gift card for participants as well as 3 free counseling sessions. Please contact us if you are interested in participating or for more information. Share this info with others as well. https://www.voycestl.org/how-help/elder-justice/  https://umkc.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bemGml3mRhBVwRU?Q_CHL=qr

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





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

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



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