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

FRESH TYME MARKET TEAM MEMBERS

Fresh Tyme Market

Fresh Thyme Market, a full-service specialty retailer with multiple locations across the Midwest, is hiring more than 70 positions across numerous departments at its new store in the historic Foundry community of St. Louis. The openings offer individuals the opportunity to work for a company that was born from a genuine desire to help people live better and healthier lives. Every day, Fresh Thyme Market team members work to be a trusted resource in the community to bring people real food at real affordable prices, making living better a reality. During the hiring event, on-the-spot interviews will take place and additional interviews may be scheduled based on the specific role the candidate is applying for. Anyone who is at least 16 years old and has a passion for serving their local community and providing great experiences is encouraged to apply.

Alex Pen, [email protected], Fresh Thyme Market, 612-584-8242

https://www.freshthyme.com/  

 

PART TIME TRANSPORTATION DRIVER

Young in Spirit Adult Day Care

Young in Spirit Adult Day Center has a position open for part-time transportation driver. Must possess a Missouri class E license or a CDL. Must have experience driving the elderly and or people with developmental disabilities. Roughly 20 hours per week and salary per experience. Please call 314-645-2411 if interested.

Laura Bone, [email protected], Young in Spirit Adult Day Center, 314-645-2411

www.Younginspiritadultdaycenter.com

 

 

Health & Wellness

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

 

HEALTHY SENIORS / GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION EDUCATION

Be Smart

"For free briefs for your e-newsletters or for a free Virtual Training online (in-person events in the future) for older adults, caregivers, and/or staff, email Peggy Neufeld at [email protected]

Peggy Neufeld, [email protected]

 

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

 

KEEPING YOURSELF HEALTHY DURING SOCIAL DISTANCING

AW Health Care

Are you isolated at home? Sheltering at home is important and necessary to stop the spread of the virus, but it may also cause new problems in daily living. • Muscle weakness, decreased balance, increased fall risk • Risk of depression and anxiety • Difficulty accessing medicines, food and supplies • Decreased access to medical professionals Our nurses and therapists are trained to serve isolated patients during this outbreak. All staff is well-instructed on how to comply with all CDC recommendations concerning sanitizing of self and equipment as well as the proper use of PPE in the home: • Individualized home exercise and balance retraining to promote muscle strength and prevent falls • Home/equipment modifications • Education and training on various health conditions to prevent hospitalizations • Medication administration, education and training • Assistance for people who need to utilize computers, phones and other devices to attend virtual medical appointments and order medicines, groceries and household items for home delivery. Contact Diane at AW Health Care 314-330-7992.

Rebecca Boerner, [email protected], AW Health Care, 314-305-4603,

 

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

 

HEALTHY SENIORS / GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION EDUCATION

Be Smart

With COVID-19 requiring families to shelter-in-place, concerns exist for the health and well-being of seniors and caregivers to store guns securely in homes and cars. All adults play key roles in families and communities to reduce risks of firearm-related homicides, suicides, and unintentional shootings. Missouri has the fourth highest gun death rate nationwide as of 2018. Studies show 7.3 million grandparents live with grandchildren and 1/3 of Americans 65+ years own guns. Firearms are the second leading cause of death for children/adolescents in the US – and first for African American children. We know that 4.6 million kids live in homes where guns are loaded and unlocked. Be Smart teaches adults five ways to keep families safe: Secure guns and ammunition separately in homes and vehicles; Model safe behavior around guns; Ask if guns are present and how stored in homes and vehicles; Recognize the role of guns in suicide; Tell your peers to Be Smart. Learn more at www.besmartforkids.org  For free briefs for your e-newsletters or for a free Virtual Training online (in-person events in the future) for older adults, caregivers, and/or staff, email Peggy Neufeld at [email protected]

Peggy Neufeld, [email protected], Be SMART, 314-580-2271, www.besmartforkids.org

 

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  Did I mention 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

 

BRAIN HEALTH RESEARCH STUDY

Washington University School of Medicine

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

Adriana Martin, [email protected], Washington University School of Medicine,

314-273-1355, www.rradTrial.org

 

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

 

FITNESS CONSULTATION

Womens’ Fitness and Designed Workouts

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

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

314-541-3556

Lectures & Continuing Education

LONG-TERM CARE EQUALITY INDEX

Aging Equality Project for Human Rights Campaign Foundation

October 26 – 12:00 p.m.

While older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) adults confront the same issues everyone else does when choosing aging services, the reality of life in long-term care for LGBT people can be drastically different from their non-LGBT peers. Join this session to learn about the concerns of LGBT elders, gain insight into the Long-term Care Equality Index (LEI), a benchmarking tool, and walk away with steps you can take to promote equitable and inclusive long-term residential care and services in your community. Presented by Dan Stewart, Associate Director of the Aging Equality Project for the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. CEUs available.

Jamie McGeechan, [email protected], VOYCE, 314-919-2410, www.voycestl.org

 

COMMUBITY EDUCATION WEBINAR

VOYCE

November 9 – 12:00 p.m.

Join us for this Community Education webinar from VOYCE. Remember the old adage “Knowledge is Power”? That certainly applies to becoming well-informed on all that is involved with aging! Join Wells Fargo’s Aging Client Service Strategy Leader for an informative course on financial safety. Spend the hour breaking down what you need to know about identifying financial exploitation and providing easy tips on keeping you and your money safe throughout your golden years. Presented by Lauree Peterson-Sakai, SVP, Aging Risk Strategy Leader, Wells Fargo. Registration for this webinar is free.

Jamie McGeechan, [email protected], VOYCE, 314-919-2410, www.voycestl.org

 

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

 

PARKINSON’S LATEST ADVANCES

Parkinson’s Foundation

October 30 – 10:00 a.m.

Join us as we learn more about the latest treatment advances from Parkinson’s experts and hear from veterans who are now living with Parkinson’s disease. We will explore the resources and support services that veterans have access to through the VA and the Parkinson’s Foundation. Topics to be covered will include an overview of Parkinson’s disease symptoms and treatment, rehabilitative therapies, mental health and PD, eligibility and access to VA Parkinson’s resources, and more. Our featured speakers from the VA St. Louis Health Care System: - Dr. Robert White, MD - Megan Young, MS, CCC-SLP - Nicole Neveau, PT, DPT, NCS - Dr. Chris O'Connell, MD - Ebonee Lyle, MSW, LCSW *This is a virtual program, taking place live, using the online Zoom platform. Instructions on joining the webinar are provided after registering.

Elizabeth Guerrero, [email protected], Parkinson's Foundation, 830-253-0011,

https://www.parkinson.org/events/2021/St-Louis-Vets

ONLINE BANKING

Mirowitz Center

October 15 – 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

In a time of social isolation and limited business hours, banking in person at our local bank has become a daunting challenge for many. Please join Michael Stevenson, Senior Vice President and Senior Retail Banking Officer at Royal Banks of Missouri, to learn more about online banking, including how to register, how to look up account information, how to pay bills online, how to make deposits using your mobile device, and how to transfer funds.

Susan Kemppainen, [email protected], Mirowitz Center, 314-733-9813,

https://schedulesplus.com/covplace/kiosk/dspschedules.do

 

IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON OLDER ADULTS

St. Louis University

December 31

The Gateway Geriatric Education Center at Saint Louis University is pleased to offer "Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Older Adults", a 3-Hour Continuing Education Event that is available to view any time until December 31, 2020. Continuing Education is available for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nursing Home Administrators, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, and Physical Therapists. More information is available on the registration link: https://tinyurl.com/SLUCOVID

Kathy Leonard, [email protected], Saint Louis University, 314-977-8454,

www.aging.slu.edu 

 

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

MICHAEL KAHN BOOK SERIES

Mirowitz Center

October 15 – 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

What started as a dare from his wife has blossomed into an 11-part book series for attorney Michael Kahn. Kahn works as senior counsel at Capes Sokol Goodman & Sarachan PC law firm in Clayton by day, and by night, he writes mystery novels. This program is provided in conjunction with FEL (Friends Enjoying Life), an organization supported by the Mirowitz Center.

Susan Kemppainen, [email protected], Mirowitz Center, 314-733-9813,

https://schedulesplus.com/covplace/kiosk/dspschedules.do

 

ST. LOUIS BANJO CLUB

The Elk’s Club

October 28 – 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Banjos Are at the Elks Club On Thursday, October 28th 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 p.m. Did we mention the music is free? And, there is room to dance.

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

www.stlouisbanjoclub.org

JEOPARDY JOE

November 1 – 2:00 p.m.

JEOPARDY JOE is ready to provide your Senior Community with a much needed boost to your activity schedule. 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

 

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  

 

ORIGAMI PAPER FOLDING

Craft Alliance

Learn the art of Origami paper folding with this how-to guide from Craft Alliance created by St. Louis artist Abigail Lowe. Download the guide for free and learn at your own pace. https://craftalliance.org/craft-at-home.

Mark Witzling, [email protected], Craft Alliance, 314-725-1177,

https://www.craftalliance.org

 

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

LEARN ABOUT THE RED CROSS

American Red Cross

October 18 – 5:00 p.m.

Join the Red Cross for 20 minutes via TEAMS online or by phone from the comfort & safety of your own home. This is a great opportunity to learn: -How families continue to depend on our volunteers every day for emergency support, including disaster response, support for our military and veterans, and supplying life-saving blood to people in need -How you can be part of the largest humanitarian agency in the world -How you can help people – even from the comfort and safety of your home -The answers to any questions you may have Thursday, October 14 at 12:00 p.m. and October 18 at 5:00 p.m. Register to attend: http://www.redcross.org/ARCVolunteerFair  You will then receive an email with the online link and/or call-in information to join. 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. Join us to find out how little time it takes to have a HUGE impact on your community. Any questions, or to schedule a custom presentation for your group, please contact: Kristin Pendleton [email protected] Call or Text: 314-281-7968.

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

http://www.redcross.org/ARCVolunteerFair

 

ST. LOUIS PRESS CLUB CONTINUED SUPPORT

St. Louis Press Club

2021 has been a year of many successes and challenges for Press Club. However, the one constant has been your ongoing support which has been essential to raising awareness and vital funding for the sixteen journalism student scholarships we awarded this year, as well as enterprise grants for working journalists to spotlight marginalized issues in our region.  As we head towards the end of this year and look forward to 2022, I am happy to report that we have continued to provide meaningful Zoom programming through the "Our IN THE NOW" interview series with 40 media professionals from our region and nationally with CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent, Major Garrett -- each sharing their insights during these difficult times. It is available for viewing at www.stlpressclub.org I hope we can count on your ongoing commitment to our program of work to ensure the future of quality media. Together we can inspire young students to enter the field of journalism and support those independent journalists struggling to share under-reported stories that need to be told. Please help us continue with our plans by considering a year-end, tax-deductible contribution to Press Club. By making a donation by December 31, you can ensure your gift is counted for 2021. You can either mail your check to Press Club at P.O. Box 410522, St. Louis, MO 63141 or make an online tax-deductible at gift https://stlpressclub.org/donate_payment.html

Again, many thanks for your support.

St. Louis Press Club, Joan Lee Berkman, President, St. Louis President

 

NEW LOCATION

Veterans Home Care (VHC)

Veterans Home Care (VHC) announces it has moved to new and larger offices at 11975 Westline Industrial Drive at The Crossings at Westport. The firm was previously located at 11861 Westline Industrial Drive, Ste 750 in 63146. The new offices occupy three floors and are now home to 77 Veterans Home Care's local employees and those of its sister company, SmartCompanion Care LLC. It’s a change from the previous location’s 13,350 square feet to 31,524 square feet with space for additional growth as the firm continues to expand. The move to larger offices corresponds with Veterans Home Care’s objective to not only serve more veterans and their families, but all seniors, on a nationwide basis. VHC begain in 2003 and since then has helped 19,000+ veterans and their surviving spouses who qualify, apply for a non-service related disability pension from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) called aid and attendance, which pays for assistance with activities of daily living in their homes. Innovation now provides VHC with the ability to serve every senior and disabled adult, regardless of service, with the latest Alexa powered medical alert system. This is Veterans Home Care’s third location in West St. Louis County. For more https://veteranshomecare.com.

Janet Jennewein, [email protected], Veterans Home Care, 314-520-0668,

www.veteranshomecare.com

 

FOOD ASSISTANCE

St. Louis Food Angels and Bilingual International Assistant Services

Bilingual International Assistant Services is partnering with St. Louis Food Angels (STLFA) as part of the COVID-19 Regional Response to provide assistance with food and other necessities for St. Louis area home bound individuals, especially those with limited English language ability. Procurement and deliveries may include pre-paid and limited direct purchase of retail grocery items, as well as food pantry non-perishables. These services are intended for seniors, individuals with disabilities, and others with increased medical increased risk. Priority will be given to individuals meeting the above eligibility criteria. For more information and client referral, contact Eli Hoxha at [email protected]

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

 

GRAY MATTERS ALLIANCE IS NOW APPROVED MEDICAID WAIVER PROVIDER

Gray Matters Alliance is now an Approved Medicaid Waiver Provider in Illinois. If you are in Illinois and are interested in a live demo of the GMA System's Assistive Technology please contact: Robin Richard with Illinois Assistive Technology Program: 217-522-7985, [email protected]  www.iltech.org  to schedule an appointment. Webinars are also available. We look forward to working with our neighbors in Illinois. Please see PR Release for details: https://www.prlog.org/12835256.html

Vicki Spraul, [email protected], Gray Matters Alliance, 314-266-2678,

www.graymattersalliance.com

 

 

 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR CHURCH WORKERS AND MISSIONARIES     

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,

www.lssliving.org

 

REMINDER TO THANK YOUR ASSISTED LIVING WORKERS

The Villages of St. Peters

Even though families can only do window visits and some face to face visits outdoors with their loved ones, please take the time to thank your workers in assisted living that are doing their best to keep your family members safe and happy. The Villages of St. Peters will be celebrating with a list of happenings to show our appreciation to our dedicated employees. A kind note or a friendly thank you would be appreciated from our community and family members.

Lori Guilliams, [email protected], The Villages of St. Peters, 636-922-7600,

www.vofsp.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

 

 

 

 

BRIDGING THE GAP OF SENIOR COMMUNITY LIVING

Grey Matters Alliance

Introducing New Programs for Senior Communities and Home Health Agencies (Medical and Non-Medical) Gray Matters Alliance (GMA) is pleased to announce its latest programs, Assistive Living PLUS for Senior Communities and Assistive Living PLUS for Home Health Agencies. The new programs are designed to help communities and agencies with potential clients that inquired about their services but are “holding” off for whatever reason. The GMA System bridges that gap of “Not Now” to “I’m Ready”. The GMA System provides an intermediary solution (and beyond) that you can provide to your prospects or current clients, keeping your company connected and top of mind, at the same time demonstrating the value of your services or by adding more value to your existing services. While this program is valuable in normal circumstances, it is especially useful during the current crisis. Read More: file:///C:/Users/Owner/Desktop/Announcing%202%20New%20Programs.pdf

Vicki Spraul, [email protected], Gray Matters Alliance, 314-266-2678,

www.graymattersalliance.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]

 

TALK IN THE PARK

The Senior Learning Institute with the City of Chesterfield

October 20 – 10:00 a.m.

City of Chesterfield's - Talk In The Park West Pavilion, Central Park, 16365 Lydia Hill Drive Refreshments Provided It’s common to want to stay in our homes as long as possible. One of the ways to do that is to bring in resources, as need it. Be it help with meal prep, laundry, or just having someone to talk with to skilled nursing care, physical and occupational therapy, there is an in-home solution for you. Our panel of experts will provide advice and answer your questions.

Ted Gotltieb, [email protected], The Senior Learning Institute, 314- 400-8102,

www.seniorlearninginstitute.com

 

REMOTE WITNESS AND DOCUMENT NOTARIZATION EXTENDED

Quinn Estate and Elder Law, LLC

Governor's Executive Order 20-14 Signed September 3, 2020 Executive Order Extending Remote Witnessing and Notarization of Documents This extends the ability to remotely witness and notarize documents until December 30, 2020. https://www.sos.mo.gov/library/reference/orders/2020/eo14

Deirdre Cechin, [email protected], Quinn Estate & Elder Law,LLC,

636-394-7242, www.quinnestatelaw.com

 

 

DEMENTIA CAREGIVER ONLINE SURVEY ON HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

St. Louis University

This is an opportunity for family or professional caregivers to participate in a survey study. If participants agree to take part in the study (which takes approximately 12-15 minutes to complete), they will complete an online survey on background information and characteristics of their caregiving experience. Additional questions will address the caregiver’s mental health, medical issues, family relationships and attitudes around caregiving. A random drawing will be done for participants who complete the survey for a chance at winning one of two $25 Amazon gift cards. This study is completely voluntary, and participants can choose to withdraw participation at any time. If any participants want to take part in this study, please click on the link below to start the survey. If you or any participants have any questions, you can contact the PI (Max Zubatsky) and 314-977-2496 or [email protected]  Thank you. Survey: https://slu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4OvD1rZgZjwcpA9

Max Zubatsky, [email protected], Saint Louis University, 314-977-2496,

https://slu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4OvD1rZgZjwcpA9

 

TITLE I, AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA)

Charis Disability Advocates

American Disabilities Act for those with health challenges address reasonable accommodations for continued employment, such as: installing a ramp; modifying a rest room; modifying the layout of a workspace; accessible and assistive technologies such as screen reader software, videophones; making materials available in large print; closed captioning at meeting and events; allowing a service animal in a business meeting; adjusting work schedules for those with chronic conditions to allow for medical appointments or complete work at alternate times or locations. For more information, contact the Job Accommodations Network (JAN), an ODEP-funding technical assistance center that provides free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations. Consultants also provide information on home-based business and self-employment options with ongoing support. 1-800-526-7234 or visit the web: www.askJan.org  

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

www.charisdisability.com

 

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.

Video Chat - 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 

 

CRAFT ALLIANCE PARTNERS WITH ST. LOUIS LAMBERT INTERNATIONAL

Artists as Educators: Craft Alliance’s Teaching Artists

Now thru February 15

Craft Alliance, one of the premier craft organizations in the country, is proud to partner with Saint Louis Lambert International Airport to present Artists as Educators: Craft Alliance’s Teaching Artists. The exhibition highlights the talented Craft Alliance faculty who inspire and elevate creativity in its studios. The exhibition runs mow thru February 15, 2021 in the Saint Louis Lambert International Airport Gallery East.

“Craft Alliance has a rich history of artists teaching in our studios,” says Stefanie Kirkland, Director of Galleries + Artists-in-Residence at Craft Alliance. “Our faculty is made up of exceptionally skilled practicing artists who teach classes for adults, as well as for children. Our teachers are hardworking artists and the driving force of leadership and passion that is present in our studio classrooms and in the community. We are excited to partner with Saint Louis Lambert International Airport to bring their inspiring work to a broader audience.”

Jessica Goodhart, [email protected]

 

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

 

SERVICES EXPANDED

Power Mobility Equipment, LLC

We are excited to announce that in addition to servicing lift chairs, power chairs, and scooters we are expanding our services to include hospital beds. We now offer evaluation and repair services for beds out of warranty. Feel free to reach out if you know someone who has a powered Mobility unit with any issues or needs maintenance. And we will offer 20% off evaluation. Contact list and social distancing is performed our technicians also wear masks and gloves

Angela Haas, [email protected], Power mobility Equipment llc. 314-277-0851

 

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]

 

FOOD ASSISTANCE

St. Louis Area Foodbank

If you are someone you know is in need of food during this difficult time, please contact the St. Louis Area Foodbank for help.  The Outeach Coordinators at the St. Louis Area Foodbank are available to help those in our community who are in need of food.  Please contact the St. Louis Area Foodbank at 314-528-8622.

St. Louis Area Foodbank, Melissa Melton, Outreach Coordinator, 314-528-8622

 

MEDICAL MARAJUANA

MMJ Concierge

By the end of 2020, medical cannabis will be available to residents of the state of Missouri. Interested? What can medical marijuana do for my chronic pain? How do I get it? How do I get a license? Do I need a doctor referral? What are Missouri’s Qualifying Conditions? How much does it cost? Can I quit other pharmaceuticals? Do I smoke it? How do I know what to buy? As a previous investor in the industry, Ruthie Jayne, the MMJ Concierge, will lead seminars at your location with a lively power point or will provide private home visits, sharing with you the facts of MMJ. Ruthie Jayne-[LIFE] Moves with Care by Ruthie 314-277-7284 [email protected]  Find me on Google: https://www.mmjconcierge.net/ Facebook-stl mmj concierege

Ruthie Jayne, [email protected], MMJ Concierge, 314-277-7284,

www.mmjconcierge.net

 

LONG-TERM CARE COMMUNITY PPE LIST

VOYCE

VOYCE has created a list of PPE and morale needs of long-term care communities, and home care, hospice and adult day companies to help them connect with donors. The list can be found here: https://www.voycestl.org/services/covid-19-response.  To have your facility or company's needs included please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/oFY5E97AAh7dBnWb6.

Marjorie Moore, [email protected], VOYCE, 314-918-8222, www.voycestl.org

 

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 HEAARING 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

 

 

 

NAVIGATE THROUGH DRIVING CONCERNS

Gray Matters Alliance

Gray Matters Alliance adds two OTs to help families navigate through driving concerns with older loved ones. Gray Matters Alliance is happy to announce that Aaron Milligan, COTA/L and Lyndsey Boyer, MOT OTR/L have completed certification in the Beyond Driving with Dignity program through Keeping Us Safe. They are now available to help families determine whether it’s time for their older loved one to retire from driving. This is a very contentious and emotional topic for families, we are here to help take that burden off of them. Please read the press release for more information: file:///C:/Users/Owner/Desktop/Mediarelease.AMLBBDD.pdf

Vicki Spraul, [email protected], Gray Matters Alliance, 314-266-2678,

www.graymattersalliance.com

 

CLEANING PRODUCTS

Lighthouse for the Blind Industries

Lighthouse for the Blind-Saint Louis (LHB), a not-for-profit manufacturing and packaging organization with a dedicated social service mission (http://www.lhbindustries.com), achieved its best financial results in 2019 since 2012. The charitable business, also known as LHB Industries, Inc., ended 2019 with total revenue of approximately $27 million, an increase of 8.7% percent over 2018 year-end results. LHB also secured 20 new products for its liquid filling business and hired four new employees in 2019. LHB currently employs 53 people who are legally blind and expects to hire additional blind and legally blind personnel to help support the new business. LHB acquired SKILCRAFT® Pine Oil Disinfectant products and co-branded SKILCRAFT Diversey® floor care products through an award process with National Industries for the Blind, a government agency that employs people who are blind or have significant disabilities. The disinfectant and floor products are “sister products” that are produced on a new fill line located at the Lighthouse’s Berkeley facility in St. Louis County.

Jeff Dunap, [email protected], Lighthouse for the Blind–Saint Louis,

314-423-4333, https://lhbindustries.com

 

TUTORING SERVICES

BILINGUAL INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES

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 & in-person interview (if eligible)  Study materials and practice USCIS interviews  Basic case management & 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

2020 MONTHLY CAREGIVER CLASSES

Barnes Jewish West County Hospital

Second Tuesday of the month – 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

All classes will be held in the East conference room off the main lobby. To register, call: 314-542-9378

Oct. 13 Home Care Choices & How to find assistance at home

Learn about the difference between insurance-approved skilled home care and other home care choices, including private duty, home medical equipment, supplies, and other resources to help in the care of your loved one.

Nov. 10 Legal Matters and Goals of Care

An attorney will present information on important legal matters to address with your loved ones.  A palliative social worker will share ways to discuss goals of care and long-term planning.  Advance Directives will be discussed.

Dec 8 Alternate Therapies

There are many ways to cope with stress and different therapies will be discussed, such as music therapy, massage therapy, pet therapy, and more.  This will be an experiential class, with enough room for personal questions and needs.

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

Heather Bell, 314-872-5050

 

HOME LIQUIDATION ASSISTANCE

Harrisons Auctions

Do you need assistance liquidating personal property or business owners liquidating assets? We offer 30 plus years-experience. We can help many with options to choose from. Free consultation 314-230-6470. Floyd D. Harrison Sr.

Floyd Harrison, [email protected], Floyd D. Harrison Sr, 314-230-6470

 

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/

 

DRIVING WITH DIGNITY PROGRAM

Keeping Us Safe, LLC

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

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

 

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]com, St. Louis HELP Warehouse, 314-567-4700, www.stlhelp.org/equipmentloans

 

Honors & Recognition

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Support & Counseling

VISIT-A-BIT PROGRAM

St. Charles, St. Louis, Jefferson Counties

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

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

 

In Search Of ...

VOLUNTEERS FOR SENIOR TRANSPORTATION

County Older Resident Programs

Seeking volunteers to provide transportation to medical appointments and other essential appointments for older adults who live in St. Louis County. Give just a few hours, Monday – Friday, to a senior who lives near you. You will making a huge difference for the senior while contributing a worthwhile service for your community. Hours are flexible and mileage reimbursement is available. Call 314-615-4516 today to help someone in your community stay independent.

Susan Schafers, County Older Resident Program

 

TAX PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS

County Older Resident Programs

Like working with people? Know someone who does? Volunteers are needed to help with a tax program that helps older adults complete tax forms. Help is needed to schedule appointments, greet people who have appointments, help people prepare Missouri Property Tax Credit Claim forms and prepare Federal and State tax forms. Training is available for all positions. Some tax experience is preferred. Customer experience is desired. For more information, call Robin Gillespie, [email protected], 314-615-4435.

Susan Schafers, County Older Resident Program

 

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

 

SENIOR POISON CONTROL PROGRAM AUDIENCE

The Missouri Poison Center

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

Amanda Ruback, [email protected], Missouri Poison Center,

314-612-5719, www.missouripoisoncenter.org

 

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

 

DONATIONS – ST. LOUIS PRESS CLUB

St. Louis Press Club

In these uncertain times, many organizations are struggling. Please consider supporting your local St. Louis Press Club. We need your help to continue supporting the numerous scholarships for media students awarded every year, funding grants for Enterprise investigative journalism and continuing to offer our communication workshops and forums (dates TBD) on major issues that are open to the community.

Founded in 1956, St. Louis Press Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of people who make, cover, influence and consume the news. Our mission is to serve as a primary resource for the journalism and communications industry. Our goals are to advance understanding of the mass communications discipline, promote scholarship and professional excellence, facilitate communication between mass communicators and their respective publics and promote awareness of significant issues facing the mass communication field throughout the community. We are affiliated with other cities’ Press Clubs throughout the United States and abroad. We research and publish a St. Louis Region Media Guide and hold an annual Media Persons of the Year Award Gala that honors national and local media professionals for their exemplary communication careers.

Ways to Contribute:

Become a St. Louis Press Club Member http://www.stlpressclub.org/MembershipPayment.html

Buy a St. Louis Press Club t-shirt! http://www.stlpressclub.org/TShirtPayment.html

Make a Donation! http://www.stlpressclub.org/donate.html

St. Louis Press Club, www.stlpressclub.org 

 

 

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