Seniors' Resource Guide - Display Advertisers

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AccuCare                            Age Smart                        Aging Ahead              Alexian Court Apts. Algonquin Nurses All Care Home Care

Alzheimer's Assn.   Amen, Ganter & Cap. AmRamp Aperion Care Around the Clock Assistance Home Care

AW Healthcare        Baue   Bayada Beck Estate Planning Bethesda Big Bend Woods

BJC HomeCare       BJC Hospice                BJC Volunteer Breakthrough Coalition Brookdale Brooking Park

Cape Albeon           Cardinal Ritter                Care Solutions Caregivers Inn CenterPointe Hospital City of Chesterfield

CLAIM             Continuum                Cordell Planning Coulson Elder Law Debra Schuster Deer Valley

Des Peres Hosp. Dolan Memory Care       Elder Care Law Emerest Health Estate Sales Family Partners

FasterHouse            Gambril Gardens            Good Samaritan Grab Bar Guys Green Park Sr. Living Home Instead

Home Safety            HomeTeam              HomeWatch Care HOPE I Care We Care Jones Home Health

Lasting Impressions Lifework Transitions        LSS Afordable LSS Aging Answers LSS Reach Your Goals LSS Sr. Connections

Martha C. Brown     Martha's Hands              Mary Ryder Home McKnight Place Asst. McKnight Place SN MEAAA (See Aging Ahead)

Med Plus Health      Mederi Caretenders      Medicine Shoppe Mercy Health Mount Carmel O'Fallon Mount Carmel St. Charles

National Church       Nazareth Living Center  NHC HealthCare OASIS Paraquad Parc Provence

Premiere Eye           Pyramid Home Health      Quinn Estate Law Rent A Relative Right At Home Sansone Group

Seasons Hospice     Senior Care/Paul Susic   Senior Services Plus Seniors Helping Seniors Seniors Home Care Signature Medical Group

Six Hr. Organizer  SLAAA               SLAAA Sp. Needs Society for the Blind South Cty. Senior Law Southern Bus Mobility

Spectrum                 SSM Health at Home      SSM Home Hospice St. Andrews Hud St. Andrews at Francis St. Andrews Solutions

St. Louis Care Alliance St. Louis Library       StoneBridge Stonecrest Swiss Chalet Team Ted

Tesson Heights   The Bridge at Florissant The Gatesworth The Sheridan Tower Grove Manor Trout Lodge

Tucker Allen Univ. College - WU       Victorian Gardens VNA Vouga Law Washington University OT

Well Home Willowcreek              Yvonne Wesa


 


      EMPLOYMENT

CAREGIVER-CLIENT SCHEDULER

Senior Helpers

Seeking Part Time (future Full Time) Caregiver-Client Scheduler for In-Home Care

Steve McCollum, smccollum@seniorhelpers.com, Senior Helpers, 636-925-0008,

https://www.seniorhelpers.com/stcharles

 

CNA OR REHABILITATION AID

Young in Spirit Adult Day Center

Young in Spirit ADC has a full-time CNA position, and or Rehabilitation aid open. Qualifications are background/training as CNA or rehab aid, with a minimum of one-year experience working with the elderly or DD population. Interested individuals must value team work, respect for Diversity. Job description: Assisting clients with ADL's, assist Activity Director in selecting activities to fit client's needs and capabilities, implement therapeutic programs to improve client's functioning, timely documentation/recording of information, communicating with Supervisors, colleagues, clients and their family members and monitoring clients progress or responses to activities/treatments. Please send resume to llbrn72656@aol.com.

Laura Bone, www.llbrn72656@aol.com, Young in Spirit Adult Day Center,

314-645-2411, www.younginspiritadultdaycenter.com

 

CAREGIVERS

Assistance Home Care

Assistance Home Care continues to grow and expand, and we are actively looking for wonderful caregivers to join our team for a growing number of care opportunities that are available through our four locations located in South County, West County, Mid County and St. Charles County. We provide a positive environment, commitment to teamwork, great communication and a sincere desire to support and train our team. Our employees are the foundation of our success and we are committed to support, appreciate and appreciate our team for the wonderful and important work that they do. If you want to work close to home and with employees that care as much as you do, check out Assistance Home Care today.

Jennifer Henningfeld, jen@assistancehc.com, Assistance Home Care, 636-410-0266,

http://assistancehomecarestlouis.com

 

EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE

Worknet

We find jobs for people under 65, who receive SSI or SSDI monthly if they would also like to find employment. Please call 314-621-6300.

Larry Brown, larry@worknetnow.com, WORKNET, INC., 314-621-6300,

www.worknetnow.com

 

ELECTION JUDGE POLL WORKER

St. Louis City Board of Election

Apply to Become an Election Judge Poll Worker City of St. Louis residents may apply to become an Election Judge to check in and assist voters on Election Day. Description: Check in and assist voters on Election Day. Requirements: In order to become an Election Judge in the City of St. Louis, residents must: Be 18 years of age or older and a registered voter. Be able to read, write, and speak the English language. Be available from 5:00 a.m. until closing of the polls. Attend a training session prior to the Election. Pay per Election = $125 (includes mandatory training pay). Declare a Political party (Democrat, Republican or Independent). Excludes Technical Specialists, who are non-partisan. https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/board-election-commissioners/poll-worker.cfm

Jacqueline Robinson, www.robinsonj@stlouis-mo.gov, St. Louis City Board of Election Commissioners, 314-622-4399, https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/board-election-commissioners/poll-worker.cfm

 

CNA, HOME HEALTH AID AND CAREGIVERS

Seniors Home Care

All types of shifts are available and need staffing. Requirements include two-year’s experience in health care or home health field, reliable transportation with auto insurance, high school graduate or GED, clean background checks, may be required to travel at least 35 miles. Seniors Home Care is a leading provider of assisted living services at home. If you are looking for a job that provides the satisfaction of helping others, please apply at https://seniorshomecare.applicantpro.com/jobs/422632.html  Qualified applicants will be contacted after applications are submitted.

Bob Pavekla, bob@seniorshomecare.com, Seniors Home Care, 314-962-2666,

http://www.seniorshomecare.com/careers-with-shc/

 

CNA OR PERSONAL AND HOME CARE AIDE

Pyramid Home Health Services

Now hiring. Join our elite team of healthcare professionals as a Certified Nursing Assistant or a Personal and Home Care Aide. We beat other provider's hourly pay rates. Receive up to 80 hours of paid time off or choose to take it as additional pay. Full-time employees of Pyramid also receive 6-paid holidays annually and medical insurance for $30 per month. Starting your career with us is easy! www.pyramidhhs.com  

1-800-699-1746 An equal opportunity employer. EOE/AA

Michael Malone, mmalone@pyramidhhs.com, Pyramid Home Health Services,

800-699-1746, www.pyramidhhs.com

 

LADIES FITNESS CONSULTATION

Women’s Fitness and Health Training

Ladies please call Christine at 314-541-3556 for a free 30 min fitness consultation. We will talk about your goals and what limitations you might have.

Christine Bond, cbondfit@gmail.com, Women’s Fitness and health training,

314-541-3556

 

DIRECTOR OF NURSING

Cardinal Ritter Senior Services

Cardinal Ritter Senior Services is seeking to hire a Full-Time Director of Nursing for its Mary Queen & Mother Center Skilled Nursing Facility. The Director of Nursing is responsible for Planning, Developing, Organizing, and Directing the overall operations of the Nursing Department in accordance with the Federal and State Guidelines. Must have knowledge of Federal, State, and local regulations governing employment regulations and knowledge of the operation and organization of an extended care facility. Minimum five (5) years Nursing experience in long term care.

Allan Standberry, astandberry@crssstl.org, Cardinal Ritter Senior Services,

314-918-2254, hr@crssstl.org

 

RN NURSE MANAGER

Cardinal Ritter Senior Services

Cardinal Ritter Senior Services is looking to hire a Full-Time RN Nurse Manager for its Mary Queen & Mother Center Skilled Nursing Facility. Must be currently licensed and qualified as a Registered Nurse in the State of Missouri. Knowledge in the proper use of equipment necessary to fulfill physician’s orders and facility policies. Must possess knowledge of regulations governing extended care facilities. Competitive salary and excellent Benefits. EOE

Allan Standberry, astandberry@crssstl.org, Cardinal Ritter Senior Services,

314-918-2254, hr@crssstl.org

 

RN / LPN WEEKEND AND EVENING SUPERVISOR

Cardinal Ritter Senior Services

Cardinal Ritter Senior Services is looking to hire RNs/LPNs for Weekend Supervisor Duty and Evening Supervisor Duty. Must be currently licensed and qualified as a Registered Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Missouri. Knowledge in the proper use of equipment necessary to fulfill physician’s orders and facility policies. Must possess knowledge of regulations governing extended care facilities. Excellent Benefits and competitive Salary. EOE

Allan Standberry, astandberry@crssstl.org, Cardinal Ritter Senior Services,

314-918-2254, hr@crssstl.org

 

CAREGIVERS

Home Instead Senior Care

Home Instead Senior Care of St. Charles County is hiring CAREGIVERS immediately serving: St. Charles City, St. Peters, O’Fallon, Lake St. Louis, Wentzville, Foristell, Wright City. Home Instead Senior Care provides non-medical in-home care services to seniors. We are looking for compassionate, dependable caregivers to provide home help, transportation, personal care needs such as assisting with toileting and showering, as well as Alzheimer's & Dementia care. • Competitive Pay • Short-Shift Bonuses • Overtime Pay • Direct Deposit • Flexible work schedule • Paid Time-Off Opportunities • Client Referral Bonus Program • Caregiver Referral Bonus Program • IRA with Company Match Program • AFLAC Supplemental Insurance • Must be able to pass an extensive background check that includes DMV, drug test, and references • Must participate in Missouri's Family Care Safety Registry • Must have reliable transportation, current Driver's License and automobile insurance • Be at least 21 years of age, or have minimum of 1 year caregiving experience • Must have the desire to make a difference in a senior’s life! Contact our office today at 636-477-6025 for an opportunity to interview!

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

636-477-6025, https://www.homeinstead.com/782/home-care-jobs

 

CNA and PCT

A Mother’s Touch in Home Health Care

We are excited to meet you. Drop by our North county office, 4137 N Highway 67 Ste C Florissant, MO 63034. Office hours Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CNA, PCT.   We would love to meet you. Join the Mother's Touch family now.

Barbara Jackson, jackson4165@gmail.com, A Mother's Touch in Home Health Care

314-733-5100, AMTinhomehealth@gmail.com

 

MARKETING PROFESSIONAL

Jewish Federation of St. Louis

Jewish Federation of St. Louis seeks creative and highly motivated marketing professionals. Please visit https://www.jfedstl.org/about-us/career-opportunities/

Dawn Beasley, hr@jfedstl.org, Jewish Federation of St. Louis, 314-442-3854,

www.jfedstl.org


     HEALTH & WELLNESS

HEALTH THROUGH THE AGES SPEAKER SERIES

Chesterfield Villas

June 19 and June 26 – 6:30 p.m.

Chesterfield Villas and SLUCare Physicians Group Cordially invite you to attend the "Health Through the Ages" Speaker Series: June 19- Dr. Clay McDonough, Urologic Surgeon. "His and Hers, Our Age Urology Issues" Tues. June 26-Dr. George Grossberg, Director, Geriatric Psychology "Senior Moments and Alzheimer’s Disease”.  Presentation held at 14901 N Outer 40 Rd, Chesterfield, Mo 63017 - Doors open at

6:15 p.m. Speaker will begin at 6:30 p.m. Appetizers and beverages will be served. Please RSVP to 636-532-9296 or mmeyer@delmargardens.com

Mary Ann Meyer, mmeyer@delmargardens.com, Chesterfield Villas, 636-532-9296,

www.delmargardens.com

 

HOME HEALTH CARE – NEW ST. CHARLES LOCATION

Deer Valley Home Health

Deer Valley Home Health has a new office in St. Charles to meet all of your Home Health needs. We offer Consumer Directed Service, Personal Care, Healthy Child and Youth, Veterans Aid and Attendance, and Dept. of Mental Health Services. Deer Valley Home Health is currently accepting applications for RN's, CNA's, and Home Health Assistants.

Kimberly Jones-Brenson, kjonesbrenson@deervalleyhomehealth.com, Deer Valley Home Health Services, 636-493-6488, www.deervalleyhomehealth.com

 

FOOT CARE AT HOME

Anodyne Podiatry

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

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

314-412-7518

 

MEMORY CARE

Montessori Moments in Time Program

Memory Care, what does this mean? We think it means; to enrich the lives of our community, residents, families and employees through extraordinary experiences. The Montessori Moments in Time Program is designed to capture our residents' special moments at any given time, validate them, and help them live fully in those moments. This is accomplished through the following five directional paths: Life Engagement, Dining Experience, Team Promise, Family Connections and Health & Wellness. We have based our program on Naomi Feil's Validation Theory: People who are in the late stages of life might have unresolved issues that drive behaviors and emotions. Reciprocated communication of respect which communicates that others' opinions are acknowledged, respected and heard and that they are being treated with genuine respect as legitimate expression of their feelings rather than marginalized or dismissed. This is our Memory Care.

Stephanie Renz, mdow.mkt@meridiansenior.com, Assisted Living at the Meadowlands,

636-978-3600, http://www.meridiansenior.com/community/the-meadowlands

 

MANICURES AT HOME

Mobile Manicurist Today

We offer an intimate experience with indigenous treatments made on our premises from ingredients such as herbs, fruits, and botanical. You can create your own spa products as well using oils, herbs, mud, and masques mixed on site to suit your pampering needs. We also offer a variety of services including custom made manicures and pedicures. Please call or visit our website for more information​. 314-332-4410

Pamela Adams, mobilemanicuristtoday@gmail.com, Mobile Manicurist Today,

314- 332-4410, www.mobilemanicurist.today

 

FREE WELLNESS SCREENINGS

Mondays - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Hylton Point

You are invited to participate in a weekly free wellness screening. Screenings for individuals over 55 include: blood pressure readings, weight check, blood sugar readings, as well as prayer and spiritual support by a Lutheran Senior Services Parish Nurse. Every reading is taken by a Wellness Kiosk with print outs available to take to your doctor. Don't miss this free resource today. Hylton Point Apartments, 933 Belt Ave, St. Louis, Mo 63112. Mondays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Call Savanna to make an appointment 314-367-7697.

Savanna Little, savanna.litali@lssliving.org  Lutheran Senior Services, 314-367-7697, www.lssliving.org   

 

FREE WELLNESS SCREENINGS

Tuesdays - 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

LSS Rose Hill House

Take control of your health and take control of your life. Wellness Kiosks are specialized computers operated by our Parish Nurses. The kiosks measure blood pressure, weight and blood glucose levels. With our LSS Registered Parish Nurse on hand in the kiosk, you can stay on track with your health. This free service is now being offered at LSS Rose Hill House, Affordable Housing for seniors, every Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. to

12:00 p.m. located at 225 West Rose Hill Avenue in the beautiful heart of Kirkwood, MO. Call 314-822-4928 for your appointment today.

Vanessa Fakes, vanessa.fakes@lssliving.org  LSS Rose Hill House I & II,

314-822-4928, www.lssliving.org   

 

FREE HEALTH SCREENING

Lutheran Senior Services – Village at Mackenzie Place

Wednesday – 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Free Health Screening with a Faith Community Nurse. Insurance information is not needed. Measure your blood pressure, weight, blood sugar levels, and pulse. This free service is offered at Lutheran Senior Services – The Village at Mackenzie Place. 8520 Mackenzie Road, Affton, MO 63123 on Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Call

314-884-7909 for times and more information.

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

www.lssliving.org

 

FREE WELLNESS SCREENINGS

Thursdays - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Hilltop Manor

Hilltop Manor, a Lutheran Senior Services senior community is offering free wellness screenings with a Parish Nurse. Screenings include blood pressure readings, blood sugar screenings, and pulse and weight checks for all seniors 55+. A parish nurse is also available for prayer, spiritual support and resources. Many who are already taking advantage of this program are aware of the positive benefits it brings to their health. Please pass this on to any family or church members, friends or home health aides that may be interested. Call Michelle Herrick, Service Coordinator, for your appointment. Every Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 636-938-6442, 11 Hilltop Village Center Drive, Eureka, MO 63025.

Michelle Herrick, michelle.herrick@lssliving.org  Lutheran Senior Services,

636-938-6442, www.lssliving.org  

 

GERIATRIC ASSESSMENT CLINIC

First Thursday of the Month

Health Resource Center

Saint Louis University’s Health Resource Center and the Geriatric Education Center (GEC) are offering a free comprehensive geriatric assessment clinic for people 65 years of age or older, on the first Thursday of every month at the Health Resource Center located at 1408 N. Kingshighway Blvd #213, St. Louis, MO, 63113. A comprehensive assessment is more extensive than a screening appointment. The appointment is approximately two hours in length and includes assessments by medical, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and nutrition and social work professionals. To schedule an appointment please contact the SLU Geriatrics Division Office at 314-977-8462.

Kathy Leonard, leona12@slu.edu  Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, 314-977-8848, www.aging.slu.edu   

 

PARTNERING WITH PETS

Stonecrest at Clayton View Partners with the APA

It's Doggone Adorable! Stonecrest at Clayton View teams with the APA to bring its residents some cuddly medicine through anecdotes and research.  It's well-known that pets can help people of all ages reduce stress, loneliness, depression, lower blood pressure and more. However, as a person ages, they often can no longer sufficiently care for a pet on a daily basis. As part of its “Vibrant Life” program, Stonecrest at Clayton View has recently teamed with the Animal Protective Association of Missouri (APA) to find a way that animals, specifically puppies and kittens, can be a part of the extended family at Stonecrest and enrich the lives of their residents. This past February, Uber partnered with the APA and brought a few puppies for 15 minutes of cuddles to Stonecrest at Clayton View, the newly opened residential care community located in Richmond Heights, through its #UberPuppies project. This sparked an idea with the staff at Stonecrest, as some of their employees had occasionally brought their own dogs in for a day here and there, but nothing on a regular basis.  To learn more of this story, please contact us.

Annemarie Schumacher, media@schumachercreative.com  Stonecrest at Clayton View

314-475-5616, http://www.stonecrestatclaytonview.com  

 

COMMUNITY EDUCATION ON KNEE PAIN

Mid County Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine and The Arthritis Foundation

Join Signature Medical Group for a FREE knee pain seminar on the many options available to help you get back to the things you love. Mid County Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine and The Arthritis Foundation of Missouri are offering a free community education event on knee pain. John Tessier, MD will discuss common causes of knee pain and share insight on the many different treatment options available today. Dr. Tessier’s presentation will include: Causes of Knee Pain Typical Progression of Joint and Knee Arthritis Non-Surgical Treatment Options Including Stem Cell Therapy Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery Partial and Total Knee Replacement Successful Replacement Recovery Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/knee-deep-in-pain-knee-pain-seminar-tickets-42181781845.

Kala O'Connor, koconnor@signaturehealth.net, Signature Medical Group,

314-628-1650, https://www.signaturemedicalgroup.com/

 

ARE HIP OR KNEE PAIN AND CHRONIC STIFFNESS HOLDING YOU BACK?

Des Peres Hospital

Orthopedic Seminars at Des Peres Hospital If hip or knee pain and chronic stiffness are keeping you from doing the things you enjoy, you owe it to yourself to learn more about your surgical and non-surgical treatment options. Board-certified surgeons, nurses and therapists who specialize in orthopedic care. Join us at an upcoming seminar with an orthopedic specialist: https://www.despereshospital.com/conquer-joint-pain-seminar

Simone Valle, simone.valle@tenethealth.com  Des Peres Hospital (Tenet Healthcare),

314-966-9695, www.despereshospital.com  

 

WE CARE MOBILE DENTAL

Dr. Michael Travis, Pine Lawn Dental

While practicing general dentistry for many years, Dr. Michael Travis of Pine Lawn Dental has noticed an unfortunate trend with his clientele. Many people struggle to find transportation to and from the office, and instead choose to only call for an appointment when they have an emergency dental need. Treating these emergency situations is very costly and could easily be avoided with annual preventative care. Recognizing a great need for this care, We Care Mobile Dental was created by Dr. Travis and is currently serving over 40 independent, assisted and skilled living facilities. We accept most major dental insurances as well as Medicaid. Please contact us at 314-246-8090 to schedule an appointment or visit our website at www.wecaremobiledental.com and let us bring our services and teledentistry technology to your facility to provide prevention education and preventative procedures to you or your loved ones.

Meghan Travis, wecaremobiledental@gmail.com  We Care Mobile Dental,

314-276-8090, www.wecaremobiledental.com  


     LECTURES & CONT. EDUCATION

LIVING LIFE WITH INTENTION

Mercy Center

June 24 - October 14

Living with Intention::Strategic Tools for Middleagers and Beyond Sundays, 1:30-3:30pm at Mercy Center, 2039 N. Geyer Rd. 63131 This holistic monthly Sunday Series will guide you on ways to live with intention, reduce unnecessary stress, maintain a healthy brain, provide optimal care for our aging loved ones, and care for ourselves while caring for a loved one. All are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions. The first two sessions are.... 1.Creating the BEST Rest of Your Life* - Sunday, June 24 2.Five Fast Fixes to Reduce your Stress* - Sunday, July 15 3.Healthy Aging and the Brain, Aug 12 4.How to Talk about the Hard Stuff with your Aging Parents, Sept 23 5.Taking Care of the Caregiver Oct 14 Our Facilitator: Sylvia Nissenboim, LCSW, Certified Coach, is a teacher, author and clinical therapist. She counsels and coaches individuals and trains individuals and professionals through her company, Lifework Transitions,LLC. (www.lifeworktransitions.co) For more information call, Cathy Modde, Program Director Mercy Retreat Center 314-909-4646. 

Sylvia Nissenboim, sylvia@lifeworktransitions.co , 314-477-3144,  Lifework Transitions, www.lifeworktransitions.co


CAREGIVER CLASSES

Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Auditorium 1

Second Tuesday Each Month – 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Caregiver classes are presented on the second Tuesday each month, from March through December, covering varied topics with materials provided free to the public. Attend only the classes that are right for you. Classes don’t need to be taken consecutively and do not build on each other. Class time is 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Missouri Baptist Medical Center, main hospital entrance, Auditorium 1, 3015 N. Ballas Rd., St. Louis, Mo., 63131. For additional information regarding topics and to register please call 314-996-LIFE.

Heather Bell, MSW, LCSW, ACHP-SW, heather.bell@bjc.org, 314-575-9305, BJC Hospice, Missouri Baptist Medical Center

 

ST. LOUIS BRIDGE CLASSES

St. Louis Bridge Center

June 16 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

June 16 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Phillip Alder, renowned educator, former NY Times Bridge columnist, and current monthly contributor to the ACBL Bridge Bulletin, is coming to the St. Louis Bridge Center to conduct three Bridge classes beginning with How to Defeat more Contracts on.  Make Your Pre-Empts Effective and Theirs Ineffective on Saturday, June 16, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and  Double Your Bridge Fun with Doubles on Saturday, June 16, 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  For additional information, including pricing: www.stlouisbridge.org

Sharon Sweet, sharon.sweet75@gmail.com, St. Louis Bridge Center, 314-569-1430,

http://stlouisbridge.org

 

MINDFULNESS BASED CBT LECTURE

CenterPointe Hospital Behavioral Health Gym

June 22 – 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

CenterPointe Hospital Behavioral is presenting a free health lecture, Mindfulness Based CBT.  Presented by Laura Chackes, Psy.D., on Friday, June 22, 2018.  Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., with lecture from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Please join us at CenterPointe Hospital Gym, 4801 Weldon Spring Pkwy. St. Charles, MO 63304.  Admission is free, with Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 CE credits for Social Workers, Counselors, Addiction Counselors.  Please RSVP dmorgan@cphmo.net or

636-477-2157.

Sheila Hunt, sahunt@cphmo.net, CenterPointe Hospital, 636-345-6150,

www.CenterPointeHospital.com

 

UN DAY IN SUPPORT OF VICTIMS OF TORTURE

Missouri History Museum

June 26 – 7:00 p.m.

In recognition of UN Day in Support of Victims of Torture and collaboration with the Missouri Historical Society and the Refugee Congress, Bilingual International presents psychiatrist and author Dr. Jamal Fawaz. On June 26 at 7:00 p.m., Dr. Fawaz will discuss the innate human need to fit in, to belong, to find a "base" - specifically, the challenges for immigrants and refugees to find this base in the United States after 9/11. When an individual is forced to abandon everything in the face of violence, war, and/or torture, the struggle to find one's footing in a new environment has the potential to yield less than positive results. Dr. Fawaz will offer insights based on his work on how to create a welcoming "base" for those who have suffered greatly. Sign language interpretation and light refreshments will be provided. Location: Missouri History Museum, Lee Auditorium

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

 

DIVERSITY AND TOLERANCE CLASSROOM TEACHING MATERIAL

Randa Handler’s Classroom PDF Books

Are you a school teacher looking for a mainstream way to talk diversity and tolerance? Free PDF files of Randa Handler's books are available for your classroom. Teachers have shared online how they've found her books helpful, through reviews and 'lesson plans'. Even though picture books, their high word count (about 2500) targets early readers. Handler is an international journalist, publicist and publisher. In 2003, her publishing efforts launched an educational series of children’s books with Miss America 2000, Claire’s Adventures, that are still being used as ‘lesson plans’ by elementary school teachers. She has released five children’s books to instill in kids an appreciation of differences. Cubbie Blue and His Dog Dot (Book One), and What’s Up with Mike? (Book Two), a fantastical series populated with multi-ethnic characters. The Thanksgiving Dinner Platter, a fun book that explains why Thanksgiving is more than Turkey Day and introduces a similar celebration in Japan; If I Were King, is a fun animal tale about a feisty zebra trying to find her turf. One of her most popular children’s books, Boy Who Spoke to God, attempts to open dialogue about different religions with early readers using a fairy tale setting and multicultural characters.

Randa Handler, rahandler@earthlink.net, Ravencrest Publishing, 4 Diverse Books,

314-287-6175, www.ravencrestPublishing.com


     ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

LONGEST DAY FESTIVAL

Mattis Pointe Assisted Living and Memory Care

June 16 – 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

First annual Longest Day Festival at Mattis Pointe Assisted Living and Memory Care: 4950 Mattis Road St. Louis County, Mo. 63128. The Festival is Saturday June 16 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Fun for the whole family: food, drinks, games, live entertainment, gift baskets, 50/50 raffles and more. All proceeds go to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Kris Stark, kstark@americareusa.net, Mattis Pointe Assisted Living and Memory Care

314-366-3156, www.americareusa.net

 

ACTIVITY DAY TO SUPPORT ALZHEIMER’S

St. Louis Bridge Center

June 21 – 9:00 a.m.

The Longest Day, a full day of bridge activities to support Alzheimer’s Association at the St. Louis Bridge Center, 1270 North Price, Olivette, starts at 9:00 a.m. on June 21

Sharon Sweet, sharon.sweet75@gmail.com, St. Louis Bridge Center, 314-569-1430

 

ST. LOUIS BANJO CLUB PERFORMANCE

Elk’s Club

June 28 – 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

At the Elk’s Club on June 28, 2018, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., the St. Louis Banjo Club will provide a free evening of lively 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 314-842-3185 or visit our website: www.stlouisbanjoclub.org. Table seating and cash bar. Snacks available for purchase or bring your own. The music is free.

Donald Dempsey, dldempsey@earthlink.net, St. Louis Banjo Club, 314-842-1088,

www.stlouisbanjoclub.org

 

BERRIES AND BARBEQUE WINE TRAIL

Hermann Wine Trail

July 28 - 29

Berries & BarBQ Wine Trail July 28 & 29! Celebrate the flavors of summer at seven stops on the scenic Hermann Wine Trail. On July 28 & 29, the Hermann area wineries will feature luscious berries and BBQ paired with wine. Participating wineries; Adam Puchta, Bias, Hermannhof, Dierberg Star Lane, OakGlenn, Robller and Stone Hill. Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The $30 ticket price includes a souvenir wine glass. Purchase tickets in advance online at www.HermannWineTrail.com or call the Hermann Welcome Center at 800-932-8687.

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

https://hermannwinetrail.com/

 

HOST AN ART STUDIO IN YOUR HOME

Family Art Studios

Family Art Studios Why buy a gift when you and your family can create a unique, lasting one to share with all your friends and family. Hold an art studio in your home. We come to you. No experience necessary. We'll use your art on calendars, greeting cards, wall hangings and many other items custom created for you. FAS is a nonprofit art program. Call Dennis Jones, 314-368-4551.

Dennis Jones, jonesdennis818@yahoo.com, Family Art Studio, 314-368-455, www.ahmomentsstudios.org


     ANNOUNCEMENTS

ADULT DAY FACILITY OPEN HOUSE

Adult Day Center at the J

June 21 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Adult Day Open House, June 21, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Visit our beautiful facility and see our award-winning adult day program in action. This is the perfect opportunity to explore day program services and enjoy a sampling of the innovative therapeutic activities Adult Day at the J offers, including Tai Chi, Garden Club, Art Expressions, and more! Walk-ins welcome. For more information, call the Adult Day Center at

314-442-3248.

Ashley Stockman, astockman@jccstl.org, Adult Day Center at the J, 314-442-3245,

https://jccstl.com/programs/adult-day-center/

 

JUNK IN YOUR TRUNK SALE

Mercy Rehab Hospital

June 23 – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Junk in Your Trunk Sale is back. Vendors are being accepted now. $20 per parking space. Set up tables or open your trunk your junk is someone else's treasure. If you don't have something to sell stop by and take a look at everyone's junk. Saturday, June 23 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  Call Cam, 636-394-0968, for information. Mercy Rehab Hosp 14561 North Outer Forty, Chesterfield, 63017

Cam Compton, Jaacaa@aol.com, Miracles in Progress Stroke Support Group,

636-394-0968

 

FREE LOANS FOR HOME HEALTH EQUIPMENT

St. Louis HELP Website

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

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

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

 

NEW DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH CERTIFICATION

Serenity Adult Day Center

Serenity Adult Day Center is thrilled to announce that we are now certified through the Department of Mental Health - Division of Disabilities; in addition to our license with DHSS, this new certification enables our team to provide services for adults with differing abilities who wish to utilize their waivers through DMH for adult day services and Transportation. It has been an honor working with everyone at the Regional Office, DMH Case Managers, Sunnyhill Case Managers and all of our families. Thank you and we look forward to serving your needs. The Serenity Adult Day Center Care Team.

Carolyn Dowd, Carolyn.SerenityADC@gmail.com, Serenity Adult Day Center,

636-343-1600, www.SerenityADC.com

 

SENIOR PERSONAL ASSISTANT

Care Consulting, LLC

New Company in St. Louis offering Personal Assistant/Errand Services for Seniors......I specialize in Dementia but if you have someone who has trouble keeping track of appointments, care schedules, needs errands, help with bills, managing household needs (repairs, cleaning etc) I can help. I can also train caregivers. Particularly great with "difficult" seniors who just might be overwhelmed. If your family is out of town and your loved one is independent but still needs some help, I’m it.

Angela Haas, dementiastl@gmail.com, Care Consulting LLC, 314-277-0851

 

HERO FINANCING

Over 100 St. Louis County Homes Improved with HERO

Since launching in late 2016, over 100 county homeowners have used HERO financing to make energy improvements, like solar or efficient HVAC, with no upfront cost. HERO allows homeowners to pay for projects over time via a line item on their property taxes, per spokesperson Charly Norton. Last winter Laurence Banks of Hazelwood used HERO to replace his heating and cooling system and immediately noticed a difference in his home. “We didn’t have to set the furnace as high to keep the house warm and could use less energy,” Banks said. “When we looked at options, HERO was the smart thing to do. It was more convenient than setting up a home equity line, cheaper than using a credit card and much better than shelling out a big chunk of cash.” Area REALTOR Carolyn Mantia applauds HERO as an option for energy improvements. “I meet homeowners daily who could benefit from this vital tool. HERO upgrades can help homeowners live more comfortably, lower utility bills and may increase the value of their homes,” Mantia notes. “HERO has an exemplary track record in creating jobs, saving energy and protecting consumers. St. Louis homeowners deserve choices when it comes to home improvement.”

Charly Norton, cnorton@renovateamerica.com,  Renovate America, 858-260-4737,

www.renovateamerica.com

 

EDUCATIONAL, ENRICHMENT, AND WELLNESS COURSES

Hilltop House

Hilltop House brings a variety of educational, enrichment and wellness courses to the St. Louis region. Hilltop House is open and ready to serve those looking to promote their mental, emotional and physical wellness in the Greater St. Louis Region. Bringing a taste of East and West coast wellness centers to the Midwest, founder Maria Gianino is proud to share these offerings. One and two-day caregiver retreats will be offered as well as workshops and classes on stress management, mental health and wellness, yoga, healthy cooking and more. For more information contact maria@hilltophousestl.com, call 314-412-6098 or visit our website at www.hilltophousestl.com

Maria Gianino, maria@hilltophousestl.com, Hilltop House, 314-412-6098,

www.hilltophousestl.com

 

VOLUNTEERS PRESENT

American Red Cross

Come join us and learn how easy and little time it takes to have such an enormous impact on your local community. Hear directly from the volunteers from our five lines of service on why they're so passionate about what they do. Some of the Volunteer Opportunities include Disaster Response Biomed/Blood Services, Services to the Armed Forces Community Outreach Volunteer Support Office, Support Committees, Team Leads, Warehouse Support, Financial Development Support and so many more. Speak directly to the volunteers and staff from each line of service. Ask questions and learn why they are so passionate about what they do. Come experience the mission and find out if the American Red Cross is the right fit for you to volunteer.

Kristin Pendleton, Kristin.Pendleton@redcross.org, American Red Cross,

314-516-2800, http://www.redcross.org

 

NEW LOCATION

Assistance Home Care

Assistance Home Care is pleased to announce our newest South County location located at 5526 South Lindbergh Boulevard, across the parking lot from P'Sghetti's. We are excited to expand upon our presence and our support for our families and caregivers in South County. Assistance Home Care now has four offices to serve the growing needs of our community and our referral partners in South County, Mid County, West County and St. Charles County.

Allen Serfas, allen@assistancehc.com, Assistance Home Care, 314-856-9446,

http://assistancehomecarestlouis.com

 

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

Independent Transportation Network (ITN) Gateway

ITN Gateway will begin providing transportation services for those age 60+ and those who are visually impaired (age 21+) in a defined area within St. Louis County on May 9. Independent Transportation Network (ITN) is a national non-profit transportation system in existence for over 20 years with an affiliate in St. Charles Co for 8 years. It will serve these zip codes in STL County: 63005, 63011, 63017, 63105, 63117, 63124, 63130, 63131, 63132, 63141, 63143, 63144, 63146. Individuals submit an application with an administration fee of $50 or $75 per couple and are provided rides to anywhere they want to go within the service area for any reason, 24/7 at a cost of only $1.50 per mile with a $2.50 pick-up fee. No money ever exchanges hands with the drivers. ITN utilizes volunteer drivers to provide affordable, high-quality, door-through-door and arm-through-arm services. Drivers are screened with a criminal background check and motor-vehicle check and are thoroughly interviewed, screened and trained. Volunteers can earn credits that other family members or friends can use for ITN’s services or can get reimbursed for mileage. To volunteer or sign up for the service call 314-724-2117 or e-mail info@itngateway.org

Libbey Tucker, libbey.tucker@gmail.com, 314-724-2117, www.itngateway.org

 

THE FAMILY HISTORIAN JOURNAL ANNOUNCES ISSUE FOUR

Current Issue Now Available

One Legacy is excited to announce Issue #4 of The Family Historian Journal is available online and delivered to hundreds of business lobbies at hospitals, medical centers, retirement homes, restaurants in the St Louis and Metro East Illinois. Our feature story for this issue was provided by Mike Roberts, the popular St Louis area weatherman. Mike has a great story to share. For a free pdf version of The Family Historian Journal visit www.onelegacy.com or download directly from http://onelegacy.com/issue-4  For any questions or requests for delivery, please call 618-960-7252 or email info@onelegacy.com  Mike Stith Founder - One Legacy, home of The Family Historian Journal mstith@onelegacy.com or 618-960-7252

Mike Stith, mstith@onelegacy.com, One Legacy, 618-960-7252, www.onelegacy.com

 

MISSOURI BUDGET RESOURCES

Missouri Budget Project

The Missouri Budget Project has created a new resource to help you more easily navigate the state budget process and advocate for services that support older Missourians. "Budget Basics: Community Services for Seniors & People with Disabilities" can be found at http://www.mobudget.org/budget-basics-community-services-for-seniors-people-with-disabilities/. For more information or to request a presentation please contact Lindsey Baker at lbaker@mobudget.org.

Lindsey Baker, lbaker@mobudget.org, Missouri Budget Project, 816-349-0370,

www.mobudget.org

 

COMPREHENSIVE ELDER LAW SERVICES

Elder and Disability Advocacy Firm of Christine A. Alsop, LLC

Christine would like to announce that she is once again offering comprehensive elder law services through her law firm, the Elder & Disability Advocacy Firm of Christine A. Alsop, LLC. She continues to serve seniors, people who are disabled and their families from her office on Chippewa just blocks up from Ted Drews.

Christine Alsop, calsop@alsopelderlaw.com, The Elder & Disability Advocacy Firm of Christine A. Alsop, 314-644-3200, www.alsopelderlaw.com

 

DEMENTIA CARE CONSULTING

Dementia Care Consulting LLC

Announcing a new kind of Consulting in St. Louis for Dementia: Dementia Care Consulting LLC will be opening February 1, 2018. From helping with understanding the different stages and transitions with the disease to helping make sure your caregivers are trained and well prepared to keep your loved one at home. Services will include: Education, training, support, finding the right resources when needed and more. Dementia Care Consulting is a hands-on work with your family and support circle to make every moment meaningful! For more information please call 314-277-0851, email angela@dementiastl.com

Angela Haas, dementiastl@gmail.com, Dementia Care Consulting LLC, 314-277-0851, www.dementiastl.com  

 

MILITARY VETERAN BENEFIT OPTIONS

National Council for Aging

National Council for Aging Care's guide concerning Military Veteran Benefit Options can be found at http://www.aging.com/complete-guide-for-veteran-seniors/

Carolina Gerard, Outreach Intern, carolina@aging.com, National Council for Aging Care, 1530 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22209

 

OUTPATIENT OSTOMY CLINIC

Mercy Outpatient Ostomy Clinic

Mercy Hyberbarics and Wound Care has started an Outpatient Ostomy Clinic at the Studt Avenue location. The clinic offers education and support services aimed at improving the quality of life for patients who have had or are going to have ostomy surgery. The goal is to help prepare patients to adapt to life with their ostomy and return to their normal activities as soon as possible. Mercy Outpatient Ostomy Clinic is staffed by certified ostomy care nurses and nurses specially trained in the care and management of an ostomy. We provide a full range of services for patients with an ostomy, as well as fistula wound management. The clinic is located at 11700 Studt Avenue, Creve Coeur, MO 63141 and is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please call 314-989-1181 to set up your appointment today.

Lisa Hezel, lisa.hezel@mercy.net, Mercy Hyperbarics and Wound Care St. Louis,

314-989-1181, https://www.mercy.net/practice/mercy-hyperbaric-and-wound-care-studt-avenue

 

EVELYN’S HOUSE HELPS MAKE EVERY MOMENT COUNT AT END OF LIFE

Barnes-Jewish County Hospital Hospice House

Evelyn’s House helps ‘make every moment count’ at end of life. New BJC hospice house in Creve Coeur offers compassionate care for adults, teens, children and families.  Evelyn’s House, the new BJC hospice house, located on the campus of Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital in Creve Coeur, MO, is open and accepting patients. With 16 beds, the spacious 18,000-square-foot ranch style house, offers a full array of services and support for adults, children and their families. Features include:  16 private guest suites for adults, teens and children, walkout patio from every suite, Hospice-specialized care team, family gathering spaces with overnight accommodations, dedicated music and expressive therapy rooms, family kitchen and café, meditation room and gardens, kids and teen activity room, with a salon and spa. For more information call 314-996-8100 or visit www.bjchospice.org/evelynshouse 

Cara Lotspeich, cara.lotspeich@bjc.org, BJC Hospice, 314-273-0759, www.bjchospice.org

 

OFFICIAL INSTALLER FOR VETERAN’S ADMINISTRATION RAMPS

Promise Home Works

Promise Home Works, a veteran-owned and VA Certified Contractor, has achieved accreditation status by Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) and was awarded the contract as the official installer for VA ramps in the St. Louis and surrounding area.

Lynn Potts, lynn@promisehomeworks.com,  Promise Home Works, 314-494-4940, www.promisehomeworks.com


     HONORS & RECOGNITION

HARVEY A. AND DORISMAE HACKER FRIEDMAN AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Dolan Memory Care Homes

Dolan Memory Care Homes is pleased to announced Jan McGillick was honored in the community for her dedication to her profession. Jan McGillick, Director of Community Engagement for Dolan Memory Care Homes received The Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Award for Excellence in Service to Older Adults. The purpose of this award is to recognize an individual who has made outstanding contributions in service to older adults. Individuals may make this contribution through practice, education, advocacy, or research. Eligible nominees must be professionals currently involved in work related to older adults within the St. Louis Metro Region. The award is supported by The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital from the Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Fund. Jan was honored at ceremony April 20th at the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at the Friedman Lecture.

Tena Barry, tbarry@dolancare.com, Dolan Memory Care Homes, 314-993-9500,

www.dolancare.com

 

CELEBRATING HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS

Unity Hospice

Unity Hospice Celebrates Volunteers, Volunteer Coordinators for Making a Difference National Volunteer Week is an annual celebration dedicated to recognizing the many people who donate their time and energy to giving back to others. This year, National Volunteer Week in the United States was held on April 15-21, 2018, and Unity Hospice used that time to honor the many gifts that hospice volunteers provide for patients and families. In 2017, the volunteers at Unity Hospice gave over 7,713 of hours of their time to help patients and families. In honor of National Volunteer Week 2018, Unity Hospice shines a light on the incredible volunteers that have changed the way dying persons are cared for in the United States. To learn more about Unity Hospice, or to find a hospice volunteer opportunity in your area, please visit http://www.unityhospice.com/volunteers/

Jenna Matzer, jmatzer@unityhospice.com, Unity Hospice of Greater St. Louis,

888-394-1055, www.UnityHospice.com

 

HALO AWARDS BEST HEALTH INITIATIVE AWARD

St. Louis Seniors Home Care

St. Louis Seniors Home Care announced today that it received both the 2018 Best of Home Care® – Provider of Choice and Employer of Choice Awards from Home Care Pulse. These awards are granted to the top-ranking home care providers, based on client and caregiver satisfaction scores gathered by Home Care Pulse. Seniors Home Care now ranks among a small handful of home care providers across the country who have proven their ability to provide an exceptional working experience to employees and the highest quality care to clients. “We congratulate Seniors Home Care on receiving both the Best of Home Care, Provider of Choice Award and Employer of Choice Award,” says Aaron Marcum, CEO and founder of Home Care Pulse. “Since these awards are based on real, unfiltered feedback from clients and caregivers, Seniors Home Care has proven their dedication to providing a great work environment and solid training to employees, while maintaining their focus on client satisfaction. We are pleased to recognize their dedication to quality professionalism and expertise in home care.” To find out more about Seniors Home Care’s commitment to excellence, please visit www.seniorshomecare.com or call 314-962-2666.

Ryan Whittington, whittingtonshc@gmail.com, Seniors Home Care, 314-962-2666,

www.seniorshomecare.com

 

CRESTWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT AWARD

The Sheridan at Laumeier Place

The Crestwood-Sunset Hills Area Chamber of Commerce presented its 2017 Community Improvement Award to the The Sheridan at Laumeier Park, an 84-residence assisted living and memory care community at 12470 Rott Road in Sunset Hills. Senior Lifestyle Corp. owns and operates The Sheridan which has 43 assisted-living apartments plus 41 memory care residences specifically designed to support those with dementia, including Alzheimer’s.

Teresa Schroeder, teresa.schroeder@caseycomm.com, Casey Communications, Inc.,

314-721-2828

 

ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH TOP 10 NURSES AWARD

Dolan Memory Care Homes

Dolan Memory Care Homes is pleased to announced Keisha Griffin was honored in the community for her dedication to her profession. Keisha Griffin, Nurse Manager, Dolan Memory Care at Schuetz, was 1 of 10 nurses selected from 300 nominations by a panel to the St. Louis Post Dispatch – Nurses – Heart of Health Care. The Top 10 Nurses were honored at a luncheon in the Starlight Room at the Chase Park Plaza on Friday, May 4th. We congratulate Keisha and appreciate all she does for her Residents and families.

Tena Barry, tbarry@dolancare.com, Dolan Memory Care Homes, 314-993-9500,

www.dolancare.com


     SUPPORT & COUNSELING

CHILDREN’S BEREAVEMENT CAMP

Camp Wyman

August 10 - 12

The journey through grief and loss can be difficult and lonely, especially for a child. Our Stepping Stones camp provides a safe place for campers to explore their grief emotions, balanced with plenty of fun. The bereavement camp, offered at no charge, is designed for children ages 6-12 who have experienced the death of a family member or close friend. The camp is held in Eureka, Missouri, and led by professional staff and volunteers. Campers gather at Camp Wyman August 10 - 12 for therapeutic activities to help them reflect on their feelings of grief. Stepping Stone camp offers a place for children to remember and honor their loved one in an atmosphere of understanding and encouragement, among other kids their own age, who are going through the same thing. There's also plenty of swimming, games, crafts and a carnival. For more information, call 314-953-1676 or visit www.bjchospice.org. Stepping Stones camp is open to any child who has lost a loved one, not only those who were served by BJC Hospice.

Cara Lotspeich, cara.lotspeich@bjc.org, BJC Hospice, 314-273-0759,

www.bjchospice.org

 

FAMILY CAREGIVER TRAINING

Seniors Home Care

November 28 – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Free Family Caregiver Training Tuesday, November 28, 201, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. This opportunity provides tools to use when caring for a loved one. Topics include: monitoring and handling medications, incontinence care, home safety, proper body mechanics to protect yourself from injury, Alzheimer's/dementia awareness and handling caregiver stress. The class is taught by a Seniors Home Care registered nurse. Seating is limited, so call 314-962-2666 today to reserve a spot!

Ted Ryan, ted@seniorshomecare.com, Seniors Home Care, 314-962-2666,

http://www.seniorshomecare.com/how-we-can-help/shc-university/

 

HELP ELIMINATE KILLINGS IN OUR COMMUNITY

Grace Chapel Ministries

Help restore respect for life by making a tax-deductible donation of $10 for a shirt that has a slogan " I'm Alive. Let Me Survive " These T-shirts will be distributed to seniors, children, and adults who live in " high crime " areas We believe that " As a man thinks, is the way he acts". We must change attitudes. More policemen, more laws, more jails, stronger sentences won't do it. Minds have to change. The more people are seen wearing this T-shirt, the more the slogan will become a mindset. Contact Grace Chapel Ministries at 314-995-5013.

Larry Brown, gracechapeldevelopment@gmail.com, Grace Chapel Ministries,

314-995-5013, www.gracechapelministries.org 

 

DEMENTIA / ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT AND Q & A GROUP

Contact for Upcoming Dates

A new kind of support group is being offered that brings one component to the table some of the others don’t; an expert in Dementia who will also help you troubleshoot challenges you are having with care and management of a loved one with the disease. For the complete list of days and times please email dementiastl@gmail.com Have someone on your side every step of the way so your loved one can stay at home. Sponsored by Angela Haas BA, CSA, CDS, CDP Dementia Expert and Dementia Survivor

Angela Haas, dementiastl@gmail.com, 314-277-0851

 

TIPS FOR SENIORS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FINANCIALLY

First Bank

First Bank offers tips for seniors to protect themselves from elder financial abuse.  Experts call elder financial abuse the “crime of the 21st century”.  Seniors need to protect themselves from financial exploitation and abuse. To help seniors protect themselves, First Bank offers these tips:  Don’t be threatened or intimidated. Never let yourself get rushed into a deal. Plan ahead to protect your assets and to ensure that your wishes are followed.  Check references and credentials of anyone who wants to work in your home.  Do not allow people working for you to have access to or information about your finances.  Never give personal information to anyone who phones you.  Consult with a financial advisor or attorney before signing any document you do not understand.  Never pay a fee or taxes to collect “winnings”.  Feel free to say “no”, after all, it is your money.

Greg Severin, gseverin@lentsandassoc.com, Lents and Associates, 314-968-3060

 

SOCIAL GROUPS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH MILD TO MODERATE DEMENTIA

Morrissey Hall at Saint Louis University

Are you a caregiver of a loved one with dementia and looking for a group or activity for them to engage in? The Medical Family Therapy Program at Saint Louis University is now running social groups for those with mild to moderate dementia. The purpose of the group is to help improve cognition and memory in those with dementia, while helping them engage with others in a group format. The first group will look to start in mid-May. Groups are usually 75 minutes long and are twice per week over seven weeks. They take place in Morrissey Hall at the Center for Counseling and Family Therapy. For further details or to sign up, please contact Max Zubatsky at 314-977-2496 or email at zubatskyjm@slu.edu  

Max Zubatsky, zubatskyjm@slu.edu, Saint Louis University, 314-977-2496, https://sites.google.com/a/slu.edu/medical-family-therapy-program/the-memory-clinic

 

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITH MEMORY PROBLEMS?

The Medical Family Therapy Program at St. Louis University

The Medical Family Therapy Program at Saint Louis University is conducting a study to see if an interactive group can help individuals improve memory and mood. Participants take part in a variety of fun activities such as music recall, art projects, historical events, life storybooks and more! The group is facilitated by a faculty member and graduate students. The participant must have a confirmed diagnosis of dementia. Participants (both the individual and caregiver) have a chance to receive up to $30 in Target gift cards throughout the study. The study runs once a week for 14 weeks at The Center for Counseling and Family Therapy (3700 Lindell Blvd. Ste 1100). To participate or simply for additional information, please contact the Primary Investigator, Max Zubatsky, at 314-977-2496 or zubatskyjm@slu.edu

Max Zubatsky, zubatskyjm@slu.edu, Saint Louis University, 314-977-2496,

https://sites.google.com/a/slu.edu/medical-family-therapy-program/the-memory-clinic

 

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP

First Saturday of the Month - 10:30 a.m.

Third Monday of the month - 3:00 p.m.

Join us at Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital, 14561 North Outer 40, Chesterfield, Missouri. We also meet at Mercy Hospital Washington please call 636-394-0968 for days and times.

Cam Compton, jaacaa@aol.com,  Miracles in Progress Stroke Support, 636-394-0968

 

FRONTO-TEMPORAL DEMENTIA: THE BASICS, RESEARCH AND COPING

Fourth Wednesday of the Month

Alzheimer’s Association Office

The Alzheimer's Association St. Louis Chapter is now offering a Fronto-Temporal Dementia Support Group on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. The support group will meet at the Alzheimer’s Association office located at 9370 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63132. This is a free group for caregivers of someone who has Fronto-Temporal Dementia, Pick’s Disease, Primary Progressive Aphasia, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, or Corticobasal Syndrome. A caregiver support group is a safe place to learn, offer and receive helpful tips, and meet others coping with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. The groups encourage caregivers to maintain their own personal, physical and emotional health, as well as optimally care for the person with dementia. Before attending, please call the facilitator to confirm the group is meeting at its usual date and time, and to check for specific directions to the meeting location. Group Facilitators: Ashley Blattel, 636-262-0163.

Lindy Noel, lnoel@alz.org, Alzheimer's Association St. Louis Chapter, 800-272-3900, www.alz.org/stl



     IN SEARCH OF...

OPEN HOUSE VISITORS

Adult Day Center at the J

June 21 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Adult Day Open House on June 21, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Visit our beautiful facility and see our award-winning adult day program in action. This is the perfect opportunity to explore day program services and enjoy a sampling of the innovative therapeutic activities Adult Day at the J offers, including Tai Chi, Garden Club, Art Expressions, and more. Walk-ins welcome. For more information, call the Adult Day Center at

314-442-3248.

Ashley Stockman, astockman@jccstl.org, Adult Day Center at the J, 314-442-3245,

https://jccstl.com/programs/adult-day-center/

 

GIFT SHOP VOLUNTEER

Lutheran Senior Services

Do you enjoy serving others? Our beautiful Chesterfield Community recently opened a new gift shop and we are looking for friendly faces to help. Customer Service: Excellent customer service skills are necessary. Interact and assist visitors, residents, and staff. Merchandiser: Placement and display of accessories. The volunteer should be a team player but also enjoy volunteering independently. Creatively display merchandise to provide a pleasant shopping environment and restock as necessary. Cashiers: Operate electronic cash register and credit card equipment Follow cash management guidelines Bag-merchandise Answer telephone and assist with client inquiries Cleaning: Maintain clean, safe cashier station, back room, and store Other duties may be assigned by the Director of Lifestyle Enrichment during slow times, i.e., administrative, preparation for activities.

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

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

 

MONEY MANAGEMENT VOLUNTEERS

Lutheran Senior Services

Are you organized and good with numbers? Paying bills, balancing a checkbook, or reading mail can become challenging for many reasons. Lutheran Senior Services Volunteer Money Management is looking for volunteers age 21 and older to help older adults manage these financial tasks. Volunteer Money Management is currently available in the greater St. Louis area, St. Charles County, and Jefferson County, as well as the Illinois counties of St. Clair, Madison, and Monroe. Knowing that the bills are payid, and the checkbook is balanced gives many people peace of mind. We receive many requests for Volunteer Money Management services and there is always a demand for additional, caring people to become involved. Two hours a month is needed to help an older adult in your community remain independent. This free program is an interfaith partnership between Lutheran Senior Services, Jewish Family & Children’s Services, and AgeSmart Community Resources. For details, please contact Melissa Johnson, 314-446-2523, Melissa@Johnson@lssliving.org  

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

www.lssliving.org

 

STUDY VOLUNTEERS

Clinical Research Professionals

Seeking volunteers for current trials for Type 2 Diabetes, Ulcerative Colitis, Parkinson's disease with memory loss and Alzheimer's disease. Contact Clinical Research Professionals for more information and/or to have your contact information added to our data base for future studies.

Carrie Craven, recruitment@ClinicalResearchProfessionals.net, Clinical Research Professionals, 636-220-1200, www.ClinicalResearchProfessionals.net

 

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS

HealthVisions of East St. Louis

HealthVisions of East Saint Louis needs volunteer drivers.  Want a volunteer experience in which you can feel like you are really making a difference? There are seniors in your community who need help with transportation. For more information on how you can become the saving grace to a senior in need, please call HealthVisions office at

618-271-7000 or visit our office at 1269 North 89th Street, Suite 7 East St. Louis, IL 62203.

Carol Conner, cconner@hvusa.org, HealthVisions East Saint Louis, 618-271-7000,

www.hvusa.org

 

ALZHEIMER’S CLINICAL RESEARCH TRIAL VOLUNTEERS

Clinical Research Professionals

Seeking volunteers for clinical research trials in the areas of Alzheimer's disease, Type 2 Diabetes, Parkinson's with memory loss, ulcerative colitis, Traumatic Brain Injury with agitation, irritability and/or aggression. Call today for more information!

Carrie Craven, recruitment@clinicalresearchprofessionals.net, Clinical Research Professionals, 636-220-1200, www.ClinicalResearchProfessionals.net

 

SENIOR FOCUS BUSINESS OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT

Synergy HomeCare

Synergy HomeCare has an extra window office for rent and looking for individual or business working in the senior community to add to the senior focused businesses in the work area. The office is exterior window, and $400 per month and includes utilities, internet, use of conference room, kitchen, designated storage area and all taxes. Very convenient location, with easy highway access only 0.9 miles from Interstate 270 and building is senior /handicapped accessible with elevator, 24-hour access, directory. Any questions please call Matt at 314-835-1100

Matthew Kraus, mkraus@synergystlc.com, Synergy HomeCare, 314-835-1100

 

HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS

Seasons Hospice

It Takes a Special Person to volunteer with Seasons Hospice.  At Seasons Hospice, we care for individuals that are nearing the end of life. If you are interested in helping people during their end of life journey, volunteers are at the heart of what we do. We treasure our volunteers, and love for you to spend time with our patients and their families. Our goal is to make any remaining time someone has be comfortable and peaceful. You can choose to volunteer close to where you live or work. We serve clients in the greater St. Louis region and beyond. The Sunset Hills address is simply our office location. Direct Care Volunteer roles include: visiting patients and their family members, providing companionship and supportive presence, reading aloud, listening to music together, going on walks with the patient, and sitting with the patient to provide caregivers respite, etc. Indirect Care Volunteer roles include: Answering phones, typing letters, filing and data entry, community outreach and volunteer recruitment, sending sympathy cards, Circle of Care and bereavement calls, etc. Contact our volunteer services coordinator, Yolanda, for more information and find out if hospice volunteering is right for you: yriley@seasons.org  

Yolanda Riley, yriley@seasons.org, Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care Missouri,

888-461-7733, www.seasons.org  

 

ADULT AND TEEN HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS

BJC Hospice

BJC Hospice is always in need of adult and teen volunteers to donate their time. Hospice patients are often adults, and sometimes children. In hospice's goal of helping patients live their life among those who love them, most of our patients still live in their homes, or in a senior living residence. Patients with acute needs will stay at Evelyn's House, our hospice house. There are numerous ways volunteers can help patients and families live life to the fullest. The amount of time you volunteer is your choice, and you are guided each step of the way with ongoing training and support from a volunteer coordinator. If interested, please call 314-872-5050. After completing an application, you will be contacted for a personal interview and will then attend a volunteer training session. For more information, visit www.bjchospice.org.

Cara Lotspeich, cara.lotspeich@bjc.org, BJC Hospice, 314-273-0759, www.bjchospice.org

 

HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS

Preferred Hospice Northeast Missouri

Preferred Hospice is looking for volunteers to share hobbies as well as provide companionship and emotional support to our patients. Any time that you can spend with a patient makes a huge difference. Opportunities include: patient visits, arts and crafts, reading, playing games, cards, music or and talents you would like to share. Flexible days and times for visiting patients. Any time you can contribute is greatly appreciated. For more information please contact Tracy Kennison, Volunteer Coordinator at 636-527-9330 or email tsweazey.stl@preferredhospice.com

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

636-527-9330

 

HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS

Hope Hospice

Hope Hospice is looking for compassionate, caring volunteers to visit our clients to provide companionship and socialization. Volunteers are a valuable asset on our team, and truly brighten the days of those we serve. When you choose to volunteer with Hope Hospice, you are choosing to make a difference in the lives of others. The commitment is flexible, and training is provided. Contact Mary, Volunteer Coordinator, with questions or interest

Mary Sanders, marysanders225@gmail.com, Hope Hospice, 314-399-5621,

www.hopehospicestl.com  

 

VETERAN VOLUNTEERS

Hope Hospice

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

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

 

IN HOME HEALTH CARE COMPANIONS

A Mother’s Touch in Home Health

Taking Care of Your Loved Ones with A Mother's Touch. Services provided include in-home health care, consumer directed services(CDS), and care companions.  Medicaid and private pay are accepted.

Barbara Jackson, amtinhomehealth@gmail.com, A Mother's Touch In-Home Health Care, LLC, 314-733-5100, www.amotherstouchinhomehealth.com

 

FORMER MILITARY AS VOLUNTEERS

Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care

November is a traditional time for recognizing the service and commitment of those who have served their country as a member of the Armed Services.

Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care wants to enlist former military personnel from across the Greater St. Louis region to serve as volunteers to assist in providing care and comfort for hospice patients who are themselves Veterans. (Patients who are Veterans often find it easier to communicate with a fellow Veteran.)

FYI, Medicare guidelines require all hospices to have a team of volunteers providing day-to-day administrative and/or direct patient care services in an amount that equals at least 5% of total patient care hours of all paid hospice employees and contract staff.

Thank you in advance for helping us spread the word.

Thomas Derr, tderr@sprytecom.com, 215-620-7723

 

CAREGIVERS

Detring Home Healthcare

We are in search of caregivers on a continual basis. We are looking for caregivers who have a minimum of one-year experience who can pass a background check and be willing to work 1-3 hours up to 24 hours depending on the job. 1-3 hour jobs pay $12 per hour, 4 hours or more pays $10 per hour, 24 hour jobs pay $175 to start. We highly favor those caregivers who are dependable and reliable and who are consistent to do the job. We work best with those caregivers who show us that they are committed to their job performance, and open communication is high on the list. We like caregivers to accept positions 15-20 minutes from jobs and are willing to submit photos of driver licenses and social security card by email so that we can run background checks before actually going through the hiring process. We are committed to our caregivers and work so that they may thrive. Benefits are something we value offering within the year. Please call 314-534-8434 if you are interested in filling out an application.

Lynne Detring. Ldetring@sbcglobal.net, Detring Home Healthcare, 314-435-1009,

Www.detringhomehealth.com

 

COMPANION PATRONS

A Mother’s Touch In-Home Health

If you need a companion for a couple of hours a week or even every day, I have the perfect companion for you. If you need some to run errands, clean house and cook meals for special diet, we have someone just for you.  No need to look any further.

Barbara Jackson, amtinhomehealth@gmail.com, A Mother's Touch In-Home Health, Care, LLC, 314-733-5100, www.amotherstouchinhomehealth.com 

 

ART VOLUNTEERS

Ah! Moments Imagination Studios

If you are interested in bringing the arts and community together, please contact us. Our nonprofit art outreach program is seeking not only volunteers to help in our art sessions, no art experience needed, but also individuals wishing to play a more active role in helping the program plan its activities. See our website for more information about us or call Dennis Jones anytime at jonesdennis818@yahoo.com or 314-368-4551.

Dennis Jones, jonesdennis818@yahoo.com, Ah! Moments Imagination Studios,

314-368-4551, ahmomentsstudios.org

 

STUDY VOLUNTEERS

Risk Reduction for Alzheimer’s Disease Study

Washington University School of Medicine

Volunteers needed for the rrAD (Risk Reduction for Alzheimer's Disease) study. We are testing to see if what's good for the heart is good for the brain. If you are between the ages of 60-85 years old, have high blood pressure, and are concerned about your memory, you may be eligible. We are testing several strategies that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease in individuals at risk for the disease when compared to usual care. There are other criteria to be eligible. Please call Adriana Martin for more information at 314-273-1355.

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

314-273-1355, www.rrADtrial.org

 

COMPANION VOLUNTEER

Bethesda Health Group

Can you spend an hour or two each month taking a resident or two, pushing them in a wheel chair outside to a lovely patio area to enjoy the fall weather? Can you imagine the feel of a gentle breeze, watching the leaves rustle and then fall to the ground, then the enjoyment that would bring to someone who is not able to get outside on most days? Can you reminisce about raking leaves and enjoying bonfires? If you answered yes to any of those, contact one of the Volunteer Coordinators at a Bethesda community and schedule a visit today to explore being a volunteer! Please contact Leslie Simon lgsimon@bethesdahealth.org at Bethesda Meadow www.BethesdaHealth.org, Darla Neely dfneely@bethesdahealth.org at Bethesda Dilworth, or Jan Keale jmkeale@bethesdahealth.org, at Bethesda Southgate.

Jeff Waldman, jrwaldman@bethesdahealth.org, Bethesda Health Group, 314-800-1908,

www.BethesdaHealth.org

 

HOSPICE CARE COMPANION VOLUNTEERS

Compassus Hospice Care

The Heart of Hospice is Volunteers. We need you. Share your passion, time and talent. At Compassus Hospice Care we are dedicated to compassionate care at the end of life when families need it most. As a valuable part of the Compassus team, volunteers provide companionship, caregiver support, administrative assistance, bereavement support and more. Interviews are now being scheduled. Contact Karen Riley, Volunteer Coordinator at 314-731-4700 or email: Karen.riley@compassus.com

Karen Riley, karen.riley@compassus.com, Compassus Hospice, 314-731-4700,

www.compassus.com

 

FOOD PANTRY VOLUNTEERS

Jewish Family & Children’s Services Olivette Food Pantry

The food pantry plans to feed 6,500 people this month. The food pantry, located in Olivette, needs adult volunteers (18 and older), to help Monday through Friday, between 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. To inquire, please contact Chelsey at 314-513-1674 or cbanaskavich@jfcs-stl.org

Chelsey Banaskavich, cbanaskavich@jfcs-stl.org, Jewish Family & Children's Service,

314-513-1674

 

SENIOR MEAL ASSISTANT

Wentzville Assisted Living Community

Wentzville area - looking for part-time work? I am searching for someone to sit with an elderly resident at an assisted living community during lunch and/or dinner to encourage and assist with meals. Resident has Parkinson's and Dementia and needs assistance with meals. If interested, please contact Sue by email at sue@hcstl.com. Please let me know what days and meal times you would be available, experience working with the elderly and pay requirements. Might be perfect for a retiree or student as supplemental income.

Sue Richardson, sue@hcstl.com, 314-550-7475

 

ANYONE NEEDING HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program

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

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

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

http://www.stlhelp.org

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