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

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



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Health & Wellness


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

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

New Walking Program to Help Seniors Stay Active

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

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

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

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

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



Brahma Kumaris St. Louis

March 18 - 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Brahma Kumaris St. Louis Meditation Center presents Manage Stress. Stress is not out there; it is whether I have the ability to deal with something. Join this session to explore different types of stress and methods of managing them with the help of meditation. Venue: 134 Enchanted Pkwy Ste 204B Manchester MO 63021 Register at

BrahmaKumaris Center, [email protected], Brahma Kumaris St. Louis Meditation Center, 636-362-4862,



March 24 - 10:00 a.m. until noon at the St. Clair County Office on Aging

April 6 thru June 30

With the start of Spring right around the corner, Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) in partnership with AARP in St. Louis are inviting older residents who want to get out and explore St. Louis to register for the award-winning CMT Ten Toe Express® program. Featuring weekly guided tours across each 12-week session that mix walking and transit use, the program allows participants to explore multiple cultural destinations across the region in a group setting. Registration for the spring session is now underway and can be completed online at or in-person at one of the six registration events taking place in Shrewsbury and Belleville throughout March. There is a registration fee of $10 that is required to cover a portion of the program costs. Over the years, the Ten Toe Express® program has helped thousands of older adults and other individuals lead healthier lives by linking activity, sociability and exercise with the use of MetroLink and MetroBus. Each weekly Ten Toe Express® walking tour is led by a trained, volunteer walk leader and ranges in length from 0.3 to 5 miles, depending on the group and destination. Each tour starts from one of six area transit centers: Brentwood I-64, Forest Park-DeBaliviere, Belleville, Rock Road, North Hanley or Shrewsbury-Lansdowne 44. Participants then take the MetroLink or MetroBus to Forest Park, downtown St. Louis, the Delmar Loop, downtown Belleville and other areas (depending on the week), where they explore local attractions and stop for lunch or a snack before heading back. Special walks are scheduled periodically throughout the season. Walking maps with instructions on how to utilize transit to get to many of the region’s cultural and entertainment hot spots are available online to assist those who want to explore areas independently. First-time registrants receive a walking kit containing a pedometer, maps, transit tickets, and a safety tips flyer in a Ten Toe tote bag. Any individual who opts into receiving information on AARP also receive a special gift, while supplies last. Registration can be completed at  The Ten Toe Express program has been a wonderful resource for older adults who want to socialize, get moving and become familiar with our region’s transit system,” said Kimberly Cella, executive director of Citizens for Modern Transit. “Since the program’s inception in 2007, more than 8,000 older adults have participated, with hundreds returning each year. Many of these individuals have built lasting friendships, while learning how to utilize transit to get to several attractions and destinations across the region – a benefit to those who want to remain independent and mobile as they age.” To learn more about the Ten Toe Express® program, visit or call 314-231-7272.

Kelly Harris, Senior Account Director, The Hauser Group, Inc., 12813 Flushing Meadows Drive, Suite 270, St. Louis, MO 63131, 314-436-9090 or 314-898-8116







Grace Chapel Ministries

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

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




Creve Coeur Lake

August 19 - 8:00 a.m.

The Gateway Dragon Boat Festival has been held in St. Louis since 2005 and has grown in popularity each year. The festival features both competitive and recreational races, as well as cultural demonstrations, food vendors, and live music. Spectators are welcome to come and cheer on their favorite teams, and the festival is a great way for families and friends to spend a summer day together. Feel free to learn more about the festival and where to join us on our website.

Madeleine Rector, [email protected], Signature Healthcare Foundation




Parkway Family Dental Care

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

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

636-327-6880, Parkway Family Dental Care



Sun Valley Adult Day Care Center

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

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



Veterans Home Care

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

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




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.

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



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

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

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



Heartland Insurance

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

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



Never Forget the Vet Program

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

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



SPRYTE Communications

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

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



Lutheran Senior Services

Mondays – 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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

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





Lutheran Senior Services

Wednesdays – 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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

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



Womens’ Fitness and Designed Workouts

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

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


Lectures & Continuing Education


St. Louis Oasis

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

Oasis Oasis, [email protected], 314-862-4859,



Spencer Creek Library, St. Peters

March 15 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Retirement communities are popping up all around St Charles County and across the country. Learn facts from expert panelists about the many types of retirement communities available in the area and the questions you should be asking when considering your options. This is the perfect place to educate yourself so that you can make the right decisions for you and your family. Reserve your seat today - or call 636-336-6819. Seminar located on the upper level of the Spencer Library in St Peters in Room N.

Stephanie Parson, [email protected], Senior Empowerment Truth Series, 636-336-6819,



St. Charles Convention Center

May 15 thru 16 - 8:30 a.m.

The 32nd Annual Aging with Developmental Disabilities Conference will be held on May 15-16, 2023 at the St. Charles Convention Center. For more information, visit

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



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




March 16 - 4:45 p.m.

CarePatrol is proud to sponsor a free online CEU event. The topic is Healthcare Workers as Elder Justice Gatekeepers. Elder abuse is a complex and dramatically underreported issue correlated with increased usage of healthcare systems, including emergency rooms, sub-acute rehabilitation programs and long-term care facilities. These institutions are therefore uniquely positioned to address this epidemic. This presentation will discuss forensic biomarkers that can indicate elder abuse and provide assessment and intervention strategies for case managers. To sign up for the event click on this link below

Nancy McClure, [email protected], CarePatrol, 314-471-0042,





National Council of Jewish Women

March 16 - 12:00 p.m.

Did you know? 100 cases or less are typically heard by the US Supreme Court each term. The majority of decisions - many of which impact women, children, and families - are made in the federal district and appellate courts. Unfortunately, how the courts work can be confusing and seem incredibly daunting. NCJWSTL has been a leading voice in the fight to ensure a fair and independent judiciary, and we are so fortunate to have as our March Lunch and Learn speaker one of the area's top court experts (and NCJWSTL Board Member), Nicole Gorovsky. Nicole began her career in 2001 as an Assistant Attorney General in Missouri doing appellate work. She went on to serve as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Boone County, then a Federal Prosecutor doing complex criminal litigation and appeals. In 2011, Nicole went into private practice to do complex civil litigation, including representing victims of sexual assault, bullying, and other crimes. She has participated in over 50 trials at the Federal and State levels. Nicole has argued in the Missouri Supreme Court, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and in each district of the Missouri Court of Appeals.

Chrissy Bellizzi, [email protected], National Council of Jewish Women - St. Louis,




Chesterfield Mall

From his 14-windows exhibit in Chesterfield Mall, Ed Golterman travels 5 exhibits/documentaries stories for enjoyment and inspiration. St Louis Coliseum, Muny and the American Theater, The Nations Forum, The Voice of Irish Liberty in St Louis and the 2 lives of Kiel Opera House. 314-315-2548. [email protected]

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



Spine Indie Bookstore and Cafe

March 16 – 7:00 p.m.

Spine Indie Bookstore and Cafe, located at 1982 Arsenal St., will host the next Unseen STL History talks on March 16th at 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.). In this month’s presentations, we will feature the research of Chris Naffziger and Mark Zeman. Chris will delve into new research on Adam Lemp's Cave in Benton Park, including recent discoveries about the date and nature of his subterranean lagering cellars. Although there are many legends surrounding the use of caves by German American brewers in St. Louis, Chris will explore the true story of how immigrants like Lemp utilized these spaces to introduce a new type of beer to the Gateway City. Meanwhile, Mark will speak about the Spanish flu as well as German spies, germ warfare, and mules in WWI—topics from his new book "Historic Tales of St. Louis" that was published in January 2023. All Unseen STL History talks are free and open to the public. For more information about the Unseen STL History talks, please contact the organizer, Jackie Dana, at [email protected] or at 512-626-6790. You may also contact Mark Pannebecker at Spine Bookstore and Cafe at 314-925-8087 or [email protected].

Jackie Dana, [email protected], 512-626-6790,




March 16 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Long-Term Care Ombudsmen and Division of Regulation and Licensure (DRL) Surveyors are two entities that work to improve the quality of nursing homes. Have you ever wondered what the difference between the two is? How do the Ombudsmen and DRL work hand-in-hand? When a resident has complaints about their facility, to whom do they raise those concerns? How are the complaints investigated and concerns addressed? Join an insightful webinar with Sheila Winchester, Regulatory Compliance Manager for Education and Quality Assurance in the Section of Long-Term Care at the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, and Chien Hung, Program Director at VOYCE. Join us on Zoom with your questions and be ready to learn how an Ombudsman assists the voiceless and powerless and how the DRL reinstates quality practices. The cost is $25.00 to attend this presentation. CEUs available for Social Workers and Administrators.

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



Senior Learning Institute

March 21 - 10:00 a.m. THRU 11:30 A.M.

Chances are, you or someone you know has been tasked to make important decisions for someone who did not plan well. Handling someone else’s estate can be time consuming, expensive, and draining. Estate and Elder Law professionals will share how you can maintain control over your finances, health care, and legacy. As a bonus, you be offered a free State of Missouri Advance Directive. Register

Julie Struble, [email protected], SLI, 317-979-9178, 



St. Louis Community College

March 22 - 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

A two-session online class of the St Louis Community College Continuing Education program From familiar musicals like "South Pacific" and "The Sound of Music" to less known shows like "Allegro" and "Pipe Dream", join this exploration of the eleven musicals created by the team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. Watch video clips of songs and dance numbers from stage productions of these 11 shows and hear live commentary by the instructor about the background, content and creative process behind their creation. Instructor Ken Ross has extensive experience as a musical theater director, performer, teacher and attendee. The online class is on two consecutive Wednesday nights, March 22 and 29 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. To register, search "St Louis Continuing Education", then "Browse/Register", then the "Music" area of study. For more information or help with registration, call 314-984-7777.

Ken Ross, [email protected], 510-763-7087, 



Mid-County YMCA

March 23 - 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Join VOYCE as we partner with the Mid-County Family YMCA at 1900 Urban Drive, Brentwood, MO 63144 to host an in-person education series on all aspects of long-term care. The third session will review mental health concerns for older adults, dementia, palliative care and hospice, advance planning, and knowing the difference between important documents like POAs, DNRs, and living wills.

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



St. Louis County Library, Florissant Valley Branch

March 28 – 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Understanding Nursing Home Resident Rights, presented by VOYCE at the St. Louis County Library's Florissant Valley Branch at 195 S. New Florissant Road, Florissant, MO 63031. Learn about residents’ rights from an ombudsman professional, then develop a personalized care plan.

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



Washington University Danforth Campus

April 11 - 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Your Next Move: Transitioning to the New Retirement – taught by Chris Frey, LCSW – provides experienced workers and learners with the skills and essential elements necessary for making a successful transition to retirement and a fulfilling next chapter in their lives. This seminar uses assessment, planning, seeking information, and enlisting support to help define what the New Retirement looks like for you. Attendees will learn the critical ingredients of retirement beyond finances, such as purpose, leisure, social, health, and well-being. Please register to receive instructions on attending. This seminar is being held on Washington University's Danforth Campus.

Natalie Galucia, [email protected], Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging,




Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging

April 21 - 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Friedman Lecture and Awards - Mental health and older adults: New ways to provide high-quality care The Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging is holding its annual Friedman Lecture & Awards. Its 22nd lecture - Mental health and older adults: New ways to provide high-quality care — will be given by Eric Lenze, MD, the Wallace and Lucille K. Renard Professor in Psychiatry and head of the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine. The lecture will discuss the innovations in mental health care for older adults. You will learn more about this as well as the direction for high quality mental health care for older adults. This event will also include an awards presentation, poster session, and panel of geriatric mental health experts as well as opportunities for audience Q&A and networking. Registration is strongly encouraged. If space allows, walk-ins will be accepted.

Natalie Galucia, [email protected], Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging,




St. Louis University

June 12 - 7:45 a.m.

Join us for the 34th annual Summer Geriatric Institute at Saint Louis University. This year’s event promises to continue the longstanding tradition of excellence in interprofessional geriatric education while offering a new format and several new topic areas. The 2023 event will be offered in a hybrid format. For those who wish to attend the Institute in person, the event will be held at the SLU Learning Resource Center SLU. All lectures and selected workshops will be offered virtually through zoom.

Caroline Campbell Bartley, [email protected], Gateway Geriatric Education Center, Saint Louis University, 330-715-6855,

Arts & Entertainment


National Council of Jewish Women

March 21 - 8:30 a.m.

Zoom registration: For our March Coffee Talk, we're delighted to welcome Susan Sherman and Phyllis Langsdorf as our special guests to discuss the fashion industry in St. Louis. At one time, St. Louis was one of the premiere locations in the United States for the design and production of clothing, hats, shoes, and other apparel items for both women and men. Our program will explore what that world was like and how the Fashion Fund has resurrected that industry here today. We will also highlight the current trends in fashion for spring and summer as well as the evolution of designers and nonprofits in St. Louis. Please wear a favorite piece of clothing, jewelry, hat, scarf, etc. for this Coffee Talk program. Drawings will occur for a Fashion Fund swag bag and for a special fashion tour for one winner (and four friends) led by Susan Sherman.

Chrissy Bellizzi, [email protected], National Council of Jewish Women - St. Louis,




The Elk’s Club

March 23 - 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Banjos at the Elks Club 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: Table seating and cash bar.

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


Crestwood Sunset Hills Rotary Club

March 25 – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Crestwood Sunset Hills Rotary Club's Spring 2023 Arts and Crafts Fair (Day 1 of 2) at Lindbergh High School. The Spring Fair features over 200 booths manned by local and national artisans who offer handmade arts and crafts, photographs, paintings, woodworking and so many more unique shopping offerings.

Jeff Rogers, [email protected], Crestwood Sunset Hills Rotary Club,




Crestwood Sunset Hills Rotary Club

March 26 – 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Crestwood Sunset Hills Rotary Club's Spring 2023 Arts & Crafts Fair (Day 2 of 2) at Lindbergh High School. The Spring Fair features over 200 booths manned by local and national artisans who offer handmade arts & crafts, photographs, paintings, woodworking and so many more unique shopping offerings.

Jeff Rogers, [email protected], Crestwood Sunset Hills Rotary Club,




Terrain Magazine

March 31 - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The premier consumer show and cultural gathering for the regional outdoor community. Our free public expo showcases the latest outdoor products, services, and resources — plus interactive attractions and demos — all in a festive, family-friendly environment. Exhibitor Categories: Off-Road Road and Track Health and Wellness Water Adventure and Advocacy Expo continues April 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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



Mirowitz Center

March 31 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

University Instructor Neil Davis will discuss The Beatles' blockbuster album, Revolver. Revolver is the last time the Fab Four – at their peak as performers – truly collaborated together as a unit. Classic songs from the album include "Tomorrow Never Knows," "Eleanor Rigby," and "Here, There and Everywhere."

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





The Factory St. Louis

April 14 - 8:00 p.m.

The Ultimate David Bowie Experience is a live, multi-media spectacle that takes you on a musical journey through the constantly metamorphosing career of Rock and Roll’s most celebrated innovator. David Brighton and his amazing band deliver a stunning note-for-note theatrical concert event… transporting today's audiences back in time through some of the most exciting moments in the history of Rock music.

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



St. Louis, MO

June 24 - 5:30 p.m.

St. Louis Water Lantern Festival is coming up on June 24, 2023. Voted number one Best Cultural Festival by USA Water Lantern Festival today two years in a row. Water Lantern Festival is a floating lantern event that is all about connections. Magical nights in cities across the U.S. include food, games, activities, vendors, music and the beauty of thousands of lanterns adorned with letters of love, hope and dreams reflected upon the water. Tickets are selling fast. Visit for more details.

Ashlynn Bryson, [email protected], Water Lantern Festival, 888-888-8888,



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,  



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,




Your Supportive Place

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

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



LifeWise Annex Building

March 21 - 9:30 a.m.

The City SRT meeting is March 21 at 9:30 a.m. at LifeWise Annex Building at 1025 Park Ave., St. Louis, MO 63104 Panel Discussion Presenters Dennis Cooper from The Federal Savings Bank, Kelly Andrews from True Hold, Jen Ryan Galantowicz from Mom's House After we have the SRT introductions each of the panelists will talk for a few minutes about their companies and what they do. Then we will open up for questions from the group. We're looking forward to seeing you on March 21. SRT meeting contact: Nancy McClure, Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)®, CPRS [email protected] CarePatrol of Greater Saint Louis O: 314-471-0042 | D: 314-402-6955 | F: 314-754-9601

Jen Ryan Galantowicz, [email protected], Mom's House, 314-520-5042,



St. Louis Community College

March 22 and 29 - 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

St Louis Community College March 22 and March 29 - 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A two-session online class of the St Louis Community College Continuing Education program. From familiar musicals like "South Pacific" and "The Sound of Music" to less well known shows like "Allegro" and "Pipe Dream", join this exploration of the eleven musicals created by the team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. Watch video clips of songs and dance numbers from stage productions of these 11 shows and hear live commentary by the instructor about the background, content and creative process behind their creation. Instructor Ken Ross has extensive experience as a musical theater director, performer, teacher and attendee. The online class is on two consecutive Wednesday nights, March 22 and 29 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. To register, search "St Louis Continuing Education", then "Browse/Register", then the "Music" area of study. For more information or help with registration, call 314-984-7777. Ken Ross, [email protected], 510-763-7087.

Ken Ross, [email protected], 510-763-7087, 



Crown Center for Senior Living

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

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




St. Charles Convention Center

May 16 - 12:00 p.m.

Nominations are being accepted for the Allene M. Jackson Award and Dr. John E. Morley Awards, which will be announced during lunch at the 32nd Annual Aging with Developmental Disabilities Conference on May 16, 2023. The deadline for submission is April 14, 2023. For more information, visit The Allene M. Jackson Award, originated in 2003, named after AADD's founding Executive Director, Allene M. Jackson, who led the agency from 1989 to 1995. This award is given to a direct care staff who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in their work with a person or persons who are at least 50 years of age and have a developmental disability. The Dr. John E. Morley Award, originated in 2017, is named after the inaugural recipient, Dr. John E. Morley. Dr. Morley is one of the nation's foremost authorities on geriatrics, receiving his medical degree from University of the Witwatersrand. Since 1989, he has been a Dammert Professor of Gerontology and Director for the Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine at Saint Louis University Medical Center. He has also been the Director of the Division of Endocrinology at Saint Louis University Medical Center since 2006.

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



Cedarhurst of Des Peres

March 19 – 10:00 1:00 p.m.

Curious about Assisted Living? Stop by and meet our to our residents. You'll notice the difference when you walk through our doors. Every person at Cedarhurst of Des Peres feels loved, valued and supported to live life to the fullest. Be sure to ask about our Cedarhurst Promise and our Pair to Prepare programs. Hope to see you there. Cedarhurst of Des Peres 12826 Daylight Circle Des Peres, MO 6313

Cathie Marks, [email protected], Cedarhurst of Des Peres, 314-384-3654,



River City Casino and Hotel

May 19 - 8:00 p.m.

An authentic homage to Fleetwood Mac, RUMOURS will take River City Casino and Hotel by storm on Friday, May 19. Show time is 8:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:00 p.m.). Formed in 2014, RUMOURS (also known as Rumours ATL) has taken the U.S. by storm with their stage scorching renditions of Fleetwood Mac songs such as “Dreams,” “Everywhere” and “Gypsy.” For more information, visit or

Julie Lally, [email protected], 314-388-7777,


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

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



St. Charles Bogey Hills Country Club

July 24 - 11:00 a.m.

Join us on Monday, July 24, 2023, at the gorgeous Bogey Hills Country Club in St. Charles, MO, for the Sixth Annual Puttin’ for the Kids Golf Tournament Benefiting the Walker Scottish Rite Clinic. Not only will you get to enjoy a fun game of golf and gorgeous scenery, but you will also be raising money that will directly support the children served by the Walker Scottish Rite Clinic - a free speech-language clinic for preschool-age children.

Taylor Wilmore, [email protected], Walker Scottish Rite Clinic, 816-778-9134,



Enhance Self-Care

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

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



Revela at O’Fallon Senior Living Community is pleased to share that our first state survey resulted in zero deficiencies.

Linda Rains, [email protected], Revela at O'Fallon, 618-744-6613,



Get Your Memory Care Residents Trippin’ Down Memory Lane. Now you have a fun and entertaining way to help your Memory Care residents explore positive memories, events and experiences – Reminiscence Therapy (RT) games with JEOPARDY JOE. It’s Fun. It’s Entertaining. It’s Educational and Stimulating. But Best of All… It Works. JEOPARDY JOE. Is known for the specialized events he creates for Memory Care Residents. Using a selection of familiar music, visually stimulating images, and nostalgic media, each JEOPARDY JOE RT Memory Care game is designed to hold attention, prompt responses and draw from deep life memories. Contact JOE to discuss your particular needs and see how he can provide a dynamic addition to your Memory Care activities. Also, please visit the JEOPARDY JOE website for more information. or [email protected]  314-399.2223

Joseph White, [email protected], JEOPARDY JOE!, 314-399-2223,



Bilingual International Assistant 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. Services include: 1:1 tutoring in clients’ home, Preparation in the native language (if eligible), Language support for document translation and in-person interview (if eligible) Study materials and practice USCIS interviews Basic case management and client advocacy: education about voter registration; Medicare counseling and enrollment; government records status updates Representation at USCIS interview Assistance with exemptions and medical waivers. Our Department of Justice Accredited Representatives are very knowledgeable and experienced in the naturalization process. 314-645-7900, ext. 203.

Dianne Carty, [email protected], Bilingual International Assistant Services,




Advance II Study

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

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



Assistance Home Care

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

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



St. Louis University

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

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



Keeping Us Safe, LLC

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

Erin Dwyer, Senior Care Authority, 314-451-2255,



Bilingual International Assistant Services

Bilingual International Assistant Services has been funded to enroll Missouri Residents into the new Medicaid Expansion and Affordable Care Act (ACA) Programs. We are seeking events and opportunities to provide literature and direct assistance to eligible individuals, particularly persons of color, 19–35-year-olds, singles, LGBTQIA+, and others who now qualify through new legislation. We also offer direct service assistance to individuals. For more information, please contact Linda Nguyen: 314-497-8680; [email protected]

Ellen Sherman, [email protected], Bilingual International Assistant Services, 314-645-7800,



Lutheran Senior Services

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

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



Veterans Home Care

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

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





Charis Disability Advocates

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

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




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

Ellen Sherman, [email protected], Bilingual International Assistance Services, 314-645-7800,



University City Outpatient Clinic

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

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





Aging Ahead

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

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



AW Healthcare

AW Health Care Celebrates 20 Years. AW Health Care was started by Irina Bursak, Julia Escandon-Rozin and Susan Bursak in 2002. Irina, Julia and Susan saw a great need among the immigrant Eastern European elderly for healthcare and in-home services because of the language barrier and social isolation. This was the beginning of an idea that would become AW Health Care. In the early days, Irina, Julia and Susan met at the St. Louis Bread Company on South Grand. In that first year, in-home care services became a reality. By the end of 2002, they had 15 patients! Today AW serves over 1,000 patients throughout St. Louis Metro Area and St. Charles. Throughout these past 20 years of growth, there was much challenge. AW Health Care has a great foundation of passion for the patient, people, skills and expertise to stay ahead of these challenges. Although 20 years has passed, it seems that the journey has just begun. For more information, call 314-330-7992.

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




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

Tim O'Dea, [email protected], EnergyCare, 314-773-5900,



Everything. to know about nursing home abuse   

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

Levin & Perconti, 325 N LaSalle Dr Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60654,



St. Louis University

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

Katie MacLean, MSW, LCSW, [email protected], Saint Louis University-School of Social Work, 314-977-2752,


Honors & Recognition


Breakthrough Healthcare, LLC

We would like to recognize Angela, Kelsie and Kristie for providing excellent service to our clients. When surveyed, client responses included "awesome, outstanding, and wonderful".

JonniSue Cudworth, [email protected], Breakthrough Healthcare LLC,


Support & Counseling


Grace Chapel Ministries

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

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



Anita D. Cohn MSW, LCSW

Anita D. Cohn MSW, LCSW, 314-920-0803, [email protected] Offering in-person and telehealth counseling/support.



Webster Hills United Methodist Church

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

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



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 ...


HavenHouse St. Louis

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

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



Grace Chapel Ministries

Please help us reduce the killings in the area. See our website:

Rev. Brown, [email protected], Grace Chapel Ministries, 314-995-5013,

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