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

GUIDED MEDITATION GROUP

Brahma Kumaris, St. Louis Meditation Center

March 14 - 6:30 p.m.-7:15 p.m.

An indoor resents meditation group session to let you connect within group guided meditation every first Tuesday of the month. Thirty minutes meditation and fifteen minutes mini class and sharing is open to beginners and meditators.  No yoga mats required.   Venue: 134 Enchanted Pkwy Ste 204B Manchester MO 63021 In-person Registration at www.tiny.cc/meditatestlouis10

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

 

MEDITATION – MANAGE STRESS

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 www.tiny.cc/calm_stl

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

 

COMMUNITY AWARENESS WEBSITE

Grace Chapel Ministries

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

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

314-995-5013

 

DENTAL CARE WITH MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLANS

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

 

CARE CENTER FOR ADULTS

Sun Valley Adult Day Care Center

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

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

 

ALEXA CUSTOMIZABLE DEVICE

Veterans Home Care

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

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

314-520-0668, www.veteranshomecare.com

 

BLOOD DONORS NEEDED

American Red Cross

Healthy Blood Donors Needed Now. The American Red Cross of Northwest Missouri is holding blood drives at our Kansas City and St. Joseph locations. We are encouraging all healthy people to donate blood during this critical time. Click on the links below to make your appointment today. https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?order=DATE&range=10&zipSponsor=kcarc

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

 

PSYCHOTHERAPY

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

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

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

 

MEDICARE PLAN TELEDOC OPTION

Heartland Insurance

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

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

www.HeartlandInsurance.net

 

SENIOR SERVICES FOR OUR VETS

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,

www.neverforgetthevet.us 

 

CROSSROADS HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS

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,

https://www.crossroadshospice.com/

 

FREE HEALTH SCREENING WITH A FAITH COMMUNITY NURSE

Lutheran Senior Services

Mondays – 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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

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

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

 

FREE HEALTH SCREENING WITH A FAITH COMMUNITY NURSE

Lutheran Senior Services

Wednesdays – 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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

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

www.lssliving.org

 

FITNESS CONSULTATION

Womens’ Fitness and Designed Workouts

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

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

314-541-3556

Lectures & Continuing Education

CHOOSING A NURSING HOME DISCUSSION

VOYCE

February 14 – 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Join VOYCE at the Rock Road Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 10267 St. Charles Rock Road, St. Ann, MO 63074, for a presentation on Choosing a Nursing Home. Here you will learn the top ten things to look for when choosing a nursing home, which can feel like a complex and confusing process, and more. We hope to see you there.

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

 

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF DURING LONG-TERM CARE

Mid County YMCA

February 14 - 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

VOYCE Presents a free community education event on February 14, 2023 at the Mid-County YMCA, located at 1900 Urban Drive, Brentwood, MO 63144. This presentation will be all about how to take care of yourself During Long-Term Care, and focus on residents’ rights, nursing home complaints and how to deal with them, navigating abuse, neglect, and more. The presentation will feature VOYCE’s Regional Ombudsmen Coordinators. Don’t miss it.

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

 

CANVAS PAINTING

St. Louis Oasis

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

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

 

LONG-TERM CARE EDUCATION EVENT

VOYCE

February 14 - 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

VOYCE presents: During Long-Term Care education event. Learn about residents' rights, nursing home complaints, abuse, neglect, and exploitation, and how to deal with these issues. Leave with free resources to help yourself and your family navigate the complex world of long-term care. Presented at the Mid-County Family YMCA, at 1900 Urban Drive, Brentwood, MO 63144.

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

 

LIQUIDATING EXTRA STUFF – SENIORS EMPOWERMENT TRUTH SERIES

Mature Move Solutions

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

Liquidating Extra Stuff - Seniors Empowerment Truth Series Liquidating personal household items is not as easy and straightforward as it may sound. Finding out what will sell and for how much requires research and experience and that's only the beginning. Where can you donate the stuff you aren't going to sell? Get your estate liquidation questions answered at our upcoming free seminar featuring special guests from local donation centers, estate sale and online auction companies! Register online or by phone: 636-336-6819.

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

 

CHOOSING A NURSING HOME

St. Louis County Library – Thornhill Branch

February 28 – 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Join VOYCE at the Thornhill Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 12863 Willowyck Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146, for a presentation on Choosing a Nursing Home. Here you will learn the top ten things to look for when choosing a nursing home, which can feel like a complex and confusing process, and more. We hope to see you there.

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

 

AMERICAN RED CROSS VOLUNTEER

American Red Cross

Volunteer from the Comfort and Safety of Your Own Home Join us by phone or online to learn the many ways you can help your community from home with the American Red Cross. Just send an email to [email protected] and we will send you all the information you need to join us. Learn how little time it takes to have an enormous impact on your local community, all without having to leave the comfort and safety of your own home.

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

www.redcross.org

 

CEU – HEALTHCARE WORKERS AS ELDER JUSTIVE GATEKEEPERS

CarePatrol

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 https://bit.ly/CarePatrol-31623.

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

https://www.carepatrol.com/advisors/nancy-mcclure/

 

THE HISTORY WHISPERER

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

 

THE MUSICALS OF RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN – ONLINE CLASS

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, www.stlcc.edu/programs-academics/continuing-education 

Arts & Entertainment

VALENTINE’S ACTIVITIES DAY

City Museum

February 1 - 10:00 a.m.

City Museum has Valentine's celebrations ready for families and sweethearts. Bring the kids or bring your boo on a City Museum date for amazing photo ops in the Tunnel of Love and many other heart-related activities, free with admission. Valentine's activities take place from February 1 through February 19.

Julie Lally, [email protected], City Museum, 314-231-2489,

https://www.citymuseum.org/event/tunnel-of-love-2/

 

BLACK HISTORY MONTH PRESENTATION

St. Louis Galleria Mall, Dillard’s

February 4 – 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Black Creatives in the Lou- Yolanda (Yoro) Newson is Hosting/Coordinating her 1st Black History Month presentation at Dillard’s in the St. Louis Galleria Mall by celebrating and featuring the work of some of the very best and talented local creatives in St. Louis Missouri. This presentation will take place beginning February 4 until February 28. There will be a meet and greet on the February 4 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. located on the second floor. Open to the public.

Yolanda (Yoro) Newson, [email protected], YoroCreations, 314-583-9241,

www.yorostyle.com

 

ST. LOUIS BANJO CLUB

Evangeline’s

February 11 - 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Banjos at Evangeline’s The St. Louis Banjo Club will provide live music played on "America's fun instrument - the four-string banjo". Evangeline’s is located at 512 N. Euclid in the CWE, St. Louis, MO 63108. For more information, call 314-952-0646 or visit our website. Great Cajun food and drinks from their menu. Did we mention the music is free?

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

www.stlouisbanjoclub.org

 

GATEWAY OUTDOOR EXPO SHOWCASE

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. – 5:00 p.m.

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

https://gatewayoutdoorexpo.com/

 

ST. LOUIS WATER LANTERN FESTIVAL

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 www.WaterLanternFestival.com for more details.

Ashlynn Bryson, [email protected], Water Lantern Festival, 888-888-8888, https://www.waterlanternfestival.com/stlouis.php

 

VIOLINIST ENTERTAINMENT

Winter Violin

Winter Violin is now performing socially distanced strolling violin concerts for senior communities. Hire Tom today and he will stroll, dance and sing outdoors. Tom is an experienced entertainer and works with budgets of all levels. Your residents have dreamed of adventure during quarantine. Give them the joy of music. Embark on the adventure with Winter Violin.

Tom Winter, [email protected], Winter Violin, 636-485-2494, www.Winterviolin.com  

 

HAPPY HOUR WITH LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Fairwinds River’s Edge

Fridays – 3:00 p.m.

Fridays at Fairwinds River's Edge, please join us for happy hour with live entertainment Fridays at 3:00 p.m. RSVP required: 636-754-2317.

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

www.FairwindsRiversEdge.com

 

Announcements

SENIOR LIVING NETWORKING

Chesterfield Mall Mom’s House Learning Center

February 2 - 4:00 p.m.

Save the date. Senior Living Networking at Chesterfield Mall, Mom’s House Learning Center and argent Space. If you are planning to attend MAHNA Winterfest, join us after your Thursday sessions. Facebook event link: https://bit.ly/Groundhogdaynetworking RSVP [email protected]

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

https://m.facebook.com/events/1593648381086593?mibextid=Z0UBBX

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY EVALUATIONS

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,

www.yoursupportiveplace.com

 

GRANDPAD TABLETS

Eligible adults, age 65 and over, can apply to receive a GrandPad tablet from St. Louis County Library. The GrandPad tablet comes preloaded with software and built-in 4G LTE service that allows users to access email, make phone calls, participate in video calls, take, send and receive photos, and access information over the internet. Eligibility requirements apply. Learn more at https://www.slcl.org/content/grandpads.

Rebecca Clarke, [email protected], St. Louis County Library, 314-994-3300,

https://www.slcl.org/content/grandpads

 

QUALITY APARTMENT COMMUNITY– NEW APARTMENTS OPENING 2023

Crown Center for Senior Living

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

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

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

 

START YOUR RECOVERY

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

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

 

PUTTIN’ FOR THE KIDS, ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

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,

https://one.bidpal.net/pftk2023/ticketing(details:ticketing-summary)

 

ENHANCE SELF-CARE PERSONAL TRAINING

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,

https://www.enhanceselfcare.com/

 

REVELA AT O'FALLON

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,

https://www.revelaofallon.com/

 

JEOPARDY JOE

The Holidays are just weeks away. Jeopardy Joe has a special line-up of programs that are sure to brighten your Holiday schedule. Book your program now to ensure you get the date you want. Contact Joe to discuss your particular needs and how he can contribute quality entertainment to your holiday activity schedule. www.JeopardyJoe.com [email protected], 314-399-2223.

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

US CITIZENSHIP PREPARATION

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,

314-645-7800, www.bilingualstl.org

 

ALZHEIMER’S STUDY PARTICIPANTS NEEDED

Advance II Study

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

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

www.MildAlzheimersStudy.com

 

TRAINING LABS

Assistance Home Care

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

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

 

 

RECENT DISCHARGE FROM HOSPICE CARE?

St. Louis University

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

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

https://redcapsurvey.slu.edu/surveys/?s=REPMXH3LJP

 

ANNUAL GIFT TAX EXCLUSION ANNOUNCEMENT

Mitchell, Brown and Associates, LLC

Annual Contribution to ABLE Accounts Increased for 2022 The Internal Revenue Service has announced that the annual gift tax exclusion is increasing in 2022 due to inflation. After four years of being at $15,000, the exclusion will be $16,000 per recipient—the highest exclusion amount ever. That means you can contribute up to $16,000 to an ABLE account this year as well. The contributions can come from multiple people, but the total amount cannot exceed the $16,000 limit. Have questions about ABLE accounts? Call us at Mitchell, Brown & Associates at 314-962-0186

Colleen Brown, [email protected], Mitchell, Brown & Associates, LLC

314-962-0186, www.elderlawstlouis.com

 

DRIVING WITH DIGNITY PROGRAM

Keeping Us Safe, LLC

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

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

 

MEDICAID EXPANSION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (ACA) PROGRAMS

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, www.bilingualstl.org

 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR CHURCH WORKERS AND MISSIONARIES     

Lutheran Senior Services

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

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

www.lssliving.org

 

SMARTCOMPANION VOICE TECHNOLOGY

Veterans Home Care

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

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

314-520-0668, www.veteranshomecare.com

 

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY INSURANCE BENEFITS ASSISTANCE

Charis Disability Advocates

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

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

www.charisdisability.com

TUTORING SERVICES

BILINGUAL INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES

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

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

 

OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY

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,

www.awhealthcare.com

 

DEMENTIA COMMUNITY AWARENESS

Aging Ahead

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

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

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

 

CELBRATING 20 YEARS

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,

www.awhealthcare.com

 

REDUCTION OF ENERGY BURDEN

EnergyCare

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

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

 

NURSING HOME ABUSE GUIDE

Everything. to know about nursing home abuse

www.levinperconti.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-nursing-home-abuse.html   

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

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

 

POST-BACCALAUREATE CERTIFICATION IN GERONTOLOGY

St. Louis University

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

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

 

Honors & Recognition

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Support & Counseling

RESPECT LIFE AND END VIOLENCE

Grace Chapel Ministries

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

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

www.gracechapelministries.org

 

COUNSELING AND SUPPORT

Anita D. Cohn MSW, LCSW

Anita D. Cohn MSW, LCSW, 314-920-0803, [email protected] 

www.anitadcohntherapy.com Offering in-person and telehealth counseling/support.

 

THE LISTENING PLACE COMPANIONS

Webster Hills United Methodist Church

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

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

 

VISIT-A-BIT PROGRAM

St. Charles, St. Louis, Jefferson Counties

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

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

In Search Of ...

REDUCE AREA CRIME

Grace Chapel Ministries

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

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

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