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

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

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Employment

SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS

Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities

AADD is looking for respectful and caring direct support professionals to engage, protect, and teach adults with developmental disabilities for openings available across our service area including: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, and St. Louis County. If you are service-oriented (Military, AmeriCorps, Scouts, etc.), creative (can think outside of the box – what else can you do with a deck of cards other than play poker?), a self-starter and have a good sense of humor (Q. What do you call an alligator wearing a vest? A. An investigator.), then you belong with AADD! For more information, visit: https://bit.ly/aaddjobdescript To submit resume, visit: https://bit.ly/workforaadd

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

 

Health & Wellness

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 

 

BLOOD DRIVE

Caregivers Inn

May 19 - 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Come to give blood Thursday, May 19 at Caregivers Inn, 1297 Feise Road in Dardenne Prairie, for your chance to win a travel trailer camper that sleeps 8. Plus, you’ll also receive a $10 e-gift card to a merchant of your choice, all courtesy of the American Red Cross partners at Suburban Propane. Terms apply, see www.rcblood.org/camper. Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit www.RedCrossBlood.org and enter: caregivers to schedule an appointment.

Robyn Schaber, [email protected], Caregivers Inn, 636-240-7979,

www.CaregiversInn

 

BRAHMA KUMARIS ST. LOUIS MEDITATION CENTER

June 4 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Brahma Kumaris St. Louis Meditation Center presents MEDITATION FOR KIDS In-person session AGES 7-11 only This session will help kids to develop self-awareness, focus, patience and peace of mind. Session will have meditation practice, reflection and activities for kids. Parents will also be involved in the session. As per our policy, one parent is required to accompany a kid. Venue: 134 Enchanted Pkwy Ste 204B Manchester MO 63021 Register at www.tiny.cc/stlmeditatekids.

Contact No. 636-362-4862 Website: www.bkmeditationstlouis.org Email: [email protected]

 

BRAHMA KUMARIS ST. LOUIS MEDITATION CENTER

June 7 - 6:30pm - 7:15pm

Brahma Kumaris St. Louis Meditation Center An indoor meditation group session to let you connect within GROUP GUIDED MEDITATION Quiet space In-person Registration at www.tiny.cc/meditatestlouis2 Every first Tuesday of the month 30 minutes meditation. 15 minutes mini class and sharing. Open to Beginners and Meditators. No Yoga Mats required Venue: 134 Enchanted Pkwy Ste 204B Manchester MO 63021

Contact No. 636-362-4862 Website: www.bkmeditationstlouis.org Email: [email protected]

 

BRAHMA KUMARIS ST. LOUIS MEDITATION CENTER

June 11 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Brahma Kumaris St. Louis Meditation Center presents DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE We get mad, exhausted and annoyed while dealing with difficult people who never fail to give us a hard time and make things heavy and complicated. Join this in-person talk to explore ways of dealing with them along with a bit of meditation. Register at www.tiny.cc/stleasy Venue: 134 Enchanted Pkwy Ste 204B Manchester MO 63021

Contact No. 636-362-4862 Website: www.bkmeditationstlouis.org Email: [email protected]

 

GATEWAY DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

June 18 – 8:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Free live entertainment, kids zone, food vendors and race watching. Proceeds from Dragon Boat sponsorships/teams go to Signature Foundation’s Operation Family Help program which provides financial assistance for healthcare needs. Please contact Beth for more information on sponsorships/teams.

Beth Schlueter, [email protected], Gateway Dragon Boat Festival, 618-578-9766, https://www.signaturefoundation.org/events/gateway-dragon-boat-festival/team-registration-sponsorship/

 

ALEXA CUSTOMIZABLE DEVICE

Veterans Home Care

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

Janet Jennewein, [email protected], Veterans Home Care, 314-520-0668, www.veteranshomecare.com

 

MEMBER BENEFITS TO IMPROVE COGNITIVE AND PHYSIOLOGICAL HEALTH

ST. LOUIS OASIS

St. Louis Oasis Teams Up with Humana to offer member benefits, a local nonprofit educational organization dedicated to enriching the lives of adults ages 50 and older, is teaming up with Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) to offer Humana members a health benefit designed to increase cognitive and physiological health in adults. Humana Medicare Advantage HMO and LPPO members on plans H0028-14 and H5216-033-002 in St. Louis will receive an $80 credit toward St. Louis Oasis in-person programs and Oasis Everywhere virtual programs. Humana members enrolling for plans H0028-14 and H5216-033-002 during the open enrollment period of now through December 7 will receive information about the Oasis programs benefit and can begin registering for classes beginning Jan. 1, 2022. Affordably priced classes are open for registration through the St. Louis Oasis at www.stloasis.org for in-person and hybrid classes. Registration for Oasis Everywhere online classes are available at www.oasiseverywhere.org. Courses cover a variety of topics ranging from art and history to science, theology, cooking, technology, current events, health and more.

Tina Duckett, [email protected], St. Louis Oasis, 314-862-4859,

www.stloasis.org

 

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

 

NEVER FORGET THE VET PROGRAM

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

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

www.neverforgetthevet.us 

 

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’ll consider running an item in The St. Louis Times Express. Please contact me at 215-545-4715, ext. 26.

Courtney Rice, [email protected], SPRYTE Communications, 215-545-4715, https://www.crossroadshospice.com/

 

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

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

 

LONG-TERM CARE CONFERENCE

Maryland Heights Community Center

June 15 – 9:00 a.m.

Join us for VOYCE’s Long-Term Care Conference event on Wednesday, June 15 at Maryland Heights Community Center in St. Louis. This year’s conference theme is Care: Who We Are. What We Do. Where We Go from Here. We’ll explore best practices and new approaches to long-term care in a moment where the entire sector has been turned upside down. COVID-19 presented unique challenges for long-term care professionals, resulting in the necessary evaluation of approaches, methods, and perspectives. As we seek to continue to deliver the best quality care for long-term care residents, we have new opportunities and insights to reflect and learn from. Our Keynote Speech will be presented by Dr. John Morley, Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Saint Louis University. Other presentation topics include residents’ rights, addressing loneliness and isolation for long-term care residents, and the interplay between ageism as a social determinant of health and end-of-life care. CEUs pending for LNHA, SW, CNE, CLE Registration costs $125 with CEUs, $100 without CEUs Speakers: Dr. John Morley, Professor Emeritus, Saint Louis University Dr. Marla Berg-Weger, Ph.D., LCSW Chien Hung, MSW, MA-G, RYT Dr. Maurya Cockrell, DHPE Taylor Pendleton, MS CTRS and Kelly Schilling, CTRS.

Jamie McGeechan, [email protected], VOYCE, 314-918-8222,

www.voycestl.org/events/voyces-long-term-care-conference

 

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

 

COMMUNIYT EDUCATION: WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT LEAVING A NURSING HOME

VOYCE

What You Need to Know About Leaving a Nursing Home before the move.What is a legitimate and legal nursing home discharge? How does a long-term care community avoid an unfortunate discharge scenario, or how do we get it done the right way? As a family member, how can you protect your loved one throughout a nursing home’s eviction process? What are the resident’s rights? What are the important questions to ask and proper answers to anticipate? Where to find helpful information and resources? What can be done to contest or appeal a discharge? Chien Hung, Program Director of VOYCE will present this session to help explain these important issues and to answer questions on residents’ rights, the legal issues of leaving a facility, and what you can do to support a loved one who might be thinking about leaving a facility. Register at www.voycestl.org/how-help/education.

Jamie McGeechan, [email protected], VOYCE, 314-683-7077, 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

 

THE ROLE OF THE CASE MANAGER

VOYCE

The Role of a Care Manager Navigating the systems of care can feel like a complex and confusing experience. With so many choices and options to consider a personal care manager can help residents and their families make effective decisions on care choices and finding the right services. Presented by Kristy Bull, BSBA, CMC, a professional care manager with Care Choice Management we’ll explore how to assess the level and type of care needed and learn what is involved in developing a care plan. We’ll learn the steps to start a care plan as well as how to keep it functioning. We’ll learn about the important role of the care manager to assist with arranging for legal services as well as assistance with applying and qualifying for Medicaid. The care manager represents a growing trend to help full-time, employed family caregivers provide care for loved ones living close by or living far away. Care managers are also particularly useful in helping caregivers at home find the right services and cope with their burden. Register at: www.voycestl.org/events/community-education-navigating-systems-of-care-role-of-a-care-manager/

Jamie McGeechan, [email protected], VOYCE, 314-683-7077,

www.voycestl.org

 

END OF LIFE CARE WITH DEATH

VOYCE

End of Life Care with Death Doulas As the death positive and death empowerment movements continue to evolve and grow, we see an ever-increasing need to help bridge the critical gap at the end-of-life stage. Dying is a process we will all face at some point in our life’s journey. Doulas are advocates and allies who provide continuous, compassionate, non-judgmental care and informational support. End-of-life doulas are non-medical professionals who can help the dying make peace with the dying process. End-of-life doulas, also known as Elder Doulas, can serve the elderly for years before their expected time of death. Elder doulas are specifically trained to provide holistic physical, emotional, and spiritual care for the elderly. Presenter: Dr. Maurya Cockrell, a member of the VOYCE Board of Directors, and founder of Leaves Speak Healthcare. Register at www.voycestl.org/events/community-education-end-of-life-death-doula-options

Jamie McGeechan, [email protected], VOYCE, 314-683-7077,

www.voycestl.org

Arts & Entertainment

ST. LOUIS BANJO CLUB

May 23 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Banjos at Culver’s Fenton Members of the St. Louis Banjo Club will be performing outside on the patio of the Fenton Culver’s from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 23rd. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy some wonderful four-string banjo music. Culver’s is located at 1024 Bowles Avenue, 63026.

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

 

ST. LOUIS BANJO CLUB

May 26 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Banjos at the Elks Club On Thursday, May 26th from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., the St. Louis Banjo Club will provide a free evening of live music played on "America's fun instrument- the four-string banjo". Sing along and listen to 15 banjo players playing the songs you know. The Elk’s Club is located at 6330 Heege Road (at Mackenzie), St. Louis, MO 63123. For more information, call 314-952-0646 or visit our website: www.stlouisbanjoclub.org. Table seating and cash bar. Did we mention the music is free? And, there is room to dance!

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

 

GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA

The Sheldon Concert Hall

June 5 – 4:00 p.m.

In the mood for big band music? The most popular and sought-after big band of all time will return to St Louis at The Sheldon Concert Hall for one night only. On June 5, The World-Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will perform their greatest hits, including “In The Mood”, “A String Of Pearls”, “Pennsylvania 6-5000”, Tuxedo Junction”, “Chattanooga Choo Choo”, and of course their theme song “Moonlight Serenade” as they continue their national tour. The 18 member orchestra, their lead singers, and vocal group will perform their catalog of big band classics just the way they would have over 80 years ago when Glenn Miller stood in front of his band. It is a show that continues to transport audiences back in time and is as nostalgic as it is exciting. Touring continuously since 1956, The Glenn Miller Orchestra is featured in over 200 concerts and dances per year. Each performance includes the timeless classics that made them famous the world over in a show that has moved audiences for generations. June 5 – 4:00 p.m. The Glenn Miller Orchestra at The Sheldon Concert Hall 3648 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108 Tickets are available online at www.thesheldon.org, through www.metrotix.com, over the phone at 314-534-1111, and at the box office.

Erik Stabnau, [email protected], Glenn Miller Orchestra, 585-451-6080,

https://www.metrotix.com/events/detail/the-world-famous-glenn-miller-orchestra

 

El MONSTERO, U.S. PINK FLOYD TRIBUTE BAND

Maryland Heights

July 9 – 7:00 p.m.

El Monstero, the ultimate U.S. Pink Floyd tribute band, is pleased to announce their annual summer show will include none other than GRAMMY award-winning artists Living Colour! The band is excited to collaborate with Living Colour this summer. Bassist Kevin Gagnepain explains, “We started working on this lineup in 2020 before the pandemic hit. As we navigated the changing landscape of the last two years, this opportunity took a back seat. Thankfully in 2022, we are able to finally get it together, and we cannot wait to give our fans an epic night of music!”

Julie Lally, [email protected], Weber Chevrolet + KSHE-95 Presents El Monstero with Living Colour, 314-298-9944, https://concerts.livenation.com/weber-chevrolet-kshe95-presents-el-monstero-maryland-heights-missouri-07-09-2022/event/06005C7092A43A9C

 

FLAVORS OF SUMMER – SEVEN WINERIES

Hermann Wine Trail

July 30, 31 – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Berries and BarBQ Wine Trail Celebrates the Flavors of Summer Seven wineries on the Hermann Wine Trail have assembled the ingredients for a memorable Wine Country getaway at the 2022 Berries and BarBQ Wine Trail, July 30-31. Luscious berries and savory BarBQ make for a memorable summer weekend in Missouri Wine Country. “Vintners are celebrating the flavors of summer by pairing their wines with juicy berries and savory barbeque,” says Patty Held, president of the Hermann Wine Trail. Berries & BarBQ Wine Trail is one of six annual events hosted by Hermann-area vintners. Participating wineries; Adam Puchta Winery, Bias Winery, Curling Vine Winery, Dielberg Star Lane Tasting Room, G. Husmann Wine Company, Hermannhof Winery and Robller Vineyards. The $35 per person ticket price includes a souvenir wine glass. Participants also may enter a drawing for a $30 gift certificate from each winery and a one-night stay at a Hermann B and B. The ticket price does not include transportation to wineries or additional wine tasting. Wine Trail tickets may be purchased online at HermannWineTrail.com or from the Hermann Chamber of Commerce, 573-486-2313. Advance purchase is required. A limited number of tickets are available. We will sell out.

Patty Held, [email protected], Hermann Wine Trail, 573-294-2228, www.hermannwinetrail.com

 

VIOLINIST ENTERTAINMENT

Winter Violin

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

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

 

JEOPARDY JOE!

Give your Senior Community an exciting entertainment boost. JEOPARDY JOE is not just the same old “question and answer” trivia game. There’s music, singing, videos and fun topics. The game holds attention and gets all your residents and guests involved. JEOPARDY JOE - It's Fun. It's Entertaining. It's Stimulating and Educational. What more could you ask for? [email protected], www.JeopardyJoe.com 314-399-2223

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

ST. LOUIS GREEK FESTIVAL

Assumption Greek Orthodox Church

May 27 thru 30

Beep for baklava. The St. Louis County Greek Festival is back with a curbside food event at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church. Celebrating its 40th Anniversary, the annual food festival takes place over Memorial Day weekend, May 27-30. Customers can choose from a variety of plated dinners, appetizers and desserts. Expect traditional favorites like dolmades, baklava, spanakopita, gyros, souvlaki, kataifi and more. To browse the menu and place a food order, go to: www.stlgreekfest.comPickup is easy. Diners just drive to the church and their online orders will be delivered directly to their car. Full schedule is listed below: May 27, 28, 29: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, May 30: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Julie Lally, [email protected], 314-749-5915, http://www.stlgreekfest.com/

 

POST-BACHELORETTE CERTIFICATION IN GERINTOLOGY

St. Louis University

The School of Social Work at Saint Louis University offers a post-Bachelor's 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

 

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

 

UNITED ACCESS WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE VAN RENTALS

Include Grandma or Grandpa in their grandchild’s wedding, school play, or recital—a wheelchair should not stop your family member from having fun. It’s so easy in a United Access wheelchair accessible minivan. It only takes a moment to make a memory that lasts a lifetime. Call Misty, our Mobility Specialist at 314-989-1010 for information and reservations.

Mike Flotken, [email protected], United Access Wheelchair Accessible Van Rentals, 314-989-1010, www.unitedaccess.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 & 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 & 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

 

NEW HEADQUARTERS

Alcatraz LLC

June 3 - 3:00 p.m.

Alcatraz LLC is thrilled to announce our latest project has finally been completed. We have recently relocated into our new headquarters at 9768 Green Park Industrial Drive. Saint Louis, MO, 63123. Alcatraz will be hosting a grand opening of our new building on Friday, June 3, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. Alcatraz is looking to connect, reach out, and tend to all your business needs. From starting as a small local family-owned business, we have grown to become a Certified Minority-Owned Business and Certified Women-Owned Business in our community. With over 20 years of experience and with the trucking industry in constant high demand for consumer needs, the number of available employment increases as our company grows as well. Our project plans to open doors of opportunity for every position. In the spring of 2022, Alcatraz LLC will be partnering with a local immigration and labor law firm to bring worldwide employment to our company. We are looking to sponsor and hire qualified truck drivers from other countries. This addition of expansion is going to generate local employment opportunities in our community and help create long-term career-building jobs. In this industry, we are looking for suitable team members of all trades and professions.

Agnes Matukin, [email protected], Alcatraz LLC, 314-892-7200, http://alcatrazllc.com/

 

UNITED ACCESS RENTS WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE VANS-50 RAMPS/50 DAYS

Visit our website, www.Unitedaccess.com for the complete story about how we can assist with a special needs family member. Please call our Mobility Specialist at 314-989-1010 for more information and reservations. United Access also sells and services new and used accessible vans, as well as an assortment of scooters. Call today.

We will build 50 ramps in 50 days. See if you or someone you know could benefit from a free Wheelchair Accessible Ramp. To celebrate BraunAbility’s 50th Anniversary, BraunAbility and United Access are partnering with Servants at Work, Inc. to build 50, custom built, ADA Compliant Wheelchair Accessible Ramps in 50 days. This ramp will be constructed at the home of the qualified applicant at no charge. You can help by referring friends, family members or neighbors who need a ramp like this to allow them greater access and a higher quality of life. If you or someone you know would benefit from the receipt of a ramp, complete the application form at: http://www.sawsramps.org/50-in-50campaign/. Contact Mike Flotken at 314-619-9446, for complete details.

Mike Flotken, [email protected], United Access Wheelchair Accessible Van Rentals, 314-989-1010, www.unitedaccess.com

 

NEW TOURING SPECIALIST / PROVIDER LIASON

CarePatrol

We are proud to announce that we have hired a new employee, Andrea Kincade. Andrea will be our Touring Specialist / Provider Liaison. She has been working as an Occupational Therapist in Georgia. She moved to the area last year and is looking forward to helping our clients. Some of you may have already spoken to Sue Menius, who we hired for special projects last year. She has agreed to stay on as an administrative assistant. Her primary assignment will be to contact communities to gather information and update our database with the latest contact information and pricing. Welcome Andrea and Sue.

Nancy McClure, [email protected], CarePatrol, 314-471-0042, www.carepatrol.com

 

WEST COUNTY SENIOR LIFESTYLE EXPO

West St. Louis County Chamber of Commerce

June 14 – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The West St. Louis County Chamber of Commerce invites you to join us for the West County Senior Lifestyle Expo, Tuesday, June 14 (on Flag Day) Queeny Park in the Greensfelder Recreation Complex. Meet businesses in the West St. Louis Region with services that will help you live your life on your terms. It's your one stop shop for living a vibrant life and admission is free. We will have complimentary coffee and donuts in the morning, St. Louis County Police Honor Guard, St. Louis Strutters will be performing, food samples throughout the expo, hundreds of booths and so much more! Each booth will be giving away a $50 gift basket/gift to the lucky attendees. Meet with health care providers, senior living communities, travel agencies, elder law firms, complimentary screenings, and so much more, including a taste of west county with so many delicious options.

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

 

HOSPICE PERCEPTIONS STUDY PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITY

Saint Louis University

This study seeks survey respondents to complete questions about their views and perceptions of hospice care. The purpose of this study is to develop a survey that can capture someone’s beliefs and perceptions of hospice care. Completion of the survey should take approximately 5-10 minutes. Participants will have the option to provide a valid email address for receipt of a $10 gift card following their participation in the survey. The survey can be accessed at https://tinyurl.com/YCFJVG9G If you have questions or would like more information, you can contact Dr. Cara Wallace at 314-977-2846 or [email protected].

Cara Wallace, [email protected], Saint Louis University, 314-977-2846

 

A 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

 

WHEELCHAIR VAN RENTAL

Mobility For U

Mobility for U wheelchair accessible van rental company is now part of United Access. Mike Flotken, proprietor of Mobility for U, is now working with United Access as their General Manager of Wheelchair Accessible Van Rentals. This exciting move provides Mobility for U customers a larger fleet of vehicles and expanded services. Please call 314-909-1010--ask for our Mobility Specialist, Misty, who will be happy to reserve a wheelchair accessible van for you or give you information about our services. Please mention this ad. By the way, United Access also sells and services new and used vans. CALL TODAY to reserve your van. United Access 314-909-1010 www.unitedaccess.com

Mike Flotken, [email protected], United Access Wheelchair Accessible Van Rentals, 314-909-1010, www.unitedaccess.com

 

REDUCTION OF ENERGY BURDEN

Energy Care

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Rebecca Boerner, [email protected], AW Health Care, 314-726-5600, www.awhealthcare.com

 

DEMENTIA COMMUNITY AWARENESS

Aging Ahead

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

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

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

 

DRIVING WITH DIGNITY PROGRAM

Keeping Us Safe, LLC

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

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

 

CONGRATULATIONS ON THE NEW BUSINESS VENTURE

RMS Patient Advocacy and Consulting, LLC

Congratulations to Randy Sigel on starting a new business venture: RMS Patient Advocacy and Consulting, LLC. As a Board Certified Patient Advocate, Randy aims to help others know their rights and options afforded to them by healthcare providers. The RMS is a tribute to his late father, Robert Marshall Sigel. Randy provides initial consultations at no charge. Call or text 314-327-6060 for more information.

Randall Sigel, [email protected], RMS Patient Advocacy and Consulting, 314-327-6060, www.RMSpac.com

Honors & Recognition

THE HARVEY A. AND DORISMAE HACKER FRIEDMAN AWARD IN EXCELLENCE

Pamela J. Merkle, Executive Director, Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities (AADD) is the 2022 recipient of The Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Award for Excellence in Service to Older Adults. The Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Award is supported by The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital from the Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Fund and is presented at the annual Friedman Lecture & Awards. This annual event celebrates the latest in ideas and research in aging as well as provides an opportunity to recognize professionals providing outstanding service in the field. Ms.Merkle has been the Executive Director at AADD for over 25 years. AADD's overarching goal is to prevent entry into unnecessary long-term care placement and premature death in individuals who are aging with developmental disabilities. In response, all AADD programs have a common goal to provide necessary training to assist individuals in achieving a greater independence in the home and community while aging in place.

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

 

Support & Counseling

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 the 2020 to 2022 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 ...

WELCOME FAMILIES

International Cultural Exchange Services

ICES is in search of families to welcome international students arriving for the opportunity to learn for one school semester or two.If you are willing to welcome host a high school student for a few weeks until a more permanent placement can be arranged, please reach out.This is a rewarding experience for all involved.The student is given the opportunity to learn about the American culture and you have the opportunity to learn the culture of the student.If you are interested or may know a family who is, please reach out today 314-412-7518.

ICES, 314-412-7518

 

DICHARGE FROM HOSPICE RESEARCH STUDY PARTICIPANTS

St. Louis University

Dr. Cara Wallace and a team of researchers at St. Louis University are looking for individuals to participate in a NIH funded research study titled “The Impact of Live Discharge from Hospice on Patients and Caregivers.” The purpose of this study is to gather information about what happens to patients and caregivers when the patient is no longer eligible for hospice and services are removed. Participation in this study will involve completing three surveys: with the first occurring in the first weeks following hospice discharge, and follow-up surveys occurring and 3- and 6-months post-discharge. Following the first call, participants will receive a $25 gift card and then they will receive a $50 gift card at the 3-month and 6-month time points. If you are interested in participating, please go to https://redcapsurvey.slu.edu/surveys/?s=REPMXH3LJP to fill out the short form and someone from our team will contact you.

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

https://gatewayeol.com/refer-your-patients-for-a-research-opportunity-the-impact-of-live-discharge-from-hospice-on-patients-caregivers

 

DONATE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

St. Louis HELP

Here's How to Donate Equipment to HELP Do you have home medical equipment that is not being used? Want to make a tax-deductible donation to improve the lives of needy people? That’s what the nonprofit St. Louis HELP organization does every day. To contribute new or used equipment please call us at 314-240-0796. We accept donations of manual wheelchairs, canes, crutches, walkers, shower chairs, tub transfer benches, shower stools, grab bars, elevated toilet seats, portable commodes, lift chairs, seating cushions, back supports, hospital beds, ramps, and stair lifts. St. Louis HELP accepts donations of nearly every type of home medical device except oxygen and medications.

Jeff Dunlap, [email protected], St. Louis HELP, 314-240-0796, https://www.stlhelp.org/

 

VOLUNTEERS FOR SENIOR TRANSPORTATION

County Older Resident Programs

Seeking volunteers to provide transportation to medical appointments and other essential appointments for older adults who live in St. Louis County. Give just a few hours, Monday – Friday, to a senior who lives near you. You will making a huge difference for the senior while contributing a worthwhile service for your community. Hours are flexible and mileage reimbursement is available. Call 314-615-4435 today to help someone in your community stay independent.

Robin B Gillespie, [email protected], County Older Resident Programs

 

TAX PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS

County Older Resident Programs

Please contact Robin B Gillespie, [email protected], County Older Resident Programs.

Robin B. Gillespie, [email protected], County Older Resident Programs, 314-655-4435

 

GIFT OF A DAY VOLUNTEERS

Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care

Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care in St. Louis seeks volunteers to help support its signature Gift of a Day program. This Crossroads Hospice volunteer opportunity is based on the question: “If you had one perfect day, what would it look like?” The answer has led to a flight in a vintage Air Force biplane for a World War II Veteran or a Blues legend’s return trip to Beale Street in Memphis for a special performance. “We call our volunteers ‘Ultimate Givers’ because they selflessly give extra comfort and compassion to terminally-ill patients and their families,” says Volunteer Coordinator Taishai Starks. For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, contact Taishai Starks at 636-735-2000 or [email protected], or www.CrossroadsHospice.com/Volunteering. Before becoming a Crossroads Hospice “Ultimate Giver,” participants must complete an application, TB skin test, and training session led by members of the Crossroads team. Potential volunteers must wait a minimum of one year after the death of an immediate family member or loved one before applying. Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care is committed to being at the forefront of the hospice care industry to continually shape the way end-of-life care is viewed and administered.

Courtney Rice, [email protected], Crossroads Hospice, 215-545-4715,

https://www.crossroadshospice.com/

 

DISABLED CITIZENS AVAILABLE TO WORK

Worknet

4:30 to 8:30 p.m. or 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Volunteers needed to contact disabled citizens who might wish to work.

Larry Brown, [email protected], WORKNET, INC., 314-621-6300, www.worknetnow.com

 

SENIOR POISON CONTROL PROGRAM AUDIENCE

The Missouri Poison Center

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

Amanda Ruback, [email protected], Missouri Poison Center, 314-612-5719, www.missouripoisoncenter.org

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Aging Ahead Star Program

The Aging Ahead STAR Program utilizes volunteers to take eligible riders to many of their medical appointments. Rides are available to appointments in St. Charles and St. Louis Counties, but eligible riders must reside within St. Charles County. All rides are based on the availability of a volunteer and due to scheduling and demand, we do ask for two-week notice, if at all possible. Volunteers are offered mileage reimbursed to cover gas and wear & tear on their vehicle, but they are volunteering their time. This is a flexible volunteer opportunity, perfect for those who are retired or someone with non-traditional work hours. To reach the STAR Coordinator to learn more about becoming a volunteer with STAR, please call 636-978-3306.

Stephanie Patrick, [email protected], Aging Ahead,636-207-0847, www.agingahead.org

 

HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS

Preferred Hospice

Are you looking for an opportunity to help in your community? Preferred Hospice is seeking caring individuals to provide friendly visits and companionship to hospice patients. Training is provided. Please contact Terri or Tracy at 636-527-9330 or www.[email protected].

Terri Bapst, www.[email protected], Preferred Hospice of MO NE, 636-527-9330

 

SENIOR COMPANION VOLUNTEERS

LifeWise STL

The Senior Companion Program is seeking new volunteers. Volunteers receive hourly tax-free stipend, mileage reimbursement, annual recognition party and gift, and the opportunity to make a difference. Call Today, 314-627-1243, Samantha Knight.

Samantha Knight, [email protected], LifeWise StL (formerly Kingdom House), 314-627-1243, www.lifewisestl.org

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