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

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

AW Healthcare        Baue   Bayada Beck Estate Planning Bethesda Big Bend Woods

BJC HomeCare       BJC Hospice                BJC Volunteer Breakthrough Coalition Brookdale Brooking Park

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

CLAIM             Continuum                Cordell Planning Coulson Elder Law Debra Schuster Deer Valley

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Church       Nazareth Living Center  NHC HealthCare OASIS Paraquad Parc Provence

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Well Home Willowcreek              Yvonne Wesa


      EMPLOYMENT

HEALTHCARE OPENINGS

St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Hospital

You want to work in a healthcare setting where you are valued and appreciated - where you receive respect from your superiors and co-workers as well as the patients/residents you treat. You want to be challenged by your job without being overwhelmed by it. You want to play an instrumental role in helping a patient recover, sometimes against strong odds, and go home. What you want is Kindred Healthcare. Our mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for each patient, resident, family member, customer, employee and shareholder we serve. Join us. Check our list of openings at www.kindredrehabjobs.com We look forward to speaking with you.

Carl Cartwright Sneller, carl.cartwright@kindred.com, St. Luke's Rehabilitation Hospital

314-317-5803, www.kindredrehabjobs.com

 

CARE MANAGER

St. Louis City Fall Prevention Program

We're hiring a Care Manager for St. Louis City Fall Prevention Program.  We are seeking Master Level Social Worker with Experience in geriatric care management and fall prevention. Please visit our job board at https://jfcs-stl.org/employment/ for more details.

Lori Goldberg, lgoldberg@jfcs-stl.org, Jewish Family & Children's Service,

314-812-9333, www.jfcs-stl.org

 

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF NURSING

Mary Queen and Mother Center, Cardinal Ritter Senior Services

Mary Queen and Mother Center is seeking an experienced Assistant Director of Nursing to assist the DON in planning, developing, organizing and directing the overall operation of the Nursing Department in accordance with current federal, state and local requirements that govern our facility and as may be directed by the Administrator to ensure that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times. Current Missouri registered nursing license, or current Missouri licensed practical nursing license (under the direct supervision of registered nurse). At least five five-years-    experience in long term care nursing. Knowledge of regulations pertaining to long term care and medical records.

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

314-918-2254, www.cardinalritterseniorservices@crssstl.org

 

RN/LPN

Mary Queen and Mother Center, Cardinal Ritter Senior Services

Mary Queen and Mother Center is looking to hire for the RN/LPN position to use the Nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation to determine and respond to resident needs in a holistic manner. Supervises, instructs, and assists, Certified Medication Technicians (CMTs) and Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs) in the care of their assigned residents, ensuring appropriate care is being provided. This includes maintaining current assignment sheets to caregivers. Promotes the individualized and maximum care level for each resident, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. A graduate of a professional Nursing program with current Missouri license. EOE

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

314-918-2254, www.cardinalritterseniorservices@crssstl.org

 

NURSES, CNA, HOME HEALTH AIDE

Algonquin Nurses Home Health Care

Algonquin Nurses Home Health Care is an established home health care company and Family owned and operated since 1987. Algonquin Nurses is presently recruiting for RN's, LPN's, CNA's and Home Health Care Aides for positions at our St. Louis, House Springs and O'Fallon offices. Full or part time shifts for Private Duty, Medicaid, VA Aide and Attendance and HCY (Health Children Youth Pediatric, Kids) programs. Current Certification and License along with one year or more experience needed. Advantages of Algonquin Nurses - working one and one with your client, Flexible schedules, Paid Training, and mileage. Benefits, Health, Dental, Life, Long - Short Disability and much more. If you feel this type of work and you would like to make a difference in someone else's life, call or apply on line. Office: 314-822-8158 or www.algonquinnurses.com.

Renee Peters, rpeters@algonquinnurses.com, Algonquin Nurses Home Health Care,

314-822-8158, www.algonquinnurses.com

 

CNA, CMT, L1MA

Dolan Memory Care Homes

CarePartners: May be actively certified in Missouri as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Certified Medication Technician (CMT), or Level One Medication Aide (L1MA). Presently CPR and First Aid certified. Must enjoy helping seniors with memory impairment. Must have a positive attitude. Must be able to work 8 or 12-hour shifts in a set, rotating schedule in a smoke-free environment. Able to maintain good attendance. Prefer applicants who have worked in a skilled or assisted living facility for 1 year and/or with dementia-impaired Residents for one year. Dolan Memory Care Homes is an equal opportunity employer. All employees are subject to background screening / criminal records check and randomized drug screens. All Dolan Memory Care Homes properties are smoke-free.

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

www.dolancare.com

 

CAREGIVER-CLIENT SCHEDULER

Senior Helpers

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

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

https://www.seniorhelpers.com/stcharles

 

CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT OR PERSONAL HOME CARE AIDE

Pyramid Home Health

Join our elite team of healthcare professionals as a Certified Nursing Assistant or a Personal & Home Care Aide. We beat other provider hourly pay rates. Receive up to 80 hours of paid time off or choose to take it as additional pay. Full-time employees of Pyramid also receive six paid holidays annually and medical insurance for $30 per month. Starting your career with us is easy. www.pyramidhhs.com or 1-800-699-1746. An equal opportunity employer. EOE/AA

Ada Gonzalez, agonzalez @pyramidhhs.com, Pyramid Home Health Services,

573-699-1746, www.pyramidhhs.com

 

CNA OR REHABILITATION AID

Young in Spirit Adult Day Center

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

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

314-645-2411, www.younginspiritadultdaycenter.com

 

CAREGIVERS

Assistance Home Care

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

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

http://assistancehomecarestlouis.com

 

 

EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE

Worknet

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

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

www.worknetnow.com

 

ELECTION JUDGE POLL WORKER

St. Louis City Board of Election

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

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

 

CNA, HOME HEALTH AID AND CAREGIVERS

Seniors Home Care

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

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

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

 

CNA OR PERSONAL AND HOME CARE AIDE

Pyramid Home Health Services

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

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

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

800-699-1746, www.pyramidhhs.com

 

RN WEEKEND AND EVENING SUPERVISOR

Cardinal Ritter Senior Services

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

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

314-918-2254, hr@crssstl.org

 

CNA AND HOME HEALTH AIDES

A Mother’s Touch Personal Services

We Need You. CNA and Homemaker Aides. Office Hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday, stop by office for on the spot interview and fill out application.  Please bring identification and Social Security card.

Barbara Jackson, amtinhomehealth@gmail.com, A Mother's Touch Personal Services,

314-733-5100, www.amotherstouchinhomehealth.com

 


     HEALTH & WELLNESS

SEPTEMBER ISSUES IN AGING SEMINAR

Friedman Center for Aging

September 17 – 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

September’s Issues in Aging seminar will focus on “Promoting Research in Aging: ICTS Aging Clinical Research Consortium.” Two speakers from Washington University in St. Louis, Susan L. Stark, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy, Neurology, and Social Work, and Brittany C. Minor, MS, OTR/L, Aging Clinical Research Consortium Coordinator, Occupational Therapist, will present this talk on September 17, 2018, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. The seminar will take place in Schwarz Auditorium, in the McMillan Building at 517 South Euclid on the Medical Campus. (Enter McMillan through the Euclid entrance, go up the stairs and down the hallway.) Handicap ramp on the side of building. Free parking validation will be offered for the Clayton Garage, 4451 Clayton Avenue and/or Metro Garage, 4500 Children’s Place. The McMillan Building is also near the Central West End Metrolink Station. Metered handicap parking is available on Scott Avenue or two-hour handicap parking is available at the Taylor Avenue Building, 600 S. Taylor Avenue). Underground parking at the Barnes-Jewish South Garage and on McKinley Avenue. Open to all; no RSVP necessary. Pizza and beverages will be available.

Jeff Brandt, jeffrey.brandt@wustl.edu, Friedman Center for Aging, 646-359-6739,

https://publichealth.wustl.edu/aging/

 

St. Louis Oasis Falls Prevention Awareness Day

Maryland Heights Community Center

September 21 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Did you know that one in three Americans age 65+ falls every year? Falls are the leading cause of injuries and emergency room visits for older Americans. Falls are costly - in dollars and in quality of life. However, falling is not an inevitable part of aging. Attend St. Louis Oasis Falls Prevention Awareness Day to learn how you can take preventative measures to ensure a quality lifestyle. Friday, September 21, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Maryland Heights Community Center 2300 McKelvey Road, Maryland Heights, MO 63043. Falls Prevention Awareness Day is a free event that includes falls risks assessments, flu vaccinations, games, giveaways, a light lunch and more! Please bring your insurance card if you wish to receive a flu vaccine. Register: Visit www.stloasis.org or call 314.862.4859 to register for class # 299.

Tina Duckett, stlvolunteer@oasisnet.org, St. Louis Oasis, 314-862-4859, www.stloasis.org

 

ADAPTIVE SPORTS DAY EXTRAVAGANZA

Paraquad Health and Wellness Center

September 22 – 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Paraquad Health and Wellness Center, 5200 Berthold Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110. Is hosting an Adaptive Sports Day Extravaganza.  The goal of this day is to spark interest and provide education about adaptive sports in a safe and positive environment. This event is open to people of all abilities, with or without a disability. Join us for a day of activities.  Experience several adaptable sports in action:  Rugby |Basketball |Archery |Handcycling |Rock Climbing |Many More.  Learn about adaptable equipment and watch manufacturer demonstrations.  Meet and Greet with current & former Team USA Paralympians representing: Track & Field, Ice Hockey, and Rugby.  Several kids activities and fun for the family including face painting, tie dye shirts, food, snow cones and more.  Learn more and register to attend: www.dasasports.org

Lindsey Kampwerth, lbean@paraquad.org, Paraquad, Inc., 314-633-4744,

www.dasasports.org

 

UNDERSTANDING ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA AND ITS PROGRESSION

The Sheridan

September 26 – 6:00 p.m.

The Knight ADRC (Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center) at Washington University and The Sheridan in Creve Coeur are jointly hosting a program, “Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia and its Progression,” Wednesday, September 26 at 6:00 p.m. at The Sheridan, 450 N. Lindbergh Blvd. The program, the first in a three-part series planned for this fall, is free. Seating is limited. Call 314-474-0143 to reserve a seat.

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

314-721-2828

 

COURAGEOUS AGING COMMUNITY CONVERSATION AND WORKSHOP

Maryland Heights Community Center

September 26 – 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

September 27 – 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Please join this community conversation on September 26, Your Best Years Ever Reimagined, or on September 27, Courageous Aging Workshop with Dr. Ken Druck, author and media expert, to host two programs in St. Louis, based on his best-selling book, Courageous Aging: Your Best Years Ever, Reimagined. The first event will take place on Wednesday, September 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Ken will lead an “Aging Courageously – A Community Conversation,” with a distinguished panel of authors and experts. After brief comments on facing the challenges and opportunities of getting older, there will be a lively community conversation. The fee for this event is $9.00 and it will be held Maryland Heights Community Center at 2300 McKelvey Rd, Maryland Heights, MO. The second event will take place on Thursday, September 27. Join Dr. Druck for a day-long Courageous Aging workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Center of Clayton located at 50 Gay Avenue in Clayton, MO. The workshop will be limited to the first 18 people to register and the cost is $120.00. For more information or to register, please contact 314-862-4859, Ext. 24.

Tina Duckett, tduckett@oasisnet.org, St. Louis Oasis, 314-862-4859, www.stloasis.org

 

PUTTING TOGETHER THE MEDICARE PUZZLE PRESENTATION

Chesterfield City Hall

October 11 – 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

October 18 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

November 7 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Medicare can feel like a puzzle without all the pieces. We are going to learn how the Medicare puzzle fits together. Program is presented by Stacy Haberstroh of Senior Insurance Concepts, on Thursday, October 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30AM, on Thursday, October 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and again on Wednesday, Nov 7, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This event is free to attend, and held at Chesterfield City Hall, 690 Chesterfield Parkway W, Chesterfield, MO 63017. Call Stacy with any further questions at 636-517-4073.

Stacy Haberstroh, haberstroh9@yahoo.com, Senior Insurance Concepts,

314-517-4073, www.seniorinsuranceconcepts.com

 

ACTIVE LIVING FAIR

St. Louis County Corp

October 12 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Active Living Fair, October 12, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The City of Sunset Hills is proud to be partnering with the County Older Resident Programs (CORP) to present 3 free "Mini" Exercise Classes not to exceed 20 minutes. Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothes and shoes that are easy to move in. Light refreshments will be served. Also enjoy craft and creative activities provided by various vendors including Scrapbooking, Baskets, Jewelry, Wood Items, Essential Oils, Crystal Bowl Sound Attunement, Sewing, and much more. Free to attend. All are welcome.

Patty Gramke, PGramke@stlouisco.com, St. Louis County CORP, 314-615-4018

 

FREE HEALTH SCREENING WITH A FAITH COMMUNITY NURSE

Lutheran Senior Services

Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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

Melita Hodzic, melita.hodzic@lssliving.org, LSS, 314-884-7900

 

LUNCH AND LEARN SEMINARS

Live Smart Healing and Restoration Counseling Center

The Live SMART Healing and Restoration Counseling Center offers free 30 minute "Lunch and Learn" seminars to senior living communities. Topics related to mental wellness of seniors presented. Contact us at 314-733-9833 to schedule a Lunch and Learn for your residents. View our website at www.liveyourlifesmart.com

LaDonna Turner, info@smartideasconsultingfirm.com, SMART Ideas Consulting Firm LLC, 314-733-9833, www.liveyourlifesmart.com

 

MANICURES AT HOME

Mobile Manicurist Today

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

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

314- 332-4410, www.mobilemanicurist.today

 

HOME HEALTH CARE – NEW ST. CHARLES LOCATION

Deer Valley Home Health

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

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

 

MEMORY CARE

Montessori Moments in Time Program

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

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

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

 

FREE WELLNESS SCREENINGS

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

Hylton Point

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

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

 

FREE WELLNESS SCREENINGS

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

LSS Rose Hill House

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

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

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

314-822-4928, www.lssliving.org   

 

FREE HEALTH SCREENING

Lutheran Senior Services – Village at Mackenzie Place

Wednesday – 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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

314-884-7909 for times and more information.

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

www.lssliving.org

 

FREE WELLNESS SCREENINGS

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

Hilltop Manor

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

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

636-938-6442, www.lssliving.org  

 

GERIATRIC ASSESSMENT CLINIC

First Thursday of the Month

Health Resource Center

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

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

 

PARTNERING WITH PETS

Stonecrest at Clayton View Partners with the APA

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

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

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

 

COMMUNITY EDUCATION ON KNEE PAIN

Mid County Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine and The Arthritis Foundation

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

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

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

 

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

Des Peres Hospital

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

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

314-966-9695, www.despereshospital.com  

 

WE CARE MOBILE DENTAL

Dr. Michael Travis, Pine Lawn Dental

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

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

314-276-8090, www.wecaremobiledental.com


     LECTURES & CONT. EDUCATION

CONVERSATIONS WITH YOUR AGING PARENTS

Lifeworks Transitions, LLC and Mercy Centers

September 23

How to Talk about the Hard Stuff with your Aging Parents on Sunday, September 23. With advances in modern medicine, Americans are living longer, often with more chronic conditions than in previous generations. This has created a new life stage for many adult children as they step in and help steer the course for their parents’ ultimate health and well-being. You will learn strategies that will help make the difficult conversations around health challenges more comfortable and productive. For questions about registration, please call 314-966-4686 or go to www.mercycenterstl.org

Sylvia Nissenboim, sylvia@lifeworktransitions.com, Lifework Transitions, LLC,

314-477-3144, www.lifeworktransitions.com 

 

THE CONVERSATION PROJECT FALL EVENTS

Gateway End-of Life Coalition

October 4 – 2:00 p.m.

October 10 – 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

October 12 – 10:00 a.m.

October 17 – 10:00 a.m.

Gateway End-of-Life Coalition is hosting several "The Conversation Project" events this Fall. The Conversation Project is a national campaign dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. Too many people are dying in a way they wouldn’t choose, and too many of their loved ones are left feeling bereaved, guilty, and uncertain. It’s time to share the way we want to live at the end of our lives. It’s time to communicate about the kind of care we want and don’t want for ourselves. Start the conversation with us. An attorney and notary will be present to assist in completing documents for those who are ready. October 4 at 2:00 p.m. at St Louis County Library, 5430 Telegraph Rd. 63129. October 10 at 10:00a.m. at St Louis County Library, 7606 Natural Bridge Rd. 63121, or at 5:00 p.m. at SSM St Clare Hospital, 1015 Bowles Ave. 63026. October 12 at 10:00 a.m. at St Louis County Library, 4153 N. Highway 67, 63034.  October 17 at 10:00 a.m. at St Louis County Library, 842 S. Holmes, 63122.  P{lease go to www.gatewaeol.org for more information and upcoming events.

Kim Gladstone, gatewayeol@gmail.com, Gateway End-of-Life Coalition,314-313-0708,

www.gatewayeol.org

 

LIVING WITH INTENTION: STRATEGIC TOOLS, MIDDLE-AGERS AND BEYOND

Mercy Center

Sundays September thru October 14 – 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Living with Intention: Strategic Tools for Middle-agers and Beyond Sundays, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Mercy Center, 2039 N. Geyer Rd. 63131 This holistic monthly Sunday Series will guide you on ways to live with intention, reduce unnecessary stress, maintain a healthy brain, provide optimal care for our aging loved ones, and care for ourselves while caring for a loved one. All are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions. The sessions include How to Talk about the Hard Stuff with your Aging Parents on September 23 and Taking Care of the Caregiver on October 14.  All are presented by our facilitator Sylvia Nissenboim, LCSW, a certified coach, teacher, author and clinical therapist. She counsels and coaches individuals and trains individuals and professionals through her company, Lifework Transitions, LLC. (www.lifeworktransitions.com) For more information call, Cathy Modde, Program Director Mercy Retreat Center 314-909-4646.

Sylvia Nissenboim, sylvia@lifeworktransitions.com, Lifework Transitions,

314-477-3144, www.lifeworktransitions.com

 

CAREER TRANSITIONING FOR ADULTS AGE 55 AND UP

Eden Theological Seminary

Thursdays, September 13 thru December – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Eden Theological Seminary has introduced a new program for professionals who have recently or are planning to retire and are exploring new purpose-filled engagement with their communities. Called Next Steps: Midlife and Beyond, the program will meet a growing desire among Baby Boomers who are serious about transitioning their career experiences and talents to benefit causes of personal importance. Beginning on September 13, subject matter experts will guide the first group of up to 15 participants, age 55 and up, to self-discovery through seminar-style discussions, guest speakers, study, networking and opportunities to explore the nonprofit world through interviewing and volunteering. Sessions will take place on eight Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., from September through December, at the Walker Leadership Institute on the campus of Eden Seminary in Webster Groves. Participants from all faith backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply. For more information, contact Dr. Janet Brown, NEXT Steps Coordinator at 314.918.2782 or jbrown@eden.edu.

Craig Workman, craig@workman-company.com, Workman Communications Group,

314-640-9033

 

CAREGIVER CLASSES

Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Auditorium 1

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

Caregiver classes are presented on the second Tuesday each month, from March through December, covering varied topics with materials provided free to the public. Attend only the classes that are right for you. Classes don’t need to be taken consecutively and do not build on each other. Class time is 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Missouri Baptist Medical Center, main hospital entrance, Auditorium 1,

3015 N. Ballas Rd., St. Louis, Mo., 63131. For additional information regarding topics and to register please call 314-996-LIFE.

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

 

DIVERSITY AND TOLERANCE CLASSROOM TEACHING MATERIAL

Randa Handler’s Classroom PDF Books

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

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

314-287-6175, www.ravencrestPublishing.com


     ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

SIXTH ANNUAL SILVER SCREEN PRESENTATION, “STILL ALICE”

AMC Creve Coeur 12

September 17 – 1:00 p.m.

The sixth annual Silver Screen Series presents "Still Alice" September 17. free admission. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., film at 1:00 p.m. Optional discussion follows. AMC Creve Coeur 12. 10465 Olive Blvd. sponsored by City of Creve Coeur & Maturity and Its Muse.

Lynn Hamilton, lynn@maturityanditsmuse.org, Maturity and Its Muse, 314-420-1444,

www.maturityanditsmuse.org

 

SOUTHERN ROADHOUSE HOSPITALITY

Hwy 61 Roadhouse

September 21 – 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Enjoy “Southern Roadhouse Hospitality” while listening to Paul Bonn and the Bluemen.  play a range of music along with originals that are hard to discern from the covers. Hwy 61 Roadhouse is a Memphis and New Orleans dining experience right here in Webster Groves. Laissez le bon temps roulez, “Let the good times roll”.

Big Jon Atkinson, info@hwy61roadhouse.com, Hwy 61 Roadhouse, 314-968-0061,

http://hwy61roadhouse.com/

 

SOUTHERN ROADHOUSE HOSPITALITY

Hwy 61 Roadhouse

September 22 – 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Enjoy “Southern Roadhouse Hospitality” while listening to Billy Peek, a national music legend and one of the finest rock and blues guitarist in the country. Billy and his band perform a wide variety of music. Arrive early. Hwy 61 Roadhouse is a Memphis and New Orleans dining experience in Webster Groves. Laissez le bon temps roulez, “Let the good times roll”.

Billy Peek Billy Peek, info@hwy61roadhouse.com, Hwy 61 Roadhouse, 314-968-0061,

http://hwy61roadhouse.com/

 

ST. LOUIS BANJO CLUB

Elk’s Club on Heege Road

September 27 – 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Elk’s Club on September 27, 2018, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., the St. Louis Banjo Club will provide a free evening of lively music played on "America's fun instrument- the four-string banjo". Sing along and listen to 15 banjo players playing the songs you know. The Elk’s Club is located at 6330 Heege Road (at Mackenzie), St. Louis, MO 63123. For more information, call 314-842-3185 or visit our website: www.stlouisbanjoclub.org.  Table seating and cash bar. Snacks available for purchase or bring your own. Hamburgers, Wings, Ravioli and Fries for purchase. Did we mention the music is free?

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

www.stlouisbanjoclub.org

 

SOUTHERN ROADHOUSE HOSPITALITY

Hwy 61 Roadhouse

September 28 – 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Enjoy “Southern Roadhouse Hospitality” while listening to Aaron Griffin’s energy driven blues! Hwy 61 Roadhouse is a Memphis and New Orleans dining experience in Webster Groves. Laissez le bon temps roulez, “Let the good times roll”.

Aaron Griffin, info@hwy61roadhouse.com, Hwy 61 Roadhouse, 314-968-0061,

http://hwy61roadhouse.com/

 

Shop Local, St. Louis

Parkway West High School

October 27 and 28 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

You are cordially invited to the 34th Annual Parkway West Arts and Crafts Fair, considered one of the best in St. Louis. This event is free with ample free parking. This year, the event will be held on Saturday, October 27 and Sunday October 28, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.at Parkway West High School. Look forward to shopping with 150+ talented vendors! Our awesome event also boasts a raffle, a used book fair, concessions galore, a huge bake sale, breakfast options and more. See you on the last weekend of October for 2 days of shopping, food, and fun.

Diane Sawall, info@pwbandcraftfair.com, Parkway West Band Program, 636-346-4190,

http://parkwaywestband.weebly.com/2018-craft-fair.html

 

IMPROV WORKSHOP

Pat Connolly Tavern

Mondays – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Join us for a Fun Short form Improv Workshop every Monday night from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., on the second floor of the Pat Connolly Tavern, 6400 Oakland, St Louis, Mo., 63139. Across from Turtle Park and the Zoo. We have a different coach every Week.  Our general themes are: first week of the month is Scene work, second week is Character Development, third week is Games, fourth week is Showmanship, and fifth Monday is Improv Games. Each Workshop is self-contained drops-ins are encouraged. Tickets sold at the entrance $10 After class, we hang out at Pat's for food, drinks, and fun. Questions? Mike McGuire cszstlouis@gmail.com

Mike Mcguire, cszstlouis@gmail.com, Comedy Sportz St. Louis, 314-707-4780,

https://www.facebook.com/improvfunandgames/

 

COMEDYSPORTZ

Saturday Nights, 7:30 p.m.

ComedySportz is clean, outrageously funny Improv, like you've seen on Whose Line Is It Anyway, played like a sport. It’s the perfect Combo of funny and sports creating an explosion of laughter and competition on stage. We have shows every Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. This is ComedySportz. Two outrageously funny teams duel it out for points and your laughs. You choose the winners.  The teams provide the funny. This show is suitable for Everybody. It's 100 percent clean comedy and always a blast. Tickets are available at the door or online at https://www.cszstlouis.com/tickets

Mike McGuire, cszstlouis@gmail.com, csz St Louis, 314-707-4780, www.cszstlouis.com

 

EMBROIDERING FOR YOU

Embroidering for You STL

We cater to both the commercial and individual client for your decorated apparel needs. We would look forward to "Embroidering for You"

B. Davidson, embroidery4ustl@gmail.com, Embroidery For You STL, 314-956-1963,

www.embroidery4ustl@gmail.com

 

SOUTHERN ROADHOUSE HOSPITALITY AND MOTOWN REVUE

Highway 61 Roadhouse

Enjoy “Southern Roadhouse Hospitality” while listening to Suzy’s Playlist featuring vocalist Suzanne Palmer formerly of St. Louis’ celebrated Fabulous Motown Revue as a glowing member of the popular ladies’ trio called Satin. Suzy and her musicians enjoy playing a variety of popular music to include, jazz, R&B, blues and at times show tunes all rolled into one ensemble. Hwy 61 Roadhouse is a Memphis and New Orleans dining experience in Webster Groves. Laissez le bon temps roulez, “Let the good times roll”

Hwy 61 Roadhouse, info@hwy61roadhouse.com, Hwy 61 Roadhouse, 314-968-0061,

http://hwy61roadhouse.com/

 

DRAMATIC PRODUCTION

St. Louis Premiere of the Realistic Joneses

REBEL AND MISFITS PRODUCTIONS is thrilled to announce their upcoming production of “The Realistic Joneses” by award-winning Will Eno, presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. This is Eno’s first collaboration on a non-traditional staging of his Drama Desk-winning Broadway play.  This production, directed by Edward M. Coffield, is the St. Louis premiere of arguably the best work yet from one of America’s most clever and perceptive playwrights of the past decade. In “The Realistic Joneses,” Eno connects two suburban couples who have so much more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names. As their relationships begin to irrevocably intertwine, the Joneses must decide between their idyllic fantasies and their imperfect realities and, ultimately, confront mortality. Directed by Edward M. Cauffield, Featuring Laurie McConnell*, Isaiah Di Lorenzo, Alan Knoll*, Kelly Hummert* (*member AEA)

St. Louis Premiere of The Realistic Joneses St. Louis Premiere of The Realistic Joneses, coachsproductions@gmail.com, Rebel and Misfits Productions,

314-432-5700, http://www.rebelandmisfitsproductions.com/


     ANNOUNCEMENTS

JOINT WORKSHOPS

St. Louis County Library Headquarters East Room

Free Joint Workshops for Individuals living with Alzheimer's, Dementia and/or Memory Loss and their Caregivers held at St. Louis County Library Headquarters East Room, 1640 South Lindbergh Blvd.

Ann Marie Mohr, projectpresentstl@gmail.com, Project Present, 314-749-8302,

www.projectpresent.org

 

MEMORY CARE IN NEW LOCATION

Dolan Memory Care Homes

Waterford Crossing

Dolan Memory Care Homes is excited to announce our newest memory neighborhood – Waterford Crossing. The first household opened in August and the Residents have moved in. The second household will open in late September. Contact us about availability and to schedule a visit to a Dolan home. 314-993-9500 Dolan Memory Care Homes is locally owned and operated.

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

www.dolancare.com

 

CELEBRATING FIVE YEARS SERVING SENIORS

Home Instead Senior Care St. Peters

Mark and Angie Adkisson, owners of Home Instead Senior Care St. Peters, just celebrated five years serving seniors in the St. Charles County area! We look forward to many more years of service. If you need non-medical, in-home care for a senior loved one, or are interested in a rewarding career as a caregiver, give our office a call at 636-477-6025 or visit https://www.homeinstead.com/782/home-care-jobs

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

636-477-6025, www.homeinstead.com/782

 

NATURALIZATION ASSISTANCE FOR ELDERLY LEGAL IMMIGRANTS

Bilingual International Assistant Services

We are pleased to announce that our Naturalization Assistance for Elderly Legal Immigrants and Elderly Refugees has been reinstated, and we are currently enrolling participants. Many older foreign-born adults struggle disproportionately with the citizenship process and fail to secure the benefits and protections thereof. Our long-running and highly successful program works with participants who are or have been unable to benefit from classroom instruction. Eligible participants will be 60 or older, have resided in Missouri for 5 years or more, and have Lawful Permanent Resident status. Program assists with citizenship filings, waivers, interpretation, intensive 1:1 citizenship and English tutoring, Medicare benefits or education (as applicable), and representation at USCIS by Department of Justice accredited representatives. Most services can be delivered directly in participant homes. Contact us for more information at admin@bilingualstl.org or 314-645-7800, ext. 203.

Jason Baker, jason.baker@bilingualstl.org, Bilingual International Assistant Services

314-645-7800, www.bilingualstl.org

 

VETERAN HOME CARE PROVIDER

Care Solutions In-Home Service, LLC

Care Solutions In-Home Services LLC is now contracted to provide home care to Veterans in St. Louis and the surrounding counties through the Veterans Choice Program Provider Agreement. We also service Veterans or their surviving spouse through the Aid and Attendance Benefit Program. If you are a Veteran in need of quality home care services, contact our office at 314-289-9990. Let us be your Care Solution.

Kasan Moorehead, kmoorehead@caresolutionsihs.com, Care Solutions In-Home Services LLC, 314-289-9990, www.CareSolutionsIHS.com

 

LONG-TERM AND SHORT-TERM CARE AND REHAB, RESPITE, HOSPICE

West County Care Center

West County Care Center offers long term care, short term rehab, respite, hospice, and day care services. We also accept some Private Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid/Medicaid pending. If interested in placement, please call Rachel Hardin or Natalie Jordan at 636-391-0666 to schedule a tour.

Natalie Jordan, njordan@wccc.comm-care.com, West County Care Center,

636-391-0666, http://comm-care.com/

 

SENIOR CARE AUTHORITY ST. LOUIS BRANCH OPENING

Senior Care Authority

Senior Care Authority (SCA) would like to announce the opening of its St. Louis branch. SCA is a full-service residential placement and eldercare consulting agency. We help families through the transition from home to assisted living/memory care, navigate the healthcare system with you, accompany you on tours of communities, advocate for seniors, and we are there on move-in day & beyond. Our placement services are at no cost to families and our passion is to keep seniors safe and their families less-stressed. Contact Erin Dwyer, area co-owner & operator, at 314-451-2255 or visit our website www.seniorcare-stlouis.com

Erin Dwyer, erin@seniorcareauthority.com, Senior Care Authority, 314-451-2255,

www.seniorcare-stlouis.com

 

ALZHEIMER’S FRIENDLY BUSINESS TRAINING

Home Instead Senior Care

Home Instead Senior Care St. Peters would like to recognize the St. Charles County Library District for completing their second Alzheimer's Friendly Business training with Laura McCoy, making sure their staff is prepared to deal with library patrons exhibiting signs of Alzheimer's and other dementia. Thank you, SCCLD. If your business would like to be certified as Alzheimer's Friendly, you can complete the free online training at alzheimersfriendlybusiness.com or email Laura at laura.mccoy@homeinstead.com for in-person training at no charge.

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

636-477-6025, www.homeinstead.com/782

 

MILITARY WEBSITE NEW OWNERS

St. Louis, MO Veterans Home Care, LLC

www.miltaryconnection.com

Owners of Veterans Home Care, LLC acquire popular military website St. Louis, MO–Veterans Home Care owners, Bonnie and Howard Laiderman, proudly announce the recent acquisition of www.militaryconnection.com, a division of Gregory Media, Inc., to offer a greater range of opportunities and broaden their efforts in helping more veterans, active military, and their families. www.militaryconnection.com is one of the most comprehensive online directories of resources and information for military, veterans, and their loved ones. It’s currently ranked #26 on the Top 60 Military Websites and Blogs to Follow in 2018 and also named as one of the Top 100 Employment Web Sites by Weddles LLC. Since 2003, Veterans Home Care has pioneered a unique service model targeted nationwide to 65+ aged veterans or their surviving spouses eligible for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Pension with Aid and Attendance called the VetAssist Program. “We have been looking for strategic ways to broaden our reach, and Militaryconnection.com was an immediate interest of ours,” said Ms. Laiderman. “It’s a great way for us to expand and connect with active military families as well as veterans and leverage our infrastructure to provide additional value throughout their lives.”

David Laiderman, david@hungrymedia.com, BL, LLC (DBA Military Connection),

814-777-1373, www.militaryconnection.com 

 

LUNCH, DINNER OR HAPPY HOUR

Copia Clayton

Copia Clayton at 7822 Bonhomme Ave. is now open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week, also happy hour every day Monday through Friday 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. or Saturday and Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  We offer a retail wine list with great food and just a place to hang out. Hopefully we will see you soon.

amer hawatmeh, amer@copiaurbanwinery.com, Copia, 314-241-9463,

www.copiaclayton.com

 

PERSONAL CONSCIERGE SERVICE COMPANY

Unyque, LLC

The company you’ve always dreamed of is here. We know that life in the 21st century can be stressful and demanding - and we’re here to assist you with the things that are binding you down. Unyque is a one of a kind Personal Concierge Service Company, providing all the affordable services that you've been looking for. Giving you a great experience. Services provide include: errand Services (drop off and pick up alterations and dry-cleaning), grocery shopping, home management, home organization, house sitting, personal assistant, tech support, transportation, travel arrangements and much more. Our service is available to small businesses, senior citizens, disabled, veterans, new moms and parents. To learn more, give us a call 314722-5952 Monday thru Friday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., or email us at unyquepa@gmail.com  Thanks.

Diann Lewis, unyquepa@gmail.com, Unyque LLC, 314-722-5952,

www.unyquepa.wixsite.com/unique  

 

NEW EYEGLASS MOUNTED TECHNOLOGY FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED

Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired introduces new eyeglass mounted technology to St. Louis. The Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired announces the introduction of OrCam MyEye a new wearable device that mounts on glasses, receives visual information and speaks to the wearer, recognizes products and identifies faces. The Orcam is now available exclusively at the Society. According to David Ekin, President of the Society, “This device makes the world of difference for those who have limited vision. We are excited to introduce this remarkable device which interprets visual information using a smart camera mounted on the frames of the wearer’s eyeglasses and allows them to instantly and discreetly read their mail, newspapers and magazines, restaurant menus, even recognize faces and objects, opening up a whole new world! This only adds to the many options we offer for those with low vision”. OrCam is available for demonstration, training and purchase through the Society. The price for the base reader only is $2,500 or $3,500 ($4,500 wireless) for a device with all options. Anyone needing the Society’s services, including the OrCam demonstration, may visit www.slsbvi.org or call the Society’s office at 314-968-9000.

David Ekin, davide@slsbvi.org, Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired,

314-968-9000, www.slsbvi.org

 

EDUCATIONAL, ENRICHMENT, AND WELLNESS COURSES

Hilltop House

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

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

www.hilltophousestl.com

 

AMERICAN RED CROSS VOLUNTEERS PRESENT

American Red Cross

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

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

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

 

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

Independent Transportation Network (ITN) Gateway

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

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

 

MISSOURI BUDGET RESOURCES

Missouri Budget Project

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

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

www.mobudget.org

 

FREE LOANS FOR HOME HEALTH EQUIPMENT

St. Louis HELP Website

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

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

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

 

DEMENTIA CARE CONSULTING

Dementia Care Consulting LLC

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

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

 

MILITARY VETERAN BENEFIT OPTIONS

National Council for Aging

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

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

 

OUTPATIENT OSTOMY CLINIC

Mercy Outpatient Ostomy Clinic

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

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

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

 

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

Barnes-Jewish County Hospital Hospice House

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

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

 

OFFICIAL INSTALLER FOR VETERAN’S ADMINISTRATION RAMPS

Promise Home Works

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

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


     HONORS & RECOGNITION

ALZHEIMER’S FRIENDLY BUSINESS TRAINING

Home Instead St. Charles

Home Instead St. Charles honors the St. Charles County Library District for completing Alzheimer's Friendly Business Training for the second time. If your business would like to become Alzheimer's Friendly, visit www.alzheimersfriendlybusiness.com and take the free online training, or call Laura at 636-477-6025 or email  laura.mccoy@homeinstead.com for free in-person training.

Laura McCoy, mccoyx4@charter.net, Home Instead Senior Care, 636-477-6025,

www.homeinstead.com/782

 

YOUR VOTE COUNTS

Aging Ahead

The Veterans Directed Home & Community Based Services Program have been honored with Aging Achievement Awards by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a). The 2018 n4a Achievement Award recognizes Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) that develop and implement cutting-edge approaches to support older adults, people with disabilities and their family caregivers. The Your Vote Counts! Project offered voter registration and absentee voting information to home-bound adults in our community. Aging Ahead’s Silver Haired Legislature (SHL) provided unbiased, nonpartisan information about the elections and the voting process. Our SHL was able to reach over 2,700 individuals receiving Meals on Wheels with 193 recipients asking for assistance. Through Aging Ahead’s Veterans Directed Home & Community Based Services, over 291 veterans were able remain safely in their home. The program also helps to reduce caregiver burdens, resulting in improved quality of care and life for the veterans and their caregivers. By helping maintain independence and reduce financial stress, the risk of nursing home placement is greatly reduced.

Stephanie Patrick, spatrick@agingahead.org, Aging Ahead, 636-207-0847,

www.agingahead.org



     SUPPORT & COUNSELING

GROWING THROUGH GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP

Living Lord Lutheran Church

September thru January 2019

Growing Through Grief support group continues.  If you are grieving the death of a loved one and want to move towards healing, consider joining our next group. The group runs from August until January and will meet twice a month at Living Lord Lutheran Church in Lake St. Louis. Pre-registration is required. For more information please contact Eric Baile at 636-926-3722.

Eric Baile, ebaile@nursesandco.com, Nurses & Company, 636-926-3722,

www.nursesandco.com

 

2018 MERCY HOSPICE GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS

Mercy Hospice

Second and Fourth Monday Each Month

Support groups are open to everyone and held at Mercy Hospice. Morning drop-in group on the second and fourth Monday of each month, 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. September 24, October 8 and 22, November 12 and 26, December 10 only (due to Christmas and New Year’s Eve). See dates below. Pre-Registration is requested. Groups close to new members after the second meeting. September 10 – October 15 November 5 – December 17 (no group November 19th due to Thanksgiving) Mercy Hospice 1000 Des Peres Road, Suite 200B, Des Peres, MO 63131 Bereavement Program 314-729-4419.

Dawn Edwards, Dawn.Edwards@Mercy.net, Mercy Hospice, 314-729-4400,

www.mercy.net

 

COPING THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS GRIEF CONFERENCE

Maryland Heights Community Center

October 6 – 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

2018 Fall Grief Conference “Coping Through the Holidays” Saturday, October 6, 2018 Maryland Heights Community Center 2300 McKelvey Road Maryland Heights, MO 63043 Presenters will speak about Grief, Creative Writing and Journaling, Coping Strategies for the Holidays, & a Panel Discussion on Grief. Doors Open for Registration: 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Conference from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This is a free program offered to anyone in the community who has experienced the loss of a loved one. Advance Registration is requested. Call or email: Laura at lvadalabene@nursesandco.com, 636-926-3722 or Joan at joan.hapka-tracy@crossroadshospice.com, 636-735-2000. Please register early, as space is limited.

Dawn Edwards, Dawn.Edwards@Mercy.net, Mercy Hospice, 314-729-4400,

www.mercy.net

 

FAMILY CAREGIVER TRAINING

Seniors Home Care

November 28 – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Free Family Caregiver Training Tuesday, November 28, 2018, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. This opportunity provides tools to use when caring for a loved one. Topics include: monitoring and handling medications, incontinence care, home safety, proper body mechanics to protect yourself from injury, Alzheimer's/dementia awareness and handling caregiver stress. The class is taught by a Seniors Home Care registered nurse. Seating is limited, so call 314-962-2666 today to reserve a spot!

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

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

 

HELP ELIMINATE KILLINGS IN OUR COMMUNITY

Grace Chapel Ministries

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

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

314-995-5013, www.gracechapelministries.org 

 

DEMENTIA / ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT AND Q & A GROUP

Contact for Upcoming Dates

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

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

 

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP

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

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

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

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

 

FRONTO-TEMPORAL DEMENTIA: THE BASICS, RESEARCH AND COPING

Fourth Wednesday of the Month

Alzheimer’s Association Office

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

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

 

SOCIAL GROUPS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH MILD TO MODERATE DEMENTIA

Morrissey Hall at Saint Louis University

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

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



     IN SEARCH OF...

AVOIDING MEDICATION MISHAPS PROGRAM

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, amanda.ruback@ssmhealth.com, Missouri Poison Center,

314-612-5719, www.missouripoisoncenter.org

 

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE STUDY

Washington University

Older adults with High Blood Pressure, Washington University is seeking volunteers for a study to test if aerobic exercise, alone or combined with lowering blood pressure & cholesterol, will reduce memory decline. You may qualify if you are age 60 to 85 with high blood pressure. This study will last 2 years with exercise at a local gym and visits to WashU for tests. Up to $250 is provided. Contact Adriana at 314-273-1355 or azmartin@wustl.edu

Adriana Martin, azmartin@wustl.edu, Washington University School of Medicine-Geriatrics, 314-273-1355, www.rrADtrial.org

 

MONEY MANAGEMENT VOLUNTEERS

Lutheran Senior Services

Are you organized and good with numbers? Paying bills, balancing a checkbook, or reading mail can become challenging for many reasons. Lutheran Senior Services Volunteer Money Management is looking for volunteers age 21 and older to help older adults manage these financial tasks. Volunteer Money Management is currently available in the greater St. Louis are, St. Charles County, and Jefferson County, as well as St. Clair County in Illinois. Knowing that the bills are paid, and the checkbook is balanced, gives many people peace of mind. We receive many requests for Volunteer Money Management services and there is always a demand for additional, caring people to become involved. Two hours a month is needed to help an older adult in your community remain independent. For details, please call Melissa Johnson at 314-446-2523, email Melissa at Melissa.Johnson@LSSLiving.org or visit our website at www.LSSLiving.org

Diane Sinclair, Diane.Sinclair@LSSLiving.org, Lutheran Senior Services, 314-373-4071,

www.LSSLiving.org

 

FALL STUDY VOLUNTEERS

Saint Louis University

We are seeking volunteers who are interested in learning about falls and who like to use the computer to help us evaluate an online program. This study involves participating in a meeting to discuss the computer program. To take part, you must be able to speak and read English, be able to attend one of our sessions, and have some experience using a computer. For more information call Helen at 314-977-8939.

Helen Lach, helen.lach@slu.edu, Saint Louis University, 314-977-8939

 

HOSPICE VOLUNTEER

Preferred Hospice

Seeking caring individuals to serve as direct patient volunteers. We invite you to make a difference in the community. You decide how often and in what capacity you want to volunteer. Training is provided, and mileage reimbursement is also available. Volunteers can help make a person's final days more meaningful. We hope you will consider helping us provide the support our patients and families deserve. To start your volunteer career please contact Tracy Kennison at 636-527-9330 or tsweazey.stl@preferredhospice.com

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

636-527-9330

 

DEPENDABLE DRIVERS

Aging Ahead

Aging Ahead is looking for dependable drivers to deliver Meals on Wheels to home-bound seniors in St. Louis, St. Charles, Franklin and Jefferson County. We serve over 2700 meals a day to seniors who depend on our services. This volunteer position commit is as little as one day a month or once a week. You will be delivering a noontime meal to a specific route of your choice in one of our four counties. Time and days are flexible. Contact info@agingahead.org to get more information.

Stephanie Patrick, spatrick@agingahead.org, Aging Ahead, 636-207-0847,

www.agingahead.org

 

AFFORDABLE COLLEGE ROOM AND BOARD

Connect Room & Board

We are Connect Room & Board, created by two moms wanting to make college more affordable. Connect R&B is a network of hosts and students who, once they pass a background check, register on our site to communicate details such as house rules prior to forming a match. Once the match is made the student pays $1,500 for one semester of housing. We are currently looking for hosts and have found that seniors benefit greatly from this program as guests can exchange help around the house, rides to appointments and companionship for reduced rental of a spare room. Our goal is to aid as many students as possible achieve the dream of a higher education.

Jill McCoy, connectrnb@gmail.com, Connect Room & Board, 636-346-8208,

www.connectrnb.com 

 

GIFT SHOP VOLUNTEER

Lutheran Senior Services

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

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

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

 

FOOT CARE CLIENTS

Anodyne Podiatry

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

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

314-412-7518

 

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS

HealthVisions of East St. Louis

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

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

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

www.hvusa.org

 

HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS

Preferred Hospice Northeast Missouri

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

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

636-527-9330

 

VETERAN VOLUNTEERS

Hope Hospice

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

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

 

FORMER MILITARY AS VOLUNTEERS

Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care

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

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

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

Thank you in advance for helping us spread the word.

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

 

COMPANION VOLUNTEER

Bethesda Health Group

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

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

www.BethesdaHealth.org

 

ANYONE NEEDING HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program

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

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

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

http://www.stlhelp.org


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