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     HEALTH & WELLNESS

CROSSROADS HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS

I’d like to share 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, x26.

Courtney Rice, crice@sprytecom.com, SPRYTE Communications, 215-545-4715,

https://www.crossroadshospice.com/

 

STAYING COOL IN THE HEAT

St. Elizabeth Hospital

Staying Cool in a Heat Wave and Warning Signs of Heat-Related Illnesses. With the excessive heat warning for the region, HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital wants the community to stay safe by providing tips for staying cool and how to know the warning signs of heat-related illnesses, like heat stroke, which requires medical attention. St. Elizabeth’s CMO Dr. Vinay Bhooma said, “Strenuous activity in hot weather or prolonged exposure to a hot environment are often the causes of heat stroke. Both lead to a rise in core body temperature which becomes dangerous at 103F or higher.” Heat stroke is considered a medical emergency. If a person exhibits symptoms of a heat stroke, call 911 right away. Symptoms include: Hot, red, dry or damp skin, Fast, strong pulse, Headache, Dizziness, Nausea, Confusion, Losing consciousness.  In the event this occurs, move the person to a cooler place after calling 911. You can also help lower the person’s temperature with cool cloths or a cool bath. It is not recommended that the person is given anything to drink. “Heat exhaustion is also common during a heat wave. Symptoms include heavy sweating, fast but weak pulse, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, headache and passing out,” added St. Elizabeth’s emergency department physician Dr. Nicholas Rathert.

Kelly Barbeau, Kelly.Barbeau@hshs.org, HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital, 618-234-2102,

www.steliz.org

 

PICKLEBALL

Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex

The Pickleball courts are open every day from dawn to dusk at the Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex. Paddles and balls are available in the Park’s Office during regular hours of operation. All that is needed to use the equipment is a valid driver’s license.

Chesterfield Valley Complex, communications@chesterfield.mo.us, Chesterfield Parks, Recreation, and Arts, 636-812-9500, https://www.chesterfield.mo.us/pickleball.html

 

BRAIN HEALTH RESEARCH STUDY

Washington University School of Medicine

Brain Health Research Study seeks older adults, ages 60-85, do you have high blood pressure and memory concerns? Washington University’s Division of Geriatrics is seeking research participants for a dementia prevention study aimed at people with high blood pressure. You may qualify if you are 60 to 85 years old, have high blood pressure, and do not exercise vigorously. This 2-year study includes strategies such as aerobic exercise, medication management of blood pressure, or a combination. Call Adriana 314-273-1355.

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

314-273-1355, www.rradTrial.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, selma.vereget@lssliving.org, Lutheran Senior Services, 314-884-7910,

www.lssliving.org

 

FREE CAREGIVER CLASSES

BJC Hospice and Palliative Care

December 10

Free monthly caregiver class available to the community.  These classes are offered by Heather Bell, BJC Palliative Care Social Worker.  Classes cover a variety of topics meant to provide useful information and caregiver support.

Class meets on the second Tuesday of the month. From 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Auditorium 1, 3015 N. Ballas Rd, St. Louis, MO  63131.  For additional information, please contact Heather Bell, 314-575-9305.  These classes are free to attend.  To register, please call 314-996-5433.  Alternate Therapies

There are many ways to cope with stress and different therapies will be discussed, such as music therapy, massage therapy, pet therapy, and more.  This will be an experiential class, with enough room for personal questions and needs.

Heather Bell, Social Worker, BJC Hospice and Palliative Home Care,1935 Belt Way Dr., St. Louis, MO  63114, 314-872-5050

 

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, cbondfit@gmail.com, Womens’ Fitness and designed workouts,

314-541-3556

 

FREE HEALTH SCREENING WITH A FAITH COMMUNITY NURSE

Lutheran Senior Services – The Village at Mackenzie Place

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, 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 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, leighanne.hoormann@lssliving.org, 314-830-0919

Leigh Anne Hoormann, leighanne.hoormann@LSSLiving.org, Lutheran Senior Services

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


     LECTURES & CONT. EDUCATION

LEARN TO DANCE

December 2, 9 – 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.

Learn to dance or improve your moves in Bluebird Park this Fall! Instructor: Karen Merlin. Line Dance for Adults: Monday evenings Dec. 2 and 9 at 6:15 - 7:15 p.m. Description: You can learn basic line dancing steps at an easy going pace. Be prepares for lots of fun, cardiovascular exercise and the opportunity to make new friends. No prior experience necessary or partner required. Easy Social Dance: Description: Whether you are preparing for a special occasion or you just want to dance for fun and fitness, this class is for you. You will learn to dance to any music, fast or slow. Simple basics of various rhythms will be taught as well as free-style dancing. Partner or singles are welcome. Description: Learn to dance the cha-cha in this beginning Latin class. No experience is necessary. Partners or singles are welcome. Non-rubber soled shoes recommended. Register online: ellisville.mo.us or by phone 636-227-7508.

Meghan Mollet, mmollet@ellisville.mo.us, Ellisville Parks and Recreation,

636-227-7508, www.ellisville.mo.us

 

BUSINESS PLAN WRITING WORKSHOP

St. Louis Community College

Thru December 3 – 6:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Business Plan Writing Workshop November 5 thru December 3, 6:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. An intensive, four-session, individually customized course designed to provide new and aspiring entrepreneurs with the tools and resources to create a solid business plan. Experienced business facilitators/ coaches will guide group sessions and share practical experiences to enhance your business. participants learn with and from their peers, creating a powerful network that continues well after the program is complete. These sessions are enriched with guest speakers from various disciplines including the legal profession, marketing, human resources and financing. In addition, each participant will begin by taking the Growth Wheel assessment and receive customized tools based on this assessment to assist as you build your plan. Weekly homework assignments are given, and participation is required to be successful in the class. Continued counseling from a business counselor and certified life coach is available after the completion of the class. Please bring a laptop or electronic device to class for working on your business plan. For more details on registration https://www.stlcc.edu or call 314-984-7777.

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, St. Louis Community College, 314-984-7777,

https://www.stlcc.edu

 

EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY LECTURE

CenterPointe Hospital

December 6 – 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

CenterPointe Hospital Behavioral Health Lecture, Expressive Arts Therapy, presented by Cathy Lander-Goldberg, LCSW. St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute on Friday, December 6, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:00 a.m. at CenterPointe Hospital Gym 4801 Weldon Spring Pkwy., Weldon Spring, MO 63304 No cost. CEUS; 1.5 CEs for Social Workers, Counselors, Addiction Counselors The general public is also welcome to attend RSVP: sahunt@cphmo.net or

636-345-6150.

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

www.CenterPointeHospital.com

 

SMALL BUSINESS/NON-PROFIT EXPO

St. Louis County Library

December 6 – 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Small Business/Non-profit Expo, December 6, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Total Hours: 4:00. The library's biggest business event of the year, packed with outstanding are agencies devoted to helping aspiring entrepreneurs, current business owners and nonprofits. You'll discover the help you need from our workshops and free legal assistance clinic, all while you build your network of fellow entrepreneurs. For registration details contact 314-994-3300 or https://www.slcl.org  At St. Louis County Library, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63131.

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, St. Louis County Library, 314-994-3300,

https://www.slcl.org

 

MEDICARE FACTS

FAAFP Venture Café

December 19 – 5:30 p.m.

Medicare for All to the Rescue Access to effective and affordable healthcare is a priority for all Americans. “Medicare for All” is becoming a popular solution, politically polarizing, and most people do not know the facts. Come learn the facts that affect you, your family, community, economy and the country. Dr. Ed Weisbart will define the healthcare crisis, discuss costs, the disruption to business and the economy, how the US compares to other countries, possible solutions, and how to support effective change. Having an informed opinion is beneficial for all and your future. Ed Weisbart, MD, CPE, FAAFP Venture Café St. Louis 4240 Duncan Ave, St. Louis 63110.

Don Crozier, doncrozier@gmail.com, Physicians for a National Health Program-Missouri, 314-265-3412, http://www.pnhpmo.org/


     ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

SANTA COMES TO AFTON

Afton Community Center

December 1 – 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Santa Comes to Affton Community Center 9801 Mackenzie Road, St. Louis, MO 63123 Watch Santa Claus ride to the Affton Community Center on a fire truck from the Affton Fire Protection District! Santa will light the holiday tree and pass out treats to children. Enjoy a dance recital by Footnotes and don’t forget your camera for a great photo opportunity. Call 314-615-8822 for more information. All Ages Sunday 12/1 Free 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Caitlin Reuter, creuter@stlouisco.com, St. Louis County Parks, 314-615-8820,

http://www.stlouisco.com/Parks-and-Recreation

 

ST LOUIS BANJO CLUB PERFORMANCE

Elk’s Club

December 5 – 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Elk’s Club On December 5, 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 314-842-3185 or visit our website: www.stlouisbanjoclub.org. Table seating and cash bar. Snacks available for purchase or bring your own. Hamburgers, Wings, Shrimp and Fries for purchase from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Did we mention the music is free? And, there is room to dance.

Don Dempsey, stlouisbanjoclub@gmail.com, St. Louis Banjo Club, 314-842-3185,

www.stlouisbanjoclub.org

 

CHILDHOOD HERO GUESTS EVENT

Hospice of Southern Illinois, The Edge

December 7 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Join us for a super great time as we eat and are entertained by appearances from your favorite childhood heroes and a special guest from the North Pole, too. Check out our Facebook event page for updates, superhero attendees, and lunch menu. Saturday, December 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Edge, 701 South Belt West, Belleville Tickets are $18 (Ages 12 and under), $25 (Ages 13+ Infants under 12 months are free). Photo Opportunities and adult and kid friendly lunch.  For questions: Jennifer McCoy, jmccoy@hospice.org  Tickets: www.hospice.org/events 618-235-1703

Jenny McCoy, jmccoy@hospice.org, Hospice of Southern Illinois, 618-235-1703,

www.hospice.org/events

 

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS PERFORM FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

Fabulous Fox Theater

St. Louis' most talented teens compete for college scholarships and cash prizes. You could perform live on The Fabulous Fox Stage. Register online today--registration open until December 1: https://www.foxpacf.org In the spirit of fostering the emerging talent in the St. Louis performing arts community, the Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation is proud to underwrite and produce an adjudicated competition showcasing the talented teens of the St. Louis region. Students are competing for college scholarships, cash awards, prizes, and public appearance opportunities. Students may compete in a talent category of their choice. Open to High School students in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. Students must be enrolled in grades 9, 10, 11 or 12 during the 2019-2020 academic year to participate. There are no fees to participate.

Erica Rogers, erica@foxpacf.org, Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation,

314-367-1573, www.foxpacf.org

 

ST. LOUIS BANJO CLUB PERFORMANCE

Evangeline’s

December 14 – 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Banjos at Evangeline’s On December 14, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., the St. Louis Banjo Club will provide an afternoon of lively music played on "America's fun instrument - the four-string banjo". Listen to a dozen banjo players playing the songs you know. Evangeline’s is located at 512 N. Euclid in the CWE, St. Louis, MO 63108. For more information, call 314-842-3185 or visit our website: www.stlouisbanjoclub.org. Great Cajun food and drinks from their menu. Did we mention the music is free?

Don Dempsey, stlouisbanjoclub@gmail.com, St. Louis Banjo Club, 314-842-3185,

www.stlouisbanjoclub.org

 

COMMUNITY FLEA MARKET

Afton, St. Louis Parks and Recreation

December 14 – 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Affton Community Center Flea Market 9801 Mackenzie Road, St. Louis, MO 63123. Here is your opportunity to clean out the clutter for vendors or collect a rare treasure or bargain as a buyer. Free Admission 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. or $20 per table for vendors Call 314-615-8822 to reserve your spot.

Caitlin Reuter, creuter@stlouisco.com, St. Louis County Parks, 314-615-8820,

http://www.stlouisco.com/Parks-and-Recreation

 

THE ST. LOUIS STRUTTERS

The Missouri History Museum – E. Desmond Lee Auditorium

December 11 – 10:30 a.m.

Maturity and Its Muse, The Silver Stages Series, presents St. Louis Strutters on Wednesday, December 11. The Strutters have been performing fast tapping precision dance routines with a rich history of skill and dedication thirty years. This high-kicking chorus line perform rhythm tap dances with style and glamour. E. Desmond Lee Auditorium at The Missouri History Museum.  Doors open at 10:00 a.m. with performance 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Admission is free with handicapped access. Information: Lynn Hamilton 314-420-1444 lynn@maturityanditsmuse.org

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

www.maturityanditsmuse.org

 

WIN A FREE JEOPARDY JOE PROGRAM FOR YOUR COMMUNITY

Jeopardy Joe

Win a free Jeopardy Joe program for your community, social group or organization. Beginning today, any senior community, social group or organization that books a Jeopardy Joe program will be entered into a drawing for a second free program. The drawing will be held January 1, 2020. The winner will be able to schedule their free program for any convenient date or time after the drawing date. For further information contact Jeopardy Joe at 314-399-2223 or visit the Jeopardy Joe website at http;//www.jeopardyjoe.com/drawing. Good Luck.

Joseph White, joe@jeopardyjoe.com, JEOPARDY JOE, 314-399-2223,

http:///www.JeopardyJoe.com

 

COMEDY DUEL

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. We host shows every Saturday night and on the third Friday of every month at 7:30 p.m. 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, ComedySportz St. Louis, 314-707-4780,

www.cszstlouis.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, swelker@leisurecare.com, Fairwinds River's Edge, 636-754-2311,

www.FairwindsRiversEdge.com


     ANNOUNCEMENTS

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS KITS

Lighthouse for the Blind

National Preparedness Month every September encourages families, businesses, communities and schools to develop emergency survival plans. In St. Louis, Missouri, 48 legally blind employees at Lighthouse for the Blind – Saint Louis (LHB) are doing their part by producing medical kits; catheters, adhesives, pandemic flu kits, aerosol and liquid cleaners among many products for business, consumer and government customers. In fact, the Lighthouse is one of the nation’s top providers of emergency preparedness kits to help people survive earthquakes, hurricanes, tornados, blizzards, floods and more. The Lighthouse brand is Quake Kare/Emergency Ready (https://www.quakekare.com) https://lhbindustries.com Call 314-423-4333.

Jeff Dunap, jmdpr2@gmam.com, Lighthouse for the Blind–Saint Louis, 314-423-4333,

https://lhbindustries.com

 

NEW BELLEVILLE CLINIC OFFICE LOCATION

Hospice of Southern Illinois

The new Belleville Clinical Office location will bring our patient services and administrative teams closer together. The space offers 8,000 square feet of warmth, professionalism, and class. Some new features highlight our brand and rich history when you enter the newly renovated building. With more collaborative spaces, family consultation and support areas, advanced technology, and modern team offices, we are proud to showcase our new Belleville Clinical Office location to the residents of the Metro-East. Why the move? We are growing; two offices next to each other; support city development; and loyalty to the Metro-East. Since our founding in 1981, we continue the tradition of focusing on quality of life at the end of life. We ask, “what is important today.” Further, we look forward to continuing to grow together as a team and community resource, which includes 27 counties in Southern Illinois.

Christine Litteken, clitteken@hospice.org, Hospice of Southern Illinois, 618-235-1703,

www.hospice.org

 

NEW TRUE YOU RECOVERY TREATMENT CENTER

CenterPointe Hospital

December 16

CenterPointe Hospital is pleased to announce that our True You Recovery Treatment Center, the St. Louis area’s first residential treatment center for substance use that is dedicated to meeting the needs of LGBTQ+ members, will open on December 16, 2019. Located on our main hospital campus in Weldon Spring, Missouri (St. Charles County), True You Recovery is a designated safe space for members of the LGBTQ+ community to access substance use treatment.

Sheila Hunt, Regional Director of Business Development

CenterPointe Behavioral Health System, 636-345-6150, sahunt@cphmo.net

 

MBE AND MBE CERTIFICATION AWARD

City of St. Louis

MLO Law LLC is proud to announce their recent Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) and Women's Business Enterprises (WBE) certification awarded by City of St. Louis fostering diversity in our region. We are licensed to practice in Missouri and Illinois. We also excited to announce that we recently moved our new location to accommodate our growth. The new space will allow us to add more functions and to better serve our clients. We thank everyone for their continued support through the years and look forward to seeing you in our new ‘home’. Our mission at MLO Law LLC is to understand and help our clients. We are committed to helping individuals and their loved ones, as well as meeting their business needs. Customer service is our number one priority and we are firmly dedicated to creating new strategies for our growth through exceptional, unmatched client satisfaction. You can contact us at 314-932-7111 or jamie@mlolaw.us.  Visit us at www.mlolaw.us for more information.

Usha Kesavan, usha@mlolaw.us, MLO Law LLC, 314-932-7111, www.mlolaw.us

 

NEW BOARD MEMBERS

Signature Healthcare Foundation

Signature Healthcare Foundation Adds New Members to Board of Directors Signature Healthcare Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of three new members to the organization’s Board of Directors. They are: Frank D’Antonio, President, Aetna Heartland Region; Timothy Schoenecker, Dean, SIUE School of Business; Kathleen Springer, Senior Vice President and Private Banking Team Leader, Commerce Trust Company. Elizabeth Connelly, Executive Vice President and Senior Wealth Advisor, Krilogy Financial and the Signature Foundation Board President says, “I am pleased to welcome our three newest members to our Board of Directors. They each have a unique background and diverse experiences that will make them a tremendous asset to our Board of Directors and to the organization as a whole”. Signature Healthcare Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to using physician leadership to improve healthcare quality, efficiency and affordability. The organization sponsors the Gateway Dragon Boat Festival, provides community education and assistance for needed medical care through its Operation Family Help program.

Sharla McGinnis, smcginnis@signaturefoundation.org, Signature Healthcare Foundation, 618-578-9766

 

HOME LIQUIDATION ASSISTANCE

Harrisons Auctions

Do you need assistance with home owners liquidating personal property or business owners liquidating assets? We offer 30 plus years experience. We can help many with options to choose from. Free consultation 314-230-6470. Floyd D. Harrison Sr.

Floyd Harrison, harrisonsauction@aol.com, Floyd D. Harrison Sr, 314-230-6470

 

COORDINATED HUMAN SERVICES TRANSPORTATION PLAN

East-West Gateway of St. Louis

East-West Gateway is currently in the process of updating the Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan (CHSTP) for the St. Louis region, which seeks to improve mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities, and we want your input. Providers and users of these services can give their feedback by completing the online surveys below: Transportation Provider Survey — https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/transportationprovider. Take this survey if you work for an agency that provides public transit or other transportation services. Public User Survey — https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/publicuser. Take this survey if you use public transit or other transportation services. Transportation providers and users are also encouraged to share the survey links with their networks.

Frank Johnson, frank@ewgateway.org, East-West Gateway Council of Governments

314-421-4220, www.ewgateway.org

 

SKILLED NURSING CARE

Assistance Home Care

Assistance Home Care is pleased to announce that in addition to our non-medical home care services through our four offices, we are now providing Skilled Nursing Care since May and have an incredible team of RNs and LPNs to assist you and your clients with all of their non-medical & medical home care needs.

Allen Serfas, allen@assistancehc.com, Assistance Home Care, 314-795-6773,

www.assistancehomecarestlouis.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, spatrick@agingahead.org, 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, erin@seniorcareauthority.com, 314-451-2255.

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

 

AGING ANSWERS RADIO SHOW

KWRH-LP 92.9 FM

Mondays, 1:00 p.m. and Fridays, 1:30 p.m.

“The Aging Answers Show” Addresses 65+ questions.  Topics include the Medicare Maze, Importance of POAs, Choosing Your Next Move, New Devices to Keep You in Your Home and much more. The 30-minute show airs Mondays at 1:00 p.m. and repeats on Fridays at 1:30 p.m. There is also a link to hear all shows on www.maryculverhome.org/about-us. For topic suggestions contact Gina March at 314-966-6034. Founded in 1866, the Mary Culver Home provides highly personalized nursing care for women with vision impairments. It is located at 221 West Washington Avenue, Kirkwood, MO 63122. For more information, contact 314-966-6034 or visit www.maryculverhome.org.

Gina March, gina@maryculverhome.org, The Mary Culver Home for Visually Impaired Women, 314-966-6034, www.MaryCulverHome.org

 

EXCEPTIONAL CAREGIVERS IN LONG TERM CARE LUNCHEON

Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel

December 5 – 10:30 a.m.

Honoring exceptional caregivers in Long Term Care on December 5. Join us on Thursday, December 5 at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel for the 25th Anniversary of the Caregiver Awards Luncheon. Almost 100 caregivers will be honored in front of 600 people from the local long-term care community as we recognize staff and volunteers for the 25th year who demonstrate excellence and exemplify commitment to quality of long-term care. These honorees do an outstanding job caring for and respecting the rights of those in long-term care. They represent the "best of the best" caregivers in long-term care including skilled nursing, assisted living, residential care communities, medical and non-medical in-home providers, hospice agencies and adult day care programs. You will be inspired by their incredible stories of dedication to those in their care. From among the nominees, 18 "Caregivers of the Year" and two 20-Year Lifetime Award Recipients will be selected. Get tickets today. The Early Bird Special ends November 15. Individual tickets $80 and Tables are $800. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.voycestl.org/events/caregiver-awards-luncheon/ or call 314-918-8222.

Mary Lynn Faunda Donovan, mlfdonovan@voycestl.org, VOYCE, 314-918-8222,

www.voycestl.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


     HONORS & RECOGNITION

2019 BRIDGE BUILDER AWARD

St. Louis Bridge Center

The St. Louis Bridge Center announced that Susan Perez and Michael Bono won the 2019 Bridge-Builder Awards, which honor duplicate bridge players whose honesty, integrity, competence, zeal, and leadership – in short, professionalism – have earned the respect of the duplicate bridge playing community. Perez, who learned to play when she was 15, won the experienced-player category. Bono, with 4 years since his first beginning bridge class, is relatively new to the game. John Hagedorn, president of the St. Louis Bridge Center, commented: “Susan and Michael represent the best of the Bridge Center. They’re friendly, honest, respectful of others, constantly work to improve their own game, and to inspire others to improve their game, too. We’re delighted to honor Susan and Michael with this award.” The St. Louis Bridge Center was the 7th largest bridge club in the country for 2018. It is the premier place in St. Louis to enjoy the game of duplicate bridge, with 75 tables available for players of all skill levels in a well-lit setting. Amenities include automatic scoring pads, hand records, free snacks, coffee, and iced tea. The bridge center holds regular classes, and also hosts nationally recognized teachers and authors.

Sharon Sweet, sharon.sweet75@gmail.com, St. Louis Bridge Center, 719-963-1580,

www.stlouisbridge.org

 

LONG-TERM OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM

Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel

December 5

VOYCE, the long-term care ombudsman program for the Greater St. Louis area, will celebrate its 25th Anniversary Caregiver Awards Luncheon on December 5, 2019 at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel. VOYCE’s mission is to educate and empower persons and their families for quality of living across the continuum of long-term care within its 21-county service area. The event will award 18 Caregivers of the Year and 2 Lifetime Achievement honors to St. Louis area long-term care staff and volunteers who have gone above and beyond to improve the quality of life and health for the residents in their care. This year’s outstanding nominees come from over 50 adult day care, skilled nursing, residential, assisted living, home care, and hospice organizations. Enjoy an afternoon full of inspiration, celebration, and networking! Early bird registration pricing is available until November 15. Please visit www.voycestl.org/events or call

314-919-2410 for additional details about the Luncheon and opportunities to become involved.

Meaghan Bailey, mbailey@voycestl.org, VOYCE, 314-919-2410, www.voycestl.org


     SUPPORT & COUNSELING

CAREGIVER CLASSES

Missouri Baptist Medical Center

Thru December 10

BJC Home Care Services provides a caregiver class on a variety of topics that are meant to provide useful information and support for caregivers, patients and families. Dates: Second Tuesday of the month, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Auditorium 1 thru December 10.

Heather Bell, heather.bell@bjc.org, BJC Home Care, 314-575-9305

Michele Prevedel, mprevedel@vnastl.org, Visiting Nurse Association of Greater St. Louis-Visit-A-Bit, 314-918-7171, https://visitabit.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 lpathenos@vnastl.org.

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

 


     IN SEARCH OF...

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 Taishai.Starks.Christopher@crossroadshospice.com, or 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, crice@sprytecom.com, Crossroads Hospice, 215-545-4715,

https://www.crossroadshospice.com/

 

DISABLED CITIZENS AVAILABLE TO WORK

Worknet

4:30 - 8:30 p.m. or 9 - 2 p.m.

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

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

www.worknetnow.com

 

COUNTY OLDER RESIDENT TAX ASSISTANT PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS

St. Louis Country Human Resources

Seeking Volunteers for the County Older Resident Programs’ Tax Assistance Volunteers are needed to assist County residents who are 60 years and older and have moderate incomes for 2019 filing taxes. Are you good with numbers or know someone who is? · Volunteers will prepare and file simple tax returns at sites in North, South & West County · Experience preparing tax returns is helpful · VITA Training will be provided Like working with people or know someone who does? · Become appointment schedulers · Friendly greeters are needed in the various tax locations · No tax experience is required · Great Customer Service experience is desired · Training will be provided to become a volunteer in the tax program, contact Mike Nickel at

314-615-4021 Mileage Reimbursement is Available.

Robin B Gillespie, rgillespie@stlouisco.com, St. Louis County Human Services

314-615-4435, http://www.stlouisco.com/HealthandWellness/HumanServices/CountyOlderResidentPrograms

 

COUNTY OLDER RESIDENT VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

St. Louis County Human Resources

If you are retired and looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity, look no further - County Older Resident Programs (CORP) has the perfect solution for you. The program matches volunteers with adults 60 years and older, who need rides to high priority destinations and lives near the volunteer. Orientation, defensive driving training, and mileage reimbursement are provided. These destinations range from medical appointments and more. CORP volunteers support in allowing them to remain healthy and living independently longer. Karen Miller has been a volunteer driver since 2013 and drives customers on average 2-3 days a week. “So many people really need and appreciate us,” she says. “Meeting people and helping them, makes me feel good!” Ms. Burke is an example of the appreciation that customers feel for CORP volunteer drivers. “I can’t say enough about all of the volunteers and the transportation service I receive from CORP. The volunteers are very caring people. I believe that if it weren’t for CORP, I don’t believe I would still be living at the age of 92. When I go with CORP and the volunteers, I feel like a different person when I come home. They make my day!” To become a CORP volunteer driver, please call 314-615-4516.

Robin B Gillespie, rgillespie@stlouisco.com, St. Louis County Human Services

314-615-4435, http://www.stlouisco.com/HealthandWellness/HumanServices/CountyOlderResidentPrograms

 

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, amanda.ruback@ssmhealth.com, 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, spatrick@agingahead.org, 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.tbapst.stl@preferredhospice.com.

Terri Bapst, www.tbapst.stl@preferredhospice.com, Preferred Hospice of MO NE,

636-527-9330

 

RED CROSS VOLUNTEERS

American Red Cross

Join us and learn how little time it takes to have an enormous impact on your local community. We can help you find a volunteer opportunity which works with your schedule and desire to help. Help families affected by home fires (or other local disasters) and provide them with comfort, resources and hope. Deliver life-saving blood to local hospitals using Red Cross vans. Welcome and assist blood donors with registration at local blood drives. Provide support to our military members and their families. Administrative volunteer opportunities. Volunteer from home opportunities Hear directly from volunteers about why they are so passionate about what they do. Join us to find out if the American Red Cross is the right fit for you to volunteer. Any questions or to schedule a presentation, contact: Kristin Pendleton Call/Text: 314-281-7968 kristin.pendleton@redcross.org

Kristin Pendleton, kristin.pendleton@redcross.org, American Red Cross, 314-281-7968,

https://www.facebook.com/events/465166391003007/

 

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, sknight@lifewisestl.org, LifeWise StL (formerly Kingdom House), 314-627-1243, www.lifewisestl.org

 

MEDICARE BENEFIT VOLUNTEERS

Aging Ahead – Missouri Senior Medicare Patrol

Volunteers Needed - The Missouri SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) is looking for volunteers in our area to help seniors protect their Medicare benefits. Key to the program’s success is a network of volunteers, who staff outreach events and conduct presentations in senior centers and other venues. The SMP needs more volunteers for its team. The primary focus of a Senior Medicare Patrol team member is to educate Medicare beneficiaries through one-on-one discussions, distributing literature, attending senior fairs, or by making presentations at appropriate locations. Volunteers undergo a comprehensive training course and receive extensive support from SMP. The next training is scheduled in St. Louis at Aging Ahead, Aug. 20 and 21.  Call the SMP

888-515-6565 as soon as possible to fill out an application.

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

www.agingahead.org

 

HOME FOOT CARE CLIENTS

Anodyne Podiatry

Anodyne Podiatry provides individualized 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

 

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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