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

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

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Employment

HOME CARE CLIENT INTAKE COORDINATOR

American Veterans Care Connection, LLC (AVCC)

Looking for a new job? AVCC is rapidly growing national company providing services to Veterans and surviving spouses seeking home care services. We are seeking a motivated team member with potential career advancement. Responsibilities Assist clients receiving home care services by completing telephone assessments Analysis of client information, including income & medical expenses Support current client to maintain client retention Qualifications 2+ years previous experience in an office setting Prior experience in office setting for home care a plus but not required Must be comfortable on the telephone Proficiency in Microsoft Word Strong organization skills and ability to multitask Job benefits Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance 401K Paid time off/holidays Monday – Friday daytime hours Schedule: Full time 8 hour shift Day shift Monday to Friday Ability to commute/relocate: St. Louis, MO 63128: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required) Work Location: Hybrid remote in St. Louis, MO 63128 We would love to have your join our team! Please send resume to [email protected]

Jeanne Asher, [email protected], American Veterans Care Connection (AVCC), 314-354-5369, www.avcchomecare.com

 

ADMISSIONS DIRECTOR

Garden View Care Centers

Seeking an Admissions Director for our O Fallon location. Garden View care Centers has been in business for over 35 years offering skilled nursing, Rehab therapies, assisted living, respite and dementia/memory care. The role includes handing leads, prospecting for new business and conducting tours of our facility. Excellent customer service skills required in this position along with the ability to track leads and develop relationships in the community of senior care. Please contact [email protected] to 636-537-3333 more information and job description.

Tisa Nguyen, Garden View Care Center O' Fallon, Chesterfield,and Valley Park,

636-537-3333, www.gardenviewcarecenter.com 

 

 

LCSW

West County Psychological Associates

West County Psychological Associates is seeking an LCSW to work in a team setting on a contractual basis in a private practice. Candidates must have the ability to do therapy and consulting work with seniors, their families, and caregivers. Counseling will be provided at our office or in client homes or in facilities. WCPA is a comprehensive mental health and consulting service provider. We are a diverse, experienced group of mental health professionals who provide psychological services to individuals, couples and families. Each provider works on a contractual basis and is responsible for the marketing of their practice, in conjunction with West County Psychological. Interested candidates, please email a cover letter and resume to [email protected]  Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract Benefits: Flexible Schedule, Continuing Education, Professional Development Assistance.

Amy Neu, [email protected], West County Psychological Associates, 314-275-8599

www.wcpastl.com

 

PART TIME ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/MARKETING COORDINATOR

Gray Matters Alliance (GMA)

GMA is a nationwide, assistive technology company serving the senior, intellectual and developmentally disabled and other special needs populations. This role will encompass a variety of responsibilities: Client Relations: Client check ins/follow ups/ scheduling onboardings/contact management/ordering Marketing: campaigns/e newsletters/social media Assist with various projects and pilots as they arise Providing excellent customer service is a must! Special consideration will be given if you have industry experience working with seniors, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and other special needs. Assistive technology/home automation experience a plus. Local candidates only. No recruiters please. Email resume to: [email protected]

Vicki Spraul, [email protected], Gray Matters Alliance, 314-266-2678

www.graymattersalliance.com

 

Health & Wellness

COMMUNITY AWARENESS WEBSITE

Grace Chapel Ministries

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

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

314-995-5013

 

STL COFFEE CHAT

Second Presbyterian Church

November 16 – 10:00 a.m.

The public is invited to an STL Village Coffee Chat, an informational meeting for older adults who desire to stay in their own homes as they age. Wednesday, November 16, 10am; Second Presbyterian Church, 4501 Westminster Place, St. Louis 63108 (parking free in church lot). Free event. Learn about our nonprofit community of "neighbors helping neighbors" providing healthy social engagement and supportive services (transportation, non-medical home assistance and more) to help adults age in place with confidence. Call 314-240-5020 or visit www.stlvillage.org for more information.

Madeline Franklin, [email protected], STL Village, 314-240-5020, www.stlvillage.org

 

DENTAL CARE WITH MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLANS

Parkway Family Dental Care

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

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

636-327-6880, Parkway Family Dental Care

 

MEDITATION

Brahma Kumaris St. Louis

December 6 - 6:30 p.m.-7:15 p.m.

Brahma Kumaris St. Louis Meditation Center presents an indoor meditation group session to let you connect within group guided meditation every first Tuesday of the month. 30 minutes meditation. 15 minutes mini class and sharing, open to beginners and meditators. No yoga mats required Venue: 134 Enchanted Pkwy Ste 204B Manchester MO 63021, December 6, 6:30-7:15 pm In-person Registration at www.tiny.cc/meditatestlouis7  Contact: 636-362-4862 Website: www.bkmeditationstlouis.org  Email: [email protected]

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

 

CARE CENTER FOR ADULTS

Sun Valley Adult Day Care Center

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

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

 

ALEXA CUSTOMIZABLE DEVICE

Veterans Home Care

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

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

314-520-0668, www.veteranshomecare.com

 

BLOOD DONORS NEEDED

American Red Cross

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

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

 

PSYCHOTHERAPY

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

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

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

 

 

MEDICARE PLAN TELEDOC OPTION

Heartland Insurance

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

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

www.HeartlandInsurance.net

 

SENIOR SERVICES FOR OUR VETS

Never Forget the Vet Program

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

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

www.neverforgetthevet.us 

 

CROSSROADS HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS

SPRYTE Communications

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

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

https://www.crossroadshospice.com/

 

FREE HEALTH SCREENING WITH A FAITH COMMUNITY NURSE

Lutheran Senior Services

Mondays – 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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

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

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

 

 

FREE HEALTH SCREENING WITH A FAITH COMMUNITY NURSE

Lutheran Senior Services

Wednesdays – 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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

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

www.lssliving.org

 

FITNESS CONSULTATION

Womens’ Fitness and Designed Workouts

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

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

314-541-3556

Lectures & Continuing Education

CANVAS PAINTING

St. Louis Oasis

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

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

 

AMERICAN RED CROSS VOLUNTEER

American Red Cross

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

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

www.redcross.org

 

 

SENIORS EMPOWERMENT TRUTH SERIES

November 16 - 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Learn what dementia is, what it’s like to live with the disease, and some tips for communicating with people who have dementia. Everyone who attends is asked to turn their new understanding of dementia into a practical action that can help someone living in your community. The action can be as big or as small as you choose—every action counts. Special Guest from Aging Ahead: Stephanie Paul, Community Options Specialist.

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

 

NOVEMBER LUNCH AND LEARN

National Council of Jewish Women - STL

November 17 - 12:00 p.m.

Did you know? For more than 70 years, NCJW has been supporting women, children and families throughout Israeli society regardless of ethnicity, religion, and economic status. NCJW does its work through a gender lens, empowering Israeli and American women to advocate for a robust civil society. With our grants to Israeli organizations, participation in advocacy coalitions, policy statements, and our pioneering work in education and research, NCJW is a leader of women’s and gender rights in Israel. For our November Lunch and Learn, we are thrilled to welcome Kalela Lancaster, NCJW Israel's Program Manager, who will speak about the impact our programs have had in underserved communities all over Israel. Kalela Lancaster joined NCJW as Israel Program Manager in November 2021, with responsibility for driving NCJW’s strategy to strengthen the feminist field in Israel through a range of capacity building and philanthropic initiatives, and for engaging NCJW advocates in our Israel work. Questions? Email Jen Bernstein at [email protected] or call 314.993.5181.

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

314-993-5181, https://bit.ly/Nov22LnL

 

SOUPER SUNDAY

STL Village and Second Presbyterian Church

November 20 – 4:00 p.m.

STL Village and Second Presbyterian Church host, "Souper Sunday" featuring guest speaker Tony Messenger, Pulitzer Prize winning metro columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Sunday, November 20, 4:00 p.m.; Second Presbyterian Church, 4501 Westminster Place, St. Louis, 63108. Free event, registration is requested at 314-240-5020 or email [email protected]. Enjoy a delicious bowl of soup and hear about what's going on in St. Louis.

Madeline Franklin, [email protected], STL Village, 314-240-5020, www.stlvillage.org

 

COFFEE TALK

National Council of Jewish Women

November 22 - 8:30 a.m.

Have you ever had nagging questions about your home or condo and didn’t know who to ask without paying a high fee for a service call? Such as: - Why isn’t my dishwasher getting the dishes clean? - Why is my house uncomfortable in the winter or summer? - How do I go about reducing my carbon footprint? - How do I fix that?? We thought it would be fun to provide a Coffee Talk that would give you an expert who could offer answers in a clear and concise way. Howard Katzman has been in the construction industry for over 40 years in metro Atlanta. For 20+ years, he owned and managed a custom home renovation firm and since has been on the consulting side, helping homeowners and builders make homes more comfortable and energy efficient and improving indoor air quality. Howard loves to problem solve and is frequently called in to solve quirky situations homeowners experience. We look forward to a lively discussion and a new topic for Coffee Talk. When you register for Coffee Talk, you will have an opportunity to share a question or questions you would like answered. Howard is based in Atlanta and will join us by Zoom and yes, he happens to be Susan’s brother. RSVP to receive a reminder email with Zoom link: https://bit.ly/Nov22CT

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

314-993-5181, https://bit.ly/Nov22CT

 

MANAGING DISCHARGE DECISIONS

VOYCE

December 6 – 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

“Discharges Dos and Don’ts: How to Ensure Your Facility Handles Discharges Correctly” presented by Chien Y. Hung. As a long-term care professional, how much do you know about nursing home discharges? Voluntary (AMA) vs. involuntary, emergency vs. 30-day... And the ultimate question is, what assistance can you -- long-term care professionals and residents -- get from the Ombudsman Program? You can participate by chatting and sharing problem-solving strategies to gain diverse perspectives from peers on the webinar. Be ready to discuss thoroughly via Zoom and come prepared with your questions. Pending CEU approvals for Social Workers and Administrators. Register at https://www.voycestl.org/events/discharges-dos-and-donts-how-to-ensure-your-facility-handles-discharges-correctly/

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

 

ABUSE

VOYCE

December 13 – 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Community Education: Signs of Abuse: How to Identify the Signs of Abuse and Protect Your Loved One Presented by Robin Pendleton, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Abuse can happen to any older person. Knowing how to identify the different types of abuse, how to recognize the signs, and where to get help is vital. Abuse can happen to any older person, by a loved one, a hired caregiver, or a stranger. Abuse can happen at home, at a relative’s home, or in an eldercare facility. There are many different types of abuse including physical, emotional, sexual, abandonment, financial, and neglect. Join us for this presentation to learn how to identify signs of abuse and what you can do about it. Register at https://www.voycestl.org/events/community-education-signs-of-abuse-how-to-identify-the-signs-of-abuse-and-protect-your-loved-one/

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

 

THE HISTORY WHISPERER

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

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

Arts & Entertainment

VIOLINIST ENTERTAINMENT

Winter Violin

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

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

 

ARTS AND CRAFT FAIR

Crestwood Sunset Hills Rotary Club

November 19 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Hundreds of booths showcasing local and national artisans - including hand decorated wooden eggs, coconut art, photographs, woodcarvings, and jewelry. Free Admission. Free Parking. Food Concessions. The Crestwood - Sunset Hills Rotary Club's Arts and Crafts Fair began in 1982 with 100 crafters. This humble beginning was the start of something very special as our Fall Show grew into one of the best Arts and Craft Fairs in the Midwest. In 2005, we added our Spring Show. Proceeds are returned to local and international charities. These include eradicating polio, providing water wells in Africa, rendering eye surgeries in India, and reducing infant mortality around the world. Feed the Knowledge is a program by the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Rotary Club. Each school year we distribute over 6,000 weekend meal bags and essential supplies to children in St. Louis County and St. Louis City schools. Day 2: Sunday, November 20, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Jeff Rogers, [email protected], Crestwood Sunset Hills Rotary Club, 636-795-1188,

www.rotaryfair.com

 

ARTS AND CRAFT FAIR

Crestwood Sunset Hills Rotary Club

November 20 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Rotary Fall 2022 Arts and Crafts Fair (Day 2 of 2) Location: Lindbergh High School Over 350 booths showcasing local and national artisans - including hand decorated wooden eggs, coconut art, photographs, woodcarvings, and jewelry. Free Admission. Free Parking. Food Concessions. The Crestwood - Sunset Hills Rotary Club's Arts and Crafts Fair began in 1982 with 100 crafters. This humble beginning was the start of something very special as our Fall Show grew into one of the best Arts and Craft Fairs in the Midwest.

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

636-795-1188, www.rotaryfair.com

 

HAPPY HOUR WITH LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Fairwinds River’s Edge

Fridays – 3:00 p.m.

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

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

www.FairwindsRiversEdge.com

 

“TELL ME A STORY” STORYTELLING WORKSHOP

St. Louis Artists’ Guild

December 3 – 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.         

Stories surround us. 'Tell Me a Story' exhibit inspires program for imagining new 'once-upon-a-time.' Workshop Leader: Janet Riehl, Award-winning artist, author, storyteller and conference presenter. Connect the visual with the written story at the next Missouri Professional Communicators program inspired by the St. Louis Artists' Guild exhibit, "Tell Me a Story!".  Held at St. Louis Artists' Guild, 12 N. Jackson Ave., Clayton.  This is a free program with free parking on the lot across Jackson.  Please RSVP via email: [email protected]  by Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. Please bring a notebook and pen, laptop or iPad. Janet Riehl will help explore the connection between visual and written storytelling. A custom worksheet will be your map to create a short story. Explore a piece of art in the show, then apply classic tools and techniques of how to write a scene complete with characters and plot. Your story of up to 200 words, written on the spot, will be displayed with its art connection in the gallery and online. Janet Riehl lives on a home place which has been in her family for six generations. Her book, “Sightlines: A Poet’s Diary,” is a heart-filled memoir told in 90 story poems about the year after her sister’s sudden death. The companion audio book, “Sightlines: A Family Love Story in Poetry and Music,” expands her family’s story with music recorded in her father’s parlor. She is a member of the Board of Governors of the St. Louis Artists’ Guild. Sponsors: Missouri Professional Communicators and St. Louis Artists' Guild. Join us for this productive and creative morning. Missouri Professional Communicators appreciates using resources of the St. Louis Artists' Guild to provide this program. Guests in the gallery must follow current COVID protocol of the St. Louis Artists' Guild.

St. Louis Art Guild, http://stlouisartistsguild.org

 

Announcements

START YOUR RECOVERY

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

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

 

VIRTUAL VOLUNTEER FAIR

American Red Cross

November 17 - 12:00 p.m.

Join the American Red Cross for 20 minutes via Teams online or by phone for a virtual Volunteer Fair all from the comfort and safety of your home. This is a great opportunity to learn: • The many different volunteer opportunities that exist for nearly anyone’s schedule and desire to help the local community • How you can help people…in-person or even from the comfort and safety of your own home • How families continue to depend on the Red Cross volunteers every day for emergency support, including disaster response, support for our military and veterans, supplying life-saving blood to people in need • How you can be part of the largest humanitarian agency in the world • We have answers to questions you may have. Register to attend: www.redcross.org/ARCVolunteerFair

 (You will then receive an email with the online link and/or call-in information to join).

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

https://volunteerconnection.redcross.org/?nd=vms_public_form&form_id=8042

 

ENHANCE SELF-CARE PERSONAL TRAINING

Enhance Self-Care

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

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

https://www.enhanceselfcare.com/

 

JEOPARDY JOE

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

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

 

 

US CITIZENSHIP PREPARATION

Bilingual International Assistant Services

Bilingual International Assistant Services' customized US Citizenship Program for Elderly Legal Permanent Resident is actively enrolling clients. Eligible individuals must be 60 or older and a legal permanent Missouri resident for at least 5 years. Services include: 1:1 tutoring in clients’ home, Preparation in the native language (if eligible), Language support for document translation and in-person interview (if eligible) Study materials and practice USCIS interviews Basic case management and client advocacy: education about voter registration; Medicare counseling and enrollment; government records status updates Representation at USCIS interview Assistance with exemptions and medical waivers. Our Department of Justice Accredited Representatives are very knowledgeable and experienced in the naturalization process. 314-645-7900, ext. 203.

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

314-645-7800, www.bilingualstl.org

 

COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR FOR OLDER ADULTS

Bridgeton Recreation Center

November 18 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

WellFirst Health and The Connection for Health and Healing Program will host a Community Health Fair for Older Adults on Friday, November 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The health fair will be held at the Bridgeton Recreation Center / 4201 Fee Fee Road / Bridgeton, MO 63044. Participants will have access to health and wellness resources including assistance with applying for health insurance, connecting with a provider, health screenings and tips on making healthy snacks. Please plan to attend on November 18, and make sure to ask about how you could win a $100 gift card.

Mark Cruse, [email protected], Dean Health Plan, 314-682-1392

 

ALZHEIMER’S STUDY PARTICIPANTS NEEDED

Advance II Study

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

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

www.MildAlzheimersStudy.com

 

TRAINING LABS

Assistance Home Care

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

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

 

RECENT DISCHARGE FROM HOSPICE CARE?

St. Louis University

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

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

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

 

ANNUAL GIFT TAX EXCLUSION ANNOUNCEMENT

Mitchell, Brown and Associates, LLC

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

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

314-962-0186, www.elderlawstlouis.com

 

DRIVING WITH DIGNITY PROGRAM

Keeping Us Safe, LLC

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

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

 

MEDICAID EXPANSION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (ACA) PROGRAMS

Bilingual International Assistant Services

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

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

 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR CHURCH WORKERS AND MISSIONARIES     

Lutheran Senior Services

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

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

www.lssliving.org

 

SMARTCOMPANION VOICE TECHNOLOGY

Veterans Home Care

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

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

314-520-0668, www.veteranshomecare.com

 

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY INSURANCE BENEFITS ASSISTANCE

Charis Disability Advocates

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

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

www.charisdisability.com

 

TUTORING SERVICES

BILINGUAL INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES

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

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

 

OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY

University City Outpatient Clinic

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

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

www.awhealthcare.com

 

 

 

DEMENTIA COMMUNITY AWARENESS

Aging Ahead

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

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

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

 

CELBRATING 20 YEARS

AW Healthcare

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

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

www.awhealthcare.com

 

REDUCTION OF ENERGY BURDEN

EnergyCare

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

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

 

NURSING HOME ABUSE GUIDE

Everything. to know about nursing home abuse

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

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

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

 

POST-BACCALAUREATE CERTIFICATION IN GERONTOLOGY

St. Louis University

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

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

 

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

Mike Flotken, [email protected], United Access Wheelchair Accessible Van Rentals,

314-989-1010, www.unitedaccess.com

 

Honors & Recognition

SENATOR PAUL SIMON AWARD

Signature Healthcare Foundation is pleased to announce the presentation of the 2022 Senator Paul Simon Award to the Center for Hearing and Speech. Frank D’Antonio, a member of the Signature Foundation Board of Directors presented the Award to Travis Threats, President of the Board of the Center for Hearing & Speech & Dr. Kate Sinks, Director of the Center’s Audiology Program. The Center for Hearing & Speech was awarded the Senator Simon Award in recognition of their new virtual aural rehabilitation program. Aural rehabilitation is the process by which a person with a hearing assistive device learns to optimize their speech understanding by training the brain how to effectively process incoming speech signals in a variety of listening conditions. The techniques learned through aural rehabilitation help patients improve recognition for words that sound similar, decrease the effort required to recognize words, and boost confidence. During covid, this virtual program was developed to assist patients without requiring they come into an office visit and also allows more individuals to be served through saving staff resources.

Madeleine Rector, [email protected], Signature Healthcare Foundation, 501-258-8387, https://www.signaturefoundation.org/                      

 

Support & Counseling

COUNSELING AND SUPPORT

Anita D. Cohn MSW, LCSW

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

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

 

THE LISTENING PLACE COMPANIONS

Webster Hills United Methodist Church

Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Listening Place press release Isolation has been a common theme for many people during the 2020 to 2022 covid pandemic. That isolation has included an inability to mourn and celebrate in traditional ways the lives of loved ones who passed during that time. The Listening Place has open walk-in hours from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday evenings at the Christian Life Center, 1333 W. Lockwood Ave. at Berry Road. Weekend meetings are available by appointment. The Listening Place also hosts grief support groups led by trained professionals. “I meet so many people who could benefit from the opportunity to talk openly about their loss, whatever it might be, to a compassionate person,” said Julie Strassman, M.Div., who leads the group. “By partnering with professional support organizations, such as Bethesda Hospice Care, The Listening Place Companions can also refer and provide resources for people who might need a deeper level of support.” Two Listening Place Companions will be present during open walk-in hours and appointments. Listening Place Companions are volunteers whose role is to be supportive listeners. Confidentiality will be emphasized. For more information, visit thelisteningplacestl.org or phone 314-252-8615.

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

 

VISIT-A-BIT PROGRAM

St. Charles, St. Louis, Jefferson Counties

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

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

In Search Of ...

STUDY PARTICIPANTS

St. Louis University

My name is Anna Wingo, and I am currently a research student in the Social Work Ph.D. program at Saint Louis University. My colleague, Qianlu Sun, and I are conducting research with older adults living in the St. Louis Region exploring the relationship between social support and interactions with the healthcare system. The goal of our study is to understand the relationship between these factors in persons between the ages of 50 and 90 who live in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. Participation in this study would entail completing our brief survey, which takes approximately 5 minutes to complete. To complete this study, follow the link provided. If you would like to complete a hard copy of the survey, please contact us and we would be happy to provide you a copy with a self-addressed return envelope. Survey link includes a recruitment statement with full list of risks and benefits. If you have any questions regarding this study, please contact us at 314-398-1577 or [email protected]. If you have any questions regarding your rights as a participant, please contact the Saint Louis University Institutional Review Board at 314-977-7744, Protocol # 33000.

Anna Wingo, [email protected], 205-567-4974, https://slu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eEf0qtXPGviZ3V4

 

GIFT OF A DAY VOLUNTEERS

Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care

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

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

https://www.crossroadshospice.com/

 

SHUTTLE DRIVER

HavenHouse

Help change lives by becoming a shuttle driver for HavenHouse St. Louis. HavenHouse St. Louis is a hospital guest house that provides lodging, support, and transportation to patients and families who travel to St. Louis for medical care. Shuttle Volunteers drive HavenHouse vehicles from our location to various medical facilities in and around St. Louis. Our Volunteers can choose to drive a single route once a week or as many routes multiple days a week as they are comfortable. Your help will alleviate the stress and worry our guests may encounter on their medical journey. You can be their navigator in an unfamiliar place. If you're looking for an interactive experience where you get to meet and chat with wonderful people, this is a great opportunity for you! For more information: Visit https://bit.ly/3NIaPnX, call 314-434-5858, or email [email protected]

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

www.havenhousestl.org

 

DISABLED CITIZENS AVAILABLE TO WORK

Worknet

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

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

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

www.worknetnow.com

 

SENIOR POISON CONTROL PROGRAM AUDIENCE

The Missouri Poison Center

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

Amanda Ruback, [email protected], Missouri Poison Center,

314-612-5719, www.missouripoisoncenter.org

 

DRIVER 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 and tear on their vehicle, but they are volunteering their time. This is a flexible volunteer opportunity, perfect for those who are retired or someone with non-traditional work hours. To reach the STAR Coordinator to learn more about becoming a volunteer with STAR, please call 636-978-3306.

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

www.agingahead.org

 

HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS

Preferred Hospice

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

Terri Bapst, www.[email protected], Preferred Hospice of MO NE,

636-527-9330

 

SENIOR COMPANION VOLUNTEERS

LifeWise STL

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

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

 

DISHARGE FROM HOSPICE RESEARCH STUDY PARTICIPANTS

St. Louis University

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

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

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

 

DONATE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

St. Louis HELP

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

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

 

VOLUNTEERS FOR SENIOR TRANSPORTATION

County Older Resident Programs

Seeking volunteers to provide transportation to medical appointments and other essential appointments for older adults who live in St. Louis County. Give just a few hours, Monday – Friday, to a senior who lives near you. You will making a huge difference for the senior while contributing a worthwhile service for your community. Hours are flexible and mileage reimbursement is available. Call Susan Schafers 314-615-4558 today to help someone in your community stay independent.

Susan Schafers, 314-615-4558, County Older Resident Programs

 

TAX PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS

County Older Resident Programs

Please contact Susan Schafers, 314-615-4558, County Older Resident Programs

 

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