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

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Health & Wellness

MEDITATION TO MANAGE ANXIETY

Brahma Kumaris St. Louis Meditation Center

September 24 - 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Brahma Kumaris St. Louis Meditation Center presents Managing Anxiety. Come along and take part in a free workshop to smile, breathe, and go slowly overcome anxiety. Register at www.tiny.cc/anxiety_stl. Venue: 134 Enchanted Pkwy Ste 204B Manchester MO 63021

BrahmaKumaris Center, [email protected], 636-362-4862,

www.bkmeditationstlouis.org

 

HARVEST MOON RUN 5K WALK AND RUN

Goldilocks Solutions

September 24 - 7:00 p.m.

Join us for a walk in the park in the dark. The Harvest Moon Run 5k Walk and Run is one of the most unique walking events in the area. The course through the beautiful Route 66 State Park is all A Glow with the energizer headlamps and pathlighters cheering you on. Benefits 4 food pantries and a weekend backpack program. Long-sleeve cotton t-shirt and Energizer headlamp for each 5k participant. Visit www.harvestmoonrun.org

Carolyn Parmer, [email protected], Goldilocks Solutions, 314-517-1250,

www.harvestmoonrun.org

 

WALK-RUN ROLL FOR FISHER HOUSE ST. LOUIS

St. Louis County Park

October 29 – 7:00 a.m.

A 5K timed race, or casual walk-run-roll with full 5K or 1-1/2-mile courses. To raise awareness of the Friends of Fisher House St. Louis, celebrate 12 years of service at Jefferson Barracks VA, and rally around plans to build a second house by the John Cochran Veterans Affairs Hospital. $30 per person if registered before September 20. Veterans get $10 off with “coupon” code VeteransCare All registrants get a long-sleeved performance wicking shirt. Children under age 14 do not need to register, but we are selling Youth-sized t-shirts at $10 for them so they can learn about caring for Veterans too! Register here: www.fisherhouseinstl.org/events  In person at Jefferson Barracks St. Louis County Park, Gold Star Shelter, 345 North Rd W, St. Louis, MO 63125 -- or virtual, wherever you want to be! More about what the Fisher House does: The VA Medical Center in St. Louis provides specialty medical care to patients from eight surrounding states. The Fisher House in St. Louis serves veterans who have travelled a long distance by providing their families with a free “home away from home” so they can stay nearby while their loved ones are getting health care.

Laura Neuman, [email protected], Friends of Fisher House St. Louis

314-621-6182, www.fisherhouseinstl.org/events

 

DENTAL CARE WITH MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLANS

Parkway Family Dental Care

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

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

636-327-6880, Parkway Family Dental Care

 

CARE CENTER FOR ADULTS

Sun Valley Adult Day Care Center

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

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

 

ALEXA CUSTOMIZABLE DEVICE

Veterans Home Care

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

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

314-520-0668, www.veteranshomecare.com

 

BLOOD DONORS NEEDED

American Red Cross

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

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

 

PSYCHOTHERAPY

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

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

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

 

MEDICARE PLAN TELEDOC OPTION

Heartland Insurance

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

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

www.HeartlandInsurance.net

 

SENIOR SERVICES FOR OUR VETS

Never Forget the Vet Program

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

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

www.neverforgetthevet.us 

 

CROSSROADS HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS

SPRYTE Communications

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

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

https://www.crossroadshospice.com/

 

FREE HEALTH SCREENING WITH A FAITH COMMUNITY NURSE

Lutheran Senior Services

Mondays – 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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

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

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

 

FREE HEALTH SCREENING WITH A FAITH COMMUNITY NURSE

Lutheran Senior Services

Wednesdays – 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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

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

www.lssliving.org

 

FITNESS CONSULTATION

Womens’ Fitness and Designed Workouts

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

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

314-541-3556

Lectures & Continuing Education

SENIOR EMPOWERMENT TRUTH SERIES

St. Peters Spencer Library

September 21 - 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Join us for our next Senior Empowerment Truth Series Topic: The Latest Scams and Staying Safe. With all the mail, email, and unsolicited phone calls, it is becoming more and more difficult to determine what is legitimate and what might be a scam! Scammers often utilize public information pertaining to home ownership to take advantage of responsible property owners. Learn how to detect and avoid homeowner related scams. Seminar is at the Spencer Library in St Peters, Rm 259. Register by calling 636-336-6819 or online at www.seniorsempowermenttruthseries.com. Registration not required but appreciated.

Stephanie Parson, [email protected], Seniors Empowerment Truth Series, 314-614-9731, www.seniorsempowermenttruthseries.com

 

CANVAS PAINTING

St. Louis Oasis

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

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

 

NON-FINANCIAL ASPECTS OF RETIRING COURSE

Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at Washington University

Now thru October 19 - 5:30 p.m.

Join the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at Washington University for an 8-week course on the non-financial aspects of retirement. Your Next Move: Transitioning to the New Retirement© provides experienced learners and workers with the skills and essential elements necessary for making a successful transition to retirement and a fulfilling next chapter in their lives. This course – available through Washington University’s UCollege – will use assessment, planning, seeking information, and enlisting support to help define what the new retirement looks like for you. This in person class will offer hands-on activities, group discussions and guest speakers. Class will take place on Wednesdays from Now thru October 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on WashU’s main Danforth Campus. You can view the course listing and register at www.acadinfo.wustl.edu/ucollege and search for course# U03 GS 126. For more details or questions, please email Natalie Galucia, [email protected] or visit our website https://publichealth.wustl.edu/centers/aging/aging-programs-projects/your-next-move/

Natalie Galucia, [email protected], Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging,

314-747-9234, https://publichealth.wustl.edu/centers/aging/aging-programs-projects/your-next-move/

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION

St. Louis Care Alliance

October 27 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The St. Louis Care Alliance is working together to provide an event with 5 different continuing education courses, all geared toward topics relating to the older adult population. Topics include Medicare insurance education, options with day programs and transportation resources in the St. Louis area, hospice care, and more. Continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided throughout the event. During lunch, there will be a vendor fair for all participants to meet with and learn more about the members of the St. Louis Care Alliance and what all they offer. This is a free event if registered by October 1. Any later reservations will result in a $10 fee. Sign up to save your spot: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-continuing-education-event-tickets-388187588527

Joshua Bennett, [email protected], St. Louis Care Alliance, 314-909-6200, https://stlcarealliance.com/

 

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

 

MUSICALS FROM ROGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN

St. Louis Community College

November 3 - 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

"The Musicals of Rodgers and Hammerstein". From familiar musicals like South Pacific and The King and I, to less well-known shows like Allegro and Pipe Dream, join this exploration of the eleven musicals created by the team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. The online class consists of watching video clips of songs and dance numbers from their shows and hearing live commentary by the instructor about the background, content, and creative process behind their creations. Instructor Ken Ross has extensive experience as a musical theater director, performer, attendee and teacher. This is an online class of the St Louis Community College's Continuing Education program. Two 2-hour sessions on consecutive Thursday nights. To register and enroll in the class, search then click on stlccdcontinuinged. Then scroll down to Register online or by mail. The class is in the "Music" Area of Study. For more information call 314-984-7777.

Ken Ross, [email protected], 510-763-7087

 

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

MO MUSIC CELEBRATION

Chesterfield Amphitheater
September 17 - 6:30 p.m.

Honoring the 50 Anniversary of The Ozark Mountain Daredevils (OMD), Steve Litman Presents and KSHE Classics are bringing “The MO Music Celebration!” to the Chesterfield Amphitheater on Saturday, September 17 featuring OMD with special guests Shooting Star and Missouri. The concert starts at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) Tickets for “The MO Music Celebration” can be purchased online at Ticketmaster or one hour before show time at the Chesterfield Amphitheater box office. For more information, visit
www.chesterfieldamphitheater.com or www.stevelitmanpresents.com.

Julie Lally, [email protected], 314-749-5915, https://www.chesterfieldamphitheater.com/event/ozark-mountain-daredevils

 

BEAUTY BUZZ

Niemann Marcus

September 17 – 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

All donations may be made to the journalism scholarship program and are 100% tax deductible. Tickets may be purchased and range in price depending upon selection:  Student, Writer, Publisher, Editor, Reporter. Purchase tickets for a chance to win prizes.  For additional information, 314-449-8029, St. Louis Press Club Beauty Buzz Promo.

St. Louis Press Club, 314-449-8029, Beauty Buzz Promo

 

BANJOS AT THE ELKS CLUB

St. Louis Banjo Club

September 22 - 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Banjos at the Elks Club on Thursday, September 22, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., the St. Louis Banjo Club will provide a free evening of live music played on "America's fun instrument- the four-string banjo". Sing along and listen to 15 banjo players playing the songs you know. The Elk’s Club is located at 6330 Heege Road (at Mackenzie), St. Louis, MO 63123. For more information, call 314-952-0646 or visit our website: www.stlouisbanjoclub.org. Table seating and cash bar.

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

www.stlouisbanjoclub.org

 

BARATONE ED TAKES THE STAGE

Blue Strawberry

September 24 – 3:00 p.m.

Live at the Blue Strawberry, Ed Golterman Comes Home, September 24 at 3:00 p.m.  Ed Golterman, John Walsh, and Bill Burnes.  Tickets available online: www.bluestrawberrystl.com. Baritone, Ed Golterman, takes stage to
celebrate his music life: Cathedral choirs, Sluh, SLU, Muny, Kiel and The Arena. With Johnn Weksh and Bill Burnes. Cabaret-style . On North Boyle-the neighborhood.

[email protected] Ed Golterman.

 

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  

 

MUSICAL BENEFIT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

St. Louis Musicians for People with Disabilities

September 25 – 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Jeff Dunlap has been named Board Chairman of St. Louis Musicians for People with Disabilities, a 501 C 3 not-for-profit organization. The group’s mission is to provide financial and other support to people with disabilities by engaging talented musicians and singers in fundraising concerts to support organizations that help people who are disabled. The charitable group’s inaugural fundraising event, called “A Hootenanny Benefit for People with Disabilities,” is planned for Sunday, September 25, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the outdoor stage at Webster Groves Garden Café. The seven musical acts will include three by musicians and singers who are disabled. All proceeds will be distributed to local grassroots nonprofit organizations that help children and adults who are disabled. Admission is free. Visit Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SLMFPD. Call 314-409 5203. Email [email protected].

Jeff Dunlap, [email protected], St. Louis Musicians for People with Disabilities,

314-409-5203, https://www.facebook.com/SLMFPD

 

SUCCESSFUL AGING AT THE STUPP CENTER

Tower Grove Park

September 28 - 5:00 p.m.

Join STL Village and the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging for a live discussion of Successful Aging at the Stupp Center in Tower Grove Park. Older age rings a new set of opportunities and challenges. Solo agers have unique experiences in later life that require thoughtful planning. Carol Marak - author of Solo and Smart: The Roadmap for a Supportive and Secure Future - will offer guidance for aging as a single person. Panelists will share the legal considerations for single individuals and ways to meet new people and remain connected. There will be time to network following the presentation and light refreshments will be provided. The event is free, but registration is required, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/solo-aging-well-tickets-394432737937.

Natalie Galucia, [email protected], STL Village, 314-240-5020,

www.stlvillage.org

 

REMEMBERING THE KING

Senior Insurance Concepts

October 20 – 6:30 p.m.

Doors Open at 5:00p.m. Show starts at 6:30 p.m. See Remembering the King, featuring music of Elvis Presley by Everett Dean and the Lonesome Hearts band presented by Stacy Haberstroh, Your Medicare Advisor, with Senior Insurance Concepts.  Free Admission, open to the public, at the Chesterfield Amphitheater, outside food and drinks allowed (no glass) concessions will also be available. Senior resource vendors will be onsite providing information.

Stacy Haberstroh, [email protected], Senior Insurance Concepts, 314-517-4073

www.seniorinsuranceconcepts.com

 

WITCHES OF WEST COUNTY FESTIVAL

Vlasis Park

October 22 - 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Join us at Vlasis Park in Ballwin on Saturday, October 22, for the Witches of West County Festival. Warlocks are also welcome.  Grab your ghouls and guys for an evening packed with dancing, shopping, dining, drinking, and cackling at the Witches of West County.

Lori Kelling, [email protected], West St. Louis County Chamber of Commerce, 636-230-9900, www.witchesofwestcounty.com

 

TRASH OR TREASURE

Mirowitz Center

October 23 – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Treasure hunters, it is time to get excited. Back by popular demand, Kodner Gallery Fine Art presents… “Trash or Treasure!” During the pandemic, we had lots of time to look through all those items taking up space in our homes, so don’t miss this special opportunity to meet at the Mirowitz Center with the experts from Kodner Gallery to find out – is it Trash or Treasure?! Item limit is two per appointment, $20 for the first and $10 for the second. Reserve your evaluation(s) during one of four timeslots: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. You can also purchase tickets for the "Treasure Hunt" organized by our Trash or Treasure Committee to snag terrific prizes. Many thanks to our Honorary Chairs: Helene Mirowitz and Gloria Spitzer, Event Chairs: Bonnie Solomon and Betsy Mehlman, and our Committee Members: Stephanie Alport, Susan Bosse, Linda Spitzer Gavatin, Lori Goldberg, Myrna Hershman, Betty Kagan, Linda Kusmer, Amy Lampert, Marylen Mann, and Susan Witte.

Susan Kemppainen, [email protected], Mirowitz Center,

314-733-9813, http://bit.ly/Register_MirowitzCenter

 

JEOPARDY JOE

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

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

 

MUSICALS OF ROGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN

St. Louis Community College Continuing Education Program

November 3 - 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The Musicals of Rodgers and Hammerstein. From familiar musicals like "South Pacific" and "The King and I", to less well-known shows like "Allegro" and "Pipe Dream", join this exploration of the eleven musicals created by the team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. The online class consists of watching video clips of songs and dance numbers from their shows and hearing live commentary by the instructor about the background, content and creative process behind their creation. Instructor Ken Ross has extensive experience as a musical theater director, performer, teacher and attendee. This is an online class of the St Louis Community College's Continuing Education program. Two sessions on consecutive Thursday nights, November 3 and 10. Search www.stlcc.edu/programs-academics/continuing-education and in the "Music" area of study. Registration ends on October 28. For more information call 314-984-7777.

Ken Ross, [email protected], 510-763-7087, www.stlcc.edu/programs-academics/continuing-education  

 

HAPPY HOUR WITH LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Fairwinds River’s Edge

Fridays – 3:00 p.m.

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

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

www.FairwindsRiversEdge.com

 

Announcements

TRIVIA NIGHT

Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities

October 7 - 7:00 p.m.

Join the Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities for its annual Trivia Night at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 7, at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish Hall at 5020 Rhodes Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63109. Reserve your table of 8 for $200 at www.bit.ly/2022AADDTriviaNight. Call 314-647-8100 for more information.

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

 

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/

 

US CITIZENSHIP PREPARATION

Bilingual International Assistant Services

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

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

314-645-7800, www.bilingualstl.org

 

ALZHEIMER’S STUDY PARTICIPANTS NEEDED

Advance II Study

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

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

www.MildAlzheimersStudy.com

 

TRAINING LABS

Assistance Home Care

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

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

 

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 & client advocacy: education about voter registration; Medicare counseling and enrollment; government records status updates  Representation at USCIS interview Assistance with exemptions and medical waivers.  Our Department of Justice Accredited Representatives are very knowledgeable and experienced in the naturalization process.  For information, please call 314-645-7900, ext. 203

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

 

OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY

University City Outpatient Clinic

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

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

www.awhealthcare.com

 

DEMENTIA COMMUNITY AWARENESS

Aging Ahead

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

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

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

 

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

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Support & Counseling

THE LISTENING PLACE COMPANIONS

Webster Hills United Methodist Church

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

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

 

VISIT-A-BIT PROGRAM

St. Charles, St. Louis, Jefferson Counties

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

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

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GIFT OF A DAY VOLUNTEERS

Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care

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

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

https://www.crossroadshospice.com/

 

DISABLED CITIZENS AVAILABLE TO WORK

Worknet

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

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

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

www.worknetnow.com

 

SENIOR POISON CONTROL PROGRAM AUDIENCE

The Missouri Poison Center

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

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

314-612-5719, www.missouripoisoncenter.org

 

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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