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      EMPLOYMENT

HOMEBOUND CAREGIVERS

Home Instead Senior Care

Home Instead Senior Care provides non-medical in-home care services to seniors. We are looking for compassionate, dependable caregivers willing to help others in our local community by providing home help, transportation, personal care needs such as assisting with toileting and showering, as well as Alzheimer's & Dementia care. Job Requirements: must be able to pass an extensive background check that includes DMV, drug test, and references, must participate in Missouri's Family Care Safety Registry, must have reliable transportation, current Driver's License and automobile insurance, be at least 21 years of age, or have minimum of 1 year caregiving experience, must have the desire to make a difference in a senior’s life. Contact our office today at 636-477-6025 or apply online at https://www.homeinstead.com/782/home-care-jobs for an opportunity to interview.

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

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

 


     HEALTH & WELLNESS

BIKE RIDES

Chesterfield Parks and Recreation

August 19

Bike Ride August 19 at Al Foster Trail. Chesterfield Bike Rides, communications@chesterfield.mo.us, Chesterfield Parks, Recreation, and Arts, 636-812-9500, www.chesterfield.mo.us

Chesterfield Parks and Recreation, www.chesterfield.mo.us

 

LOW INTENSITY EXERCISE CLASS

New Northside Family Life Center

Now thru August 29 – 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

ExerStart is a low-intensity exercise class for people who are looking to add more activity to their lives using resistance bands while standing or seated. This class encourages adults 50+ to be active so they can do the things they want and need to do. Tuesday/Thursday, now thru August 29, 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.  Event location: New Northside Family Life Center, 5939 Goodfellow Boulevard, St. Louis, MO, 63147. This event is free.  To register, call 314-862-4859 ext. 24.

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

 

WATER AEROBICS

Chesterfield Family Center

August 15 thru August 24

Water Aerobics Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays, August Mornings - 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Fees: Resident - $30 Non-resident - $40

Chesterfield Family Center, parksrecandarts@chesterfield.mo.us, Chesterfield Parks, Recreation, and Arts, 636-812-9500, www.chesterfield.mo.us

STAYING COOL IN THE HEAT

St. Elizabeth Hospital

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

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

www.steliz.org

 

PICKLEBALL

Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex

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

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

 

BRAIN HEALTH RESEARCH STUDY

Washington University School of Medicine

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

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

314-273-1355, www.rradTrial.org

 

FREE HEALTH SCREENING WITH A FAITH COMMUNITY NURSE

Lutheran Senior Services

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

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

www.lssliving.org

 

FREE CAREGIVER CLASSES

BJC Hospice and Palliative Care

September 10 thru December 10

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

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

September 10 - Practical Tips for day-to-day home care

Health care professionals will provide helpful advice in providing daily home caregiving, including a registered nurse and a rehab therapist.

October 8 - Home Care Choices & How to find assistance at home

Learn about the difference between insurance-approved skilled home care and other home care choices, including private duty, home medical equipment, supplies, and other resources to help in the care of your loved one.

November 12 - Legal Matters & Goals of Care

An attorney will present information on important legal matters to address with your loved ones.  A palliative social worker will share ways to discuss goals of care and long-term planning.  Advance Directives will be discussed.

December 10 - Alternate Therapies

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

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

 

FITNESS CONSULTATION

Womens’ Fitness and Designed Workouts

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

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

314-541-3556

 

FREE HEALTH SCREENING WITH A FAITH COMMUNITY NURSE

Lutheran Senior Services – The Village at Mackenzie Place

Wednesdays – 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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

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

www.lssliving.org

 

FREE HEALTH SCREENING WITH A FAITH COMMUNITY NURSE

Lutheran Senior Services

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

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

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


     LECTURES & CONT. EDUCATION

ELDER CARE WORKSHOP

Cordell Planning Partners

August 15 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Cordell Planning Partners Presents a free Elder Care Workshop in Chesterfield, Mo.

at Cordell Planning Partners, an elder care law firm dedicated to providing smart solutions for seniors.  This complimentary workshop in Chesterfield is to highlight the legal complexities facing seniors as they age. The workshop will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, August 15, 2019, at the Cordell Planning Partners office 600 Kellwood Parkway, Chesterfield, MO 63017. Registration for the free workshop is available online at http://eldercarelaw.com/workshops/. Planning and protecting your estate and valuable belongings can be a complicated process. It is critical for you to understand all the available options you have and identify if your current plan meets your goals. Unfortunately, most people don’t prepare for long-term care because of the cost or the financial consequences that ultimately cannot be avoided. These free workshops will walk you through "Planning as You Age: Legal Complexities Facing Senior Citizens.” Cordell Planning Partners workshop topics include:

· Qualifying for government funds without losing everything

· No-cost pre-planning approaches to preserving assets

· Trusts: Differences between revocable and irrevocable

· Information on probate, power of attorney, living wills, and health care proxies

Cordell Planning Partners attorneys understand that long-term care planning can be intimidating, especially when facing it alone. It is packaged in complex paperwork and polices that can be confusing and expensive. It also can be a point of contention among family members, as there is not always an exact answer to when long-term care should begin. “We understand how critical the transition can be as you age, and we are committed to working with you every step of the way,” said Joseph E. Cordell, founder and senior partner of Cordell Planning Partners. “We believe a life well lived is a life well planned. Let us be the difference in your future.” Register for a free Cordell Planning Partners workshop to learn more about the steps seniors need to take to ensure that their assets and future are protected. The workshop will take place in the meeting room on the first floor. Light snacks will be provided, and parking is free for this event.

Cordell Planning Partners is an elder care law firm dedicated to providing smart solutions for seniors. Through our holistic approach to elder law, our attorneys provide customized strategies and hand-tailored approaches for each of our client’s needs. For more information about Cordell Planning Partners, please visit ElderCareLaw.com or call 866-3-ELDERLAW (866-335-3375). Offices in Chesterfield, MO; Edwardsville, IL; Independence, MO; Overland Part, KS; and Saint Charles, MO

Media contact: Matt Allen, 314-587-3610, mallen@cordelllaw.com

 

BUILDING BLOCKS OF BUSINESS MODEL

St. Louis City Public Library

August 21, 28 -11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Business Model Canvas, Session 1, 2, 3. Workshop 1 will overview the 9 building blocks of the Business Model Canvas and begins the exploration of customer segments and the value proposition, referred to as customer discovery, which is the corner stone of any business. Workshop 2 completes the training and application of the customer discovery process. Workshop 3 dives into the reminding 7 building blocks of the canvas, needed to develop a complete business model. Workshop 3 also links the canvas to the necessary detailed planning to start and grow your business. If you attend all 3 classes, you'll receive a certificate from the University of Missouri Extension America's SBDC. Register at: https://www.slpl.org, for details contact 314-241-2288.  Event dates are August 21 and 28, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at St. Louis City Public Library, 1301 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103.  This event is free to attend.

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, MO SBDC,314-241-2288, https://www.slpl.org

 

ROADMAP TO QUICKBOOKS

St. Louis Economic Development Partnership – Lemay

August 22 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

QuickBooks software was designed to aid small businesses and self-employed professionals with financial processes for their business. QB can be used for entering receipts, tracking expenses, invoicing, payment tracking, purchase for bookkeeping and accounting. After this workshop you will be able to: Create a company file, Navigate QuickBooks, Create a chart of accounts, Set up customer, vendors and products lists, Create and send invoices, Enter bills, Pay bills, Make journal entries, Track expenses and income, Manage A/R & A/P, Connect to your bank for seamless bookkeeping, and Run reports. SLEDP Incubator client attendance is free, all other $50.00.  Event date is August 22, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at St. Louis Economic Development Partnership-Lemay, 315 Lemay, Ferry Road, St. Louis, MO 63125. Register at: https://missouri.ecenterdirect.com

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, MO SBDC, 314-405-8400,

https://extension2.missouri.edu

 

PLANNING AS YOU AGE:  ARE YOU PREPARED?

BETHGESDA CORPORATE OFFICE

August 27 – 5:15 p.m.

Check-in 5:15 p.m., Reception 5:30 p.m., Program 6:30 p.m.

Planning as You Age: Are You Prepared? Learn tips to avoid costly mistakes from Paul Gantner, Partner of Amen, Gantner and Capriano, Your Estate Matters. Bethesda Corporate Office (First Floor Conference Room, 1630 Des Peres Road, St. Louis, MO 63131. Family and appointed trustees are encouraged to attend. Join us for a reception of hearty appetizers before the program. You will learn tips and resources on how to administer a trust, how to be a good trustee, planning for long-term care, how to use qualified charitable deductions to save on taxes, and best retirement assets to leave loved ones. RSVP by calling 314-800-1943 or emailing: www.foundation@bethesdahealth.org.  

Julie Darnold, jldarnold-atkins@bethesdahealth.org, Bethesda Health Group, 314-800-1943, www.bethesdahealth.org

 

INTRODUCTION TO QUICKBOOKS

Urban League Small Business Empowerment Alliance

August 27 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Learn how QuickBooks can help you manage your business finances (money) and perform day-to-day bookkeeping tasks more effectively and efficiently. Discover the differences in products offered by QB (desktop, Online, Mac). Learn how to set up your chart of accounts and create lists to keep track of customers, vendors, and other information. Additional topics include working invoices and payments, tracking sales and expenses, and paying bills. (10 people Maximum).  This event is free to attend on August 27, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at Urban League Small Business Empowerment Alliance, 9420 West Florissant Avenue, Ferguson, MO 63136.  Please register at: https://missouri.ecenterdirect.com

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, MO SBDC, 314-405-8400,

https://extension2.missouri.edu

 

CAREGIVERS CONFERENCE

Christian Hospital

August 27 – 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Caregivers Conference provides support and resources, Tuesday, August 27, from

9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in the Christian Hospital Atrium, 11133 Dunn Rd. 63136, to provide support and resources to those who assist with transportation, shopping, personal needs, meal preparation, housekeeping, paperwork, medication, companionship or safety supervision. The conference is presented by AARP Missouri Real Possibilities, Christian Hospital Auxiliary and Christian Hospital Foundation. Cost is $10 per caregiver and/or attendee and includes registration, lunch and valet parking.

The conference features keynote speaker Marc Silver and his wife, Marsha. Silver is the author of “Breast Cancer Husband: How to Help Your Wife (and Yourself) through Diagnosis, Treatment and Beyond.” Closing speaker is Breeda Miller, author of “The Caregiver Coffeebreak: Take a Break Before You Break: 76 Practical Tips to Help Caregivers.” A wide variety of resource and information booths will also be at the conference. Registration is required as seating is limited. Register online or learn more about sponsorships or hosting a resource booth at www.christianhospital.org/caregivers  or call 314-653-5162.

Christian Hospital, 314-653-5162, Bret Berigan

 

INTRODUCTION TO QUICKBOOKS

St. Louis City Public Library

September 4 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Learn how QuickBooks can help you manage your business finances (money) and perform day-to-day bookkeeping tasks more effectively and efficiently. Discover the differences in products offered by QB (desktop, Online, Mac). Learn how to set up your chart of accounts and create lists to keep track of customers, vendors, and other information. Additional topics include working invoices and payments, tracking sales and expenses, and paying bills. (10 people Maximum) This event is free to attend, to register, https://www.slpl.org for details contact 314-241-2288.  September 4, 2019, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at St. Louis City Public Library-1301 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103.

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, MO SBDC, 314-241-2288, https://www.slpl.org

 

CYBER ATTACKS

SBA/Urban League Small Business Empowerment Alliance

September 10 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Small Business, Big Threat: How Exposed is your Business to Cyber Attacks? September 10, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This class discusses the realities of cyber risk and the need for cyber security. You will uncover the cyber threats that exist, explore basic best practices and review scenarios and examples to help you protect you and your business. Register at: https://missouri.ecenterdirect.com or contact Lynette Oliver,

314-405-8400.  There is no cost for this event, held at SBA/Urban League Small Business Empowerment Alliance, 9420 W. Florissant Avenue, Ferguson, MO 63136.

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, MO SBDC, 314-405-8400, https://extension2.missouri.edu

 

SMALL BUSINESS, CYBER ATTACK BIG THREAT

St. Louis City Public Library

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

How Exposed is your Business to Cyber Attacks? September 11, 2019, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  This class discusses the realities of cyber risk and the need for cyber security. You will uncover the cyber threats that exist, explore basic best practices and review scenarios and examples to help you protect you and your business. Event held at St. Louis City Public Library, 1301 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103.  Registration https://www.slpl.org.  For details contact 314-241-2288.  This event is free to attend.

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, MO SBDC, 314-405-8400,

www.extension2.missouri.edu 

 

MAKING YOUR MONEY WORK FOR YOU

St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, Wellston Center

September 11 -11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The Keys to Understanding Your Financial Statements event on September 11, 2019, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Manage Your Financials-Don't Let them Manage you is designed for business owners, managers, accountants, bankers and consultants who need to know how to turn financial statements into useful management tools. During this course, you will learn to identify key business information that is captured on the income statement and balance sheet. You will learn to calculate several ratios and understand what those ratios mean in terms of business productivity and success. You will leave this session with a greater understanding of how to read and interpret financial documents and how to use that information to drive business decisions. All SLEDP Incubator clients are free, all others $50.00 Register at: https://missouri.ecenterdirect.com  St. Louis Economic Development Partnership-Wellston Center, 6439 Plymouth Avenue, Wellston, MO 63133.

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, MO SBDC, 314-405-8400, https://extension2.missouri.edu

 

ONLINE MARKETING

St. Louis County Library

September 14 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

September 14,2019, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This offering will provide current and future business owners a framework for creating a comprehensive marketing strategy. Participants will learn what information is needed to successfully choose marketing tools for their brand and use them to create conversions or engagements. Register at www.slcl.org. For details contact 314-994-3300, St. Louis County Library, 1640 S. Lindbergh, Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63131

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, MO SBDC, 314-994-3300, https://www.slcl.org

 

SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

St. Louis Economic Development Partnership – Helix Center

September 18 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

SBIR/STTR: Business basics video presentation 9/18/2019, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Total Hours: 2:00 (h:mm) This video seminar describes the SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) and STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) programs, including definitions, eligibility, solicitations, proposal process, benefits, and assistance available from the SBTDC. All SLEDP Incubator clients attend free, all others $50.00 admission.  Please register at: https://missouri.ecenterdirect.com . Hosted at St. Louis Economic Development Partnership-Helix Center 1100 Corporate Square, Creve Coeur, MO 63123.  For details contact Lynette Oliver at 314-405-8400.

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, MO SBDC, 314-405-8400, https://extension2.missouri.edu

 

ONLINE MARKETING 101

St. Louis City Public Library

September 18 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Finding the Like Button: Online Marketing 101. September 18, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This event will provide current and future business owners a framework for creating a comprehensive online marketing strategy. Participants will learn what information is needed to successfully choose online marketing tools for their brand and use them to create conversions or engagements. Register at: https://www.slpl.org  For details contact 314-241-2288.  There is no cost for this event to be held at St. Louis City Public Library, 1301 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103.

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, St. Louis City Public Library, 314-241-2288,

https://www.slpl.org

 

BUSINESS FINANCIAL PRESENTATION

St. Louis City Public Library

September 25 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Small Business Financials: Show Me My Money. September 25, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This event will assist entrepreneurs with understanding and analyzing the major financial statements. Participants will learn how to calculate basic financial ratios and identify areas of financial opportunity within their businesses. Register at: https://www.slpl.org  For details contact 314-241-2288.  There is no cost for this event to be held at St. Louis City Public Library,1301 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103.

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, St. Louis City Public Library, 314-241-2288,

https://www.slpl.org

 

UNDERSTANDING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SBA/Urban League Small Business Empowerment Alliance

October 8 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Understanding Financial Statements: Where is Your money going? October 8, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Manage Your financials - Don't let Them Manage You is designed for business owners, managers, accountants, bankers and consultants who need to know how to turn financial statements into useful management tools. During this course, you will learn to identify key business information that is captured on the income statement and balance sheet. You will learn to calculate several ratios and understand what those ratios mean in terms of business productivity and success. You will leave this session with a greater understanding of how to read and interpret financial documents and how to use that information to drive business decisions. Register at: https://missouri.ecenterdirect.com. There is no cost for this event to be held at SBA/Urban League Small Business Empowerment Alliance 9420 W. Florissant Avenue, Ferguson, MO 63136.

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, MO SBDC, 314-405-8400, https://extension2.missouri.edu

 

DOING BUSINESS WITH THE GOVERNMENT

SBA/Urban League Small Business Empowerment Alliance

October 22 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Are you ready to make the Government your next customer?  October 22, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Have you ever wondered what it takes to do business with the federal government? Join the SBA, Procurement Technical Assistance Center(PTAC) and the Small Business Development Center and learn how government contracting works, how specialized federal certifications can boost your business and also get acquainted with the assistance available to you to help you as you navigate through this process. Register at https://missouri.ecenterdirect.com   This event is free to attend, at SBA/Urban League Small Business Empowerment Alliance, 9420 W. Florissant Avenue, Ferguson, MO 63136/For details contact-Lynette Oliver 314-405-8400.

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, MO SBDC, 314-405-8400, https://extension2.missouri.edu

 

 

STARTING AND MANAGING A SMALL BUSINESS

St. Louis County Library

November 2 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Starting and Managing a Small Business on November 2, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Are you thinking about starting and managing a small business in Missouri? Designed for individuals who are considering starting a business, have made the decision to start or who have been in business for less than two years, this program will discuss the basics of business ownership, planning for success, organizational forms of business, legal and regulatory environment, record keeping and information management, marketing, financing and resources. Program is offered in partnership with the Small Business and Technology Development Center. For more details on registration www.stlcc.edu or call 314-984-7777.  This is a free event at St. Louis County Library-1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63131

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

https://www.slcl.org

 

BUSINESS PLAN WRITING WORKSHOP

St. Louis Community College

November 5 thru December 3 – 6:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

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

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

https://www.stlcc.edu

 

SMALL BUSINESS/NON-PROFIT EXPO

St. Louis County Library

December 6 – 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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

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

https://www.slcl.org


     ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

UNION AVENUE OPERA PERFORMANCE

Preview Concert – August 9 – 3:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion – August 13 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Performance - August 16, 17, 23, 24 – 8:00 p.m.

Lecture Series August 16 and 24 – 7:00 p.m.

Union Avenue Opera Closes the 25th Anniversary Season with the St. Louis Premiere of Tom Cipullo’s, Glory Denied.  UAO receives PNC Foundation grant to fund outreach and veteran/military discounts in conjunction with Glory Denied

Composer Tom Cipullo to attend opening night performance and participate in Talk-Back session following the opera. The opera is based on a book with the same title by Tom Philpott that chronicles the true and harrowing story of America’s longest held prisoner of war, Colonel James “Jim” Thompson, who was held in Vietnam for almost nine years. The tale is communicated from the perspective of Jim and his wife Alyce and gives voice, often in a heart-rending fashion, to the much-overlooked struggles of American families during the Vietnam War and in the aftermath of the conflict.

St. Louis native, Dean Anthony makes his UAO directorial debut as Founding Artistic Director Scott Schoonover conducts. The opera employs only four singers in a unique concept wherein the character of Younger Jim Thompson (tenor, David Walton) – the prisoner of war, is often onstage and singing with the Older Thompson (baritone, Peter Kendall Clark in his UAO debut) – the eventually freed veteran. The two iterations of the same person nearly a decade a part which espouse differing perspectives and deal with separate issues. Similarly, Younger Alyce (soprano, Karina Brazas) and Older Alyce (soprano, Gina Galati) express what they experienced during Jim’s captivity and after his return home. It is a powerful juxtaposition that makes for a compelling evening of theater. “Glory Denied is an emotional rollercoaster,” said UAO director, Dean Anthony. “People need to see Glory Denied, as it is the cause and effect on all sides. So often, the lives of POW’s have been forgotten and become a part of our past. The sacrifice and commitment of these women and men should never be forgotten, nor should the families who were back at home.” In conjunction with its production of Glory Denied, UAO will engage veterans and the community through a series of outreach events thanks to a grant from the PNC Foundation through PNC Arts Alive, a multi-year initiative dedicated to supporting visual and performing arts. UAO will present a panel discussion, a free preview concert for veterans and active military at Soldiers Memorial War Museum, talk-back sessions following the performance, as well as its Know Before You Go Friday night lecture series. Additionally, UAO has partnered with music therapist Sarah Michaelis to create a free program that incorporates creative music making and relaxation tailored to promote healing among veterans that will be taken into local veteran communities. Financial assistance has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency, and with support from the Regional Arts Commission and PNC Foundation. Single tickets range from $55 to $32 with free general admission tickets for veterans. $15 General Admission ticket for active military. Online: www.unionavenueopera.org or by phone: 314-361-2881

Linda Markowitz, office@stlkollel.com, St Louis Kollel, 314-726-6047, www.stlkollel.com

 

SEVENTH ANNUAL SILVER SCREEN SERIES – THE ART OF AGING

AMC Creve Coeur 12 Theater

August 19, 26 – 1:00 p.m.

Maturity and Its Muse is pleased to present the seventh annual The Silver Screen Series. We announce our new dates for 2019. Our series of free films celebrating the art of aging will be screened on August 19, and 26. All films will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the AMC Creve Coeur 12 Theatre. Come with friends to enjoy an afternoon in the cool comfort of the theatre. We invite you to stay for discussion led by notable after film. For additional information please contact Lynn@maturityanditsmuse.org.

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

www.maturityanditsmuse.org

 

GATEWAY BIG CITY BAND

J’s Staenberg Family Complex

August 22 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Please join us for an evening of friendship, music, dancing, and refreshments. Entertainment by Gateway City Big Band, a 17-piece band with two vocalists that has been entertaining audiences in the St. Louis area and beyond since 1966. Hors d’oeuvres and dessert will be served; dietary laws observed. The J’s Staenberg Family Complex 2 Millstone Campus Drive $15 per person.

Sarah Levinson, slevinson@jfedstl.org, Jewish Federation of St. Louis, 314-442-3859,

www.jfedstl.org/dancingunderthestars

 

CELEBRITY WAITERS NIGHT BENEFIT

California Pizza Kitchen, West County Center

August 22 – 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

For over 30 years, more than 100 St. Louis area celebrities from across our area, come together for one night to support the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery. This year’s Celebrity Waiters Night will be Thursday, August 22, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at West County Center. This is a family-friendly event—in addition to the Celebrities, there will be music, a balloon artist, Elvis Presley, silent auction, raffle, free samples, and much more. Your children can dress up as their favorite Celebrity, Super Hero, Princess or Cartoon Character to join the fun. Make reservations at j. gilberts or Bravo!, come for happy hour or bring the kids and have dinner at California Pizza Kitchen. All “Tip” donations will help the Crisis Nursery prevent child abuse in our region. Jane Beckman,

jane@crisisnurserykids.org, Saint Louis Crisis Nursery, 314-292-5770.

Jane Beckman, jane@crisisnurserykids.org, Saint Louis Crisis Nursery, 314-292-5770

 

STRINGED CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT

Brewer Science, The 560 Music Center

August 22 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Marla Ballenger, marla@marqueemediastl.com, Marquee Media STL, 314-935-5581

https://www.brewerscience.com/st-louis-mo-concert/

2019 marks the twentieth year that Brewer Science has sponsored a unique stringed chamber music concert featuring three of the world’s finest chamber musicians: the internationally acclaimed Jacques Thibaud Stringed Trio. To commemorate this long-standing friendship with the Jacques Thibaud String Trio, Brewer Science has expanded the concert series to include several guest musicians to perform with the trio for a total of three concerts, bringing world class chamber music to Rolla, St. Louis, and Columbia, Missouri. The Jacques Thibaud String Trio is currently comprised of Burkhard Maiss (violinist), Hannah Strijobs (violist), and Bogdan Jianu (cellist) with concert pianist and Steinway artist, Tao Lin, will joining the trio for this concert. There will be a reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by the concert at 7:30 p.m.

Marla Ballenger, marla@marqueemediastl.com, Marquee Media STL, 314-935-5581

 

ST. LOUIS BANJO CLUB PERFORMANCE

Elks Club

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

On August 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 Elks Club is located at 6330 Heege Road (at Mackenzie), St. Louis, MO 63123. For more information, call 314-842-3185 or visit our website: www.stlouisbanjoclub.org. Table seating and cash bar. Snacks available for purchase or bring your own. Hamburgers, Wings, Ravioli and Fries for purchase. Did we mention the music is free?

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

www.stlouisbanjoclub.org

 

SOUNDS OF SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

Chesterfield Amphitheater

August 25 – 6:00 p.m.

Sounds of Summer Concert Series at Chesterfield Amphitheater begins at 6:00 p.m. This event is free. Dogs of Society on August 25.

Chesterfield Amphitheater, communications@chesterfield.mo.us, 636-812-9500.

Chesterfield Parks, Recreation, and Arts, 636-812-9500, www.chesterfieldamphitheater.com

 

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

The Grande

August 29 thru September 15

A funny and genuinely moving comedy by Tom Stoppard, Lee Hall, and Marc Norman. Young Will Shakespeare has writer’s block… the deadline for his new play is fast approaching but he’s in desperate need of inspiration. That is, until he finds his muse – Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will’s greatest admirer and will stop at nothing (including breaking the law) to appear in his next play. Against a bustling background of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics, Will’s love for Viola quickly blossoms and inspires him to write his greatest masterpiece.  For specific dates and times, https://insighttheatrecompany.com/shows/shakespeare-in-love-2019/ or maggieryan@insighttheatrecompany.com

Maggie Ryan, maggieryan@insighttheatrecompany.com, Insight Theatre Company, The Grande, 314-556-1293, https://insighttheatrecompany.com/shows/shakespeare-in-love-2019/

 

ART EXPO

Delmar Loop Gallery Craft Alliance Center of Art and Design

August 30 thru October 27 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Fidencio Fifield-Perez: Little Cuttings August 30 thru October 27 Opening reception: beginning Friday, August 30, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Delmar Loop Gallery Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design. 6640 Delmar Blvd St. Louis, MO 63130. Fidencio Fifield-Perez faces scrutiny and political debate every day in the United States. Born in Oaxaca, Mexico, his family migrated to North Carolina for a better life and more opportunities. Fifield-Perez was raised in North Carolina and attended Memphis College of Art for a BFA. Upon graduating, he applied for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), which allowed him to attend The University of Iowa for an MA and MFA. His work explores his personal experiences with immigration and the ever-evolving concept of “home.” Weaving together traditional craft techniques and family traditions, Fifield-Perez creates his own visual language. This exhibition is presented in conjunction with Innovations in Textiles 2019, a regional collaborative event celebrating fiber art. Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design, 314-725-1177, https://craftalliance.org

Michael Powell, michael.powell@craftalliance.org

 

MATURITY AND ITS MUSE, SILVER STAGES SERIES

Missouri History Museum, Desmond Lee Auditorium

September 4 – 10:30 a.m.

Maturity and Its Muse, in Partnership with The Missouri History Museum, proudly presents the Silver Stages Series: Performances by Mature St. Louisans for Mature St. Louisans MPAC on Wednesday, September 4. Missouri Pageant Alumnae Club (MPAC), award winning, talented, and gorgeous gals are state and US pageant award winning singers, dancers, baton twirlers, and piano players. Hosted at the E. Desmond Lee Auditorium, at the Missouri History Museum.  Doors open at 10:00 a.m. with performance from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Admission is free with handicapped accessibility.  For additional information, contact Lynn Hamilton 314-420-1444 lynn@maturityanditsmuse.org.

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

www.maturityanditsmuse.org

 

CHAMBER PROJECT PROGRAM

Chamber Project, St. Louis

September 7 – 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Chamber Project St. Louis opens their twelfth season with a program challenging our senses to go beyond what we can see, with inspiration drawn from architecture specific to St Louis and a melody from the steppes of Uzbekistan. The program begins with a piece by Kristin Kuster exploring the work of architect Tadao Ando. Ando, who designed the Pulitzer Museum in St. Louis, uses the hardest of materials - steel and concrete - but also considers intangibles such as light and wind as they appeal to our senses. Khachaturian synthesizes the rhythms and melodies of his homeland into a sonic looking glass, bringing the listener to a far-away world. Music by Haydn and Gaubert transport us back in time to worlds both familiar and unknown. We conclude this program with a new work by St. Louis composer David Werfelmann. — Kristin Kuster, Ando: light against shade — Franz Joseph Haydn, Trio No. 2, Op. 100 for flute, violin and cello — Aram Khachaturian, Trio for clarinet, violin, and piano — David Werfelmann*, Commission - World Premiere Musicians: — Jennifer Gartley, flute — Dana Hotle, clarinet — Jane Price, violin — Eli Lara, cello — Kelly Karamanov, piano — Jeff Barudin, percussion.  info@chamberprojectstl.org.

Dana Hotel, info@chamberprojectstl.org, Chamber Project Saint Louis, 314-401-0450,

http://chamberprojectstl.org/season12

 

MAH JONGG TOURNAMENT

Sheraton Plaza

September 15 – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tiles 'n Smiles third annual community Mah Jongg tournament, September 15, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel, 7730 Bonhomme Avenue Clayton, MO 63105.  This event is $36 per person which includes lunch, beverages and refreshments For more information or to register, call 314 726-6047 or

Email: office@stlkollel.com.

Linda Markowitz, office@stlkollel.com, St Louis Kollel, 314-726-6047, www.stlkollel.com

 

GOLF TOURNAMENT

Glen Echo Country Club

September 23

Please join Mother of Good Counsel Home on Monday, September 23 for our annual golf tournament at Glen Echo Country Club. Sponsorships are available and we welcome golfers. Please contact Marsha Heine at 314-383-4765 or mheine@mogch.org  for more information.

Marsha Heine, mheine@mogch.org,  Mother of Good Counsel Home,

314-383-4765, www.mogch.org  

UNION AVENUE OPERA 25TH ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL SEASON

Union Avenue Opera

October 10

Union Avenue Opera announces 25th Anniversary Gala, October 10. St. Louis, MO,

The 25th Anniversary Season will culminate with a Gala on Thursday, October 10 at the Barnett on Washington. Guests will enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by a masterfully crafted gourmet meal with a special musical performance by three notable UAO alum: Kenneth Overton (Stephen Kumalo, Lost in the Stars), Elise Quagliata (Sister James, Doubt), and Marsha Thompson (Abigaille, Nabucco). The evening will be hosted by Kathy Lawton Brown of Classic 107.3, The Voice for the Arts in St. Louis.

Join us as we celebrate Union Avenue Opera’s 25th Anniversary in the festive ambiance of The Barnett on Washington. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by a masterfully crafted gourmet meal with a musical performance by Kenneth Overton (Stephen Kumalo, Lost in the Stars), Elise Quagliata (Sister James, Doubt), Marsha Thompson (Abigaille, Nabucco) and hosted by Kathy Lawton Brown, Classic 107. 3. Tickets are on sale now. Call 314-361-2881 or visit unionavenueopera.org for more information.  Union Avenue Opera was founded in 1994 to bring affordable, professional, original-language opera to St. Louis, a mission the company continues to pursue to this day. UAO is committed to hiring the most talented artists, directors, designers and technicians both locally and from across the United States. UAO provides promising young singers the first steppingstone of their professional career. UAO is a publicly supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered in Missouri. In 2018 UAO became an OPERA American Professional Company Member. OPERA America is the national membership organization for artists, administrators and audiences, dedicated to support the creation, presentation and enjoyment of opera.

 

COMEDY DUEL

ComedySportz

Two outrageously funny teams duel it out for points and your laughs. You choose the winners… the teams provide the funny. This show is suitable for everybody. We host shows every Saturday night and on the third Friday of every month at 7:30 p.m. It's 100 percent clean comedy and always a blast. Tickets are available at the door or online at https://www.cszstlouis.com/tickets.

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

www.cszstlouis.com

 

HAPPY HOUR WITH LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Fairwinds River’s Edge

Fridays – 3:00 p.m.

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

Stacy Welker, swelker@leisurecare.com, Fairwinds River's Edge, 636-754-2311,

www.FairwindsRiversEdge.com

 


     ANNOUNCEMENTS

ST. LOUIS PRESS CLUB FRIDAY FORUM

Missouri Athletic Club

August 26 – 11:30 a.m.

Sylvester Brown Jr. will be the speaker at the April 26 Press Club Friday Forum beginning at 11:30 a.m. for lunch and noon for the program at Missouri Athletic Club-Downtown, 205 Washington Avenue, discussing the topic "When Journalists Listen: The Story of a Word Warrior."  Brown is an author, community activist, and former St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter.  Prior to his position with the Post, Brown published Take Five Magazine, an investigative regional publication, for 15 years. The publication received more than 30 awards for its investigative series, general reporting and Sylvester’s political and social commentaries. Brown also founded the Sweet Potato Project, a St. Louis-based entrepreneurial and agricultural program for urban youth. This project inspired his recently released book, “When We Listen: Recognizing the Potential of Urban Youth.” The noon forum is open to all, but by reservation only due to limited space. RSVP by April 24 to www.info@stlpressclub.org or by calling 314-449-8029. The optional buffet lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and is $20 for Press Club members, $23 for all others. (MAC garage parking is free for lunch guests with validated ticket.)   To pay by credit card go to stlpressclub.org or send check to St. Louis Press Club, PO Box 410522, St. Louis, MO 63141.

Glenda Partlow, www.info@st;pressclub.org

 

NEW INDEPENDENT LIVING FACILITY

The Prime Place at Wildwood Town Center

August 29 - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Celebrate a "New Kind" of Independence at The Prime Place at Wildwood Town Center. Our new Independent Living Community Office is located at 16700 Main Street in Wildwood, MO 63040. Please join me and visit our new office and showroom on Thursday, August 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and see all that The Prime Place has to offer to our Older Adults seeking an Independent Living Community. We are a privately owned 48 apartment community with retail space and local restaurant on the first level. Residents can get their 10,000 steps in by walking in the Town Center with all of its shops, grocery stores, pharmacies, salons and more. "The safety of the suburbs, with the culture of the city." Come experience the Freedom to live how you want to at The Prime Place! Please come visit me soon.

Doreen Scarfino, doreen@theprimeplacewildwood.com, The Prime Place at Wildwood Town Center, 636-821-1400, www.theprimeplacewildwood.com 

 

Starburst Gala

Stifel Theater

September 21 - 6:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

The time has come for the Affinia Healthcare Foundation's annual Starburst Gala. Join us on September 21, 2019 for a spectacular time on the Stifel Theatre stage.  Register now to be a part of this exciting event and support our mission, addressing unmet healthcare needs in our community. To register and/or sponsor our gala go to (link: https://affiniahealthcare.org/donate/) #StarburstGala #BoldlyInspired #AffiniaHealthcareFoundation

Yvonne Buhlinger, yvonnebu@affiniahealthcare.org, Affinia Healthcare, 314-814-8507,

www.affiniahealthcare.org

 

NEW PHYSICIAN TO SIGNATURE ORTHOPEDIC MEDICAL GROUP

Dr. Ashley Ali

Signature Orthopedics, a division of Signature Medical Group, is welcoming Dr. Ashley H. Ali to the South County location in August. Dr. Ali attended Windsor High School in her hometown of Imperial, Missouri, and played Division I basketball at Florida Gulf Coast University. She received her medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 2013, and recently completed her fellowship in sports medicine at Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas. "I love working with tools, building/rebuilding things, and I am extremely meticulous — which turn out to be excellent traits for an orthopedic surgeon,” Dr. Ali said. “I love that with orthopedic surgery you can see the product of your work; if it’s broken — fix it." Dr. Ali is accepting new patients at our South County and Fenton locations. For more information, please visit www.signaturemedicalgroup.com/south-county.  Signature Medical Group is comprised of more than 150 independent physicians and practitioners who provide individualized patient care in adult and pediatric orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology, allergy and immunology, colon and rectal surgery, family medicine, general surgery, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, podiatry, and rheumatology. Physicians at Signature Medical Group practices see patients at dozens of locations in the St. Louis and Kansas City areas.

Kala O’Connor, Marketing and Public Relations, Signature Medical Group,

314-628-1650 x2623, koconnor@signaturehealth.net

 

DEMENTIA COMMUNITY AWARENESS

Aging Ahead

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

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

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

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZERS

On The Move STL

Announcing On The Move STL, a company with professional organizers who unpack and organize you after a move. Contact www.onthemovestl.com or onthemovestlouis@gmail.com, 314-578-2914.

Lisa Gilliam, lisa@sixhourorganizer.com, Six Hour Organizer, 314-578-2914,

www.sixhourorganizer.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, erin@seniorcareauthority.com, 314-451-2255.

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

 

MEDIA PERSONS OF THE YEAR GALA

Edward Jones Headquarter Building

November 21

The St. Louis Press Club's Media Persons of the Year Gala will be held the evening of November 21, so please save the date. We will be honoring media professionals for their exceptional contributions to journalism. Our local awardees will be:

Print:  Sarah Bryan Miller, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Music Critic and Robert Cohn, Jewish Light Editor Emieritus, Television:  Dave Murray, KTVI retired chief meterologist  and Spencer Koch KTVI and KPLR retired general manager and president, Radio:  Carol Daniel, KMOX news anchor and reporter, and Ron Elz, KMOX program host, Public Relations:  Dan Farrell, St. Louis Cardinals Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, and our national Lifetime Achievement awardee will be CBS reporter and correspondent, Barry Petersen.  We will be at the Edward Jones Headquarters on Manchester in West County for the reception and dinner in its beautiful atrium, followed by the evening's award program in the theater. You can make your credit card reservations now, if you like: info@stlpressclub.org

St. Louis Press Club, infor@stlpressclub.org

 

AGING ANSWERS RADIO SHOW

KWRH-LP 92.9 FM

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

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

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

 

FREE LOANS FOR HOME HEALTH EQUIPMENT

St. Louis HELP Website

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

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

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


     HONORS & RECOGNITION

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTOR AWARD

National Association of Realtors Awards Seniors Real Estate Specialist to Wendy Huffmaster, with Realty Executives of St. Louis. Wendy joins an elite group of just 15,000 real estate professionals who have earned the SRES Designation. "Working with Seniors to meet their housing needs requires expert understanding of their lifestyle, family and personal needs, and financial resources. Buying or selling, seniors can be confident that a Realtor with the SRES Designation is equipped to help them every step of the way," said Wendy. You can contact Wendy at 314-221-4864 or wendyhuffmaster@realtyexecutives.com.

Wendy Huffmaster, wendyhuffmaster@realtyexecutives.com, Realty Executives of St. Louis, 314-221-4864, www.wendyhuffmaster.com

 


     SUPPORT & COUNSELING

CAREGIVER CLASSES

Missouri Baptist Medical Center

September 10 thru December 10

BJC Home Care Services provides a caregiver class on a variety of topics that are meant to provide useful information and support for caregivers, patients and families. Dates: Second Tuesday of the month, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Auditorium 1 on September 10, October 8, November 12, and December 10.

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

 


     IN SEARCH OF...

HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS

Preferred Hospice

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

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

636-527-9330

 

SENIOR COMPANION VOLUNTEERS

LifeWise STL

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

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

 

ALZHEIMER DISEASE CARETAKER NARRATIVES

Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics

Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics (NIB) is recruiting for an upcoming issue called "Living with Alzheimer Disease: Stories from People Providing Care.” We are seeking stories from people who are currently or have cared for family members or another close person with Alzheimer Disease. NIB is a journal based in St. Louis, publishing personal stories from patients and healthcare providers on topics related to current bioethical issues. The first step is to submit a 300-word proposal, describing the story the author would tell. Proposals can be sent to narrativebioethics@gmail.com. Priority will be given to submissions received by July 15, 2019. To learn more about the journal and the story call, visit nibjournal.org/submit/calls

Mary Click, maryclick@wustl.edu, Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics, 404-683-9331,

https://nibjournal.org/

 

HOME FOOT CARE CLIENTS

Anodyne Podiatry

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

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

314-412-7518

 

RED CROSS VOLUNTEERS

American Red Cross

Join us and learn how easy and little time it takes to have such an enormous impact on your local community. Learn the impact the American Red Cross volunteers have on the local community and how you can help: save lives by installing smoke detectors, provide support at local blood drives, and more.  Learn about the menu of volunteer opportunities and ways you can give back to your community Speak directly to the volunteers and staff from each line of service, ask questions, and learn why they are so passionate about what they do. Come experience the mission and find out if the American Red Cross is the right fit for you to volunteer.

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/1002144549994249/

ANYONE NEEDING HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program

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

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

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

http://www.stlhelp.org

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