Seniors' Resource Guide - Display Advertisers

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

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

AW Healthcare        Baue   Bayada Beck Estate Planning Bethesda Big Bend Woods

BJC HomeCare       BJC Hospice                BJC Volunteer Breakthrough Coalition Brookdale Brooking Park

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

CLAIM             Continuum                Cordell Planning Coulson Elder Law Debra Schuster Deer Valley

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Church       Nazareth Living Center  NHC HealthCare OASIS Paraquad Parc Provence

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Well Home Willowcreek              Yvonne Wesa


 


      EMPLOYMENT

CAREER FAIR

August 3 – 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Des Peres Hospital

Des Peres Hospital is hiring for a variety of nursing, clinical and non-clinical positions. Join us for our Career Fair, August 3rd, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Visit despereshospital.com/careerfair for more information.

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

314-966-9695, www.despereshospital.com/carreerfair 

 

CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT OR PERSONAL AND HOME CARE AIDE

Pyramid Home Health Services

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

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

573-699-1746, www.pyramidhhs.com

 

CNA AND HOMEMAKER AIDES

A Mother’s Touch Home Health

We Need You.  CNA and Homemaker Aides. Office Hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday Stop by office for on the spot interview and fill out application Need ID and Social Security Card.

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

314-733-5100, www.amotherstouchinhomehealth.com


     HEALTH & WELLNESS

TRAIL MIX CHALLENGE

August 19 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Fabick Nature Preserve

Fenton Trail Mix Challenge: Saturday, August 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Come tackle this two-mile course at Fabick Nature Preserve, sponsored by Commerce Bank. This course may sound easy at first, but with the steep hilly terrain, wooded trails, and of course the obstacles set up along the way, this run will "Challenge" even the best of runners. Top three male and female finishers will be announced. Ages twelve and older will be allowed to participate.

Angie Meyer, ameyer@fentonmo.org   RiverChase - City of Fenton, 636-343-0067, https://www.facebook.com/events/797138193775144/  

 

BIKE RIDING

Mondays, to August 28 – 9:00 a.m.

Monarch Levee Trail

Each Monday until August 28 at 9:00 a.m. join us for a leisurely bike ride on the Monarch Levee Trail. Immerse yourself in a leisurely bike ride on the paved Monarch Levee Trail. The route starts at the trailhead in the athletic complex located near the football fields. Distance will be determined by the group on the day of the event. Helmet required. Flat repair kit, water and snacks recommended. This is event is free.

Mary Klauke, mklauke@chesterfield.mo.us  City of Chesterfield, 636-812-9510, www.chesterfield.mo.us

 

YMCA WOMEN WELLNESS WEEKEND

November 10 – 12

Ozarks Trout Lodge

Calling all Women! Join YMCA of the Ozarks at Trout Lodge for a three-day Outdoor Women's Wellness Weekend. Bring yourself, your best friend, your work group, or your adult daughter to share in a weekend filled with activities to feed the mind, body and spirit. Some activities include: Trail rides on horseback, ziplining, climbing, boating, ceramics, yoga, survival training hike, self-defense for women, yoga, shotgun basics, archery, painting with wine, and more. This is an adults-only weekend, two-night, three-day stay at Trout Lodge, November 10-12, 2017. Please contact Ashley Lanier for registration details: 573-438-2154, ext. 223 or Ashley.lanier@gwrymca.org. We look forward to seeing you.

Ashley Lanier, ashley.lanier@gwrymca.org  YMCA Trout Lodge, 573-438-2154,

www.Troutlodge.org  

 

FREE HEALTH SCREEING WITH A FAITH COMMUNITY NURSE

Wednesday – 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Lutheran Senior Services, The Village at Mackenzie Place

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

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

 

LUNCH AND LEARN SEMINARS

Live Smart Healing and Restoration Counseling Center         

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

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


     LECTURES & CONT. EDUCATION

MAKING SENSE OF DNA LECTURE

St. Louis Genealogical Society

St. Louis Genealogical Society’s Summer Speaker Series features DNA genealogist lecturer and author, Diahan Southard. A graduate of Brigham Young University, Southard will present four lectures during a day-long seminar devoted entirely to “Making Sense of DNA”. First, she will discuss the three DNA test types and then give five tips for making sense of DNA test results. Afternoon sessions include tips and tricks for finding and connecting your best matches to determine relationships. Program will be at Orlando’s Event and Conference Center; 2050 Dorsett Village; St Louis, MO; 63043 on Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For information visit www.stlgs.org or call 314-647-8547.

Ann Hodges, publicity@stlgs.org, St Louis Genealogical Society, 314-647-8547,

www.stlgs.org

 

AMERICAN RED CROSS VOLUNTEER EXPOSURE

American Red Cross

Learn how easy and little time it takes to have such an enormous impact on your local community. Hear directly from volunteers about:  WHAT they do, WHY they love it and WHY they keep coming back. The impact of volunteers on the local community. The menu of volunteer opportunities and easy ways to 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. Find out if the American Red Cross is the right fit for you to volunteer. “When so much has been lost, the power of human empathy can spark hope for a better tomorrow.” ~Author Unknown Where: American Red Cross 10195 Corporate Square Drive St. Louis, MO 63142 (314) 516-2800 When: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 6-7pm RSVP 2 choices: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/218970282051529/  or contact Kristin Pendleton at Kristin.pendleton@redcross.org, call/text: 314-281-7968.

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

www.redcross.org


     ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

FILM SCREENING/PANEL DISCUSSION

August 2 – 6:30 p.m.

Schlafly Branch Library

A Call to Conscience presents The Price of the Ticket Film Screening/Panel Discussion on August 2, 2017, 6:30 p.m. at Schlafly Branch Library, 225 N. Euclid Avenue, 63108. In celebration of James Baldwin’s 93RD anniversary of his life, the documentary, The Price of the Ticket, will be screened followed by a panel discussion.  Light refreshments will be served.

Linda Smith, c2c4socialchange@gmail.com, A Call to Conscience, Inc., 314-607-8919

www.acalltoconscience.org

 

BINGO FAMILY FUN NIGHT

August 3 – 7:00 p.m.

The Villages of St. Peters

Come one come all to The Villages of St. Peters Bingo Family Fun Night. August 3, at 7:00 p.m. Cash Concessions and Bake Sale. $5.00 per bingo card or free with school supply drive donation. 5400 Executive Centre Pkwy. St. Peters, MO 63376 Call Jessica Farner for details: 636-922-7600

Jessica Farner, www.jfarner@vofsp.com, The Villages of St. Peters, 636-922-7600,

www.vofsp.com

 

SHOW OFF SOCK HOP AND AUTO SHOW

August 12 – 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and August 13 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

District 9 Machinist Hall

Let's go to the hop.  Ladies, pull out those poodle skirts and gentlemen, grab those leather jackets. Join Team Show Off for the kick-off event of the Show Off Auto Show weekend in St. Louis, MO. It's the Show Off Sock Hop. We're doing the Mashed Potato, the Hully Gully and the Twist. So, come on baby, grab your tickets. Your $20 ticket includes admission to the sock hop, music, dancing, an all you can eat burger bar, an all you can eat dessert bar and a fun walk down memory lane. This all takes place on Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Advanced ticket purchase is required due to limited space. Tickets will not be available at the door. Get your tickets today by visiting our website at www.showoffautoshow.com. The day after the sock hop we'll see you for the 7th Annual Show Off Auto Show and Pin Up Model Contest with classic cars, trucks and motorcycles, pin ups, school supply giveaway, "LifeSavers" blood drive, indoor and outdoor vendors and so much more. That's Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  Spectator admission is free. All of the events take place at District 9 Machinist Hall, 12365 St. Charles Rock Road, St. Louis, MO, 63044.

Tracy Neal, Showoffautoshow@yahoo.com, As You Go Events, 636-492-1750, www.showoffautoshow.com

 

BRING THE GRANDKIDS TO EXPLORE NATURE AND WILDLIFE

August 16 - 6:00 p.m.

RiverChase of Fenton

Preschoolers, ages 3 to 5 years, join us August 16 at 6:00 p.m. for a fun and exciting night which includes exploring, crafting, story time and a snack. Our nature and wildlife expert, Jill Wider, will introduce you to the wonderful, wild side of nature. Each month will focus on a different theme ranging anywhere from pollinators, to "what is wild vs. pet?" to birds, frogs, and "becoming a nature detective." Fee: $10 per child (Parents are free)

Angie Meyer, ameyer@fentonmo.org,  RiverChase - City of Fenton, 636-343-0067, https://www.facebook.com/events/746801862154798/

 

5th ANNUAL DOGGIE DUNK

September 5 - 4:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. or 6:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

RiverChase of Fenton

Join us as we have a night of fun with our furry friends at the 5th Annual Doggie Dunk on September 5th. Proof of updated vaccinations, DHLPP and rabies required before entering the pool. Special thanks to Olde Towne Fenton Veterinary, Hospital Bentley Animal Hospital, and Ryan Fico State Farm. This event will be held rain or shine (thundering/lightening cause for cancellation). 4:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. or 6:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. You will not be able to enter until designated time.  $10 per dog and handler, $7 per additional dog, max. 2 dogs per handler, $3 per each additional human.

Angie Meyer, ameyer@fentonmo.org , RiverChase - City of Fenton, 636-343-0067, https://www.facebook.com/events/1763594463952520/

 

VETERAN HONOR PROGRAM

September 6 – 9:30 a.m.

Veteran’s Honor Park

Join us for a program honoring veterans at the beautiful new Veterans Honor Park on Wednesday, September 6 at 9:30 am.  Learn about the park’s design and its mission to educate future generations on the commitment, service and sacrifices of our Armed Forces. The Veterans Honor Park is an inviting, uplifting, and engaging place for people to gather in honor of veterans. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free.  Registration is required. To register, please contact Kathy Lone at 636-812-9501 or email klone@chesterfield.mo.us.

Lisa Bobrzynski, communications@chesterfield.mo.us, Chesterfield Parks, Recreation and Arts, 636-812-9502, www.chesterfield.mo.us

 

MATURITY AND ITS MUSE, “LADY IN THE VAN”

September 11 – 1:00 p.m.

Creve Coeur AMC Theater

Maturity and Its Muse and The Creve Coeur Arts Committee present the 5th annual Silver Screen Series, films celebrating creative aging through the arts. Free film Monday, September 11 "Lady in the Van" starring Maggie Smith.  Film begins at 1:00 p.m. with doors open at 12:30 p.m.  Free admission at AMC Creve Coeur 12, 10465 Olive Blvd, 63141.  For additional information, contact Lynn Hamilton at lynn@maturityanditsmuse.org.

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

www.maturityanditsmuse.org

 

MATURITY AND ITS MUSE, “I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS”

September 18 – 1:00 p.m.

Creve Coeur AMC Theater

Maturity and Its Muse and The Creve Coeur Arts Committee present the 5th annual Silver Screen Series: films celebrating creative aging through the arts. Free film Monday, September 18, "I’ll See You in My Dreams" starring Blythe Danner.   Film begins at 1:00 p.m. with doors open at 12:30 p.m.  Free Admission at AMC Creve Coeur 12, 10465 Olive Blvd, 63141.  For additional information contact Lynn Hamilton at lynn@maturityanditsmuse.org.

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

www.maturityanditsmuse.org

 

MATURITY AND ITS MUSE, “THE NOTEBOOK”

September 25 – 1:00 p.m.

Creve Coeur AMC Theater

Maturity and Its Muse and The Creve Coeur Arts Committee present the 5th annual Silver Screen Series, films celebrating creative aging through the arts. Free film Monday, September 25, “The Notebook”, starring Ryan Gosling.  Film begins at 1:00 p.m. with doors open at 12:30 p.m.  Free admission at AMC Creve Coeur 12, 10465 Olive Blvd, 63141.  For additional information, contact Lynn Hamilton at lynn@maturityanditsmuse.org.

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

www.maturityanditsmuse.org


     ANNOUNCEMENTS

MIDWEST CHILDREN’S BURN CAMP FASHION SHOW FUNDRAISER

September 7 – 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Burns Recovered and Neiman Marcus will present, More Than A Fashion Show, benefitting Midwest Children’s Burn Camp (MCBC) from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, September 7, 2017. The fifth annual event raises funds for children surviving serious burn injuries, helping them find hope and build confidence to cope with their bodies. Neiman Marcus will host the elegant evening of cocktails, light bites, fashion, and special presentations from young burn survivors who will share their stories of triumph over burns. “Most of these kids have been through months or years of medical treatment. Many are left with severe scarring,” says Sheri Sherman, event co-chair. In August, the camp will celebrate its 21st year of creating fun and friendships for burn-injured kids. "Burn Camp is a week of conquering fears, learning determination, and building self-esteem, - but mostly it’s just fun” adds Sherman. For information or tickets to attend the event as well as sponsorship information contact Burns Recovered at www.BRSG.org or 314-997-2757.

Lynn Huelsmann, lynn@brsg.org, Burns Recovered, 314-997-2757, www.brsg.org

 

SECOND ANNUAL PUTT-PUTT TOURNAMENT

September 13 – 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Aloha Mini-Golf and Shaved Ice

The 2nd Annual Putt-Putt tournament hosted by Debra K. Schuster & Associates will be jointly hosted this year with Care Choice Care Management. This event is free to the public and is to thank our clients, friends and colleagues with an opportunity for fun and networking so join us on Thursday, September 13, with a rain date of Friday, September 14, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Aloha Mini-Golf and Shaved Ice, 13502 Big Bend Rd., St. Louis MO 63122. Net proceeds are being donated to the St. Louis Chapter of NAMI, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, in honor of the inspiration and creator of this event, Lisa O'Dell. We welcome additional sponsors - anyone interested should contact Debbie Schuster at 314-991-2602 or Maria Miskovic at 636-288-1764. A great time is guaranteed for all.

Debra Schuster, dks_law2002@yahoo.com, Debra K. Schuster & Associates, 314-991-2602, www.dschuster.com

 

BURNS RECOVERED ANNUAL TRIVIA NIGHT

September 16 – 5:45 p.m.

Crestwood Community Center

Burns Recovered presents its 12th annual trivia night, benefitting our largest and most successful program, Midwest Children's Burn Camp (MCBC) on Saturday, September 16 at Crestwood Community Center. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. and trivia begins at 7:00 p.m.  The cost to participate is $25 per person or $200 for a table of 8. For more information or to reserve your table, visit www.brsg.org or call 314-997-2757.

Lynn Huelsmann, lynn@brsg.org, Burns Recovered, 314-997-2757, www.brsg.org

 

ANNUAL CAREGIVER AWARDS LUNCHEON

November 30

Join VOYCE on November 30, 2017 for the Annual Caregiver Awards Luncheon. The Caregiver Awards Luncheon honors exceptional caregivers and lifetime achievers within the long-term care industry. Show the community you support quality long-term care: Sponsorships due August 31, 2017. Recognize your exceptional employees or volunteers: Nominations due September 30, 2017. Purchase early bird tickets: Discount tickets available through November 7, 2017. Don't miss out on the long-term care event of the year! Last year, 600 attendees honored 100 nominees from 54 organizations.

Michelle Rowe, info@voycestl.org, VOYCE, 314-918-8222, www.voycestl.org

 

IN-HOME FOOT CARE

Anodyne Podiatry

Anodyne Podiatry is prepared to provide specialized foot care in your home. Our clinicians are health professionals, providing preventative care to improve comfort and mobility.  A medically trained clinician provides care assistance, 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

 

FREE HOME HEALTH EQUIPEMTN LOANS IN CRYSTAL CITY, MO

St. Louis HELP

St. Louis HELP opens a facility for free home health equipment loans in Crystal City, Missouri. The nonprofit St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program (St. Louis HELP) opened a facility in Crystal City, 30 miles south of St. Louis in Jefferson County. The Crystal City facility will loan revitalized home health equipment for no cost or obligation to anyone who needs it and will accept donations of used home health equipment. All donors will receive a tax deduction voucher. The Crystal City center is open by appointment only for free loans of home medical equipment, or to donate equipment. Call 314 339 3311 for appointments and information at the Crystal City center.

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

 

FULL SERVICE SENIOR RESIDENTIAL PLACEMENT AND CARE CONSULTATION

Senior Care Authority

Erin Dwyer and Rhizza Hickham would like to introduce their company, Senior Care Authority! Erin has a Masters in Speech-Language Pathology and has worked with children and adults for sixteen years, and Rhizza has worked in a hospital setting for almost twenty years. We are a full-service senior residential placement and eldercare consulting agency serving St. Louis City and County. Our mission is to ensure the safety of senior citizens while reducing their family's stress as we help them navigate the transition to assisted living/memory care or keep them safe at home. We are here to hold your hand through the difficult times and our residential placement services come at no cost to families.

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

www.seniorcare-stlouis.com/

 

PERSONAL CONSCIERGE SERVICE COMPANY

UNYQUE, LLC

The company you've always dreamed of is here. We know that life in the 21st century can be stressful and demanding, and we’re here to assist you with the things that are binding you down. UNYQUE is a one of a kind Personal Concierge Service Company provide all the affordable services that you're been looking for. Giving you a great experience. Services Provided include errand services, drop off and pick up alterations and dry-cleaning, grocery shopping, home management, home organization, house sitting, personal assistant, tech support, transportation, travel arrangements, and much more. Our service is available to small businesses, senior citizens, disabled, veterans, or new moms and parents. To learn more, give us a call at 314-722-5952 Monday thru Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. or email us at unyquepa@gmail.com  Thanks you.

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

www.unyquepa.wixsite.com/unique  

 

MILITARYCONNECTION.COM ACQUISITION

Veterans Home Care, LLC

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

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

814-777-1373, www.militaryconnection.com

 

NOMINATE EXCEPTIONAL CAREGIVERS

VOYCE

Do you know an exceptional caregiver working in long-term care? Make sure to nominate them by October 5 so they can be honored at the Caregiver Awards Luncheon on November 29. Imagine them being recognized in front of 600 people from the local long-term care community. What an incredible way to recognize your exceptional caregivers who are providing quality long-term care. Be sure to save the date and get your tickets today. For more information visit: www.voycestl.org/luncheon

Chelsea Nollau, cnollau@voycestl.org, VOYCE, 314-918-8222, www.voycestl.org/luncheon


     HONORS & RECOGNITION

ALZHEIMER’S FRIENDLY BUSINESS TRAINING RECOGNITION

St. Charles County Library District

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

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

www.homeinstead.com/782


     SUPPORT & COUNSELING

HEALING THROUGH GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP

Tuesdays, August 1 – September 5

Bethesda Hawthorne Place

Healing Through Grief, a 6-week grief support group, will meet every Tuesday beginning August 1 through September 5, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Bethesda Hawthorne Place, 1st Floor Activity Room, 1111 S Berry Rd, St. Louis, MO 63122.  This is free of charge, facilitated by Leslie Schaeffer, MSW, LCSW and Kelly Stickley, MSW, LMSW.  For more information or to RSVP, please call 314-373-7025 or email llschaeffer@bethesdahealth.org.

Kelly Stickley, klstickley@bethesdahealth.org, Bethesda Hospice Care, (314) 373-7041,

www.bethesdahealth.org

 

GRIEF RETREAT FOR KIDS

August 11 – 13

Stepping Stones Camp

Taking steps toward healing BJC Hospice to hold grief retreat for kids The journey through grief and loss can be difficult and lonely, especially for a child. Stepping Stones is a weekend camp for children ages 6-12 who have experienced the death of a family member or close friend. For 17 years, Stepping Stones camp has provided a safe place to explore grief, anger and fear — balanced by plenty of fun. This year’s camp will be held August 11-13. The camp is offered at no cost to participants and is open to any child who has lost a loved one, not only those who were served by BJC Hospice. Stepping Stones camp can provide a safe space for campers to be around other people who “get it,” express feelings and share memories, and learn coping tools — while also having plenty of camp fun. Some of the activities include creating a stepping stone, team building, swimming, campfires and free time. The camp and activities are led by professional staff. Stepping Stones offers a place for children to remember and honor their loved one in an atmosphere of understanding and encouragement. For more information, email griefsupport@bjc.org, call 314-953-1676 or visit bjchospice.org.

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

 

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP

First Saturday of the Month at 10:30 a.m. , 3rd Monday of the month at 3:00 p.m.

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

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

 

TIPS FOR SENIORS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FINANCIALLY

First Bank

First Bank offers tips for seniors to protect themselves from elder financial abuse.  Experts call elder financial abuse the “crime of the 21st century”.  Seniors need to protect themselves from financial exploitation and abuse. To help seniors protect themselves, First Bank offers these tips:  Don’t be threatened or intimidated. Never let yourself get rushed into a deal.  Plan ahead to protect your assets and to ensure that your wishes are followed.  Check references and credentials of anyone who wants to work in your home.  Do not allow people working for you to have access to or information about your finances.  Never give personal information to anyone who phones you.  Consult with a financial advisor or attorney before signing any document you do not understand.  Never pay a fee or taxes to collect “winnings”.  Feel free to say “no”, after all, it is your money.

Greg Severin, gseverin@lentsandassoc.com, Lents and Associates, 314-968-3060

 

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITH MEMORY PROBLEMS?

The Medical Family Therapy Program at St. Louis University

The Medical Family Therapy Program at Saint Louis University is conducting a study to see if an interactive group can help individuals improve memory and mood. Participants take part in a variety of fun activities such as music recall, art projects, historical events, life storybooks and more! The group is facilitated by a faculty member and graduate students. The participant must have a confirmed diagnosis of dementia. Participants (both the individual and caregiver) have a chance to receive up to $30 in Target gift cards throughout the study. The study runs once a week for 14 weeks at The Center for Counseling and Family Therapy (3700 Lindell Blvd. Ste 1100). To participate or simply for additional information, please contact the Primary Investigator, Max Zubatsky, at 314-977-2496 or zubatskyjm@slu.edu

Max Zubatsky, zubatskyjm@slu.edu, Saint Louis University, 314-977-2496,

https://sites.google.com/a/slu.edu/medical-family-therapy-program/the-memory-clinic

 

DO YOU HAVE A LOVED ONE WITH DEMENTIA?

Second Wednesday each Month

Brentmoor Retirement Community

Do you have a loved one with dementia? Are you looking for some activities or outings for them? Do you need a break yourself? Do you need questions answered concerning what is happening with your loved one? How about a memory cafe activity and discussion? Come Join Comfortcare HomeCare St. Louis and VITAS Healthcare for an engaging and relaxing activity, game, craft and music (Name that Tune and Karaoke). Sing those old songs with your loved ones or paint a picture. Each month has a different theme and activity, All the activities are customized for those with Dementia such as Alzheimers, Frontal Temporal etc., ranging from the early stages to late stage. Feel free to bring them along. We will also discuss any concerns with Dementia care and how to overcome them. Events held the second Wednesday each month at 2:00 p.m. at Brentmoor Retirement Community, 8600 Delmar Blvd # 1200, St. Louis, MO 63124. Free to attend, RSVP is required 314-965-6900

Angela Haas, Stllady2015@gmail.com, ComForCare St. Louis, 314-277-0851

 

CARING FOR THE CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP

Third Wednesday of the Month

Bethesda Health Group

Join us to discuss the challenges that come with caregiving and find solutions in a supportive group setting. The third Wednesday of every month from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Bethesda Health Group, Inc., 1630 Des Peres Road Ste. 200, St. Louis, MO 63131.  This is open to all caregivers. Caregiving can be immediate physical care or long-distance care provided to family, friend, or loved one. All caregivers have concerns and insights to share; we welcome all types.  The group is presented as a free service of Bethesda Hospice Care. For more information or questions, please feel free to contact the Bethesda Bereavement Team at 314-373-7025. Leslie Schaffer, LMSW, Kelly Haner, LMSW, Bereavement Coordinator Bereavement Assistant LLSchaeffer@bethesdahealth.org or KLHaner@bethesdahealth.org. 

Kelly Haner, klhaner@bethesdahealthgroup.org, Bethesda Hospice Care, 314-373-7025, https://www.bethesdahealth.org/

 

FRONTO-TEMPORAL DEMENTIA: THE BASICS, RESEARCH AND COPING

Fourth Wednesday of the Month

Alzheimer’s Association Office

The Alzheimer's Association St. Louis Chapter is now offering a Fronto-Temporal Dementia Support Group on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. beginning March 2017. The support group will meet at the Alzheimer’s Association office located at 9370 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63132. This is a free group for caregivers of someone who has Fronto-Temporal Dementia, Pick’s Disease, Primary Progressive Aphasia, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, or Corticobasal Syndrome. A caregiver support group is a safe place to learn, offer and receive helpful tips, and meet others coping with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. The groups encourage caregivers to maintain their own personal, physical and emotional health, as well as optimally care for the person with dementia. Before attending, please call the facilitator to confirm the group is meeting at its usual date and time, and to check for specific directions to the meeting location. Group Facilitators: Ashley Blattel, 636-262-0163.

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

 

SOCIAL GROUPS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH MILD TO MODERATE DEMENTIA

Morrissey Hall at Saint Louis University

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

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



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MEALS ON WHEELS DRIVERS

Aging Ahead

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

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

www.agingahead.org

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