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

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

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     HEALTH & WELLNESS

BLOOD DONORS NEEDED

American Red Cross

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

Carina Kagan, carina.kagan2@redcross.org, American Red Cross, 314-356-5726

 

KEEPING YOURSELF HEALTHY DURING SOCIAL DISTANCING

AW Health Care

Are you isolated at home? Sheltering at home is important and necessary to stop the spread of the virus, but it may also cause new problems in daily living. • Muscle weakness, decreased balance, increased fall risk • Risk of depression and anxiety • Difficulty accessing medicines, food and supplies • Decreased access to medical professionals Our nurses and therapists are trained to serve isolated patients during this outbreak. All staff is well-instructed on how to comply with all CDC recommendations concerning sanitizing of self and equipment as well as the proper use of PPE in the home: • Individualized home exercise and balance retraining to promote muscle strength and prevent falls • Home/equipment modifications • Education and training on various health conditions to prevent hospitalizations • Medication administration, education and training • Assistance for people who need to utilize computers, phones and other devices to attend virtual medical appointments and order medicines, groceries and household items for home delivery. Contact Diane at AW Health Care 314-330-7992.

Rebecca Boerner, r.boerner@awhealthcare.net, AW Health Care, 314-305-4603,

www.awhealthcare.com

 

PSYCHOTHERAPY

St. Louis University, Memory Care

Center for Counseling and Family Therapy

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

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

 

MEDICARE PLAN TELEDOC OPTION

Heartland Insurance

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

Jim Williams, jwilliams@hlia.net, Heartland Insurance, 314-324-4158,

www.HeartlandInsurance.net

 

DRIVE-THROUGH COVID-19 STATIONS

Affinia Healthcare

Monday thru Friday

Affinia Healthcare has deployed five (5) drive-through COVID-19 testing stations, with support provided by government officials and donors. The five Affinia Healthcare drive-through testing stations are open Monday through Friday. Individuals who are concerned they have COVID-19 symptoms may call Affinia Healthcare for a screening. Patients may receive an appointment at one of our five drive-through testing locations or be given other instructions. The phone number for COVID-19 screening and appointments is 314-833-2777. The locations and hours are as follows: Affinia Healthcare at 1717 Biddle Street, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Affinia Healthcare at 3930 S. Broadway,1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Affinia Healthcare at 4414 N. Florissant Avenue, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Affinia Healthcare at 6763 Page Avenue in Pagedale, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 8960 Jennings Station Road, in collaboration with the Urban League, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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

www.affiniahealthcare.org

 

HEALTHY SENIORS / GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION EDUCATION

With COVID-19 requiring families to shelter-in-place, concerns exist for the health and well-being of seniors and caregivers to store guns securely in homes and cars. All adults play key roles in families and communities to reduce risks of firearm-related homicides, suicides, and unintentional shootings. Missouri has the 4th highest gun death rate nationwide as of 2018. Studies show 7.3 million grandparents live with grandchildren and 1/3 of Americans 65+ years own guns. Firearms are the second leading cause of death for children/adolescents in the US – and 1st for African American children. We know that 4.6 million kids live in homes where guns are loaded and unlocked. Be Smart teaches adults five ways to keep families safe: Secure guns and ammunition separately in homes and vehicles; Model safe behavior around guns; Ask if guns are present and how stored in homes and vehicles; Recognize the role of guns in suicide; Tell your peers to Be Smart. Learn more at www.besmartforkids.org  For free briefs for your e-newsletters or for a free Virtual Training online (in-person events in the future) for older adults, caregivers, and/or staff, email Peggy Neufeld at besmarstl@gmail.com

Peggy Neufeld, neufeld.peggy@gmail.com, Be SMART, 314-580-2271, www.besmartforkids.org

 

NEVER FORGET THE VET PROGRAM

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

Bob Gergen, bob.gergen@aim.com, NEVER Forget the Vet, 314-583-2807,

www.neverforgetthevet.us 

 

HOUSEFIT ONLINE EXERCISE

HouseFit

Stay Active at Home with HouseFit. We just launched our online exercise classes today and, so far they are a hit. "Since our gym is closed, I thought I should be doing more than walking around the neighborhood. Thank you so much for this great service. My husband joined in, so it was a good way for us to spend the hour. I'm registered all week for 10 am. Definitely something to look forward to!" ~Mary Our goal during this time is to keep our community healthy and active while complying with the "Stay at Home" order issued. We are offering online classes daily Monday to Friday to keep you strong and independent. We just added additional options including Balance, Chair and Floor. You can find out more about the classes by checking out our current class schedule at https://housefit.punchpass.com/calendar  Did I mention your first two weeks are free? For more information or for help getting started with the registration process, please call the office at 314-939-1377. We are ready to help with any of the tech questions or problems that come up as you try to get started. We will have shortened office hours the next few weeks from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., but please leave a message and we will get back with you as soon as possible.

Beth Templin, beth@housefitstl.com, HouseFit, 314-939-1377, www.housefitstl.com

 

CROSSROADS HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS

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

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

https://www.crossroadshospice.com/

 

HOSPICE TALK

Hospice Talk is an organization dedicated to promoting the absolute best in all things related to end-of-life care in the health care community. At its core, it is a resource for maintaining the utmost quality, accuracy, and integrity of hospice organizations throughout the United States. The most up-to-date online presence of Hospice resources, Hospice Talk is an open source of information for both the community and the hospice workforce. This organization aims to illuminate the already-growing presence and viability of hospice care to those who may not yet have a grasp of the palliative nature it encompasses and to those whom are well-versed in hospice, Hospice Talk provides in-depth resources to stay informed, including hospice news, statistics, organization ratings, HIPAA compliance, and educating video broadcasts from the biggest names in the industry. As its name implies, Hospice Talk means keeping people informed.

Linda Boffa, linda.boffa@hospicetalk.com, HospiceTalk, 877-265-0180, www.hospicetalk.com

 

PERSONAL CARE SERVICES FOR MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS

Superb Caregivers LLC

Superb Caregivers LLC is now officially providing Personal Care Services to Mental Health Patients. Come join our team as a patient or a patient worker.

Shelia Whitley, SBradford@SuperbCaregivers.com, Superb Caregivers LLC,

314-533-1558, www.SuperbCaregivers.com  

 

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

Mondays – 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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

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

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

 

FREE HEALTH SCREENING WITH A FAITH COMMUNITY NURSE

Lutheran Senior Services

Wednesdays – 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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

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

www.lssliving.org

 

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


     LECTURES & CONT. EDUCATION

“DRIVING MISS DAISY – WHEN IS IT TIME TO TAKE AN UBER?!”

Covenant Place, Mirowitz Center

June 24 – 2:00 p.m.

One of the most difficult issues senior adults and their children wrestle with is when is it time to give up the keys, explore new transportation options, or make simple modifications to ensure safe driving habits? Dr. David Carr, the Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Professor of Geriatric Medicine in the Department of Medicine and Neurology at Washington University presents, “Driving Ms. Daisy – When Is It Time to Take an Uber?!”. This program will be offered at no charge online, through Zoom, on June 24, 2020 at 2:00pm. This Zoom lecture on the older driver will discuss some myths about older drivers who are the safest age group behind the wheel. It will also discuss the medically impaired driver who may be a concern regardless of age. Dr. Carr will cover some of the new technology in cars that can reduce crash risk, and also the coming era of driverless cars. To register please contact Judithe Oliver at 314-432-1610, ext 1710 or email joliver@covenantplacestl.org. This is first of a two-part series. The Mirowitz Center currently provides programs at safe social distances. Visit our website: www.mirowitzcenter.org or Facebook page for program updates.

Judithe Oliver, joliver@covenantplacestl.org, Covenant Place, 314-432-1610,

www.mirowitzcenter.org 

 

CANVAS PAINTING

St. Louis Oasis

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

Oasis Oasis, tduckett@oasisnet.org, 314-862-4859, www.stloasis.org

AMERICAN RED CROSS VOLUNTEER

American Red Cross

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

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

www.redcross.org

 


     ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

FILM DOCUMENTARY

“33 and Counting”

You are invited to watch Aisha Sultan's film "33 and Counting" for free at this link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh3ZdPdSNUQ

Aisha also encourages you to share via email or Facebook with friends. Your Press Club was one of this documentary's major funders with a $5,000 enterprise investigative journalism grant.  “33 and Counting” explores a true crime story about a 70-year-old grandmother who is serving a life sentence for a murder that took place decades ago. This film provides the perfect blend of investigative reporting as a human-interest story as we travel from Holden, Missouri circa 1984 to modern-day conversations with adult children who've lived the majority of their lives with their mother behind bars. You'll find yourself becoming attached to this resilient family and their efforts to bring their mother home.

St. Louis Press Club, www.stlpressclub.org

 

BANJOS AT EVANGELINES

St. Louis Banjo Club

June 13 – 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Banjos at Evangeline’s On Saturday, June 13, 2020, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., the St. Louis Banjo Club will provide an afternoon of lively music played on "America's fun instrument - the four-string banjo". Evangeline’s is located at 512 N. Euclid in the CWE, St. Louis, MO 63108. For more information, call 314-842-3185 or visit our website: www.stlouisbanjoclub.org. Great Cajun food and drinks from their menu. Did we mention the music is free?

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

www.stlouisbanjoclub.org

 

VIDEO COMPETITION

Beyond Housing

June 1 – June 30

24:1 2020 Census Youth Video Competition Beyond Housing is hosting a YouTube video competition for youths that are ages 13-19 living in the 24:1 Community or attend schools in the Normandy School Collaborative. These youths will create at least a 1-minute video that talks about the importance of taking the Census. The top ten YouTube videos that receive the most views between June 1 - June 30 have the opportunity to win prizes/scholarships up to $500.00. Information is on www.our241.com website.

Kim Paige, kpaige@beyondhousing.org, Beyond Housing, 314-376-5814, www.our241.com

 

IMPROV FUN AND GAMES ONLINE

ComedySportz

June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 7:00 p.m.

ComedySportz Improv Fun and Games Online, Mondays at 7:00 p.m. Join us for our weekly Improv fun and Games workshop, virtual style in the comfort of your home. We will be doing improv exercises and games. Don't miss the fun... all for only $10... I know... it's crazy cheap. Must be 18 or older to participate. Tickets: www.cszstlouis.com  

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/217372799491191/

 

ELEMENTARY IMPROV FOR KIDS

ComedySportz

June 5, 12, 19, 26 – 11:00 a.m.

Your kids will be moving and thinking on their feet at our Elementary Improv class. Kids will burn all of that extra energy in a positive, educational way. Kids are all-natural improvisers, and with the help of our highly trained instructor Maria Romine, they will refine and develop a skill that will aid them in all endeavors in their future life. This class is geared for ages 5 thru 10. Dates: June 5, 12, 19, 26 at 11:00 a.m. for $10. Register here: https://www.cszstlouis.com/tickets  A link for the class will be emailed to you.

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/258977485128123/

 

IMPROV FOR YOUNG TEENS

ComedySportz

June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

The Basics for Improv for young teens, ages 11 to 14, will gude/learn to make a good scene and create great characters and play improv games to support these lessons. Taught by Maria Romine... who has more than 25 years of acting experience. Contact Maria at swordsandroses@sbcglobal.net  Tickets: www.cszstlouis.com/tickets  

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/1843845279084305/

 

IMPROV 101 FOR TEEENS

ComedySportz

June 3, 10, 17, 24 – 3:00 p.m.

Improv101 for Teens Young performers will hone their skills of thinking on their feet, while maintaining convincing characters, utilizing camera techniques. Taught by Maria Romine... who has more than 25 years of acting experience. Contact Maria at swordsandroses@sbcglobal.net  Tickets: www.cszstlouis.com/tickets

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/733560327555877/

 

VIRTUAL IMPROV CLASS

ComedySportz

June 7, 14, 21, 28

ComedySportz Level 1, virtual improv class. Are you looking for a fun and creative way to connect with others? Whether you’re an introvert or craving the spotlight, improv is a great way to learn to be in the moment, listen and share and create on the spot. This class will help you practice the basic rules of improv, while learning games to prepare you for future performances (optional). Beginners will feel welcomed and supported while even experienced improvisers will get to polish their craft. June 7, 14, 21, and 28 - $100 for the 4-week class for ages 18 and up. Instructor is Mike McGuire. Register here: https://www.cszstlouis.com/tickets  A link for the class will be emailed to you.

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/893147181150735/

 

VIRTUAL IMPROV MATCH WEBCAST

ComedySportz

June 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27

ComedySportz virtual match on Fridays and Saturdays. This live webcast will feature The Red Team and The Blue team players with referee interacting from their remote locations in an abbreviated ComedySportz Match. You'll attend the match via Zoom (we'll send you the link once you've bought your ticket) and will be able to give suggestions and even vote for the winning team. Tickets are $10 to $25. Pay what you can to help support ComedySportz St Louis.  www.cszstlouis.com/tickets  

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

https://www.cszstlouis.com

 

IMPROV LAUGHTER AT LUNCH

ComedySportz

June 3, 10, 17, 24 – 12:00 p.m.

ComedySportz - Laughter at Lunch Wednesday at noon. Join a one-hour applied improv workshop for professionals, all done from the comfort and safety of your home office. We will be playing improv games designed to get you out of your head and to connect with others. It's great for networking, moving, creative thinking and laughter. Take a risk and have fun. Tickets: www.cszstlouis.com/tickets.

MIke McGuire, cszstlouis@gmail.com, ComedySportz St. Louis, 314-707-4780,

https://www.facebook.com/events/313990522913587/

 

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

FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP THE RED CROSS

American Red Cross

Monday, June 8 – 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Join the American Red Cross for 45 minutes online or by phone from the comfort and safety of your home for a volunteer overview we call, "Experience the Mission". This is a great opportunity to learn:  how the American Red Cross helps your community on a daily basis, its history, how you can be part of the largest humanitarian agency in the world, how you can help…even from the comfort and safety of your own home. Below are the upcoming Experience the Mission: Monday, June 8, 2020, 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. CST. Please RSVP by emailing us at RecruitMOAR@redcross.org with the following information: name, city, state county in which you currently reside, your telephone number and the date you are interested in attending. We will then send you the necessary information you will need to join by phone and/or online. Join us to find out how little time it takes to have a huge impact on your local community. Any questions, please contact Kristin Pendleton: kristin.pendleton@redcross.org or call/text: 314-281-7968.

Kristin Pendleton, Kristen.pendelton@redcross.org, American Red Cross, 314-281-7968

 

FOOD ASSISTANCE

St. Louis Food Angels and Bilingual International Assistant Services

Bilingual International Assistant Services is partnering with St. Louis Food Angels (STLFA) as part of the COVID-19 Regional Response to provide assistance with food and other necessities for St. Louis area home bound individuals, especially those with limited English language ability. Procurement and deliveries may include pre-paid and limited direct purchase of retail grocery items, as well as food pantry non-perishables. These services are intended for seniors, individuals with disabilities, and others with increased medical increased risk. Priority will be given to individuals meeting the above eligibility criteria. For more information and client referral, contact Eli Hoxha at eli.hoxha@bilingualstl.org

Ellen Sherman, ellen.sherman@bilingualstl.org, Bilingual International Assistant Services, 314-645-7800, www.bilingualstl.org

 

VETERANS RESEARCH AND EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Research Department at the St. Louis Veterans Administration

The St. Louis VA has received full approval to begin enrolling and treating patients in the study “Expanded Access to Convalescent Plasma for the Treatment of Patients with COVID-19”. Dr. Jay McDonald will be the St. Louis VA’s Principal Investigator for this study. This study will be using Plasma transfusions from recovered COVID-19 patients to current COVID-19 patients. This study is headquartered at the Mayo Clinic and provides our patients with access to convalescent plasma as a therapeutic for COVID-19. We are the first VA in the nation to bring this Plasma treatment to our Veterans! This cutting-edge research is going to help save the lives of many.

For specific information regarding the study please contact the

Principal Investigator, Dr. Jay McDonald, Phone: 314-652-4100, ext. 54862 or email: Jay.McDonald1@va.gov, or The Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS) of Research and Development at the St. Louis VA: Dr. Ziyad Al-Aly Phone: 314-814-3231 or email: Ziyad.Al-Aly@va.gov.

Rebecca Kammer, Rebecca.kammer@va.gov

 

LONG-TERM CARE COMMUNITY PPE LIST

VOYCE

VOYCE has created a list of PPE and morale needs of long-term care communities, and home care, hospice and adult day companies to help them connect with donors. The list can be found here: https://www.voycestl.org/services/covid-19-response.  To have your facility or company's needs included please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/oFY5E97AAh7dBnWb6.

Marjorie Moore, mmoore@voycestl.org, VOYCE, 314-918-8222, www.voycestl.org

 

VIRTUAL HEALTH CARE

Advanced Home Care Solutions

Dr. R. Mullen has expanded the Advanced Home Care Solutions model into western Illinois and the bootheel of Missouri. The unique prospects of this model include a full- time staff and a doctor to answer any emergency calls 24/7. All evaluations are performed by Dr.Mullen. All care givers report at the end of every shift with care giver notes. Those notes are viewed in real time by our administrative staff and Dr.Mullen. Any remarkable items are communicated to the patients/clients Primary Care Physician. All care givers are trained with the most recent training classes and updates. Our patient portal allows family members to have real time access to the care their loved one is receiving. Simultaneously allowing the PCP access to care notes. You will only know the difference if you take the time to ask.

Dr. R. Mullen, Advanced Home Care Solutions, 314-343-7123

 

ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA SUPPORT ONLINE

Alzheimer’s Association

Alzheimer's and dementia support, education, resources and guidance are available virtually, on the web or by phone through the Alzheimer's Association. Find more by going to www.alz.org/mohelp. For help at any time, any day, call our 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

Cheryl Kinney, mckinney@alz.org, Alzheimer's Association, Greater Missouri Chapter

314-801-0442, www.alz.org/greatermissouri 

 

MUSIC THERAPY

The Sheridan

The Sheridan at Creve Coeur finds a creative way to continue music therapy with Midwest Music Therapy Services’ therapist Autumn Bishop. A great way to stay connected with residents and provide joy through music therapy.

Maria Carron, mcarron@prodigy.net, Midwest Music Therapy Services, 314- 960-0475

www.midwestmusictherapy.com 

 

SENIOR SERVICES

Common Sense Senior Placement

Common Sense Senior Placement is the sole provider for common sense companies and their affiliates. In addition to the personal attention and inspection of all facilities before placement, Common Sense Senior Placement employs the services of senior service negotiators to help secure the best possible pricing in the greater St. Louis area. Inspections of client locations are performed each month and reported to children or family members as agreed to before placement. This business model, with its additional attention to detail, creates a time and money saving experience while allowing complete confidence in your choice by the monthly updates. The difference will be apparent upon contacting cssr.placement@gmail.com

Kathleen Maguire, cssr.placement@gmail.com, Common Sense Senior Placement,

314-328-5676

 

NO-COST PHONE PROVIDED FOR HEARING IMPAIRED

Caption Call

Safe at Home with CaptionCall. providing a no-cost phone for hearing impaired individuals. Many seniors, veterans, and others experience difficulty hearing on the phone, and CaptionCall provides a no-cost solution for that challenge. With everything happening right now with the COVID-19 virus and the “safe at home” order, we realize how important it is for anyone with hearing loss to stay in contact with family and friends and have reliable access to emergency services. There is no cost for the installation of the phone or the ongoing captioning service. The program is made possible by the American with Disabilities Act and is regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The minimal taxes Americans pay on phone bills goes towards this fund that helps provide the captioning service. To learn more about CaptionCall or to request your no-cost captioning phone, go to www.captioncall.com or call your local CaptionCall account manager, Cheryl Green at 314-332-0661.

Cheryl Green, cgreen@captioncall.com, CaptionCall, 314-332-0661, www.captioncall.com

 

NOTARIZATION BY AUDIO-VISUAL AUTHORIZATION

Quinn Estate and Elder Law, LLC

An Announcement from the Missouri Bar President Governor issues executive order authorizing notarization via audio-visual technology, suspends personal appearance requirement for notarizations.  April 6, 2020, Gov. Parson issued an executive order suspending the requirement of personal appearance before a notary public, allowing notarization to be conducted through audio-video technology, under certain circumstances. Under this order, lawyers can continue to help Missourians complete documents of importance. The quick work of task force members and prompt action by Gov. Parson and Secretary Ashcroft are greatly appreciated.

Deirdre Cechin, dcechin@quinnestatelaw.com, Quinn Estate & Elder Law, LLC,

636-394-7242, www.quinnestatelaw.com 

 

NAVIGATE THROUGH DRIVING CONCERNS

Gray Matters Alliance

Gray Matters Alliance adds two OTs to help families navigate through driving concerns with older loved ones. Gray Matters Alliance is happy to announce that Aaron Milligan, COTA/L and Lyndsey Boyer, MOT OTR/L have completed certification in the Beyond Driving with Dignity program through Keeping Us Safe. They are now available to help families determine whether it’s time for their older loved one to retire from driving. This is a very contentious and emotional topic for families, we are here to help take that burden off of them. Please read the press release for more information: file:///C:/Users/Owner/Desktop/Mediarelease.AMLBBDD.pdf

Vicki Spraul, vicki@graymattersalliance.com, Gray Matters Alliance, 314-266-2678,

www.graymattersalliance.com

 

CLEANING PRODUCTS

Lighthouse for the Blind Industries

Lighthouse for the Blind-Saint Louis (LHB), a not-for-profit manufacturing and packaging organization with a dedicated social service mission (http://www.lhbindustries.com), achieved its best financial results in 2019 since 2012. The charitable business, also known as LHB Industries, Inc., ended 2019 with total revenue of approximately $27 million, an increase of 8.7% percent over 2018 year-end results. LHB also secured 20 new products for its liquid filling business and hired four new employees in 2019. LHB currently employs 53 people who are legally blind and expects to hire additional blind and legally blind personnel to help support the new business. LHB acquired SKILCRAFT® Pine Oil Disinfectant products and co-branded SKILCRAFT Diversey® floor care products through an award process with National Industries for the Blind, a government agency that employs people who are blind or have significant disabilities. The disinfectant and floor products are “sister products” that are produced on a brand new fill line located at the Lighthouse’s Berkeley facility in St. Louis County.

Jeff Dunap, jmdpr2@gmail.com, Lighthouse for the Blind–Saint Louis,

314-423-4333, https://lhbindustries.com

 

TUTORING SERVICES

BILINGUAL INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES

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

Ellen Sherman, ellen.sherman@bilingualstl.org, Bilingual International Assistance Services, 314-645-7800, www.bilingualstl.org

 

 

2020 MONTHLY CAREGIVER CLASSES

Barnes Jewish West County Hospital

Second Tuesday of the month – 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

All classes except August will be held in the East conference room off the main lobby. August’s class is held in room 3100Y on the third floor. To register, call: 314-542-9378

July 14: Medication Management and Nutrition

A pharmacist will give tips for setting up, storing, recording, and managing medications.  A registered dietitian will teach you how to help meet dietary requirements and manage physician-prescribed diets.

Sept. 8 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.

Aug. 11 Supporting the Caregiver

Learn about signs and risks of compassion fatigue (caregiver burnout) and ways to help.  An experienced medical social worker will provide coping techniques and resources for caregivers.

Oct. 13 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.

Nov. 10 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.

June 9 and Dec 8 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, MSW, LCSW, ACHP-SW, Social Worker, BJC Hospice and Palliative Home Care, 1935 Belt Way Dr., St. Louis, MO  63114, 314-872-5050.

Heather Bell, 314-872-5050

 

HOME LIQUIDATION ASSISTANCE

Harrisons Auctions

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

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

 

NATURALIZATION ASSISTANCE FOR ELDERLY LEGAL IMMIGRANTS

Bilingual International Assistant Services

Now through May 31

Bilingual International Assistant Services is currently enrolling participants for their Naturalization Assistance for Elderly Legal Immigrants and Elderly Refugees program through May 31, 2020. Many older foreign-born adults struggle disproportionately with the citizenship process and fail to secure the benefits and protections thereof. Bilingual International’s highly successful program works with participants who are or have been unable to benefit from classroom instruction. Eligible participants will be 60 or older, have resided in Missouri for 5 years or more, and have Lawful Permanent Resident status. This program assists with citizenship filings, waivers, interpretation, intensive 1:1 citizenship and English tutoring, Medicare benefits or education (as applicable), and representation at USCIS by Department of Justice accredited representatives. Most services can be delivered directly in participant homes. Please contact: 314-645-7800, ext. 203; admin@bilingualstl.org.

Ellen Sherman, ellen.sherman@bilingualstl.org, Bilingual International Assistant Services, 314-645-7800, www.bilingualstl.org

 

OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY

University City Outpatient Clinic

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

Rebecca Boerner, r.boerner@awhealthcare.net, AW Health Care, 314-726-5600,

www.awhealthcare.com

 

DEMENTIA COMMUNITY AWARENESS

Aging Ahead

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

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

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

 

DRIVING WITH DIGNITY PROGRAM

Keeping Us Safe, LLC

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

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

 

AGING ANSWERS RADIO SHOW

KWRH-LP 92.9 FM

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

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

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

 

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

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     SUPPORT & COUNSELING

VISIT-A-BIT PROGRAM

St. Charles, St. Louis, Jefferson Counties

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

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

 


     IN SEARCH OF...

GIFT OF A DAY VOLUNTEERS

Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care

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

Courtney Rice, crice@sprytecom.com, Crossroads Hospice, 215-545-4715,

https://www.crossroadshospice.com/

 

DISABLED CITIZENS AVAILABLE TO WORK

Worknet

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

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

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

www.worknetnow.com

 

SENIOR POISON CONTROL PROGRAM AUDIENCE

The Missouri Poison Center

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

Amanda Ruback, amanda.ruback@ssmhealth.com, Missouri Poison Center,

314-612-5719, www.missouripoisoncenter.org

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Aging Ahead Star Program

The Aging Ahead STAR Program utilizes volunteers to take eligible riders to many of their medical appointments. Rides are available to appointments in St. Charles and St. Louis Counties, but eligible riders must reside within St. Charles County. All rides are based on the availability of a volunteer and due to scheduling and demand, we do ask for two-week notice, if at all possible. Volunteers are offered mileage reimbursed to cover gas and wear & tear on their vehicle, but they are volunteering their time. This is a flexible volunteer opportunity, perfect for those who are retired or someone with non-traditional work hours. To reach the STAR Coordinator to learn more about becoming a volunteer with STAR, please call 636-978-3306.

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

www.agingahead.org

 

HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS

Preferred Hospice

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

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

636-527-9330

 

SENIOR COMPANION VOLUNTEERS

LifeWise STL

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

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

 

 

 

MEDICARE BENEFIT VOLUNTEERS

Aging Ahead – Missouri Senior Medicare Patrol

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

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

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

www.agingahead.org

 

HOME FOOT CARE CLIENTS

Anodyne Podiatry

Anodyne Podiatry provides individualized foot care, in your home.  Our clinicians are health professionals, providing preventative care to improve comfort and mobility.  A Registered Nurse 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

 

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

 

DONATIONS – ST. LOUIS PRESS CLUB

St. Louis Press Club

In these uncertain times, many organizations are struggling. Please consider supporting your local St. Louis Press Club. We need your help to continue supporting the numerous scholarships for media students awarded every year, funding grants for Enterprise investigative journalism and continuing to offer our communication workshops and forums (dates TBD) on major issues that are open to the community.

Founded in 1956, St. Louis Press Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of people who make, cover, influence and consume the news. Our mission is to serve as a primary resource for the journalism and communications industry. Our goals are to advance understanding of the mass communications discipline, promote scholarship and professional excellence, facilitate communication between mass communicators and their respective publics and promote awareness of significant issues facing the mass communication field throughout the community. We are affiliated with other cities’ Press Clubs throughout the United States and abroad. We research and publish a St. Louis Region Media Guide and hold an annual Media Persons of the Year Award Gala that honors national and local media professionals for their exemplary communication careers.

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