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 




Looking for a Development Director

VOYCE seeks a Development Director responsible for presenting opportunities to the community to support the mission of VOYCE. The Development Director plans, implements, and manages the organization’s revenue-generating activities, including but not exclusive to individual giving, corporate sponsorship, and online giving to provide the funds that enable the organization’s long-term care ombudsman program and information and referral service to achieve consistently remarkable results. For more information, visit

Marjorie Moore,, VOYCE, 314-918-8222,

Health & Wellness


Veterans Home Care

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

Janet Jennewein,, Veterans Home Care,




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.

Carina Kagan,, American Red Cross, 314-356-5726



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,, AW Health Care, 314-305-4603


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

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



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,, Heartland Insurance, 314-324-4158,



Be Smart

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  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 

Peggy Neufeld,, Be SMART, 314-580-2271,



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,, NEVER Forget the Vet, 314-583-2807, 



Affinia Healthcare

Locations and hours for COVID-19 testing offered at Affinia Healthcare Drive-Through (walk-through) Locations, are as follows: 1717 Biddle Street, St. Louis, MO 63106 Access only from employee parking lot off O’Fallon Street, Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., 6763 Page Avenue, Pagedale, MO 63133.  Access only from parking lot behind the building Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., 3930 S. Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63118.  Access only from parking lot in front of the building Monday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. No appointment needed. For other COVID-19 testing information, call 314-833-2777. There is no out-of-pocket cost for COVID-19 testing. However, we do ask patients to provide their proof of I.D., and their health insurance information (if applicable), for billing purposes.

Affinia Healthcare, Yvonne Buhlinger,, 314-814-8507,




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  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,, HouseFit, 314-939-1377,



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,, SPRYTE Communications, 215-545-4715,



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,, HospiceTalk, 877-265-0180,



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,, Superb Caregivers LLC,




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,, Chesterfield Parks, Recreation, and Arts, 636-812-9500,



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,, Washington University School of Medicine, 314-273-1355,



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,, 314-830-0919

Leigh Anne Hoormann,, Lutheran Senior Services, 314-830-0919,



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,, Lutheran Senior Services, 314-884-7910,



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,, Womens’ Fitness and designed workouts, 314-541-3556


Lectures & Continuing Education


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,, 314-862-4859,



St. Louis University

December 31

The Gateway Geriatric Education Center at Saint Louis University is pleased to offer "Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Older Adults", a 3-Hour Continuing Education Event that is available to view any time until December 31, 2020. Continuing Education is available for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nursing Home Administrators, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, and Physical Therapists. More information is available on the registration link:

Kathy Leonard,, Saint Louis University, 314-977-8454, 



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 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,, American Red Cross, 314-281-7968,




August 4 – 12:00 p.m.

Weathering Storms: Managing COVID-19 at the Nation’s Oldest African American-Founded Nursing Home Virtual Event Eliza Bryant Village has the impressive distinction of being the nation’s oldest continually operating African American-founded long-term care community. Danny R. Williams, JD, MNO, LNHA, President & CEO of Eliza Bryant Village, will discuss policies and procedures, resources, and anecdotes of caring for a predominately minority population during COVID-19, the pandemic virus disproportionately affecting minority and older populations. He will share how Eliza Bryant Village has (thus far) survived the threat of co-morbidities, financial difficulties, and politics that affect the predominately African American population it serves. Eliza Bryant Village is a 124-year-old long-term care facility that provides skilled nursing, affordable independent housing, and adult day and home care services for some of Greater Cleveland’s poorest and most vulnerable elderly citizens. The Village, founded in 1896 as the Cleveland Home for Aged Colored People, is the oldest still operating African American-founded long-term care facility in the country. Part of the VOYCE Changing Landscape of Long-Term Care Conference. CEUs available for social workers and LNHAs.

Marjorie Moore,, VOYCE, 314-918-8222,

Arts & Entertainment


“33 and Counting”

This is the last weekend to watch the Press Club sponsored "33 and Counting".

You are invited to watch Aisha Sultan's film "33 and Counting" for free at this link:

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.  This is a true-crime story about a 70-year-old grandmother from rural Missouri serving a life sentence for a murder she says her rapist committed.

St. Louis Press Club,



Craft Alliance

Learn the art of Origami paper folding with this how-to guide from Craft Alliance created by St. Louis artist Abigail Lowe. Download the guide for free and learn at your own pave.

Mark Witzling,, Craft Alliance, 314-725-1177,



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,, Fairwinds River's Edge, 636-754-2311,



It is important everyone complete the 2020 US Census so communities like yours can be accurately funded and represented.  The information reported will determine how $675 billion federal funds will be allocated and distributed to states and communities. Beginning in mid-March 2020, you can respond to the US Census online, by mail, or by phone. Choose the option most comfortable for you.  Large-print questionnaire guides are available upon request.  From May to July 2020, representatives will visit households who have not yet responded. Your personal information is kept confidential.  You can request information or if you want to help 314-612-5918.

Jamie Saunders,



St. Louis Area on Aging

Just ten years from now, seniors will comprise more than 20% of U.S. residents, up from 15% in 2020. By 2034, older adults will outnumber children, according to Census Bureau projections. Census data helps inform decisions about funding for programs like Medicare and so much more. Complete the 2020 Census today. Learn more at 2020CENSUS.GOV. Please contact the St. Louis Area Agency on Aging for assistance in completing the census. We can be reached at 314-612-5918.

Jamie Saunders,, St. Louis Area Agency on Aging, 314-657-1613,



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

Ellen Sherman,, Bilingual International Assistant Services, 314-645-7800,




MLO Law LLC is proud and excited to announce that Roopleen Rai, Attorney-at-Law has joined our practice as Of-Counsel. After earning a degree in Occupational Therapy, Roopleen went on to pursue a law degree at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California. She has been working over 15 years with children with special needs in the US and UK. Born in India, raised in America, and having resided in the UK, Roopleen enjoys travel and food (especially when combining the two). She is excited about taking her passion for helping children and families in a different direction and in using her analytical and problem-solving skills to support our clients at MLO Law. MLO Law LLC is a WBE, MBE & SBA certified law practice based in Clayton. We specialize in Estate Planning, Special Needs, Medicaid Planning, Veterans Benefits Planning and Immigration.

Nalini Mahadevan,, MLO Law LLC, 314-932-7111,



Grey Matters Alliance

Introducing New Programs for Senior Communities and Home Health Agencies (Medical and Non-Medical) Gray Matters Alliance (GMA) is pleased to announce its latest programs, Assistive Living PLUS for Senior Communities and Assistive Living PLUS for Home Health Agencies. The new programs are designed to help communities and agencies with potential clients that inquired about their services but are “holding” off for whatever reason. The GMA System bridges that gap of “Not Now” to “I’m Ready”. The GMA System provides an intermediary solution (and beyond) that you can provide to your prospects or current clients, keeping your company connected and top of mind, at the same time demonstrating the value of your services or by adding more value to your existing services. While this program is valuable in normal circumstances, it is especially useful during the current crisis. Read More: file:///C:/Users/Owner/Desktop/Announcing%202%20New%20Programs.pdf

Vicki Spraul,, Gray Matters Alliance, 314-266-2678,



St. Louis University

This letter is to send along an opportunity for family or professional caregivers to participate in a survey study. If participants agree to take part in the study (which takes approximately 12-15 minutes to complete), they will complete an online survey on background information and characteristics of their caregiving experience. Additional questions will address the caregiver’s mental health, medical issues, family relationships and attitudes around caregiving. A random drawing will be done for participants who complete the survey for a chance at winning one of two $25 Amazon gift cards. This study is completely voluntary, and participants can choose to withdraw participation at any time. If any participants want to take part in this study, please click on the link below to start the survey. If you or any participants have any questions, you can contact the PI (Max Zubatsky) and 314-977-2496 or  Thank you. Please copy and paste this link below into your browser to start the survey.

Max Zubatsky,, Saint Louis University, 314-977-2496,






Charis Disability Advocates

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

Karen Fick,, Charis Disability Advocates, 314-236-0119,



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:, 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:

Rebecca Kammer,



St. Louis Area Foodbank

If you are someone you know is in need of food during this difficult time, please contact the St. Louis Area Foodbank for help.  The Outeach Coordinators at the St. Louis Area Foodbank are available to help those in our community who are in need of food.  Please contact the St. Louis Area Foodbank at 314-528-8622.

St. Louis Area Foodbank, Melissa Melton, Outreach Coordinator, 314-528-8622



Home Instead Senior care St. Peter

Home Instead Senior Care St. Peters would like to announce our new Client Care Coordinator, Taylor Akers. Taylor brings valuable experience to the position and will be making sure our clients are served well and to Home Instead's high standards. Welcome, Taylor. If you'd like to set up a meeting please send an email to or call 636-477-6025

Laura McCoy,, Home Instead Senior Care, 636-477-6025,


MMJ Concierge

By the end of 2020, medical cannabis will be available to residents of the state of Missouri. Interested? What can medical marijuana do for my chronic pain? How do I get it? How do I get a license? Do I need a doctor referral? What are Missouri’s Qualifying Conditions? How much does it cost? Can I quit other pharmaceuticals? Do I smoke it? How do I know what to buy? As a previous investor in the industry, Ruthie Jayne, the MMJ Concierge, will lead seminars at your location with a lively power point or will provide private home visits, sharing with you the facts of MMJ. Ruthie Jayne-[LIFE] Moves with Care by Ruthie 314-277-7284  Find me on Google: Facebook-stl mmj concierege

Ruthie Jayne,, MMJ Concierge, 314-277-7284,




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:  To have your facility or company's needs included please fill out this form:

Marjorie Moore,, VOYCE, 314-918-8222,



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 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 For help at any time, any day, call our 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

Cheryl Kinney,, Alzheimer's Association, Greater Missouri Chapter, 314-801-0442, 



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,, Midwest Music Therapy Services, 314- 960-0475 



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

Kathleen Maguire,, Common Sense Senior Placement,




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 or call your local CaptionCall account manager, Cheryl Green at 314-332-0661.

Cheryl Green,, CaptionCall, 314-332-0661,



Quinn Estate and Elder Law

Electronic Notary (by Executive Order) Extended to August 28, 2020. On April 6, 2020, Governor Mike Parson issued Executive Order 20-08, suspending a statutory requirement that a Notary Public must conduct the notarization of official documents while the signor personally appears in front of him or her. This order was extended until June 15, 2020, by Executive Order 20-10 and then extended further to August 28, 2020, by Executive Order 20-12. The order allows for the use of audio-video technology to complete the personal appearance requirement, protecting the health and safety of Notaries Public across the State of Missouri.

Deirdre Cechin,, Quinn Estate & Elder Law,LLC,




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,, Gray Matters Alliance, 314-266-2678,



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 (, 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,, Lighthouse for the Blind–Saint Louis,





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,, Bilingual International Assistance Services, 314-645-7800,



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

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 and 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.

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



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,, Floyd D. Harrison Sr, 314-230-6470



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,, AW Health Care, 314-726-5600,



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

Stephanie Patrick,, Aging Ahead, 636-207-0847,



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,, 314-451-2255.

Erin Dwyer, Senior Care Authority, 314-451-2255, 




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 enter promo code/account number 1638228 or call your local CaptionCall account manager, Cheryl Green at 314-332-0661. Cheryl Green,, CaptionCall, 314-332-0661,

Cheryl Green,, CaptionCall, 314-332-0661,




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 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

Gina March,, The Mary Culver Home for Visually Impaired Women, 314-966-6034,



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  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 or call 314-567-4700 to discuss any needs for home medical

Jeff Dunlap,, St. Louis HELP Warehouse, 314-567-4700,

Honors & Recognition
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Support & Counseling


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

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

In Search Of ...


St. Louis University

Older Adult Volunteers Needed We are seeking volunteers to share their experiences at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can participate if you are: Age 70 to 90, Live at home (not a nursing home or assisted living), Have access to the internet to complete the survey, Read and speak English This study involves:  Completing an online anonymous survey about your activity, sleep and experiences during the pandemic. If you complete the survey, you can enter a raffle for one of 3 $50 gift cards. If you are willing, you can share your contact information and may be contacted to give an interview about your experiences on the phone or through an online meeting. Please use the following link to complete the survey:  For more information contact Dr. Helen Lach at Saint Louis University Trudy Busch School of Nursing at  Saint Louis University IRB #31262; Approved 5-20-20; Board #1.

Helen Lach, Saint Louis University, 314-276-6131,



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, or 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,, Crossroads Hospice, 215-545-4715,




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,, WORKNET, INC., 314-621-6300,



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,, Missouri Poison Center, 314-612-5719,



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,, Aging Ahead,636-207-0847,



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

Terri Bapst,, Preferred Hospice of MO NE, 636-527-9330



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,, LifeWise StL (formerly Kingdom House), 314-627-1243,



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,, Aging Ahead, 636-207-0847,



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,, Anodyne Podiatry, 314-412-7518



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 The Overland Farmers Market is at 2512 Woodson Road. See website

Jeff Dunlap,, St. Louis HELP Warehouse, 314-409-5203,



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.

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