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 




Cardinal Ritter Senior Services

Cardinal Ritter Senior Services is looking for a Wound Nurse/Swing Shift Supervisor at our skilled nursing facility, Mary, Queen and Mother Center. This position monitors and cares for wounds to help residents heal as quickly as possible. Duties & Responsibilities •Provide care that will quickly and safely heal various types of wounds, including surgical openings, ulcers, bed sores, feeding tube sites, and abscesses. •Access the wounds (with oversight by RN and/or MD), create and implement treatment plans, monitor infections and signs of various infections, and clean wounds. •Thoroughly clean and analyze wound and develop a treatment plan and start the healing process. •Continually monitor the wound for signs of infection. •Provide preventive advice to reduce the prevalence of bedsores. •Perform other duties as assigned. Experience & Education •Must be able to perform duties with minimal direction from the DON/ADON. •Experience or completion of an accredited wound care program. •An associate’s Loretta Isaiah,, Cardinal Ritter Senior Services, 314-961-8000,  

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,




Be Smart

"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,



Mirowitz Center

October 19 – 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

The COVID-19 pandemic that has swept the world had different responses and different impacts in different countries. Initially a model for addressing COVID, Israel has since experienced a second wave and grapples to minimize its impact and effects. At the epicenter of the fight against COVID in Israel is Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem. Learn with the Mirowitz Center about the lessons learned at Hadassah during this pandemic from Professor Vernon van Heerden, head of Hadassah’s General Intensive Care Unit, who is leading the hospital’s efforts. This program is provided in conjunction with Hadassah St. Louis and is free and open to the public

Susan Kemppainen,, Mirowitz Center, 314-733-9813,



Mirowitz Center

October 21 – 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

As we age, the number and types of medications we take increase. Between prescription medicines, over-the-counter medications, supplements or vitamins, it is no wonder that keeping all this straight can be a challenge! The Mirowitz Center is hosting Amanda Ruback, the Community Outreach Coordinator at the Missouri Poison Center, for a no-cost, educational program about ways that you and your loved ones can avoid medicine mishaps and stay medicine safe

Susan Kemppainen,, Mirowitz Center, 314-733-9813,



Mirowitz Center

October 26 – 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

It is likely that over the course of our lifetime, we will be touched by cancer, either as a patient or as a loving caregiver. At a time when it is difficult to do so, we must summon the wherewithal to acknowledge and act on our news, hope for the future, and struggle to balance the two. Alan Spector, retired business executive, management consultant, baseball player, non-profit Board member, speaker and blogger, and cancer survivor will discuss his book "Cancer: Balancing Reality and Hope." Alan will talk about helping to navigate this difficult and challenging time in a no-cost, Mirowitz Center presentation

Susan Kemppainen,, Mirowitz Center, 314-733-981,



Mirowitz Center

October 28 – 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Join Jan Fabick from Memory Care Home Solutions for a no-cost, Mirowitz Center discussion about "Dementia Care Strategies in the Time of COVID-19." Jan will offer suggestions and support for people living with dementia and their family care partners.

Susan Kemppainen,, Mirowitz Center, 317-733-9813,



Mirowitz Center

October 29 – 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

J. Berg & Associates has been specializing in the insurance needs of seniors since Medicare's inception. Diane Finnestead, a trusted member of the company’s team, will present easy ways for you to navigate the Medicare maze during the Annual Enrollment Period and beyond. This no-cost program will be helpful for those already on Medicare and those that will soon be going on Medicare. Diane, who has 20+ years of experience in the insurance field and 3 degrees in education, will deliver the information in a format that will be easy to understand. (We are grateful to J. Berg & Associates for their supporting sponsorship of the Mirowitz Center. Sponsorship does not reflect a recommendation or endorsement by the Mirowitz Center.)

Susan Kemppainen,, Mirowitz Center, 314-733-9813,



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 fourth 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 first 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 losing options. Call Never Forget the Vet.

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




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 10:00 a.m. 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,




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




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,



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,



Mirowitz Center

October 15 – 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

In a time of social isolation and limited business hours, banking in person at our local bank has become a daunting challenge for many. Please join Michael Stevenson, Senior Vice President and Senior Retail Banking Officer at Royal Banks of Missouri, to learn more about online banking, including how to register, how to look up account information, how to pay bills online, how to make deposits using your mobile device, and how to transfer funds.

Susan Kemppainen,, Mirowitz Center, 314-733-9813,



Beck and Lenox Estate Planning and Elder Law

October 20 – 10:00 a.m.

Are you concerned about you or a loved one needing long-term care in an Assisted Living or nursing home one day? Is your main concern how you will be able to afford the significant monthly cost? Join us for an informative virtual presentation on how government benefits available today may help pay for you or a loved one with assisted living or nursing home care. We will review the qualifications, share real-life cases and correct common misunderstandings about these benefits. There will be time for Q&A. To register, click here:  or go online to and click on the Seminars tab to see what's available.

DIANE DISTL,, Beck & Lenox Estate Planning & Elder Law,




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


Arts & Entertainment


Craft Alliance

Now thru October 31

Next week, Craft Alliance will debut its first exhibition in its new, expanded home in the Delmar Maker District. We will be holding a virtual opening reception on October 2 at 11:00 a.m. If you are interested in a sneak peek or behind-the-scenes tour, please let me know. We can't wait to show you around. Craft Alliance announces 2019 Artists-In-Residence Exhibition from Now thru October 31, 2020. The Virtual opening reception is Friday, October 2, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. on Facebook Live.  Staenberg Gallery, Craft Alliance, 5080 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108.

Jessica Goodhart,



Mirowitz Center

October 15 – 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

What started as a dare from his wife has blossomed into an 11-part book series for attorney Michael Kahn. Kahn works as senior counsel at Capes Sokol Goodman & Sarachan PC law firm in Clayton by day, and by night, he writes mystery novels. This program is provided in conjunction with FEL (Friends Enjoying Life), an organization supported by the Mirowitz Center.

Susan Kemppainen,, Mirowitz Center, 314-733-9813,



October 15 – 6:00 p.m.

Join us for a virtual wine and bourbon tasting. Proceeds benefit Kids Rock Cancer, A free music therapy program helping children find hope and harmony when faced with cancer or blood-related disorders. Tickets are $100 for two people and include: * Six (6) two-ounce pours for each person: * Two White Wines * Two Red Wines * One Rosé * One Bourbon * Food Pairings * Two (2) Stemless Wine Glasses Tasting packages should be picked up from  Grapevine Wines 309 S. Kirkwood Rd., Kirkwood, MO 63121 Packages may be picked up, October 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Unable to attend? Please consider a gift to Kids Rock Cancer—helping kids and teens find joy through the power of music therapy.

Ebonee Shaw,, Kids Rock Cancer, 314-529-9349,




October 16 to 18 – 11:00 a.m.

Get a taste of Greece without leaving your car. The STL Greek Festival has turned curbside. All of your favorite menu items from gyros to baklava to spanakopita will be available for online ordering to pick-up curbside October 16-18 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Visit to place your order today.

Julie Lally,, STL Greek Festival, 314-966-2255,



ComedySportz Match

October 17, 24, 31 – 8:00 p.m.

This Live Web Cast will feature The Red Team and The Blue team players and ref 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! Buy tickets at 100 virtual seats are available, although multiple people can watch on one device. Tickets are available at a number of different prices. Pay what you can to help support CSz St Louis Email questions at or call 314-707-4780

Mike McGuire Theater,, ComedySportz St. Louis, 314-707-4780,



October 18 – 1:00 p.m.

Intro to Musical Improv (on Zoom) on Sundays at 1:00 p.m. CDT Starting October 18 Learn the basics of performing musical improv on Zoom. We will explore what makes musical improv work for the performer, for the other players and most importantly, for the audience. We will discuss rhythm, song structure, voice control, and how to "sell it", all while learning musical games that will work on Zoom. This four week course includes three 90-minute instructional sessions and a student showcase for friends and family. This course is taught by long-time improv instructor Theresa Masters and by improv musician Eric Seiffert. Buy tickets at  Upon purchase of the class, you will receive a Zoom link. Email questions at  or call 314-707-4780.

Mike McGuire Theater., ComedySportz St. Louis, 314-707-4780,



Winter Violin

Winter Violin is now performing socially distanced strolling violin concerts for senior communities. Hire Tom today and he will stroll, dance and sing outdoors. Tom is an experienced entertainer and works with budgets of all levels. Your residents have dreamed of adventure during quarantine. Give them the joy of music. Embark on the adventure with Winter Violin.

Tom Winter,, Winter Violin, 636-485-2494,  



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 pace.

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,




Cardinal Ritter Senior Services

Cardinal Ritter Senior Services is looking for a Wound Nurse/Swing Shift Supervisor at our skilled nursing facility, Mary, Queen and Mother Center. This position monitors and cares for wounds to help residents heal as quickly as possible. Duties & Responsibilities •Provide care that will quickly and safely heal various types of wounds, including surgical openings, ulcers, bed sores, feeding tube sites, and abscesses. •Access the wounds (with oversight by RN and/or MD), create and implement treatment plans, monitor infections and signs of various infections, and clean wounds. •Thoroughly clean and analyze wound and develop a treatment plan and start the healing process. •Continually monitor the wound for signs of infection. •Provide preventive advice to reduce the prevalence of bedsores. •Perform other duties as assigned. Experience & Education •Must be able to perform duties with minimal direction from the DON/ADON. •Experience or completion of an accredited wound care program. •An associate’s Loretta Isaiah,, Cardinal Ritter Senior Services, 314-961-8000,




St. Louis HELP

October 24 – 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

St. Louis HELP Home Health Equipment Collection Drive Saturday October 24. Donate Your Home Medical Equipment for a Tax Deduction. St. Louis HELP seeks donations of home medical equipment. St. Louis HELP makes free loans of refurbished healthcare devices to anyone. Call 314-240-0796 or visit website

jeff dunlap,, st louis help, 314-409-5203,



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,



My name is Rebecca Kammer and I work as the Director of Communications at the Veterans Research and Education Foundation within the Research Department at the St. Louis VA and I wanted to report some exciting positive news. The Missouri Foundation for Health along with help from our Foundation, has joined a National Nursing Study based on Replication of the University of Pennsylvania’s Transitional Care Model. For specific information regarding the study or to arrange an interview, please contact: Principal Investigator: Rachael Beard RN Email:  or The Executive Director of the Veterans Research and Education Foundation (VREF). Mary Coleman Phone: 972-975-7505 Email:  Please help spread this exciting news to the public. Becca Kammer Director of Communications 314-605-6892

Rebecca Kammer,, Veterans Research and Education Foundation, 314-605-6892,



Gray Matters Alliance is now an Approved Medicaid Waiver Provider in Illinois. If you are in Illinois and are interested in a live demo of the GMA System's Assistive Technology please contact: Robin Richard with Illinois Assistive Technology Program: 217-522-7985,  to schedule an appointment. Webinars are also available. We look forward to working with our neighbors in Illinois. Please see PR Release for details:

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



Lutheran Senior Services

Financial Assistance for Church Workers and Missionaries Lutheran Senior Services helps older adults live life to the fullest by responding to their physical, emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual needs. Those who have dedicated their lives to church or mission work from all denominations may be eligible for financial assistance with senior related services through the Eliezer Fund. Award amounts vary depending on the types of services needed. If you or someone you know is a church or mission worker, both active or retired, please take a moment to learn more about the Eliezer Fund by calling Aging Answers at 314-446-2475.

Gina Timme,, Lutheran Senior Services, 314-373-4094,



The Villages of St. Peters

Even though families can only do window visits and some face to face visits outdoors with their loved ones, please take the time to thank your workers in assisted living that are doing their best to keep your family members safe and happy. The Villages of St. Peters will be celebrating with a list of happenings to show our appreciation to our dedicated employees. A kind note or a friendly thank you would be appreciated from our community and family members.

Lori Guilliams,, The Villages of St. Peters, 636-922-7600,



Veterans Home Care

Veterans Home Care® (VHC) announces the launch of SmartCompanion®, an Echo® Alexa® device specially preprogrammed with new voice technology for seniors to reduce isolation and loneliness and replaces push-button medical alert systems. The launch was stepped up to meet the needs of seniors during the pandemic. Veterans or their surviving spouses eligible for VA benefits can receive the service as part of their flagship VetAssist® Program. The SmartCompanion delivers security and peace of mind 24/7. Seniors can make and receive voice-activated phone calls, including emergency calls, by just asking Alexa for help. Seniors enjoy Alexa's news and entertainment. A military grade security network makes it private and secured. Veterans Home Care helps wartime veterans and their surviving spouses who qualify and apply for a non-service-related disability pension from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, which pays for help with activities of daily living. VHC utilizes a national network of 3,800+ home care providers. Veterans Home Care is not a government agency and is not affiliated with the VA. Alexa and Echo are trademarks of Amazon Inc. or its affiliates.

Janet Jennewein,, Veterans Home Care,




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,



Our mission is to provide a medical alarm service to the elderly and ill that will enable them to remain independent in their own homes.

Call Us Today 573-334-7233.

Linda Bass,



The Senior Learning Institute with the City of Chesterfield

October 20 – 10:00 a.m.

City of Chesterfield's - Talk In The Park West Pavilion, Central Park, 16365 Lydia Hill Drive Refreshments Provided It’s common to want to stay in our homes as long as possible. One of the ways to do that is to bring in resources, as need it. Be it help with meal prep, laundry, or just having someone to talk with to skilled nursing care, physical and occupational therapy, there is an in-home solution for you. Our panel of experts will provide advice and answer your questions.

Ted Gotltieb,, The Senior Learning Institute, 314- 400-8102,



Quinn Estate and Elder Law, LLC

Governor's Executive Order 20-14 Signed September 3, 2020 Executive Order Extending Remote Witnessing and Notarization of Documents This extends the ability to remotely witness and notarize documents until December 30, 2020.

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




St. Louis University

This is 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. Survey:

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



Charis Disability Advocates

American Disabilities Act for those with health challenges address reasonable accommodations for continued employment, such as: installing a ramp; modifying a rest room; modifying the layout of a workspace; accessible and assistive technologies such as screen reader software, videophones; making materials available in large print; closed captioning at meeting and events; allowing a service animal in a business meeting; adjusting work schedules for those with chronic conditions to allow for medical appointments or complete work at alternate times or locations. For more information, contact the Job Accommodations Network (JAN), an ODEP-funding technical assistance center that provides free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations. Consultants also provide information on home-based business and self-employment options with ongoing support. 1-800-526-7234 or visit the web:  

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



Generations On Line

Generations on Line now offers no-cost tools for seniors to help develop technology skills. As the COVID pandemic has increased isolation and reliance on online communication, a national nonprofit devoted to digital literacy for seniors announces a series of easy, fast, and free tools to help more than a quarter of America’s 54 million older adults who struggle with the Internet. After training 116,000 seniors to overcome their fear of the Internet, Generations on Line (GoL) has created, tested and now launches the following remote-use COVID support tools:

2020 provides a safe preview and practice to give seniors the skills they will need to enter their information with confidence, said founder and CEO Tobey Dichter. The interactive website, developed with help from the regional Census office, includes quick training on filling in forms, previews of actual questions, and tips for Internet safety – all in a cheerful, age-respectful website, that adapts to smartphones, tablets, laptop and desktop computers.

Internet and More - “Easy Tablet Help for Seniors” is an app suited to Apple, Android or Amazon Fire devices to guide a novice through the basics with friendly, simple, large type, onscreen directions for using these portable devices, email and texting, searching, photos, apps, and online safety. GoL has just launched it for smartphones, as well as any tablet computer. “Many low and moderate income elders won’t have Wi-Fi and now can’t have anyone coming into their home to help them set it up, so we optimized our training and added information about data plans,” Ms. Dichter said.  There is also a web version for those less comfortable with or unable to download an app

Family Help - will help families and caregivers support their older friends and relatives, with simple instructions, in short forms for printing, for everything from what to consider in choosing a device to coaching them through using the self-paced training.

Video Chat - Generations on Line has also added ZOOM to its suite of video chat training, as that has become popular for family gatherings. GoL is developing additional tools to help seniors join the virtual world during, and likely after, the pandemic of 2020. All programs are free. The organization is supported solely by charitable contributions. Pew Research 2019,,Tobey Dichter,, 215-922-3244 



Artists as Educators: Craft Alliance’s Teaching Artists

Now thru February 15

Craft Alliance, one of the premier craft organizations in the country, is proud to partner with Saint Louis Lambert International Airport to present Artists as Educators: Craft Alliance’s Teaching Artists. The exhibition highlights the talented Craft Alliance faculty who inspire and elevate creativity in its studios. The exhibition runs mow thru February 15, 2021 in the Saint Louis Lambert International Airport Gallery East.

“Craft Alliance has a rich history of artists teaching in our studios,” says Stefanie Kirkland, Director of Galleries + Artists-in-Residence at Craft Alliance. “Our faculty is made up of exceptionally skilled practicing artists who teach classes for adults, as well as for children. Our teachers are hardworking artists and the driving force of leadership and passion that is present in our studio classrooms and in the community. We are excited to partner with Saint Louis Lambert International Airport to bring their inspiring work to a broader audience.”

Jessica Goodhart,



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,



Power Mobility Equipment, LLC

We are excited to announce that in addition to servicing lift chairs, power chairs, and scooters we are expanding our services to include hospital beds. We now offer evaluation and repair services for beds out of warranty. Feel free to reach out if you know someone who has a powered Mobility unit with any issues or needs maintenance. And we will offer 20% off evaluation. Contact list and social distancing is performed our technicians also wear masks and gloves

Angela Haas,, Power mobility Equipment llc. 314-277-0851



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



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,



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




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,




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 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 will be held in the East conference room off the main lobby. To register, call: 314-542-9378

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, 




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 ...


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,



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.

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.

Ways to Contribute:

Become a St. Louis Press Club Member

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