2019 Seniors' Resource Guide - Display Advertisers

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AccuCare AgeSmart 1 AgeSmart 2 Aging Ahead Aging Gracefully Alexian Court Apartments

Algonquin Nurses All Care Home Care Alzheimer's Assoc. Amen, Gantner & Cap. AmRamp Angels Within Aperion Care Assistance Home Care AW Healthcare Baue Bethesda Health Big Bend Woods BJC HomeCare BJC Hospice BJC - Evelyn's House BJC Volunteers Breakthrough Coalition Brookdale Senior Living

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Christian Comm. Home City of Chesterfield CLAIM Clinical Research Prof. Continuum Care Cordell Planning

Coulson Elder Law Debra Schuster Deer Valley Des Peres Hospital Dolan Memory Care Ed Golterman

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Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer's Association, Greater Missouri Chapter has an opening for a full-time Healthcare Outreach Specialist responsible for outreach to referring clinicians, ancillary healthcare and service providers with special attention to increasing service utilization among minority, high risk, and under-served populations. Minimum requirements for this position include: Bachelor’s degree with 2 years post graduate work experience with a background in sales, outreach, or marketing to health care settings; excellent communication skills and demonstrated success as an educator for professional audiences; demonstrated professional networking / relationships management skills and experience; knowledge of health administration, public health and dementia preferred. To apply, go to jobs.alz.org and search for Healthcare Outreach Specialist, St. Louis Missouri.

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

800-272-3900, www.alz.org/greatermissouri




St. Louis Dental Center

November 2 – 7:30 a.m.

Veterans will receive a free dental screening/exam. This is a first-come, first-served opportunity. St. Louis Community College faculty and students will participate and assist with teeth cleaning. Please bring a photo ID and your veteran certification form or VA card.

Judy Goodman, jgoodman@lentsandassoc.com, St. Louis Dental Center,

314-685-3553, https://stldentalcenter.org/



South County Health Center

November 6 – 8:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

RSVP by Friday, November 1, to Robin at rgillespie@stlouisco.com  or 314-615-4435 and let her know if you are an AARP member or a non-member. The course will be held at: Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 8:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. South County Health Center, auditorium 4580 S Lindbergh Blvd Sunset Hills, MO 63127.

Robin B. Gillespie, rgillespie@stlouisco.com, MAC, 314-615-4435,




BJC Hospice and Palliative Care

November 12 thru December 10

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

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

November 12 - Legal Matters & Goals of Care

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

December 10 - Alternate Therapies

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

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



The Polish Heritage Center

November 14 – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

For seniors who are 60+ years old and from the Metropolitan area. Join us in celebrating the “Village of Many Colors”. We’ll have a great time with light lunch, vendor health booths, live performing artists and more. You’ll have fun and meet new people from various ethnic backgrounds. The event will be held at: The Polish Heritage Center, 1413 N. 20th Street, 63106, on Thursday, November 14. RSVP to Chassity Kasier at chassity.kaiser@lssliving.org  or 31- 446-2475 today.

CHASSITY KASIER, chassity.kaiser@lssliving.org, MAC, 314-446-2475,




St. Elizabeth Hospital

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

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




I’d like to share 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, x26.

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




Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex

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

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



Washington University School of Medicine

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

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

314-273-1355, www.rradTrial.org



Lutheran Senior Services

Wednesdays – 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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

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




Womens’ Fitness and Designed Workouts

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

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




Lutheran Senior Services – The Village at Mackenzie Place

Wednesdays – 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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

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




Lutheran Senior Services

Mondays – 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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

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

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



Ellisville Parks and Recreation

November 5, 12, 19 – 7:30 to 8:50 p.m.

November 7 and 14 – 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.

November 18, 25 – 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.

December 2, 9 – 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.

Learn to dance or improve your moves in Bluebird Park this Fall. Instructor: Karen Merlin. Line dance for adults: Monday evenings Nov. 18 and 25, Dec. 2 and 9 at 6:15 - 7:15 p.m. Description: You can learn basic line dancing steps at an easy going pace. Be prepares for lots of fun, cardiovascular exercise and the opportunity to make new friends. No prior experience necessary or partner required. Easy Social Dance: Tuesday evenings Nov. 5, 12, and 19 7:30 - 8:50 pm Description: Whether you are preparing for a special occasion or you just want to dance for fun and fitness, this class is for you. You will learn to dance to any music, fast or slow. Simple basics of various rhythms will be taught as well as free-style dancing. Partner or singles are welcome. Latin Dance for Beginners: Thursday evenings Nov. 7 and 14 6:15 - 7:15 pm Description: Learn to dance the cha-cha in this beginning Latin class. No experience is necessary. Partners or singles are welcome. Non-rubber soled shoes recommended. Register online: ellisville.mo.us or by phone 636-227-7508.

Meghan Mollet, mmollet@ellisville.mo.us, Ellisville Parks and Recreation,

636-227-7508, www.ellisville.mo.us



St. Louis County Library

November 2 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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

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




St. Louis Community College

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

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

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





November 8 – 9:00 a.m.

Evidence-based Assessment and Interventions with older adults workshop presented by Dr. Marla Berg-Weger and Dr. Susan Tebb will provide an overview of contemporary gerontological practice issues with specific focus on the need for early short assessment by health & mental health care providers and inventions shown to be viable. Examples of assessment and intervention strategies will be highlighted. Interactive applications will provide participants with the opportunity to discuss, practice and reflect on strategies for assessing and intervening with older adults, particularly related to common geriatric syndromes. 3 CEHs $30 for SLU Alumni and current field instructors; $50 for all others and at the door Pre-register by November 1, 2019 All programs are held at Il Monastero 3050 Olive Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63103 Free parking is available in front of the building You may pre-register online at www.bit.ly/SLU_SWContEd If you need special accommodations, or have questions or concerns, please email conted@slu.edu or call Karen Bolinger at 314-977-2724.

Karen Bolinger, conted@slu.edu, Saint Louis University, 314-977-2724,




CenterPointe Hospital

December 6 – 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

CenterPointe Hospital Behavioral Health Lecture, Expressive Arts Therapy, presented by Cathy Lander-Goldberg, LCSW. St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute on Friday, December 6, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:00 a.m. at CenterPointe Hospital Gym 4801 Weldon Spring Pkwy., Weldon Spring, MO 63304 No cost. CEUS; 1.5 CEs for Social Workers, Counselors, Addiction Counselors The general public is also welcome to attend RSVP: sahunt@cphmo.net or


Sheila Hunt, sahunt@cphmo.net, CenterPointe Hospital, 636-345-6150,




St. Louis County Library

December 6 – 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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

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




FAAFP Venture Café

December 19 – 5:30 p.m.

Medicare for All to the Rescue Access to effective and affordable healthcare is a priority for all Americans. “Medicare for All” is becoming a popular solution, politically polarizing, and most people do not know the facts. Come learn the facts that affect you, your family, community, economy and the country. Dr. Ed Weisbart will define the healthcare crisis, discuss costs, the disruption to business and the economy, how the US compares to other countries, possible solutions, and how to support effective change. Having an informed opinion is beneficial for all and your future. Ed Weisbart, MD, CPE, FAAFP Venture Café St. Louis 4240 Duncan Ave, St. Louis 63110.

Don Crozier, doncrozier@gmail.com, Physicians for a National Health Program-Missouri, 314-265-3412, http://www.pnhpmo.org/



The Covo

November 2 – 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

In-Motion Filmmakers Conference on Saturday November 2, 2019 hosted at The Covo in downtown St. Louis. This all-day workshop will afford both novice and professional filmmakers the opportunity to learn emerging industry trends from 30+ industry experts, network with 200+ peers, participate in a Film Pitch Competition, and attract high-end professional work opportunities for media and film professionals in order to keep our talent working and thriving in the area. Continuity is a non-profit expanding diversity in media production through skills-based training, mentoring, and opportunities for untapped talent. All profits from In Motion will go to Continuity's programs. Ticket Price: $100 - $125.

Mary Sheets, info@inmotionconference.com, Continuity, 314-303-0723,




The Missouri History Museum – E. Desmond Lee Auditorium

November 6 – 10:30 a.m.

Maturity and its Muse presents The Silver Stages, The Gateway Harmonica Club on Wednesday, November 6, offering a broad repertoire of musical entertainment, the Club’s program is loaded with variety of musical styles, especially tunes that evoke memories of bygone eras. Come ready to laugh & smile. E. Desmond Lee Auditorium at The Missouri History Museum Doors Open: 10:00 a.m. Performance: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Admission is free with handicapped access.  For additional information, contact Lynn Hamilton at 314-420-1444 lynn@maturityanditsmuse.org.

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





November 9 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Banjos at Evangeline’s The St. Louis Banjo Club will provide an afternoon of lively music played on "America's fun instrument - the four-string banjo". Listen to a dozen banjo players playing the songs you know. Evangeline’s is located at 512 N. Euclid in the CWE, St. Louis, MO 63108. For more information, call 314-842-3185 or visit our website: www.stlouisbanjoclub.org. Great Cajun food and drinks from their menu. Did we mention the music is free?

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




Hermann, MO

November 16 – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Holiday Fare Wine Trail - On November 16 and 17, the seven Hermann area wineries will host the Holiday Fare Wine Trail, a celebration of good food and good wine. Participating wineries; Adam Puchta, Bias, Dierberg Star Lane, Hermannhof, OakGlenn, Robller and Stone Hill. The $30 ticket price includes a souvenir wine glass. Purchase tickets in advance online at www.HermannWineTrail.com or call the Hermann Welcome Center at 800-932-8687.

Patty Held, patty@pattyheldconsulting.com, Hermann Wine Trail, 800-932-8687,




Chamber Project St. Louis

November 22 – 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Redefining the ideal. Who gets to decide what’s beautiful and why? From the old traditions of Brahms, to the new pop infused, multicultural sounds of Dinuk Wijerante, and new sounds from one of St. Louis' most creative and original musicians, Syna So Pro, the music on this program will give you new ways to hear old sounds. Commissioned work by local composer Syna So Pro (Syreah Conaway) Dinuk Wijeratne, Two Pop Songs on Antique Poems Johannes Brahms, Sextet in G major Drinks available for purchase during concert. Kyle Lombard, violin Jane Price, violin Laura Reycraft, viola Joanna Mendoza, viola Valentina Takova, cello Tim Weddle, bass.

Dana Hotel, info@chamberprojectstl.org, Chamber Project St. Louis,

314-401-0450, http://chamberprojectstl.org/season12/beauty



St. Charles Convention Center

November 22 thru November 24

The 12th Annual Treasure Chest Holiday Expo is the premier holiday shopping event of the season. Over 200 booths filled with unique gift items, popular product vendors, one-of-a-kind arts and crafts, gourmet goodies, holiday and home décor, toys, books, games, and so much more. Special events daily; raffles and prizes throughout the weekend.  Free admission and free parking at the beautiful and conveniently located St. Charles Convention Ctr. Three days: Friday, November 22, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, November 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, November 24, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more info visit www.treasurechestshows.com

Janice McBroom, treasurechestshows@yahoo.com, Treasure Chest Shows,

314-503-6333, www.treasurechestshows.com.



Afton Community Center

December 1 – 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Santa Comes to Affton Community Center 9801 Mackenzie Road, St. Louis, MO 63123 Watch Santa Claus ride to the Affton Community Center on a fire truck from the Affton Fire Protection District! Santa will light the holiday tree and pass out treats to children. Enjoy a dance recital by Footnotes and don’t forget your camera for a great photo opportunity. Call 314-615-8822 for more information. All Ages Sunday 12/1 Free 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Caitlin Reuter, creuter@stlouisco.com, St. Louis County Parks, 314-615-8820,




The Missouri History Museum – E. Desmond Lee Auditorium

December 11 – 10:30 a.m.

Maturity and Its Muse, The Silver Stages Series, presents St. Louis Strutters on Wednesday, December 11. The Strutters have been performing fast tapping precision dance routines with a rich history of skill and dedication thirty years. This high-kicking chorus line perform rhythm tap dances with style and glamour. E. Desmond Lee Auditorium at The Missouri History Museum.  Doors open at 10:00 a.m. with performance 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Admission is free with handicapped access. Information: Lynn Hamilton 314-420-1444 lynn@maturityanditsmuse.org

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




Afton, St. Louis Parks and Recreation

December 14 – 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Affton Community Center Flea Market 9801 Mackenzie Road, St. Louis, MO 63123. Here is your opportunity to clean out the clutter for vendors or collect a rare treasure or bargain as a buyer. Free Admission 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. or $20 per table for vendors Call 314-615-8822 to reserve your spot.

Caitlin Reuter, creuter@stlouisco.com, St. Louis County Parks, 314-615-8820,




Jeopardy Joe

Win a free Jeopardy Joe program for your community, social group or organization. Beginning today, any senior community, social group or organization that books a Jeopardy Joe program will be entered into a drawing for a second free program. The drawing will be held January 1, 2020. The winner will be able to schedule their free program for any convenient date or time after the drawing date. For further information contact Jeopardy Joe at 314-399-2223 or visit the Jeopardy Joe website at http;//www.jeopardyjoe.com/drawing. Good Luck.

Joseph White, joe@jeopardyjoe.com, JEOPARDY JOE, 314-399-2223,





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

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




Fairwinds River’s Edge

Fridays – 3:00 p.m.

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

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




Edward Jones Headquarter Building

November 21

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

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

St. Louis Press Club, infor@stlpressclub.org



Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel

December 5 – 10:30 a.m.

Honoring exceptional caregivers in long term care on December 5. Join us on Thursday, December 5 at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel for the 25th Anniversary of the Caregiver Awards Luncheon. Almost 100 caregivers will be honored in front of 600 people from the local long-term care community as we recognize staff and volunteers for the 25th year who demonstrate excellence and exemplify commitment to quality of long-term care. These honorees do an outstanding job caring for and respecting the rights of those in long-term care. They represent the "best of the best" caregivers in long-term care including skilled nursing, assisted living, residential care communities, medical and non-medical in-home providers, hospice agencies and adult day care programs. You will be inspired by their incredible stories of dedication to those in their care. From among the nominees, 18 "Caregivers of the Year" and two 20-Year Lifetime Award Recipients will be selected. Get tickets today. The Early Bird Special ends November 15. Individual tickets $80 and Tables are $800. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.voycestl.org/events/caregiver-awards-luncheon/ or call 314-918-8222.

Mary Lynn Faunda Donovan, mlfdonovan@voycestl.org, VOYCE, 314-918-8222,




Lighthouse for the Blind

National Preparedness Month every September encourages families, businesses, communities and schools to develop emergency survival plans. In St. Louis, Missouri, 48 legally blind employees at Lighthouse for the Blind – Saint Louis (LHB) are doing their part by producing medical kits; catheters, adhesives, pandemic flu kits, aerosol and liquid cleaners among many products for business, consumer and government customers. In fact, the Lighthouse is one of the nation’s top providers of emergency preparedness kits to help people survive earthquakes, hurricanes, tornados, blizzards, floods and more. The Lighthouse brand is Quake Kare/Emergency Ready (https://www.quakekare.com). https://lhbindustries.com/ Call 314-423-4333.

Jeff Dunap, jmdpr2@gmam.com, Lighthouse for the Blind–Saint Louis, 314-423-4333,




Capitol Henry Hopper Esquire – English Spot Rabbit

Introducing a new U.S. Fun-Tastic Historical Fiction book for children. In his book, Henry Hopper, ESQ, whips up a whirl-wind by hopping, and spinning, and shouting “Talley-Ho”!  Then tickety-boo he travels to each of the U.S. States where he meets animal characters who share the history of their state, capital and Capitol Buildings, with tales filled with fun and facts that allow children (of all ages) to learn American history fun-tastically. Henry also shares Blog time with his buddy, Mission Mouse Miguel   Here kids of all ages can learn cool facts each week. Henry, Miguel, and I have included the Blog address so you can check it out, and sign up for his Weekly Blog Post, or order any of the books now available.  Capitol Henry Hopper, ESQ available at www.onemouseproductions.com and on Amazon, author, Jyl Westbrook.

Mission Mouse Miguel, www.onemouseproductions.com




MLO Law LLC is proud to announce their recent Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) and Women's Business Enterprises (WBE) certification awarded by City of St. Louis fostering diversity in our region. We are licensed to practice in Missouri and Illinois. We also excited to announce that we recently moved our new location to accommodate our growth. The new space will allow us to add more functions and to better serve our clients. We thank everyone for their continued support through the years and look forward to seeing you in our new ‘home’. Our mission at MLO Law LLC is to understand and help our clients. We are committed to helping individuals and their loved ones, as well as meeting their business needs. Customer service is our number one priority and we are firmly dedicated to creating new strategies for our growth through exceptional, unmatched client satisfaction. You can contact us at 314-932-7111 or jamie@mlolaw.us.  Visit us at www.mlolaw.us for more information.

Usha Kesavan, usha@mlolaw.us, MLO Law LLC, 314-932-7111, www.mlolaw.us 



Harrisons Auctions

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

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



East-West Gateway of St. Louis

East-West Gateway is currently in the process of updating the Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan (CHSTP) for the St. Louis region, which seeks to improve mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities, and we want your input. Providers and users of these services can give their feedback by completing the online surveys below: Transportation Provider Survey — https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/transportationprovider. Take this survey if you work for an agency that provides public transit or other transportation services. Public User Survey — https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/publicuser. Take this survey if you use public transit or other transportation services. Transportation providers and users are also encouraged to share the survey links with their networks.

Frank Johnson, frank@ewgateway.org, East-West Gateway Council of Governments

314-421-4220, www.ewgateway.org



Assistance Home Care

Assistance Home Care is pleased to announce that in addition to our non-medical home care services through our four offices, we are now providing Skilled Nursing Care since May and have an incredible team of RNs and LPNs to assist you and your clients with all of their non-medical & medical home care needs.

Allen Serfas, allen@assistancehc.com, Assistance Home Care, 314-795-6773,




Aging Ahead

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

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




Keeping Us Safe, LLC

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

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




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

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

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



St. Louis HELP Website

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

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

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



Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel

December 5

VOYCE, the long-term care ombudsman program for the Greater St. Louis area, will celebrate its 25th Anniversary Caregiver Awards Luncheon on December 5, 2019 at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel. VOYCE’s mission is to educate and empower persons and their families for quality of living across the continuum of long-term care within its 21-county service area. The event will award 18 Caregivers of the Year and 2 Lifetime Achievement honors to St. Louis area long-term care staff and volunteers who have gone above and beyond to improve the quality of life and health for the residents in their care. This year’s outstanding nominees come from over 50 adult day care, skilled nursing, residential, assisted living, home care, and hospice organizations. Enjoy an afternoon full of inspiration, celebration, and networking! Early bird registration pricing is available until November 15. Please visit www.voycestl.org/events or call

314-919-2410 for additional details about the Luncheon and opportunities to become involved.

Meaghan Bailey, mbailey@voycestl.org, VOYCE, 314-919-2410, www.voycestl.org



St. Louis Bridge Center

The St. Louis Bridge Center announced that Susan Perez and Michael Bono won the 2019 Bridge-Builder Awards, which honor duplicate bridge players whose honesty, integrity, competence, zeal, and leadership – in short, professionalism – have earned the respect of the duplicate bridge playing community. Perez, who learned to play when she was 15, won the experienced-player category. Bono, with 4 years since his first beginning bridge class, is relatively new to the game. John Hagedorn, president of the St. Louis Bridge Center, commented: “Susan and Michael represent the best of the Bridge Center. They’re friendly, honest, respectful of others, constantly work to improve their own game, and to inspire others to improve their game, too. We’re delighted to honor Susan and Michael with this award.” The St. Louis Bridge Center was the 7th largest bridge club in the country for 2018. It is the premier place in St. Louis to enjoy the game of duplicate bridge, with 75 tables available for players of all skill levels in a well-lit setting. Amenities include automatic scoring pads, hand records, free snacks, coffee, and iced tea. The bridge center holds regular classes, and also hosts nationally recognized teachers and authors.

Sharon Sweet, sharon.sweet75@gmail.com, St. Louis Bridge Center, 719-963-1580,




Missouri Baptist Medical Center

November 12 thru December 10

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

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

Michele Prevedel, mprevedel@vnastl.org, Visiting Nurse Association of Greater St. Louis-Visit-A-Bit, 314-918-7171, https://visitabit.org/



St. Charles, St. Louis, Jefferson Counties

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

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


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St. Louis Country Human Resources

Seeking Volunteers for the County Older Resident Programs’ Tax Assistance Volunteers are needed to assist County residents who are 60 years and older and have moderate incomes for 2019 filing taxes. Are you good with numbers or know someone who is? Volunteers will prepare and file simple tax returns at sites in North, South & West County. Experience preparing tax returns is helpful. VITA Training will be provided Like working with people or know someone who does? Become appointment schedulers. Friendly greeters are needed in the various tax locations. No tax experience is required. Great Customer Service experience is desired. Training will be provided to become a volunteer in the tax program, contact Mike Nickel at

314-615-4021 Mileage Reimbursement is Available.

Robin B Gillespie, rgillespie@stlouisco.com, St. Louis County Human Services

314-615-4435, http://www.stlouisco.com/HealthandWellness/HumanServices/CountyOlderResidentPrograms



St. Louis County Human Resources

If you are retired and looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity, look no further - County Older Resident Programs (CORP) has the perfect solution for you. The program matches volunteers with adults 60 years and older, who need rides to high priority destinations and lives near the volunteer. Orientation, defensive driving training, and mileage reimbursement are provided. These destinations range from medical appointments and more. CORP volunteers support in allowing them to remain healthy and living independently longer. Karen Miller has been a volunteer driver since 2013 and drives customers on average 2-3 days a week. “So many people really need and appreciate us,” she says. “Meeting people and helping them, makes me feel good!” Ms. Burke is an example of the appreciation that customers feel for CORP volunteer drivers. “I can’t say enough about all of the volunteers and the transportation service I receive from CORP. The volunteers are very caring people. I believe that if it weren’t for CORP, I don’t believe I would still be living at the age of 92. When I go with CORP and the volunteers, I feel like a different person when I come home. They make my day!” To become a CORP volunteer driver, please call 314-615-4516.

Robin B Gillespie, rgillespie@stlouisco.com, St. Louis County Human Services

314-615-4435, http://www.stlouisco.com/HealthandWellness/HumanServices/CountyOlderResidentPrograms



The Missouri Poison Center

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

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

314-612-5719, www.missouripoisoncenter.org



Aging Ahead Star Program

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

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




Preferred Hospice

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

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




LifeWise STL

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

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



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. The next training is scheduled in St. Louis at Aging Ahead, Aug. 20 and 21.  Call the SMP

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

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




Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics

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

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




Anodyne Podiatry

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

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




St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program

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

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

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


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