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House Fit

September 25 – 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

HouseFit is excited to offer a Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention program. Join us at this free preview event on September 25 at 12:30 p.m. to learn how Tai Chi is beneficial for older adults and specifically for those with arthritis and balance concerns. You'll also have the opportunity to try some of the Tai Chi moved that are done during a typical class! Where: HouseFit at 3809 Lemay Ferry Rd, Saint Louis MO 63125 Space is limited, call to reserve your spot at 314-339-7430.

Hannah Brandt, hannah@housefitstl.com, HouseFit, 314-339-7430, www.housefitstl.com



BJC Hospice and Palliative Care

October 8 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.

October 8 - Home Care Choices & How to find assistance at home

Learn about the difference between insurance-approved skilled home care and other home care choices, including private duty, home medical equipment, supplies, and other resources to help in the care of your loved one.

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 Villages of St. Peters

October 24 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The Villages of St. Peters is offering a Flu Shot Day. Schnucks Pharmacy will be at our community on October 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. No cost flu shots with most insurance plans. 5400 Executive Centre Pkwy., St. Peters, MO 63376 Call with questions - Lori Guilliams, 314-471-3757

Lori Guilliams, lori.guilliams@nhccare.com, The Villages of St. Peters, 636-922-7600,




The Villages of St. Peters

October 24 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The Villages is partnering with Schnucks and offering free flu shots (bill your insurance). Traditional, preservative-free and senior flu vaccines will be available. The Villages of St. Peters 5400 Executive Centre Pkwy. St. Peters, MO 63376 314-471-3757 All are welcome. Stop in, have a cup of coffee and get your flu shot.

Lori Guilliams, lori.guilliams@nhccare.com, The Villages of St. Peters, 314-471-3757,




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,




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

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



St. Louis Economic Development Partnership – Helix Center

September 18 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

SBIR/STTR: Business basics video presentation 9/18/2019, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Total Hours: 2:00. This video seminar describes the SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) and STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) programs, including definitions, eligibility, solicitations, proposal process, benefits, and assistance available from the SBTDC. All SLEDP Incubator clients attend free, all others $50.00 admission.  Please register at: https://missouri.ecenterdirect.com . Hosted at St. Louis Economic Development Partnership-Helix Center 1100 Corporate Square, Creve Coeur, MO 63123.  For details contact Lynette Oliver at 314-405-8400.

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, MO SBDC, 314-405-8400, https://extension2.missouri.edu



St. Louis City Public Library

September 18 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Finding the Like Button: Online Marketing 101. September 18, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This event will provide current and future business owners a framework for creating a comprehensive online marketing strategy. Participants will learn what information is needed to successfully choose online marketing tools for their brand and use them to create conversions or engagements. Register at: https://www.slpl.org  For details contact 314-241-2288.  There is no cost for this event to be held at St. Louis City Public Library, 1301 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103.

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, St. Louis City Public Library, 314-241-2288,




St. Louis Bridge

September 20 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

First of three Phillip Adler bridge workshops. Topic: Come and Help Your Partners Defense Sign up at www.stlouisbridge.org $40.00 1270 North Price Road in Olivette Call 314-569-1430 for additional information.

RICHARD LAZAROFF, dick.lazaroff@gmail.com, St. Louis Bridge Center,

314-973-9370, www.stlouisbridge.org  



St. Louis City Public Library

September 25 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Small Business Financials: Show Me My Money. September 25, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This event will assist entrepreneurs with understanding and analyzing the major financial statements. Participants will learn how to calculate basic financial ratios and identify areas of financial opportunity within their businesses. Register at: https://www.slpl.org  For details contact 314-241-2288.  There is no cost for this event to be held at St. Louis City Public Library,1301 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103.

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, St. Louis City Public Library, 314-241-2288,




Cordell Planning Partners – Chesterfield

September 26 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Cordell Planning Partners, an elder care law firm dedicated to providing smart solutions for seniors, is hosting a complimentary workshop in Chesterfield to highlight the legal complexities facing seniors as they age. The workshop will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Thursday, September 26, 2019, at the Cordell Planning Partners office in Chesterfield. (600 Kellwood Parkway, Chesterfield, MO 63017). Registration for the free workshop is available online at eldercarelaw.com/workshops. Planning and protecting estates and valuable belongings can be a complicated process. It is critical to understand all the available options and identify if a current plan meets any goals seniors may have. Unfortunately, most people don’t prepare for long-term care because of the cost or the financial consequences that ultimately cannot be avoided. These free workshops will walk attendees through "Planning As You Age: Legal Complexities Facing Senior Citizens.”

Cordell Planning Partners, Matt Allen, 314-587-3610, mallen@cordelllaw.com



SBA/Urban League Small Business Empowerment Alliance

October 8 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Understanding Financial Statements: Where is Your money going? October 8, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Manage Your financials - Don't let Them Manage You is designed for business owners, managers, accountants, bankers and consultants who need to know how to turn financial statements into useful management tools. During this course, you will learn to identify key business information that is captured on the income statement and balance sheet. You will learn to calculate several ratios and understand what those ratios mean in terms of business productivity and success. You will leave this session with a greater understanding of how to read and interpret financial documents and how to use that information to drive business decisions. Register at: https://missouri.ecenterdirect.com. There is no cost for this event to be held at SBA/Urban League Small Business Empowerment Alliance 9420 W. Florissant Avenue, Ferguson, MO 63136.

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, MO SBDC, 314-405-8400, https://extension2.missouri.edu



SBA/Urban League Small Business Empowerment Alliance

October 22 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Are you ready to make the Government your next customer?  October 22, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Have you ever wondered what it takes to do business with the federal government? Join the SBA, Procurement Technical Assistance Center(PTAC) and the Small Business Development Center and learn how government contracting works, how specialized federal certifications can boost your business and also get acquainted with the assistance available to you to help you as you navigate through this process. Register at https://missouri.ecenterdirect.com   This event is free to attend, at SBA/Urban League Small Business Empowerment Alliance, 9420 W. Florissant Avenue, Ferguson, MO 63136/For details contact-Lynette Oliver 314-405-8400.

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, MO SBDC, 314-405-8400, https://extension2.missouri.edu



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,




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,





Glen Echo Country Club

September 23

Please join Mother of Good Counsel Home on Monday, September 23 for our annual golf tournament at Glen Echo Country Club. Sponsorships are available and we welcome golfers. Please contact Marsha Heine at 314-383-4765 or mheine@mogch.org  for more information.

Marsha Heine, mheine@mogch.org,  Mother of Good Counsel Home, 314-383-4765, www.mogch.org  



Elks Club

September 26 – 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Elks Club on September 26, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., the St. Louis Banjo Club will provide a free evening of live music played on "America's fun instrument-the four-string banjo". Sing along and listen to 15 banjo players playing the songs you know. The Elks Club is located at 6330 Heege Road (at Mackenzie), St. Louis, MO 63123. For more information, call 314-842-3185 or visit our website: www.stlouisbanjoclub.org. Table seating and cash bar. Food available for purchase from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Includes Hamburgers, Wings, Shrimp, Ravioli and Fries or bring your own snacks. Did we mention the music is free with room to dance?

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




Ballpark Village

October 1 – 6:00 p.m.

Grant Fuhr and his former teammates provide a never-before-seen look into his NHL Hall of Fame career through his years on the Edmonton Oilers, St. Louis Blues, Toronto Maple Leafs and other professional & junior teams. Teammates and all-time rivals including Wayne Gretzky, Brett Hull, Mark Messier, Chris Pronger, Martin Brodeur, Al MacInnis, Kelly Chas, Theo Fleury, Jarome Ignila and more discuss what it was like playing with, and against the goaltending legend. Catch this historic film on the the 40ft big screen inside Ballpark Village with a Q&A session with Grant Fuhr and two of his former St. Louis teammates, Kelly Chase and Darren Pang.


Jhod Cardinal, jhod@upstreamflix.com, Score G Production Films, 778-233-5463



Chamber Project, St. Louis

October 3 – 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Concert on October 11

Be a part of a working rehearsal with Chamber Project St. Louis. Learn about the process of making music in this casual, interactive musical experience. Ask questions about the music, the instruments, the musicians - whatever comes to mind. A moderator will facilitate engagement between the audience and the musicians, who will be preparing a piece for the upcoming concert on October 11. A truly unique opportunity to learn about the process of making music come alive.

Dana Hotel, info@chamberprojectstl.org, Chamber Project St. Louis, 314-401-0450,




Central West End

October 11 - 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Often, the lens we use to hear music changes with the passage of time. Despite early popularity, Mendelssohn was met with anti-semitism and denigration of his work. Though he was not regarded as a success during his lifetime, his work is now treasured for its creative originality. Growing up in the American South, Florence Price fought hard for her success in a country divided by race and deeply ingrained gender roles. Nearly 20 years after the heartbreaking tragedy of 9/11, Cindy McTees’ (wife of Leonard Slatkin) Adagio provides us with a chance to respond, contemplate, and heal. This is their first performance in an exciting new space, projects plus gallery in the Central West End. Cindy McTee*, Adagio Florence Price, Five Folk Songs Felix Mendelssohn, String Quintet No 2.

Dana Hotel, info@chamberprojectstl.org, Chamber Project St. Louis, 314-401-0450,




Afton, St. Louis Parks and Recreation

October 12 – 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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,




Delmar Loop Gallery Craft Alliance Center of Art and Design

Now thru October 27 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Fidencio Fifield-Perez: Little Cuttings, thru October 27 Opening reception: (beginning Friday, August 30) 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Delmar Loop Gallery Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design. 6640 Delmar Blvd St. Louis, MO 63130. Fidencio Fifield-Perez faces scrutiny and political debate every day in the United States. Born in Oaxaca, Mexico, his family migrated to North Carolina for a better life and more opportunities. Fifield-Perez was raised in North Carolina and attended Memphis College of Art for a BFA. Upon graduating, he applied for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), which allowed him to attend The University of Iowa for an MA and MFA. His work explores his personal experiences with immigration and the ever-evolving concept of “home.” Weaving together traditional craft techniques and family traditions, Fifield-Perez creates his own visual language. This exhibition is presented in conjunction with Innovations in Textiles 2019, a regional collaborative event celebrating fiber art. Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design, 314-725-1177, https://craftalliance.org

Michael Powell, michael.powell@craftalliance.org



Union Avenue Opera

October 10

Union Avenue Opera announces 25th Anniversary Gala, October 10. St. Louis, MO,

The 25th Anniversary Season will culminate with a Gala on Thursday, October 10 at the Barnett on Washington. Guests will enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by a masterfully crafted gourmet meal with a special musical performance by three notable UAO alum: Kenneth Overton (Stephen Kumalo, Lost in the Stars), Elise Quagliata (Sister James, Doubt), and Marsha Thompson (Abigaille, Nabucco). The evening will be hosted by Kathy Lawton Brown of Classic 107.3, The Voice for the Arts in St. Louis.

Join us as we celebrate Union Avenue Opera’s 25th Anniversary in the festive ambiance of The Barnett on Washington. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by a masterfully crafted gourmet meal with a musical performance by Kenneth Overton (Stephen Kumalo, Lost in the Stars), Elise Quagliata (Sister James, Doubt), Marsha Thompson (Abigaille, Nabucco) and hosted by Kathy Lawton Brown, Classic 107. 3. Tickets are on sale now. Call 314-361-2881 or visit unionavenueopera.org for more information.  Union Avenue Opera was founded in 1994 to bring affordable, professional, original-language opera to St. Louis, a mission the company continues to pursue to this day. UAO is committed to hiring the most talented artists, directors, designers and technicians both locally and from across the United States. UAO provides promising young singers the first steppingstone of their professional career. UAO is a publicly supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered in Missouri. In 2018 UAO became an OPERA American Professional Company Member. OPERA America is the national membership organization for artists, administrators and audiences, dedicated to support the creation, presentation and enjoyment of opera.



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,





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,





Monestero Event Center

September 20 – 8:00 a.m.

Mavis T. Thompson, Esq., License Collector's Office, City of St. Louis is hosting their Annual Senior Forum Series on Friday, September 20, 2019, 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The theme is Mind Body and Soul. There will be hot breakfast, networking and giveaways with several vendors participating. The event will be held at the Monestero Event Center, 3050 Olive Street, St. Louis Missouri 63103. Contact Alnita at  314-622-4643 to register or for more information.

Mavis Thompson, Esq, hopkinsa@stlouis-mo.gov, License Collector's Office City of St. Louis, 314-622-4643


Starburst Gala

Stifel Theater

September 21 - 6:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

The time has come for the Affinia Healthcare Foundation's annual Starburst Gala. Join us on September 21, 2019 for a spectacular time on the Stifel Theatre stage.  Register now to be a part of this exciting event and support our mission, addressing unmet healthcare needs in our community. To register and/or sponsor our gala go to (link: https://affiniahealthcare.org/donate/) #StarburstGala #BoldlyInspired #AffiniaHealthcareFoundation

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



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, https://lhbindustries.com



Emerest Health of Missouri

Emerest Health of Missouri announces they are offering a higher wage of $12 per hour for Consumer Directed Service. Emerest is a home healthcare agency for Missouri’s CDS program. CDS is a Medicaid-funded program that enables Missouri seniors and individuals with special health needs to hire the caregiver of their choice to help with daily activities. This personal care attendant (PCA) is traditionally a family member or may also be a friend or neighbor. “Research shows that quality care strongly correlates with compensation,” says Josh Klein, CEO of Emerest Health. “We believe that when we pay caregivers a respectable wage of $12 an hour, they can provide better care to their patient, thus benefiting the patient, their family, their community and the entire state of Missouri.” Emerest Health pays the highest posted wages for Consumer Directed Services in Missouri. When an eligible Missourian signs up or switches their CDS to Emerest their caregiver will earn $12 per hour. Emerest Health is located at 9270 Olive Blvd and can be reached at 1-833-937-2912 or online at www.wepay12.com.

Nate Cohn, ncohn@emerest.com, Emerest Health Of Missouri, 314-279-4700, www.wepay12.com  



Beck and Lenox Estate Planning and Elder Law, LLC

Rudy D. Beck, owner and principal of Beck Estate Planning & Elder Law, LLC, is pleased to announce his firm’s new name, Beck & Lenox Estate Planning & Elder Law, LLC. This change reflects past and future contributions by his partner, Jayson “Jay” Lenox. Serving the aging population and their families in the greater St. Louis area since 1974, Beck & Lenox continues its focus on estate planning, specialty trusts, long-term care asset protection planning, Medicaid planning, and Veterans benefits. Both attorneys are members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA).

Diane Distl, ddistl@beckelderlaw.com, Beck Estate Planning & Elder Law, LLC, 636-946-7899, www.beckelderlaw.com



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, www.assistancehomecarestlouis.com



Dr. Ashley Ali

Signature Orthopedics, a division of Signature Medical Group, is welcoming Dr. Ashley H. Ali to the South County location in August. Dr. Ali attended Windsor High School in her hometown of Imperial, Missouri, and played Division I basketball at Florida Gulf Coast University. She received her medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 2013, and recently completed her fellowship in sports medicine at Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas. "I love working with tools, building/rebuilding things, and I am extremely meticulous — which turn out to be excellent traits for an orthopedic surgeon,” Dr. Ali said. “I love that with orthopedic surgery you can see the product of your work; if it’s broken — fix it." Dr. Ali is accepting new patients at our South County and Fenton locations. For more information, please visit www.signaturemedicalgroup.com/south-county.  Signature Medical Group is comprised of more than 150 independent physicians and practitioners who provide individualized patient care in adult and pediatric orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology, allergy and immunology, colon and rectal surgery, family medicine, general surgery, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, podiatry, and rheumatology. Physicians at Signature Medical Group practices see patients at dozens of locations in the St. Louis and Kansas City areas.

Kala O’Connor, Marketing and Public Relations, Signature Medical Group, 314-628-1650 x2623, koconnor@signaturehealth.net



Aging Ahead

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

Stephanie Patrick, spatrick@agingahead.org, Aging Ahead, 636-207-0847, https://www.agingahead.org/who-we-are/careers/



On The Move STL

Announcing On The Move STL, a company with professional organizers who unpack and organize you after a move. Contact www.onthemovestl.com or onthemovestlouis@gmail.com, 314-578-2914.

Lisa Gilliam, lisa@sixhourorganizer.com, Six Hour Organizer, 314-578-2914, www.sixhourorganizer.com


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 



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




December 5 - 10:30 a.m.

Do you know an EXCEPTIONAL CAREGIVER working in long-term care? Make sure to nominate them by September 13th so they can be honored at the 25th Anniversary Caregiver Awards Luncheon on Thursday, December 5th, 2019. Imagine them being recognized in front of 600 people from local long-term care communities. What an incredible way to recognize your exceptional caregivers who are providing quality long-term care! Eligible nominees can be from skilled nursing, assisted living and residential care settings, medical and non-medical in-home providers, hospice agencies and adult day care programs in our 21-county service area. Be sure to save the date! For more information: https://www.voycestl.org/events/caregiver-awards-luncheon/ or call 314-918-8222.

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




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



Assistance Home Care

Fortune Magazine Names The 50 Best Places to Work in Aging Services for 2019! #3 in Best Workplaces for Aging Services™ 2019 Congratulations to Assistance Home Care on being named to the Best Workplace lists for 2019! Caregivers and patients often form bonds that resemble familial connections. The most exemplary of organizations that facilitate caregiving extend this feeling to interpersonal relationships among colleagues, too. To tally the second annual Best Workplaces in Aging Services list, Fortune research partner Great Place to Work analyzed survey results from more than 223,000 employees working in the at-home care and senior housing sectors of the aging services industry. https://www.greatplacetowork.com/certified-company/7018738

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



National Association of Realtors Awards Seniors Real Estate Specialist to Wendy Huffmaster, with Realty Executives of St. Louis. Wendy joins an elite group of just 15,000 real estate professionals who have earned the SRES Designation. "Working with Seniors to meet their housing needs requires expert understanding of their lifestyle, family and personal needs, and financial resources. Buying or selling, seniors can be confident that a Realtor with the SRES Designation is equipped to help them every step of the way," said Wendy. You can contact Wendy at 314-221-4864 or wendyhuffmaster@realtyexecutives.com.

Wendy Huffmaster, wendyhuffmaster@realtyexecutives.com, Realty Executives of St. Louis, 314-221-4864, www.wendyhuffmaster.com 



Missouri Baptist Medical Center

October 8 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 October 8, November 12, and December 10.

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



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.

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


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American Red Cross

September 19 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Join us and learn how little time it takes to have an enormous impact on your local community. We can help you find a volunteer opportunity which works with your schedule and desire to help. We guarantee you will learn something you didn't realize the Red Cross does in your community to help others. Bring comfort, resources and hope to those affected by a local disaster, including house fires, floods, and tornados. Deliver life-saving blood to local hospitals. Welcome blood donors at local blood drives. Assist military members and their families, VA patients and veterans Hear directly from volunteers about why they are so passionate about what they do. Any questions or to schedule a presentation to your community organization, student group or religious organization, contact: Kristin Pendleton. Call/Text: 314-281-7968. |

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




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, www.agingahead.org



Preferred Hospice

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

Terri Bapst, www.tbapst.stl@preferredhospice.com, Preferred Hospice of MO NE, 636-527-9330



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, www.agingahead.org



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, https://nibjournal.org/



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, 314-412-7518



St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program

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

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

Jeff Dunlap, jmdpr2@gmail.com, St. Louis HELP Warehouse, 314-409-5203, http://www.stlhelp.org

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