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      EMPLOYMENT

HEALTHCARE OUTREACH SPECIALIST

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

 


     HEALTH & WELLNESS

FREE FLU SHOTS

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, www.vofsp.com

 

FLU SHOT DAY

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, www.vofsp.com

 

TRUNK OR TREAT

The Meadowlands in O’Fallon

October 25 – 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Come enjoy a family fun night at The Meadowland's in O'Fallon Trunk or Treat. It will be hosted in our well-lit parking lot for everyone to enjoy. 135 Meadowlands Estates Lane,  O'Fallon, Missouri 63366.  636-923-8465.

Sean Hardin, mdow.mkt@meridiansenior.com, Assisted Living at the Meadowlands,

636-978-3600, https://www.meridiansenior.com/community/the-meadowlands/

 

FREE AARP DRIVERS' REFRESHER COURSE

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, WWW.MACMETROPOLITANSTL314.ORG

 

FREE MULTI-CULTURAL SENIOR EVENT

The Polish Heritage Center

November 11 – 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, WWW.MACMETROPOLITANSTL314.ORG

 

FREE CAREGIVER CLASSES

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

 

CROSSROADS HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS

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, https://www.crossroadshospice.com/

 

STAYING COOL IN THE HEAT

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, www.steliz.org

 

PICKLEBALL

Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex

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

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

 

BRAIN HEALTH RESEARCH STUDY

Washington University School of Medicine

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

Adriana Martin, azmartin@wustl.edu, Washington University School of Medicine, 314-273-1355, www.rradTrial.org

 

FREE HEALTH SCREENING WITH A FAITH COMMUNITY NURSE

Lutheran Senior Services

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

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

 

FITNESS CONSULTATION

Womens’ Fitness and Designed Workouts

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

Christine Bond, cbondfit@gmail.com, Womens’ Fitness and designed workouts, 314-541-3556

 

FREE HEALTH SCREENING WITH A FAITH COMMUNITY NURSE

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,

www.lssliving.org

 

FREE HEALTH SCREENING WITH A FAITH COMMUNITY NURSE

Lutheran Senior Services

Mondays – 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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

Leigh Anne Hoormann, leighanne.hoormann@LSSLiving.org, Lutheran Senior Services, 314-830-0919, https://www.lssliving.org


     LECTURES & CONT. EDUCATION

ELDER CARE PLANNING WORKSHOP

Cordell Planning Chesterfield Office

October 16 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 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 October 16 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the St. Charles County Library – Spencer Road Branch in St. Peters (427 Spencer Rd, St Peters, MO 63376). Registration for the free workshop is available online at www.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 workshop topics include:

· Qualifying for government funds without losing everything, No-cost pre-planning approaches to preserving assets

· Trusts: Differences between revocable and irrevocable

· Information on probate, power of attorney, living wills, and health care proxies

Register for a free Cordell Planning Partners workshop to learn more about the steps seniors need to take to ensure that their assets and future are protected.

The workshop will take place in the first-floor meeting room. Light snacks will be provided, and parking is free for this event.

Please visit www.ElderCareLaw.com or call 866-3-ELDERLAW (866-335-3375). Offices in Chesterfield, MO; Edwardsville, IL; Independence, MO; Overland Part, KS; and Saint Charles, MO.

www.eldercarelaw.com, 888-335-3375

 

LEARN TO DANCE

Ellisville Parks and Recreation

October 15, 22, 29 – 8:50 p.m.

October 17, 24 – 6:15 – 7:15 p.m.

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 Oct. 15, 22, and 29, 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 Oct. 17 and 24, 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

 

DOING BUSINESS WITH THE GOVERNMENT

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

 

UNDERSTANDING AND TREATING ANOREXA NERVOSA

CenterPointe Hospital

October 25 – 8:30 a.m.

CenterPointe Hospital event Behavioral Health Lecture, Understanding and Treating Adolescent Anorexa Nervosa for Community Providers. Presented by Laura Huff, Ph.D., on Friday, October 25, 2019.  Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:00 a.m., Lecture 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at CenterPointe Hospital Gym, 4801 Weldon Spring Pkwy, St. Charles, MO 63304.  This is a free event.  sahunt@cphmo.net  636-345-6150

Sheila Hunt, sahunt@cphmo.net, CenterPointe Hospital, 800-345-6150, www.centerpointehospital.com

 

STARTING AND MANAGING A SMALL BUSINESS

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, https://www.slcl.org

 

BUSINESS PLAN WRITING WORKSHOP

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, https://www.stlcc.edu

 

EVIDENCE BASED ASSESSMENTS AND INTERVENTIONS-OLDER ADULTS

Monastero

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, www.bit.ly/SLU_SWContEd  

 

SMALL BUSINESS/NON-PROFIT EXPO

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, https://www.slcl.org

 

MEDICARE FACTS

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/


     ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

FALL MUSIC, FOOD, AND DANCING

Fenton Parks and Recreation

October 18 – 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

We are celebrating Thanksgiving, harvest time and cooler weather with a night filled with great food, dancing, and music. The Backstreet Cruisers are back for the night of good old Rock n’ Roll from the 50’s and 60’s featuring excellent cover songs of such musical greats as Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, and many more. This feel good music is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Pre-registration is required by October 14. Menu: Polish sausage, German potato salad, German red cabbage, rye bread and butter, German chocolate cake, ice-tea, coffee, apple cider Friday, October 18, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. Fee: $20 per person.

Rec Supervisor, parksandrec@fentonmo.org, RiverChase, 636-343-0067

 

LIVING LEGENDS, EVENTBRITE

Monastero Banquet Center

October 19 – 6:00 p.m.

Please join the Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalists in honoring this year's Living Legends: Ruth Ezell of the Nine Network, Odell Mitchell Jr. and Cleora Hughes, both retired from the Post-Dispatch. The celebration at Il Monastero Banquet Center 3050 Olive St, St. Louis, begins with a reception at 6:00 p.m., followed by the program at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $40 and available through Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-living-legends-tickets-70580505191

2019 Living Legends, Eventbrite - Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalists presents 2019 Living Legends - Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Il Monastero Banquet Cente, St. Louis, MO. Find event and ticket information.

www.eventbrite.com

 

CHARACTER ACTING CLASS

Pat Connolly Tavern

October 20 – 4:00 p.m.

Enhance your improv or acting skills in this 4-week character class. Students will explore physicality, voice, accents, and status in a variety of exercises and performance games. You must be 18 years or older to participate. The cost of this 4-week event is $125.00 total. Tickets www.cszstlouis.com/tickets  This class takes place on the Second Floor of The Pat Connolly Tavern.

Mike McGuire, cszstlouis@gmail.com, ComedySportz St Louis, 314-707-4780, https://www.facebook.com/events/392361684792045/

 

FAST PACED FACTS ON LONGER LIFE

Washington University Friedman Center for Aging

October 22 – 6:00 p.m.

Crash Course in Aging: Fast-Paced Facts on Longer Life - Join the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at WashU on October 22 at 6:00 p.m. for a fun evening of stories and insights on a variety of experiences with aging. Bring friends, family and colleagues to hear speakers present in a quick, engaging and visual style. Topics covered will include: Intergenerational Living, Lifelong learning, LGBTQ Older Adults and Music Therapy in Hospice Care to name a few. Crash Course in Aging will be held on Washington University’s Danforth Campus in Umrath Hall. Registration is free, but required, food and drinks will be provided. For more info and to register, visit - https://crashcourse2019.eventbrite.com.

Natalie Galucia, ngalucia@wustl.edu, Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging, 314-747-9234, www. publichealth.wustl.edu/centers/aging 

 

COMEDY CONTEST

Comedy Sportz

October 22 – Auditions – 7:00 p.m.

October 24 – 7:30 p.m.

Auditions on October 22 will be held at 524 South Main St., St. Charles, MO 63301.

Join us for a fun Comedy Contest at the Discovery Comedy Theater. Tens of dollars are on the line. All Comedy must be clea. No entry fee... Must register here: https://www.cszstlouis.com/comedy-contest You'll be notified if you've been selected to participate.

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

 

ART EXPO

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

 

IN-MOTION FILMMAKERS CONFERENCE

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, https://www.inmotionconference.com/

 

GATEWAY HARMONICA CLUB

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, www.maturityanditsmuse.org

 

HOLIDAY FAIR WINE TRAIL

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, https://hermannwinetrail.com/

 

TREASURE CHEST HOLIDAY EXPO

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.

 

SANTA COMES TO AFTON

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, http://www.stlouisco.com/Parks-and-Recreation

 

COMMUNITY FLEA MARKET

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, http://www.stlouisco.com/Parks-and-Recreation

 

THE ST. LOUIS STRUTTERS

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, www.maturityanditsmuse.org

 

WIN A FREE JEOPARDY JOE PROGRAM FOR YOUR COMMUNITY

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, http:///www.JeopardyJoe.com

 

COMEDY DUEL

ComedySportz

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, www.cszstlouis.com

 

HAPPY HOUR WITH LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Fairwinds River’s Edge

Fridays – 3:00 p.m.

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

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

 


     ANNOUNCEMENTS

FALL TEA AND BOUTIQUE

Mary Culver Home

October 19 – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Join us for the annual Fall Tea and Boutique at the Mary Culver Home. We'll have carrot cake, finger food, tea and coffee - poured from a silver tea service! The Boutique will be packed with great items (think Christmas gifts) at incredible prices. We are located at 221 W. Washington Avenue in downtown Kirkwood. This event is free.

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

 

ST. LOUIS BANJO CLUB PERFORMANCE

Elk’s Club

October 24 – 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Elk’s Club 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 Elk’s 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 a cash bar. Food available for purchase from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. 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

 

MEDIA PERSONS OF THE YEAR GALA

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

 

CAREGIVER AWARDS LUNCHEON

Voyce

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

 

DRIVING WITH DIGNITY PROGRAM

Keeping Us Safe, LLC

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

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

 

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS KITS

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

 

NEW CHILDRENS BOOK

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 whirlwind 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

 

HOME LIQUIDATION ASSISTANCE

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

 

COORDINATED HUMAN SERVICES TRANSPORTATION PLAN

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

 

SKILLED NURSING CARE

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

 

DEMENTIA COMMUNITY AWARENESS

Aging Ahead

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

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

 

AGING ANSWERS RADIO SHOW

KWRH-LP 92.9 FM

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

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

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

 

FREE LOANS FOR HOME HEALTH EQUIPMENT

St. Louis HELP Website

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

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

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


     HONORS & RECOGNITION

2019 BRIDGE BUILDER AWARD

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, www.stlouisbridge.org

 

LONG-TERM OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM

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


     SUPPORT & COUNSELING

CAREGIVER CLASSES

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

 

VISIT-A-BIT PROGRAM

St. Charles, St. Louis, Jefferson Counties

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

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

 


     IN SEARCH OF...

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

AMERICAN RED CROSS

October 15 – 6:00 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, tornadoes.  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. Where: American Red Cross,10195 Corporate Square Drive, St. Louis, MO 63142. When: October 15, 2019, 6:00 -7:00 p.m. Any questions or to schedule a presentation, contact: Kristin Pendleton Call/Text: 314-281-7968 | kristin.pendleton@redcross.org

Kristin Pendleton, kristin.pendleton@redcross.org, American Red Cross, 314-281-7968, https://www.facebook.com/events/938029599876186/

 

COUNTY OLDER RESIDENT TAX ASSISTANT PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS

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

 

COUNTY OLDER RESIDENT VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

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

 

SENIOR POISON CONTROL PROGRAM AUDIENCE

The Missouri Poison Center

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

Amanda Ruback, amanda.ruback@ssmhealth.com, Missouri Poison Center, 314-612-5719, www.missouripoisoncenter.org

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Aging Ahead Star Program

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

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

 

HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS

Preferred Hospice

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

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

 

SENIOR COMPANION VOLUNTEERS

LifeWise STL

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

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

 

MEDICARE BENEFIT VOLUNTEERS

Aging Ahead – Missouri Senior Medicare Patrol

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

 

ALZHEIMER DISEASE CARETAKER NARRATIVES

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/

 

HOME FOOT CARE CLIENTS

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

 

ANYONE NEEDING HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program

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

314-567-4700, or see the website http://www.stlhelp.org. The OverlandFarmers 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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