The Seniors’ Resource Guide is our signature publication which is published every December in both print and online editions. Both editions include our area’s largest database of detailed business listings of resources for older adults which cover 12 counties in the Missouri / Illinois metro area. Coverage includes the Missouri counties of St. Louis, St. Louis City, Franklin, Jefferson and St. Charles. Illinois counties include Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair and Washington.  Our guide is used extensively by older adults, families, caregivers and professionals.

          The Seniors’ Resource Guide has a press run of 32,500 complimentary copies which are distributed through a multi-tiered allocation channel to hundreds of aging-focused for-profit and non-profit organizations. Copies can also be picked up throughout the year for free (while supplies last) at most Schnucks, Dierbergs and Straubs grocery stores, as well as each of our three Area Agency on Aging offices in the metro area (St. Louis Area Agency on Aging, Aging Ahead, and AgeSmart Community Resources in Illinois). MORE

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     HEALTH & WELLNESS

STRUGGLING WITH YOUR CPAP?

Inspire Sleep Therapy at St. Lukes Hospital

April 7 – 6:00 p.m.

Are you struggling with your CPAP?  Inspire therapy is a breakthrough sleep apnea treatment that works inside your body with your natural breathing process. Simply turn Inspire on before you go to bed and off when you wake up. No mask. No hose. Just sleep. Learn more at a free community education event, presented by Dr. Matt Marino.  View important safety information and register at http://www.InspireSleep.com For more information about this outpatient surgical procedure, call 314-274-9429. Tuesday, April 7 at 6:00 p.m. St. Luke’s Hospital Institute for Health Education, 222 South Woods Mill Road Chesterfield, MO 63017.

Lisa Eckert, lisa.eckert@stlukes-stl.com, St. Luke's Hospital, 314-274-9429,

http://www.InspireSleep.com

 

ST. LOUIS SENIOR OLYMPICS

May 21 - 26

The St. Louis Senior Olympics – a masters-style athletic competition – will soon embark on its 41st year, with new minimum age requirements. To be eligible, participants must turn 50 by December 31, 2020. The regional health and wellness event is accepting applications for both athletes and volunteers to participate in more than 90 individual and team events over Memorial Day Weekend, May 21 to 26, 2020. The St. Louis Senior Olympics is a highly visible and organized event, involving more than 1,200 athletes, 300 volunteers and a dozen venues across the greater St. Louis Metropolitan area. The amazing participants are “newbies” and veterans, competitive and fun-seekers, and they join us from nearly 170 neighborhoods across 12 states. St. Louis is known as one of the premier Senior Olympics events in the nation and served as the inspiration for the National Senior Games, which attracted more than 14,000 participants last year.

Phillip Ruben, pruben@jccstl.org, St. Louis Senior Olympics, 314-442-3216, www.stlouisseniorolympics.org  

 

HEALTHY SENIORS / GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION EDUCATION

With COVID-19 requiring families to shelter-in-place, concerns exist for the health and well-being of seniors and caregivers to store guns securely in homes and cars. All adults play key roles in families and communities to reduce risks of firearm-related homicides, suicides, and unintentional shootings. Missouri has the 4th highest gun death rate nationwide as of 2018. Studies show 7.3 million grandparents live with grandchildren and 1/3 of Americans 65+ years own guns. Firearms are the second leading cause of death for children/adolescents in the US – and 1st for African American children. We know that 4.6 million kids live in homes where guns are loaded and unlocked. Be Smart teaches adults five ways to keep families safe: Secure guns and ammunition separately in homes and vehicles; Model safe behavior around guns; Ask if guns are present and how stored in homes and vehicles; Recognize the role of guns in suicide; Tell your peers to Be Smart. Learn more at www.besmartforkids.org  For free briefs for your e-newsletters or for a free Virtual Training online (in-person events in the future) for older adults, caregivers, and/or staff, email Peggy Neufeld at besmarstl@gmail.com

Peggy Neufeld, neufeld.peggy@gmail.com, Be SMART, 314-580-2271, www.besmartforkids.org

 

HOUSEFIT ONLINE EXERCISE

HouseFit

Stay Active at Home with HouseFit. We just launched our online exercise classes today and so far, they are a hit. "Since our gym is closed, I thought I should be doing more than walking around the neighborhood. Thank you so much for this great service. My husband joined in, so it was a good way for us to spend the hour. I'm registered all week for 10 am. Definitely something to look forward to!" ~Mary Our goal during this time is to keep our community healthy and active while complying with the "Stay at Home" order issued. We are offering online classes daily Monday to Friday to keep you strong and independent. We just added additional options including Balance, Chair and Floor. You can find out more about the classes by checking out our current class schedule at https://housefit.punchpass.com/calendar  Did I mention your first two weeks are free? For more information or for help getting started with the registration process, please call the office at 314-939-1377. We are ready to help with any of the tech questions or problems that come up as you try to get started. We will have shortened office hours the next few weeks from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., but please leave a message and we will get back with you as soon as possible.

Beth Templin, beth@housefitstl.com, HouseFit, 314-939-1377, www.housefitstl.com

 

CROSSROADS HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS

A feel-good opportunity for your readers to give back to the community. Crossroads Hospice is seeking volunteers to help give hospice patients a gift of a perfect day. Hope you’ll consider running an item in The St. Louis Times Express. Please contact me at 215-545-4715, ext. 26.

Courtney Rice, crice@sprytecom.com, SPRYTE Communications, 215-545-4715, https://www.crossroadshospice.com/

 

HOSPICE TALK

Hospice Talk is an organization dedicated to promoting the absolute best in all things related to end-of-life care in the health care community. At its core, it is a resource for maintaining the utmost quality, accuracy, and integrity of hospice organizations throughout the United States. The most up-to-date online presence of Hospice resources, Hospice Talk is an open source of information for both the community and the hospice workforce. This organization aims to illuminate the already-growing presence and viability of hospice care to those who may not yet have a grasp of the palliative nature it encompasses and to those whom are well-versed in hospice, Hospice Talk provides in-depth resources to stay informed, including hospice news, statistics, organization ratings, HIPAA compliance, and educating video broadcasts from the biggest names in the industry. As its name implies, Hospice Talk means keeping people informed.

Linda Boffa, linda.boffa@hospicetalk.com, HospiceTalk, 877-265-0180, www.hospicetalk.com

 

PERSONAL CARE SERVICES FOR MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS

Superb Caregivers LLC

Superb Caregivers LLC is now officially providing Personal Care Services to Mental Health Patients. Come join our team as a patient or a patient worker.

Shelia Whitley, SBradford@SuperbCaregivers.com, Superb Caregivers LLC, 314-533-1558, www.SuperbCaregivers.com  

 

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

Wednesdays – 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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

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

ESTATE PLANNING WORKSHOP

Amen, Gantner & Capriano

April 1 – 10:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m.

Great News. We are now offering our popular Estate Planning Workshop from the safety of home, so our community can continue to stay informed about their estate planning and incapacity options. Our next Virtual Workshops will be on Wednesday, April 1 at 10:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. Registration can be made by calling 314-966-8077 or online at www.yourestatematters.com/seminars.

Logan Eckhardt, leckhardt@yourestatematters.com, Amen, Gantner & Capriano, 314-966-8077, www.yourestatematters.com/seminars

 

DECLUTTERING YOUR HOME SEMINAR

CREVE COEUR Rec-Plex

April 7 – 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

City of Creve Coeur hosts a FREE Seminar on Decluttering Your Home on April 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Creve Coeur Rec-Plex (Skating Rink/Golf Course), 11400 Olde Cabin Rd. Creve Coeur. Liberate yourself by removing what you no longer need. Discover the simple ways to enhance your gain some of the space back that you lost over the years. RSVP to 314-328-5715 or www.stlsli.com.

 Julie Struble, Julie@seniorlearninginstitute.com, Senior Learning Institute, 317-979-9178, www.stlsli.com

 

DECLUTTERING SEMINAR

Ellisville Rec-Plex

April 28 – 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

City of Ellisville hosts a free Seminar on Decluttering Your Home on April 28 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at City of Ellisville - Rec Plex, 225 Kiefer Creek Rd, Ellisville. Liberate yourself by removing what you no longer need. Discover the simple ways to enhance your gain some of the space back that you lost over the years. RSVP to 314-328-5715 or www.stlsli.com.

Julie Struble, Julie@seniorlearninginstitute.com, Senior Learning Institute, 317-979-9178, www.stlsli.com

 

CANVAS PAINTING

St. Louis Oasis

Oasis Presents Canvas Painting. Join us and create your own beautiful canvas painting using acrylic paint with easy step-by-step instructions. No prior experience is necessary. Learn different brush strokes, how to blend paints and how to create highlights and shadows. You will leave with your own personal masterpiece. A different image will be created at each session. All materials included.

Oasis Oasis, tduckett@oasisnet.org, 314-862-4859, www.stloasis.org

 


     ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS AND ITALY FESTIVAL

St. Louis

May 7

Join us for the 5th Annual Festival, “Tennessee Williams & Italy”. The 2020 season will present multiple stage productions, a scholar’s conference with renowned professors, educators, and historians, and a multitude of stage-readings, world premieres, and parties. Visit www.twstl.org for more information on events, dates, locations, and pricing.

Helene Estes, helene@twstl.org, Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis, 314-517-5253

 

COMEDY SPORTZ IMPROV

ComedySportz

St. Louis Match at ComedySportz is clean, outrageously funny Improv like you've seen on Whose Line Is It Anyway, played like a sport. It’s the perfect combo of funny and sports creating an explosion of laughter and competition on stage. We have shows every Friday and Saturday night of the month at 8:00 p.m. On the first and third Fridays, we offer a double header with a Minor League Match that starts at 7:00 p.m. followed by the 8:00 p.m. Major League Match. Tickets are available at the door or online at https://www.cszstlouis.com/tickets Like us on www.Facebook.com/cszstlouis.

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

TUTORING SERVICES

BILINGUAL INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES

Bilingual International Assistant Services' customized US Citizenship Program for Elderly Legal Permanent Resident is actively enrolling clients.  Eligible individuals must be 60 or older and a legal permanent Missouri resident for at least 5 years. Our services include: One -on-one tutoring in clients’ home  Preparation in the native language (if eligible)  Language support for document translation & in-person interview (if eligible)  Study materials and practice USCIS interviews  Basic case management & client advocacy: education about voter registration; Medicare counseling and enrollment; government records status updates  Representation at USCIS interview Assistance with exemptions and medical waivers.  Our Department of Justice Accredited Representatives are very knowledgeable and experienced in the naturalization process.  For information, please call 314-645-7900, ext. 203

Ellen Sherman, ellen.sherman@bilingualstl.org, Bilingual International Assistance Services, 314-645-7800, www.bilingualstl.org

 

“MAKE ‘EM LAUGH”, SLAYING DRAGONS THEATER

The Missouri History Museum

April 8 – 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The Silver Stages Series Presents: Slaying Dragons Theatre, “Make ‘Em Laugh!” Laughter is the best medicine.  You will have a good time and feel uplifted when you leave. Come enjoy theatrical fun. free admission at the E. Desmond Lee Auditorium The Missouri History Museum Doors Open: 10:00 a.m., performance: 10:30 to 1:30 a.m. Handicapped Accessible Information: Lynn Hamilton 314-420-1444 lynn@maturityanditsmuse.org

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

 

ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA SUPPORT ONLINE

Alzheimer’s Association

Alzheimer's and dementia support, education, resources and guidance are available virtually, on the web or by phone through the Alzheimer's Association. Find more by going to www.alz.org/mohelp. For help at any time, any day, call our 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

Cheryl Kinney, mckinney@alz.org, Alzheimer's Association, Greater Missouri Chapter, 314-801-0442, www.alz.org/greatermissouri 

 

NAVIGATE THROUGH DRIVING CONCERNS

Gray Matters Alliance

Gray Matters Alliance adds two OTs to help families navigate through driving concerns with older loved ones. Gray Matters Alliance is happy to announce that Aaron Milligan, COTA/L and Lyndsey Boyer, MOT OTR/L have completed certification in the Beyond Driving with Dignity program through Keeping Us Safe. They are now available to help families determine whether it’s time for their older loved one to retire from driving. This is a very contentious and emotional topic for families, we are here to help take that burden off of them.

Vicki Spraul, vicki@graymattersalliance.com, Gray Matters Alliance, 314-266-2678, www.graymattersalliance.com

 

CLEANING PRODUCTS

Lighthouse for the Blind Industries

Lighthouse for the Blind-Saint Louis (LHB), a not-for-profit manufacturing and packaging organization with a dedicated social service mission (http://www.lhbindustries.com), achieved its best financial results in 2019 since 2012. The charitable business, also known as LHB Industries, Inc., ended 2019 with total revenue of approximately $27 million, an increase of 8.7% percent over 2018 year-end results. LHB also secured 20 new products for its liquid filling business and hired four new employees in 2019. LHB currently employs 53 people who are legally blind and expects to hire additional blind and legally blind personnel to help support the new business. LHB acquired SKILCRAFT® Pine Oil Disinfectant products and co-branded SKILCRAFT Diversey® floor care products through an award process with National Industries for the Blind, a government agency that employs people who are blind or have significant disabilities. The disinfectant and floor products are “sister products” that are produced on a brand new fill line located at the Lighthouse’s Berkeley facility in St. Louis County.

Jeff Dunap, jmdpr2@gmail.com, Lighthouse for the Blind–Saint Louis, 314-423-4333, https://lhbindustries.com

 

2020 MONTHLY CAREGIVER CLASSES

Barnes Jewish West County Hospital

Second Tuesday of the month – 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

All classes except August will be held in the East conference room off the main lobby. August’s class is held in room 3100Y on the third floor. To register, call: 314-542-9378

July 14: Medication Management and Nutrition

A pharmacist will give tips for setting up, storing, recording, and managing medications.  A registered dietitian will teach you how to help meet dietary requirements and manage physician-prescribed diets.

Sept. 8 Practical Tips for day-to-day home care

Health care professionals will provide helpful advice in providing daily home caregiving, including a registered nurse and a rehab therapist.

Aug. 11 Supporting the Caregiver

Learn about signs and risks of compassion fatigue (caregiver burnout) and ways to help.  An experienced medical social worker will provide coping techniques and resources for caregivers.

Apr. 14 and Oct. 13 Home Care Choices & How to find assistance at home

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

May 12 and Nov. 10 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.

June 9 and Dec 8 Alternate Therapies

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

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

Heather Bell, 314-872-5050

 

HOME LIQUIDATION ASSISTANCE

Harrisons Auctions

Do you need assistance with home-owners 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

 

NATURALIZATION ASSISTANCE FOR ELDERLY LEGAL IMMIGRANTS

Bilingual International Assistant Services

Now through May 31

Bilingual International Assistant Services is currently enrolling participants for their Naturalization Assistance for Elderly Legal Immigrants and Elderly Refugees program through May 31, 2020. Many older foreign-born adults struggle disproportionately with the citizenship process and fail to secure the benefits and protections thereof. Bilingual International’s highly successful program works with participants who are or have been unable to benefit from classroom instruction. Eligible participants will be 60 or older, have resided in Missouri for 5 years or more, and have Lawful Permanent Resident status. This program assists with citizenship filings, waivers, interpretation, intensive 1:1 citizenship and English tutoring, Medicare benefits or education (as applicable), and representation at USCIS by Department of Justice accredited representatives. Most services can be delivered directly in participant homes. Please contact: 314-645-7800, ext. 203; admin@bilingualstl.org.

Ellen Sherman, ellen.sherman@bilingualstl.org, Bilingual International Assistant Services, 314-645-7800, www.bilingualstl.org

 

OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY

University City Outpatient Clinic

Did You Know? Medicaid Beneficiaries Can Now Get Outpatient Physical Therapy. That’s right! Missouri Medicaid (MO HealthNet) now pays for outpatient physical therapy, called Medicaid Alternative Pain Management Physical Therapy. To qualify, you must not be homebound and: Be 21 years of age or older Be MO HealthNet eligible Have a chronic neck or back pain diagnosis Have a chronic pain post traumatic injury diagnosis AW Health Care Outpatient Physical Therapy Services Therapy services can help patients get pain relief without the use of addictive medicines. We are now seeing patients at our University City Outpatient Clinic located at: AW Health Care 7308 Balson Avenue University City, MO 63130 If you would like to find out more about if Medicaid Alternative Pain Management Physical Therapy can help you, contact: AW Health Care 314-726-5600 extension 470 or 471.

Rebecca Boerner, r.boerner@awhealthcare.net, AW Health Care, 314-726-5600, www.awhealthcare.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/

 

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 

 

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

HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE

The Loyal Order of the Squirrels

Home Instead Senior Care would like to recognize the St. Charles chapter of The Loyal Order of the Squirrels and The Ancient Order of the Hibernians, as well as Alicia with VIP Corporate Housing for generous donations that allowed us to purchase brand new baby dolls for distribution to our local memory care communities. Doll therapy can help ease anxiety and provide comfort among patients with Alzheimer's disease. Baskets of baby dolls were delivered to Park Place, Premium Adult Day Center, McClay Senior Care, Attentive Adult Day Center, Clarendale, and The Landing. Home Instead Senior Care is very grateful for our community partners.

Laura McCoy, laura.mccoy@homeinstead.com, Home Instead Senior Care

 


     SUPPORT & COUNSELING

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...

AMERICAN RED CROSS VOLUNTEERS

St. Louis American Red Cross

At the American Red Cross here in the St. Louis, MO area our volunteers respond to an average of 3 house fires per day. When we respond, we are there to help those families affected to provide them with comfort, resources and hope on what is likely their worst day of their life. Join us for an hour to learn about this volunteer opportunity plus the many other different ways the Red Cross volunteers help the local community.

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

 

LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE CLIENTS

Neighbor’s Credit Union

Kevin Poe is now a Financial Advisor with Neighbor's Investment Services. In order to offer more solutions to my clients, I have decided to shut down Family Care Solutions and Join Neighbor's Credit Union as their Financial Advisor. My Cell number remains the same and I will continue to be able to help you and your clients plan for and decide the best way to pay for Long Term Care. I will continue to offer the best LTC Insurance Solutions. We have 10 branches in the St Louis area so there is probably one near you.

Kevin Poe, Invest@Neighborsinvestments.com, Family Care Solutions, 314-477-4587, www.famcaresolutions.com 

 

GIFT OF A DAY VOLUNTEERS

Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care

Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care in St. Louis seeks volunteers to help support its signature Gift of a Day program. This Crossroads Hospice volunteer opportunity is based on the question: “If you had one perfect day, what would it look like?” The answer has led to a flight in a vintage Air Force biplane for a World War II Veteran or a Blues legend’s return trip to Beale Street in Memphis for a special performance. “We call our volunteers ‘Ultimate Givers’ because they selflessly give extra comfort and compassion to terminally-ill patients and their families,” says Volunteer Coordinator Taishai Starks. For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, contact Taishai Starks at 636-735-2000 or Taishai.Starks.Christopher@crossroadshospice.com, or www.CrossroadsHospice.com/Volunteering. Before becoming a Crossroads Hospice “Ultimate Giver,” participants must complete an application, TB skin test, and training session led by members of the Crossroads team. Potential volunteers must wait a minimum of one year after the death of an immediate family member or loved one before applying. Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care is committed to being at the forefront of the hospice care industry to continually shape the way end-of-life care is viewed and administered.

Courtney Rice, crice@sprytecom.com, Crossroads Hospice, 215-545-4715, https://www.crossroadshospice.com/

 

DISABLED CITIZENS AVAILABLE TO WORK

Worknet

4:30 to 8:30 p.m. or 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Volunteers needed to contact disabled citizens who might wish to work.

Larry Brown, larry@worknetnow.com, WORKNET, INC., 314-621-6300, www.worknetnow.com

 

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

 

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

 

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. 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

 

HOME FOOT CARE CLIENTS

Anodyne Podiatry

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

Megan Hollandsworth, megan.hollandsworth11@gmail.com, Anodyne Podiatry, 314-412-7518

 

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 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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