EMPLOYMENT

NURSING POSITIONS

Home Instead

Nursing students love to build resumes at Home Instead while they're in school. M.R. writes: "I wanted to thank you so much for your reference for the University Hospital job application. I am so excited to say that I accepted a position with them on the Progressive Care Unit and grow in this position and work towards my nursing goals. Home Instead is truly the source of my passion for adult nursing and, specifically, older adult health. Having you as a supervisor, along with everyone else in the office has been an absolute gift and a huge factor in my formation as a care provider. Thank you again, so much, for your guidance and support." Apply today at https://www.homeinstead.com/782/home-care-jobs.

Laura McCoy, laura.mccoy@homeinstead.com, Home Instead Senior Care, 636-477-6025, www.homeinstead.com/782

 


     HEALTH & WELLNESS

GATEWAY OUTDOOD EXPO SUMMIT

March 27 – 12:00 p.m.

The Gateway Outdoor Expo + Summit the premier consumer show and cultural gathering for the regional outdoor enthusiast community. It will showcase new gear and products, interactive demos, and free sessions and seminars on a variety of active living topics — running, hiking, biking, camping, climbing, paddling, and more — all in a festive, family-friendly environment.

Gateway Outdoor Expo + Summit Gateway Outdoor Expo + Summit, brad@terrain-mag.com, Terrain magazine, 636-633-1816, http://gatewayoutdoorexpo.com/

 

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, 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

COFFEE TALK – AGING IN PLACE

The Senior Learning Institute

March 3 – 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

City of Chesterfield Coffee Talk - Aging in Place.  Learn about Aging in Place strategies, technology, safety, in-home care and other services, transportation, and home repairs. Event location, Chesterfield City Hall, 690 Chesterfield Parkway W., Chesterfield, MO 63017.  This event is free to the public.

Ted Gottlieb, ted@trustinted.com, The Senior Learning Institute, 314-400-8102, https://seniorlearninginstitute.com

 

AGING-IN-PLACE SEMINAR

Sunset Hills Rec Plex

March 13 – 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

City of Sunset Hills is hoisting a free seminar on Aging In Place – strategies, technology, safety, in-home care and other services, transportation, and home repairs. Location: Sunset Hills Rec-Plex, 3915 S Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63127.

Ted Gottlieb, ted@trustinted.com, The Senior Learning Institute, 314-400-8102, https://seniorlearninginstitute.com

 

AGING IN PLACE SEMINAR

Ellisville Rec Plex

March 24 – 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

City of Ellisville is hosting a free seminar on Aging In Place – strategies, technology, safety, in-home care and other services, transportation, home repairs. Event location: Ellisville Rec Plex, 225 Kiefer Creek Rd, Ellisville, MO 63021.

Ted Gottlieb, ted@trustinted.com, The Senior Learning Institute, 314-400-8104, https://seniorlearninginstitute.com

 

ELDERHOOD BOOK TALK

J in Creve Coeur

March 25 – 7:00 p.m.

Upcoming talk by Dr. Louise Aronson regarding her new book, Elderhood. She is speaking at 7:00 p.m. on March 25 at the J in Creve Coeur. The event is free, and we hope that you’ll all be able to attend and invite colleagues and friends.  Please RSVP to norc@jccstl.org or 314-442-3255 To share the event on social media or copy the event description, please visit https://www.jfedstl.org/events/elderhood

Sarah Levinson, slevinson@jfedstl.org, Jewish Federation of St. Louis, 314-442-3859, https://www.jfedstl.org/events/elderhood/

 

AGING IN PLACE SEMINAR

Creve Coeur Rec Plex

March 31 – 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

City of Creve Coeur is hosting a free Seminar on Aging In Place - Learn about: aging in place strategies, technology, safety, in-home care and other services, transportation, home /repairs. This event location: Creve Coeur Rec-Plex (Skating Rink/Golf Course), 11400 Olde Cabin Rd. Creve Coeur, MO 63141.

Ted Gotltieb, ted@trustinted.com, The Senior Learning Institute, 314-400-8102, https://seniorlearninginstitute.com



     ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ST. LOUIS BANJO CLUB

Elk’s Club

February 20 - 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The St. Louis Banjo Club will provide a free evening of live music played on "America's fun instrument- the four-string banjo". Sing along and listen to 15 banjo players playing the songs you know. The 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 cash bar. Snacks available for purchase or bring your own. Hamburgers, Wings, Shrimp and Fries for purchase from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The music is free and there is room to dance.

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

ST. LOUIS PRESS CLUB REMEMBERS JIM LEHRER

St. Louis Press Club

February 21

Jim Lehrer, one of public television's most well-known and respected national journalists and recipient of the St. Louis Press Club's Lifetime Achievement Award, passed away yesterday at age 85. Lehrer was honored with this award February 21, 2018 at the Media Persons of the Year Award Gala in St. Louis. Lehrer, who co-anchored the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour and the PBS NewsHour with Robert MacNeil for 20 years, began his career in the newspapers after earning a journalism degree at the University of Missouri in 1956. With MacNeil, he covered the Watergate hearings and then solo anchored PBS coverage of the impeachment inquiry of Richard Nixon. He moderated 12 presidential candidate debates and received the National Humanities Medal form President Bill Clinton and Hilary Clinton in 1999. Photos below: left, Lehrer accepting award trophy from William Greenblatt, President of the St. Louis Press Club, and right, Lehrer being interview by Mike Bush, KSDK-TV News Anchor and the event's Master of Ceremonies (trophy in foreground).

St. Louis Press Club, www.stlpressclub.org

 

MISSOURI PAGEANT ALUMNAE CLUB

The Missouri History Museum

March 4 – 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The Silver Stages Series presents: MPAC (The Missouri Pageant Alumnae Club) Award winning, talented, and gorgeous gals are state and US pageant award winning singers, dancers, baton twirlers, piano players. Admission is free at E. Desmond Lee Auditorium The Missouri History Museum Doors Open: 10:00 a.m. Performance: 10:30 to 11:30 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

 

Artists-In-Residence Program

Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design 

March 6 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

April 19, 2020

Tool Stories / Tools are Storytellers: Lissa Hunter and Jo Stealey, at Delmar Loop Gallery, Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design, 6640 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO  63130.  An old tool is full of tales that reveal the task it performed, the culture it is from, and who might have used it. For instance, the wear of a shovel or a washboard reflects the history and memory of its years of use. Tools also define the role that technological

advances have played in our individual lives and collective cultures. Artists Hunter and Stealey are interested in exploring their cultural past and have turned to well-designed functional objects as both source and inspiration. Through simple tools, spoons,

brooms, brushes, and oil cans—they consider the histories of objects, their relationships to them, and their inspiration relating to the current world. For these artists, everyday objects make connections to how we exist in today’s society. Tools are about human experiences and memories. Lissa Hunter is a studio artist working in textiles, basketry, clay, and drawing. She is a teacher, writer, and curator, living in Portland, Maine. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum of Art + Design, in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, among others. She is a Maine Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellow, a Maine Crafts Association Master Craft Artist, and a Life Trustee of Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.  Jo Stealey is a nationally celebrated artist, author, curator, professor emerita, and founding director of the School of Visual Studies at the University of Missouri. Her work is inspired by the natural world, where she harvests many of the materials she uses. Focused on sculptural vessels using basketry techniques and handmade paper, she explores the celebration of personal experiences relating to mundane aspects of life. Her work is found in private and public collections such as the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and the Kahn collection.

Other related events: Artist Gallery Talk with Lissa Hunter and Jo Stealey on Saturday, March 7 at 11:00 a.m., Craft Alliance's Delmar Loop Gallery.

Workshops, Small Vessels, Big Ideas with Lissa Hunter and Jo Stealey on Friday, March 6, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Craft Alliance's Delmar Design Studio, 2nd Floor

Registration is required.  For additional information, contact Stefanie Kirkland,

Director of Galleries, 314-725-1177, ext 323.

Stefanie.Kirkland, www.craftalliance.org.

 

PRIMARY COLORS: MAKERS BALL

Four Seasons Hotel

March 13 – 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Primary Colors: Makers Ball 2020, an evening of celebration to benefit Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design, at The Four Seasons Hotel, St. Louis, 999 N 2nd St.

Featuring Emcee, Jasmine Huda, Founders Award Honoree, Adam Foster, Adam Foster Fine Jewelry.  Expected dress code is crafty cocktail attire with primary colors encouraged.  Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design invites you to celebrate the transformative power of craft during their annual fundraising gala, the Makers Ball! The evening’s festivities will include live and silent auctions, an open bar, a 3-course meal, and artist demonstrations. The annual award is given to an individual or group embodying the mission of Craft Alliance and honoring the tradition of commitment to community and craft. Raised in St. Louis, Adam Foster received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in metalsmithing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Following graduation, he began working as a designer of jewelry in St. Louis (initially in the Craft Alliance metal studios), creating a loyal following for more than a dozen years. Today, Adam’s pieces can be found in Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman.

Event schedule: 6:00 p.m. for Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres, Maker Demos and Games,                            Silent Auction.  7:30 p.m. Welcome and Dinner.  8:00 p.m. Program and Founders Award. 9:00 p.m. Dessert and Cocktails.

Ticket Prices: Individual Ticket: $250 with sponsorships available at a number of levels. For more information, please contact Jessica Goodhart at jessica.goodhart@craftalliance.org or 314.725.1177 x321.

Education Council; the Regional Arts Commission; the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency; and the generous support of its members. For more information, please call 314-725-1177 or visit www.craftalliance.org.

Jessica Goodhart, Director of Development, 314-725-1177 x321, jessica.goodhart at craftalliance.org, www.craftalliance.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 as they is the best medicine, you will have a good time and feel uplifted when you leave. Come enjoy theatrical fun. FREE Admission E. Desmond Lee Auditorium The Missouri History Museum Doors Open: 10:00 AM Performance: 10:30-11:30AM 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

 

BUSINESS RENTAL SPACE

Maplewood, MO

Looking for rental space for your next event? Need a store front to start a business? Need a pop-up shop space? Come take a look at our space! We have plenty space to rent: (3 areas) Workshop/Classroom 1000 sq. feet, Storefront 1000 sq. feet, Library 600 sq. feet. Free parking, air condition, and Wifi.  Location address: 7170 Manchester Rd Suite A, Maplewood, MO 63143.

Tiffany, info@cherylsherbs.com, Cheryl's Herbs, 314-645-2165, www.cherylsherbs.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

 

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

 

HOUSING WEBSITE

New Odd Couples Housing

It's Here! Announcing the New Odd Couples Housing Last we, we launched our newly designed website https://www.oddcoupleshousing.com/ and we couldn't be more thrilled. We are confident that the new site will improve our ability to find you the perfect roommate and enhance your experience as a user. What’s New? Our goal with this new website is to improve the experience for our visitors and provide a better understanding of who we are and how we work. Some of the changes we’re most excited about include: An improved website with detailed explanations of the matching process An updated sign up and personality matching survey that was informed by Odd Couples Housing existing matches and expert staff A new matching process that focuses on each individual’s needs throughout their experience Plus a news and information blog that contains relevant information on aging and inter-generational living We also plan to share company announcements on the website, and you will be able to sign up for our seasonal newsletter.

Annie Mbale, annie@oddcoupleshousing.com, Odd Couples Housing, 314-677-7103, https://www.oddcoupleshousing.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.

Mar. 10 and 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 & 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

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

 

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

 

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

APPRECIATION FOR GOING ABOVE-AND-BEYOND

Senior Care Authority

I would like to recognize John Daniels, Director of Garden Villas in O'Fallon, MO who went above and beyond to help my client in our time of need. John and Karen, a Garden Villas nurse, came out of their way on a Friday evening to meet with me and my client to ensure my client had a safe place to stay upon hospital discharge. John and all of the staff at Garden Villas O'Fallon, including Karen Dunn, the Assistant Director, and Eddie Grossman, the Community Outreach Coordinator, have been nothing short of fantastic. Thank you.

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

 

HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE

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...

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, 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

 

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

 

RED CROSS VOLUNTEERS

American Red Cross

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. Hear directly from volunteers about why they are so passionate about what they do. Join us to find out if the American Red Cross is the right fit for you to volunteer.  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,

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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 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 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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