Mizpah Manor: Where Caregivers Give Back

Mizpah Manor's courtyard planter, donated by caregiver Mike Vaughn and his company MRV Services.

BRIDGETON, Mo. – At Mizpah Manor, birds chirp in a beautiful courtyard that now includes a new, hand-crafted planter filled with colorful flower arrangements, courtesy of caregiver Mike Vaughn.

Vaughn, owner of MRV Services and 4AnOffice.com, visits his mother Delma at Mizpah Manor often, says Administrator Becky Pennick.

“Mike Vaughn is an involved family member always asking if we need anything and willing to help,” said Pennick.

Not only did his company sponsor the planter for the courtyard, but they mulched the entire courtyard, donating thousands of dollars in supplies and labor.

The gift to Mizpah Manor reflects his devotion to helping older adults and his love to the parents who gave so much to him.

Vaughn says his mother and father grew up on a farm and loved gardening. Having a plantar at Mizpah will not only make his mother feel even more at home, but enhances the Mizpah Manor experience for everyone who walks through its doors.

Mizpah Manor residents use the courtyard for their personal backyard, a gathering place after meals where they can watch the birds and sometimes play washers and other activities, according to Pennick.

“We are so lucky because we have several families like the Vaughns who give back,” Pennick said.

The Mizpah caregiver community includes avid volunteers, who collaborate at family forums to schedule when to help with maintenance projects. Some are there every day giving their time.

“The families are our guardian angels,” said Pennick. “They not only save us so much time and money, but they’re great ambassadors for Mizpah. If they see a tour going on, they always chime in and share their experience.”

Mike Vaughn chose Mizpah Manor because of the proximity to his home.

“We knew it was going to touch a lot of people. If it means a lot more smiles, it is worth it,” Vaughn said. “Our elders have done so much for us and we should help them now,” Vaughn said.

Mizpah Manor is a 30-apartment, not-for-profit, state-licensed, resident care senior community sponsored by St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors System.

Centrally located at St. Charles Rock Road and Fee Fee Road; close to health care facilities, churches, shopping, entertainment and community services, Mizpah Manor offers affordable Assisted Living Services and a Senior Day Program, giving companionship and supervised care for older adults with the comforts of home, security and peace of mind.

For more on Mizpah Manor, visit www.MizpahManor.org, or call (314) 209-1177.

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Tower Grove Manor Retirement Apartments: The Smart Choice Over Condos

TOWER GROVE SOUTH, St. Louis, MO – When Joyce Channel decided it was time to move from her home, she chose Tower Grove Manor, a retirement apartment community sponsored by St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors System.

“Moving to Tower Grove Manor has been wonderful and has exceeded my expectations,” said Channel. “When I saw the apartment, I wanted it!”

In April, the St. Louis native moved into a retirement apartment, which she customized with accent walls in shades of beige, at the urging of her daughter, who lives nearby the Tower Grove South neighborhood. Now she enjoys the visits from her grandchildren.

“The move happened at the right time,” Channel said. “Tower Grove Manor was centrally located between where my son was going to be and where my daughter lived.”

Channel, like many seniors, contemplated downsizing her home, but chose a worry less lifestyle in a retirement apartment in one of St. Louis’ burgeoning communities.

With a scenic view of Tower Grove Park and a close proximity to a variety of shopping and dining, Tower Grove Manor is an affordable retirement apartment community offering a thriving social experience for older adults. Like most retirement apartments, Tower Grove Manor offers health and wellness programs, engaging lectures, and outings to local events.

Tower Grove Manor’s rates for efficiency, one and two-bedroom retirement apartments include 24-hour emergency assistance, dining, all utilities (except cable and phone) housekeeping services and planned daily activities.

Tower Grove Manor offers maintenance-free living, handling everything from shampooing your carpet to offering white glove service in the Marmaduke private dining room. The charm of Tower Grove Manor gives residents the prestige of living in a hotel-style building from the 1920s with roomy garage parking.

They also feature the convenient amenities to age in place, arranging Independence Plus – a program by Senior Solutions offering assistance when a resident needs a little extra help or a little extra pampering.

“Tower Grove Manor is committed to our residents. Our answer here is….Yes! It is our goal to meet and exceed our residents’ expectations for an active, fulfilling lifestyle,” said Heather Finkelston, Tower Grove Manor’s Executive Director. “We are a real family here, full with tradition yet staying current with the ever changing and diverse neighborhood we are proud to be a part of since 1964 in South St. Louis.”

For Channel, joining the Tower Grove Manor community meant developing new friendships.

“I’ve gotten a chance to meet quite a few people. I try not to stay in my apartment. I enjoy the refreshments in one of the three lounge areas. We all talk and we’re in the same company,” said Channel. “You can just be yourself.”

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Mizpah Manor Hosts State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal

BRIDGETON, Mo. – Mizpah Manor hosted Senator Chappelle-Nadal recently with a tour and discussion on care trends. The tour lasted for an hour.

“Mizpah Manor is very comfortable, intimate and warm,” were the state senator observations about Mizpah. “I’ve always been very pleased with St. Andrew’s mission over the years.”

There are more than 25 long term care providers in the state senator’s district, several of which were added to the state senator’s oversight after Missouri’s recent redistricting.

The senator has advocated for seniors through SB 536 this year, a legislative bill that would require the Department of Health and Senior Services to come up with a plan to encourage licensed long term care providers in the state to keep families involved in the care of their loved ones. She also has personal ties to the senior care industry watching loved ones navigate the complexities of elder care.

“We thank the state senator for her genuine commitment to seniors in her district,” said Maureen Dunn, operations director for St. Andrew’s Management Services, who lead the Chappelle-Nadal’s tour on Friday.

ABOUT MIZPAH MANOR

Centrally located at St. Charles Rock Road and Fee Fee Road; close to health care facilities, churches, shopping, entertainment and community services, Mizpah Manor offers affordable Assisted Living Services and a Senior Day Program, giving companionship and supervised care for older adults with the comforts of home, security and peace of mind.

Mizpah Manor is a 30-apartment, not-for-profit, state-licensed, resident care senior community sponsored by St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors System.

Visit www.MizpahManor.org.

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Condos Vs. Retirement Villas: Which One Has the Most Value?

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. – For the Palmers, living in their own home at the Villas on Willow Breeze Court lets them choose the lifestyle options to “age in place” their way.

“We wanted to feel more independent but we realized we wanted to be part of all the services we would need in the years ahead, so we listened to our heart and our head,” said Jerry Palmer, who moved into the Villas at the end of October, with his wife, Sue.

When older adults decide to downsize, condos can be a great option. But in St. Louis, condos can be doubled-edged sword, with a poor resale value and an overall difficult resale process.

Recent data shows that since St. Louis has a smaller percentage of buyers looking for condos than homes, condo owners are likely to be unsuccessful when attempting to resell in a saturated condo market, primed for aggressive and competitive prices.

As home-buying season is in full swing this summer, those looking for the most value for their retirement lifestyle are choosing The Villas at Willow Breeze Court, an example of how retirement villas can be a meaningful option with more financial security. (See the value for yourself.)

The Willows is seeing increased demand for retirement villas with services that encourage wellness, security, reduced stress and fun for like-minded people with the same income, lifestyle and age range, while a standalone home provides only shelter.

“We limited construction to 14 villas and there are only five villas left now,” said Marketing Representative Kim Fons. “For the remaining five we’re offering some great incentives, so not only can you still customize your home, but you can personalize your home even further.”

Now through the end of August, those who purchase one of the five remaining villas will be eligible for $25,000 in free upgrades, and we say additional because granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, oversized 2-car garage, are just a few of the features already included, according to Fons. “Take advantage of this wonderful incentive now because it will not last.”

Part of a Continuing Care Retirement Community, these Villa homes are adjacent to the Willows´ apartment homes and the new 130-seat theatre, art gallery, restaurant, billiard/card room and art studio of Centerstage. Apartments start at $300,000.

The Villas assure homeowners peace of mind knowing that their future is secure, no matter how their needs change. The Villas are near the continuum of care services at Brooking Park, where all levels of care are offered, including Medicare Rehabilitation.

Designed for the comforts of “aging in place” – with wider doorways and hallways, higher countertops, lever door handles, and maintenance-free living inside and outside, Mr. Palmer recognizes the value.

“We can live free from the hassles of chores so we can spend more time with friends and family,” said Palmer.

The Villas are hosting an Open House on July 22 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

For more on The Willows at Brooking Park, sponsored by St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors, visit www.NewWillows.com or call 314-576-0800.

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St. Andrew’s and St. Luke’s Hospital to Provide Senior Solutions

 

 

Chesterfield, Mo., July 12, 2012 St.  Andrew’s Resources for Seniors System and St. Luke’s Hospital will offer the services of Senior Solutions starting July 13.The mission of Senior Solutions is to enrich the lives of older adults, ease the stress on their adult children and enable older adults to remain safely and independently in their residence of choice.

For more than 30 years, St. Andrew’s has operated the business, formerly named St.Andrew’s Senior Solutions.Together with St. Luke’s Hospital, Senior Solutions will continue to provide a full range of services to meet the demands of a growing community need.

Senior Solutions provides customized support for St.Louis metropolitan area seniors living in their own homes, retirement living communities, assisted living facilities and skilled nursing facilities.Services include personal care, housekeeping, transportation, dementia care, medication management, caregiver counseling and much more.All services are provided by an experienced and compassionate team including geriatric care managers, nurses and other professionals.

For more information, call 314-726-5766 or visit seniorsolutions-stl.com.

About St. Luke’s Hospital:

St.Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo.is a regional healthcare provider committed to improving the quality of life for patients and the community.The 493-bed, not-for-profit hospital offers care in more than 60 specialty areas and serves the region from more than 20 locations across the greater St.Louis area. St. Luke’s is the only Missouri hospital recognized as one of America’s 50 Best HospitalsÔ by HealthGradesâ (2007-2012). For more information, visit stlukes-stl.com/newsroom.

About St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors System:

St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors System has been serving seniors and their family caregivers for more than 50 years. St. Andrew’s serves the needs of older adults and their families through ownership and management of senior living communities and community services. Through their outreach, St. Andrew’s touches the lives of over 8,700 older adults and family caregivers annually. St. Andrew’s is a leader in eldercare services with award winning programs both locally, regionally and internationally. For more information, visit standrews1.com.

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Relief from Summer Heat – June 24-30 is Missouri Summer Weather Safety Week

 

ST. LOUIS, MO – There were 47 heat-related deaths in Missouri last year, according to the Department of Health and Senior Services, many involving our older adults who are especially vulnerable to the heat. There are public cooling centers all over St. Louis and throughout the state of Missouri to keep you cool and hydrated as we face high temperatures and humidity this summer.

Here are some  tips from local service agencies to keep you and your family protected during severe heat:

  • Check on family, friends and neighbors who do not have air conditioning and who spend much of their time alone.
  • Never leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles.
  • Eat light, well-balanced meals at regular intervals.=
  • Drink plenty of water and limit intake of alcoholic beverages.
  • Wear loose-fitting, lightweight and light-colored clothes that cover as much skin as possible.
  • Protect your face and head by wearing a wide-brimmed hat. Wear sunscreen.
  • Avoid strenuous work during the warmest part of the day; use the buddy system when working in extreme heat and take frequent breaks.
  • Consider spending the warmest part of the day in public buildings such as libraries, schools, movie theaters, shopping malls and other community facilities.=
  • Be aware of medications that may impair the body’s response to heat, including antihistamines, tranquilizers and some medications for heart disease.

Sign up for Worry Less updates to receive helpful news and tips or call a care manager at 314-726-5766 for advice.

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Circus at Brooking Park – Saturday, September 8

CHESTERFIELD - The St. Andrew’s Charitable Foundation is hosting “Circus at Brooking Park” on Saturday 8, 2012.

The free event with ticketed activities will include bounce houses, a dog show, carnival food, an opportunity for family photos, auction, and more.

The event is scheduled to be held from 11 am. to 2 p.m. at Brooking Park in Chesterfield.

Valet parking will be provided.

For more information, contact Ashely Turigliatto, Development Manager for the St. Andrew’s Charitable Foundation.

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St. Andrew’s Loving Hope Golf Outing to Benefit Brooking Park Set For August 6

 

CHESTERFIELD – Time to tee up this summer for a special event!

St. Andrew’s Loving Hope Golf Outing to Benefit Brooking Park is scheduled for  August 6 at the Four Seasons Country Club in Chesterfield.

Flights are set to begin at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. for morning and afternoon.

Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost: $50 per person, $200 per foursome.

Lunch is included for all golfers, but standalone lunch and auction tickets are $20.

For more information contact Ashley Turigliatto at aturigliatto@standrews1.com.

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View Photos from the Kickoff Meeting for Planning the Ageless-Remarkable St. Louisans Gala

ST. LOUIS, MO- The planning committee for the Ageless-Remarkable St. Louisans gala, one of the most festive nights of the year for St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors where we celebrate the accomplishments of 20 extraordinary elders,  recently held its kickoff meeting for planning the event.

View the photos below.

Ageless—Remarkable Saint Louisans

10 Years and Still Remarkable

 Chairmen: Anne von der Heydt & Carolyn G. Farrell

 Please Save the Date: November 11th at 6 o’clock at the

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch

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Never Too Old to Play: Chuck Berry

University City, MO – Our elders are never to old to play and that was demonstrated  last night when Ann Bannes, VP of Home and Community-Based Services  attended the Chuck Berry concert at Blueberry Hill, one of our neighbors for St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors System corporate headquarters in the Delmar Loop area.

Here’s what she had to say about the performance:

At 85, Chuck is still playing some mean music and attracting a large audience of both young and old!

I noticed many older adults dancing to the music and having a great time.

If Chuck is not your venue for music check out all the other venues around our great city and encourage all older adults to get out and play.

May is Older Americans Month.  Visit http://www.olderamericansmonth.aoa.gov/ to see what you can do to celebrate our older adults.

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The Healing Paws of Pets

Ann Bannes, Vice President of Home & Community Based Services

“The Healing Paws of Pets ” article I read in the April edition of AARP magazine reminded me why we here at St. Andrew’s Senior Solutions do what we do and that is care for pets.

Many people asked us why so many of our clients are four-legged since we are all about older adults and I always answer, “They are part of the family and we care for the entire family.”

Aging can and often is difficult for everyone in the family and when someone has a special four-legged friends, it is important to ensure their “friend” is well cared for so they in turn can provide love and affection that we all so vitally need throughout our lifetime.

Many of St. Andrew’s senior living communities are pet friendly, whether you own a dog, cat, bird or other kind of pet.

Check out “The Healing Paws of Pets “ article and other great articles at www.aarp.org/bulletin

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Our Derby Brunch Was a Success! See the pictures!

WEBSTER GROVES, MO (May 6, 2012) - The Derby atmosphere was alive and well at the historic Hawken House over the weekend as the St. Andrew’s Derby Brunch satisfied the tastebuds of more than 80 attendees. The event, with premier sponsors BJC HealthCare and Healthlink, raised more than $15,000 for seniors who are helped by the St. Andrew’s Charitable Foundation.

“We want to thank our event chairs Lana Shepek and Karen Gosser, as well as the Friends of St. Andrew’s board for their help in making this event a success,” said Ashley Turigliatto, Community Relations Manager for St. Andrew’s Charitable Foundation. Fannie Bohlen, Alan E. Braneird, Sarah DeYoung Brower, Millie Cain, Terry Coleman, Anna Lea Kerckhoff, Nan Klassen and Jessica Denham Selvey are all members of the Friends of St. Andrew’s Board.

Many thanks to our judges Angela Ortmann, STLwinegirl; Lana Shepek, Eckert’s Farm; and Rosanne Toroian, Food Editor, Schnucks Markets for helping with the contests at the event. Results of the judging for the event was as follows:

  • Best in Show Dish: Missouri Athletic Club, Graviax and Jicama Slaw
  • Best in Show Dessert: The Truffle Shack, Cake Truffles
  • Best Hat: Terry Coleman
  • Most Creative Hat: Georgia Yates

There were several activities at the Derby Brunch that  made the occasion memorable, including carriage rides were provided by the St. Louis Carriage Company, family and group photos from Life at Play, featuring Ditto, a beautiful horse provided by Spring Willows Farm, educational tidbits from the Webster Groves Historical Society, tours of the historic Hawken House and music by Flamenco artist Lliam Christy.

Thank you to all of the wonderful individuals and companies that have made a contribution to help make this event a success:

  • Bristol Seafood Grill
  • Cabot Cheese
  • The Chef Shoppe
  • Terry Coleman
  • Debra Denham
  • Extra Virgin
  • Carolyn G. Farrel
  • Gallagher’s
  • Karen Gosser
  • Hand & Stone
  • Yvette Hartsfield
  • InMotion Health Center
  • Richard and Nan Klassen
  • Jon Paul Designs & Collectibles
  • Life at Play
  • Schlafly Bottleworks
  • Spring Willows Farm
  • MaryAnn Virant
  • Anne von der Heydt
  • Walter Knoll Florist
  • The Wine Merchant

To view the photos from the event, visit our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/StAndrewsResources.

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Derby Week Is Here! Join Us For Brunch on May 6!

WEBSTER GROVES, MO (April 30, 2012) – Derby week is here and a delicious brunch is planned for Sunday, May 6 at the Historic Hawken House.

Join us for the St. Andrew’s Derby Brunch, an event that will feature many family friendly activities and tasty culinary delights.

Featured events include:

  • Carriage rides through the historic neighborhood
  • Family and group photos with Life at Play photo station! You will be able to have your photo taken with a beautiful horse from Spring Willows Farm.
  • Guided tours through the historic Hawken House
  • Festive music by Flamenco guitarist, Lliam Christy
  • Delicious homemade mint juleps, provided by Terry Coleman
  • An exciting auction with a one night stay in a secluded cabin close to home (see attached), a private flight to Chicago or Kansas City for 3 and more!

We have a wide variety of food options for this event. Here’s the menu selection as of today:

The Willows at Brooking Park- Ham carving station, grilled veggie spread, fruit and cheese spread and signature bread pudding
Obtuse Catering- Asian chicken salad, strawberry soup shooters and breakfast pizza

Mission Catering- Celebration salad with strawberries, grapes, and blueberries. Topped with signature poppy seed dressing

Companion Bakery- Blueberry crumb cake and almond toast, Shrimp cocktail, peanut butter squares, premium pasta salad and assorted pastries

River City Casino- Red beans and rice with sausage, collard greens and corn bread



Missouri Athletic Club- Gravlax with jicama slaw

Buy your tickets today for this wonderful event and call Ashley Turigliatto at 314-726-0111.

All proceeds benefit St. Andrew’s Charitable Foundation, which touches of the lives of thousands of seniors and caregivers with charitable care and resources to help them cope with the challenges of living.

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WellPoint Enriches Community Service Day at Tower Grove Manor

ST. LOUIS, MO (April 28, 2012) - Tower Grove Manor now has an enhanced courtyard with fresh landscaping, solar powered lights, a dry well, new water tolerant plants, a patio paver and a new connecting walkway for its fountain area. This courtyard makeover is the result of WellPoint’s annual National Community Service Day.

WellPoint is one of the largest health benefits companies in the U.S. based in Indianapolis. St. Louis is home to more than 1,000 WellPoint employees.

“We feel so privileged and honored that WellPoint chose Tower Grove Manor for their community service day. They have been so amazing to us and the residents are excited and can’t wait to see their new landscaped surroundings,” said Heather Finkelston, Tower Grove Manor Executive Director. Tower Grove Manor is an independent living apartment community in south St. Louis home to older adults ages 55 or older.

Sam Nussbaum, WellPoint’s Chief Medical Director said that there more than 5,000 WellPoint employees in community service groups in more than 29 cities across the country engaged for Community Service Day.

Tower Grove Manor was one of only four sites selected in St. Louis. “We’re all wearing shirts that say, ‘There’s a Hero in All of Us.’”  The heroism is that we are doing so much to help people who have given so much of their lives already. I think nothing is more significant than when we help seniors.  Their lives are enriched and their lives are full but now is our time to give back to them,” Nussbaum said. “We’re here to give to people but it’s really to return.”

Tower Grove Manor residents who observed the volunteers said they are looking forward to their new courtyard. “I saw them out there – they’re busy as little beavers,” said Tower Grove Manor resident Ms. Gertrude Myers. “It will be greatly appreciated because we really use the courtyard a lot.”

Fourteen-year-old Bharadwaj Jilakara said he had never done any gardening before in his life prior to WellPoint’s Community Service Day at Tower Grove Manor. “It’s something different and I’m enjoying it,” Jilakara said, after planting a tree, hauling dirt for courtyard planters and transporting rocks. “It’s gives me a good perspective on helping our community.”

For pictures of WellPoint’s Community Service Day at Tower Grove Manor, click here or visit TowerGroveManor.org.

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Tower Grove Manor Set to Host May 19 Rummage Sale

SOUTH CITY — Get your bargain hunting shoes ready! Tower Grove Manor, an independent living retirement living where seniors can “live the good life” with vibrant restaurant and retail on South Grand Boulevard and enjoy scenic Tower Grove Park, is hosting a rummage sale on Saturday, May 19.

Come find your treasure while also supporting a local charity! All proceeds benefit the Financial Assistance Program at Tower Grove Manor.

7 a.m. $2 Early Bird Admission

8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free General Admission open to the public

View and download the flyer below for more details:

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Brooking Park Nominated for “Best Retirement Community”

CHESTERFIELD – Brooking Park, a Continuing-Care Retirement Community in Chesterfield, was nominated to the Ladue News Platinum List for “Best Retirement Community.”

See the full list here.

Uniquely Caring with assisted living, long-term skilled nursing care, memory support, respite care and short- term rehabilitation, the Chesterfield-based Brooking Park campus is located near major highways and three respected hospitals in West St. Louis County — St. Luke’s, St. John’s, and Missouri Baptist.

Brooking Park is a part of the St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors System (STARSS) faith-based, nonprofit organization. For nearly half a century, St. Andrew’s has provided retirement living options, lifestyle security, enhanced well-being, and health and independence to seniors living in Missouri, and Illinois, helping them Worry Less.

For more, visit www.brookingpark.org.

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Infographic: Assisted Living Options and Costs

As seniors age, it is inevitable that they will begin to need help with daily tasks. Helping them make appropriate decisions about their living arrangements is critical to staying healthy and safe. Learn more about assisted living options at St. Andrew’s by visiting  http://www.standrews1.com/senior-communities/assisted_living.html

Senior Living Options and Costs Infographic
[Via: Alert1 Personal Alert Systems]

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A rising trend: Male Caregivers

Ann Bannes, Vice President of Home & Community Based Services

For years, we have known the gentle loving side of the nature of man.

Men who tenderly provide care and support to their spouses, wives, aunts, and sometimes just friends.

Most of us thought only women were capable of this type of devotion but it seems when one needs it most

men shine and I have experience this with many male caregivers.  Beside the movie Iris, which I recommend

everyone see, this article states the rise of men caregivers and tells stories of love. It is a good read.

About St. Andrew’s Senior Solutions

St. Andrew’s Senior Solutions provides seniors and their family caregivers options to address the issues of aging.  With over 47 years of experience and 100+  years combined expertise, St. Andrew’s has the knowledge to ensure elders retain their dignity and receive the respect they deserve.

St. Andrew’s is a leading eldercare provider in the Metropolitan St. Louis area with a National Network to address the needs and wants of seniors in any part of the country. St. Andrew’s excellent reputation for its compassion for the elderly and for their family caregiver is well earned.

You can reach a care manager at (314) 726-726-5766.

Our Vision: A society where all elders are respected, productive, secure and fulfilled.

Our Purpose: To enrich the lives of older adults, ease the stress of their adult children, and enable them to remain safely and independently in their place of choice.

Our Mission: To empower elders and their caregivers through choices and options that foster a vital life.

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Study: Millions of Seniors Struggle to Cover Basic Living Expenses

Ann Bannes, Vice President of Home & Community Based Services

Health concerns, lack of proper nutrition, safety and other age related issues face our older adults everyday.

This is especially true of those with limited resources.  Reading the article about poverty among our elders was shocking while at the same time reinforced what we see everyday.

Elders struggling to meet just basic needs in why we work so hard to raise fund to provide care and support.  However, we need everyone to be more aware of the issues facing those who have chartered our path and help to advocate, support and provide care to those in need.

They deserve our care and compassion.

About St. Andrew’s Senior Solutions

St. Andrew’s Senior Solutions provides seniors and their family caregivers options to address the issues of aging.  With over 47 years of experience and 100+  years combined expertise, St. Andrew’s has the knowledge to ensure elders retain their dignity and receive the respect they deserve.

St. Andrew’s is a leading eldercare provider in the Metropolitan St. Louis area with a National Network to address the needs and wants of seniors in any part of the country. St. Andrew’s excellent reputation for its compassion for the elderly and for their family caregiver is well earned.

Our Vision: A society where all elders are respected, productive, secure and fulfilled.

Our Purpose: To enrich the lives of older adults, ease the stress of their adult children, and enable them to remain safely and independently in their place of choice.

Our Mission: To empower elders and their caregivers through choices and options that foster a vital life.

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Election Season: Understanding the Issues

Ann Bannes, Vice President of Home & Community Based Services

This year as we travel through election season, we need to take a moment to really understand the issues at hand before we vote.  For me, worried about the older population, I am interested in social security and medicare.

As we struggle to get our economic house in order as a nation, we need to be certain we are not ignoring the needs of the ever increasing older population – especially those at-risk with no limited financial resources.

Everyone should read and learn as much as they can about issues that are dear to them so when we go into that voting booth, we make an educated choice.   If you are also interested in medicare and social security check out the links below:

http://www.aarp.org/politics-society/advocacy/info-12-2011/strengthen-social-security-program.html?intcmp=HP-link2-spot3

http://assets.aarp.org/rgcenter/econ/social-security-facts-2011-missouri.pdf

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