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Boeing Employees Community Fund Awards Grant to Senior Connections Program

St. Louis, Missouri – October 12, 2015 – The Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis (ECF) recently awarded Senior Connections, a program of Lutheran Senior Services, with a sizable program expansion grant. The Senior Connections program connects friendly visiting volunteers with seniors for consistent, weekly visits of one hour or more. Sometimes, those volunteers […]

Volunteer Profile: Mike Mulholland – Spreading Joy Through Music!

When Mike retired from Anheuser Busch he had a goal of staying healthy and active. He knew that to accomplish that goal, he should find a meaningful volunteer activity. As luck would have it, he was introduced to the Senior Connections program while at an Ethical Society event and thought he would attend training to […]

3 Things To Know This Week: October 19th

No 2016 Social Security Benefits Increase; Medicare Premium Spikes for Some It’s official: Not only will almost 65 million Social Security recipients not get a cost-of-living increase next year, millions of Medicare beneficiaries will see their premiums for doctor visits and outpatient care go up by more than 50 percent unless the government intervenes. Read […]

Partner Profile: St. Louis County CORE

A community is stronger when we come together — sharing expertise, passion, and a commitment to helping those around us. St. Louis County CORE (County Older Resident Program) has provided quality service to Saint Louis County residents age 60 and over since 1975. Targeting the primary needs of older adults through programs and opportunities such […]

3 Things to Know This Week: October 12

  Tripped Up By A Bug: Infection May Cause Falls A new study reported at IDWeek, the meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and related groups, found that unsuspected infections may be the cause of falls, rather than tripping or fainting. Read more … Weather Cuts Into Pumpkin Crop It’s pumpkin-selling season, and […]

Volunteer Profile: Ice Cream Parlor Scoop-masters

Ice Cream: (n) a delicious treat that produces lots of smiles and connects people at Laclede Groves! Thanks to the generosity of The Lutheran Convalescent Home Auxiliary, residents, visitors and employees can smile ear-to-ear while enjoying this cold treat three afternoons each week. The Auxiliary provides the dessert and supplies while more than two dozen […]

3 Things to Know This Week: October 5

Medicare Open Enrollment starts soon And you might already be inundated with marketing materials via email from Medicare Advantage plans that want your business (or scammers who want your personal info). The Medicare Rights Center has compiled below a list of upcoming changes, expert advice and related issues of interest to people with Medicare. Read […]

Partner Profile: The United Way

United Way of Greater St. Louis mobilizes the community with one goal in mind — helping people live their best possible lives. They do this through efficiently raising and allocating funds to support a strong network of quality agencies and services, providing information, management, and technical resources, identifying critical and unmet needs, and building collaboration […]

3 Things to Know This Week: September 28th

UN summit approves 15-year blueprint to eradicate extreme poverty and combat climate change With the bang of a gavel, international leaders approved an ambitious 15-year plan Friday to tackle the world’s biggest problems, from eradicating poverty to preserving the planet to reducing inequality. Now comes the tough part: Drumming up support and money to achieve […]

3 Things to Know this Week: September 21st

Why Ikea Causes So Much Relationship Tension The stylish, idealized home in the store’s showroom “literally becomes a map of a relationship nightmare,” says one psychologist. But why, exactly, is assembling flat-packed furniture so contentious for couples? Why do conversations about sofas so often lead down such dark corridors? Read more… Volkswagen Stock Plummets As […]