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1150 Hanley Industrial Ct.
St. Louis, MO 63144
314.446.2526

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No One Should Have to Age Alone.

60% of Seniors in Long-Term Care Never a Receive a Single Visitor. Their generation won a world war and beat a Great Depression. They raised families, went on amazing adventures, and saw history being written. But today, they are being quietly forgotten.

Aging can be lonely…but it doesn’t have to be. For seniors struggling with isolation, an hour-long visit from one of our trained relational volunteers each week can make all the difference.

 

How We Help Seniors in Need.

For many seniors in long-term care communities, the word “aging” is synonymous with loss — Loss of home. Loss of privacy. Loss of possessions. Loss of loved ones.

Supportive and caring caregivers aside, it is all too easy for older adults to become disconnected from their previous relationships and which increases thier risk for depression.

Senior Connections pairs relational volunteers with older adults in need of companionship. This distinctive program provides older adults in more than 40+ communities with warmth, stimulation, and — most importantly — a sense of hope.

Through regular visits, our specially trained volunteers help their new friends overcome feelings of isolation and find new ways to experience connection again.

 

About Our Volunteers

At Senior Connections, we train our volunteers to meet their new friends where they are in life. Our goal: to offer older adults opportunity for meaningful relationships with caring, trusted individuals thereby increasing connection with someone outside of their living community.

Our volunteers come from a wide spectrum of social and religious groups. Through a selective screening process, our Senior Connections Volunteer Coordinator matches each with compatible older adults, giving them the best possible chance of forming a reliable relationship that can improve the quality of life of seniors and volunteers.

 

Volunteers in the News

 

A History of Service

Developed in 1999 by Dr. Suzsanne H. Singer of The Singer Institute, Senior Connections has helped more than 1,000 older adults throughout the St. Louis area establish meaningful relationships with relational volunteers. Beginning in 2014, Senior Connections found a new home of its own as part of the Lutheran Senior Services family.

With a 155-year heritage of excellence, Lutheran Senior Services communities and programs help more than 9,200 older adults live life to the fullest each year.

 

consignment shop st. louis missouriWhere We Serve

Currently, Senior Connections volunteers visit residents of over 50 long-term care communities in the Metro St. Louis area. Want to become a Senior Connections partner community? Click here to contact us today!

  • Alexian Brothers Landsdowne Village (63116)
  • Alexian Brothers Sherbrooke Village (63125)
  • Avalon Gardens (63116)
  • Beauvois Manor on the Park (63110)
  • Bethesda Orchard (63119)
  • Bethesda Dilworth (63122)
  • Bethesda Meadow (63021)
  • Bethesda Southgate (63129)
  • Breeze Park (LSS) (63304)
  • Brentmoor Retirement Community (63124)
  • Brooking Park (63017)
  • Carrington Place (63301)
  • Cedars at Town and Country (63017)
  • Chestnut Glen (63376)
  • Delmar Gardens Chesterfield (63017)
  • Delmar Gardens Meramec Valley (63026)
  • Delmar Gardens O’Fallon (63368)
  • Delmar Gardens on the Green (63017)
  • Delmar Gardens of Creve Coeur (63141)
  • Delmar Gardens North (63033)
  • Delmar Gardens West (63017)
  • Eldercare of the Valley (63034)
  • Friendship Village of Chesterfield (63017)
  • Friendship Village of Sunset Hills (63127)
  • Hidden Lake (63138)
  • Hilltop Manor (LSS) (63025)
  • Laclede Groves (LSS) (63119)
  • Life Care Center Bridgeton (63044)
  • Manor Grove (63122)
  • Mary Culver Home for the Blind (63122)
  • Mary Ryder Home (63108)
  • Marymount Manor (63025
  • Maryville Garden Apartments (63111)
  • Meramec Bluffs (LSS) (63021)
  • Meridian Village (LSS) (62034)
  • Missouri Veterans Home (63136)
  • NHC Maryland Heights (63043)
  • NHC St. Charles (63303)
  • Oak Noll Nursing Home (63135)
  • REACH West County (LSS) (63141)
  • Rose Hill House (LSS) (63122)
  • Rosewood Care Center (63146)
  • Richmond Terrace (LSS) (63117)
  • Spencer Place (63373
  • St. Agnes Home (63141)
  • St. Louis Altenheim (63111)
  • St. Peters Manor (63376)
  • Sunrise Assisted Living on Clayton (63117)
  • Sunrise Assisted Living Chesterfield (63017)
  • The Riverview (63111)
  • The Village at Mackenzie Place (LSS) (63123)
  • University Forest Manor (63130)
  • Warrenton Manor (63390)

 

How Senior Connections Helped Our Community

Hear first hand from one of our partner communities about the impact of Senior Connections on their residents, family members and employees.

 

Click here to download our newsletter.

 

Helping the Metro St. Louis Area

Based in Brentwood, Missouri, Senior Connections currently serves the St. Louis metropolitan area, including nearby municipalities like…

  • Glen Carbon, IL 62034
  • Webster Groves, MO 63119
  • Shrewsbury, MO 63119
  • Affton, MO 63123
  • Kirkwood, MO 63122
  • Clayton, MO 63105
  • St. Charles, MO 63105
  • …and many more!

consignment shop st. louis missouriMake a Connection

  • Know an Older Adult Who Needs Companionship?Help us to understand the senior’s situation so we can begin looking for a volunteer who is a good fit. Click here to begin the referral process.
  • Ready to Serve as a Volunteer?Donating your time and energy to help someone who is in need can be one of the most life affirming choices you can make. You can make a difference in just one hour a week. Click here to apply today.
  • Want Us to Partner with Your Facility?Does your community share our commitment to helping older adults? Click here to contact us and discuss the benefits of becoming a Senior Connections partner community.

consignment shop st. louis missouriFor Volunteers

As volunteers for Senior Connections you make a tangible impact in the lives of those you visit. Use the following links below to submit your Monthly Visitor Report Form and to complete your Senior Connections Friend Profile. These activities allow us to offer oversight to all visits occurring as a part of the Senior Connections program and to keep track of the number of visits and volunteers hours.

*Please Note – for security reasons and HIPPA compliance, do not use your friend’s last name in any of these reports.

Monthly Visitor Report Form – to be completed by the end of the month or after the last visit of the month.

Senior Connections Friend Profile – to be completed for each Senior Connections Friend you visit.

If you would prefer to handwrite your monthly report or your friend profile to then click on the appropriate form below , print and mail to: Sandra Roeder Singer, Senior Connections, 1150 Hanley Industrial Ct, St. Louis, MO 63144. For questions about either form or requirement, please call 636.446.2526.

Download and Print Monthly Visitor Report Form
Download and Print Friend Profile Form

Pet Volunteers

A letter…


When my parents told me I was going to be a pet visitor, I was very excited. I love people and they always love me! Next came the news that I had to be evaluated by the nice humans at the APA. Whoa! Evaluated? I haven’t had any formal training but I am a well-behaved dog. Everyone says so. Well, I worried for nothing! The entire evaluation at the Animal Protective Association (APA) took less than 15 minutes, including the paperwork, and providing a copy of my vaccinations. Some nice people who work there took me into a room to meet another dog friend. We sniffed around like we do and got along great. I also got to meet something they called a “cat”. This was my first encounter with this furry creature. She was nice enough but not too interested in me. Maybe we’ll meet again at a pet visit and we’ll get to know one another. When I was reunited with my parents, Ted and Linda, the humans told them I passed with flying colors. Everyone cheered! I guess that’s good news because a yummy treat followed the last cheer.

If you would like to visit with seniors with your parent, give my friend Jennifer Blome at the Animal Protective Association of Missouri a call (314.645.4610 ext. 120) or email her at Jennifer@apamo.org.

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