St. Andrew’s Board
Robert P. Elsperman, Chair Ralph H. Thaman, Jr., ice Chair Marvin Wool, Secretary Mark B. Hillis, Treasurer Barry Boehm, Immediate Past Chair Mary Alice Ryan, President & CEO
Directors Alan E. Brainerd Janice L. Burggrabe inny Ferrari Hamlet Kelley Kathy Linsin David R. Luckes The Rev. Helen Ludbrook Karen L. Marino Marie Oetting The Rev. Dr. Paul T. Reiter Joseph Sellinger The Rt. Rev. Dr. George Wayne Smith
Mary Ann Lee Dr. Blanche Touhill
FRIENDS Board Chairman Alan E. Brainerd Co-Chairman Barbara Cooper Emeritus Chairmen
Michael & Rosemary irginia Trent
Board Members Fannie & Ronald Bohlen Millie Cain Sandy Charles Terry Coleman D'Arcy Elsperman J. Robert Green Anna Harris Elizabeth Higginbotham Beverly Holwerda Anna Lea & Alex Kerckhoff Jean Kerner Gerry Kessler Judy King Nan & Richard Klassen Rev. W. Clarence Koon, Jr. Linda & Paul Lee Margaret Rambo Marilyn Raphael Darlene & Charles Roland Gini & Hank Schreimann Barbara Selecman iolet Steinmeyer Caryl & Alan Sunshine Peggy Symes Phyllis Tirmenstein Blanche F. Touhill, PhD Anne & James von der Heydt
Rev. Dr. Joe M.
Georgia & John Yates, Jr.
Here to Help
By Mary Alice Ryan, CEO
have a dear friend whom I see regularly and who knows what I do. So I was astonished when she called recently, clearly upset, to tell me that her brother-in-law had suffered a stroke and her family had no idea where to turn. Her own health was affected by worrying about how her family would care for him. I
Unfortunately, we hear stories like that every day. When crises occur, most of us discover we aren’t prepared to act. We haven’t pre-planned. We don’t know where to find the resources we need. We often don’t even know what questions to ask.
that enable elders to stay in their own homes. Equally important, we provide caregivers with information, respite and support, and can refer them to expert services such as eldercare attorneys, financial advisors or even medical equipment supply companies.
Mary Alice Ryan
That is precisely why St. Andrew’s has an entire “family of services” for older adults and their families and caregivers. We understand the challenges they face and the decisions that must be made, usually at the most difficult times. We can replace worry and fear with knowledge, experience and informed advice.
St. Andrew’s Resource for Seniors System is a one-stop center for seniors and their caregivers. We cover the gamut from independent living, assisted living and nursing care facilities to home healthcare and supportive services
Our newly revamped Web site makes it easier than ever to find the help you need. That is also the goal of our push into social media—FaceBook, Twitter, etc. We plan to use every means possible to provide answers, help you find solutions and ease your mind when
everything seems out of control. The famous motivational speaker, Zig Ziglar, once wrote: “Doubt always creates worry and, in most cases, lack of information raises the doubt.” As I explained to my distraught friend… Worry Less. We can help.
Gratitude and Thanksgiving
By Alan E. Brainerd, FRIENDS Chairman
am so pleased to be in the enviable position of wearing several hats at St. Andrew’s, but St. Andrew’s is my passion and all of these activities directly serve our Mission to empower elders and their caregivers with choices and options that foster a vital life. I am only as effective as the others working side- by-side with me to make things happen: • I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with Linda Lee, as co-chairman of the Gala. We have strong support from Foundation staff, most particularly Kristen Canter, Associate Director and primary staff liaison for the Ageless program. This year our results have been outstanding, and Linda and I are excited about the possibilities for our 50th anniversary Gala in 2011! I am thankful for and more than proud of the work of our FRIENDS. The Gala’s success is so dependent on their help and support as volunteers. Barbara Cooper, my Co-Chair, is always the first to step to the plate and this fall I am also particularly appreciative of the work of Peggy Symes and her committee which developed the FRIENDS first set of Bylaws. I •
• • Millie Cain and Terri Coleman are still looking for people to host a “Gathering” in their home. This is a great and fun way to share the opportunity of St. Andrew’s with your friends. For more information contact our office. For her challenge grants that have energized our new givers, I must single out Phyllis Tirmenstein. We are close to reaching our FRIENDS fundraising goal, and it is my fervent hope that we are very successful so that we may continue to serve as many indigent seniors as we can! I have only scratched the surface of thanking those who have helped us—but please remember, I am hugely grateful for every effort, large and small. Together we will continue to help St. Andrew’s and the low-income seniors they serve! Alan E. Brainerd
The St. Andrew’s Family of Services www.standrews1.com
Communities Brooking Park, Chesterfield Assisted, Skilled and Rehab Care (314) 576-5545
In-Home & Caregiver Services St. Andrew’s Senior Solutions Caring Workplace (314) 726-5766
The Willows at Brooking Park, Chesterfield Retirement Apartment Homes (314) 576-0800
St. Andrews & Bethesda Home Health (314) 218-2600
Tower Grove Manor, St. Louis (314) 773-2800 Retirement Apartments with Independence Plus
St. Andrew’s Charitable Foundation (314) 726-0111
Subsidized Housing (314) 867.8993