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Remembering or Honoring a Loved One During the Holidays
A re you looking for a special way to remember a loved one during the upcoming holiday season? If so, making a tribute gift to St. Andrew’s might be just the thing! A memorial or tribute gift is a great way to honor or remember someone special while helping others. Generous gifts such as these assist St. Andrew’s in providing needed services for low-income seniors and financial aid to residents of our communities who have exhausted their resources.
The holidays are approaching fast; make your gift today with the enclosed gift envelope. We’ll send a special card to let your recipient know about this “double present.”
Please consider adopting a senior this holiday season. Your gift can help brighten the life of an at-risk older adult and make this season a special time for everyone.
If you have any questions, please call Yolanda Fisher at 314-726-0111.
‘Presidential Watch Party’ Draws Elders From Across the Metro Area
on’t say “seniors aren’t interested in what’s happening in our country” to the nearly 100 seniors from St. Andrew’s communities who came together this summer to be part of President Barack Obama’s “tele” town hall meeting on healthcare reform and older people.
St. Andrew’s provided a venue at The Willows retirement community in Chesterfield and large-screen Internet projection of the national town hall meeting. President Obama and Health and Human Services Director Kathleen Sebelius broadcast live to dozens of watch parties around the na- tion. They discussed the Affordable Care Act, closing the “donut hole” gap in prescription coverage for Medicare Part D users, easing out-of-pocket healthcare costs for seniors, and efforts to prevent the scamming of older people by con artists.
“These are all things that retirees like my wife and I have to be concerned about,” said one attendee. “It’s good that national attention is being paid to seniors’ issues.”
Residents from The Willows, The Sarah Community in Bridgeton, Cape Albeon in Valley Park, St. Andrew’s of Jennings, Tower Grove Manor and Zion Corner in St. Louis attended the local event. “This was very informative,” according to one Zion Corner resident. “It helped me to better understand the president’s healthcare plan and gives me more hope that healthcare costs for seniors will go down.”