JEWISH SENIORS ON THE MOVE PRESENTS A TOUR OF BUSCH STADIUM

Jewish Seniors on the MOVE is a new program where active St. Louis Jewish seniors will enjoy day trips, tours, food, and friends, while exploring St. Louis. This program is presented in partnership with Congregation Shaare Emeth, United Hebrew Congregation, and Congregation Temple Israel. On Monday, June 20, we are hosting our second of four fun events, where seniors will enjoy lunch at Cardinals Nation, followed by a tour of Busch Stadium. The tour includes the Champions Club, Red Bird, the press box, Cardinals Club House, the track, and dugout. Transportation to and from the event and the cost for lunch are included in the admission price. When: Monday, June 20, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Meeting Spot: Congregation Temple Israel at 9:45 am (#1 Rabbi Alvan D. Rubin Dr., St. Louis, 63141) Cost: $18 per person (payment preferred in advance) RSVP: to April Hickman by Monday, June 13 at 314-434-3404 The event is open to all Jewish seniors in the St. Louis Region. Space is limited, so RSVP is requested as early as possible. This program is made possible through a grant from the The Nathan Kahn-Ernestine Kahn-Charles Kahn Foundation of Congregation Temple Israel.   ###   Congregation Temple Israel is a caring, inclusive community committed to living Reform Judaism and participating in the sacred destiny of the Jewish people and Israel through education, worship, and repair of the world. We welcome and embrace individuals and families from all backgrounds. Wherever you may be along your Jewish journey, there is a place for you at Temple Israel. For more information, go to...

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St. Louis NORC receives inaugural Outstanding Community Partner Award

The Program in Occupational Therapy has chosen the St. Louis Nationally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC), a program of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, as the inaugural recipient of its Outstanding Community Partner Award. The award recognizes organizations that have developed and sustained a collaborative relationship with the Program, and share our vision, values and goals. St. Louis NORC is a non-sectarian program that supports the healthy aging of adults 65+ in their own homes by providing opportunities for meaningful community involvement and increased access to support services. The program is considered a national model for aging in place and helping older adults to remain living independently. “St. Louis NORC began in 2002 when the Jewish Federation and the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging of Washington University collaborated on the Administration on Aging – Aging in Place Initiative,” explains Karen Berry-Elbert, MSW, St. Louis NORC manager. “Instead of taking a prescriptive approach to addressing the initiative, the Jewish Federation chose to create a public/private partnership with the Center for Aging to learn firsthand what the needs, barriers and service gaps were of our population through surveys, assessments and observation. There was no more qualified partner than WashU to conduct the research with us. We used the results of the needs assessment to develop our program.” During the past 14 years, St. Louis NORC members have continued to be involved in research with Program faculty. “St. Louis NORC gives our Program unprecedented access to a group of well-characterized older adults who are engaged in the research process and willing to participate in community studies,” says Christine Berg, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, associate professor of occupational therapy and of neurology. “They share our commitment to developing and delivering innovative, evidence-based interventions and building strong community programs. The leadership and staff recognize the importance of education and always enthusiastically welcome our students.” Occupational therapy (OT) students are able to pilot new programs and hone their teaching skills at St. Louis NORC-sponsored events such as health fairs and community presentations. “Students gain real world experience and learn what the sensibilities and sensitivities are when working with older adults. And our members love working with the students and the clinical practitioners who come to their homes to conduct various assessments,” says Berry-Elbert. “The Program’s clinical service is our ‘go-to’ for providing safety assessments in resident’s homes. OT clinicians work with our contractors for them to install the necessary equipment – often at no charge as part of a grant or as a shared expense – and make the home environment as safe as possible. This is an enormous benefit to our members.” The partnership benefits have been equally as significant for the Program. “Agency partnerships that offer this level of access and commitment are rare. Because of that, St. Louis NORC has made a tremendous impact on our program. Their leadership, staff and residents support multiple faculty labs and classes, offer students customized experiences (outreach, teaching and research), generously share their resources, fund and implement programs developed within their agency, write countless letters of support, attend classes, and say ‘yes – what can we do’ when we call,” shares Susy Stark, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, assistant professor of occupational therapy, of neurology and of social work. “Those are just a few of the reasons Dr....

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Seeing the USA…Need Stop-overs.

I’m a 59-year-old woman who is driving across the USA for my “Bucket List”. While I have some money to use for lodging, food, etc.. it would be such a blessing to find folks who would be willing to share their home with me for a week or two as I travel! I’m a non-smoking, easy-going Gal (Originally from NYC) with a sense of humor. I love animals, am honest, clean and respectful of others & their property. Not into drugs, wild parties or criminal activities of any kind. I have many hobbies and stories to...

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NAP Tax Credits available for NORC

Last call for 2014! To secure the tax credit your gift needs to be received by December 31 at 3:00 PM. These credits will be secured on a “first come, first serve” basis – with no upper limit on gifts, until the credits are exhausted. These credits can work for almost all businesses in the State of Missouri. For more details call Ken Weintraub 314-442-3731 or email him at KWeintraub@JFedSTL.org Please open the link from the Department of Economic Development for precise information on who is eligible to donate: http://ded.mo.gov/upload/nap_guidelines_and_app.pdf For more information about NORC go to...

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Help Wanted – Crown Center Circle@Crown Cafe

A few good people needed as volunteers in an exciting and delicious Jewish community project: Circle@Crown Cafe. Unlock your inner barista or chef. Great environment; on the job training. Interested applicants contact Laura Greenberg at 314-991-2055. Come and join our volunteer team! Circle@Crown is a program of Crown Center.

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St. Louis NORC Celebrates a Decade of Success

The St. Louis Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC) is commemorating its 10th anniversary of successfully supporting the healthy aging of seniors in their homes with a special celebration on August 7. The event will include live music, the St. Louis NORC Star Awards Ceremony, a video presentation, refreshments and more. The keynote address will be given by Dr. Nancy Morrow-Howell, Ph.D., one of the research team members who conducted the original research in 2002 on which the St. Louis NORC programming is based. A non-sectarian membership-based program of Jewish Federation of St. Louis, the St. Louis NORC operates within a 3-mile service neighborhood in the Creve Coeur area. The St. Louis NORC offers a range of support services that are designed to maximize the health and well-being of resident seniors so they can maintain their independence and comfortably remain in their homes as they age. Services include home repair, social activities, volunteer support and discounts at local merchants. The program charges modest dues, getting most of its funding from the State of Missouri, grants, generous contributions, and relying on volunteers. While services are provided only for residents in the three-mile neighborhood, activities are open to all adults aged 65 and over. Since 2004, at least 1,714 individuals have participated in at least one activity or service. For more information on the St. Louis NORC, go to...

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