Expo for active aging features services, volunteer opportunities

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The Active Aging Expo, at The Heights on Monday, showcased opportunities for seniors and anyone looking to volunteer.

Among groups seeking volunteers:

  • Lutheran Senior Services, which serves Missouri and Illinois, has 7,000 volunteers a year, Kristy Bull, director of volunteers said. One volunteer opportunity is at Laclede Groves, in Richmond Heights, being paired with a memory care resident, working once a week on an art project for six weeks.
  • Mid-East Agency on Aging is seeking meals on wheels drivers, fitness and activities instructors, and clerical help.
  • Oasis Lifelong Adventure is seeking volunteers to tutor students in kindergarten through third grade in reading.
  • The Mid-County Veterans Memorial, at The Heights, is seeking sponsorships for benches, flagpoles and other features, and also engraved bricks.
  • The St. Louis County Office of Family and Community Services needs volunteers for home repair, the neighbor driving program, or tax assistance.
  • Maplewood Mayor Barry Greenberg was promoting his ‘Maplewood Senior Internet Cafe’ program, where seniors will receive a free tablet computer, and gather at a local coffee shop to learn about using the internet. He’s looking for volunteer teachers. Contact Greenberg at 314-645-3605, or email at [email protected] for information.
Mary Binns, Richmond Heights community relations coordinator, with the bricks available for engraving at the veterans memorial.
Maplewood Mayor Barry Greenberg signs up a resident for his internet cafe.

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  1. I got confused about the time and showed up at 5 minutes to 12 noon! Many of the groups who had tables were almost completely packed up! I am deeply grateful to those who took time to talk with me a moment, and even gave me a clip and cool tape measure! Grabbed some information which will be helpful. Grateful to the Heights for hosting this.

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