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Heart of the Matter December 2020

Mrs. R reached out to Aging Ahead for caregiver assistance for her husband whose health was in rapid decline. She was connected to Sue, a Community Options & Services Specialist (COS). “I felt desperate and didn’t know where to turn for help.” Mrs. R’s husband is suffering from congestive heart failure and diabetes. Due to…

Heart of the Matter November 2020

Sometimes we encounter special people in our lives that continue to stay with us even after they’re gone. David, a Community Options & Services Specialist, remembers Bob this way. Bob was legally blind, living alone, and had no familial support of any kind. He began receiving Meals on Wheels when he was 80, and the…

Heart of the Matter October

Ina sought the help of Aging Ahead in 2002 when she became the caretaker of her late husband, Hershel, who suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease. Hershel was a lifelong artist, and Ina would often bring him to the West County Senior Center for art classes. “It was wonderful taking him to those classes. The teacher was…

Heart of the Matter September 2020

Dorothy has been an active participant of the Union Senior Center for over five years. Before the pandemic, she looked forward to meeting her friends and sharing a meal, “I really counted on having my meal every day! But when the center closed due to COVID-19, I was worried about how I would safely get…

Heart of the Matter August 2020

Looking back five months, did anyone even know what Zoom was, or that it existed? Now, it’s everywhere…including Aging Ahead’s CHOICE Program. Just another way we are Aging Ahead with you! A large variety of topics are offered and sure to pique many interests like Balance Barre, the 2020 Census, writing classes, Medicare Bootcamp, chair…

Heart of the Matter July 2020

Aging Ahead is lucky enough to employ devoted and essential staff that have shown enthusiasm to better adapt and serve older adults while navigating through a global pandemic.  In the past several months, Aging Ahead staff has created various programs and taken various steps to ensure the safety and well-being of our participants. We reinstated…

Heart of the Matter June 2020

Aging Ahead is lucky enough to work with incredibly dedicated volunteers. Glen has been volunteering with Aging Ahead at the House Springs location for about 4 years and delivers two Meals on Wheels routes per week to homebound older adults. Glen has even continued delivering meals this past year while undergoing dialysis treatment.  His dedication…

Heart of the Matter May 2020

GAIL Though we are all experiencing these uncertain times, one thing that remains certain is people wanting to help. In a time of isolation, connection is more important than ever, and members of our community have stepped up to continue supporting older adults.   Gail has been volunteering and supporting the Aging Ahead Bridgeton location for…

The Heart of the Matter- Jackie

Not only is Jackie the primary caretaker for her 60-year-old disabled son, but she also has many ailments of her own, including a terminal lung condition. Through this, she remains positive, largely due to the help of Aging Ahead’s Meals on Wheels and caregiver assistance programs. Jackie was introduced to Aging Ahead when her husband…

The Heart of the Matter- Anne

Aging Ahead is committed to identifying and addressing the challenges facing many local older adults. We are thankful for community support, including many dedicated volunteers, through which we are able to implement programs and services designed to help ensure all have opportunities to age well.  Nearly 20 years ago, Anne learned of our Christmas meals…