Heart of the Matter January 2022

For many like Virginia, Aging Ahead provides more than just senior services–we provide a sense of community. Virginia has taken it upon herself to give back to her community and Aging Ahead for the past two years by creating fabulous bows and wreaths for the holiday season. She sells her creations and donates it all…

Heart of the Matter December 2021

Aging Ahead strives to create meaningful programs that meet critical needs for older adults in St. Louis, St. Charles, Franklin, and Jefferson County. The Friendly Caller Program was introduced last spring to address social isolation for vulnerable older adults in our area. Trained volunteers are connected to an older adult for regular friendly phone conversations,…

Heart of the Matter November 2021

Families are the primary source of support for older adults and people with disabilities in the U.S., and every November, National Family Caregivers Month is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country. Being a family member’s caregiver is work around the clock. Take Sarah, who takes care of her mother, Carolyn….

Heart of the Matter September 2021

At Aging Ahead, we work hard on identifying needs throughout our service area to create a long-lasting and positive impact within our community. Our programs and services are not only aimed at serving older adults, but also their families and caregivers, making our community stronger for it. The Aging Ahead Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) has become…

Heart of the Matter August 2021

Aging Ahead heavily relies on volunteers to help carry out our mission of supporting individuals through the journey of aging, and we feel lucky that our volunteers are extremely dedicated to doing just that. Jeanne is no exception. Jeanne connected with Laura Conners, Aging Ahead’s Volunteer Coordinator, after submitting her volunteer application. After Jeanne was…

Heart of The Matter July 2021

It is undeniable that Aging Ahead creates a ripple effect of support throughout its community. Living on the east coast, Lindsey and her husband Patrick felt helpless when their immobile mother and cognitively impaired sister and niece were suddenly without food assistance. A family member, living in the area, contracted COVID-19 and was unable to…

Heart of the Matter June 2021

Tom was suffering severe headaches and migraines after falling victim to an assault incident resulting in brain contusions. His neurologist recommended he sign up for a Missouri medical marijuana card to help treat the headache pain. Tom, willing to try anything to help ease the pain, attempted to register for a medical marijuana card, but instead…

Heart of the Matter May 2021

More than a year has gone by since the lives we were accustomed to living changed dramatically. New phrases emerged like, social distancing and the new normal, and we were quickly pushed into a virtual world as a main way to stay connected!   We were left wondering about those who were unable to join this…

Heart of the Matter April 2021

No one likes the idea of losing control. According to the National Association for Incontinence, urinary incontinence is the second leading cause of institutionalization for senior living residents, and 53% of homebound individuals aged 65 and older suffer from incontinence. Financial burden on a fixed income and the loss of independence are major consequences of…

Heart of the Matter March 2021

The past year has been anything but business-as-usual here at Aging Ahead, but luckily, we have an amazing staff that continually rises above and beyond challenges, creating inventive solutions to stay connected to those we serve. Angela has been a Resource Center Assistant (RCA) at the Affton center for the past four years, and throughout…