Connections Ahead

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 many 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…

Calling All Volunteers!

As we continue planning for the reopening of our senior centers, and community program locations, we are looking forward to reengaging with our dedicated volunteers and welcoming new volunteers! The past, present, and continued successes of Aging Ahead are due in large part to the skills, talents, and dedication of our volunteers. We are excited…

Delivering Help and Dignity

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…

Aging Ahead Welcomes Anthem as a Valued Partner

Anthem and Aging Ahead are thrilled to announce a 3-year, $150,000 partnership to further support individuals through the journey of aging.  This agreement is a result of the passionate and dedicated work of several Aging Ahead Foundation members, especially Melissa Smith (Anthem) and Michael Graham (Foundation President and Comprehensive Benefits).  We are beyond grateful for…

CHOICE in the Virtual Age

The COVID-19 pandemic unfortunately put the brakes on our in-person CHOICE programs throughout Aging Ahead’s 4-county service area in the blink of an eye.  However, along with most of our other services, we were able to pivot and support older adults in new and sometimes positively innovative ways.  Aging Ahead’s virtual platform, Zoom into CHOICE,…

Looking Back at 2020

2020 certainly was a year we won’t soon forget! As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic Aging Ahead, along with many other organizations, needed to shift how we deliver support to older adults and their caregivers in St Louis, St Charles, Jefferson and Franklin counties. To help ensure the safety and well-being of our staff,…

New Volunteer Opportunities

I hope this finds you all safe and well. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the health and well-being of our participants, volunteers, and staff remain our top priority. In order to comply with our Emergency Operations Plan, most volunteer opportunities were put on hold in March, 2020. We know our current volunteers and so many interested…

Whiskers on Wheels

Although 2020 was a “ruff” year for everyone, one of the programs we piloted last year made a purrrrfectly wonderful impact for several in our community. Through a grant funded by Meals on Wheels America, Aging Ahead partnered with local nonprofit, The Wet Nose Project (TWNP), to help alleviate the cost burden of caring for…

Virtual 5K Races After Senior Hunger

While many things changed in 2020, some things remained constant: the ongoing support needed by so many older adults and the unwavering determination of our Foundation Board to help us meet those needs!   In order to align with health and safety guidelines, the 2020 Edward Jones and Aging Ahead Miles for Meals 5k was held…

COVID Vaccine Information

Get Answers Although initial tiers within Phase 1B are being activated today, there are currently not enough vaccines for everyone included in these groups. As additional supplies arrive, this activation will allow for the greatest vaccine coverage where it is most needed. It will also allow vaccinators and organizations to continue planning effectively for future…