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…

New Volunteer Coordinator

Hello everyone! My name is Laura Conners and I am excited to introduce myself as the new Volunteer Coordinator at Aging Ahead. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with such an important organization that is truly making a difference in our community. As Volunteer Coordinator, I am fortunate to work with a diverse…

Your Vote Matters

Make Sure Your Vote COUNTS · Check your registration status online or call your local election office. · You MUST be registered by October 7, 2020 · Request absentee ballot now (online or call local election authority) · Ballots will be mailed to you after September 22, 2020 · Vote by absentee in your local election authority office (contact your…

Always Serving with a Smile

After 44 years of service, Jan Bommarito is retiring as Aging Ahead’s Executive Administrative Assistant. Since 1976, Jan Bommarito has been the smile behind Aging Ahead. From her first years as a receptionist to later transitioning to her final role as the Executive Administrative Assistant, Jan helped grow and shape the agency, “I have loved…

Take Action to Prevent the Flu

The Flu Shot is More Important than Ever Prevent Seasonal Flu At Aging Ahead, the health and well-being of our participants is our top priority. While our senior centers remain closed, and will not offer flu shots this year, we want to remind you the flu shot will be more important than ever during the…

Essential Services. Critical Connections. Ongoing Support.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every facet of society, older adults are facing unique challenges to meet their basic needs. Aging Ahead is working to address these needs through multiple essential emergency services. Senior Centers Aging Ahead Senior Centers are focused on meeting the ongoing nutritional needs of older adults who are homebound and/or…