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Fall Fun for St. Louis Seniors & their Families

posted by Ted Ryan on November 06, 2018

The cool weather and changing leaves make it a great time to get out and enjoy the fall before the busyness of the holiday season kicks in. We found some fun activities that St. Louis seniors might enjoy checking out with friends and family.

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Free St. Louis Flu Shots 2018

posted by Ted Ryan on October 02, 2018

Flu season is approaching, which makes now the best time to get your flu shot.  The flu shot is the best way to prevent getting sick but takes two weeks to begin protecting, so it’s good to act early.

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5 August Events for Seniors & their Families

posted by Ted Ryan on July 31, 2018

As is often the case, the summer seems to be flying by. August is a great chance to fit in some fun before fall arrives and grandkids head back to school. We’ve found some August outings for seniors and their loved ones to check out.

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Mother’s Days Activities for Seniors in St. Louis

posted by Ted Ryan on May 07, 2018

Celebrate Mom by spending time together this Mother’s Day. St. Louis offers lots of great opportunities for enjoying the big day. We’ve listed 10 popular possibilities.

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Beating Cabin Fever during St. Louis Winters

posted by Ted Ryan on January 30, 2018

As we recover from the excitement of the holidays and get settled into the New Year, it’s common to experience a bit of cabin fever from being cooped up at home during cold winter days. St. Louis offers many opportunities for indoor fun out of the house. These are a few possibilities we recommend.

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Spring Outings for Seniors in St. Louis

posted by Ted Ryan on March 06, 2017

Spring weather is here and many St. Louisans are taking the opportunity to get out and end their cabin fever. There are many opportunities for seniors and their loved ones to enjoy spring in St. Louis. Here are a few favorites.

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Fall Fun for Seniors & Families

posted by Ted Ryan on November 14, 2016

Cooler weather and beautiful changing leaves make fall a great time for family activities. These are a few activities we think are worth checking out.

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Clear Out Old Equipment for a Good Cause

posted by Ted Ryan on October 05, 2016


St. Louis HELP (Health Equipment Lending Program) provides a better option than uselessly storing old equipment. The non-profit organization provides people in need with access to free home medical equipment through their recycle and reuse program. 

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Free St. Louis Flu Shots 2016

posted by Ted Ryan on September 20, 2016

Flu season is on the horizon, making this the best time to get your yearly flu shot. The flu shot is the best way to prevent getting sick but takes two weeks to begin protecting you, so it is wise to act early. This is also a great time to get a flu shot because October is filled with opportunities to get it for free. The following calendar includes upcoming free flu shot opportunities in St. Louis. 

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5 Fun August Activities for Seniors & Grandkids

posted by Ted Ryan on July 27, 2016

Caring for senior loved ones can be demanding. Caregiving duties don’t take a summer break, making these months particularly tough for members of the sandwich generation, caring for elderly parents and young children. We found some St. Louis outings for seniors and kids to enjoy before heading back to school. 

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Community Concerts - Fun for Seniors & Caregivers

posted by Ted Ryan on May 31, 2016

Summer’s the season to get out and have fun. For seniors, who often find themselves spending more time alone, summer concerts are a great way to add a bit of social activity to their routine. 

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Punching Back at Parkinson's Disease

posted by Ted Ryan on May 18, 2016

CBS Sunday Morning recently aired an inspiring segment about an unusual program helping people with Parkinson’s disease (included below this post). Rock Steady Boxing features boxing-based workouts to strengthen abilities that Parkinson’s disease attacks, such as agility, speed, endurance, coordination and strength.

The program has taken off and St. Louis recently joined the growing number of cities with a Rock Steady Boxing Affiliate.

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Pickleball – Promoting Fitness & Fun for Seniors

posted by Ted Ryan on April 14, 2016

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in America and, judging by the fliers popping up around town, seems to be taking St. Louis by storm. So, just what in the world is it?

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Enjoy Exercise and Fresh Air with the Senior Walking Club

posted by Ted Ryan on March 28, 2016

Spring is the time of year when many of us want to get out and enjoy Mother Nature. Seniors can do just that with Chesterfield’s Senior Walking Club. The Chesterfield Parks, Recreation and Arts Division hosts these walks every week, beginning April 20 through May 25.

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A Fun and Accessible Outing for Seniors - The Scott Joplin House

posted by Ted Ryan on March 08, 2016

This time of the year, caregivers and seniors are often antsy to get out and greet the arrival of spring. In addition to St. Louis’ wonderful major attractions, such as the Zoo and Art Museum, are a score of worthwhile outings off the beaten path.

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SHC University – A Great (Free!) Resource for Family Caregivers of St. Louis

posted by Ted Ryan on December 30, 2015

We created SHC University to provide education and support to families and caregivers through practical and interactive training by professionals. It's a fantastic opportunity to get insight from an industry veteran with a passion to help and advocate for the senior population.Read More…

Happy Thanksgiving from SHC!

posted by Ted Ryan on November 23, 2015

In the spirit of Thanksgiving and National Caregiver’s Month, we thank all forms of caregivers for the valuable service they provide.

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Happy Veterans Day from SHC

posted by Ted Ryan on November 10, 2015

Seniors Home Care thanks all of the brave men and women who have dedicated themselves to serving our great country. To honor these heroes, SHC is proud to offer a 10% discount to retired and active military, police and fire personnel (and their families). 

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Free St. Louis Flu Shots 2015

posted by Ted Ryan on October 06, 2015

There’s no stopping it – flu season is on the horizon. That makes this the best time to get your yearly flu shot. The flu shot is the best way to prevent getting sick but takes two weeks to begin protecting you, so it is wise to act early.

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St. Louis' Best Senior Resources All Under One Roof

posted by Ted Ryan on July 20, 2015

This Thursday, July 23, we are excited to participate in the Sixth Annual Prime Times Senior Expo from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The free event will feature 75 vendors offering a wide range of services and information for St. Louis’ aging adults.

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Good News for St. Louis Alzheimer's Disease Research

posted by Ted Ryan on January 20, 2015

The National Institutes on Aging has awarded more than $30 million in funding to St. Louis’ own Washington University for Alzheimer’s disease research efforts. Much of the focus goes to two studies researching ways to identify and treat Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms actually begin to appear.

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Honoring Our Veterans

posted by Ted Ryan on November 10, 2014

We celebrate Veterans Day by giving thanks and paying tribute to the men and women who have served our country. These family members, friends, neighbors and coworkers are an important part of our community and history.

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Free Family Caregiver Training by Industry Experts

posted by Ted Ryan on October 13, 2014

Family caregivers are the foundation of long-term care and aging in place. More than 65 million people (29% of the US population) spend an average of 20 hours a week caring for a loved one.

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Free Flu Shots in St. Louis - Fall 2014

posted by Ted Ryan on September 29, 2014

We’re nearing the time of year when millions of people will suffer from the flu. The number one way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated each fall. Below is a list of free flu vaccination opportunities in and around St. Louis.

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St. Louis Parkinson's Disease Support Groups

posted by Ted Ryan on August 26, 2014

In the United States, there are as many as one million individuals living with Parkinson’s disease. The disease has gained national attention through the inspirational career comeback of Michael J. Fox and, more recently, tragic loss of Robin Williams. These two also exemplify the difference that having a strong support group can make.

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Movies, Memory and a Program Coming to a Theater Near You

posted by Ted Ryan on August 14, 2014

The AMC Creve Coeur 12 Theater is hosting a movie series with St. Louis seniors in mind. Every Monday in September, the Silver Screen Series will highlight films that explore positive aging themes.Read More…

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Come One Come All - The St. Louis Prime Times Senior Expo

posted by Ted Ryan on July 22, 2014

SHC is excited to join more than 65 other St. Louis area vendors at the resource fair for older adults – so make sure to stop by our booth and say hello to Ryan and Nurse Liz!Read More…

Shhh…A Great Library Service Few People Know About

posted by Ted Ryan on July 16, 2014

You’ve reached your golden years. Nine to five days and time raising children have long passed. Perhaps early retirement was spent traveling and pursuing lifelong dreams. Now is the time to enjoy simpler pleasures – being with family, reading a favorite book or watching a classic movie.
Many St. Louis libraries are taking measures to make their catalog available to seniors who are no longer able to visit them.Read More…

Visits with Murray

posted by Ted Ryan on June 30, 2014

It wasn’t until recently that my view of senior living facilities started to change. For many years, the mention of a facility would conjure childhood memories of visiting bleak settings where loved ones spent their final years.

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Free Public Shred Day: A Quick Save vs. Shred Guide

posted by Ted Ryan on June 05, 2014

Saturday, June 21, SHC is hosting a free community shred day (3 box limit) from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Avery School parking lot located on Marshall Avenue, just three doors up from our office (at 504 Marshall Avenue).Read More…

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SHC Continues to Race for the Cure

posted by Ted Ryan on May 22, 2014

June 14 will mark the 16th Annual Susan G. Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure®. At Seniors Home Care, we’re proud to walk as a team for our third consecutive year and join tens of thousands of fellow participants on a mission to save lives and end breast cancer.Read More…

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Free Food & Big Prizes - Not Bad for a Tuesday!

posted by Ted Ryan on March 24, 2014

Please join us for the 26th Annual Grand Marketplace Expo next Tuesday, April 1, from 4:00 – 7: 30 p.m., at the Holiday Inn SW Route 66, located at the intersection of Watson Road and Lindbergh Boulevard in Sunset Hills.Read More…

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Seniors Home Care Rides At-Home Nursing Care Wave

posted by Ted Ryan on August 19, 2013

In a recent article about the growing home health care field, the St. Louis Business Journal recognized Seniors Home Care as an exemplary agency. We are proud to be recognized as a leading resource for families and professionals searching for long term care information in the St. Louis area.

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Emergency Disaster Preparedness for Seniors

posted by Ted Ryan on June 19, 2013

In the wake of the recent natural disasters across the Midwest, many of us St. Louis area residents are abandoning the “it can’t happen to me” attitudes that we once held and are realizing the importance of emergency preparedness.

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Caregiver Training & the Helpful Program Coming to a College near You

posted by Ted Ryan on May 15, 2013

As the demand for caregivers continues growing, we are delighted to learn about Missouri’s plan to supply more caregivers with the proper training and education to enter the field. MoHealthWINs is a state-wide grant program to improve the education of students in health-related disciplines and provide continuing education for the health care workforce.

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National Health Care Decisions Day

posted by Ted Ryan on April 15, 2013

April 16th is official National Health Care Decisions Day – dedicated to building awareness of the importance of advance health care planning. A 2006 study revealed that despite the fact that 71% of Americans had thought about end-of-life preferences and 95% had heard of a living will, only 29% actually had a living will.

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Pet Therapy - Senior's Best Friend

posted by Ted Ryan on March 27, 2013

From guiding the blind to fetching the Sunday paper, “man’s best friend” has proven to be a great friend indeed. It seems that as research increases, the benefits provided by our four-legged friends do as well – particularly for seniors.

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March Madness and Stan Musial

posted by Ted Ryan on March 20, 2013

March Madness is here and sports fans are gathering with friends and family to enjoy the excitement. Although few people are aware, bonding over sports can be quite beneficial for senior fans – even those with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

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Senior Friendly Activities To Beat The Heat

posted by Ted Ryan on August 07, 2012

Another steamy summer is upon us, but don’t start that three month air-conditioned hibernation just yet. St. Louis offers lots of good times that won’t work up a sweat. These are five of our favorite senior-friendly summer activities.

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Home Care Conferences Create a Stronger Client Experience

posted by Ryan Whittington on April 27, 2012

Alice Endy and Ryan Whittington are attending the 2012 Missouri Alliance for Home Care conference at Tan-Tar-A this year.  We are joining our colleagues from across Missouri to discuss common problems and issues related to home care.  While brainstorming and learning from other home care providers, we will gain helpful knowledge and best practices.

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Seniors Home Care is proud to celebrate its 25th year!

posted by Ryan Whittington on April 17, 2012

ST. LOUIS – Over 25 years ago, Kit Whittington was the primary caregiver for her grandmother, who had been diagnosed with cancer. Kit was the only family available to assist with her care and because she also worked full time, acting as the primary caregiver grew increasingly difficult both physically and emotionally. She knew this was an unsustainable lifestyle and hired an independent caregiver to assist her. She soon discovered that her grandmother was not receiving the level of care she deserved: 

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Home Care Expo - Top 3 Reasons To Visit our Booth

posted by Ryan Whittington on October 26, 2011

If you are like me, you like to talk face to face with a person to make sure you are hearing the information clearly.  This Sunday, October 30th 2011, you have an opportunity to visit with over 50 exhibitors and attend eight informative seminars related to services for seniors, all in one day.

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Aging Senior Needs - Home Care Resources in the Community

posted by Ryan Whittington on August 05, 2011

Finding resources in your community can be a challenging task.  Ask a family member caring for a loved one, and they will tell you there are times they feel as though the chips have been stacked against them and they just needed help.  As a home care provider, Seniors Home Care regularly helps seniors in the community connect with reliable resources in a attempt to improve the quality of live for seniors in need.

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Smart Phone Apps: Proactive Care for Seniors

posted by Ryan Whittington on May 17, 2011

May is National Older Americans Month, and while the nation celebrates the contributions of its seniors, the Administration on Aging is taking a look at the many ways technology is helping older Americans live longer, healthier and more engaged lives. Technology is ever-changing, and today’s seniors are quickly learning how the latest innovations, particularly in cell phones, can help stay them connected with family, friends and the information that is important to them.

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SHC Express Club - Are Your Home Care Needs Ever Changing?

posted by Ryan Whittington on April 21, 2011

What would you do if you could no longer drive?  Or you were unable to get to your doctor's appointments, see friends at social outings, or even go grocery shopping?

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The History of Seniors Home Care: Kit's Inspiration

posted by Ryan Whittington on April 04, 2011

I often find myself asking certain questions about a business: “How long has it been in business?”, “Where is the company’s location(s)?” “What is the corporate culture?”, “Why did this company start in the industry that it did?”, etc.  I think it’s important to know what motivates a business and by getting a background and history of a company, I can better assess if it is one I would like to patronize and support. Let me take a few moments to share the Seniors Home Care story with you.

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