ElderLink St. Louis celebrates first birthday

 ElderLink St. Louis, the free, coordinated referral service for Jewish older adults, their children and caregivers, is celebrating its first birthday with festivities at the Jewish Federation of St. Louis Board Room, 12 Millstone Campus Dr., on Tuesday, June 22 from 3-4 p.m. The community is invited to join ElderLink for birthday cake and the opportunity to learn more about the very successful, rapidly growing program that gives free answers to questions large and small that face Jewish seniors.

According to Lori Goldberg, Jewish Family & Children’s Service Coordinator of Senior Integration Services, “We are excited that so many people have turned to ElderLink St. Louis for advice on everything from where to turn for an Alzheimer’s screening and how to choose an assisted living facility to selecting the appropriate Medicare supplement.”

She adds, “The community response to ElderLink has been terrific. In our first year, we have already received 1,100 telephone calls and more than 2,200 website visits. Now it’s time to celebrate our success and look forward to increasing numbers of calls, e-mails and website visits as more and more people learn the value of this important service.”

There is no charge to attend the ElderLink St. Louis birthday party, but reservations are requested by calling 314-812-9300. ElderLink St. Louis is a project of the Senior Service Integration Commission of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, administered by Jewish Family & Children’s Service. Funding is provided by the Lubin-Green Foundation and BJC Health Care.

For more information, visit www.elderlinkstlouis.org, e-mail [email protected], or call 314-812-9300.