To the St. Andrew’s Charitable Foundation Community:
While we practice the recommended social distancing for the health of our loved ones and our community, in some ways, we may be closer than ever as we navigate uncharted, ever-changing waters. We are in this life together – through good times and bad, uncertain and unprecedented – and we will get through this trial together. In the middle of chaos, I’ve also witnessed many gestures of compassion and encourage you to reach out to others feeling vulnerable at this time in ways you feel able to do so.
At St. Andrew’s Charitable Foundation, our role is to serve, to be ready, to be adaptable, and most of all, to be there for our seniors. While our environment may look different for the next few weeks, we are still committed to responding to their needs. Melissia, from Senior Solutions, has been calling all of our seniors to see how they are doing. Checking to make sure they have food and medicine, and are giving themselves a "break" from the stress of the daily news, and letting them know they can call us – even if they just need to talk.
Some of their responses to her calls have been heartwarming and some made us laugh! "God Bless all of you at St. Andrew’s!" "You all can call me if you need to talk too." "Thank you for continuing to send Margaret – she is the only person I am letting come in my home." "I’d quit watching the news if they’d quit interrupting my soap operas."
Several of you have asked how you can be of help to St. Andrew’s, and we can’t thank you enough for thinking of us and our seniors in need at this time. To ensure the safety and well-being of our St. Andrew’s community, we have decided to suspend all volunteering and visitors to our office until further notice. We will communicate any changes to this policy as we move forward.
While volunteering may not be an option, we continue to need your financial support. We have thoughtfully and responsibly managed St. Andrew’s Charitable Foundation for nearly 13 years, in strong and weak economies, but none of us can predict the timetable or outcome of this unique period in time. The knowledge that you are behind us and are committed – in good times and bad, is the greatest gift you could provide.
Help St. Andrew’s Keep Our Seniors and Staff Safe during COVID-19
April 2, 2020
Listen to Mary Alice Ryan, St. Andrew’s President and CEO, chat with Mark Reardon from KMOX about the need of PPE- personal protective equipment to help keep our residents and staff safe during COVID-19.
The Willows Residents Raised Money for Employee Bus Shelter
January 29, 2020
Every day the residents at The Willows and Brooking Park interact with employees throughout the different departments like the kitchen staff, activities, housekeeping, nursing, front desk, and many other areas.
ST. ANDREW'S KEEPING LOW-INCOME SENIORS HOMES SAFELY HEATED
December 5, 2019
Gloria, 70, is a low-income senior living in North County. Recently the circuit board on her furnace was broken and temperatures at night were well below freezing. With no heat, Gloria turned to using multiple space heaters for her main source of heating.
For many of us, the holiday season is a time filled with joy and cheer. The holidays mean time off from work to spend quality time with our loved ones, give and receive gifts and attend parties with friends and family.
SENIOR FUND CITY OF ST. LOUIS SUPPORTS SAFE HOME FOR SENIORS
June 18, 2019
St. Andrew’s Charitable Foundation’s Safe Home for Seniors program has positively impacted the lives of many individuals, thanks to the generosity of the Senior Fund City of St. Louis. We both recognize the importance of keeping seniors safe and secure in a way that promotes not only safety, but quality of life, for as long as a senior chooses to live in their home.
CENTENE VOLUNTEERS BRING HOPE AND HAPPINESS TO DOZENS OF LOW INCOME SENIORS
May 6, 2019
Just recently, Centene volunteers painted the recreational room at St. Andrew’s of Jennings affordable housing community. Seniors living in this community typically live on just $11,000 a year. After paying rent, purchasing groceries and vital medications, little disposable income remains for fun and outings.