MO DMH-DD COVID-19 Webpage

Click here to view the Missouri Department of Mental Health’s Division of Developmental Disabilities webpage that provides COVID-19 Updates as Available. This page includes current and pending guidance, DD Operation Specific Guidance, Videos and Resources, as well as links to register for Weekly Webinar Question/Answer Sessions.

COVID-19 and People with IDD: Impact, Prevention and Action

Click here for free, helpful helpful resources provided by Health Risk Screening (HRS). As the situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19) develops, HRS is committed to providing those who work in the field of IDD supports with practical, sensible, and usable health information regarding identifying those at most risk and steps that can be taken to reduce the severity of the impact of this disease.

Fatal Five Fundamentals: Infections Video

Click here for a free 22min training video on “Infections”, taken from Health Risk Screening’s larger Fatal Five eLearn series.

Easy to read booklet about the Coronavirus is from SARTAC

Click here for an easy to read booklet about the Coronavirus from SARTAC. SARTAC is the Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center. This booklet was created by Green Mountain Self-Advocates, a SARTAC partner.

It is in English and Spanish. It was written by and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It focuses on “need to know” information (not “nice to know” information).

IDD Help

Click here for information about services related to intellectual and developmental disabilities in the St. Louis Region.

DD Awareness Month web page and Facebook page!

Click here to view the DD Awareness Month web page.

Click here to view the DD Awareness Month Facebook page.

Circle of Friends© Train-the-Trainer Virtual Workshop

Join the Mid-America Regional Council on Nov. 20, 2020, 9 a.m. to noon, for a Circle of Friends© Train-the-Trainer virtual workshop, presented by Marla Berg-Weger, Ph.D., LCSW and Max Zubatsky, Ph.D., LMFT.

REGISTER NOW Fee $10

Participants will:

  • Understand the impact of loneliness and social isolation on older adults.
  • Learn to analyze the evidence for non-pharmacologic interventions for people experiencing social isolation and loneliness.
  • Learn to identify criteria for clients to receive non-pharmacologic interventions for social engagement.
  • Learn strategies to recruit participants and to facilitate Circle of Friends groups, either remotely or in person.

For questions related to the training, contact Marla Berg-Weger at marla.bergweger@slu.edu.

For questions related to registration, contact Carmellya Anderson at canderson@marc.org or 816-701-8389.

Saint Louis University’s Gateway Geriatric Education Center

Click here to visit the Saint Louis University's Gateway Geriatric Education Center.

Assisted Living Today

Assisted Living Today (ALT) is a free resource for families, providing everything from in-depth product reviews to expert advice. Visit their website at: assistedlivingtoday.com.

SLU Caregiver Speaker's Series Now on Zoom!

The SLU Caregiver Speaker's Series is now online via Zoom! We have speakers talking about different caregiving topics from St. Louis and around the country. The talks are on every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month from 9-10 am CST. The talks are completely free. Here is the link and phone number for future talks. For any questions, you can call or email the Memory Clinic at 314-977-9759 or memoryclinic@health.slu.edu.

Video Link: https://slu.zoom.us/j/551578921
Phone link and meeting code: 312-626-6799 (Meeting Code: 551 578 921)

Age in Action Quarterly Newsletters

Click here to view newsletters.

Paying for Senior Care

Aging Americans are struggling to pay for assisted living, home care and other forms of long term care. Our mission is to solve this puzzle by providing tools, information and creative ideas which help families and caregivers discover the means to care for their elderly loved ones. Visit payingforseniorcare.com for more information.

Birth Injury Justice Center

Visit www.childbirthinjuries.com to learn about various birth injuries, cerebral palsy, and Erb’s palsy, as well as resources that are available to individuals who have experienced disabilities caused by physical birth injuries. The Birth Injury Justice Center’s mission is to provide legal information and guidance and serve all families with disabilities caused by physical birth injuries.

Senior Wellness

Seniors have unique needs when it comes to vitality. The purpose of SeniorWellness.info is to encourage older individuals to enjoy this chapter of life. Visit SeniorWellness.info for more information.

Retirement Living

Retirement Living is an advocate for seniors and their loved ones by offering buyers guides and resources on retirement planning and senior living. Visit their website at: www.retirementliving.com.

Caring.com

Visit caring.com, a free resource that provides comprehensive information on topics like financial support, organizations, and available care options that are in the United States that can help senior citizens stay connected with their community.

Everything You Need to Know About How Sleep Changes When You Age

Changes in our bodies throughout adulthood cause shifts in our sleep habits. Visit https://bit.ly/agingandsleeepchanges for more information on how sleep changes when you age.

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