October 2014

This category contains 10 posts

Volunteers Needed in St. Louis County for 2014 Senior Citizen Income Tax Program

The St. Louis County Older Resident Programs, CORP, a division of the Saint Louis County Department of Human Services, is in need of volunteer tax preparation specialist to help seniors with tax issues. The ideal volunteer will be able to assist with a variety of positions including electronic filing tax assistance and quality reviewers for … Continue reading

CAASTLC Family Unity Event Set for Saturday in Ferguson

The Community Action Agency of St. Louis County (CAASTLC) is sponsoring the Family Unity Walk/Run and Festival on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The events will take place Forestwood Park, located at 825 Ferguson Avenue in Ferguson, MO. The event is a kickoff for youth projects CAASTLC is planning for the Ferguson … Continue reading

Education Plus Launches New Networking Portal to Connect Businesses and Students

Education Plus recently launched a new networking portal for businesses and students as another piece of the St. Louis School-Business Partnership . The mission of the St. Louis School-Business Partnership is to foster a dynamic collaboration between schools, community and businesses to leverage resources, make connections and provide career and post-secondary learning opportunities. Through the … Continue reading

MSD Asks Residents Not to Flush Medications

The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) is encouraging St. Louis County residents to dispose of all medications properly. Medication should not be flushed down the toilet, according to MSD. Wastewater treatment cannot completely eliminate these substances, and so they are commonly found in local waterways, surface waters, and even drinking water, according to a … Continue reading

Children’s Service Fund Awards $1.5 Million in Contracts to Eight New Agencies

The board of the Children’s Service Fund (CSF) awarded over $1.5 million to eight new agencies under the most recent funding initiative. The awards were made at the board meeting on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. With the addition of eight new agencies, the number of agencies currently providing mental health and substance abuse services to … Continue reading

Check out these Feature October St. Louis County Park Events

Group Hayrides Senior Coffee Hour   Come bring your friends and enjoy drinking coffee with a light snack and socializing; Maybe even play some bingo! For ages 50+, cost is $5/person. October 23, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., St. Louis Carousel at Faust Park Halloween Sock Hop by D.A.R.E.   Join your friends and dance the night away! … Continue reading

A St. Louis County Health Department Statement on the Ebola Virus

There have been several media inquiries and calls from concerned residents about local preparation for the Ebola virus. Saint Louis County Department of Health (DOH) has released the following statement: “It is important to remember that Ebola is not significantly different than other communicable diseases that require isolation or quarantine and the American health care system … Continue reading

St. Louis County is now part of the World Health Organization Global Network

  The World Health Organization (WHO) sets the standard for every community in the world on how to be age-friendly and ensure older adults have a high standard of living as they age. St. Louis County is excited to be now indexed on its website. “This is a big deal for us,” said Lori Fiegel, … Continue reading

St. Louis County Health Department unveils new landing page for pollen and mold information

The Saint Louis County Department of Health has revamped its Pollen and Mold Center landing page to include additional information and to make the most important information easier to find. “Our Pollen and Mold Center website is one of our most popular pages,” said Dr. Dolores J. Gunn, director of the health department.  “For those … Continue reading

County Health Department Calls for Further Study of Health Problems in North County

The Saint Louis County Department of Health is calling for more study of health problems in and around Coldwater Creek – not just cancer rates, but the entire range of health problems that can be associated with exposure to radiation. “People have a right to know if the environment they live in is safe for … Continue reading