From Illinois Business Journal news services
ST. LOUIS — Nominations are now being accepted for seniors to be recognized at the St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors System’s 2016 Ageless Remarkable St. Louisans Gala.
Seniors from across the entire St. Louis metropolitan area and Metro East are eligible for recognition at the 2016 gala, which will take place Sunday, Oct. 23.
Each year, the event honors outstanding older adults, age 75 and older for their many incredible contributions on the job front, and in areas such as philanthropy and volunteer service. Nominations are being accepted now through March 25, via the St. Andrew’s website at www.standrews1.com/nominate. A printable version of the nomination form is also available via the website and may be completed and mailed to the St. Andrew’s offices at: 6633 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63130.
Over the past 14 years, more than 260 seniors have been recognized. The annual gala has also raised more than $1.5 million since 2003 to help meet the needs of low-income and at-risk seniors in the St. Louis area.
“Our Ageless-Remarkable St. Louisans Gala was created in an effort to dispel the stereotypical notion that
older adults are frail, unproductive members of society,” said Mary Alice Ryan, President and CEO of St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors System. “Through this incredible event, we are able to demonstrate what diverse and outstanding lives area seniors are leading and showcase how truly fulfilling life can be after age 75.”
To learn more about the Ageless Remarkable St. Louisans Gala, nominate a worthy senior, make a donation, or view a list of past honorees, visit www.standrews1.com/nominate.
St. Andrew’s is non-sectarian, faith-based provider of services for both older adults and their caregivers. It began in 1961 as a non-profit partnership of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri, the Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy and the United Church of Christ.