Pre-Assembly Ethical Action Project supporting Senior Connections
Inspired by Ethical
Culture’s dedication to deed, thirty Ethical Culture volunteers and leaders
will visit five St. Louis
area nursing homes on Thursday, June 11, to provide music, fun, and
companionship. This AEU project is supported by, and honors, Senior Connections, a St. Louis based non-profit. Senior Connection recruits, trains, matches, and supervises
“relational volunteers” who are companions to elderly residents of nursing
homes, particularly those who normally receive few visitors.
Volunteers are required
to attend a training session/music rehearsal on Wednesday, June 10 from 7:00PM-10:00PM, a full day prior to the start of the Assembly.
Volunteers are responsible for arranging their own lodging. If you would like
to be involved, please contact Hugh Taft-Morales, at firstname.lastname@example.org or
call 301-580-1481 as soon as possible. Given both the importance of not
imposing on the nursing homes, and the fact that this is a pilot project, space is extremely limited. Priority
will be given to those with musical or arts and crafts skills.
Everyone is free to
attend a workshop during the Assembly program offered by Eunice Hiott and Hugh Taft-Morales entitled “Bringing the Best in Later Years: Ethical
Culture in Nursing Homes.” We will share some of our experience with the
Ethical Action project, explore the challenges of aging in our society, and
suggest how Ethical Culture can help meet those challenges and bring out the
best in us all.
Ethical Society of St. Louis: Is located at 9001 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO, 63117. The telephone number is 314-991-0955. This is one of our larger Ethical Societies with a very impressive and unique building and a warm, welcoming congregation, so stop by and say hello during your stay in St. Louis.
St. Charles City: The St
Charles historic district is where Lewis & Clark departed on their
famous journey in 1804. The cities of St Charles and St Louis were
founded within just 5 years of each other- 1769 vs 1764. The links below will take you to several visitor websites of St Charles city, http://www.historicstcharles.com/visitors.aspx & http://www.greatriverroad.com/stcharles/stcharlesshop.htm
It includes Missouri's first state Capitol, which gives tours, and
there are many restaurants and shops, both antique and other specialty,
and at the north end of Main St/ Riverside Drive is the Foundry Art
Centre http://www.foundryartcentre.org (There's also an art gallery/store
on North Main St.)
City Loop: A vibrant six-block entertainment and shopping district with ten live music
stages and an eclectic mix of retail and restaurants. Take MetroLink to the Delmar station and walk to the Loop. Check out Blueberry Hill, Brandt's and some of the local shops. There is live music on weekends. http://www.ucityloop.com/
The Botanical Gardens: Is in the city of St. Louis. The Garden is celebrating its150th anniversary this year.
Saturday mornings are free. This would be a great time to visit the Rose
Garden. I like the Japanese Garden and the Climatron.
Forest Park: The Art Museum is on the west end of the
park. The Science Center is on the east end, part of it is across Highway 40. The Science Center is geared for children, but adults will enjoy it too. There's also a history
museum, the Jewel Box, the Turtle Playground, The Muny (musical theatre) and
The City Museum: Is an attraction in downtown St. Louis. While it's geared for children, it's an amazing
place to visit.
LaClede's Landing: Is on the
riverfront and near the Arch. St. Louis is a river town, so a visit to the historic riverfront is a must. There
are lots of neat restaurants and shops there and live music
on weekends. You can take MetroLink to the Landing. It's on the same stop as the
The Jefferson Expansion Museum: Is located below the Arch. You can ride to the top of the
Arch. If you want to do that, go early and get tickets. http://www.nps.gov/jeff/
Louis Opera: If you like opera, the Opera Theater of St. Louis
will present La Boheme, Salome and Il Re
Pastore that week. http://www.opera-stl.org/Season.aspx
Horseback Riding: There's a
small stable near the hotel - Ace Stables.They offer trails rides
(near the airport) about every hour. http://www.acestable.com/
Cherokee Antique Row: For those
that love antique shops.http://cherokeeantiquerow.net/
Wineries: If you have a car and have time to drive, you
can visit some of the wineries. Augusta and Hermann, are in St. Charles County, about an hour west of the hotel. http://www.augustawinery.com/, http://www.hermannmissouri.com/. Other nearby wineries that can be visited by car are Mount Pleasant and Montelle wineries.
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registration, all workshops and receptions but no meals.
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