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Circle of Friends® Train-the-Trainer Virtual Workshop

Join us November 20, 2020, 9 a.m. to noon, for a Circle of Friends® Train-the-Trainer Virtual Workshop

  • Do you work with older adults who have been isolated or struggling to find meaningful connections with others during he COVID-19 pandemic?
  • Does your organization work with older adults who live alone?
  • Does your organization serve clients who would benefit from participation in a program that connects them with others?

This three-hour training is open to individuals and organizations.  

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

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New Continuing Education Event

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Older Adultsa free, 3-hour asynchronous video is available until December 31, 2020.  A group of nine international experts speak on a variety of topics on how the COVID-19 Pandemic affects older adults.  


Continuing education is offered for Physicians, Physicians Assistants, Nurses, Nursing Home Administrators, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, and Physical Therapists.



Aging Friendly Healthcare

Janice Lundy, MA, MHA, BSW, CDP, the Director of Social Work and Geriatric Care Management at our partner, Perry County Memorial Hospital, in Perryville, Missouri recently presented on "Age Friendly Health System 4M Initiative (Mentation)" at the GWEP-CC Age-Friendly Health Systems Action Community Virtual Meeting on November 4, 2020.

See the presentation here


In the News

The Memory Clinic is a service provided by the Center for Counseling and Family Therapy at Saint Louis University and supervised by Max Zubatsky, Ph.D., LMFT, program director. New Cognitive Stimulation Therapy at the Memory Clinic

View the story that appeared on KSDK on April 9

Recent Broadcasts

Dr. John Morley on COVID-19 and Older Persons - Breitbart News - March 16, 2020

Steamy St. Louis Heat Life-threatening for Some

Dr. Berg-Weger speaks of the compounding risks to the elderly population.

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Family Caregivers Feel the Strain as More People Choose to Age at Home

Dr. Marla Berg-Weger is quoted in a broadcast on St. Louis Public Radio on Caregivers.

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What Should Doctors Be Asking Their Older Patients? A New Screening Tool May Help.

John Morley, M.D., director of the Gateway Geriatric Education Center, discussed the health issues older adults should watch for, as well as a new screening tool to identify them.

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