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 • Approximately 14.1% (nearly 200,000) of our population is over 65 years old, 8.2% of the older adult population exist at or below the poverty level.                • Over 37% of the 65+ adults suffer from chronic conditions that impair their ability to perform basic daily activities, such as bathing, dressing, meal preparation and other tasks.  These men and women need of varying levels of supportive care services.                 • More than 62% of our older adults live on less than $25,000 per year, making it difficult for them to afford adequate housing, medication and home care services.                 • 34% of St. Louis' seniors survive on less than $11,000 per year, making basic necessities like food, clothing and a warm bed almost impossible.                 • 10% of men and women over 65 in St. Louis live below the poverty line of just $8,494 per year.  These men and women cannot possibly make ends meet.                 • More than 30% of our older adults in St. Louis live alone or without families close by.

Charitable Foundation Board of Directors

Ken Kranzberg
Chair

Harris Frank
Vice Chair

Hon. Steve Limbaugh
Secretary

Douglas H. Wilton
Treasurer

Joseph Birk

Alan Brainerd

Terry Coleman

Anna Harris

Pris McDonnell

Mary McFarland, Ph.D.

Norma Stern

Blanche Touhill, Ph.D.

St. Andrew's Mission

 

"Empower elders and their caregivers through choices and options that foster a vital life.”