A Senior’s Guide to Fentanyl

Excellent Care, Decency, and Optimal Living (ECDOL) is a website created to help individuals find the right care for themselves and their loved ones. We provide detailed information on Assisted Living and other senior care options, to help you in your important decision. At ECDOL, we understand that this decision can be challenging, so we do our best to make things easier. We have a nationwide directory of Assisted Living Facilities and senior care, so you can search for options anywhere in the United States and in Canada. To complement this directory, our website provides general information, frequently asked questions (FAQs), tips, and insightful articles. We aim to be the most comprehensive senior care website available. The use of this website is offered at no charge to you or your family. If you have any additional questions, comments, or concerns regarding senior care options or our website, feel free to contact us anytime at Communications@ECDOL.org

ECDOL has added important information about Fentanyl to their website.  It includes an understanding of Fentanyl, the threat it poses and how to have conversations with adult children and grandchildren.

Stories of fentanyl have populated news outlets nationwide for years, but many individuals still are unclear about precisely what it is and why it is so dangerous. At ECDOL, they aim to inform aging adults about issues that may affect them or their loved ones. To help, they created a guide that explains in detail what fentanyl is, why it is so dangerous, and how individuals can talk to their loved ones about it.

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Gateway to Hope- Breast Health Screening Support

Gateway to Hope helps patients get the help they need with breast health screenings, transportation to appointments, financial assistance when applicable, and other barriers to care when it comes to breast health.

Through their patient support programs, they partner with patients to reduce the financial and emotional burdens of seeking care, empowering individuals to focus on their health.

Patients or caregivers can learn more by visiting the website, calling the screening team, or sending an email to screening@gthmo.org

 

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Location:

3114 Sutton Blvd.
Maplewood, MO 63143

With services reaching the entire St. Louis Metro Area, including Franklin County

Hours:

N/A

Website:

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Phone:

314.743.3380

East Central College Adult Education Program

Category: Education/Career

The adult education program at East Central College provides high school equivalency classes, English Language Classes and college preparation at no cost.

Contact Alice Whalen, Program Director for more information.

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Hanani Health Outpatient Services

Hanani Health Outpatient Services is a certified outpatient provider through the Missouri Department of Mental Health and provides 12-week intensive outpatient services for men and women seeking recovery from substance use disorders. Email or call us for more information regarding our outpatient program.

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Tri-County Birthright

Tri-County Birthright was founded in 1976 with support from concerned community members. This branch serves three counties: Jefferson County, Franklin County, and Washington County. The office is in Eureka, just off highway 44.

Provides free help with:

  • Pregnancy Testing
  • Counseling
  • Diapers
  • Clothes
  • Baby Care Items
  • Breast Pumps
  • Cribs  and more.

They also provide warm referrals and support for pregnant women and new mothers who are seeking other helpful resources.

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Location:

300 W 4th Street, Suite E
Eureka, MO 63025

Hours:

MON: 9:30 - 3:30
TUES: 9:30 - 3:30
WED: 9:30 - 3:30
THU: 9:30 - 3:30

Website:

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Phone:

636.938.4221
24 hour hotline: 800.550.4900

Vital ID- Legal Identification Assistance

Category: Legal Aid

Vital ID of East Central Missouri helps individuals acquire legal identification documents, including:

 

US Birth Certificate

MO Non-Real Non- Driver Photo IDs

US Social Security Cards

 

The group also provides training services for area resource providers to help them become familiar with community resources, demographic reporting, grant writing, and funding reimbursement.  Local agencies can become trained in the process and paperwork that’s required when an individual needs to replace or obtain legal identification documents.

 

 

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Location:

Vital ID Program of East Central Missouri
500 Clark Ave., #F
Union, MO 63084


Email: Vital.ID.ECM@gmail.com

Hours:

N/A

Website:

N/A

Phone:

314.301.9846

Manna & More

Category: Food

This groups serves a free community meal once each week in two locations: Washington and Union.

 

There is no requirement to register or qualify, just show up and enjoy a free meal.

 

Days, Times, and Locations are:

Tuesdays, 6pm-7pm

Washington Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room- Lower Level

323 West Main Street, Washington (Entrance in the back of the building)

 

Wednesdays, 6pm-7pm

Franklin County Family Resource Center Board Room

500 Clark Avenue, Union  (Entrance in the back of the building)

 

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Location:

Tuesdays- Washington Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room Lower Level
323 West Main Street Washington

Wednesdays- Franklin County Community Resource Center Board Room
500 Clark Avenue Union

Hours:

Tuesdays in Washington, 6pm-7pm
Wednesdays in Union 6pm-7pm

Website:

N/A

Phone:

n/a

Mercy Substance Use Recovery Program

This outpatient program focuses on helping people find sobriety, set goals, and connect to other needed resources.

The program includes the use of medication assisted treatment for substance use disorder, including Suboxone, Vivitrol, and other medications.

Private insurance and Medicaid are accepted, and uninsured individuals receive assistance securing insurance or other forms of payment.  No patient is turned away.

Treatment is provided for Substance Use Disorder, Opioid Use Disorder, Alcohol, Amphetamines and Mental Health concerns.

Call 636.649.3080 to make an appointment. Walk-ins accepted on Mondays and Thursdays as well.

 

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Location:

Mercy Clinic
1935 Prairie Dell Road
Union, MO 63084

Hours:

At this location, patients are seen:

Mondays & Thursdays from 8am-4pm

Website:

N/A

Phone:

636.649.3080

Grief Support Group- GRASP

GRASP – Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing – provides sources of help, compassion and, most of all, understanding for individuals and families who have experienced the death of a loved one due to drug use.  If you’ve lost someone you love to drug or alcohol use, don’t grieve alone.

This group meets the 3rd Saturday of each month at 1:00pm at the Foundations for Franklin County Office.

There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is requested prior to your first meeting.  Please call 636-288-9856 or email FCMOGRASP@outlook.com to connect with group facilitators Sarah and Tom.

 

 

 

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Caring.com Resources for Seniors

The CDC reports that 20% of people aged 55+ experience mental health issues. Access to structured programs can significantly help manage these concerns. We’ve developed a guide discussing mental health conditions in seniors and housing and care options.

 

This online resource for Seniors 55 and over provides information about mental health concerns for this population.  There are also links to help people find adequate support for their senior loved ones in the Franklin County Community.

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