Senior Services Resource Page

Welcome to the Senior Services Page!



The Senior Services Coordinator, Marcia Mermelstein, along with the Commission on Senior Issues, is available to work with University City residents, to share resources, and to develop creative and helpful ways to meet the needs of our rapidly aging population.  Your questions and ideas are welcome--contact Marcia Mermelstein at mmermelstein@ucitymo.org, or by Phone at 314-505-8563.  You can also send information via Fax to:  314-338-7904

U City residents are also invited and encouraged to attend the Commission meeting on the third Monday of each month at 6:00pm at the Heman Park Community Center located at 975 Pennsylvania.
Senior Assistance & Volunteer Work Days-Expanded!
The City is coordinating additional efforts around expanding the home improvement volunteer days and is seeking your assistance.  If you are a senior in need of help  or a resident willing to help with a project, contact Marcia Mermelstein at the number or email listed to the right.
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Transportation Pilot
The Senior Commission is exploring the possibility of a pilot program for additional low-cost transportation resources for older adults in part of St. Louis County, including University City.  This program would be dependent on volunteer drivers.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer and learning more, contact Marcia Mermelstein at the number or email listed to the right.
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First Friday Free Film Series
Free feature-length movies (with popcorn!) will be shown the first Friday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the U-City Public Library Auditorium, starting December 2 and running through April 7 (no movie in May---additional movies will be scheduled starting in June if there is interest in continuing the series.) 
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Coffee Talk
Weekly on Wednesday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. at McArthur's Bakery, 6630 Delmar, in the community meeting room.  An informal gathering designed to give people a chance to talk about topics related to growing older in the 21st century; occasionally guest experts will be invited to speak.
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Elderlink St. Louis -  U City Library
A professional staff person will be available on the third Friday of each month, 12:00-2:00pm,  immediately following the monthly AARP U City chapter meeting; to answer questions related to older adult issues.
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Medicare Counseling: Every Tuesday, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the U City Library - A free service for those new to Medicare or for those trying to sort out their many choices.  Margie Diekemper, RN, is a volunteer Certified Medicare Counselor for the state of Missouri, and she is not affiliated with any companies marketing or promoting Medicare products and services.
Call 314-727-3150 for library staff to assist in contacting Ms. Diekemper or call the toll-free Missouri CLAIM central number, 1-800-390-3330, and ask to be referred to her.
  1. Marcia Mermelstein

    Senior Coordinator
    Phone: 314-505-8563

Commission on
Senior Issues

Voicemail:  314-505-8777
Fax: 314-338-7904
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Commission Information

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By-Laws

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Senior Commission Ordinance
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