According to the 2011 Volunteering in America report by the Corporation for National & Community Service, 37.6 percent of St. Louisans ages 65 to 74 volunteer. That rate surpasses the national average in the same demographic at 26.5 percent, as local seniors seek out ways to give back to…

Cynthia Frohlichstein wants her tombstone to read: It’s never been boring. That sentiment is certainly reflected in her resumé, which runs the gamut from teacher, actress, model and travel writer to, most recently, author. And even at 83, the retired St. Louis native continues to write child…

For James Buford, leading the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis isn’t a job—it’s a movement. And after 28 years of nurturing and growing that movement, the president and CEO of the local chapter will retire in May 2013. But he already has big plans for staying involved in the National U…

Recently, Coldwell Banker Gundaker agent Carla Borgard helped a couple move out of their Town & Country house into a villa nearby. The couple had lived in their home for 42 years, but now in their early 70s, the upkeep and daily trek up and down the stairs to their basement tuck-under ga…

At some point, most of us will need help as we age. That help may be found in nursing homes or assisted-living facilities; however, ‘aging in place’ is becoming an increasingly popular model for ensuring the elderly receive appropriate assistive services in their own homes.

It’s not breaking news that retirement is one of those life events that requires years of planning. But when the occasion finally arrives when enjoying lazy mornings with copious time spent on the links, traveling and/or volunteering is the rule, some additional thought regarding future char…