The St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors System hosted its 15th annual Ageless Remarkable St. Louisan’s Gala, celebrating the outstanding achievements of dynamic older adults age 75+. Held at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch, the event highlighted the contributions of 22 extraordinary seniors who provide a uniquely fresh perspective on what it means to grow older. These individuals are dedicating their “golden years” to bettering the region through continuing careers, advocating for issues that are close to their heart and volunteering their time and talents to a range of important charitable initiatives. The memorable evening featured dinner; entertainment by Fanfare, featuring Kittie Moller, and a repeat performance by St. Louis Public Radio’s Don Marsh as emcee.

The 2017 class of Ageless honorees includes Arthur Gale, M.D., who has practiced internal medicine for 54 years and continues to see patients two days per week; Bernice Thompson, a social worker and health therapist who is a powerful advocate for issues of social justice and racial equality; William ‘Bill’ Siedhoff, former Human Services Director for the City of St. Louis continues to sit on more than 20 Boards serving the city and county of St. Louis; and Judy Bentley, the founder, president and CEO of the largest free health clinic in St. Louis.

Created in 1961, as a non-profit partnership of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri and the Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy, St. Andrew’s is non-sectarian, faith-based and an expert at serving both older adults and their caregivers. For more information, visit