County Older Resident Programs
Since 1975, the County Older Resident Programs (CORP) has provided quality service to Saint Louis County residents age 60 and over. CORP targets the primary needs of older adults. These needs are addressed by a wide variety of programs, services, and opportunities such as:
Neighbor Driving Neighbor volunteer drivers using their own vehicles transport older adults to and from medical appointments and other high priority destinations at no charge to the customer. Forty-eight to seventy-two hours lead time is requested in order to allow staff time to arrange the service.
Home Visits and Telephone Reassurance
Care Calls volunteers are assigned to make visits or telephone calls to older adults to check on their well being and provide relief from the loneliness that some seniors feel.
Home Care and Repair
CORP brokers home care and repair services provided by experienced workers who must be approved after a St. Louis County Police record check. Services include referrals for minor home repair jobs and homemaker/chore services.
Income eligible seniors may receive legal advice and document preparation from retired attorneys. Wills, Quit Claim Deeds and Powers of Attorney are examples of the type of documents provided. Appointments are required and attorneys cannot litigate.
Federal and State returns and schedules are prepared for income eligible seniors. Appointments are required during tax season. Missouri Property Tax Rebate (also known as Circuit Breaker) forms are prepared year round.
Assistance with insurance claims forms and information regarding federal, state and local benefits programs is provided free of charge.
Aging Services Academy
The Aging Services Academy offers classes in gerontology and successful aging along with basic computer skills classes in Windows, Word and Internet/E-Mail.
CORP Computer Connections
Fee based classes on basic computer skills including Word Processing, Data Base, Spreadsheet and Internet/E-mail. Curriculum may also include digital photography and other areas of interest.
Information and Referral
Trained CORP staff provide information about other community resources available to seniors and make appropriate referrals to the service providers.
Older adults, as well as younger adults, looking for productive and beneficial ways to fill free time are matched with volunteer opportunities within CORP. The rewards of helping seniors maintain independent lifestyles are satisfying to young and old alike.
Several programs and projects highlight active aging. They include Broadway Fantasies - a song and dance revue highlighting the musical talents of older adults; computer clubs; and special interest clubs.
To access these services or to obtain more information call (314) 615-4516 or TTY (314) 615-4425 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.