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Puppy Love
Animal Protective
fostering program
is a win win for
puppies & the
senior adults who
Ruth Behr, a resident at Laclede Groves
Senior Living, gets up close with Lacy,
help care for them
a border collie puppy, held by Kristina
Wille, director of resident services at Since 1983, PetReach has sent APA
Laclede Groves. staff, volunteers and their pets into se-
nior care facilities, psychiatric units,
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When the time comes to move to a With the PetReach program, volun-
senior living facility, one of the hard- teers go to 25 assisted living facilities
est decisions could be leaving ones pet every month, bringing dogs and cats to
behind. Thanks to PetReach and the the residents for a few hours a day.
Animal Protective Association (APA) PetReach volunteers visit Laclede
Adoption Center Fostering Program, Groves the third Thursday of the month.
seniors can now get their pet fix on a They come out with their own pets,
regular basis. and spend an hour with the residents,
Sarah Javier, APA president and ex- Wille said.
ecutive director, said the APA mission Facilities PetReach visit include
is to bring people and pets together, in- Laclede Groves Senior Living in
cluding those in senior living. Webster Groves, Bethesda Hawthorne
Documentation shows that pets have Place in Oakland, Manor Grove in
a therapeutic value for people in resi- Kirkwood, Mary Culver Home for
dential care facilities. Petting an ani- Visually Impaired Women in Kirkwood,
mal helps arthritic fingers, lowers blood St. Agnes Home in Kirkwood, along Radar, a border collie puppy, takes a nap on the lap of Laclede Groves resident Jim
pressure and eases stress. continued on page 10 Johnson while the other pup, Lacy, gets petted. | photos by Jeni Fehr
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APA Brings Pets To Senior Citizens

from page 8 will be leaving.
While its hard to let them go, the
puppies are getting bigger and need a
with Nazareth Living in South County, place to run and play, and everyone here
Southview Assisted Living in Affton and is excited to see what kind of puppies
Crestview Senior Living in Crestwood. well have next, said Erika Holmes, di-
In April, the APA launched its foster- rector of the Vibrant Life Program at
ing program, which brings puppies and Stonecrest at Clayton View.
kittens to a facility where they stay for Theyre here all day and we can
up to four weeks. They are then returned come down any time we want to, said
to the shelter, where they are spayed or resident Darlene Murray, holding a
neutered and put up for adoption. squirming puppy. I dont know if they
We thought since we have these get anything out of it, but I do.
amazing relationships with these facili- Resident Mary Bartley, one of the
ties through PetReach, why dont we see original founders of the West End Word,
if they want to expand that relationship snuggles a puppy and her smile speaks
and start fostering some of our puppies volumes.
and kitties, Javier said. Having a pup- Upstairs, three kitties scramble
py or a kitten depending on you gives the around a room, tolerating a brief hug
senior resident a sense of purpose. from one resident before bouncing off
As for the puppies and kittens, it her lap to join his brother and sister.
provides amazing socialization that Holmes said having the residents in-
they need at a young age, she said. teract with the puppies and kittens is a
Laclede Groves and Stonecrest at Laclede Groves residents Jim Johnson, left, and Larry McNabb love on two border win-win situation.
Clayton View are two of the facilities collie puppies which are being fostered as part of the APAs fostering program. They help feed them and take them
which have begun fostering programs. | photo by Jeni Fehr out in the morning so it breaks up the
Its so amazing, Kristina Wille, di- day, and its calming and therapeutic,
rector of resident services at Laclede having animals, she said. A couple of Radar, however, slept contentedly she said. Who doesnt want to see a
Groves, said of the fostering program. ladies said they used to have dogs and on resident Jim Johnsons lap while he puppy run around and play?
Ive gotten a couple of pictures of them now they cant, so this satisfies that nur- stroked her head. Being around the residents prepares
(the residents) holding the puppies and turing component. Resident Larry McNabb tried to hold the puppies for meeting people.
you should see the look on their faces; Border collie puppies Lacy and Ra- Lacy, who chewed on his thumb with We get them acclimated and social-
they are thrilled. dar have been living at Laclede Groves needle-like puppy teeth before jumping ized by being touched and handled and
I have one gentleman who usual- for almost three weeks and have been off and crawling under a couch. looking forward to that human interac-
ly doesnt say much, Wille said. We adopted by two staff members. I love to play with them as much as I tion, Holmes said.
put the little girl pup on his lap, and he They will bring them in so the resi- can, said Sister Rose Marie Groppe. Meeting the needs of our puppies
played with her, and said shes such a dents can watch them grow, Wille said. Stonecrest at Clayton View, 8825 and kittens while bringing joy and pur-
good puppy. Several residents gathered in the sun Eager Road, has been home to three ca- pose to the senior living residents it
It brings words out, and they re- room to pet the pups and watch them tahoula puppies for the past two weeks, is the best kind of care there is, Javier
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Childgrove Country English Dancers

from page 1
activity for active people of all ages,
said Schmidt, president of Childgrove
English Country Dancers. She said
walking, the ability to move quickly,
grasp the movements and patterns,
and good balance are the physical
requirements. When not dancing
Schmidt works as a physical therapist.
The group boasts members from all
ages from high schoolers to those in
their 80s. Schmidt said the majority of
dancers are in their 50s and 60s.
Schmidt got involved in English
Country Dancing about eight years
ago. She said she was intrigued by the
dancing in the PBS Masterpiece Theatre
movie Pride and Prejudice.
I would watch parts of it almost
every day and would try to figure out the
dances, said Schmidt. At that time, I
had a new patient who mentioned that
one of his regular activities was dancing.
I asked what kind of dancing
expecting to hear square dancing or
ballroom, she continued. When he
said English Country Dancing, I was
incredulous here, in St. Louis? And the
dances are open to anyone? The Childgrove English Country Dancers hold a Learn to Dance event at the Monday Club on the first Monday of the month.
At her patients invitation, she | photo by Ursula Ruhl
attended the next dance.
I was completely hooked, Schmidt interest in history and theater. Dancing for more than 70 years. He My grandfather gave me a bit of
admitted. I met the most wonderful, Because these dances and the music began at age 17, while in college in advice, Green said. He said, Son, 95
welcoming people and the dancing itself have been published since 1651, it is a Kentucky. He now teaches classes percent of women love to dance. Ninety-
is joyful and fun. Regardless of how living history activity, Schmidt said. on the subject, and is internationally five percent of men dont like to dance.
tired I might be before the dance, Im Schmidts former patient is John sought after to call dances. Do the math.
always happy and full of energy after the Ramsey, 88, of University City, who was Bob Green, who comes from a family Greens longtime dancing led to
dance! Its so uplifting. the caller at the June 16 ball. Ramsey of dancers, explained why hes been learning how to call the dances, which
Many of the members have an has been involved in English Country dancing since 1957. continued page 14

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English Country Dances At Monday Club

from page 12
hes been doing now for 12 years.
This is my life, he explained.
His wife, Martha Edwards, doesnt
seem to mind. She is the violinist for
the Tu Penny Players, a group that often
provides the lively music for Childgrove
Country Dances.
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of his wife.
I like the fellowship, the social
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I love the music and I like the patterns
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excuse to dress up and to make a new
dress sounds good to me.
Ramsey drew Central West End Thats Missy Reisenleiter and Marty Aubuchon partaking in a bit of English Country Dancing. Aubuchon was a ballroom dancer
residents Tim Hirzel and his wife, Elsa, during his college days. | photo by Ursula Ruhl
into English Country Dancing about 10
years ago.
Tim Hirzel said his wife really likes No Partner Required English Country Dances are held at 7 partner required.
history, and she found a course being To learn more about English Country p.m. on the third Friday of each month, For more information, visit www.
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Getting Dirty In The Garden

Kirkwoods June Hutson
retired after more than 40
years with the Missouri
Botanical Garden so she could
spend more time gardening
by Holly Shanks
After more than 40 years with the Missouri
Botanical Garden, master gardener and horticulturist
June Hutson might well have retired this past January
for some much-deserved leisure time.
In fact, Hutson said she retired for the opposite rea-
son. She wants to spend as much time as possible tend-
ing to her passion getting her hands dirty in the gar-
The Kirkwood resident started as a gardener at the
botanical garden in the late 1970s. She spent the last 20
years as the supervisor of the outdoor gardens at the
Kemper Center for Home Gardening. Ordering plants
and managing staff and volunteers left little time for
planting and maintaining the gardens. The love for the
hands-on work played a role in her retirement decision.
Hutson said her long-time staff is knowledgeable June Hutson tends to one of her hanging plants. The plants vessel is a sponge which the Kirkwood resident found in
and can now work independently. It was the right time Florida. | photo by Diana Linsley
for her to make the change.
I really missed the physical work and I had a won-
derful crew when I retired. If I was going to continue Hutsons long-time colleague, Chip Tynan, the Tynan said Hutsons extensive knowledge of horti-
gardening I needed to retire while my physical health Missouri Botanical Gardens Horticulture Answer culture and her depth of experience with different
was still good, Hutson said. I was 74 when I retired, Service Manager, said Hutson could possibly be the types of gardening make her irreplaceable.
so, you know, time-is-a-tickin. finest plants woman in the entire region. I would hope Junes contributions to the gardens
If she had it to do over again, Hutson said she might It is one thing to have the skills to put a plant in the will be remembered for all time in the history of the
have retired in the summer instead of winter, because ground, Tynan said. But it is certainly another to Missouri Botanical Garden, Tynan said. Shes cer-
she could have been outside in her garden. It could have make it look good, to make it blend with other plants, tainly deserving of that honor.
made the transition and shift in daily routines easier. and to keep it alive for long periods of time. continued on page 20

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from page 18 ence with growing new landscape like the St. Louis Herb Society and
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culture expert, met Hutson in the Ruppert said. Not sure who could gram for older adults.
1980s. Since then, the two have even come close to June as a horti- Volunteering and staying active
worked together on many projects culture resource. in the community, Hutson said,
related to plants and gardening. He Hutson is still closely connect- will help feed her other passion
said Hutson has always been ed to the botanical garden. She people. The transition into retire-
extremely generous with her teaches master gardener classes, ment has dramatically changed the
extensive knowledge. volunteers in the gardens and is scope of how she interacts daily
Junes generous sharing of part of the membership board. She with others.
information related to her experi- also stays busy with organizations I didnt do well at first. I still
really miss the people. I had a won-
derful core of volunteers and staff
that I naturally interacted with
every day and they were all garden
people, Hutson said. My gosh, I I think one of the
didnt realize how much I talked things that makes me
until I didnt have anybody to talk
to. But its really not sad, and Im stay so passionate
not whiny, but I didnt realize it (about gardening) is
would hit me as it did.
Staying connected to horticul- its such an uncertain
ture, learning and challenging her- science.
self is important to Hutson. She June Hutson
said her years ahead will be spent Kirkwood
with her two grandsons, giving
advice on gardening to help as
many people as possible, and trav-
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U.S. and, hopefully, in Europe. all the time. You have to deal with
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enough of gardening and time natural world is composed of crit-
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and fascination started as a little and the whole thing, Hutson said.
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Road; and St. Justin Martyr, 11901 Eddie & Park Road. Centers for Disease
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Advent Episcopal. County Public Library website. The bookmobile will simple and natural ways for people to lower their
Cards and Games are held every Thursday, after next be at Advent on Thursdays, July 20, Aug. 10 and high blood pressure.
chair exercises, about 10:15 a.m., at Advent. A group 31. Opt for heart-healthy foods. Instead of foods
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