The St. Louis Area Agency on Aging (SLAAA) provides a comprehensible and coordinated system of community-based services for older adults in the City of St. Louis.
The Agency's objectives are to secure and maintain maximum independence and dignity in a home environment and encourage economic, social and personal independence of older persons by providing opportunities for employment, socialization, and volunteer activities in the community.
Our Service Area
Geographically, the St. Louis Area Agency on Aging serves older adults, and persons with disabilities (18-59 yrs), who reside within the boundaries of the City of St. Louis.
However, the SLAAA office works with the Mid-East Area Agency on Aging to refer St. Louis City and County residents to the appropriate resources. Also, City residents who have out-of- state older adult relatives are referred to the respective area agency on aging in their area.
- AARP Tax-Aide Program for Seniors This service provides tax assistance during tax season at no charge to seniors residing in the City of St. Louis and persons working downtown St. Louis.
- Access Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Services Information on how to access city-sponsored health and disease management programs for elderly City residents.
- Acquire Transportation for Seniors Request transportation for non-emergency errands to the grocery store, bank and other locations, or purchase a discounted bus pass
- Apply for Real Estate Tax Credits and Rent Rebates (Circuit Breaker) for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities This service helps seniors and persons with disabilities apply for the Missouri Property Tax Credit Claim (also known as Circuit Breaker). which gives money back to eligible individuals for a portion of their paid real estate tax or rent.
- Functional Needs Registry The Functional Needs Registry is a database containing information about individuals residing in the City of St. Louis who may require assistance in the event of an emergency.
- Obtain Assistance Applying for Health Insurance or Medicare SLAAA offers assistance for people of all ages with obtaining health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), as well as assistance with Medicare needs.
- Participate in the Senior Minor Home Repair and Chore Program Volunteers provide minor home repairs and household chores for senior citizens (60 years of age or older) living in their own home in the City of St. Louis.
- Participate in the Senior Nutrition Program Meals for the elderly and disabled delivered to the home or provided at the senior centers.
Related News & Announcements
Property Tax Credit/Freeze Information for Senior Citizens
Information on Senior Citizen Property Tax Credit/Freeze
Press release | Assessor - Real Estate Assessment and Appraisal | 12/26/2023
Mayor Tishaura O. Jones Signs Senior Property Tax Freeze Bill, Bringing Relief to Senior Homeowners
St. Louis joins dozens of local governments throughout the state of Missouri with the signing of this legislation.
Press release | Office of the Mayor,Office of the Assessor | 12/18/2023
Mayor Tishaura O. Jones Hosts Senior Citizen Roundtable, Proposes New Effort to Help St. Louis Seniors with Property Tax Freeze Legislation
The legislation being finalized would freeze property taxes for seniors beginning with 2023 levels
Press release | Office of the Mayor,St. Louis Area Agency on Aging,Office of the Assessor | 10/04/2023
National Emergency Preparedness Month 2023
September is Emergency Preparedness Month. The 2023 theme is preparation for older adults. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.
News/Announcement | City Emergency Management Agency | 08/24/2023
In-Home Healthcare Workers and Employers Get Boost with Incentive Program
Applications for The City of St. Louis Project Retention and Recruitment (R & R) now open
Press release | St. Louis Area Agency on Aging | 04/25/2023
South Central Pension Rights Project
The St. Louis Area Agency on Aging has partnered with the South Central Pension Rights Project to assist persons in tracking down benefits from past employers and answer questions about pension laws and how they affect your retirement.
Learn more about South Central Pension Rights Project
Home Delivered Meal Program
A portion of the St. Louis Area Agency on Aging (SLAAA) home delivered meal program is financed in part through an allocation of Community Development Block Grant funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the City of St. Louis' Community Development Administration (CDA).
Learn more about Block Grants and CDA
Missouri CLAIM is a nonprofit providing free, unbiased information about Medicare. They provide local counselors to help you get the most from your Medicare benefits.
Notice of Funding
The Home Delivered Meal program is financed in part through an allocation of Community Development Block Grant funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the City of St. Louis' Community Development Administration.
Through funding from SLAAA, VOYCE offers Long-Term Care Advocacy and Resources. VOYCE's mission is to educate and empower persons and their families for quality living across the continuum of long-term care (Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living and Residential Care Communities). VOYCE offers two programs:
- the Long-Term Care Ombudsman, or advocacy program, which provides vital services to help with issues of abuse, neglect and other grievances with the help of a team of volunteers.
- VOYCEconnect provides information about the long-term care system, levels of care and financial options to help with decision making. Please contact VOYCE at 314-918-8222 for services or volunteer information!