The following information was provided by the St. Andrew's Resources for Seniors System:
The St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors System will recognize
another amazing group of active and engaged seniors, as it prepares to host its
11th annual Ageless-Remarkable St. Louisans Gala. Set for Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis
at the Arch, the gala will pay tribute to 19 older adults, age 75+, who are
living proof that retirement doesn’t have be synonymous with slowing down. From
traveling the world and embarking on new careers to offering their time and
talents to their favorite charitable organizations and lending a hand in their
communities, this year’s class of Ageless-Remarkable St. Louisans continues to
reshape the face of aging in our region and provides a fresh perspective on
what it means to grow older.
Included in this year's class is Barry Hyatt, 79, a national award-winning jewelry designer and one of St. Louis’ preeminent jewelers. Over the past 20 years, his pieces have been purchased by celebrities and area residents, alike, in search of innovative and unique pieces. Today, he continues to work six days a week at his newest shop in Creve Coeur, while also donating his time as associate music director of the Moolah Shriners Community Band and remaining active in community theater, where he’s appeared in more than 50 plays.
The 2013 class of Ageless-Remarkable St. Louisans will join the
amazing group of 280 older adults who have been recognized over the past decade
and personify St. Andrew’s vision of a society where all older adults are
respected, productive, secure and fulfilled.
With St. Andrew’s currently serving more than 8,700 St. Louis seniors annually, the Ageless-Remarkable St. Louisans Gala is the primary fundraising event for St. Andrew’s and its Charitable Foundation. Since its inception, the gala has generated over $1.8 million, which has been used by the organization to enhance the lives of seniors through a wide-range of programs and services, and extend financial aid to residents who have exhausted their resources.
In the coming days, Patch will recognize two other Creve Coeur area residents who are being honored as part of this year's class of Ageless-Remarkable St. Louisans.