Programs for Older Adults

Fortunately, individuals with Down syndrome are living longer lives than ever before.  Unfortunately, the services these individuals need and deserve aren’t always readily available.  The Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis is dedicated to working with families and support providers to identify and address the needs of our Active Aging Adult population through programs, resources, education, and advocacy.

Life Long Learning Program

Winter Session is right around the corner!

One Group | Tuesday | 10:00-12:00 | DSAGSL Office for 4 weeks

Life Long Learning is a program for adults 21+ with a focus on problem solving, critical thinking, self-determination, and memory care.  Activities include arts & crafts, group games, and music therapy. 

This 4 week winter session will be just one group and is free.  The dates for this session are November 28, December 5, 12, and 19.

Alzheimer's, Dementia, and Regression Support Group

2nd Thursday every month | 6:00-7:30 | DSAGSL Office

The DSAGSL invites you to participate in our monthly support group if you are caring for someone with Down syndrome who exhibits symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. The group will discuss topics such as:

Creating Dementia-Friendly Environments, Remaining Safe at Home, Medical Advocacy, Changing Yourself to Change the Outcome, Rethinking Expectations, Maintaining Self-Care Skills, Your Questions and Concerns.

Join the Zoom by clicking here and contact Miakini Anwisye at or 314-833-7586 with any questions.

Adult Family Resource Network

This bi-monthly group is a way to connect with other parents, siblings and caregivers who are taking care of an adult with Down syndrome. Typical topics discussed include housing, transportation, health, benefits, and social activities.  Some meetings will also have guest speakers that will talk about various topics.

JOIN US!  Meetings are from 6:30-8:00pm on Zoom on the 2nd Wednesday every-other-month. You can log in to the Zoom by clicking here, and you can contact Makini Anwisye at 314-961-2504 or with any questions!

SCHEDULE FOR THE REST OF 2023: 9/13 & 11/8 at 6:30pm on Zoom

Secure Futures Workshops: A Vision for a Good Life

These parent and caregiver workshops bring in expert speakers to discuss topics important to the future of adults with Down syndrome. Topics covered include physical health, mental health, fitness and nutrition, legal matters such as guardianship and power of attorney, as well as financial planning and information.  

Contact to Makini Anwisye at 314-833-7586 or or visit our WORKSHOPS page to learn more about what’s coming up!

Resources & Information about Aging with Down syndrome

Visit our resources page to find links, articles, presentations and videos on topics important to adults with Down syndrome and our aging community including the DSAGSL Adult Services Toolkit and the DSAGSL YouTube Video Library!