Silver Steps - for active aging adults with Down syndrome and their families

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.

Family Resource Network

This support 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 on Zoom on the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:00pm. You can log in to the Zoom by clicking here, and you can contact Makini Anwisye at 314-961-2504 or Makini@dsagsl.org with any questions!

Alzheimer's, Dementia, and Regression Support Group

2nd Thursday every month | 5:00-7:30 | 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 Makini@dsagsl.org or 314-833-7586 with any questions.

Lifelong Learning Program​

Join us at the DSAGSL office this weekly program for ages 21+! Tuesday’s September 5 – November 18. There are two sessions, 9:00-12:00 and 11:00-2:00.  Please contact Andi@dsagsl.org to find out which session would be best for your loved one.  

Participants will engage in group activities including improv, music therapy, memory care games, and exercise. Participants must register with Andi@dsagsl.org.  Visit our programming page for more information.

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, and financial planning.  

Contact to Makini Anwisye at 314-833-7586 or Makini@dsagsl.org to find out about the next session or visit our calendar for details.

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!