Silver Steps

Silver Steps Programming is 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.

Silver Steps Support Group

Our Silver Steps 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.

JOIN US!  Our Silver Steps Support Group Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of every month at the DSAGSL Office.  Every other month, the group meets in the morning or evening.  Visit our calendar to see what time Silver Steps Support Group is meeing this month!

Contact Makini Anwisye at 314-961-2504 or Makini@dsagsl.org with questions and to RSVP.

Resources and 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.

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.  

The next series of workshops will focus on Financial Planning and will be held on Tuesdays beginning October 8th through November 5th at the DSAGSL Office from 6:30-8:30. The cost of registration is $25 for 1 person, or $40 for a family.  Register below for this important workshop!

SESSION 1 & 2: Letter of Intent- How to organize your adult child’s information so it is easily accessed in the future

SESSION 3: Financial Planning- ABLE Accounts & Special Needs Trusts

SESSION 4: Guardianship- Powers of Attorney & Special Needs Trusts

SESSION 5: Wrap-Up