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North County Resident Celebrates 105 Birthday

roxieSays keeping busy is key to longevity

Roxie Earnhart, a resident of The Valley – A Stonebridge Community, turned 105 years old on February 11.

The Missouri Health Care Association (MHCA) recognized Earnhart’s longevitiy by granting her membership into the MHCA Centenarian Club.

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Florissant Seniors have many amenities

annual Cardinals party is a hit in Florissant for seniors

The annual Cardinals party is a hit in Florissant for seniors.

Key in No.1 Ranking is Florissant Senior Department

By Nichole Butler

Movoto Blog, a blog that reports unique and fun real estate related stories, collected data from 140 small cities in the United States and reported that Florissant was the number one small city in America to retire in, beating out many well known retiree communities in Florida and California.

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Florissant to Hold Senior Citizen Valentine’s Day Dance

The City of Florissant will host a Valentine’s Day Dance for Senior Citizens at the Eagan Center from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14.

The dance is open to both residents and non-residents. The Fanfare Band with Kitty Moller will entertain and the dance floor will be open.

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Florissant Seniors Know How To Celebrate New Year’s Eve Early

There’s always someone on the dance floor doing a variety of dancing at the annual New Year’s Eve party at the Florissant Civic Center.

There’s always someone on the dance floor doing a variety of dancing at the annual New Year’s Eve party at the Florissant Civic Center.

Story and photos by Nichole Fetters

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With Flu on the Rise, St. Louis County has shots available

Significant Rise in Number of Severe Flu Cases in County

County Health Department to Offer Free Flu Vaccinations

The Saint Louis County Department of Health is responding to a significant increase in the number of severe flu cases in the area by offering free flu vaccinations to those six months of age and older at clinics next week.

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Red Cross Blood Donations needed

Red Cross calls for blood and platelet donations after severe winter weather impacts collections

As severe winter weather begins to subside, the American Red Cross is asking all eligible blood and platelet donors to help offset a weather-related shortfall in donations. Approximately 300 blood drives across 25 states were canceled across the U.S. due to snow and extreme cold. The blood drive cancellations resulted in a shortfall of nearly 8, 800 blood and platelet donations since Jan. 2. In the Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region, severe winter weather forced the cancellation of nearly 30 Red Cross blood drives, resulting in about 875 fewer than expected blood donations over the past five days.

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