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Aging in America: Coping with Loss, Dying, and Death in Later Life

Aging in America: Coping with Loss, Dying, and Death in Later Life On March 27th, Baue Funeral Homes, Crematory, and Cemetery hosted The Hospice Foundation of America’s Aging in America: Coping with Loss, Dying, and Death in Later Life at Spencer Road Library.  Jennifer Ryan Galantowicz, Vice President of Business and Market Development with REACH LTC, lead the [...]

Aging in America: Coping with Loss, Dying, and Death in Later Life 2019-04-04T12:28:14-05:00

Artist Tama Vandenberg: Seaman the Dog

Artist Tama Vandenberg: Seaman the Dog The Artist Tama Vandenberg is a juried artist and a personal friend of the owners of Baue Funeral Homes, Crematory and Cemetery. She was commissioned to paint the Dog "Seaman" from the Lewis and Clark Expedition, to commemorate the 250th Anniversary Celebration in the City of St. Charles this [...]

Artist Tama Vandenberg: Seaman the Dog 2019-03-29T15:25:17-05:00

Happy Mardi Gras!

Happy Mardi Gras! Our Silver & Gold Club members celebrated Fat Tuesday at our Mardi Gras themed Luncheon at The Christy Banquet Center sponsored by Assisted Living at the Meadowlands! We had a rocking fun time dancing to the music of Zydeco Crawdaddys, while decked out in our most dazzling, colorful Mardi Gras costumes! We even had our own Mardi [...]

Happy Mardi Gras! 2019-03-06T10:51:49-05:00

Wellness Training

Wellness Training On February 6th, 2019, our Director of Grief Services, Kelly Karavousanos, and Human Resources Director, Donna Denning, offered wellness training for 38 members of our staff.  Our management team found the Hospice Foundation of America’s webinar, Put Your Own Oxygen Mask on First: Self-Care for Hospice and Palliative Care Professionals, was not only important for those working [...]

Wellness Training 2019-02-11T14:15:26-05:00

Nature Silver & Gold Coach Trip!

Nature Silver & Gold Coach Trip!   This week our Silver & Gold Club had our first coach trip of the new year! We toured at Tree House Wild Life Sanctuary, dined at Wittmond Hotel, and explored the National Great Rivers Museum sponsored by Cedarhurst Assisted Living and Memory Care! Tree House Wild Life Sanctuary [...]

Nature Silver & Gold Coach Trip! 2019-02-02T10:09:53-05:00

Grief & Yoga

Grief & Yoga What is Yoga? Yoga, by definition, is the cessation of the whirling of the mind, although the mind may never truly be still. All you really need to do is be present. Yoga is a very personal experience that we make our very own every time we show up.  What is Grief Yoga? [...]

Grief & Yoga 2019-01-24T08:59:07-05:00

Silver & Gold Holiday Coach Trip!

Silver & Gold Holiday Coach Trip! Today we were in for a real holiday treat! Our Silver & Gold Club had their annual holiday coach trip sponsored by DeSmet Retirement Community! This year we got into the holiday spirit with lunch, a show, and an overall unforgettable time at Westport Plaza! Our first stop was at [...]

Silver & Gold Holiday Coach Trip! 2018-12-17T13:56:19-05:00

Silver & Gold Polar Express Holiday Luncheon!

Silver & Gold Polar Express Holiday Luncheon! We had a RAIL fun time with our Silver & Gold Club at our Polar Express themed Luncheon jointly sponsored by Villages of St. Peters and Villages of St. Peters Memory Care! We had a jingle-bell-rockin' time with Santa and live entertainment from the Scott Laytham & Karl “Trickee” [...]

Silver & Gold Polar Express Holiday Luncheon! 2018-12-14T13:16:08-05:00

31st Annual Holiday Remembrance

31st Annual Holiday Remembrance   With the holidays among us, Baue Funeral Homes, Cemetery, and Crematory held their 31st  Annual Holiday Remembrance Programs at each of their funeral home chapels to honor the community’s loved ones. The four programs were free, open to the public and gave families the opportunity to grieve in peace the death of their loved [...]

31st Annual Holiday Remembrance 2018-12-05T09:44:52-05:00

6th Annual Hospice Caregiver Awards Luncheon

6th Annual Hospice Caregiver Awards Luncheon   Baue Funeral Homes, Crematory, and Cemetery and Center for Hope and Healing had our 6th Annual Hospice Caregiver Awards Luncheon at Bogey Hills Country Club this month.  We had the opportunity to recognize our 2018 monthly Hospice Caregivers and announce the winner for our annual 2018 Hospice Caregiver Award.  To [...]

6th Annual Hospice Caregiver Awards Luncheon 2018-11-12T14:08:19-05:00

Riverboat & Apple Picking Silver & Gold Coach Trip!

Riverboat & Apple Picking Silver & Gold Coach Trip!   Some of our Silver and Gold members joined us on our Riverboat & Apple Picking coach trip on October 11th sponsored by Visiting Angels. We started our fall coach trip at Eckert’s Orchards where we had the opportunity to enjoy the pick your own apples and shop [...]

Riverboat & Apple Picking Silver & Gold Coach Trip! 2018-11-19T09:51:38-05:00

Wedding in the Gardens

Wedding in the Gardens   Even after over 83 years of service to families in our community, Baue Funerals, Crematory, and Cemetery experienced a first in hosting meaningful life ceremonies this September.  St. Charles Memorial Gardens was honored to provide a setting of sincere romance and true intimacy for Kira and Aaron’s wedding ceremony. Kira Phelps and husband Aaron Hawkins celebrated [...]

Wedding in the Gardens 2018-10-08T15:01:13-05:00