St. Louis Living in Place Resources

Richard, Certified Senior Advisor

November 3, 2021

Healthy, happy, independent home living is best protected with thoughtful planning and expert support.
To that end, Truehold is hosting an interview series to better connect you with local St. Louis professionals and resources on aging and living in place.

We invited Richard Losciale, founder of NeoSeniors Services LLC to speak about his journey to becoming a Certified Senior Advisor and how consulting one can help improve your overall aging experience.

Tell us about yourself, your background and what inspired you to serve local seniors.

I’m a father to two grown children and grandfather to two adorable granddaughters. In my spare time, I’m also an active bass guitarist, old time radio enthusiast, and bird watcher.

In 2017, I launched NeoSeniors Services LLC, to provide wellness and mindfulness webinars, seminars, and mentoring services to folks over the age of 55. When my wife passed away from a rare hyper-aggressive rapid onset cancer, I was inspired to start NeoSeniors Services LLC to help older adults and their caring circles navigate the complexities of the aging experience.

Prior to NeoSeniors Services LLC, I spent over 40 years designing, deploying, and assessing learning solutions for corporate, government, and individual educational entities, 15 of which as co-owner of Premier Knowledge Solutions.

I’m also a graduate of Brooklyn College (City University of New York), a Phi Beta Kappa, an active downtown St. Louis Rotarian and Paul Harris Fellow, recent board member and current committee chairperson.

Can you briefly explain what your business is and how it helps people live in place better?

NeoSeniors Services LLC is focused on delivering senior counseling learning solutions and knowledge resources that people and families can use to improve their daily lives and adapt to changes in both their environment and lifestyles.

What are your top tips for how people can maintain a healthy, happy life at home as they get older?

  • Know your body.  
  • Conduct a safety audit of your home and make sure you follow through on the suggested changes. You can make the changes more actionable by prioritizing which to do first (lighting, floors, steps, and bathroom first!).
  • Don't go it alone! Ask for help.
  • Stay socially engaged.

What are your tips for families on how to support older loved ones that live independently at home?

  • Listen to your elders when they speak.
  • Resist ageism in your words and actions.
  • Be patient and be kind.
  • Stay in touch with your elders.
  • Include your elders in your life.

What other resources do you suggest people look to?

Consider joining the AARP (https://www.aarp.org). Gather information from sources like us, your family, friends, and other non-profits around you. I will gladly take any inquiries about specific needs and connect you to helpful resources and businesses.

When can readers benefit from speaking with a Certified Senior Advisor?

Folks should reach out whenever there is a change in a senior's life such as death of a loved one, beginning retirement, or identifying a need to rekindle a sense of purpose, improve diet and/or social connections.

You can reach me by phone at (636) 675-0122, email at neosnation@agedandwise.com or learn more about us on our website. I also host a podcast called Growing Old, Growing Better where I reflect on my aging experience.

Any last thoughts to share?

For the Seniors in our audience, I’d like to share a quote from Winnie-the-Pooh: "Promise me you'll always remember you're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.”

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