ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - The number of senior citizens living in Missouri and in the St. Louis region continues to grow and so does the concern for their well being, from food to medical care to housing. That's why the folks for "Seniors Count" of greater St. Louis are pushing for a senior citizens service fund tax on the upcoming November ballot called "Proposition S".
Jamie Opsal, the program manager for the organization, calls the proposition necessary, because we have over 300,000 citizens who are 65 or older. Her organization needs funding, which has been cut repeatedly. Many Missouri voters have been given the opportunity to vote on this type of funding, and now in 51 counties in Missouri have it, but not in St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County.
"Seniors Count" is trying to expand home and community based services like Meals on Wheels.