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This page is designed to help you find resources for an active and engaged retirement in Clayton.

St. Louis Times also publishes the Senior Resource Guide filled with comprehensive resources for older adults. You can request a guide at the St. Louis Times website or by visiting Oasis at The Center of Clayton, 50 Gay Avenue.

Emergency Preparedness & Safety

  • Citizen's Police Academy - The Academy educates members of the general public about the complexities of modern law enforcement.

  • CodeRED - The City utilizes CodeRED as an emergency notification system that allows for public safety personnel to quickly deliver emergency alerts. The system enables the City to send important alerts with phone calls, text messages, emails, and social media posts as well as broadcasts through the CodeRED mobile alert app.
  • CodeRED Weather Warning - With CodeRED Weather Warnings, whenever the National Weather Service issues a severe thunderstorm, tornado or flash flood warning and the geographically based CodeRED system determines that your address is in the path of the storm, you will receive an immediate call with warning information. Due to the accuracy of this system, you will not receive calls for weather warnings outside the path of the address you register.
  • Crime Notifications - The Crime Phone Notification System is designed to keep the public informed about crime problems in their respective neighborhoods.  It is a recorded message that may specify a specific crime or a current series of crimes and are sent to every registered member in a targeted geographic area.

  • Crime Statistics - Learn about crimes that have happened in your area so that you can better prepare yourself. 

  • Electronic Recycling - Dispose of unwanted computers, TVs and other electronic devices at the annual Recycling event held in Shaw Park each spring.

  • Home Monitoring during Vacations - If you're planning to be away from your home for several days and would like the Clayton Police Department to check in on your home, please call the Police  Non-Emergency line at 314-645-3000 to schedule your home monitoring.
  • Injury Prevention Home Inspection - The Clayton Fire Department will conduct inspections to locate tripping and falling hazards to prevent injuries in your home. To schedule an inspection, please call 314-290-8485.
  • Safety presentations - The Clayton Police Department presets on current topics to keep the public informed and safe. These presentations are often included in the Citizen's Police Academy. 

  • Shred Day - The Clayton Chamber of Commerce hosts a free shredding event for you to securely dispose of documents. The event is typically held each October in Shaw Park.
     
  • Smoke Detector Battery Checks -The Clayton Fire Department will help install your smoke detectors and check the batteries to ensure they are functioning properly. To schedule a smoke detector battery check, please call 314-290-8485.



Transportation

  • Call-A-Ride - This curb-to-curb transportation service is available for qualified individuals whose disabilities prevent them from taking fixed route transit.

  • Meals on Wheels - This volunteer program delivers prepared food to those unable to shop or cook for themselves.

  • MetroLink - MetroLink provides light rail train access to the central corridor of St Louis as well as access to Lambert International Airport and other destinations.

  • Schnucks Delivers - Schucks can shop for and deliver grocries you order to your doorstep.


Health & Fitness

  • Center of Clayton -  The City's indoor recreation center offers senior rates on memberships as well as resident and member rates on programs.  The Center has pools, fitness center, indoor track, gymnasiums and water and land fitness programming.

  • Clayton Parks - Clayton offers 11 parks throughout the City.  Shaw Park and Oak Knoll Park also include walking paths for outdoor nature walking.

  • Oasis - Oasis, located at The Center of Clayton, offers a variety of fitness and educational programs throughout the year. 

  • Prescription Drug Disposal - The Clayton Police Department partners with the Drug Enforcement Agency to collect and dispose of unwanted or expired medications at a pop-up collection site twice per year. 

  • Shaw Park Facilities - Clayton Parks and Recreation offers senior rates at Shaw Park facilities which include the Aquatic Center, Ice Rink, and Tennis Center.  Clayton residents also get discounts on programs at those facilities. 


Engagement

  • Center of Clayton -  The City's indoor recreation center offers senior rates on memberships as well as resident and member rates on programs.  The Center has pools, fitness center, indoor track, gymnasiums and water and land fitness programming.

  • Clayton Heritage Center - This room at The Center of Clayton provides access to historical research tools like ancestry.com and historical memorabilia. 

  • Historic Hanley House - The Historic Hanley House is a time capsule to the life styles at the time of the founding of Clayton.  The House offers tours on weekends from April through October as well as special events through the year.
     
  • Oasis - Oasis, located at The Center of Clayton, offers a variety of fitness and educational programs throughout the year. 

  • Public Art - World-class art is in view throughout Clayton. Visit the Public Art page to find art close to your home.

  • Public Meetings - The City of Clayton holds a number of public meetings regarding the various issues in the Clayton community. 

  • Shaw Park Facilities - Clayton Parks and Recreation offers senior rates at Shaw Park facilities which include the Aquatic CenterIce Rink, and Tennis Center.  Clayton residents also get discounts on programs at those facilities. 

  • St. Louis County Library –The Mid-County Library, located at Maryland and Central, offers classes and clubs along with books, movies and music.
     
  • Volunteering - Clayton Parks and Recreation provides volunteer opportunities gardening, assisting at the Historic Hanley House, and helping with special events.