Monthly Archives: May 2010

Nice Moves: How to Make Your Home Unforgettable to Potential Buyers

You’ve probably heard the old saying that real estate is about three things: “Location, location, and location.” But whether you’re buying or selling a house, there is more to consider than the Three L’s. “There’s also the Two P’s ­— Price and Pretty,” says Kathy McBride, Lutheran Senior Services’ administrator of move-in resources. “Pricing your […]

The Art of Retirement

Considering the scenic river view it enjoys, it’s no surprise that Heisinger Bluffs should be home to so many talented artists. “We really are a little artist’s colony here on the bluffs of the Missouri,” enthuses Nina Meeks, activity director and the organizer of the community’s annual Arts Festival. “It’s always impressive to see the […]

Lutheran Hillside Village’s Square Dancers Take Gold!

Residents from Lutheran Hillside Village earned gold medals for group dance at the opening ceremony for the Heart of Illinois Senior Olympics recently at Peoria, Illinois’ Fondulac Administration Building. Shown here strutting their stuff, the line dancing troupe consists of Eleanor Colan, Carolyn Tolo, Sylvia Smith, Eilleen Colgan, Helen Walkup, Martha Evans, Connie Hillier, and Bev Harms.

LSS to Present 2010 St. Louis Memory Walk

When the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk rolls into Busch Stadium for the first time Sept. 11, the residents and staff of Lutheran Senior Services will be at the front of the line. This year, LSS has doubled its corporate sponsorship to $20,000, and will serve as presenting sponsor for the event. “One in four families […]

Donnybrook’s Martin Duggan visits Laclede Groves

About 150 Laclede Groves residents heard Martin Duggan, founder and now former provocateur of “Donnybrook” on KETC Channel 9, talk about the start and evolution of the popular Thursday evening program. Duggan, in his May 10 appearance at Laclede Groves, said Channel 9’s reaction to the first test videotape of the program and format was […]

LSS Annual Report now online

What’s at the heart of all we do at Lutheran Senior Services? Service, caring, belonging, and purpose. In this year’s Annual Report, LSS residents, clients, and staff members share stories about the ways our ministry has touched their lives. Click here to take a get an inside look at St. Louis’ largest not-for-profit organization. We’ve […]

Wine Paired with Retirement Communities

Gail Appleson Special to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Evelyn Zorn, 90, remembers the wonderful dinners she had with her late husband. “He was quite the wine drinker,” she recalled, “and we’d have wine with dinner quite often.” Zorn now lives at Breeze Park, a retirement community in St. Charles. But that doesn’t mean she can […]

Engaging the Aging: Senior Ministry Summer Reading List

Pastor Walt Schoedel, Lutheran Senior Services SAVING OUT STORIES by Richard Morgan (Geneva Press, Whitherspoon St., Louisville, KY 40202) Author Alex Haley wrote, “When an old person dies, it is like a library burning.”  To that, Harry Paige added “It is like a museum burning as well.”  Ideas, memories, lessons, histories, dreams – all these things […]

“He Tells Us to Run On!” The Dunnettes featured on

“We plan on reaching somebody, somewhere, every time we sing,” says Dorothy Coleman, a member of a gospel group that comprised of a dozen residents of LSS’ Dunn Road Manor affordable housing community. “The Dunnettes” were featured in a video on recently, showcasing the group’s vocal talents. “You see how much fun we had tonight?” Dorothy asked […]

In Residence: Ed and Marianne Thiel

A big worry for many people when they think about moving into a senior living community is how long it will take to sell their home. But new Breeze Park residents Ed and Marianne Thiel actually had the opposite problem. “Our home sold faster than we expected!” declared Marianne. “We closed just one month after […]