Monthly Archives: August 2010

Stay Fit While You Sit

Yoga has become quite the popular exercise routine in America, and why not? It improves the body’s strength, circulation, and of course, flexibility. But while that’s all well and good, what about those of us who are not able to do yoga anymore? Well, good news — there is a new form of yoga going around, and […]

Join St. Louis’ top Lutheran service agencies for a Prayer Breakfast Sept. 22

Lutheran Senior Services (along with Humanitri, Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis, and Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri) would like to invite you to “Standing Together, Serving Together,” a joint prayer breakfast to be held at 7 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 22, at the Coronado Ballroom, 3701 Lindell Blvd. in St. Louis. Lutheran World Relief President […]

St. Louis Business Journal spotlights LSS’ big plans for expansion

Lutheran Senior Services has been the talk of the town this August. On the heels of last week’s cover story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, LSS made the front page of today’s edition of the St. Louis Business Journal. The feature, which includes an interview with LSS’ CFO Paul Ogier (pictured at right), focuses on […]

Alzheimer’s disease: It’s Time for a Breakthrough

A message from LSS’ partners at the Alzheimer’s Association: Dear friends, Alzheimer’s disease steals the future from millions of Americans. It robs spouses of their companions and children of their parents and grandparents; it erodes the health and financial resources of caregivers. We at the Alzheimer’s Association are sponsoring a petition calling on Congress to […]

Richmond Terrace Residents Grow Their Own Dinner. Want to Help?

This spring, the residents of Richmond Terrace senior living community in Richmond Heights joined together with neighborhood kids and community members to create their very own vegetable garden. After a successful first year the results are in, and there are almost too many cucumbers for the residents to pickle. But pickle they did. Project coordinators […]

Laclede Groves is Gearing Up for $50 Million Campus Upgrade

At a Webster Groves Ciy Council meeting earlier this month, LSS’ Laclede Groves community met with “enthusiastic approval” for its proposed $50 million upgrade. The campus-wide facelift will include a new four-story independent living apartment building, renovations and additions to the skilled nursing care center, and a new town center on the ground and first […]

“Dining, Duggan, and Donnybrook” was Delightful!

On Thursday, Aug. 5, former “Donnybrook” host and provocateur extraordinaire Martin Duggan joined the residents of Meramec Bluffs for “Dining, Duggan, and Donnybrook”, an evening of fine dining and spirited discussion. One of the founders of KETC’s longrunning news talk show, Duggan answered questions about “the story behind the stories,” drawn from his 22 years on the […]

Stay Cool. Stay Healthy.

The intense summer heat that has cooked the nation to a crisp, clogged televisions with “Excessive Heat Warnings” and “Heat Advisories”, also poses serious health risks for seniors. According to the NIA (National Institute on Aging), the summer warmth has put seniors at risk for developing hyperthermia (a condition where the body temperature becomes dangerously […]

St. Joseph’s Home remodeling nears completion

Last September, construction began on the $3 million renovation of Jefferson City’s historic St. Joseph’s Home. Last Friday, as the remodeling nears completion, Executive Director Sherry King gave the News Tribune a sneak peak at the changes in store for this local landmark. The goal of the remodeling is to create a more “at-home” feel for the St. Joseph’s Home care center. […]

My Name is NOT “Sweetie”!

The Golden Rule strikes again! Only in this case, it could be “Speak to others the way you want to be spoken to.” “Elderspeak” is basically “Baby Talk” for seniors. Using terms such as “honey” and “sweetie” count as “Elderspeak”. While caregivers and family members may think of them as terms of endearment, seniors beg […]