Monthly Archives: September 2010

LSS teams medal at the annual Silver Games for Seniors

Congratulations to the LSS Water Volleyball teams from Laclede Groves and Meramec Bluffs! Last weekend, the Silver Sharks and the Meramec Bluffers took silver and bronze respectively in the Silver Games at the Washington Missouri YMCA. This was the 1st time the YMCA hosted a Water Volleyball event as part of their annual Silver Games for Seniors, and […]

Getting Ready for The Big Talk: Discussing Senior Driving Issues

It’s a conversation that no one wants to have with his or her older parents. But it’s not one you have to go into unprepared. Retired Ohio State Trooper and senior driving expert Lt. Matt Gurwell will visit three LSS communities in October to discuss how to talk with your aging parents about their driving abilities. The founder […]

Eat Your Fruits and Veggies. That Means You Too, Adults!

Yep, that’s right. Kids are not the only ones who need to eat more fruits and vegetables. In 2009, hundreds of thousands of Americans participated in a telephone poll conducted by the CDC about their fruit and vegetable intake. The results were a little bit better than the eating habits of Americans. The goal is […]

American Idol Finalist to Perform at Meridian Village Opening

Want to see a superstar on the rise? Lindsay Rhein, the Glen Carbon, Illinois, native who won the St. Louis area’s American Idol tryouts in July, will perform at the grand opening of Meridian Village’s new care center expansion Thursday, Sept. 30. The appearance of the Idol finalist underscores the significance of this special day, […]

LSS Is News from Coast to Coast

Since LSS’ $200 million plans for expansion were spotlighted in the St. Louis Business Journal a few weeks back, our organization has been national news. LSS was featured in a second story by StLBJ writer Ellen Sherberg for the San Francisco Business Times, pointing to our planned Laclede Groves expansion as proof that the housing market […]

Don’t Let Fear of the Market Keep You on the Sidelines!

Some things are just going to happen, no matter what. If there’s any truism to the housing market it’s this: Birds are going to fly. Dogs are going to hunt. And houses are going to sell. Remember the 1980s? When interest rates on home loans were up around 17%? Houses sold then. How about 2008, […]

In Residence: John Knapp

At first look, you might think John Knapp’s abstract paintings and wood carvings are just wild swirls of color and shape. Not so, he says. A former engineer and architect, John enjoys an orderly view of the world. “You look at an archway and you can see a sense of order in the construction of […]

Baby, We Were Born to Run!

Our bodies were built to move. But like with any machine, extra mileage can cause wear and tear on our moving parts. Luckily, it’s easy to get in your doctor-recommended 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise a day. Here are a few simple exercises that provide enough intensity to get your blood pumping. Remember, the key […]

An Alzheimer’s Breakthrough?

Last Thursday, The LSS Explorer posted a link to a national petition calling for Congress to make finding a breakthrough in Alzheimer’s research a national priority. And now it seems that such a breakthrough may have happened in our own backyard. Researchers at Washington University have found a link between common anti-depressants such as Prozac […]

Rita Vicary: On the Move!

Rita Vicary, LSS’ Administrator of Marketing and Sales, was recently featured in its St. Louis Business Journal’s People on the Move column. After serving as marketing director for Lutheran Hillside Village in Peoria, IL, Rita went on to become administrator of regional sales for LSS’ Illinois communities in 2009. Click here to read the full feature!