Monthly Archives: October 2010

More Wonders of Walking

As much as the LSS Explorer extolls the health benefits of walking, you would think Lutheran Senior Services was getting kickbacks from Reebok. (Which is not the case.) (Yet.) But it remains to be seen if you can overstate the importance of walking–after all, it’s one of the cheapest, easiest, and most physically beneficial exercises […]

Re-Hospitalizations Down, Spirits Up: The Benefits of a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

SeniorsNews.net recently ran a story on Breeze Park’s most recent addition–Catherine Kush, the community’s new geriatric nurse practitioner. “In a bid to reduce re-hospitalization of its residents, one St. Louis-area retirement community has added an in-house geriatric nurse practitioner to its list of services. Breeze Park, a continuing care retirement community in St. Charles, MO, […]

An Ode to Feet! Five Easy Steps to Keeping Your Tootsies Tenacious

Why is it that people don’t think about taking care of their feet until ‘the old dogs start barking’? Chances are, it’s because hurting feet cause the whole body to hurt. We may not realize it, but our tootsies are two of the most important and hard-working parts of our bodies, covering upwards of 100,000 […]

The Graying of Sangamon County

The State Journal-Register did a piece this week on the rising median age of Springfield, Illinois, residents, as well as the rising tide of new services and institutions dedicated to serving the city’s aging population. Front and center in that piece is LSS’ Concordia Village community, which broke ground recently on a new skilled nursing […]

LSS + OASIS: Because Learning Is a Journey That Never Ends

Recently, St. Louis’ KSDK Channel 5 did a feature on Lutheran Senior Services’ partnership with OASIS to bring educational programming to the residents of its senior living communities and affordable housing locations. To learn more about OASIS, click here.

LSS Director of Church Relations Honored at Concordia University

Concordia University of St. Paul, Minnesota, honored LSS Director of Church Relations Rev. Walter M. Schoedel as part of its Fall 2010 Commencement Ceremonies earlier this month. The Aeterni Moliri Award honors members of the clergy for a lifetime of devoted service, and Rev. Schoedel certainly fits that description, having served the Lutheran church for 60 years as […]

Lutheran Hillside Village hosts antique tractor show

Lutheran Hillside Village in Peoria, Illinois, is famous for its big, community-wide activities that engage residents from all its different levels of care. Their big fall blow-out was “Tractor Factor”–a sumptuous outdoor picnic luncheon featuring live country music and rare and antique tractors courtesy of the 3 Sisters Tractor Club of Chilicothe. Residents were even […]

The Village at Mackenzie Place Breaks Ground

The future of LSS’ affordable housing efforts begins today. Friends and supporters of Lutheran Senior Services gathered Wednesday, Oct. 13, to break ground on a new mixed income senior housing community in Affton, Missouri. Managed by LSS’ Affordable Housing program, The Village at Mackenzie Place will bring 90 senior living apartments to the Affton area. […]

Nothing Helps You Lie About Your Age Like a Good Laugh

Every day, people are bombarded with ads about anti-aging creams, treatments, medicines, so on and so forth. The ads usually begin with, “You wanna know the real secret to anti-aging?” Well, here is some good news. If you really want to hide your age, all you have to do is smile, and laugh! A recent […]

LSS’ Newest Community is Also One of Its Oldest

LSS’ newest community already has a storied history. Earlier this month, the building that will house The Village at MacKenzie Place was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. A former high school building in the Affton School District, 8520 MacKenzie Road was built in the 1930s by the Works Progress Administration–one of the New […]