Monthly Archives: February 2011

For Seniors in the Workforce, Flexibility and Curiosity Are Key to Job Longevity

The good news? We’re living longer! The not-so-good news? That could mean big changes in the business world, especially for aging members of the workforce. Over the past century, the average American’s life expectancy has jumped by more than a third. In 1911, a person could reasonably expect to live to 51.5 years old, but […]

How You Can Help Your Loved Ones with Winter Weather

Carol Melka from LSS’ Outreach Services offered helpful hints for seniors and their families on how to combat cabin fever this winter in a recent Suburban Journals story by reporter Jennifer Iannone. “Some older adults can’t get out of the house, and their children need to look at what they like to do,” Melka said. […]

The Village at Mackenzie Place: New Life for a History Property

In this week’s issue of The South County Times, reporter Marty Harris featured LSS’ newest community, The Village at Mackenzie Place. The subject of a $14 million renovation project, this historic building will offer both rent-subsidized and market-value apartments for older adults when it opens its first phase this fall. To see the SCT’s full […]

From Patch.com: Celebrating 1,700 Years of Marriage

A reporter from online newsmagazine Patch.com visited Laclede Groves on Valentine’s Day to witness that community’s wedding vow renewal ceremony. Here, Laclede Groves residents Virginia and George Moellenhoff renew their pledge to love, honor and cherish one another after 21 years of marriage. To see more photos of the event by Patch.com stringer Gwen Ragno, […]

Down the Bunny Trail: Filling Easter Eggs for Leukemia/Lymphoma

A dozen Laclede Groves residents and staff members turned out to help fill plastic Easter eggs with goodies for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s annual egg hunt. Here, activities assistant Cheryl Ederle and resident Esther Vetter take turns snapping the tiny toys shut. “These ladies were so gracious to donate their time for this cause,” […]

Live the Dream: Celebrating MLK Day at Halls Ferry Manor

It was “Standing Room Only” for Martin Luther King Jr. Day at LSS’ Halls Ferry Manor community. There, residents and staff gathered with visitors from its sister location Dunn Road Manor, as well as members of Abundant Life Fellowship Church, to hear messages of inspiration, faith, and peace. One of the speakers on hand was […]

Valentine’s Day Snapshots from Around LSS

The weather is finally warming up and love is in the air this Valentine’s Day, and the residents and staff of LSS communities are celebrating in all kinds of ways. A few examples: on Feb. 11, Meramec Bluffs in Ballwin, MO, welcomed residents to its “That’s Amore” dinner, with live music from local band Un […]

Concordia Village named Best Retirement Community in Springfield, IL

Concordia Village, LSS’ senior living community in Springfield, Illinois, was named the Best Retirement Home in the region by readers of the city’s State Journal-Register newspaper. More than 2,500 of the paper’s readers voted in its annual Readers Choice Awards, the ballots for which are entirely write-in. “It’s one thing for us to know what […]

LSS Living Safe Technologies: Living Safe On the Cutting Edge

Accidents happen, and as we age, they seem to happen more frequently. To help older adults and their families prepare for those mishaps, big and small, Lutheran Senior Services is (re)introducing Living Safe Technologies. Its goal: to provide its clients with the ability to live safely and independently at home with the assistance of new […]

Lutheran Senior Services: The Largest Nonprofit Organization in St. Louis

From the St. Louis Business Journal: Lutheran Senior Services has retained the top spot on the St. Louis Business Journal’s annual list of the metro area’s largest nonprofit organizations, ranked by 2010 operating budget. With more than 1,100 full-time staff and another 632 part-time workers, the faith-based provider of assisted living, independent living, skilled nursing […]