Monthly Archives: April 2011

Send Me St. Louis! Join the Volunteer Effort May 21

Let our light shine! On Saturday, May 21, LSS will join with hundreds of Christian volunteers across the St. Louis region for a day of community service as part of Send Me Saturday, an event coordinated by Send Me St. Louis. In addition to hosting volunteer teams at Laclede Groves and Hidden Lake, LSS is […]

Meet Lila Joy Strecker: Hilltop Manor’s poet laureate

Patch.com posted a story over the weekend about Lila Joy Strecker, a resident of Hilltop Manor and one of Eureka’s finest working poets. At 80 years of age, Lila creates poems that draw on eight decades of experiences, many of which were inspired by Scripture. Pictured here with her dog Zack, Lila has also penned […]

Hopping Down the Bunny Trail: Easter at Hilltop Manor

More than 50 of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church’s youngest parishioners visited the church’s next door neighbors last Sunday for a huge Easter Egg hunt, held on the ground of LSS’ Hilltop Manor affordable housing community in Eureka. Hilltop’s residents pulled out all the stops for their young guests, coloring more than 700 eggs and donating […]

Separating Fact from Fiction: The Impact of Health Care Reform on Seniors

Lutheran Senior Services invites you to a special forum on how new changes to health care laws will impact older adults in Missouri. Join Gov. Bob Holden (Holden Public Policy Forum, Webster University) and Dr. James Kimmey (President and CEO, Missouri Foundation for Health) as they discuss the Affordable Health Act, coming changes to Medicare […]

LSS Living Safe Technologies featured in the Ladue News

Cathy Barton, LSS’ director of Living Safe Technologies, was interviewed by the Ladue News recently on the program’s new remotely monitored medication management program. The new offering combines a refillable MedReady dispenser unit combined with a monitoring device that hooks up to the client’s phone line. The monitoring device sends an alert to a caregiver […]

Cardinal Nation: Are You Ready for LSS Night at the Ballpark 2011?

Mark it on your calendar: Thursday, June 23, will be the third annual LSS Night at the Ballpark! Join LSS residents, staff, and families at Busch Stadium to see your St. Louis Cardinals take on the Philadelphia Phillies! Reduced ticket prices make it easy to take the whole family, and you can purchase the 2011 […]

The Balzers of Laclede Groves: The Call of the Open Road

Laclede Groves residents Ray and Barbara Balzer were the subject of a full page article in today’s edition of the Webster-Kirkwood Times. From the article by Linda Briggs-Harty: Plane, train, automobile or cruise line: the Balzers of Webster Groves love travel by any means. But they prefer touring by trike, on a Honda Goldwing 1500 […]

LSS Volunteer Gets the Spotlight from the Suburban Journals

Ven Houts, a volunteer with LSS’ Volunteer Money Management Program, was recently spotlighted in an article by the Suburban Journals for his efforts. After his retirement six years ago, Houts dedicated himself to staying active; today, he serves on a variety of boards and helps seniors handle day-to-day financial tasks. “When you first meet your […]

8 Warning Signs That It’s Time to Talk Assisted Living with Your Aging Parents

By Jeff Browning, LSS For some people, it can be one of the most daunting conversations they’ll ever have — bringing up the possibility that their parents might need to move into an assisted living community. With the average lifespan getting longer each year, many people will need additional care in their lifetimes. The question […]

Webster Groves students “get a taste of service” at Laclede Groves

More than a dozen members of Webster Groves High School’s sophomore class visited LSS’ Laclede Groves community Tuesday, treating residents there to a free car cleaning. “All the sophomores are spending the day engaging in service projects,” says Lizzie Thomson, who, along with fellow teacher Philip Wojak, served as the faculty advisor for the event. […]