Monthly Archives: May 2011

Recognizing Unsung Heroes in our Midst: the Senior Service in Christ Awards 2011

On May 5, the Older Wiser Lutherans in Service presented its annual Senior Service in Christ Award to nine citizens who demonstrate outstanding volunteer service contributions to the community. The luncheon was held at Lutheran Senior Services’ Laclede Groves community, where this year’s recipients received their honors. This year’s honorees included Warren Pflantz (Arnold, MO), […]

Splish Splash! Going for the Gold in Water Volleyball

For the fourth year, LSS’ Laclede Groves community in Webster Groves hosted the St. Louis Senior Olympics’ water volleyball tournament May 27. Nine teams comprised of more than 80 senior athletes turned out to take part in the event. “It truly was the best year so far!” beams Marilyn Coplin, coach for Laclede Groves’ two […]

Lutheran Hillside Village: Shaking a Tailfeather at Peoria’s Senior Games

Lutheran Hillside Village had a major presence at the kickoff for the 2011 Heart of Illinois Senior Games in Peoria, Thursday, May 27. Not only did the senior living community’s square dance team win silver in the team dance competition, but the games’ Fine Arts Festival was catered by LHV’s dining services team. Led by […]

Can Art Stem the Tide of Alzheimer’s?

Man’s artistic impulse is among his finest. So it only makes sense that researchers believe that creativity may be a way to counter one of the greatest tragedies of the human condition — Alzheimer’s disease. Graduate students from Maryville University recently visited The Crossings at Laclede Groves — a memory care assisted living household in […]

Senior Prom: One Enchanted Evening
at Meridian Village

The students from Edwardsville High School brought some of the glitz and glamor of prom season to LSS’ Meridian Village community May 6, as the residents there held their first annual Senior Prom. As part of a class service project, Edwardsville High upperclassmen and women helped deck out Meridian Village’s Club Room for the event. […]

Send Me Saturday: Volunteers Here, There, and Everywhere!

How did YOU spend Send Me Saturday? Last weekend, LSS employees and residents joined hundreds of Christian volunteers across the St. Louis region for a day of community service. Dubbed “Send Me Saturday”, the event saw volunteer teams coordinated by Send Me St. Louis arrive at LSS communities Laclede Groves and Hidden Lake for maintenance […]

Photo Gallery: The Faces of Philanthropy at Meramec Bluffs

Maggy Spencer greeted everyone who came to the front door of the Carl Rausch Log Cabin with a hug. The guest list for the May 19 reception held there was small but distinguished, and included residents and friends of LSS’ Meramec Bluffs community who are members of the “Generations Investing For Tomorrow” (G.I.F.T.) program. The […]

LSS Night at the Ballpark:
The Deadline Is Coming!

The June 1 deadline to order tickets for LSS Night at the Ballpark is coming up fast! Have you signed up yet? Join hundreds of LSS residents, staff members, and families for this exciting night at Busch Stadium as your St. Louis Cardinals take on the Philadelphia Phillies Thursday, June 23. Tickets are just $15, […]

Laclede Groves welcomes Alice the Thinking Dog

Jumping through hoops, leaping through the air, singing songs — Alice the Thinking Dog is a regular one-dog three-ring circus. Alice, a two-year-old Beagle/English Pointer mix adopted from an Animal Protective Association shelter, paid a visit to LSS’ Laclede Groves community May 17, to the delight of residents and young visitors from Laclede Child Day […]

Smart Money: LSS Trivia Challenge raises more than $4,400 for the Alzheimer’s Association

Saturday’s LSS Forget-Me-Not Trivia Challenge was a clean sweep for Breeze Park’s team of super geniuses. They didn’t just retain the coveted Buenger Cup–LSS’ traveling trivia trophy–they dominated the field with a perfect score of 100 points. They were one of 20 teams that came ready to play, and to bid on silent auction items, […]