Monthly Archives: August 2011

A Sneak Peek at The Village at Mackenzie Place

Now under construction on the grounds of the historic Affton High School, LSS’ newest community — The Village at Mackenzie Place — will offer market-rate apartments, rent-controlled apartments, and rent-subsidized apartments, along with supportive services for its residents. When it’s completed, this 4.9-acre property will be the site of three distinct but connected buildings specially […]

United Way Kick-Off 2011: On a Mission to Help People

During the month of September, employees, residents, and friends of Lutheran Senior Services will once again lend their support to the annual United Way campaign to help support local service agencies. With Kick-Off Rallies starting soon at each LSS location, we will join thousands of companies and individuals nationwide in an effort to raise awareness […]

Save the Date! The Lutheran Older Adult Retreat 2011 is Coming!

“Witness Wherever You Are” is the theme for this year’s Lutheran Older Adult Retreat, to be held Oct. 19-20 at Pere Marquette Lodge in Grafton, Illinois. You are invited to gather with seniors from Southern Illinois and Eastern Missouri for a special opportunity to continue “Growing in Christ.” Featuring a keynote address by Dr. Paul […]

Meramec Bluffs and The Science of Aging: A Q&A With Retired Gerontologist Jean Plesko

The growth of Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) like Meramec Bluffs reflects a maturing of the field of gerontology — the study of the medical effects of aging. By offering a full range of medical services to suit residents needs if they change, CCRCs cater to the unique health requirements of older adults. And yet, […]

A Walk in the Park: Beautiful Images from the Missouri Botanical Gardens

Residents from LSS’ Breeze Park community in St. Charles traveled into the city recently to take in the breathtaking natural splendor of the Missouri Botanical Gardens. Chief among the attractions for this visit were the entries in the 2011 Tremendous Extreme Treehouse competition, which dotted the park with unusual feats of nature-friendly engineering. Click below […]

Marion’s ‘Happily Ever After’: How Geriatric Care Management Helps

Late one afternoon, social worker Jennifer Ronzio got word of a letter sent from one of the families she served. Carol, her supervisor, suggested Jennifer sit down before reading it. “I am writing,” began the letter from Wayne, “to express the most sincere appreciation for the assistance our family has received from your agency. My […]

Feeling Down? Start Cracking Up. Laughter Yoga Comes to Hilltop Manor

It’s an old cliche, but that doesn’t mean it’s not true — laughter really is the best medicine. And no one knows that better than Jodi Hart, laughter yoga coach. And what is laughter yoga? The residents of LSS’ Hilltop Manor community in Eureka, Missouri, found out recently, as participants gathered in a circle for […]

Walk With Us! Register for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Richmond Terrace

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is almost upon us! St. Louis’ version of the country’s biggest Alzheimer’s fundraising party will be held at Busch Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 17, and we’d love for you to join us on the field for this exciting event. Join us at 6:30 p.m. for Alzheimer’s Night Wed., Aug. 24, […]

LSS Affordable Housing Communities Set the Bar at St. Louis’ Mature Mile

Earlier in the spring, residents from Halls Ferry Manor, Dunn Road Manor, Rose Hill House, and Hilltop Manor (pictured at right) traveled to beautiful Forest Park to participate in St. Louis’ annual Mature Mile. Held in conjuction with the Family Fitness Weekend, the Mature Mile encourages seniors 60 years of age or better to get […]

An “Absolutely Perfect” Day for a Meramec Bluffs Picnic

The smell of barbecue in the air sets a perfect scene for summer in St. Louis. Add in some blue skies, and you’ve got an ideal day for Meramec Bluffs’ third annual picnic at Simpson Park, home of the Blue Heron Shelter. Residents and staff alike enjoyed the sunshine over a few games of washers, […]