Monthly Archives: October 2011

Seniors and Technology: Lending a Helping Hand Across the “Digital Divide”

From Emily Johnson at Rose Hill House: St. Louis University students hosted a “Technology Workshop” at LSS’ Rose Hill House affordable housing community on Saturday morning, October 29. These volunteers met one-on-one with residents to answer questions about cell phones, computers, Wii, TV and DVD players. Students and residents also played a little Wii bowling […]

Serving, Giving, Growing, Living: LSS’ St. Louis Service Recognition Banquet

Each year, Lutheran Senior Services pays tribute to its employees at its annual Service Recognition Banquet. Held Friday, Oct. 27, at the St. Louis Ballpark Hilton, the 2011 St. Louis banquet was especially memorable as, just across the street, the Cardinals were battling the Texas Rangers for their 11th World Series victory. Click below to […]

Send Me Saturday: Give of Yourself Through Service Projects Nov. 12

Lutheran Senior Services’ communities, residents and employees are preparing to participate in the Send Me St. Louis’ Send Me Saturday servant event scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 12.  What better time to engage your friends and family in service to others? Send Me St. Louis has coordinated 14 projects at Lutheran churches and agencies to offer […]

Pop-Up Art: Heisinger Bluffs Residents Help Local Artist Grow a “Whimsy Garden”

Jefferson City artist Katherine Miles is in the process of creating a masterpiece, and to help her out, she’s got a couple of ringers in her corner — the residents of Heisinger Bluffs. Miles’ installation “Garden Whimsy” is the featured work for Jefferson City’s annual “Art in the Park” exhibition. Here, “plants” that would feel […]

Lutheran Hillside Village: Making Yourself at Home Is a Family Affair

Originally published in Healthy Cells Magazine “It’s getting so I have to make an appointment to come see my Mom,” laughs Jim Walkup, a Peoria area resident whose mother, Helen, lives at Lutheran Hillside Village. “She’s always out doing things with her friends. I don’t even try to visit on Thursdays. That’s line dancing day.” […]

Komm Doch Mit! It’s Time for the Meramec Bluffs’ Oktoberfest!

Oktoberfest is one of the high points of a traditionally fun-filled season at Meramec Bluffs. Held this year in the community room, the German festival featured live music, terrific food, and a lot of great company as more than 200 Meramec Bluffs residents filled the hall. Click below to see photos from the event!

Here Comes Tomorrow: Laclede Groves Breaks Ground on $48 Million Expansion

The sun was shining, the weather was warm…October 14 was the perfect day to begin a new chapter. And that’s just what Laclede Groves did as the Webster Groves, Missouri, senior living community broke ground on a new $48.7 million expansion that would propel it into tomorrow. More than 200 supporters were on hand, including […]

An Unexpected Retirement in Springfield, Illinois

A recent issue of the State Journal-Register in Springfield, Illinois, included a feature on three couples at LSS’ Concordia Village community, including  Gerald and Rosemary Carlson (pictured at left), Chuck and Reva Krell, and Jim and Martha Deterding, whose story begins below. From the story by Chris Stroisch: Jim and Martha Deterding did not plan to retire […]

Sunset Over the Bluffs: The Perfect Ambiance for a Wine Tasting!

From LSS’ Meramec Bluffs community in Ballwin, Missouri: Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of the staff and volunteers who made our “Wine Tasting At The Log Cabin” Oct. 6 a wonderful experience.  God blessed us with a fabulous evening, weather-wise!  

Breeze Park Resident Vera Jacobsen’s Hometown Names a Park After Her

How many people do YOU know who have had a park named after them? If you’re a resident at Breeze Park in St. Charles, Missouri, then chances are you know at least one. STLToday.com reports that the inhabitants of Defiance, Missouri, named their newest green space after Breeze Park resident Vera Jacobsen, a long-time resident […]