Monthly Archives: January 2012

Cardinals 2006 Rookie of the Year Chris Duncan Visits Breeze Park

As you might expect from someone who played with the Cardinals during the last 10 years, Chris Duncan has no end of stories to tell. “The most memorable home run of my career had to be my last at bat of the 2005 season,” he says. “It was so special, because it wound up being […]

Lutheran Hillside Village named Good Neighbor Business of the Month

Illinois State Representative Jehan Gordon was on hand to present the staff of Lutheran Hillside Village with the “Good Neighbor Business” award for the month of January, honoring the community for exceptional service to the Peoria area. “When a business lends a hand to a non-profit organization, their kindness extends through the entire community. A […]

The Village at Mackenzie Place: Affton’s Newest Senior Community Is Now Open

The Village at Mackenzie Place — LSS’ newest senior living community — has seen a flurry of activity in recent weeks as the first residents have begun moving in and making themselves at home. “When you walk into these apartments, you are amazed at how nice they are and how large they are,” Site Manager […]

LSS Construction Update 2013: Looking Forward to A Big Year Ahead!

Lutheran Senior Services’ commitment to building quality environments where older adults can thrive continues in 2013. We have a whole host of improvements and expansions currently underway across our service area. Check the slideshow below to see what’s coming up in the new year!      

Fighting the Winter “Dark Ages” with Science and a Smile

Skeleton-finger trees. Gray, colorless landscapes. Nothing to do but watch television, even THAT’s been pretty terrible this year. Wintertime stinks unless you’re curled up with a good book and a roaring fire, but even that gets old after a while. The “Dark Ages” between Christmas and Spring certainly doesn’t do older adults any favors. Some […]

Concordia Village helps lead new employment shift in Springfield, Illinois

In Springfield, Illinois last year, the health care and social work fields surpassed local government among the top local employers. No small feat in the state capitol. And one of the reasons for that shift was the addition of Concordia Village’s new skilled nursing households. The two households that are currently open at Concordia Village […]

Services Trump Temperature When It Comes to Senior Living

While the idea of escaping the cold and retiring to Florida may sound pretty good on a chilly January morning like today’s, Chris Stroisch from Springfield, Illinois’ State Journal Register recently discovered that warmer weather isn’t the most important factor to consider in choosing a retirement destination. Stroisch visited with Kari Pranger, a senior living […]

Mabel Stamm: Humor in Uniform during Wartime in the Coast Guard

Over the fireplace in the Laclede Commons great room, there are five wooden statues, one for each of the branches of the Armed Forces in which a Laclede Groves resident has served. The one on the end – the little lady in the Coast Guard uniform –  was made special for Mabel Stamm. “I had […]

Treasures Unlimited: Meramec Bluffs’ Biannual Rummage Sale Helps Raise $18,000 for International Charities

“It’s been a great morning,” said Jean Plesko, stepping away from Meramec Bluffs’ crowded community room for a breather. The expression on her face is a mix of  exhaustion, bewilderment, and pride at a job well done. And with good cause – the community’s Treasures Unlimited rummage sale was in the middle of a record-breaking […]

The Grand Unveiling: A Premier Concert for Lenoir Woods’ new Baby Grand

The Nifong Room was packed full for the Coming Out Party celebrating the newest addition to Lenoir Woods – a beautiful Yamaha baby grand piano. And it couldn’t have asked for better escorts for the evening, as University of Missouri Associate Professor of Piano Dr. Peter Miyamoto and his wife Ayako Tsuruta accepted the community’s […]