Monthly Archives: May 2012

24/7 Fitness, Right Next Door: Introducing LHV’s New Wellness Gym

Can’t sleep? If you’re a resident at Lutheran Hillside Village, you can always pop down to the 24-hour wellness gym and do a few laps on the stationary bike, lift some weights, or even play a couple of sets in Wii Tennis! “I’m really excited about having this room,” says Sarah Wozniak, LHV’s activity director. […]

“Everything Just Fell Into Place”: How Betty and John Made the Most of a Time of Transition

A year ago, Betty and John Haddock were going through a time of transition. “John’s doctor asked him to give up driving because of health reasons,” Betty recalls. The couple was starting to rely more and more on their kids for help. “We got an invitation to a luncheon here, and I remember John saying, […]

Benefactors Luncheon 2012: Lutheran Convalescent Home Auxiliary Fundraising for 2012 Tops $40,000

Each year, the Lutheran Convalescent Home Auxiliary invites its chief supporters to a special thank-you luncheon to celebrate a year of fundraising. Held at Greenbriar Country Club, this year’s Benefactors Luncheon saw Auxiliary member Anita Trautmann present Lutheran Senior Services President John Kotovsky with a check for $41,981 to support older adults who have outlived […]

Take Me Out to the Ballgame! Dinner Out at Heisinger Bluffs

As St. Louis continues to dominate the division, there was a lot to celebrate at Heisinger Bluffs’ recent “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” cookout, held in the central courtyard. Activities staff cooked up burgers and dogs while residents swapped stories around the picnic tables about favorite ballpark memories. Meanwhile, volunteers from Lincoln University’s Alpha […]

The Classics: Ella Fitzgerald

Say it loud and say it proud: “I’m not getting older. I’m getting better!” In the spirit of aging beautifully, we present a year-long series on The Classics ­— books, movies, cars, and music that just get better and better as time goes by. Ask anyone who’s heard her sing — there’s only one Ella […]

Doris’ Big Island Adventure Started at Heisinger Bluffs

When Doris Wyrick sold her house in Jefferson City, she never dreamed it would be the first step on her journey to Hawaii. “After my husband passed away, I lived alone in my house for four years as a widow,” she says. “I was still driving, and I had wonderful neighbors, but the house was […]

Baseball & Bravery: How Julie Helped Clarence Get His Life Back [VIDEO]

Working with seniors isn’t always easy for caregivers. At LSS, nurses and aides come to see their role as more than a job — for them, it’s a calling to make a real impact on the lives of the people they serve. And while that calling can sometimes bring difficulty and heartache, those hard times […]