Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Heart of Our Community: Laclede Groves Opens Its New Town Center

Construction continues on Laclede Groves’ $50 million expansion project, but as the new independent living apartments and skilled nursing households keep going up and up, the community celebrated the first part of the project to open its doors. Located in the historic Lutheran Care Center building, the new Town Center hosts fitness rooms, art studios, […]

Art for the Ages: Scenes from Concordia Village’s First-Ever Art Show

Concordia Village is turning into a regular artists’ colony nestled in the heart of Springfield. Close to a dozen resident craftsmen and artists submitted works for the community’s first ever “Art for the Ages” art show last month. Click below to see images from the event. ________________________ We’d love to hear from you! Located in […]

Breeze Park’s Family Fun Day: Good Times and Good Eats for a Great Cause

Stuffed pig races, men on stilts, sketch artists, and a whole lot of fantastic barbecue…it was a celebration unlike any other as Breeze Park welcomed residents, staff, family, and friends to its first-ever Family Fun Day and BBQ. With lunch provided by Rib City and all proceeds going to LSS Benevolent Care, the day helped […]

The Classics: The Golden Gate Bridge

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. It’s one of the Wonders of the Modern World, and one […]

Blessed with Success: LSS Named America’s 9th Largest Nonprofit Senior Housing Network

Five years ago, Lutheran Senior Services was the 18th largest nonprofit senior network in the country according to financial investment firm Ziegler & Co. Last year, LSS broke into the top 10. And this year, it reached another milestone. In August, the 2012 Ziegler/LeadingAge 100 named the St. Louis-based organization the ninth largest multisite group […]

True Families Forming: Lenoir Woods Dedicates New Assisted Living

On September 6, Lenoir Woods held a festive dedication ceremony for Bradford Manor, the community’s new 40-apartment assisted living building. The crowd in Lenoir Woods’ community center was dotted with staff members and residents wearing the Manor’s distinctive red polo shirts, a visual indicator of their excitement about the new addition to LSS’ Columbia, Missouri, […]

Going Above & Beyond: Benevolent Lunch Just One Way LSS Is Embracing the Cause for Benevolent Care

Signs for Meridian Village‘s recent Benevolent Lunch proclaimed the tagline “We Are Family!” And there was certainly a family feel the day of the event, as organizers worked to create a meal that brought back memories of Sunday lunches at Grandma’s house. Nearly 220 grandparents, parents, and children gathered in Meridian Village’s dining room August […]

A Stitch in Time: Meridian Village’s Knitting Club Out To Do Real Good in Their Community

Now in their fifth year, Meridian Village‘s knitting club is in the business of doing some tangible good in their community. Working in partnership with Anderson Hospital, Baskets of Health, the Solace Foundation, and other local service organizations, this loosely organized group of craftswomen produce infant clothes, blankets, toys, and other handcrafts for people in […]

Cutting up at Meridian Village with Connie and Rosalee Bell

Two of the newest additions to Meridian Village are quickly getting a reputation as a couple of cut ups. We had a chance to sit down with Connie and Rosalie Bell in their tastefully appointed apartment for a brief chat on how they’re finding life in the Village. Meridian Village Explorer: So how did you […]

From India to Meramec Bluffs, Dick Vreeland’s Life Is Full of Transitions

Today, India is a global business powerhouse. But the foundations for that Asian nation’s current success were laid in decades past, and Meramec Bluffs resident Dick Vreeland had a front row seat. “I’m a missionary for the United Methodist Church,” Dick says. “My field is accounting. And the first assignment I had was to create […]