Monthly Archives: October 2012

Hospice: It’s About How You Live

Cheri Murphy, RN, Director of Lutheran Senior Services Hospice Hospice care is a health care service that is misunderstood and underutilized during the last months of life. As the director of Lutheran Senior Services Hospice, I’ve seen first-hand, many times, the difference this care can make.  When people are asked what they know about Hospice, […]

Expanding On Tradition: Laclede Groves Completes its $50 Million Rejuvenation Project

New apartments. New care households. A new Town Centre. It’s like a whole new Laclede Groves, and the community came together Oct. 24 to celebrate the completion of its four-year-long, $50 million rejuvenation project. Residents, staff, family members, and local dignitaries filled the historic Laclede Groves chapel for a special ceremony to rededicate the Laclede […]

Meridian’s Got Talent! Residents and Staff Take Center Stage for the Meridian Village Talent Show

Ukulele players, men’s choirs, comedic skits, line dancing, poetry readings…Meridian Village’s first-ever talent show was an eclectic affair to say the least! Residents from around the community packed the Bistro Room to see their friends and neighbors in the spotlight, sharing their A material. And while every act got a little love from the audience, […]

All Aboard! Meramec Bluffs Residents Cruise Up the Mississippi

It was a wet and wild ride aboard the Spirit of Peoria recently for forty residents from Meramec Bluffs. This paddlewheel steamship takes regular excursions up the Mississippi River, providing music and information about the local area over the loudspeakers as the tour goes along. “We really enjoyed hanging out on deck…until it started to […]

LSS Road Trip 2013: A Beautiful Autumn in New England

The call of the open road! It’s a siren song for many Lutheran Senior Services residents. That’s why this October LSS introduced its first travel adventure — a five-star tour of the New England states. Facilitated by Collette Vacations, this six-day vacation featured visits to historic sites, up-close looks at cultural touchstones, and plenty of […]

Groaners and Eye-Rollers Abound at the Tacky Wacky Fashion Show

As master of ceremonies, Lutheran Hillside Village’s Director of Stewardship Phil King did his best to bring a touch of gravitas to LHV’s Tacky Wacky Fashion Show, but with ensembles like ___’s ____ (complete with ___ and ___), there was only so much Phil could do. Of course, some events don’t need a whole lot […]

This Month in American History: The Gettysburg Address

“Four score and seven years ago…” What school kid doesn’t know the beginning to the most famous political address in American history? On the afternoon of Thursday, Nov. 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln addressed a crowd gathered for the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. There, he delivered a speech notable both […]

Lenoir Woods Breaks Ground on its New Memory Care Expansion

For Lenoir Woods, October 1, 2013, was the latest landmark date in a long string of recent milestones. Two years ago, our community began work on an ongoing $50 million rejuvenation project. Last year, we opened Bradford Manor, our new assisted living neighborhood built on the revolutionary new household model. But on Oct. 1 this […]

That’s Amore! Everyone Is in Love with Karaoke at Heisinger Bluffs

It all started in the Care Center one day. “I bought a little karaoke machine and brought it in with me,” says Rita Rivera, the Life Enhancement Coordinator for Heisinger Bluffs’ skilled nursing area. “We had a good time, playing around with it, but the screen was small, and the residents couldn’t really get into […]

Heaven on Wheels: Residents Crown the Winner of the First-Ever Concordia Village Car Show

Concordia Village’s front parking lot became a veritable automotive museum September 25, as members of both the Cool Cruisers and the 66 Cruisers car clubs brought their vintage rides to show off to the residents and staff. For the two clubs, it’s a delight to preserve and restore aging cars to their former glory, and […]