Monthly Archives: March 2013

Concordia Village’s Lothar Bacher: “My Wife Has a Right to Retire, Too!”

“You don’t want to think about getting old, but it’s something that happens”, says Lothar Bacher. “You think it happens to other people. But then one day you find yourself asking, ‘What do you mean I can’t walk up the steps anymore?’” He laughs. For Lothar and Alice Bacher, the house was becoming too much […]

Live Longer — Write Now! How Creative Writing Can Help Seniors Stay Healthy

There’s a long tradition of writers gathering to swap stories and feed on each other’s creative energy. At Lutheran Hillside Village, a senior living community in Peoria, Illinois, that tradition has taken the form of the Pen Souls. The members write in a wide range of styles on a wide range of topics. As a […]

Life in the Future: What’s the Big Deal about 3D Printing?

Do you have a printer for your home computer? Then you’re familiar with how it can take the two-dimensional words and pictures on your screen and turn them into a two-dimensional copy on paper. In the not-too-distant future, though, you might have to make room on your computer desk for a second printer — one […]

Who’s the Boss? A Growing Number of Self-Employed Retirees, That’s Who!

In his basement workshop, Ken Hinkle, 78, taps on the screen of his computer monitor. It is displaying his eBay homepage. His finger lands next to his seller rating: 100% positive after 3,000 transactions. “Not bad for an old guy,” he says with a laugh. A retired draftsman, Ken repairs and sells old film cameras […]

Happy Year of the Horse! Ringing in Chinese New Year at Meridian Village

Just about all that was missing from Meridian Village‘s Chinese New Year celebration was a giant 20-man dragon costume. On tap were great food, terrific company, unique decorations, and even highlights from the 2008 Beijing Olympics projected up on the big screen! Click below to see all the photos from the event. Meridian Village Chinese […]

KMOX’s Charlie Brennan Brings 250 Years of St. Louis Stories to Meramec Bluffs

Did you know St. Louis was founded by a 14-year-old? Or that it’s the hometown of the founder of Twitter? It’s all in “Amazing St. Louis: 250 Years of Great Tales and Curiosities”, a new book by KMOX broadcaster Charlie Brennan. Charlie stopped by Meramec Bluffs recently to share a few tall tales with our […]

How Hard Could It Be? Arm Knitting Comes to Lenoir Woods

Get a roomful of ladies who have been knitting since they were kids. Hand them a roll of yarn, tell them to make a scarf…and then take away their knitting needles. That’s what Lenoir Woods Activities Director Megan Lau did recently when she held a class on Arm Knitting — an unusual form of yarnwork […]

LHV’s Inaugural White Elephant Pizza Party Is a Huge Success

Who knew a few zany gag gifts and a table full of pizza could turn into such a laugh riot? Click below to see all the smiles at this super silly event! Lutheran Hillside Village White Elephant Pizza Party ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 19 Lutheran Hillside Village White Elephant Pizza Party ________________________ […]

KMOX’s Charlie Brennan Brings 250 Years of St. Louis Stories to Laclede Groves

Did you know St. Louis was founded by a 14-year-old? Or that it’s the hometown of the founder of Twitter? It’s all in “Amazing St. Louis: 250 Years of Great Tales and Curiosities”, a new book by KMOX broadcaster Charlie Brennan. Charlie stopped by Laclede Groves recently to share a few tall tales with our […]

Dancing Days Are Here Again: Heisinger Bluffs Celebrates Valentine’s Day

The residents and staff at Heisinger Bluffs pulled out all the stops for their Valentine’s Day dance, and they invited their friends from Jefferson City High School along for the fun! Click below to see all the photos from the event. Heisinger Bluffs Valentines Dance ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 18 Heisinger Bluffs […]