Monthly Archives: May 2013

Law (School) & Order: Laclede Groves Sends Jurors for Mock Trials

They’re a yearly rite of passage for young law students at Washington University — mock trials, conducted in real courtrooms at the St. Louis County Courthouse, presided over by real judges. And while the cases aren’t real, the stakes are; these trials serve as the students’ final exams for those enrolled in the Trial Practice […]

Come Hear the Music Play: Cabaret for a Cause 2014 Raises $15,000 for Benevolent Care

The historic Peabody Opera House. Local jazz favorite Erin Bode. Amazing French cuisine. And a whole audience of smiles. It was an evening to remember May 17 as more than 150 friends and supporters of LSS turned out for an elegant evening in downtown St. Louis. Their generosity helped raise more than $15,000 to help […]

Congratulations to the Certified Dietary Managers Course Class of 2014!

For the second year, Lutheran Senior Services and Fontbonne University paired up to offer a special training course for dining services professionals to prepare them for certification as dietary managers. Graduation services — held May 22 at the LSS Home Office — marked the end of a yearlong process and the beginning of a new […]

Bringing Back the Roaring Twenties at the Affordable Housing Senior Prom

The residents and guests of Lutheran Senior Services’ Affordable Housing communities tripped the lights fantastic at their first-ever Senior Prom, held May 9 at The Village at Mackenzie Place. The dance floor was jumping all night long as the band belted out jazz, rock, and swing favorites from the last 50 years. Click below to […]

An Eyewitness At D-Day: Heisinger Bluffs Resident Dusty Rhoads

It’s been nearly seven decades since D-Day. As the years pass, first-hand accounts of the day that changed the course of history are becoming rare. But the events of June 6, 1944, are still fresh for Heisinger Bluffs resident Robert “Dusty” Rhoads. He was on one of more than 5,000 ships supporting the 4,000 ship-to-shore […]

Meramec Bluffs, Meet CityGarden

An elegant little urban playground nestled in the heart of downtown St. Louis, CityGarden features delightful art installations and well-manicured landscaping to delight the senses. Our residents took a leisurely tour of the place, and had a chance to sample the avant-garde hamburgers at Bailey’s Range restaurant while they were in the neighborhood! Click below […]

“Your Life is What You Choose”: A Day in the Life of Betty Biebel

Bible study. Water aerobics. Luncheons. Charity events. Choir performances. Library services. And those are just a few of the things Betty Biebel does ON campus at Meramec Bluffs. “I like to stay active,” Betty says, in what may be the understatement of the year. “No matter where you live, your life is what you choose […]

Digital Fever: Chellis DeFord is LHV’s Resident Technophile

The stockholders at Best Buy would LOVE Chellis DeFord. Sitting on his couch in front of his SmartTV, he opens up his Chrome Book laptop to check his email. On one side of him he has his Kindle Fire for reading eBooks. On the other side, he has his iPad. Chellis just has a natural […]

iPad Mania at Lutheran Hillside Village

As technology goes, the tablet computer has been adopted by consumers faster than any other computing device ever. That’s certainly true at Lutheran Hillside Village, where a growing number of tech-savvy residents can be seen around the halls checking their email and updating their Facebook statuses on mobile devices. One such touchscreen afficianado, Garland Criswell, […]

What Christians Do: Mel West Leads the Charge in Helping the Developing World

An afternoon spent talking with Lenoir Woods resident Mel West isn’t nearly long enough. You could listen to him talking about his career for hours and walk away with the impression that you’d barely scratched the surface. “I was in Atlanta a few months ago to help celebrate house number 800,000 for Habitat for Humanity,” […]