Monthly Archives: November 2013

Live Life to the Fullest! The Active Lifestyle at Lutheran Hillside Village

If you were to close your eyes and picture what a resident at a senior community looks like, chances are the image in your head wouldn’t look like Gary and Vickie Nixon. “Gary and I are 100-mile hikers several times over,” says Vickie, a retired secretary. “We’ve hiked all over the place from Wisconsin to […]

Bowling for Wellness! Roll a Few Frames for Affordable Housing Seniors

LSS Affordable Housing will be having a Bowling for Wellness event Sunday, Feb. 23, from 2-4 p.m. at Brunswick Zone Lakeside, 1254 Dougherty Ferry Road, Valley Park, MO. Proceeds will benefit LSS Affordable Housing’s Project Wellness, a program designed to help our residents be healthy, stay active, and live life to the fullest. We’re looking […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tickling the Ivories at Laclede Groves with Pianist Wil Rosin

When Wil Rosin first toured the grounds prior to moving in to Laclede Groves, you can almost imagine him laying eyes on the organ in the chapel, rubbing his chin, and saying, “Boy, that should come in handy.” Wil has been a pianist and an organist since he was a small boy growing up in […]

Where the Heart Is: Jim and Martha Holloway Found Home at Breeze Park

Over the years, Jim Holloway’s job moved him and his wife Martha all over the country. But home always traveled with them. “I was with the Burroughs Corporation, which was an accounting machine company and later a computing company,” he says. “I was sent to Chicago to work in sales promotion, then to Milwaulkee for […]

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 […]