Monthly Archives: August 2015

3 Things to Know This Week: August 31st

1. Moving Mountains Continent’s highest peak to be renamed from Mount McKinley To Denali. Efforts to change the mountain’s name back to Denali date back to 1975. The White House says changing the name back “recognizes the sacred status of Denali to generations of Alaska Natives.”  Read More… 2. Erika to Unleash Flooding Downpours Across Florida While […]

Volunteer Profile: Linda Lewis

Linda Lewis had a heart for Senior Connections ever since she heard the startling fact that many seniors in communities receive few or no visitors. “I was blessed with parents who were still very independent and active, and found it so sad. I knew I had to act!” says Linda. As a friendly visitor for […]

Welcome REACH Short Stay Rehabilitation – West County

Lutheran Senior Services (LSS) welcomed REACH Short Stay Rehabilitation – West County to the LSS family with a service of new beginnings on Thursday, August 20, 2015. “We see this as a partnership,” said Mercy Hospital St. Louis President, Jeff Johnston. “Both Mercy and LSS have a tradition of mission, faith, and quality care which […]

3 Things to Know This Week

1. It Is the Season for Cons in Home Repairs “Woodchucks” as they’re known, search for older adults and people with diminished capacity. They usually start with a knock on the door and an offer to trim trees (hence, the name). Once they find a good victim, they hit repeatedly, doing the same unnecessary repairs […]

A Splash with River Kayaking

The serene water, cool weather, and a bright sun made the perfect backdrop for a day of kayaking. Meridian Village residents joined 209 kayakers (and four dogs!) for a kayaking event sponsored by the Maryville Parks and Rec Department. Following a safety course and lifejacket fitting, the Meridian Village residents went to the lake, gathering […]

Burning the Midnight Oil – Trip to the Chinese Lantern Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Strolling through the garden lanes, 46 residents from Meramec Bluffs enjoyed the stunning visual installations at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Lantern Festival. Crafted of silk, steel, porcelain, and recyclable materials – these large artistic pieces are scattered all over the Garden, lighting up the summer nights. “We went in the early evening so that we […]

Line Em’ Up! Line Dancing Breaks out at Breeze Park

Feet stomp and tap in time to the beat. A call to grapevine to the left before heading back to the right comes over the music while the song begins to build. And then everyone joins together, feet kicking up towards to ceiling. Line dancing amongst Breeze Park residents is a heart-pumping activity. It turns […]

Book Lovers Rejoice – Lenoir Woods Holds Successful Book Sale

Avid readers, bibliophiles, book worms, book-a-holics, and book lovers were delighted to find the Lenoir Woods book sale packed with works of fiction, non-fiction, bibliographies, science fiction, religion, and mystery. “The Lenoir Woods library receives 98% of our books through donations,” said Priscilla Farrall, Chair of the Lenoir Woods Library Committee. “They’ve trickled in from […]

Who Done It? Mystery Murder at Sea

It started out as a lovely evening. Captain Michael Von Ammon had invited numerous people for a pleasure cruise, including Laclede Groves and a number of the captain’s friends, family members, and business associates, as well as the crew of the captain’s 60-foot yacht, the Elizabeth May. But oh no! A tropical storm rolled in, […]

Summertime Shrimp Boil

  It’s simple. Throw red potatoes, shrimp, sausage, and corn in one pot, gather a bunch of friends together, and you have yourself a memorable summer evening. Shrimp Boils are southern in origin, but made their way up to Springfield, Illinois, for a special gathering of future residents in the newest addition of Concordia Village. […]