Monthly Archives: September 2015

Partner Profile: The United Way

United Way of Greater St. Louis mobilizes the community with one goal in mind — helping people live their best possible lives. They do this through efficiently raising and allocating funds to support a strong network of quality agencies and services, providing information, management, and technical resources, identifying critical and unmet needs, and building collaboration […]

3 Things to Know This Week: September 28th

UN summit approves 15-year blueprint to eradicate extreme poverty and combat climate change With the bang of a gavel, international leaders approved an ambitious 15-year plan Friday to tackle the world’s biggest problems, from eradicating poverty to preserving the planet to reducing inequality. Now comes the tough part: Drumming up support and money to achieve […]

3 Things to Know this Week: September 21st

Why Ikea Causes So Much Relationship Tension The stylish, idealized home in the store’s showroom “literally becomes a map of a relationship nightmare,” says one psychologist. But why, exactly, is assembling flat-packed furniture so contentious for couples? Why do conversations about sofas so often lead down such dark corridors? Read more… Volkswagen Stock Plummets As […]

Walk This Way: Join LSS at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, the […]

Partner Profile: Animal Protection Agency of Missouri

The Animal Protection Agency of Missouri is dedicated to bringing people and pets together, advancing humane education, and creating programs beneficial to the human/animal bond. Recently LSS and the APA have partnered together to bring APA qualified pet visitors (and their human family members) to older adults who have few or no visitors within the […]

Senior Connections Partners with Animal Protective Association of Missouri!

LSS’ Senior Connections program and the Animal Protective Association of Missouri (APA) have a vision – increase the number of pets visiting senior living communities. In the week before Grandparent’s Day, Jennifer Blome of the APA and pet visitors took to the airwaves announcing a partnership between the two organizations and raise awareness about the […]

Volunteer Profile: Joan

When Joan signed up two years ago to volunteer with hospice, she said it was because she wanted to give back to a program that helped her with a family member a few years ago. Now two years later, Joan admits that she believes she gets as much out of her visits as the hospice […]

Celebrating with the Celebration Belle

An excursion cruise featuring the sound of the waves, beautiful sunlight, good food, and an Elvis impersonator can’t equal anything but a fantastic trip. Lutheran Hillside Village residents boarded for a day trip through the Quad Cities on the Celebration Belle with a Classic Oldies theme “It was just a wonderful day,” said Donna Norman, […]

Heisinger Bluffs residents are heading back to school!

Heisinger Bluffs residents are heading back to school! As a part of the University of Missouri Extension and the Bernard Osher Foundation, those who are looking to broaden their knowledge, or maybe just miss the classroom, are gearing up for the 2015 – 2016 school year. “Learning has no age restriction,” said Ashley Drewel, Health […]