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January Is “Get Organized” Month! 5 Tips to Help Get Your House in Order

by Joy Brother, Director Move-In Resources and Hidden Gems Resale Perhaps you have made a New Year’s resolution to get better organized, or perhaps you are thinking about downsizing and preparing yourself for a more manageable living space. Here are five super simple habits that you can incorporate into your daily life to make 2014 […]

Life in the Future: A Look at All Yesterday’s Tomorrows!

Today, we carry powerful computers in our pockets, built right into our cell phones. We have a space station flying over our heads, and robots are slowly making their way into our jobs, our homes, and even our cars! There’s no doubt about it — we’re living in the future. And so, we’re kicking off […]

“Welcome to China, Mr. George”: World Travelers George & Phyllis Burdette Settle in at LHV

George Burdette is a retired associate superintendent for Peoria public schools. His wife Phyllis is a retired school nurse. Education is very important to both of them for obvious reasons. But they learned a lot more from their travels around the world than they ever did in a classroom. “We had a couple we used […]

This Month in American History: Man Learns to Fly

“If man were meant to fly,” the old adage contends, “he’d have been born with wings.” On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright proved that folk saying to be woefully shortsighted, as the two brothers successfully piloted a powered, fixed-wing aircraft on four successful test flights. Financed by bicycle sales conducted through their shop […]

Paul and Vicky Davis: “We Made This Move for Each Other.”

Do you like Progresso Soup? For a lot of years, it was Paul Davis you could thank for that. “I was director of quality control for Pet Incorporated,” Paul says. “It’s a food products company. We owned brands like Progresso, Musselmans, and Old El Paso.” Paul oversaw 27 production plants around the United States on […]

Reel Life: This New Year, Look Ahead to a Cinematic Retirement

As frost gathers on the windowsill and we spend more time indoors, there’s often time to reflect. We find ourselves asking questions, upon beginning a new year: How did last year go? Am I happy with where I am? Where am I going in the year to come? And perhaps most importantly, what’s playing at […]

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 […]

Hidden Lake Celebrates Five Years of Benevolent Brunch

For its fifth anniversary, the 2013 Hidden Lake Benevolent Brunch was a true celebration. The staff of LSS’ north St. Louis county community served 433 meals and raised just over $20,000 from ticket sales, direct gifts, and the Silent Auction items. Plus, the residents and staff worked together on a special Fifth Anniversary Legacy Campaign […]

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 […]