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Mr. Roboto, RN — Why We’re Talking About Robot Caregivers for Seniors

Before we talk about robots, let’s talk about the flying car. From “The Jetsons” to “Back to the Future” and beyond, the flying car has long been the quintessential American vision of what the future would (and should) look like. Recently, the Pew Research Center asked 1,000 U.S. residents what they thought about various futuristic […]

Fran Reinagel: Meet Meridian Village’s Very Own “Ace of Cakes”

If you watch television at all, chances are you’ve seen ads for at least one show dedicated to the art of cake decoration. Well, long before “Ace of Cakes” went on the air, Fran Reinagel had been there and done that. For 25 years, Fran was the head of “Fran’s Cake Decorating,” a small business […]

Basketweaving at Laclede Groves: An Old Artform in a Brand New Space

Basketweaving is among the oldest artforms in the world, dating back more than 12,000 years. But today at Laclede Groves, residents like Marlene Bohrer, Marie Dunz, Elaine Hilgeman, Marilyn King, and Virginia Moellenhoff are enjoying this most ancient of handicrafts in Laclede Groves’ brand new beautiful arts studio. Built as part of the recent community […]

“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 […]

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, […]

America’s Three Most Beautiful Camping Spots, According to Lois Templeton

Looking to do some camping this summer? Before picking a destination, you’d be wise to talk to Lois Templeton. “Before I moved to Breeze Park,” Lois says, “my husband John and I did a lot of camping and traveling. We went all over the country in a camper, and let me tell you — there […]

Dog Days at Lenoir Woods

May 8 will go down in history at Lenoir Woods as the day the place went to the dogs. The community snipped the ribbon on its brand new dog park — a sun-dappled stretch of wooded grassland perfect for playing fetch with your four-legged friend. Many of our residents (human and canine alike) turned out […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fun in the Sun…Without the Sun! Rain Sends the Meridian Village Luau Indoors

A perfectly timed deluge sent the organizers of this year’s Meridian Village luau scrambling to relocate at the last moment…but between the musical stylings of the Ocean Trio Band and some top-notch work by the dining services team, the luau couldn’t have been any more of a success. Click below to see images from the […]