Breeze Park

Breeze Park

St. Charles Missouri

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Breeze Park (map)
600 Breeze Park Dr.
St. Charles, MO 63304
636.939.5223

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Breeze Park: St. Charles’ Premier
Independent Senior Living Community

Tired of cutting grass? Want more time to do what you love most? At Breeze Park, you’re invited to embrace active, enriching retirement living, free from the hassles that come with maintaining a household.

Choose between our distinctive patio homes and senior apartments to find an option that best suits your lifestyle. However you choose, life at Breeze Park puts you right in the thick of it — on-site dining, stellar services and amenities, a wide assortment of recreation activities, and a community of good friends to share them with, all in the heart of St. Charles, MO 63304.

So come join us where value and peace of mind are part of everyday living. Call 636.939.5223 or e-mail us to learn more.

 

retirement community St. CharlesChoice. Comfort. Convenience.

At Breeze Park, our personal services and on-site conveniences are designed to support you as you discover the possibilities of retirement living. Our spacious senior apartments and patio homes are perfect for pursuing a stimulating, independent lifestyle filled with endless opportunities for fun and friendship. You’re sure to feel right at home the moment you walk in the door.

There are many special and unique features offered at Breeze Park, including:

  • Diverse social, cultural, and educational services all year round
  • Active senior living with a sense of community and friendship
  • A wide range of onsite health care services for mind, body, and soul
  • Full service building, grounds, and appliance maintenance
  • Exceptional housekeeping services
  • A community center with regularly scheduled activities for many different interests
  • A variety of patio home and apartment floorplans to choose from
  • Many utility costs included
  • Superb dining services with options to fit your lifestyle
  • Beautiful countryside surroundings
  • Move-In Resources to assist you with the moving process
  • Financial options – a range of payment plans to suit your needs
  • Close proximity to historic St. Charles, with its quaint shops, great restaurants, golf courses, cultural and artistic activities, and hiking and biking trails
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • On-site transportation services, beauty shop, and barber shop
  • A faith-inspired community with an on-site chaplain and spiritual services

 

Health Care

Breeze Park is a continuing care retirement community, offering a full range of licensed health services. This includes assisted living, memory care assisted living, skilled nursing, and our REACH Short Stay Rehabilitation program. To learn more about the scope of our health care programs, click here.

 

Recreation

Our full time recreation staff is always coming up with fun and exciting new day trips, games, celebrations, and opportunities for live entertainment right here on campus. Plus, Breeze Park is home to a wide variety of clubs, from community government to volunteer groups to our award-winning water volleyball team. We’re here to make sure you’re having a great time!

Wellness activities abound as well – be sure to make use of our senior-friendly fitness equipment, indoor swimming pool, outdoor walking paths, and year-round exercise programs. All of these come together through our REACH Wellness program, which incorporates health clinics and short-term therapies.

 

Dining

senior meals St. CharlesOur dining services staff works to provide a variety of dishes to excite every palate. From home cooking to more exotic cuisine, there’s always something new to try, and something familiar to savor.

Independent living residents can enjoy lunch or dinner in our beautifully appointed dining rooms, or take a meal back to enjoy in the comfort of their own homes. Our attentive dining services staff is always ready to assist you!

 

Pastoral Care

faith-based senior livingAt the heart of Breeze Park’s philosophy of service is our Christian mission: Older Adults Living Life to the Fullest. Here, we honor and cherish people of all faiths, respecting their beliefs and helping them stay in touch with their personal faith practices.

We strive to serve the entire person—body, mind, and soul. To that end, we have a full time chaplain on staff to host weekly worship services, teach Bible classes, and to provide spiritual support when needed.

 

 

retirement home St. Charles missouriOur Promise To You

As part of Lutheran Senior Services, Breeze Park is backed by one of the largest, most financially stable not-for-profit senior care networks in the country. With a 150-year tradition of excellence, we set out to create the highest quality Continuing Care Retirement Communities possible, with a full array of personalized features to customize the retirement living experience for each person.

Breeze ParkWe look forward to showing you our beautiful campus here in St. Charles. At Breeze Park, we’re more than a retirement home — we’re a community of close friends.

 

Virtual Tours

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Floorplans

Retire in style — Breeze Park offers a variety of floorplans for apartment homes and patio homes. Click on the floorplans below to enlarge images of a few samples.

 

Apartment Homes

Patio Homes

senior health care St. Charles moHealthcare

Breeze Park offers a full continuum of options for retirement living, from independent living and assisted living to memory care and skilled nursing, plus short stay rehabilitation. To learn more about any of the health care options listed below, click here.

 

REACH Short Stay

If you need short-term rehabilitation following a qualifying hospital stay, you can find it in our REACH Short Stay program. Here, you can benefit from our team of licensed nurses, therapists, nutritional managers, social service workers, and chaplains as you work to reach your highest potential. Click here to learn more.

 

Assisted Living

Need a little extra help to maintain your independence? We offer private assisted living apartments featuring access to our friendly, professional nursing staff. Here, residents find help with personal care, medication assistance, weekly housekeeping, linen service, and three daily meals. Click here to learn more.

 

Memory Care Assisted Living

Our neighborhood provides assisted living apartments created especially for residents living with early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease or other memory impairments. We offer all the amenities of our assisted living in an innovative living space. Click here to learn more.

 

Skilled Nursing

Breeze Park provides private rooms, companion rooms, and companion suites for residents who need 24-hour professional nursing care. Our care center features on-call nursing assistance, licensed medication management, an incontinence care program, and medical director oversight. Click here to learn more.

 

The Lifestyle at
Breeze Park

What does an active lifestyle look like at Breeze Park? What do you want it to look like?

When you choose a maintenance-free lifestyle at Breeze Park, you get to leave the hassles and headaches of maintaining property to us. That leaves you free to pursue all the things you love.

Just think — what would you do if you didn’t have to spend all your time keeping the house in order? Spend more time with family and friends? Volunteer at your church? Work on your hobbies? Kick back and relax? Here, all your options are open.

 

Recreation at Breeze Park

Our recreation team designs a unique and varied calendar of events each month, with an eye toward helping you expand your horizons socially, culturally, spiritually, and educationally.

There’s always something happening at Breeze Park, from exercise classes in the pool to discussion groups in the Chapel, from movie nights in the Media Room to shopping trips off campus. And if there’s ever something you want to do that’s not on the calendar, let us know! We’re always looking for new ideas.

 

Dining at Breeze Park

One of the most popular features of life at Breeze Park is our fabulous on-site dining. Our attentive dining services staff is always ready to assist you! Residents in our independent living apartments and patio homes can enjoy meals in our beautifully appointed dining room or packaged to go, with meal plans included in their monthly service fee.

 

Plenty of Fun Just Around the Corner

Located in the heart of Saint Charles, Missouri, Breeze Park is just a short drive from everywhere. St. Charles and its neighboring communities offer a wealth of cultural attractions, dining, shopping, golf, and medical facilities. Click below to see what St. Charles and its sister cities have to offer.

Stories

Welcome to Breeze Park

 

Masterpiece Living: Valuing Gray


 

Lorraine McCracken

homes for seniorsLorraine McCracken has been proving skeptics wrong her entire life. “I was born blind,” says Lorraine, who now makes her home at Breeze Park. “There are always people who believe blind people can’t learn to do things,” she says with a smile that speaks volumes. “It blows their mind.”

“I’ve always been very independent,” she says. That’s one reason Lorraine chose to retire at Breeze Park. Her apartment there offers her the greatest possible amount of independence, while still giving her easy access to a helping hand or two when she needs it. “For example,” she says, “I’m not a good cook. Everyone’s got different talents, but cooking isn’t one of mine. I ‘nuke’ everything. But here, I don’t have to worry about it—I just go to the dining room.”

“I love it here,” she says. “It’s such a warm place. Everyone’s accepted me.”

And, every once in a while, Lorraine doesn’t mind blowing a mind or two among her new neighbors. “Sometimes when I’m out and about, I’ll still hear people say, ‘Isn’t she amazing? How does she do that?'” Lorraine says with a laugh.

 

 

Ernestine Moves Forward

 

Milt Freivogel

homes for seniorsShortly after Milt and Marilyn Freivogel moved to Breeze Park, his wife Marilyn was transferred into the care center. “I had about three months where my wife was over there,” he says. “Our moving here actually worked out perfectly; she got the care she needed, and I was able to walk out the back door of the independent living area and go to see her every day.”

At the end of those three months, Marilyn passed away. Fortunately, Milt was surrounded by a host of new friends they’d made in their short time living at Breeze Park.

“While Marilyn was in the care center, I spent my evenings and nights by myself,” Milt says. “If you spend all that time in your apartment, all you can do is sit around and think. So, after Marilyn passed, I decided to get out and do as much as I could.”

Fortunately, Breeze Park had a lot of activities for Milt to choose from. He became a regular at the community’s parties, trivia nights, out-trips, and card games. “When you go to those types of events, you have a better chance to make friends with people than just hanging around the normal settings,” he says. “There are plenty of opportunities to get to know people here. You have the ability to get out and do more if you want. This was definitely a good move.”

 

 

Gloria McKean

homes for seniorsWhen Gloria McKean retired at 56 years old from Southwestern Bell she felt that she was too young to just sit in a rocking chair. “I had to do something!” she says.

Gloria used that same strategy when she started looking for an independent living community. “Breeze Park has so much for me to do right now, but it also has assisted living, nursing care, and memory care if the future ever calls for it. That was important to me because I’m single and I didn’t want someone else to make that sort of decision for me in the future.”

While she’s keeping an eye on tomorrow, Gloria is having a great time in the here and now. “I’ve met a lot of great people here, and there is so much to do. There is an onsite movie theater where we watched the World Series last year. The exercise program here has been great too. I wasn’t exercising before I came here but now I take exercise classes, balance classes and classes on ways to deal with arthritis.”

“I do have a rocking chair in my back room,” she says with a grin, “but I don’t spend much time in it.”

 

 

Betty and John Haddock

homes for seniorsA year ago, Betty and John Haddock were going through a time of transition. “John’s doctor asked him to give up driving because of health reasons,” Betty recalls. The couple was starting to rely more and more on their kids for help. “We got an invitation to a luncheon here, and I remember John saying, ‘Maybe we ought to check this Breeze Park out.’ Everything just fell into place after that.”

Hearing the Haddocks remember their move as just ‘falling into place’ is something from which Ruth Jayne takes great pride. A member of Lutheran Senior Services’ Move-In Resources team, Ruth goes to great lengths to make sure new residents’ first experiences at Breeze Park are as smooth and carefree as they can be.

“Ruth started working before she left our condo after our first meeting,” Betty says. “She was just wonderful. She does so many things you don’t even think about. I was always saying, ‘Well, I didn’t expect this!’ The cable company was giving John a hard time, and Ruth helped get that squared away,” Betty says. “It’s those little things than mean a lot when you’re under stress making a change.”

“When we moved in, she even left us lunch in the refrigerator,” John says. “I give her an A+!”

 

 

Anne Alexander

AnneAlexanderStoriesTab“I’m a big fan of Breeze Park,” says Anne Alexander, then adds with a laugh, “Obviously! I’m here all the time, and I don’t even live here yet.”

Anne and her husband Rich are members of Breeze Park’s Future Residency Program, and as such, they’re becoming familiar faces around campus. “I’m usually here at least three days a week,” she says. “I come for swimming classes Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and then I wind up coming back if they have something else going on that catches my eye. They have luncheons for us in the FRP, they have events for people in the fitness programs. There’s a lot going on out here!”

And now that Anne is getting involved with the Turtles — Breeze Park’s water volleyball team — it seems she’ll be around even more.
 
 

Remarkable Care

Jim and Martha Holloway

HollowaysStoriesTabOver the years, Jim Holloway’s job moved him and his wife Martha all over the country. But home always traveled with them.

Martha, of course, was with him every step of the way his wife, making sure their three girls had a warm, happy home life, whether home was in New Jersey, Kentucky, or any points in between. “We’d moved so many times it didn’t matter which house we were in,” Martha says. Her meaning was clear: so long as they had family, home was wherever they found themselves.

In the end, the Holloways found themselves in St. Louis, where Jim wound up retiring. But they didn’t stay put for long. “We had a pretty large home and a boat in Lake St. Louis,” he says, “and that got to be too much of an effort to keep up.” So, after 14 years living in a villa, they began making some new plans for the future.

“We were still driving,” Martha says, “but we knew sometime that wouldn’t be a possibility anymore. With our kids spread around as they are, we didn’t want to put a burden on our one child who lives locally to have to come and take care of us.”

That’s when they found Breeze Park. “We just felt that this offered a style of living that would help us to still be independent and do the right thing for the girls, too,” says Jim.
 
 

Dottie Speckert

DottieSpekertStoriesTabFor Dottie Speckert, travel has always been a way of life. The 89-year-old Breeze Park resident has journeyed thousands of miles in search of people, of adventure, of experience.

When Dottie’s husband passed away, the free-spirited globetrotting slowed, but not Dottie’s quest for new experiences. Nine years ago, she began searching for a new home because the large suburban house she had shared with her husband was more responsibility than she wanted: “I had a big house and a big yard, with a lot of work to it. My grandson lives in New Melle. I lived in South County, which is pretty far away, so I wanted to make it easier on him by moving closer.”

Her search for a new home ended at Breeze Park, but not her adventures. Dottie plunged into community activities, including community trips with her new neighbors. She became an active member of the community’s book club, craft circle, knitting and crocheting groups, and she served as welcoming committee chairperson for Breeze Park for four years.

Dottie’s travels may be closer to her Breeze Park home now, but the adventure never ends for this active explorer. “Now, the furthest I go is Branson,” she says. “I love to travel, but now I let the entertainment come to me. I love my trips with my Breeze Park folks.”
 
 

Dale Diller

DaleDillerStoriesTabAfter 32 years working for the Post Office, Dale Diller has every right to enjoy putting his feet up.

“I was a letter carrier for 18 years,” he says, enjoying his easy chair and ottoman in the front room of his patio home at Breeze Park. “After that, I was a supervisor for the rest of my carrier.”

But Dale isn’t all that interested in talking about his time in the Post Office. After all, that was just one chapter in his life. “I’ve been retired almost as long as I spent working,” he says, then adds with a grin. “I think I like retirement better.”

Breeze Park’s full continuum of services was attractive to Dale, in particular — he liked having assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing right on campus. “Hey, I’m 88 years old,” Dale says. “Everyone wants to go with their boots on, but at some point you have to think about the fact that maybe you’ll end up needing extra help some day.”

As you can imagine, it’s not easy to find new ways to stay busy when you’ve been retired for as long as Dale has. Which is another reason he likes Breeze Park.

While much of the Dillers’ old social life is still in North County, they’re finding all kinds of ways to build a new one. “Our two neighbors have just adopted us,” Dale says. “They take us to dinner, they take us on activities…we’re always busy. You just can not participate in all the things they have to do here.”
 
 

retirement living 63304Greetings!

Welcome to Breeze Park! We offer seniors an active lifestyle and the peace of mind that comes with knowing that help is available if you need it. Located two miles north of I-64 in St. Charles County, Missouri, our personal services and on-site conveniences help you lead a maintenance-free lifestyle. When you arrive at Breeze Park, you’ll feel right at home.

As part the of Lutheran Senior Services family of communities, we combine a faith-based approach and a respect and dignity for all who call Breeze Park home. Whether you or your loved one is looking for a maintenance-free, independent living apartment or patio home or requires varying stages of assistance, Breeze Park is the senior living community to select. Please contact us with questions or to set up a time to visit. We look forward to meeting you!

Tammy Hempen
Executive Director

 

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Tammy Hempen
Executive Director
ph 636.720.3384
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The Executive Director for Breeze Park, Tammy Hempen has been in long term care since 1993 when she started out as a Dining Server in a local retirement community. She earned a Bachelors of Science in Health Administration from Truman State University and a Masters of Science in Health Services Management from Lindenwood University. She joined Breeze Park in 2007 as the Care Center Administrator and became the Executive Director in 2010. She lives in St. Peters, Missouri with her husband Chris, daughter Mackenzie, and cat Snickers.

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Holly Stevens
Care Center Administrator
ph 636.720.3080
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Care Center Administrator for Breeze Park since 2012, Holly Stevens holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Missouri - Columbia and a Master of Business Administration degree from Lindenwood University. She brings more than 20 years of management experience to the position of Care Center Administrator, with more than a decade of that spent in the health care field. She joined the Breeze Park team in July 2008 as the Human Resources director, and she currently lives in St. Peters, Missouri, with her husband, son, daughter, and dog Sparky.

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Michele Quillo
Senior Living Counselor
ph 636.720.3084
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Part of the Lutheran Senior Services family for over 20 years, Michele Quillo began her career at Hidden Lake as the office manager in 1990 and later moved into the marketing department. In September 1993, Michele joined the Breeze Park staff. Michele has a bachelor's degree in administration of justice from the University of Missouri at St. Louis. She lives in O'Fallon and has two college-age daughters.

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Rachel Travis
Director of Nursing (RN)
ph 636.720.3090
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Rachel Travis is the Director of Nursing at Breeze Park. Having obtained a Licensed Practical Nurse degree in 1998, an Associate Degree in Nursing in 2004, and a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator license in 2014, Rachel has over 21 years of experience Alongside her team, she enjoys serving older adults at Breeze Park with innovation and expertise. Rachel has four children, one granddaughter and currently resides in Dardenne Prairie, MO.

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Suzanne Correnti
Director of Dining Services
ph 636.720.3086
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Director of Dining Services for Breeze Park since 2006, Suzanne Correnti is a registered and licensed dietitian. She graduated from Fontbonne University with a bachelor's degree in dietetics and has her master’s of business administration from Fontbonne. Suzanne has worked in school food service, acute care, and long-term care and brings more than 20 years experience in the food and nutrition to Breeze Park.

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Kim Staten
Director of Human Resources
ph 636.720.0350
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Kim joined Lutheran Senior Services in July 2012. She brings over 20 years of Human Resources experience to her position, having worked in the finance, healthcare, insurance, and childcare industries. She received her Master’s degree in Human Resources Management from Webster University and her Bachelor’s degree from The University of Kansas. She lived in Atlanta for six years where she advanced her HR career before returning to St. Louis in 2001. Kim has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Phoenix and enjoys conducting workshops on Job Readiness Preparation.

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Diana Maciariello
Director of Health Services
ph 636.720.3096
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Diane Maciariello has been in senior living for over 48 years, 18 of those years as a part of Lutheran Senior Services. Having studied at St. Frances School of Practical Nursing, Diane is passionate about senior living. Born in Cinti, Ohio, Diana has lived in St. Louis for 27 years and resides in Chesterfield. She has 4 grown children and 3 adorable grandchildren and loves spending time with family.

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Rev. David Stratmann
Chaplain
ph 636.720.3093
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Rev. David T. Stratmann was issued a Call to serve the residents of Breeze Park in 2014. Prior to that, he had been serving Emmaus Lutheran Church in Dorsey, Illinois. A graduate of Forest Park Community College, the University of Missouri, Concordia Seminary, Rev. Stratmann did his vicarage at Lutheran Senior Services’ Laclede Groves campus prior to his ordination in 2010 at Emmaus Lutheran. He and his wife Christine are the parents of one son and one daughter.

Volunteering:
Giving A Gift of Time

At Breeze Park, service-minded individuals find many opportunities to give of their time and talents. We match each volunteer with residents and their families depending upon skills, interests, and availability.

Volunteering can include any number of activities, including:

  • Clerical work
  • Assistance with resident activities
  • Support for special events and fundraisers

If you are interested in volunteering at Breeze Park, click here to email our volunteer coordinator.

 

Giving a Gift of Treasure

Our parent organization, Lutheran Senior Services, is a not-for-profit organization built on financial stability and sound stewardship. We invite you to support us in our mission of service by making a gift through the LSS Living Foundation.

Your help will advance our Christian mission of honoring and cherishing those we serve. Your gift will be used to directly help older adults living life to the fullest.

So make your legacy part of the Lutheran Senior Services legacy - give today or contact our stewardship director for free and confidential advice about how your gift can help others.

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For More Information, Call...

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Al Koepke
Director of Stewardship
ph 636.939.5223, Ext. 2302
AKoepke@LSSLiving.org

As Director of Stewardship for Breeze Park, Al Koepke brings over 20 years of experience in the area of Christian stewardship and planned giving. As we all live longer, the desire to meet our personal and financial goals in serving self, family and others can become more challenging. Al is available to assist residents and their families with financial stewardship and in planning gifts that will benefit them today as well as others beyond their lifetimes.

senior housing St. Charles missouriMoving In

Think about everything you spend on your home in a given month – mortgage, utilities, repairs, landscaping and more. Now think about how much you spend on eating out, entertainment, a health club membership, and transportation.

At Breeze Park, most (if not all) of these expenses are covered with a single monthly payment. And when you compare it to what you’re paying now, you may be surprised at how reasonable a move to Breeze Park can be.

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Pricing

When you move into one of our independent living apartment homes or patio homes, you pay a one-time refundable Entrance Fee. You can choose our $5,000 option, which is 100% refundable; however, investing in our 95% or 50% refundable entrance fee options is a wise financial strategy that reduces your monthly service fees and keeps your money working for you while preserving your assets.

In addition, we have a variety of other financial options that can reduce your monthly fees.

For specific pricing, contact our senior living counselor by calling 636.939.5223 or by email.

Pricing for Other Levels of Service

For pricing information on assisted living, contact our senior living counselor by calling 636.939.5223 or by email.

For pricing information on short stay rehabilitation, memory care assisted living, or skilled nursing, contact our health services counselor by calling 636.720.3085 or by email.

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LSS Move-In Resources

Lutheran Senior Services offers a host of resources to make the move to Breeze Park as smooth and carefree as possible. Through the LSS Move-In Resources service, you can find help to organize, rightsize, move, and enjoy!

Our Move-In Resources Service can provide…

  • Help with managing the home sale process.
  • Assistance with transforming a new space so it becomes home.
  • Advice on what to take, sell, or give away.
  • Preapproved resources to help make the transition easy.

To learn more, contact our senior living counselor by calling 636.939.5223 or by email.