Where St. Louis goes for Senior Living,
Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing & More.
A great location, neighbors who quickly become friends, and programs to stimulate body, mind, and spirit…Hidden Lake senior living offers all this and much, much more.
Here in the heart of historic St. Louis, Missouri 63138, you can enjoy the comforts of home without the work and worry. You can live with peace of mind, knowing that you will receive priority access to our comprehensive continuity of senior health care should your health needs change over time.
Come join us where value and peace of mind are part of everyday living. Call 314.355.8833 or email us to learn more!
One of the things that set Hidden Lake apart is our wide array of senior living options. As a continuing care retirement community, we offer four levels of service, all on one beautifully maintained campus. To learn more about any of our levels of service, please click on the links below.
Hidden Lake is filled with endless opportunities for fun and friendship. Our spacious, comfortable senior living apartments and patio homes offer a full range of first-class amenities. Surrounded by warm, friendly neighbors and a caring, professional staff, you’re sure to feel right at home.
Need short-term care following a qualifying hospital stay? You can find it through our REACH Short Stay Rehabilitation program. Here, our interdisciplinary team can help you work hard toward achieving your goals in a comfortable, homelike setting.
In our private assisted living apartments, residents benefit from 24-hour staffing, help with personal care, medication assistance, weekly housekeeping, linen service, and three daily meals. We’re here to help you maintain your independence by offering the help you need, when you need it.
Our controlled-access memory care neighborhood supports ambulatory residents who have early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease or other memory impairments. Offering all the amenities of our assisted senior living apartments, this inviting, homelike setting helps residents find comfort in the company of friendly neighbors and caring staff members.
For residents who need 24-hour nursing care, we offer private rooms, companion rooms, and companion suites to help seniors continue to live life to the fullest. Far from the sterile image of the traditional nursing home, our care center is a warm, welcoming environment featuring on-call nursing assistance, licensed medication management, an incontinence care program, and medical director oversight.
The Lutheran Senior Services Difference
As a Lutheran Senior Services (LSS) retirement community, Hidden Lake is part of a 150-year tradition of compassionate service. At the heart of our philosophy of care is LSS’ Christian mission: Older Adults Living Life to the Fullest.
Serving with heart is at the core of all we do. We cherish people of all beliefs and strive to meet the complete needs of each person we serve — body, mind, and spirit. To that end, we are dedicated to a comprehensive approach to senior care and services, from our skilled team of caregivers to our full time chaplains who provide spiritual support for residents and their families.
Here’s just a small sample of what awaits you at Hidden Lake. Click on the pictures below to enlarge the images.
What does an active lifestyle look like at Hidden Lake? What do you want it to look like?
When you choose a maintenance-free lifestyle at Hidden Lake, 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 “The Lake”
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 Hidden Lake, from exercise classes to discussion groups in the Chapel, from movie nights 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 “The Lake”
One of the most popular features of life at Hidden Lake 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 dining room or packaged to go, with meal plans included in their monthly service fee. Meanwhile, our REACH Short Stay, assisted living, and care center dining areas provide table service for three meals a day.
Plenty of Fun Just Around the Corner
Located in the heart of St. Louis, Missouri, Hidden Lake is just a short drive from everywhere. St. Louis and its neighboring communities offer a wealth of cultural attractions, dining, shopping, golf, and medical facilities. Click below to see what St. Louis and its sister cities have to offer.
Welcome to Hidden Lake
Wayne and Beverly Lemen
Between being part of the Welcoming Committee and all of the other activities Wayne and Beverly Lemen enjoy at Hidden Lake, the Lemens stay very busy. “We’re game players,” Wayne says. “We like to play bingo, pinochle and Rummikub, and we like going to trivia, and they play Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy, too.”
“It’s just great having people to play with,” she says. “We really enjoy being around all of the people here.”
“And the food is great.” Beverly says. “I haven’t had to cook in five months.” A guilty look plays across her face, and she lowers her voice. “I’m kind of snitching on myself here, but since I never have to use my dishwasher, I use it to store my gift-wrap and bows.” She laughs. “You can get a lot in there!”
After their years of travel, the Lemens know good hospitality when they see it. “We’re really happy here at Hidden Lake,” Wayne says. “We have traveled all around the world and had some really exciting times, but Beverly and I have found enough to do here to keep us busy and happy. Who could ask for anything more?”
Leo and Bunchie Jorwic
The couple moved to Hidden Lake last summer after Bunchie’s macular degeneration required her to start seeking additional help.
“We’re northsiders,” says Leo. “We’ve lived over in Blackjack (a nearby town) since our marriage in 1987. And Hidden Lake is a neighborhood institution. So we were well familiar with this place. We’re very happy with our decision.”
Since moving in, the Jorwics have been involved in all kinds of aspects of community life. “You can’t help but participate,” says Leo. “You’ve got all these things coming at you. Entertainment in the Hearth, trips out to restaurants…I’ve even volunteered to be secretary for the residents’ association. The people here are very friendly, and they all want you to get involved.”
Still happy together after 25 years, the Jorwics feel like they’re ready for the future in their house at Hidden Lake. “When you move out of a home you’ve lived in for umpteen years, it’s a big step to take,” he says. “But it’s worth it. This was a good move for us. We’re pleased with our experience. Very pleased.”
Elva Schubert is right where she wants to be.
For years, Elva has been visiting friends at Hidden Lake. In fact, she and her husband sat in on the meeting where construction on the community was first announced more than 25 years ago. “I’ve been thinking about this place for a long time,” she says. “I’ll be 90 years old soon, and a 90-year-old woman shouldn’t have to live alone after raising seven kids.”
One smooth transition later, Elva has taken to life at Hidden Lake beautifully, taking advantage of all the activities the community can schedule. “She loves it here. She’s always out with her new friends,” her daughter Mary laughs. “She tells me she’s the new queen of Hidden Lake. And I don’t doubt it!”
Welcome to Hidden Lake!
We offer seniors an active lifestyle and the peace of mind that comes with knowing that help is available if you need it. Located in north St. Louis County, Missouri, our personal services and on-site conveniences allow you to lead a maintenance-free lifestyle. When you arrive at Hidden Lake, you’ll feel right at home. Surrounded by schools, churches and wonderful neighborhoods, Hidden Lake is truly a comfortable, welcoming community.
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 Hidden Lake home. Whether you or your loved one is looking for a maintenance-free, independent apartment or patio home or needs varying stages of assistance, Hidden Lake 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!
Members of our Team
ph 314.355.5153, Ext. 2313
Jim Clindaniel has more than 30 years' experience in the health care field, more than a third of which has been spent working in senior living. He holds an MBA from New Hampshire College, a bachelor's in health care management from Southern Illinois University, and an associate's in pharmacy technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Currently, he lives in Edwardsville, Illinois, with his wife Mary and the youngest of their five children.
Senior Living Counselor
Phyllis Downs joined the LSS marketing team in 2011 as the senior living counselor at Hidden Lake. She has been assisting older adults in Minneapolis and St. Louis fulfill their independent living needs since 2004. Phyllis has two grown children and lives with her husband Brian in downtown St. Louis. She really enjoys her works and strives to make a positive difference in the lives of the older adults and family members she comes in contact with every day.
Health Services Counselor
Stacey started working for LSS in 2008 at its Meridian Village community, then transferred to Hidden Lake in 2009. She has over 15 years working in the health field, starting with a career as a certified medical assistant in a local doctors office. She has been married for 25 years to her husband Richard and has two wonderful daughters, Meghan and Rachel.
Director of Dining Services
As the director of Dining Services, Martha Cunningham brings more than 30 years of experience in food and nutrition to Hidden Lake. She is a registered and licensed dietitian, having graduated from Fontbonne College. Prior to coming to Hidden Lake, Martha oversaw the nutritional needs of the Franciscan Sisters of Mary, before which she spent 15 years with the Sisters of Saint Mary’s Health Care System. Martha and her husband Larry have two grown children. She lives in St. Charles, Missouri.
The Chaplain at Hidden Like since 2002, Chaplain Randy Shields earned his doctorate in theology at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. His advanced studies allowed him to have teaching experiences at both college and seminary levels of education. Prior to becoming a chaplain with Lutheran Senior Services, he served for 16 years as the campus pastor at Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
A Gift of Time and Talent
At Hidden Lake, 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 Hidden Lake, 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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Director of Stewardship
Becky comes to Hidden Lake with over 20 years of experience in Christian stewardship and planned giving with retirement communities. As we all live longer, the challenge to meet our personal and financial goals in serving self, family and others becomes more challenging. Becky can be a valuable resource in planning a gift that will benefit you today and others beyond your lifetime. Currently Becky is a member of the Board of Trustees for the St. Louis Planned Giving Council and co-chairs the Legacy Leadership Conference on Building Philanthropic Partnerships.
Making the move to a senior living community is an investment in your own peace of mind. Here, you can enjoy an active, maintenance-free lifestyle. And, as a resident of Hidden Lake, you gain priority access to higher levels of care should your needs change.
Pricing for Independent Living
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 $2,500 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 314.355.8833 or by email.
Pricing for Other Levels of Service
LSS Move-In Resources
Lutheran Senior Services offers a host of resources to make the move to Hidden Lake 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 314.355.8833 or by email.