Hidden Lake: St. Louis’s Premier
Independent Senior Living Community
Tired of cutting grass? Want more time to do what you love most? At Hidden Lake, 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 Hidden Lake 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. Louis, MO 63138.
So come join us where value and peace of mind are part of everyday living. Call 314.355.8833 or e-mail us to learn more.
At Hidden Lake, 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 Hidden Lake, 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
- On-site transportation services, beauty shop, and barber shop
- A faith-inspired community with an on-site chaplain and spiritual services
Hidden Lake is a continuing care retirement community, offering a full range of licensed health services. This includes assisted living, assisted living memory care, skilled nursing, and our REACH Short Stay Rehabilitation program. To learn more about the scope of our health care programs, click here.
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, Hidden Lake is home to a wide variety of clubs, from community government to volunteer groups. 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, 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.
Our 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!
At the heart of Hidden Lake’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.
Our Promise To You
As part of Lutheran Senior Services, Hidden Lake 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.
Here’s just a small sample of what awaits you at Hidden Lake. Click on the pictures below to enlarge the images.
Retire in style — Hidden Lake offers a variety of floorplans for apartment homes and patio homes. Click on the floorplans below to enlarge images of a few samples.
Hidden Lake offers a full continuum of options for retirement living, from independent living and assisted living to 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.
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.
Hidden Lake 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.
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, 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 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 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. 2319
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.
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.
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 Hidden Lake, 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 Hidden Lake can be.
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.