Laclede Groves (map)
723 S. Laclede Station Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63119
Care for Your Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s
Right Here in Webster Groves
What is Memory Care Assisted Living? It’s an opportunity for older adults with early to mid-stage cognitive disabilities to live with dignity and respect. And it’s a blessing for families of seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease.
With a focus on person-centered care, life in Laclede Groves‘s Memory Care Assisted Living household is warm, comfortable, and above all, home. Here, caregivers follow the rhythms and preferences of each individual. Familiar surroundings and the opportunity to participate in the routines of daily life trigger memories, foster social interaction, and promote physical activity.
Find out how affordable peace of mind can be — call 314.446.2367 or e-mail us today!
For family members living with Alzheimer’s, change can be more than just hard. It can be confusing, upsetting, and even damaging. That’s why Laclede Groves introduced its memory care assisted living household.
Specially designed for seniors with early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease or other memory impairments, we’re here to help them make the adjustment to life in a care center as comfortable as possible. Amid warm, inviting surroundings, our friendly staff members offer special programs designed to emphasize the familiar and reduce stress during this time of transition.
Here, your loved one can get the care he or she needs, with extra attention paid to the rhythms and preferences a person develops over the course of a lifetime. That’s the heart of our person-centered care philosophy — exceptional care customized to the tastes, preferences, and needs of the people who live here.
Services and Amenities
Located in Webster Groves, MO 63119, our Memory Care Assisted Living apartments offer all the comforts of home, plus so much more. Our surroundings are charming and graceful with exceptional dining and amenities. Perhaps the best comfort comes from knowing that your loved one will be embraced in a caring community that fosters active living.
- Exceptional 24-hour care with onsite therapy
- Consistent staffing helps to promote familiarity and a sense of stability
- Three meals daily
- Daily life focused on keeping residents engaged, ensuring social, spiritual, psychological, and physical well-being
- Comfortable surroundings with controlled-access entrances
- Licensed nursing care as well as medication assistance
- An urgent call system for when help is needed
- Housekeeping and laundry services
- Onsite health care services with a wide range of options for mind, body and soul
- Massage therapy services available
- Full service building, grounds and appliance maintenance
- Exceptional housekeeping service
- Beautiful countryside surroundings
- Move-In Resources to assist your family with the moving process
- Transportation services, a beauty shop, and a barber shop, all available onsite
- A faith-inspired community with an on-site chaplain and spiritual services
Physical, occupational, and speech therapies are available on-site through our REACH Wellness program. Personal care programs are available and tailored to meet each individual’s needs. Plus, our residents receive priority access to higher levels of care should their needs change.
Our Promise To You
As part of Lutheran Senior Services, Laclede Groves 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.
What does a fulfilling lifestyle look like in Laclede Groves’s memory care program? That depends on each individual we serve. We’re here to customize the care experience to suit every resident’s unique preferences.
Recreation at “The Groves”
Our recreation team designs a unique and varied calendar of events each month, with an eye toward emphasizing the familiar and maintaining mental and physical activity.
There’s always something happening at Laclede Groves, from exercise classes to discussion groups, from movies in the Living Room to bus rides off campus. And if you ever find something that’s not on the calendar, let us know! We’re always looking for new ideas.
Dining at “The Groves”
One of the most popular features of life at Laclede Groves is our fabulous on-site dining. Our attentive dining services staff is always ready to assist our residents! In our memory care assisted living neighborhood, residents enjoy three meals a day in our beautifully appointed dining room, with meal plans included in their service fee.
Plenty of Fun Just Around the Corner
Located in the heart of Webster Groves, Missouri, Laclede Groves is just a short drive from everywhere. Webster Groves and its neighboring communities offer a wealth of attractions and medical facilities. Click below to see what Webster Groves and its sister cities have to offer.
Welcome to Laclede Groves! 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 Webster Groves, Missouri, our personal services and on-site conveniences allow you to lead a maintenance-free lifestyle. When you arrive at Laclede Groves, you’ll feel right at home. As part of the Lutheran Senior Services family of communities, we combine a faith-based approach and a respect and dignity for all who call Laclede Groves home. Whether you or your loved one is looking for a maintenance-free, independent living apartment or patio home or requires additional assistance, Laclede Groves is the senior living community to select. This is a place where friendships develop and residents feel secure so they can live life to the fullest. Please contact us with questions or to set up a time to visit. We look forward to meeting you!
Members of our Team
Laclede Groves Executive Director
As the Executive Director for Laclede Groves, Valerie Cooper has more than 13 years of experience in the field of senior health care and living. She joined Lutheran Senior Services in 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in human environmental studies from Southeast Missouri State University and a master’s degree in gerontology from Webster University. She lives in Crestwood, Missouri with her husband Andrew Meier and two sons.
Independent Living Administrator
As the Administrator of Independent Living at Laclede Groves, Roxanne Hinkle has over 25 years’ experience in senior care. Roxanne joined Lutheran Senior Services in 2005. A Certified Aging Services Professional, she has a bachelor’s degree in social work and psychology from Southeast Missouri State University.
Lutheran Convalescent Home Administrator
As the Administrator of Lutheran Convalescent Home, Julie Collins has seven years of experience in senior care. She has a bachelor’s degree in recreational therapy from the University of Missouri, a graduate certificate in mission leadership from the Aquinas Institute, two master’s degrees (in public relations and business administration) from Webster University, and accreditation as a Certified Aging Services Professional (CASP). She lives in Overland, Missouri.
Laclede Commons Administrator
As the Administrator of Laclede Commons Angie Wilson has nearly 20 years experience with seniors. A member of the Laclede Groves team since 2006, Angie received her nursing education from Washington School of Nursing in Washington, MO. She lives in St. Clair, MO.
Senior Living Counselor
Tom Zaretzky joined Lutheran Senior Services in 2006. As a Senior Living Counselor for Laclede Groves, he enjoys helping seniors to discover the many worry-free living options available at our 64-acre community in Webster Groves. As a continuing care community, Laclede Groves offers a full continuum of services, from gracious patio homes and spacious apartment homes to residential care to skilled nursing. Give Tom a call to schedule a personal visit. Currently, Tom lives in South County with his wife Leigh Ann, two sons Benjamin and Jacob, Nora the Pug, and Ginger the Cat.
Health Services Counselor
Laclede Groves' Health Services Counselor Jennifer Ronzio has been with Lutheran Senior Services since 2005, when she joined LSS' Outreach Social Services program. A south St. Louis county native with a passion for serving older adults, Jennifer graduated from Mizzou with a bachelor's degree in sociology. She loves being a mom to her two kids.
Tina Valentine is an adult nurse practitioner with over 25 years’ experience in health care with the most recent 10 years of experience in the nurse practitioner role. She has clinical experience in various settings including health clinics, hospitals, hospice, and geriatric care communities. She graduated in 2000 from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with dual certification as an adult and family nurse practitioner. While attending SIUE, she also completed her certification in gerontology and was the recipient of the Vernice Williams Excellence in Gerontology Award. She has enjoyed working in the academic field with students and has been a public speaker on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care. Tina resides in Columbia, Illinois, with her husband Ken and two sons.
Manager of Dining Services at Laclede Oaks, Carole Gibbar has been employed with Lutheran Senior Services since March of 2002. Previous to this position, Carole’s expertise was in the restaurant business, including private clubs, learning all aspects of the “back of the house,” in addition to outside catering events. Managing menus and inventing new food interests was the impetus for an ever expanding culinary base. St. Louis Community College at Forest Park and CIA in Napa Valley, California were the two schools of knowledge that lead her to this career.
Laclede Groves Chaplain Rev. Darryl Anderson graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary in Springfield, Illinois. Formerly a special education teacher, Rev. Anderson has completed four units of Clinical Pastoral Education. He has experience in ministering to the mentally handicapped and spent several years in Minnesota. He has been with Lutheran Senior Services for more than a decade.
Director of Human Resources
With degrees in finance, human resources, and communications, Nichole Nichols began her executive career in New Orleans, where she opened a satellite office for Basic, Inc. A highlight of her tenure at Basic was the acquisition of a $2.5 million grant to expand her office’s program. In 2007, she was hired as the generalist of human resources for Laclede Groves; six months later she was named the director of her department. Today, she is a member of Lutheran Senior Services’ Emerging Leadership Program for outstanding future executives.
At Laclede Groves, 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 Laclede Groves, 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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Administrator of Stewardship
Kirk Mattes, Administrator of Stewardship for Lutheran Senior Services, joined Lutheran Senior Services in 2000. Prior to joining Lutheran Senior Services, he was vice president of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Foundation's Gift Planning Services. As the Administrator of Stewardship, Kirk oversees a professional staff deployed to the various Lutheran Senior Services communities. He has a wealth of experience, helping people deal with financial challenges and opportunities. When not working, he enjoys trying to keep up with his grandchildren, playing racquetball, and rooting for the Cardinals.
Making the move to a senior living community is an investment in peace of mind. Each resident at Laclede Groves gets priority access to higher levels of care as their needs change.
Costs for memory care assisted living are assessed on a monthly basis. For specific pricing, contact our senior living counselor by calling 314.446.2367 or by email.