Laclede Groves (map)
723 S. Laclede Station Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63119
314.968.5570 (Main Number)
Laclede Groves: Webster Groves’ Premier
Independent Senior Living Community
Tired of cutting grass? Want more time to do what you love most? At Laclede Groves, 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 Laclede Groves 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 Webster Groves, MO 63119.
So come join us where value and peace of mind are part of everyday living. Call 314.446.2367 or e-mail us to learn more.
At Laclede Groves, our personal services and on-site conveniences are designed to support you as you discover the possibilities of retirement living.
We offer a host of services, amenities, and senior living options to suit the changing tastes of today’s seniors. Come experience for yourself how our spacious senior apartments and patio homes offer endless opportunities for fun and friendship, all just a short walk away from a full range of health care services. You’re sure to feel right at home the moment you walk in the door.
There are many special and unique features offered at Laclede Groves, including:
- Active senior living with a sense of community and friendship
- A wide range of onsite health care services for mind, body, and soul
- A variety of patio home and apartment floorplans to choose from
- Full service building, grounds, and appliance maintenance
- Exceptional housekeeping services
- Many utility costs included
- Underbuilding parking available
- Diverse social, cultural, and educational services all year round
- Our new Town Center, featuring multiple dining venues, a movie theater, ice cream parlor, general store, game rooms, historic chapel, and much more
- A fitness center and anindoor swimming pool
- Regularly scheduled activities for many different interests
- On-site transportation services, beauty shop, and barber shop
- Superb dining services with options to fit your lifestyle
- Beautiful countryside surroundings
- A thriving community garden
- Move-In Resources to assist you with the moving process
- Massage therapy services available
- Financial options – a range of payment plans to suit your needs
- Close proximity to historic Webster Groves, with its quaint shops, great restaurants, golf courses, cultural and artistic activities, and hiking and biking trails
- A faith-inspired community with an on-site chaplain and spiritual services
Laclede Groves is a continuing care retirement community, offering a full range of licensed health services. This includes residential care, 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.
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, Laclede Groves 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.
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 Laclede Groves’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, 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.
Retire in style — Laclede Groves offers a variety of floorplans for apartment homes and patio homes. Click on the floorplans below to enlarge images of a few samples.
Laclede Groves offers a full continuum of options for retirement living, from independent living and residential care 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 brand new REACH Short Stay Rehabilitation household. 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 residential care 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 two Memory Care Assisted Living households provide 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 residential care in an innovative living space. Click here to learn more.
Laclede Groves provides two types of care environments — our neighborhood-style care center and our new skilled nursing households — for residents who need 24-hour professional nursing care. Our care center features private and companion rooms, 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 Laclede Groves? What do you want it to look like?
When you choose a maintenance-free lifestyle at Laclede Groves, 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 Groves”
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 Laclede Groves, from exercise classes in the pool to discussion groups in the Chapel, from movie nights in the Theater to shopping trips off campus. The heart of campus life is the brand new Town Center. Located in the historic Lutheran Convalescent Home building, here you can find multiple dining venues, the ice cream parlor, our private movie theater, general store, game rooms, and much more.
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. And remember — if there’s ever somethin you want to do 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 you!
Residents can enjoy meals in either of our two fine dining rooms or in our fun, convenient Bistro. All of our dining venues offer dine-in and carry-out options, with meal plans included in residents’ monthly 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 cultural attractions, dining, shopping, golf, and medical facilities. Click below to see what Webster Groves and its sister cities have to offer.
Welcome to Laclede Groves
If there’s been one constant in Marilyn King’s life, it’s been her art.
Today, the walls of her house at Laclede Groves are covered with her landscapes and studies of flowers, and her love for the medium jumps off of every canvas.
Sharing her craft has helped Marilyn make a lot of friends in her new home. And lately, she’s been happily converting her fellow residents through an art class she teaches in the craft room. “We’ve been living here (at Laclede Groves) for about a year now, and everybody here is so friendly,” she says. “Let me tell you – we lived in our house for 32 years, and we don’t miss it a bit. It’s amazing.”
A place to belong, a sense of purpose, and the time to create – what more can an artist ask for?
Home & Garden
“I’ve been writing since I was a little kid,” says Viola Kuecker, a retired RN and Laclede Groves’ author in residence. “I started off signing autograph books. We’d pass them around and write in each other’s books. It was fun.” But, one thing led to another, and Viola wound up spending the next 60 years with a pen in her hand.
Over the years, Viola has always used her gift out of a deep desire to share her faith with the world around her. In fact, some of her first major writing gigs were for Lutheran Tract Ministry, where she wrote short inspirational works for use in mission work. “When I was 13, I said I was going to be a missionary in Africa,” she recalls. “That never materialized, but after I wrote these tracts, I got a letter from a man in Africa asking if we could send him some more ‘Good News’. So in a way, I did go to Africa after all!”
Viola admits that she hasn’t spent as much time writing since moving to Laclede Groves. “I’ve got half a children’s book in my computer, but my activities have changed since I’ve been here, so I haven’t sat down to finish it.” Life at Laclede Groves tends to keep you busy, she says. “There’s always something to do on campus. Even though I’m a writer, I don’t like to just sit in my apartment and do nothing all day. I love being out with people, and there’s plenty of people here. I love it here.”
For 35 fantastic years, the look and feel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s editorial page was defined by the work of Tom Engelhardt, the paper’s staff cartoonist. And you can tell from his body of work that he enjoyed every minute of it.
“Every once in a while,” Tom says, “I would sit at my desk and think to myself, ‘I can’t believe they’re paying me to have this much fun.’”
A native St. Louisan, Tom couldn’t have asked for a richer time period in which to be working as a satirist. In an era when the news of the day included civil rights, the Kennedy assassination, the moon landing, the Vietnam war, Watergate and Woodstock, Engelhardt’s illustrations gave a human perspective to larger-than-life historical events.
Today, Tom still works on illustrations at his drafting table in his apartment at Laclede Groves. “I have a couple of freelance things going on,” he says. “A friend of mine in Florida is a very prolific writer of letters to the editor. She wants to collect them into a small book and asked if I would be interested in illustrating the letters. It’s an interesting project.”
It’s a good retirement, Tom says. “I wanted to be a cartoonist all my life. I just did in my professional life what I had been doing since I was seven or eight years old.”
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
Valerie Cooper has experience encompassing social services, marketing, and administration in the field of senior living. In 2002, she joined Lutheran Senior Services as an administrator, and in 2009, she became the executive director of the organization’s oldest and largest continuing care retirement community, Laclede Groves. A licensed nursing home administrator in the state of Missouri, she holds a bachelor’s degree in human environmental studies from Southeast Missouri State University and a master’s degree in gerontology from Webster University. Valerie feels blessed to be able to experience both the joys of family life and the gift of purposeful service to older adults.
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.
Care Center Administrator
The Administrator of Laclede Groves' Care Center, 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 September of 2006 as a Senior Living Counselor for Independent Living at Laclede Groves. He has a degree in business administration from University of Missouri-St. Louis and more than 15 years of experience in sales and marketing in the hospitality industry. Tom and his wife Leigh Ann live in South County with their sons, Benjamin and Jacob, where they are active in their church and enjoy spending time with their large extended families.
Senior Living Counselor
Jason joined Lutheran Senior Services in November 2012 as a Senior Living Counselor at Laclede Groves. He studied business at Lindenwood University and worked in the new home and real estate industry prior to joining LSS. Jason and his wife Christina have a son and a daughter. They enjoy spending time outdoors, traveling, and visiting with their families.
Health Services Counselor
Tracy's career with Laclede Groves started in 2016 as a Health Service Counselor. She graduated from St Louis University with a BSN degree. She spent many years in the Nursing profession and the last 16 years in Sales and Marketing. She lives with her husband and daughters and enjoys many family activities. She feels very fortunate to be working with older adults and their families on a daily basis.
Health Services Counselor
Patti grew up in Los Angeles and moved to Missouri 13 years ago to finish raising her daughter, Madalyne. Before graduating with the MSW degree from the University of Missouri, she spent ten years as the Administrative Manager for that university’s school of nursing She joined LSS in January 2013. The impetus for her career choice developed while working at Covenant House California, a shelter in Hollywood, California which provided services for homeless and at-risk youth ages 18 – 21. Patti also spent several years working in the medical field at UCLA Medical Center.
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.
Administrator of Clinical Pastoral Education
The Reverend Jeffery Scheer is a certified ACPE CPE Supervisor and has served as the Administrator of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Lutheran Senior Services (LSS) since 2009. He is also a Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) with the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC). He has an MDiv from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis and an MS in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma. Chaplain Scheer also served his vicarage, one-year internship, at Laclede Groves in 2002-2003. His first call out of the Seminary in 2004 was to come to LSS to be a Supervisor-in-Training for CPE and to serve as the Chaplain at Meramec Bluffs in Ballwin, MO where his home is also located. He returned full-time to Laclede Groves in 2008.
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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Director of Stewardship
Sherri Holzhausen joined Laclede Groves as Director of Stewardship in March 2013. Sherri pioneered a non-profit organization in Russia and served as Executive Director of Comfort Foundation, where she built relationships with donors in several states. She gained experience working with senior adults as Program Specialist for St. Louis Regional OASIS. Sherri works closely with residents to offer opportunities to experience the joy of giving. Many of the financial options she proposes provide tax-advantaged, fixed income for life at an attractive rate of return, or do not involve current assets. Sherri lives with her husband, Dale Holzhausen in Fenton, MO.
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 Laclede Groves, 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 Laclede Groves can be.
When you move into one of our independent living apartment homes or patio homes, you pay a one-time refundable Entrance Fee. 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 314.446.2367 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 Laclede Groves 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 314.446.2367 or by email.