LSSLiving Foundation

Celebrating 160 Years of Generous Hearts

An inspiring dinner event, honoring those who built the legacy of Lutheran Senior Services

On December 1, 2018, Lutheran Senior Services celebrated 160 years of ministry impact. With the founding of the first protestant hospital in 1858, Lutheran Senior Services has grown to become the largest not-for profit in St. Louis providing senior services with a faith inspired mission of Older Adults Living Life to the Fullest.

To celebrate this momentous milestone, Lutheran Senior Services celebrated with a gala honoring the 160 years of generous hearts that has impacted the lives of many. Highlighting our respect for the past, honor for the present, and the need to protect the future, over 600 attendees were present at Union Station. Proceeds from the event supported the Abundant Needs Fund with the sole aim of assisting seniors who have outlived their financial resources and Project Wellness which services older adults with taking control of their health.

Additionally, six individuals were given the Generous Heart Award recognizing their service and contribution to the LSS mission: Dave Piehl, Don Coles, Gary and the late Judy Peplow, Gus and Mary Gyaki, Bob and Betty Hillard, and the Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis.

While the event may have concluded, there are still ways to get involved in this vital and urgent mission. Learn how you can make a gift or donation to Lutheran Senior Services.

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