A carved ivory chess set, circa 1960 from Vietnam; an early 20th century Mahjong set of carved and painted bone and bamboo tiles in a hand carved box from China; and clay marbles from the Mississippian period were among the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville University Museum’s artifacts displayed at Meridian Village in Glen Carbon on …Read More
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Lutheran Senior Services residents are meeting the state’s Medicaid crisis head-on. There is a growing awareness throughout Missouri of the state’s Medicaid crisis – and of recent efforts by Lutheran Senior Services to fix it. The movement started in January when groups of seniors began gathering at LSS communities to learn about the underfunding of …Read More
Lutheran Senior Services is the proud recipient of a $20,000 grant from Wells Fargo as part of its Elder Client Initiatives program to provide funding for our Volunteer Money Management (VMM) program. VMM is a collaborative partnership with AgeSmart Community Resources and Jewish Family & Children’s Services, that assists older adults with basic financial tasks …Read More
In my work with senior living services, I am constantly called upon to advocate for older adults. It is rewarding work on multiple levels, because it blends my business background with my spiritual calling. Every day, I draw on my experience to help others live life to the fullest. The state of Missouri is making it harder to do this. The Show-Me State is not providing adequate reimbursement for Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Medicaid. As a result, care may be compromised for our state’s most frail citizens.Read More
Members of our LSS family continually inspire us with how they live out the Christian Core Values while caring for residents and one another. As we look toward the New Year, may we consider volunteering our time to further spread God’s love. The ministry of volunteerism fits perfectly with our Christian Core Values. Faith-inspired: Volunteers assist …Read More
VOYCE honored exceptional individuals in the field of caregiving at the Caregiver Awards Luncheon. During the annual event, VOYCE (formerly the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program) recognized staff and volunteers who demonstrate excellence in person-centered care. A total of 18 local caregivers were given awards for embodying the voice of compassion by doing an outstanding …Read More
Congratulations to our Masterpiece Living Residents from Breeze Park, Heisinger Bluffs, and Meridian Village who shared their stories of purpose and giving to others. Because of their efforts, LSS won 1st place in the Valuing Gray Video Contest. The Valuing Gray video contest from Masterpiece Living (MPL) is designed to showcase how the talents of older adults are contributing to the …Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Peoria, Ill., March 28, 2017 — A program that has slowed the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in older adults during research trials in Japan and the United States will be introduced to memory care residents at Lutheran Hillside Village beginning in June. Called SAIDO Learning, this promising cognitive rehabilitation …Read More
Thirteen United States military veterans of the Korean War, all of whom live at the Laclede Groves senior living community in Webster Groves, traveled together to Washington, DC on a special one-day trip organized by Greater St. Louis Honor Flight (GSLHF). They visited the Korean War Memorial and 7 other memorials. This is the largest …Read More
St. Louis, Mo., February 13, 2017 – Gary Anderson has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer for Lutheran Senior Services (LSS), the largest nonprofit organization in the St. Louis area and the 14th largest nonprofit multisite senior housing provider in the United States. He will be responsible for the operations of nine senior living communities, …Read More