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Lutheran Senior Services Nets 5 Awards from LeadingAge Missouri 2022

September 26, 2022, St. Louis, Missouri – Lutheran Senior Services (LSS) wins five awards from LeadingAge Missouri, the largest number awarded in 2022 by the trade association which serves not-for-profit senior living providers in Missouri. The 2022 Awards Program recognizes individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions in the fields of aging, health care, housing, and community-based services.

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New Chief Experience Officer Starts at Lutheran Senior Services

After a nationwide search, Lutheran Senior Services (LSS) has selected their first LSS Chief Experience Officer, Beth Rusert. Rusert will join LSS on September 12, 2022. In this new role, she will act as the system’s champion dedicated to creating a world-class culture of excellence and providing strategic leadership for human resources, marketing, mission integration, and community outreach efforts.

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Meet Servi

June 14, 2022, St. Louis, Missouri – Lutheran Senior Services, LSS, St. Louis’ largest not-for-profit, added additional talent to their team in the form of a robot. This is the first robot to be used within a senior living community in the St. Louis area.  

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Celebrating Meramec Bluffs Anniversary: Twenty Years of Blessings

“For 20 years, Meramec Bluffs has stood as a shining example of what excellence in the aging journey looks like, and I can’t wait to see what the next 20 years will bring,” said Adam Marles, CEO and President of Lutheran Senior Services (LSS), at the recent Meramec Bluffs 20th Anniversary celebration.

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Gayle Hantak awarded the Rising Star Award

May 27, 2022, Glen Carbon, Illinois LeadingAge Illinois honored Lutheran Senior Services’ Gayle Hantak with the 2022 Rising Star Award recently. This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated an extraordinary performance through a strong work ethic, commitment, initiative, leadership and the ability to be a team player in their first 24 months on the …

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Phil King awarded the 2022 Leadership in Action Award.

May 27, 2022, Peoria, Illinois LeadingAge Illinois honored Lutheran Senior Services’ Phil King, Lutheran Hillside Village Director of Stewardship, with the 2022 Leadership in Action Award. This award is given to an individual whose actions and leadership greatly enhance the work environment and the quality of life for their colleagues and residents. King has dedicated …

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The Right Time and the Right Support

Karen is an Assistant Director of Nursing at Breeze Park, a Lutheran Senior Services Life Plan Community in Weldon Spring, Missouri. Before this position, Karen worked as a nursing educator at Breeze Park and while she enjoys working with the staff too it was the time with residents that she really missed. Luckily her current position allows her to do both.

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LPN Embraces Opportunity to become an RN

With the help of Lutheran Senior Services programs, employees have opportunities to receive financial assistance to help further their education. Here is the story of one LPN is working toward becoming an RN to take better care of LSS residents and be an even better team member to her tight-knit team.

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Lutheran Senior Services Acquires Glen Carbon Memory Care

LSS increases Meridian Village Senior Living Community footprint, services January 3, 2022, St. Louis, Missouri – Lutheran Senior Services (LSS) has purchased San Gabriel Memory Care in Glen Carbon, Illinois, effective January 1, 2022. This neighboring property is now part of Meridian Village, an LSS Life Plan Community offering all levels of living in Glen …

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