A Quilt Is a Warm Hug

A Quilt Is a Warm Hug

“A quilt is a warm hug,” said Annette Smith, founder of the Samaritan Quilts group and resident at Lutheran Hillside Village in Peoria, Illinois, a Lutheran Senior Services Life Plan Community. “It keeps us busy!”
Annette, 101, has motivated and inspired others to try the art of quilting. Together they create lap quilts for others. “Jesus said love one another and I can’t think of a better way to love your brothers and sisters than to make them a quilt,” said Annette.

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Resident-Run Employee Scholarship Fund Celebrates 10 Years of Giving

Residents at Concordia Village, a Lutheran Senior Services (LSS) Life Plan Community in Springfield, Illinois, established a scholarship program to help part-time employees pursue further education. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the program.

“Our purpose is to encourage and support our employees in pursuit of education to enhance their employment opportunities,” said Donna Nichols, a Concordia Village resident who chairs the scholarship board.

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Every day is Best Friends Day at Mason Pointe!

That’s because so many residents have created wonderful friendships there, and some even brought their own friends.
“The family that moves in together, stays together!” quipped Walt May. He estimates that at least 17 of his friends now call a Lutheran Senior Services community home.

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The Benefits of Education

“It is so beneficial to have the support of your work family, and the financial assistance encourages you to further your education and career,” said Jazzy Miller, a Community Clinical Educator at Lenoir Woods who began her career with LSS almost 12 years ago as a Certified Nurse’s Aid.

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Cooking up a Delicious Career at LSS

“Over the years I thought I would stay a cook. But there are so many opportunities. I thought I might as well jump out there on a leap of faith. And here I am!” Since joining Lutheran Hillside Village in 2004, Howell has grown from prepping salads to a Head Chef.

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Team Work Makes the Dream Work

It’s a classic sports tale – a team with no experience, who values teamwork and camaraderie over winning, takes home Olympic gold. That’s the story of just one of the many athletic teams from a Lutheran Senior Services Life Plan Community!

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Top 5 Pet Therapy Benefits for Seniors

“Physical touch is so important. The hugs and kisses the residents share with the animals provide so much love,” said Anne Stumpf, Manager of Lifestyle Enrichment at Richmond Terrace, a Lutheran Senior Services Assisted Living Community, who provides pet therapy for her residents. Pet therapy, or animal-assisted therapy, uses dogs or other animals to help …

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Help for Older Adults from Aging Answers

Food, transportation, medical equipment, guidance on benefits processes – sometimes you need some help. Aging Answers is here for you!

Lutheran Senior Services’ Aging Answers is a FREE call-in resource staffed by specialists with training in age-related issues. Older adults who are considering care options, facing financial uncertainty, or navigating major life transitions can find help – and hope – in Aging Answers.

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Social Media for Seniors

“There’s that saying that ‘You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.’ But I think that as we age, continuing to learn is essential and fun,” said Willie Miesner, a resident at Laclede Groves Senior Living Community in Webster Groves, Missouri. “Anyone at any age can learn new things. Technology and social media sites are one of the things that I continue to learn more about with the help of family and friends.”

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