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Dining Manager Gets a Taste of the Ivy league

Alyssa Wright, Manager of Dining Services, has worked to provide quality, healthy meals for Lenoir residents for 12 years. She wanted even better skills and knowledge, so she applied for a new scholarship called the Lenoir Woods Scholarship and was thrilled to receive its assistance.

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Intergenerational Relationships Make Strong Communities

They say that everyone you meet knows something you don’t. This is especially true when people of different generations come together and share their experiences and viewpoints. In fact, intergenerational relationships improve lives and help strengthen communities in many ways.

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Three Kings Day

“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.” (Isaiah 60:1)
Every year, January 6 is the first day after the 12 days of Christmas. You may know it better as the day of Epiphany, which marks the account in the Gospel of Matthew when “wise men from the east” followed a star to the Christ child in Bethlehem.

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Small Changes, Big Rewards

I’m sure we’ve all made resolutions over the years that didn’t even outlast the Christmas ham leftovers. It can be overwhelming to try to become someone new at the flip of a calendar page. This year, try one of these small, simple resolutions that could have a big impact.

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Senior Living Communities and Resident Safety

While the familiar may seem safe, aging in place can become a trap of social isolation and home maintenance stress, which can result in dangerous scenarios. Senior living communities afford measures like accessible design, round-the-clock staff, amenities, and camaraderie that can actually help improve one’s safety.

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Living with the Long Goodbye

“They call it the ‘long-goodbye’ disease,’ but I think that means goodbye is a long way off and there’s a lot of living to do between now and the end,” said Andy Rachelski, husband of Mary Rachelski, who is living with Alzheimer’s Disease. Andy and Mary reside at Meramec Bluffs, a Lutheran Senior Services Life (LSS) Plan Community in Ballwin, Mo.

“I want to give people hope. Don’t stop living just because of a diagnosis,” said Andy.

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Spotlight on the Side Dish

When it comes to Thanksgiving, the turkey takes all the attention. Michael Ott, Director of Dining at Breeze Park Senior Living Community in Weldon Spring, Missouri, argues that the sides are worthy of some attention too. While cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, corn bread, and mashed potatoes are all staple sides, Michael shares one of his favorite side dishes – Brussel sprouts with bacon and toasted pecans.

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