Helpful Resources

Helpful Resources


When You’re Here, You’re Family – Literally!

We consider everyone at Lutheran Senior Services (LSS) to be “family” – but for some of us it’s literal. At many LSS communities, there are generations of family living and working together.

For example, three generations of Maria Rutter’s family live or work at Concordia Village, an LSS Life Plan Community in Springfield, IL. Maria has been a Senior Living Counselor at Concordia Village for nearly seven years. Her mother, Margaret Angeli, has been a resident of Concordia Village for 13 years. Her 16-year-old son Ethan Rutter has been a team member in the Concordia Village Dining Department since January.

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Wreaths Across America Day

As we celebrate Veteran’s Day this November, one Lutheran Senior Services (LSS) resident is preparing for another opportunity to honor veterans.  Ann Shadowens, resident of Laclede Groves, an LSS life plan community, participates in Wreaths Across America Day.

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Memory Care Residents have a Best Friend at Meridian Village

At Meridian Village, a Lutheran Senior Services (LSS) Life Plan Community in Glen Carbon, Illinois, Gayle Hantak, Lifestyle Enrichment Coordinator, uses the Best Friends approach with her Memory Care residents. The concept is centered around the idea that people with dementia need a best friend who empathizes with their situation, remains loving and positive, and is dedicated to helping them feel safe, secure, and valued.

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Arts & Crafts Benefit Older Adults and The Community

Friday is craft day at Richmond Terrace. From plants to paint, blankets to tutus, Richmond Terrace residents can do it all – and help others while doing it! “We have some super crafters at Richmond Terrace!” said Anne Stumpf, Manager of Lifestyle Enrichment at Richmond Terrace, a Lutheran Senior Services Assisted Living Community. Because so …

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Music for All in Harmony Garden

A new accessible outdoor musical garden is the latest amenity to grace Laclede Groves, a Lutheran Senior Services Life Plan Community in Webster Groves, Missouri.

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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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