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Directing Harmony

To be a part of the Bluffs Singers Chorus at Meramec Bluffs, a Lutheran Senior Services Life Plan Community in Ballwin, Missouri, there’s just one requirement: You must enjoy singing.

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How to Talk with Your Aging Parent about Driving Safety

Driving safety is a major issue as people age, and an area where you might encounter resistance when you try to talk with your aging loved one about it. Once you have decided to talk with your aging loved one about their driving, perhaps even about stopping driving, there is some homework you should do before this difficult conversation.

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What is Assisted Living?

When it comes to senior living communities, there are several different levels of living that older adults can consider. This also means there’s some terminology to figure out. The difference between Assisted Living and Long Term Care, or what used to be called a nursing home, is an important distinction for seniors and their families to know, especially if considering moving to a senior living community

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Lessons in Flourishing

A little over a year ago, a Laclede Groves resident offered to give piano lessons to her fellow residents. In her eighties and always interested in learning more, Audrey Jagels seized on the opportunity.

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Singing in Harmony with Joy

If there’s an opportunity to sing, Dick Fallert is going to find it. That’s exactly how he became a fixture in the Laclede Groves Choir and the extensions of the group as well. When Fallert and his wife moved to Laclede Groves the first thing he did was check the activities calendar to find out when the next choir rehearsal was. And sure enough, he was at that next rehearsal.

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A Fixing Purpose

Once a month, the workshop at Meramec Bluffs hosts a “We-Fix-It Weekend” where residents can bring in small items to be fixed. The idea came about when Meramec Bluffs resident John Schroeder and his friends in the workshop realized they needed projects to work on and could help their neighbors.

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It Takes a Community to Build a Library

Over the years the library at Lenoir Woods, a Lutheran Senior Services community in Columbia, Missouri, has been supported through gifts from residents, donations from local churches, and fundraisers organized by residents. Thanks to the foresight and sharing of gifts from former Lenoir residents, the Lenoir Library is a gathering place for this community created and supported by the residents where they can enjoy the pleasure of reading and continue to build their knowledge.

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A Special Serving

Chef Mark Shoopman got his start in the hustle and bustle of the hotel and private country club scene. After becoming a certified executive chef and food and beverage director, he worked at prestigious hotels. But a change at home led him to seek out other opportunities. That’s when Lutheran Hillside Village caught his eye.

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Mid-Missouri Harvest Stars on Lenoir Woods Menus

If it’s Wednesday afternoon and you’re looking for David Faron, executive chef of Lenoir Woods, a Lutheran Senior Services Life Plan Community, you’re most likely going to find him sorting through a shipment of local produce.

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