The Joys of a Very Long Life (If you can afford it!)
Emerson Hartzler A few years ago my friendly cardiologist told me he had good news and bad news for me. The good news: I was gaining only about 1 pound per year. The bad news: If I lived as long as my father, I would need a double-wide casket. Now generally we think of a…read more
Lakeview Village Historical Exhibit
The Lakeview Village Historical Exhibit Committee The Lakeview Village Historical Exhibit on the Lower Level of the Eastside Terrace is a must-see for Lakeview residents and visitors alike. Nowhere else can you find such a comprehensive compilation reflecting the history of this state-of-the-art retirement village in Lenexa, KS. The exhibit is a product of…read more
In Spring, the Hamilton farmstead is a must-see at Lakeview!
Most people are familiar with a garden on a farm. No surprise there. But at Lakeview Village, residents Bob and Sue Hamilton have turned that idea on its head and instead created a farm . . . in their garden. It’s a miniature farm, of course, complete with growing trees, shrubs, a farmhouse…read more
A New Orleans Surprise at Lakeview Village
Jon Williams, Director of Dining Services, spoke to the crowd while Sam Austin, Executive Chef, prepared the food. Recently, a group of prospective residents visiting Lakeview Village discovered a spot-on creation of New Orleans-style cuisine, courtesy of two of the community’s finest chefs. The “New Orleans Feast” luncheon was a presentation of Lakeview’s Sales and…read more
Investing for the Next Generation
The “conventional wisdom” of investing in your retirement years is to become more “conservative” as your age increases. Formulas, such as limiting your percentage of investments in equities (stocks) to a number calculated by subtracting your age from 100, have been commonly used. But as any Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) will tell you, each individual…read more
Lakeview Manager’s Fun Events Encourage Community, Vanquish Boredom
Since Shellie Sullivan came on board as community life manager about seven years ago, residents at Lakeview Village have come to expect a full schedule of fun, even fantastic events. Armed with a hospitality background, the former teacher and Lakeview volunteer puts her experience and energy to work orchestrating events that range from wine tasting…read more
Why Lakeview LifeCare? Peace of Mind, Fun Times
It might be an understatement to say Lakeview Village resident Ken Smith has a full dance card. He’s part of a book club, volunteers for various organizations and is admittedly coming to the realization that he must pass on events more often because he has more social options than time to do them all. It’s…read more
Not Your Cookie Cutter Grandma
Eunice Litchfield During her days as an elementary school teacher, Eunice Litchfield maintained control of her classroom. Now in her retirement years, Eunice continues to take charge of her life. In 1998, Eunice made one of her best decisions. She packed her belongings and moved to Lakeview Village. “I didn’t want my kids to worry…read more
Residence Feature: The Garden Cottage
Once you’ve made the decision to move to Lakeview Village, the fun begins! It may have been decades since you’ve last moved into a new home; selecting your own floor plan and finishes can be an exciting process. Lakeview Village offers a variety of residence options to fit your unique preferences. From apartment homes to…read more
Why Choose Lakeview Village? The Neighborhood Feel.
At Lakeview Village, no one is spending their retirement sitting home alone, twiddling their thumbs. Residents are too busy taking advantage of all that our 100-acre neighborhood in suburban Lenexa, Kansas, has to offer. Our active seniors are often spotted loading their trunks with golf clubs, heading out to continuing education classes or tending the…read more
Introducing the Patio Homes!
If you’ve visited Lakeview Village recently, you may have noticed that there’s a bit of construction going on. It’s an exciting time for us at Lakeview Village – we’ve broken ground on our brand-new patio homes! The new energy-efficient European design features a spacious two-car garage, zero-step entry, a landscaped yard, generous patio, two bedrooms,…read more
Residence Options at Lakeview Village
As a continuing care retirement community, Lakeview Village has a variety of housing options for residents—from independent living to skilled nursing care. Today, we are going to kick off a series of blogs that will introduce you to the variety of options you can choose from when you decide to move to Lakeview Village. Lakeview Village…read more