Lakeview’s Resident Council: The Opportunity to Help and Serve
By Jim Price Lakeview Village Resident Council In some ways, Lakeview’s Resident Council is a paradox: although it’s an elective body, it passes no legislation, sets no laws, and issues no directives. In reality, the Council’s most important powers lie in discussion, persuasion and above all, communication. The Council is the key conduit between residents…read more
Living Well–What Does it Mean?
By Jackie Halbin, Living Well Manager at Lakeview Village The Living Well staff will be rounding out the rest of the year with a review of the six whole person wellness dimensions: physical, social, vocational, emotional, intellectual and spiritual. We will take a couple of weeks to focus on each dimension and get you thinking…read more
How Much is Enough?
How Much is Enough? Residents and prospective residents of a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) are typically those who have already experienced some measure of financial success. Unless your personal assets are entirely the result of a generous inheritance, you probably have a track record of spending less than you make, avoiding debt, saving for…read more
Skydiving for Seniors: Lakeview Village Residents Jump to Help Neighbors
Ray Stafford takes the dive in 2012 to support Lakeview Village’s Good Samaritan Fund Former Hess Corporation CEO Ray Stafford considers himself a conservative guy, and “never dreamed” of jumping out of a plane until he found himself thousands of feet in the air in October 2012, free falling to help fellow Lakeview Village residents.…read more
G’Day Lakeview! Break out your walking sticks for our next “Passport to Adventure” to Australia!
By Jackie Halbin Lakeview Village’s Living Well manager Exercise is boring? Not at Lakeview Village! This month—as part of our yearlong “Passport to Adventure” series—we’re going on a virtual trip to Australia! On Sept. 21—from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.—residents and staff will come together for a “Walkabout,” which is one part exercise, and one…read more
Lakeview Village is Prepared to Care for Boomers
By James K. Frazier, Lakeview Village president and CEO We’ve all heard the story, but Lakeview Village is already heeding the warning: A projected shortage of caregivers for aging Baby Boomers could change the way we age, and who cares for us through retirement, but—with careful planning and an emphasis on care—communities like Lakeview Village…read more
Can I Afford the Monthly Fee at a Life Care Continuing Care Retirement Community?
Most of us live in a setting where our month-to-month and periodic expenses are very diverse. A typical household budget may involve a dozen or so major categories of expense and 30 or more individual line items. The Life Care continuing care retirement community (CCRC) monthly fee covers a lot of those line items, and…read more
Drums, Pancakes and Animals–Keeping it Entertaining at Lakeview Village
By Shellie Sullivan Community Life Manager Keeping busy means keeping Lakeview Village residents entertained, and we like to think that we do a pretty good job of that! In August, more than 150 people came out for our “Jungle Fever” event, which featured African dance, a drum circle and delicious desserts from Esther’s African Cuisine…read more
Mind and Body–Exercise Both (Together) for Maximum Brain Power
By Jackie Halbin Lakeview Village Living Well manager It seems brain fitness is the buzz these days. There’s a lot of information out there. Some studies tell us that exercise boosts brain power. Others say brain games do. At Lakeview Village, we do both–at the same time. Our brain fitness cocktail incorporates these four…read more
Is it Time to Sell the House?
By Emerson Hartzler I’m not sure exactly when the ownership of single-family dwellings became part of the “American Dream,” but no doubt it was a key part of the dream by the time I was born in 1941. And I’m pretty sure there is a cause-and-effect relationship between that part of the dream and the…read more
Lakeview Village Redefines Retirement, Encourages Making New Memories
If retirement means catching up on daytime soap operas, playing BINGO and occasionally going out with friends, I have no counter to a recent study that suggests delayed retirement might delay dementia. Stimulation is what delays dementia, and at Lakeview Village, we define retirement by mastering Tai Chi, skydiving out of airplanes, conversing with peers…read more
Jim Owens: Christmas Bureau just one link in a chain of volunteerism
Lakeview resident, Jim Owens, and his wife, Deborah, have dedicated their life to helping others through education, church and volunteerism. View Full Articleread more