Lakeview Village Adopts New Wellness Slogan: AgeStrong!
By Jackie Halbin Lakeview Village Wellness Manager Lakeview Village’s unique wellness philosophy—long a cornerstone of the lifestyle and culture here—now has an official name: AgeStrong! AgeStrong! represents a lot of wellness elements familiar to Lakeview residents, and the “picture” of Lakeview’s whole-person wellness philosophy now has a “frame” that highlights its intrinsic value and raises…read more
By Emerson Hartzler Emerson Hartzler It’s a great country, and the good news is there is virtually no limit to the “stuff” available for purchase. The bad news is there is virtually no limit to the “stuff” available for purchase. For seniors on “fixed incomes,” what we buy and how we buy it can make…read more
Resident Adventures: Skydiving for a Cause
By Don Simmons By Don Simmons Skydive Kansas City Instructor Mike Hackemeyer with Don SimmonsBy Skydive Kansas City Photographer Brian Posten When I was asked (many times) why I would want to jump from a perfectly good airplane, the answer was easy for me. I did not have skydiving on a “bucket list.” In fact,…read more
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