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An army of volunteers answers the call to provide services at Lakeview Village

April is National Volunteer Month. We are so blessed to have many, many volunteers at Lakeview Village that help make our community great. Two community hotspots that require huge volunteer efforts are the resident-run library and the What-Not-Shop. What-Not-Shop The What-Not-Shop began, at a resident’s request, in 1970. The idea came from a retirement community…

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Lakeview Village Residents Weigh In on Current Markets

With the DOW closing above 26,000 points for the first time in history and cryptocurrency Bitcoin’s meteoric rise, and subsequent fall, the financial markets are on an upswing. I sat down with several residents who follow the financial markets to ask them questions about how the current market compares to historical performances, and what big…

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Understanding Senior Living Contracts

We want to help you understand retirement community contracts. These contracts have many subtle differences and various names. In our complimentary guide, we will discuss the three types of contracts used by Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) to give you a working knowledge of these agreements. We will also give you a brief overview of…

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Chef Jason’s Butternut-Ginger Soup

If you are looking for a soup course to round out your holiday meal, look no further than this Butternut-Ginger Soup from Lakeview Village Corporate Chef Jason Bowers. Butternut-ginger soup Yields-10-12 servings (approx. 3 qt.) Ingredients: ¼ lb. unsalted butter 1 medium yellow onion, chopped (approximately 1/2 lb.) 2 stalks celery, chopped (approximately ¼ lb.)…

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Graces from Above

Lakeview Village residents took time during this holiday season to share stories of the miracles they have witnessed in their lives. My Guardian Angel Victoria Hopkins I was 11 years old when I went to the Lake of the Ozarks with my dad and brother for a family reunion. We were at a lake and…

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Analysts are Bullish on CCRC’s

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) like Lakeview Village have been a hot topic lately as financial analysts and retirement planners weigh in on the stability of these retirement communities for seniors. In an article for National Real Estate Investor, a leading authority on trends in commercial real estate, Lee Everett, a managing consultant at research…

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The First Believer

Christopher McQuarrie, director of Mission Impossible 6 and a former student of Lakeview Village resident Deanna Hensley, poses with Deanna and his brother Doug McQuarrie, a former Navy SEAL who consults for the film. Deanna Hensley remembers Christopher McQuarrie, not as a famous Hollywood director, screenwriter and producer, but as an intrepid sixth-grade student she…

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Falling Into Place

The Lakeview Village Foundation continues to fulfill it’s vision, celebrates 20 years Many of us have committed April 15 to memory, but it has special significance for the Lakeview Village Foundation. On April 15, 1997 the Foundation was established as a 501(c)3a non-profit, making 2017 the organization’s 20th anniversary. While the Internal Revenue Service made…

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Credit Cards — The New “Flat Earth”

By Emerson Hartzler Aristotle provided evidence for the spherical shape of the Earth on empirical grounds by around 330 BC. Prior to that time, most people accepted as truth that the Earth was flat. I contend future generations will look back at our financial system today and label credit cards as “the new flat Earth.”…

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Lakeview’s Treasure

Eysail Hammer, at 103, is the eldest resident at Lakeview Village   Eysail was born in 1913 in Edwardsville, Kansas – population 350. She was the middle of 7 children. Her father was a potato farmer. To help with the family expenses, Eysail delivered the Kansas City Star while growing up. At that time it…

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