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 in Lenexa. Everyone was smiling, dancing and beating their own drum, or tapping their feet to the beat.
We just finished serving up our Back-to-School Breakfast—a fundraiser for our Child Development Center kids—and had such a good time. The children, who range in age from three to five, got such a kick out of playing waiter and waitress, and the residents loved interacting with them. Chris Cakes—which makes delicious pancakes and serves them up with a smile—filled our bellies, and helped fill the room with joy, using their trademark pancake-flipping style.
On Wednesday, the Kansas City Zoo is coming to our Lakeview Village town, bringing some small animals to show residents in a special “Zoo to You” educational presentation.
On tap for September: KMBC Anchor Larry Moore, sponsored by Country Club Bank, will be in the community on Sept. 23 to talk about his career as a newsman, and to talk about the charity he co-founded, Dream Factory, which helps make dreams come true for sick children. We will also have a big BBQ buffet—“Something on the Barbie”—and entertainment on Sept. 25. We hope to see everyone out!
Residents learn to drum from Rhythmic Medicine