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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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Reasons (Excuses) for Not Budgeting

By Emerson Hartzler, Lakeview Village Resident After nine years of financial advisory practice, working with over 300 clients, I think I have heard every reason people don’t have a household budget. They are all excuses, of course, not reasons, but I keep this opinion to myself, not wanting to totally offend my clients before I…

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Choosing the Right Retirement Community

Finding the perfect fit among available retirement lifestyles isn’t easy. From 55+ homes associations to senior living apartments and Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) like Lakeview Village, it is important to make the right choice, for you. Lakeview Village President and CEO Jamie Frazier offers three tips for active adults trying to narrow down their…

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International Residents add Flair to Lakeview Village

Austrian Brigitte Roschitz experienced a tumultuous journey to the United States By Shellie Sullivan Lakeview Village resident Brigitte Roschitz at 18 in Austria. A retirement community in Lenexa, Kansas may not sound like a place with much international flair. Perceptions can be deceiving. Lakeview Village is home to residents from three different continents, including Brigitte…

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‘State of the Village’ updates residents about Lakeview Village

New construction projects, innovations in health services, and 43 new move-ins were highlights from the 2016 “State of the Village” presented by President and CEO Jamie Frazier. Jamie Frazier President & CEO New construction, routine maintenance propel Lakeview Village above other Johnson County retirement communities Last year was busy for the remodeling crew, as they…

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Speech Pathologist Enjoys Challenges of Career

Speech Pathology is a true calling for Michelle Hilger. Michelle Hilger is one of Lakeview Village’s on-site speech pathologists. In honor of Better Hearing and Speech Month, we sat down with Michelle to learn more about speech pathology and how it helps enrich lives.   Searching for a Career When Michelle Hilger arrived at Kansas…

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The Gentlefolk is a barbershop quartet.
Dynamic Duo: Fred and Grace Holmes Live Their Passions

Fred and Grace Holmes, with Arlene and Rex Raudenbush, perform in a barbershop quartet – The Gentlefolk. Next time there is an open seat beside Fred and Grace Holmes in the dining room at Southridge, I’d suggest you take it. The Holmes’s have certainly led fascinating lives, including long stints abroad doing medical missions in…

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