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Pole Walking

Take a moment to picture an avid hiker & the accessories he or she may carry. Are you picturing sturdy shoes, bottles of water, perhaps a map and compass? What about a walking pole or two? Many hikers use walking poles of some sort, whether they are purchased or simply a sturdy branch found beside the trail. Here at Lakeview Village, we encourage the use of walking poles whenever possible. When you add walking poles to your walks, it can help you improve your posture, strength and endurance. The poles can serve two purposes; first, poles are great tools that engage your entire body (not just your lower body as normal walking would do) and second, they can provide more stability for those who may need it. Lakeview Village’s new class, “Take Your Brain 4 A Walk,” will include pole walking and incorporate some fun brain fitness activities. The idea is to get back outdoors while the weather lasts and take in the beauty of summer. If it gets too warm or rains, the class will be held inside. We will also learn how to use the walking poles for stretching and strengthening. Here are a few benefits of pole walking:

  • Provide balance and increase confidence
  • Promote more upright posture
  • Unload spine, hips and lower joints
  • Make walking a total bodyweight-bearing activity
  • Provide psychosocial advantages vs. canes and walkers
  • Stabilize lumbar spine
  • Build total body muscle fitness
  • Improve cardiopulmonary fitness
  • Increase metabolic activity
  • Promote a more normal gait patter
  • Renew a sense of ability

The poles we will be using have a unique boot shaped cushion gripped tip to prevent slipping as you walk. The poles promote arm swing; have a cushioned handgrip that fits your hand nicely, and no straps. Also, they are adjustable, safe, and lightweight. These walking poles are designed for fitness walking and have been used by people aged nine to 90. The class begins June 18 at 8:30 a.m. in Eastside Terrace Media Center – rain or shine! IF there’s rain, we will be inside trekking Eastside and Heritage. If the weather is nice, we will walk around the campus. The walking poles are available for you to purchase at a reduced cost of $60 dollars, compared to the normal cost of $109 dollars, plus shipping and handling. This includes a DVD and booklet explaining how to use the poles and how to set them up to your size. If you don’t have time to review that material beforehand, don’t worry, we will review this in class. If you would like to order a set of poles, please contact Jackie Halbin as soon as possible. Learn more about Lakeview Village–the senior neighborhood of choice, and the largest retirement community in Kansas–by visiting our website at lakeviewvillage.org, or checking us out on Facebook.

Protecting Your Legacy

By Emerson Hartzler Emerson Hartzler

For those of us who have spent a working lifetime trying to accumulate enough wealth to sustain us through the retirement years and leave something to the next generation, protecting that “Legacy” is a big deal. So when the thought of paying entrance and monthly fees to a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) translates to “sticker shock”, it is perfectly natural to be concerned. I would argue, however, that a CCRC could be a move that actually protects, rather than threatens, your legacy.

For many of us the primary financial worry in our retirement years is the prospect of needing an expensive period of high cost, long-term care of some sort. Now the ego of the typical “Alpha Male” might put one into a state of denial regarding this issue, and I am no exception. I will point to the fact that my father, a week shy of his 91st birthday, drove to the post office to get the mail (No, our small Ohio town had yet to offer home delivery!). He apparently felt a bit dizzy, decided to lie down on the cold ceramic tile floor and passed gently into the Kingdom of the Heavens. No long-term care for him!

My mother was not so fortunate. While she lived to the age of 95, the last five years or so were most difficult, as she needed increasing levels of expensive care as her once brilliant mind gradually deserted her. We used my share of the remaining family legacy to buy some patio furniture.

Today, my wife Marge and I count ourselves very fortunate to have two adult children who are doing better financially than we were at their age, so it is unlikely they will need any of our financial resources when we pass. They can buy their own patio furniture, thank you very much. Our primary financial motivation in moving to Lakeview Village was to insure, to the extent possible, we would never be a burden, financially or otherwise, to our children.   You may have circumstances that make it a priority for you to bless the next generation (or two) with your legacy, and I have friends for whom that is an important consideration.

For example, I know a couple at Lakeview who have three sons, two of whom are successful professionals today, with more than adequate financial resources. Interestingly, my friends count their youngest son as the most successful of the three. He was born with Down’s syndrome, and, while he is not expected to ever be financially self-supporting, he has held a steady job for decades, and is a most delightful person!   For my friends, preserving a part of their legacy for this son’s continuing support is a very high priority! And that is one of the reasons they decided to live at Lakeview.

A CCRC like Lakeview includes a long term care program with benefits, unlike a typical long term care insurance policy, unlimited by the level or duration of care needed. The fees paid by the LifeCare CCRC resident remain essentially the same, no matter what their needs for long-term care. Deciding a CCRC is not for you can expose you to a financial risk that could seriously damage your legacy. The “going rate” for skilled nursing care in Kansas today is about $87,0001 per year on average, and this is for one person in a semi-private room. Two people would of course be $174,000 per year. Ouch! A private room will average $111,550 per year.

Luck may be with you, but the odds aren’t all that good. Consider these statistics:

  • More than 50%of seniors age 85+ have Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia2
  • 70% of aging Americans will require long-term care at some point after age 653
  • 80% of Lakeview residents use their LifeCare benefit4
  • 28% of women will need 5+ years of long-term care5

As a financial planner, I love working with clients who choose to live in a CCRC. Their expenses over a lifetime are so much more predictable when risks like the cost of long-term care are managed. No, the CCRC fees aren’t cheap, but the peace of mind that results from the decision to move to a CCRC is infinitely better than the alternative.   Your heirs will thank you!

1Source: Lakeview Village 2014 rate sheet
2Source: The Alzheimer’s Association
3Source: Conning & Company, a global insurance asset manager
4Lakeview Village Executive Team study
5Wall Street Journal, April 2014

Emerson Hartzler, MBA, is a Lakeview Village resident, and, though he lives in a retirement community, he continues working as a financial advisor for Triune Financial Partners, LLC, at Lighton Plaza, 7300 College Blvd., in Overland Park, Kan. Reach Triune at 913-825-6100.

Learn more about Lakeview Village–the senior neighborhood of choice, and the largest retirement community in Kansas–by visiting our website at lakeviewvillage.org, or checking us out on Facebook.

Spring Picnic is a Huge Success
James K. Frazier

James K. Frazier

It was something that no other retirement community in the area had done before, but Lakeview Village, a continuing care retirement community in Lenexa, Kansas, was up to the challenge: transporting almost 100 residents from their nursing care neighborhood to enjoy this past Wednesday at a spring picnic in nearby Black Hoof Park.

In order to transport these residents and ensure their needs were met, the residents were matched one on one with a Lakeview staff member or volunteer. Over 200 people attended the Spring Picnic to enjoy a day filled with delicious food grilled by Lakeview staff, outdoor games for the residents to enjoy, and the chance to be immersed in the beauty of Lake Lenexa in the center of the park.

“No other retirement community does an event like this,” Lakeview Village President James Frazier. “They might take a few of their residents out at a time, but nothing on this scale.”

To make the spring picnic possible, staff planned every detail extensively to provide the same quality of care for their Centerpointe Care Center residents as they do on the Lakeview campus. To facilitate this, Lakeview knew that transportation was key- residents were able to come to and leave the picnic whenever they wanted due to the availability of the Lakeview bus and six rented wheelchair accessible vans. Lakeview Village staff held several fundraisers to raise the money to rent the wheelchair accessible vans.

After the outin­­­g, Frazier described the picnic as a “positive” and “enjoyable” experience for the residents, staff, and volunteers who participated in the event.

“This is a very unique event,” Frazier said. “You have to imagine that when you do an event of this type and scale, the risk goes way up, but we knew that this was the right thing to do.”

Lakeview Will Host a Webinar on Organization and Security

Do you constantly battle clutter? Is it impossible to find any of your important documents? Do you want a simple solution to become more organized? If so, plan to register for the myDucks.org webinar – a webinar that will discuss the value of myDucks and the simplicity of getting all “ducks in a row.”

Lakeview Village, a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Lenexa, Kansas, is hosting the June 11 webinar that will explain the benefits of the Lakeview LifeCare program and the myDucks.org Personal Organizer.

This webinar, which can be viewed at 10 a.m. on any laptop, tablet, or computer, will cover how myDucks.org can help people of any age organize their most important documents and information in a simple, user-friendly format.

For people who have multiple files filled with papers, or for those who want to remember the location of their most important documents and passwords, myDucks.org provides users with a Personal Organizer in a notebook and digital thumb drive form.

The myDucks.org Personal Organizer allows users to get their “ducks in a row” by providing sections for important documents, medical history, financial information, final wishes, and many other forms and information.

Colette Panchot from Lakeview Village and Amy Gonzales from myDucks.org will host this webinar. If interested in viewing this webinar, register online here.

All My C.D.s Are Earning Nothing!
Emerson Hartzler

Emerson Hartzler

By Emerson Hartzler

During the past couple of years, as I have had the pleasure of hanging out with folks at our Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard this lament! Or a companion statement is: “I don’t want to take any risk, but I sure wish my investments were earning more.” I believe this angst is rooted in a fundamental lack of understanding of financial risk. Newsflash: if you have money, you are going to be taking risk. It is absolutely unavoidable.

Now the question becomes: “How much risk can I afford to take?” But before we address the answer to this very legitimate question, we need to be clear about the definition of financial risk. Exactly what is it? Financial risk comes in three major flavors: Inflation, Business and Systemic (I know, now we get “geek speak”). Actually, it’s not really very complex, and anyone with reasonable cognitive skills can understand it.

So let’s take them one at a time. If you put $10,000 under your mattress and take it out ten years later (assuming it hasn’t been stolen by your housekeeper), you will still have $10,000. But it will probably buy about 1/3 less than it does today. That’s called Inflation Risk, and it is the financial risk, as a senior, I fear the most. I only have six years’ experience living on a “fixed income” (I approached my friends at the Social Security office about a quarterly bonus – they were not sympathetic), but the thought of continuing price increases without some corresponding income growth is a bit frightening to me.

The point is, your “safe” investments in C.D.s, Money Market funds, and savings accounts are anything but safe from inflation risk. To mitigate inflation risk you have to look for alternative investments. But if I invest in stock (ownership of a company), what if that company does not prosper or even fails entirely? Now I’ve taken Business Risk and lost it all!

As a lad growing up in Ohio, I can remember the September evenings when the 18-wheelers from the General Motors factory in Detroit would pass through our small town with the new model year cars on board. That was pretty exciting for a teenager looking to get his driver’s license soon. If you told me in 1959 that GM was a risky investment I would have asked you what you were smoking! GM owned the U.S. car market and was making inroads abroad. Yet without the “bailout,” some experts argue, GM would not even exist today. (I hope you don’t own any Detroit municipal bonds, either!)

So business risk is real. However, this is perhaps the easiest risk to mitigate, simply by owning the stocks of a lot of companies, not just one. At last count I owned (tiny pieces of) about 12,000 companies, and I’m pretty sure one or more of those will soon fail. But from a personal financial perspective, I don’t really care.

Finally there is Systemic Risk. The value of all of my 12,000 companies could take a serious hit because the entire stock market is in a swoon. I’ve lived through such market downturns many times in my 45 years of investing, but in my lifetime, the longest such “down period” in the stock market has been about four years. So the antidote to systemic risk is simply to avoid investing money in the stock market when you have a reasonable expectation you will need to spend that money in the next four years or so.

Fortunately, seniors living in a CCRC can predict, with a high degree of probability, what their expenses are going to be during the next few years, and the good news about being on a “fixed income” is it is largely fixed (that is to say, predictable). So it should not be too difficult to determine what funds should stay in those aforementioned “safe” investments (earning little or nothing, but at least being available for spending during the next few years), freeing the remainder of your money to be invested where it can be expected to earn a return well above the historic rate of inflation.

You probably never considered what impact living in a CCRC might have on your ability to earn a reasonable return on your investments. But seniors, you have worked a long time for money. Now it is time for your money to work for you!

Emerson Hartzler, MBA, is a Lakeview Village resident, and, though he lives in a retirement community, he continues working as a financial advisor for Triune Financial Partners, LLC, at Lighton Plaza, 7300 College Blvd., in Overland Park, Kan. Reach Triune at 913-825-6100.

Learn more about Lakeview Village–the senior neighborhood of choice, and the largest retirement community in Kansas–by visiting our website at lakeviewvillage.org, or checking us out on Facebook

Lakeview Village Resident Jack Miller Honored for Volunteerism

Lakeview Village resident Jack Miller just celebrated his 90th birthday, but finds that turning another year older does not prevent him from remaining active, healthy, and engaged in the community.

One of Miller’s favorite ways to spend time is to volunteer Wednesday and Friday mornings at Rising Star Elementary School in Lenexa, Kan. Miller has volunteered at least twice a week at the school for the past 11 years, and on April 4, the students and staff celebrated his birthday during a “Jack Miller Day” celebration.

“It was a really wonderful day when I went to school that morning,” Miller said. “Most of the school board was there and a representative of the City of Lenexa thanked me for my service. Then, I was able to see every student in school.”

Lenexa City Council member Steve Lemons presented Miller with a birthday card signed by the Lenexa Mayor Mike Boehm and a proclamation that April 4, 2014 will be known as “Jack Miller Day” at Rising Star Elementary School.

After Miller met members of the school board, Rising Star Elementary School Principal Chris Lash took Miller to every classroom to see the children he helps. Many of the students had gifts and cards for Miller.

“Staff and students alike love the opportunity to work with Jack Miller,” Lash said. “He just has a positive energy that is contagious. He has given us so much; it was nice to do something for such a good person.”

In a fifth-grade classroom, Lash asked for students who had been tutored by Miller to raise their hands; almost every student raised a hand.

“It was surprising to see how many students I had worked with, some when they were in the younger grades,” Miller said.

Miller tutors students in all grades on their math skills. He enjoys working with children of different ability levels.

Before volunteering at Rising Star Elementary School, Miller volunteered at Somerset Elementary School in Prairie Village, Kan., for 13 years.

“My favorite part of volunteering is working with the kids,” Miller said. “I just enjoy being around young people all morning for two mornings. I am a retiree and I have time available and I want to use it.”

Miller loved seeing the students on his birthday, but said the “real party started” when he saw the family members who came to Lenexa for his birthday.

On the Saturday following his birthday, Miller’s family gathered in the Tree Top room in Southridge of Lakeview’s campus to throw a party for him. They invited every resident in the community and about 100 guests attended.

“It was a really great party,” Miller said.

Miller, who has lived at Lakeview for more than 11 years, enjoys that the community allows him to be involved on and off campus.

When not volunteering at Rising Star Elementary School, Miller works Monday mornings in Lakeview’s secondhand store, The Whatnot Shop, and volunteers Thursday afternoons in Lakeview’s Child Development Center reading to the children.

A Lenexa Volunteer Hall of Fame Inductee, Miller hopes to remind Lakeview residents that they can be active as retirees.

“I have already recruited four or five people to volunteer at the school,” Miller said. “I help get their feet wet, and they find me after and tell me they love it. There are many ways to get involved here.”

Bearing Fruit: Lakeview Village Teams Up with The Giving Grove to Teach Children About Food Sources
James K. Frazier

James K. Frazier

By James K. Frazier
Lakeview Village president and CEO

One of the special activities provided to the youngsters in Lakeview Village’s Child Development Center is learning where food comes from and how things grow. In recent years we have added raised gardens outside the center behind Eastside Terrace where the children raise vegetables. On May 6 at 9:30 a.m., we are adding a small grove of fruit trees to enhance their learning, provide fruit to them, Lakeview’s dining services, Ridgeview Village and the Johnson County Service Center food pantry. We had originally planned to plant the trees on Thursday, but a torrential downpour forced us to reschedule. Instead, a representative from The Giving Grove read to the children, and showed them examples of the types of fruits the trees they will help plant will soon bear.

How did this come about? Ray Makalous, a board member, introduced the concept to me. Ray is the director of outreach for The Giving Grove, a non-profit whose mission is “to develop replicable models for edible tree gardens, facilitate the implementation of those models by bringing together the needed resources, and provide a portion of the produce from each tree garden to feed those in need.”

Photo Credit: Tom Porter

Photo Credit: Tom Porter

As a result of our collaboration, on May 6 we will be planting a grove behind Eastside Terrace including three Asian pear trees, three Euro pear trees, three apple trees and four cherry bushes. (You can watch the planting from Eastside Terrace or Heritage Activity Center.) The plants have been selected by horticulturalists who work with The Giving Grove because they will best adapt to our local climate, and be disease and pest tolerant.  We anticipate they will begin bearing fruit in about three years. The Giving Grove provides the training on pruning and maintaining the grove, too. Volunteer gleaners will annually pick the upper fruit to be used at the food pantry; Lakeview and Ridgeview may share in some of the fresh bounty; and the children will learn even more about growing nutritious food.

Photo Credit: Tom Porter

Photo Credit: Tom Porter

The Giving Grove is an offshoot of the Kansas City Community Gardens. In 2013, The Giving Grove installed 21 projects throughout the Kansas City area. They hope that their unique sustainable approach to local fresh food production will eventually be replicated nationwide.

Education for our children; fresh produce for Lakeview, Ridgeview and local needy; beautification of the campus; volunteerism and training; cutting-edge advocacy and showing other communities what can be—win, win, win, win, win—it’s the Lakeview way!

Learn more about Lakeview Village–the senior neighborhood of choice, and the largest retirement community in Kansas–by visiting our website at lakeviewvillage.org, or checking us out on Facebook.

Lakeview Village is Finding its “Chi”
Jackie Halbin

Jackie Halbin

By Jackie Halbin
Lakeview Village Wellness Manager

This year marks our sixth annual observance of World Tai Chi and Qigong Day—a celebration of the slow-moving, stress-reducing exercise that so many Lakeview Village residents enjoy.

In usual Lakeview Village style, we will gather on the back patio of Northpointe, on the Eastside Terrace back patio, on the front lawn of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and at Treetop in Southridge.

We invite you to join us as we celebrate on Saturday, April 26, at 10 a.m. in the Northpointe Fitness Room. Participants from the Tai Chi class will put on a demonstration and then everyone is welcome to join in and learn a few simple Tai Chi moves.

Tai Chi is important because today’s world is being shaken to its foundation by the stress of rapid change, and the pressure to multi-task to the max. Our constant connection to the Internet and social media has become more important—in some respects—than our desire to own or drive a car.

Bill Douglas, founder of World Tai Chi Day, and fellow Kansas City native, learned Tai Chi and Qigong to reduce his own stress and learned the importance of breathing fully. His goal over the last 15 years has been to raise the world’s awareness of the awesome benefits associated with Tai Chi. He designated the last Saturday of the month in April as the day for world celebration and recognition. Starting at 10 a.m. in New Zealand and thereafter around the globe, people will come together to create a clearer, healthier and calmer world with “one breath.”

To find out more about Lakeview Village, check out our website, and find us on Facebook.

Lakeview Village’s Youngest Resident: Bill Leach
Rebecca and Bill Leach

Rebecca and Bill Leach

Although sometimes called a “baby” at Lakeview Village, resident Bill Leach and his wife Rebecca enjoy living at the continuing care retirement community in Lenexa, Kan., and suggested that everyone in their 60s should think about moving into such a community.

Leach, 67, and his wife Rebecca, 71, started their search of continuing care retirement communities a few years ago. Leach’s mother moved into a retirement community when she was 72, and Leach liked the idea of moving to a similar community while he was still young, and could remain active.

Leach put his name down on a waiting list at Lakeview because he was attracted by the beauty of the campus and the community’s Christian background, and eventually received a call that Lakeview was showing new homes. At first he was uninterested in the idea of a home, but, on a whim, he and his wife decided to take a look.

“I’m a gardener so the first thing I did was take a look at the back yard,” Leach recalled. “I was surprised by how spacious it was; there are 150 feet of trees separating us from the next house. My wife turned to me and said, ‘You like it, don’t you?’”

Leach decided then to trade their condo for a new Lakeview home.

“Nothing was in our way; we substituted one home for another,” Leach said.

Lakeview allows Leach to remain active and social, which is one of his favorite parts of living at the community. He is the chairman of the resident council, the second vice president of the financial review committee, and a member of the library board.

“One of my friends here says I know everyone,” Leach said. “I don’t think that that’s true but I have met quite a bit of people. The age difference here doesn’t matter to me. You shouldn’t have to wait until you are 80 to move to a place like this.”

Leach also enjoys the different amenities Lakeview provides to residents, and mentioned the Fitness Center and second-hand store, “The What Not Shop,” as popular places on the Lakeview campus.

“Lakeview has everything,” Leach said. “It is like a town.”

Lakeview provides Leach with the certainty that he and his wife will receive all the services they will need as they age.

“As I get older, if I need to move to an apartment, I will be able to move right in the center of everything,” Leach said. “Lakeview is a continuing care community and that means it’s where I will be will continue to be able to be with my friends.”

Learn more about Lakeview Village–the senior neighborhood of choice, and the largest retirement community in Kansas–by visiting our website at lakeviewvillage.org, or checking us out on Facebook

Roth IRA: The 9th Wonder of the World

By Emerson Hartzler

Emerson Hartzler

Emerson Hartzler

The Roth version of the IRA has been around for more than a decade, but is still one of the most misunderstood programs that seniors will encounter. I believe it was Albert Einstein who declared the power of compound interest to be the 8th Wonder of the World. Einstein didn’t live to see the Roth IRA, but I believe he would have declared it Wonder number nine! If an IRA is an important part of your retirement plan, you need to know all about the Roth IRA option.

First, a reminder about the difference between these two IRA options: When you contribute to a “Regular” IRA, the amount contributed is deducted from your gross income, so that only the net amount of income is subject to federal income tax that year. Once the IRA account is established, any earnings that account may have is not subject to income tax, so the power of compound interest is not diminished by taxes. However, when you (or your heirs) withdraw money from the Regular IRA it is considered regular earned income, subject to the tax rate of the person withdrawing the money.

With the Roth IRA option, the amount contributed is NOT deducted from your gross income, so you are essentially “buying” the Roth IRA with dollars after you have paid income tax on your gross earnings. This makes the Roth more “expensive” to “buy” than the regular IRA. As a result, most of us have put our retirement savings into a Regular IRA and called it good.

Now for us seniors who are beginning to withdraw from our IRA’s, the above distinction may seem to be moot – we are no longer contributing, so why should we care what the contribution options are? One word: CONVERSION!

When I moved to my current home in a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), I paid a one-time entry fee, and I also began making monthly fee payments. A percentage of each of those fees in a CCRC like mine is tax deductible as a prepaid medical expense. The first year I paid entry and monthly fees more than $200,000, and that tax deduction was huge, lowering my net income below the level at which I would pay any federal income tax at all! To avoid “wasting” my large tax deduction I needed more income in that year, since the medical deduction cannot be held over for use in subsequent years. Enter the IRA to Roth IRA conversion!

I merely withdrew enough money from my Regular IRA to bring my income to the level where I would pay a minimal amount of federal income tax, converting that money to a Roth IRA account. Why do that? The answer lies in the unique advantage of the Roth IRA.

In the future, I will continue to withdraw money from my Regular IRA and pay income taxes on those “earnings.” But what if I want to withdraw only the earnings from my IRA, leaving the principal for my heirs? The good news is that that principal should earn a return, and none of that is taxed until my heirs decide to withdraw it, and then they will have to pay income tax on those “earnings” at their current tax rate. I have not spoken to anyone recently who believes that future tax rates will be less than they are today, so chances are the tax burden to my heirs will be significant.

However, if I can convert money in my Regular IRA to a Roth IRA, at no real “cost” to me (remember the strategy outlined above to create additional income, taking full advantage of the medical deduction), any future earnings from the Roth IRA will accrue without being taxed, just like the regular IRA. But when my heirs withdraw money from the Roth IRA there is NO tax to be paid! I already satisfied the tax obligation when the money was converted from the Regular IRA to the Roth IRA. After that, neither the earnings of the Roth IRA nor the withdrawal from the Roth IRA is taxed!

A realistic example might bring the power of the Roth conversion into better focus. Let’s say you converted $100,000 in the year you moved to a CCRC, taking full advantage of the medical deduction. Then each year for the next 10 years you converted another $20,000, again taking full advantage of the medical deduction and paying no more taxes than you would have otherwise. You would then be able to pass $300,000, plus earnings, say $500,000, of Roth IRA money to your heirs. Assuming their tax rate is 20 percent, they would pay $100,000 in taxes for withdrawing that money from a Regular IRA, but nothing in taxes for withdrawing from a Roth IRA.

Do I have your attention?

Emerson Hartzler, MBA, is a Lakeview Village resident, and, though he lives in a retirement community, he continues working as a financial advisor for Triune Financial Partners, LLC, at Lighton Plaza, 7300 College Blvd., in Overland Park, Kan. Reach Triune at 913-825-6100.

Learn more about Lakeview Village–the senior neighborhood of choice, and the largest retirement community in Kansas–by visiting our website at lakeviewvillage.org, or checking us out on Facebook