Is a Continuing Care Retirement Community Right for You?
Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs or “Life Plan Communities) can be a wonderful solution for older adults who are independent and active today, but who seek the peace of mind that comes with living in a community that can provide assisted living or health care services if and when needed. But, how do you know…read more
Lakeview Village Recognized at the Kansas House of Represenatives
State Representative Brandon Woodard for Kansas, District 30 recognized the team of Lakeview Village on the floor of the House of Representatives today for receiving the U.S. News “Best of Nursing Homes” and “Best of Short-Stay Rehabilitation” awards. Congratulations!! March 12, 2019. Pictured are Mary Schworer (COO), Pam Hermon (Administrator, Dir. of Healthcare, Rep. Woodward,…read more
New Villa Construction by the Lake
Lakeview Village is redeveloping near the community’s signature, three-acre lake. The site will include the addition of eight 1,600 square foot villas from Don Julian Builders. Five of these homes have already been reserved. They include custom finishes inside and out, such as 10-foot ceilings, walk-in showers, fireplace, eat-in kitchen with island and walk-in pantry,…read more
Game On: Can Brain Games Improve Your Memory?
By Brad Breeding| February 18th, 2019 There are a number of so-called “brain game” products on the market these days. These typically are computer or smartphone/tablet-based games that claim they can help improve seniors’ cognitive function and memory. But do they really work? Could playing video games be the secret to decreasing the prevalence of neuro-degenerative conditions…read more
6 Key Considerations for Your CCRC Decision Process
By Brad Breeding| January 21st, 2019 Financially, emotionally, and from a practical perspective, choosing a continuing care retirement community (CCRC or “life plan” community) is a big decision. Here at myLifeSite, we strive to provide information and create resources that can help seniors make a more informed decision about whether this particular senior living option is right for…read more
Lakeview Village to be included in a landmark study on Life Plan Communities
Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging is partnering with Northwestern University in conducting the Age Well Study, a five-year analysis of the impact of living in a Life Plan Community. The Age Well Study is the only national longitudinal study evaluating the impact of living in a Life Plan Community on residents’ cognitive, physical, and psychosocial…read more
Lakeview Village achieved top marks from U.S. News
Superior service and care by U.S. News and World Report named Lakeview Village as Best Nursing Home and Best Overall & Short-Stay Rehabilitation on a national evaluation. U.S. News evaluated more than 15,000 facilities throughout the country and rated most of them in two different areas: overall care and short-stay rehabilitation. Facilities were considered Best…read more
Jim & Mary Birkhead Had Every Intention of Staying in Their Overland Park Home
After Touring Retirement Communities, They Changed Their Minds Jim and Mary Birkhead called Overland Park home for 50 years. Expecting to stay in their house for the duration of their retirement, the Birkheads purchased a home with a master bedroom on the first floor, so, if needed, they could live on one level of their…read more
Don’t move to Lakeview Village too late!
When considering a move to Lakeview Village, the question of timing often arises. Lakeview Village is designed for residents to move in when they are still independent, before there is any need for assistance. Lakeview LifeCare™, the hallmark of life at Lakeview Village, requires residents to pass a medical and financial screening. Because of this,…read more
Resident Receives Award
Dr. Mani Mani, pictured with his wife Rebekah, is a 2018 Honoree for the 70 over 70 awards. We are pleased to announce that Lakeview Village resident Dr. Mani Mani has been selected as a 2018 Honoree for the Shepherd’s Center of KC Central inaugural 70 over 70 awards. Mani Mani, M.D. is professor emeritus…read more
They Shall Still Bear Fruit in Old Age (Psalm 92:14a)
The food pantry at New Haven Seventh Day Adventist Church started by Lakeview Village resident Faye Martin. A quiet, unassuming woman lives among us, yet she lives an extraordinary-ordinary life as a champion of serving others. She is 81 years young and resides on the third floor in Heritage at Lakeview Village. Despite her recent…read more
You’ve Decided to Move — Now What?
Lakeview Village teamed up with Brian Walton at Assisted Moving of Kansas City to develop a free guide to help you downsize your life and “upsize” your lifestyle. Reading this step-by-step guide is the first step in “rightsizing” into your new home. When considering a move to a retirement community, the actual act of moving can…read more