Let LSS Help You With Your Educational Goals

Ready to develop and grow your career at LSS? Our educational assistance programs will help you succeed! Educational benefits help you in your work with communities and programs, making an even greater impact on those we serve.

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All About Holiday Portion Control

The holidays are great. The holiday food is also great. But too much can derail healthy eating habits. Especially for seniors, a focus on nutrition is critical to maintaining weight over the holidays.

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Get Ready! Annual Enrollment is Coming Soon!

LSS Annual Enrollment will take place November 13 – December 1, 2017. This will be your opportunity to review benefit elections and make changes for 2018. Plan to attend an Annual Enrollment Benefits Informational Meeting to learn about changes and new offerings coming in 2018!  Don’t miss out on your chance to review your benefit…

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LSS Named Healthiest Employer

Once again, the St. Louis Business Journal has named Lutheran Senior Services one of the 25 Healthiest Employers in St. Louis. LSS was recognized for its comprehensive approach to workplace wellness, including promoting healthy diets, exercise, external programs, and benefits.

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Welcome Home: Introducing the ALL NEW LSSLiving.org

The new Lutheran Senior Services website is live! Our new site features a fresh look at the LSS family of communities and services.

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Shout Out to Meramec Bluffs Team Members!

After an Independent Living resident of Meramec Bluffs suffered a health related episode and collapsed in the hallway, the Meramec Bluffs team sprang into action to help this resident who was unresponsive. Meramec Bluffs wants to take this opportunity to personally recognize each of these individuals for their quick response and efforts in saving the life of one of our Independent Living residents.

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Welcome New Employees

We’ve had some great people join our teams across LSS. Congratulations to these employees who have completed their first 90-days as a part of the LSS family!

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Congratulations Lenoir Woods! New REACH Building Grand Opening

This past month, Lenoir Woods held a grand opening for their new REACH Rehabilitation building. With a state-of-the-art therapy gym, private rooms, and cozy common spaces, Lenoir Woods helping REACH guests achieve their therapy goals. See Pictures from the Grand Opening.

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Interactive Health Evaluation Results – What Now?

If you receive health insurance through LSS, then you should have participated in Wellness Testing this last month to receive your personal wellness score. This score is a starting point to determining what your health goals for this upcoming year should be. Plus there are FREE resources LSS and Interactive Health offer to help!

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Tech Talk Tuesday: Checked Out Documents

When you use Team Sites in LSSLink, you’ll eventually have to work with checked out documents. In fact, very likely, at some point someone is going to call you and tell you that you accidentally left a document checked out. Learn how to Check Out LSSLink Documents.

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Step Challenge Summary and Congratulations!

The first LSS-wide step challenge was a huge success! Thank you to everyone that participated. Check here to see how LSS did as a whole!

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EAP Webinar: Improve Your Health with Ergonomics and Frequent Movement

Adding more activity to your day can boost your energy, reduce your risk of heart attacks and cancer, and improve your mood. Your Employee Assistance Program can help with ideas so you can get active and have a boost.

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Common Sense Prevents Accidents

Safety ISN’T a mysterious maze of rules and regulations that LSS wants you to obey. It’s plain common sense that everyone can use. Never fool around or take chances! If you’re not sure about the safe way to do a job, ASK! (When it comes to safety, there are no dumb questions.)

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Core Values? Mission Statement? Vision Statements? What do they all mean?

Core Values underlie our work and the strategies that we use to fulfill our mission. At Lutheran Senior Services we have Christian Core Values because they’re based on the example Jesus set for us in the Bible. But what is the difference between Christian Core Values, Vision, and Mission? Find Out!

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National Innovation Award Won by Project Wellness

The American Association of Service Coordinators has awarded its Affordable Housing Innovative Program of the Year to Project Wellness, an interactive program launched by Lutheran Senior Services in 2012 to help affordable housing residents better manage their health and reduce hospitalizations.

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LeadingAge Recognizes Two LSS Employees!

LSS is part of LeadingAge Missouri – a network of not-for-profit senior living providers across Missouri. Every year, members of LeadingAge are able to nominate employees for outstanding awards. Congratulations Carla Baum and Janie Matsantonis!

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Shout Outs – Great Things Are Being Said About You!

You are making a difference and people around you notice it! Check out some letters we’ve received from residents and their families members as well as recognition from fellow employees!

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The Lutheran Prayer Breakfast Registration Extended!

The Prayer Breakfast allows partnering Lutheran organizations to come together united in the faith. This year is particularly special as it marks 500 years since the Reformation. It is not too late to register for the Prayer Breakfast! Click the link below to register before the October 5 deadline.

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Tech Talk Tuesday: Reply vs. Reply All

We look forward to Tech Tuesday when we receive helpful tips from our IT department. This past month was no different as we were reminded when to click Reply and Reply All with our email correspondence.

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Have Your Say: 2017 LSS Employee Feedback Survey

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Employee Feedback Survey! This was a great opportunity to provide feedback and let your voice be heard. As an organization, we are continually striving for excellence and the feedback from the survey will help us improve!

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Equifax Data Breach – No Evidence of impact to LSS data

We are pleased to report that Equifax has found no evidence that the cybersecurity incident impacted our employment verification data. If you have concerns, Equifax has a dedicated call center at 866.447.7559, and website, www.equifaxsecurity2017.com to assist consumers.

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Keep Peoria Beautiful names Lutheran Hillside Village a winner

Congratulations to Lutheran Hillside Village Senior Living Community in Peoria, Illinois. They were awarded the 2017 Orchid Maintenance Award for their beautiful landscaping and excellent condition of their 37-acre campus! A great thumbs up to you all!

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Lenoir Woods senior living community opens 79 new apartments

Welcome new neighbors! Lenoir Woods Senior Living Community had a grand opening for their new Independent Living building – Edgewood. This new building is all part of the master plan for Lenoir Woods which next features a state-of-the-art wellness center. 

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What are Core Values? What are Christian Core Values?

Our Christian Core Values are the basis of how we as individuals and as an organization behave and interact with others. Trust us, as we talk about the Christian Core Values more and more, you’ll want to have them memorized … It might sur-prize you what knowing all five can get you!

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Have a Heart and Take Part: The PTO Bank is Dangerously Low

Help another LSS employee in a time of need by providing a “compassionate transfer” of paid time off. The PTO Donation Bank helps co-workers who are facing serious health conditions or those providing care for an immediate family member. Please help!

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Why You Need a Flu Shot

To help keep our senior residents and fellow co-workers healthy, it is important that all LSS employees receive an annual flu vaccination. Thank you to those who have already received your flu shot for this year. If you still need your flu shot, the remaining dates, times, and locations are listed using the link below.

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Introducing our Christian Core Values, a Message from John Kotovsky

Core values underlie how an organization works, how people interact with each other, and which strategies are employed to fulfill the mission. At LSS, our core values are based on the example of Jesus, which is why we call them Christian Core Values. We’re going to be talking a lot more about our Christian Core Values as we move forward, but get an introduction here.

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Wellness Testing Begins!

Annual Wellness Testing Happening Now! At LSS, we are committed to building a culture of healthy employees. We honor that commitment by offering a comprehensive wellness program designed to improve your health, well-being, and productivity, both at home and at work. 

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Interactive Health Wellness Success Stories: Joseph

Hear from an LSS employee who participated in Wellness Testing last year, and how this news helped him create a healthier lifestyle.

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September Blue Box

Who doesn’t like contests?!? Use the code below to enter the Blue Box contest. All you have to do is answer a question to prove you know what’s going on around LSS. Then you’ll be entered to win a $25 gift certificate.

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