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June 2011


Past & Present: The Lakeview Journal

Hearing Your Best for Life

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Onsite services include: • Hearing Screenings • Hearing Aid Cleaning and Maintenance • Wax Removal • State-of-the-art Hearing Aid Technology • Hearing Assistive Technology Traci Ring, M.S., FAAA, audiologist, visits Lakeview Village the second Friday afternoon of each month.

To schedule an appointment to see the audiologist, call 913-403-0018. We also are on staff at Shawnee Mission Medical Center.


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Highlights in this issue:

Village Picnic and Ice Cream Social

Center of the Plate..................................Page 5 Going Green/Volunteer Opportunities...Page 5 Past & Present: Lakeview Journal...... Page 6-7 Health News You Can Use.....................Page 8 10 Smart Legal Strategies........................Page 9 Marketing In Motion............................ Page 10 In the Spotlight..................................... Page 11

Newly Elected Dining Services Committee Members We would like to welcome the new Dining Services Committee Members that were recently elected to serve. They serve as representatives for all residents for the various dining rooms as a voice to management regarding any comments or concerns with service, food quality and suggestions brought to

them by other residents. The new members representing Southridge are Nancy Banker, Nancy Moffett and Bob Line. Northpointe’s representatives are Carolyn Catlett and Maudie West. Representing Gardenview and Heritage will be Gerry Zweimiller and Mary Alice Patterson. We thank them for their time and service.


and out and a quick wipe down of your dash and console. We will not be vacuuming this year due to the time it takes to do this. The price for the wash is $10.00. Lunch will be your choice of a grilled burger or hot dog, a bag of chips and bottled water for $5.00. Join us in front of the Grounds shop for a great wash, lunch and good time. A new American flag was raised on Memorial Day. The flag was donated by Heritage resident, Edith Litto, and was her late husband’s military flag. Thank you, Ms. Litto, for the donation and for your late husband’s service to our country. Remember…Work orders are not entered for mowing, trimming or mulching requests. The Ground’s crew has a set route they follow that allows them to get these things done in a timely manner.

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Don’t forget that our annual Village Picnic Published by Sun Publications, Inc. and Ice Cream Social is just around the corner. If 4370 W. 109th St. • Overland Park, KS 66211 you do not plan to attend and wish to have a meal 913-381-1010 Fax: 913-381-9889 ©2011 Sun Publications, Inc. delivered to you, you must call the Dining Services Art Director: Kelsey Wilkinson Hotline (744-2404) by Wednesday, June 1. The Advertising Account Executive: Carol Burrington menu will include roasted pig, smoked brisket and The next issue of LakeViews will be available fried chicken legs. If you would like to invite your Thursday, June, 30th. family or friends, guest meal tickets can be purchased in advance at the reception desks at a cost of The deadline to submit content for the March issue of LakeViews is noon Friday, June 3rd. $10.75 + tax for adults and $4.95 + tax for children 12 and under. The Chuck Eddy Band will be the For more information about Lakeview Village, please featured entertainment. Mark your calendar!! n contact our Marketing department at (913) 744-2449.


Scott Edwards, Facilities Director (913) 744-2468 The 2nd Annual Care Center Courtyard Fundraising Car Wash and Cook Out, sponsored by the Grounds department, will be Friday, June 17th, from 11a.m.– 2 p.m. The wash includes outside wash and dry, tire shine, windows inside

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Jon Williams, Dining Services Director 744-2402 A Peek into the Future of Dining Services It’s hard to believe I have been here just three months. Everyone has made me feel so welcome that it seems as though I have been here for a lot longer. I have started to really settle in and am excited to start pulling back the curtain and letting you get a peek at my goals for the future of our Dining Services program. Menus: We will have a minimum of three menu rotations per year. The number of items on the rotating menu should not change; we will, however, be introducing an always available menu which will consist of between 8 and 11 items. Menu development will include input from Residents, Campus Chef’s, Dining Room Staff and I. Once we have a menu draft, we will send it to the various food committees for suggestions and final approval. “Server Certification” program: In an effort to standardize service across campus, I am working with Tim Sullivan and his management team to develop a new server training program. Our team of hosts and hostesses will be trained first and those who choose to may become certified “Server Trainers”. These “trainers” will be the only ones authorized to train new staff members. Once servers have been through the training program, they will receive a “Lakeview Server Certificate” and will be certified to work anywhere on campus. I hope this peek gives you a little insight into all of the great things to come in Dining Services. I would like to close with a thought my fatherin-law taught me almost 30 years ago: “The only constant in life…is change” Howard DeVasher n

Going Green To share your “green” ideas or to join the Living Green at Lakeview Committee, contact Shellie Sullivan at (913)744-2410

Green Facts of the Month:

Go Paperless – * Americans throw away enough glass bottles and jars every 2 weeks to fill the 1,350 foot towers of the former World Trade Center– WOW! * States with bottle deposit laws have 35-40% less litter by volume. * Every year we make enough plastic film to shrink wrap Texas–EEK!

Glass Recycling Pickup:

The glass recycling collection bins will be available June 3, 4 & 5. The glass is picked up by 8:00 a.m. the first Monday of every month. Please remember to rinse your glass containers and take off all caps and lids before putting them in the bin. Thank you.

Shellie Sullivan, Community Life Manager (913)744-2410 What Not Shop We are in need of someone to help with the furniture and items in the hallway outside of the shop. It would be Tuesday and/or Thursday mornings. Call Shellie if you are interested. Centerpointe Care Center We need men! Would you be willing to share your time with some of the men in the Care Center in the Men’s Club? Call Shellie!

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Past & Present:

The Lakeview Journal


hat would one do without recorded history? Without recorded history, one would never read Abraham Lincoln’s famous Gettysburg address, listen to Mozart’s breath-taking "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik", or study the Philosophy of the great Socrates. History is what helps shape us. There is 36 years worth of history regarding the Lakeview Journal—and how the Lakeview historians kept track of over 430 issues, one will never know. The Journal has evolved over 36 years. It’s had a few face lifts, name changes and input of information, but it has always held on to its main purpose: to be a written publication for residents written by residents. The Journal began its days in 1975, under the editorial control of Pearl Mart and Wray Enders. The duo used a mimeograph machine, which is a printing press that works by forcing ink through a stencil onto paper. It was convenient during that time, but could be an exasperating piece of machinery. It was a much more laborious publication than what is produced now. What we call the Lakeview Journal now was once titled Lakeview Ripples. Its content included columns such as “Comings and Goings”, current activities and “Let’s Get Acquainted”. The pair resigned in 1980 because of the workload. Three months later, Lakeview administration took the publication over due to lack of volunteers, and renamed it the Lakeview Newsletter.

by Lauren Nelson

Shortly after, Elizabeth Sutherland became editor and continued for 13 years. The Newsletter was a combined effort of residents and staff. It always included a note from Lyle Strand, the CEO at that time. The creative artwork was provided by Lakeview employee, Kay Mattox, who was the voice you used to hear when calling the work order line. In 1994, Emma McCuistion took over the publication. It didn’t take her long to realize the amount of work put into the publication and she resigned in ’95. At that point, Alan Boley stepped in. Alan began reconstructing the publication and started by changing it to its current title, the Lakeview Journal. The change in name was a reflection of the transformation from what was contained in the prior issues. In 1997, Kay Mattox ended her 13 year run as the cover artist and passed it on to Mary Louise Glenn. She did all the covers for 3 years. The original artist group which consisted of Jo Neff, Rosanna Thompson, Shirley Pirnie, Jenny Levy and Sue Hamilton were then recruited and persuaded to create and draw the covers. The group continues to create the cover, and the number of artist has expanded. “We have more people contributing to the Journal than ever before,” noted Alan Boley. It was a very different operation after a couple of years. Many of the writers were no longer contributing. Luckily, Alan still had creative writers such as Truman page and Dot Kurtz who put their own twist into the Journal. Truman wrote a col-

umn each month called “Page from the Historians”. Dot had a very popular section of the Journal called “This & That” with Dot & Dot. These writings encouraged other residents to contribute their creativeness to the Journal as well. Next thing Alan knew, there were 20 or more contributors in a single issue. In one issue, Margaret Dalke’s eye caught a help wanted ad asking for a new editor. Margaret didn’t think twice about it and called Alan the next morning. She is the current editor and has been since the July/August issue of 2007. “I love all the people I have gotten to know due to the Journal.” She has been in the printing and publishing business for about 47 years. Margaret feels fortunate to have the opportunity to be editor and loves everything that comes with it. It has opened new doors and allowed her to meet many residents across campus. Margaret had a major change in the printing this year; they received a new printing machine that Margaret couldn’t be more thrilled about. It cuts the labor time in half and gives off a better quality of print. “The Journal would not be possible without all the volunteers who contribute,” stated Margaret. There are many volunteers who play a role in creating the Lakeview Journal from the writers, artists, proof readers, to the assemblers. It is a publication run by all volunteers. It gives residents an opportunity to utilize their vocation, communication and social skills. Most of all, it holds memories of Lakeview since 1975 and we hope it will continue for years and years to come. McCullough, David - "History is who we are and why we are the way we are."

Fun Facts from former issues of the Journal

• Current employees Bob White and Kris Lambert were highlighted in the “About the Staff” section of the Lakeview Journal in 1981—30 years ago! • The Village Pantry opened Monday, July 2, 1984. • Margaret Davisson and her husband, Willis, moved to Lakeview in January of 1988— the same year I was born. n

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Lakeview cleans the windows campus-wide every three years. We understand many of you would like your windows cleaned more often so… Lakeview has contracted with Window Butler again to wash your windows if you would like. The cost of the additional cleaning will be your responsibility. The dates are June 8th —10th. The cost is $5.75 per window and patio doors are $11.50. The cost will be billed to your account.   If you are interested, please contact Grace Butler at (913) 681-2333 to schedule your time.

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Health News


Jan Pearson, Director of Health Services (913) 744-2475

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t’s hard to believe that a year has passed since the Kansas Department on Aging approved Lakeview Village to begin serving individuals in Eastside Terrace’s assisted living and shortstay rehab neighborhoods on June 11, 2010. Assisted Living provides a home-style model of living for up to 23 individuals and is designed to foster independence while having the safety and security of 24/7 nursing staff. Short-Stay Rehab is located on the 2nd and 3rd floors of Eastside Terrace. Following a qualifying

hospital stay, individuals who require rehabilitation related to orthopedic, cardiac or other medical conditions can receive therapy and medical care to help them transition back home. Lakeview has also partnered with hospice agencies to provide general inpatient hospice in Eastside Terrace for individuals facing terminal illnesses. For a tour of either the Assisted Living or ShortTerm Rehab neighborhoods or for information on admission criteria and procedures, contact the admissions office at 913-744-2433. n

There is a new number to call for pick-up of donations to the What-Not-Shop:

For furniture donations call resident Bob Young at 888-4388. For other items—which are picked up the first Thursday of each month—call resident Donna Almloff at 894-6388. You must call by the Monday before pick-up and have your items ready by 8:00 a.m. the day of pick-up. If they are unable to pick-up on Thursday, they will try to pick-up the next day.

Ewing Kauffman, Robert B. Rogers

You’re invited to a brunch! The Lakeview Village Foundation invites all who are interested in learning more about the Lakeview Legacy Society to the following event: “What I learned from Mr. K about life, laughter and legacy” Robert B. Rogers, Chairman Emeritus of Kauffman Foundation and close friend of Kansas City legend Ewing Kauffman, will share his inspiring stories with us as we enjoy a brunch and live music at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 15, in the Northpointe Dining Room. Jean Elias and Jim Kenney, both Lakeview residents and members of the Foundation’s Legacy Society, will share what the Society means to them. The Society honors those who have made a lasting commitment to Lakeview Village by in-

cluding a future gift to the Foundation in their estate plans. A commitment of any size qualifies you as a Legacy Society member. This event is being made possible with a gift to the Foundation from the Berger Law Firm. Seating is limited so if you would like to attend, please call Jessica at 744-2456 no later than Monday, June 6. n

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Learn about strategies that may save you and your family money, time & stress!

Presenter: James P. Berger, JD, CFP® of Berger Law Firm, P.A. Jim Berger practices law with the firm of Berger Law Firm, P.A., located in Overland Park, Kansas. He is licensed in Kansas and Missouri, and concentrates his practice in the areas of elder law, probate, and estate planning. He has been an attorney for 25 years. He has also earned the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) professional designation.

1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 Southridge Treetop RSVP: 744-2456 by Wednesday, June 22 This free, educational seminar is brought to you by the Lakeview Village Foundation as part of our on-going commitment to provide free educational seminars for you and your loved ones. Have an idea for a speaker? Call Nelson Rumore, Executive Director, at 744-2430. n

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Senior Celebration and Catlett Scholarship Ceremony a Huge Success! By Shellie Sullivan


The Catlett Scholarship Recipients

e had a packed house as 38 of our graduating high school senior servers and volunteers were recognized, as well as 22 Catlett Scholarship recipients at the April 26th celebration. Each senior was introduced and recognized for their service to our Lakeview residents and then the Catlett Scholarships were awarded. The total amount of money awarded was $21,100.00, which was divided among the 22 students. What amazing generosity shown by our residents to donate so much to the scholarship fund! The evening ended with a dessert buffet and enjoyable visiting with students, parents and residents.

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Lakeview Village receives Excellence in Service Diversification Award


By Jessica Silfverberg

akeview Village received the 2011 Excellence in Service Diversification Award from the Kansas Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (KAHSA) as part of their annual Quality First Awards of Excellence Ceremony on May 6, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency in Wichita. This award is presented to KAHSA members who are committed to expanding services to meet

seniors’ needs where they are or in a place they call home. Lakeview Village has been honored for its Eastside Terrace building, which provides assisted living, short-term and out-patient rehabilitation to its residents and the greater Kansas City area. Additional Eastside Terrace service and program offerings include a hydro-therapy pool, an indoor saltwater pool, a media lounge, fitness center, bistro dining area, a resident art gallery, and Shawnee Mission Medical Center’s new on-site specialized Geriatric Center. “The Eastside Terrace project is an excellent addition to the services already provided by Lakeview Village,” says Debra Zehr, KAHSA President. “We applaud CEO Jamie Frazier and his team for meeting the needs of their residents and the greater community.” n

Colette Panchot, Director of Sales and Marketing 913-744-2449 |


here are many ways to get the word out about Lakeview Village: telling our friends, sending mailers, placing ads in the media, to name a few. Another tool is public relations, which is the art and science of managing a company’s reputation and nurturing positive relationships in the community. We are happy to announce that Jessica Silfverberg will be serving as the Public Relations Specialist for Lakeview Village, in addition to her existing duties with the Lakeview Village Foundation. The English High Tea, held at Southridge for about 100 guests less than a week after the Royal Wedding of William and Catherine, was a smashing success. The sweets and savories by Lakeview Catering were delectable, and the room décor

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was worthy of the Queen. We also appreciate the Lakeview residents who donned their bonnets and helped host our delighted guests. People ask me the purpose of such special events and whether new residents are moving here as a result. The answer is an unqualified yes, even if not immediately. These events are designed to let prospective residents experience life at the village, and more importantly, to give them a chance to hear why you love Lakeview. You are our most eloquent ambassadors. Thanks for all you do to make Lakeview Village a thriving community. n

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Resident Frank Chandler Boucher By Maggie Weed Born at St. Luke’s Hospital, Frank “Chan” Boucher lived in Kansas City with his family until they moved to Jasper, Missouri where he attended a one room school. The Boucher family moved back to Kansas City where Chang graduated from Southwest High School in 1943. WW2 was in full swing and he had the choice to enlist or get drafted. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps, got his wings and was commissioned to 2nd Lt. He became a co-pilot on a B24 and flew several missions out of Italy. He now has a multi-engine commercial pilot’s license. He was discharged after the war ended and stayed in the reserves flying AT6s at Fairfax airport in KCK. Chan resigned from the reserves to attend Kansas University, where he graduated in 1950 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. After meeting Joyce, the love of his life, at Broadway Methodist Church in 1946, they were married in 1949 and lived in Lawrence until he got his degree. In 1966, he and an old friend, Bob Smith, formed a company and named it Smith & Boucher. The company specialized in heating and air conditioning, electrical and plumbing design. They worked for architects doing design work on commercial buildings. Among the buildings they worked on are KU campus and the Med Center, Crown Center, Corporate Woods, JCCC and Hallmark Cards. Chan and Joyce moved to Prairie Village where they reared their two boys. Now they have 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. During the earlier years, Chan indulged his hobby of sports cars and showed several of them in the Concours d’ elegance show on the Plaza. They moved to Lakeview in 2004, when his golfing buddy Richard Catlett told them about the new Southridge building going up. Here you can find Chan helping at Channel 4 and policing (at times) in the Woodworking Shop.

Employee Beatrice Henry By Lauren Nelson Did you know that Lakeview Village has a Child Development Center? There are a total of 10 employees who do an amazing job working with the children in the CDC. Beatrice Henry or, according to the kids, Miss B, is one of them. Beatrice grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. She is the youngest in her family and always wished for a younger sibling. Fortunately for Lakeview, that little sibling never came, so Beatrice was naturally drawn to children. She loves kids so much she even teaches Sunday school for middle school kids at Pleasant Green Baptist Church. Beatrice came to Lakeview 7 years ago. Crazy to think she has been working at Lakeview for a quarter of her life. Beatrice attended school at Bishop Hogan, where she met her future husband, Jonathan. They had mutual friends, but never dated. After graduating high school, she went to Northwest College in Maryville, Mo. Jonathan came up to visit some friends and the sparks started flying. They have been married for 3 years now and have two kids—a cat named Mecca and a puppy named Phoebe. Beatrice is currently attending JCCC earning a degree in fashion/interior design. Her clothing was showcased in the JCCC Spring Fashion show and was highlighted in the Sun Newspaper. Beatrice is planning on creating her own clothing line specializing in kids design. She hopes to open her very own kid’s boutique that would offer her clothing line, accessories and stationary sets. Beatrice has even written her own children’s book and is currently brainstorming on new ideas for the next one. Make sure you say hi to Beatrice next time you see her tooling around campus with the little ones.

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