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Scott Edwards, Facilities Director (913) 744-2468 sedwards@lakeviewvillage.org Security wants you to know‌ Senior citizens are one of the most vulnerable groups to becoming victims of identity theft. There are several reasons seniors are top victims. Identity thieves will empty bank accounts, incur tremendous amounts of credit card debt, apply for loans and obtain cell phones or other services. Identity thieves are extremely aggressive and relentless in their pursuit of personal information. Please be wary of phone calls and emails; thieves will act as a charity, credit card or insurance company. They will ask for personal information to verify accounts. Thieves will go through garbage looking for personal paperwork. They will steal your purse or wallets hoping you are carrying your Medicare and Social Security card. Use these helpful tips to help eliminate your chances for becoming a victim. Never provide any personal information via a phone call unless you are the one that initiated the call. Never carry your Medicare or Social Security card with you. Make sure you research any charity before making a donation. Lock up all sensitive documents in a safe in your house or in a safety-deposit box at your bank. Use a paper shredder to destroy any mail, paperwork or documents instead of just throwing them in the trash. Review your n credit and financial records frequently.


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Higlights in this issue:

Save the Date The date has been set! The What Not Shop’s annual Fashion Show will be on Tuesday, March 22, in the Heritage Activity Center. Mark your calendars so you don’t miss it! The next issue of LakeViews will be available Tuesday March 1st. The deadline to submit content for the March issue of LakeViews is noon Friday, February 4th. For more information about Lakeview Village, please contact our Marketing department at (913) 744-2449.

Did You Know........................................Page 4 Great Wall of China Challenge..............Page 6 What’s Happening!........................... Page 9-11 Let’s Talk About Love............. Page 12-13, 17 Living Well.......................................... Page 16 Health News You Can Use.................. Page 17 In the Spotlight.................................... Page 21 Meet Your Board of Directors............. Page 22 Published by Sun Publications, Inc. 4370 W. 109th St. • Overland Park, KS 66211 913-381-1010 Fax: 913-381-9889 ©2011 Sun Publications, Inc. Art Director: Kelsey Wilkinson Advertising Account Executive: Carol Burrington

Fitness and Aquatic Center Expansion of Hours Beginning February 1, the Fitness and Aquatic Center hours will be changing The new hours will be: 6:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday Aquatic Center will be closed Noon-2:00 p.m. daily The Aquatic Center will be closed from noon to 2:00 p.m. each day for staff to perform daily maintenance. We have been watching the hours of usage during the day and have found these hours to be low, so we will use them to chemically balance, vacuum and do cleaning duties due to the expansion of hours into the evening. This change has come about for two reasons: residents have been asking for longer hours and

we are opening up the Center to Lakeview employees (ages 18 and over). Lakeview administration and the Resident Council are very happy to offer this benefit to employees and be able to share the wealth of wellness with staff. As we roll out our physical activity challenges, we will incorporate employees into them as well. So take note of all of our activities and ask the employees “Are you using the Center? Are you participating? Remember to watch Channel 2 for the most up to date information on all of the Living Well programs. Always exercise with a buddy, be safe and be well! If you have questions, contact any of the Living Well Staff. Our contact information is located on the Living Well Calendar of Events located in the center of each issue of LakeViews. n


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Since February is all about Heart Health, we are kicking off a new program to help you track your activity level, keep you motivated and take you to a country far, far away. The Great Wall of China Challenge is our new physical activity challenge for the first trimester of 2011. Come visit the Fitness Center at Eastside Terrace and view the beautifully hand-drawn (by our own Sandy Ayars) By Jackie Halbin, Living Well Manager panoramic poster of the Great Wall of China. The (913)744-2422 jhalbin@lakeviewvillage.org Wall is about 2,145 miles long in real life; howevebruary is designated as American Heart er, at the Fitness Center, it is about 8 feet long. Our Month. The goal of American Heart Month goal is to walk or work our way through a section is to educate and motivate people to take care of the wall totaling about 1,500 miles. The amazof their hearts. Our heart is a muscle in our bodies ing thing is you don’t even have to leave Lakevand has to be trained and strengthened just like other iew Village! Challenge your neighbors, friends muscles in our bodies. The heart runs day and night and even employees to join this virtual activity to and beats about 100,000 times per day. The heart’s improve heart health and be healthier and happier job is to pump blood throughout the body totaling in 2011. about 1,800 gallons per day through approximately Want more information on heart health? Hand60,000 miles of arteries, outs are available on veins and other vessels that how to work in 30 minFebruary 4th to make up our circulatory utes of physical activsupport Heart system. You can see with ity in a day, how hard all of the activity our heart Health Month! should you work and a is required to do, we must guide to common heart work to keep it healthy so conditions. So educate it will work efficiently. yourself, be aware and be active! The handouts It is our job to keep our heart healthy. As we are available in all of the fitness rooms, exercise age, our risk factors associated with heart disease rooms and Eastside Terrace Fitness Center. You increase. Some risk factors associated with heart can also refer to the Living Well page for more disease include: being sedentary, poor food choicinformation on how the weather conditions can es, being overweight, smoking, stress and anxiety. affect your heart. The good news is that you can change your lifeYour questions and comments are very much style and incorporate the tips listed below to keep appreciated. My contact information is listed your risks down. n above so feel free to call or email anytime. • Include 30 minutes of physical activity regularly, most days of the week • Maintain a healthy body weight • Eat a healthy diet low in fat and high in vegetables and fruit • Visit your physician for screenings and checkups • Control high blood pressure and high cholesterol • Stop smoking • Drink alcohol moderately

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An Evening in Paris By Shellie Sullivan

Have you made plans for February 14th yet? Whether you have or haven’t, you should plan to join your friends and neighbors for “An Evening in Paris” on the first floor of Eastside Terrace from 6:30-9:30p.m. Guests are welcome to join you as well. Start your “soirée” (evening) with an incredible French dinner “du jour” in one of our dining rooms and then make your way to “Paris”. Enjoy the music, dancing and chocolate fondue. Have your picture under the giant Eiffel Tower, enjoy the mime or visit the caricature artist. The French atmosphere will make you feel oh so “Oh là là”. Perhaps you can “rendez-vous” at the bar for an “apéritif” (cocktail) with your friends. No dates required on this “laissez-faire” evening while you are dressed in your “chic” (stylish) outfit having a little “vis-à-vis” (face to face) with your Lakeview neighbors and other guests. “S’il vous plait” (if it pleases you), we would love to see you for “An Evening in Paris”. Until the 14th, I bid n you “adieu”.

Community of Hope completes classes for 2010 By Chaplain Quentin Jones

In mid December, we concluded the latest fourteen-week-long training session for the Community of Hope, the lay chaplaincy program at Lakeview Village that provides frontline pastoral care to residents, staff and families. The course of study is rigorous. Based upon Benedictine spirituality, the course includes study of the theology of Pastoral care, Listening skills, Prayer, Christian meditation and silence, the Pastoral visit, Boundaries and Pastoral identity, Confidentiality and Debriefing, Grief and coping with loss and includes two practices in pastoral visitation in Centerpointe and Eastside Terrace. Classes meet for two hours per week and involve about three hours per week home study. This year’s class was the largest class taught to date at Lakeview Village since the course began in 2003. Students came from Lakeview Village

and Holy Trinity Catholic Church, our immediate neighbor across Park. Lakeview residents Vic and Shirley Pirnie, Bea Oglesby, Ken Higdon and Glenna Fuller were joined by Holy Trinity members Jim Sulewsky, Jim O’Conner, Mary Phillips, Anne Matteoni, along with Fr. Tom Dolezal, who co-led with Chaplain Jones. Occasionally our already trained lay chaplains Margaret Davisson, Jo Bray, Jim Kenney and Barbara Joiner would join in for continuing education refreshment and to provide valuable input into the classes. The program now has 25 lay chaplains trained and/or commissioned in the Community of Hope. Classes in the future will be held to maintain this number. Should you have any questions regarding this program, please contact Chaplain Quentin n Jones at 744-2415.


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The Great Wall of China Challenge? By Jackie Halbin, Living Well Manager (913)744-2422 jhalbin@lakeviewvillage.org

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o you need some motivation to stay physically active? Do you need to improve your strength? Would you like to challenge your neighbors and Lakeview employees to be active or stay active? Do you participate in activities besides walking—such as, volunteering, daily chores or classes? If you answered yes to any of these questions you should join the challenge. Last year we walked across the United States along the American Discovery Trail; this year we needed a new challenge. So dust off your passport—you will need it—because we are doing a virtual walk across a section of the Great Wall of China. This is a motivational way to incorporate or add to your daily activity level and have fun at the same time. The Challenge allows you to track your daily activity minutes or steps each day and convert them into miles completed by filling out a simple log of activity. As you complete the log, you will move across the wall by accumulating your activity levels into miles and then move your marker across the wall. As you complete milestones and challenges, you will be entered for drawings to win prizes. Upon completing milestones on the wall, you will be rewarded with small prizes to keep you motivated. Come over to the Fitness Center and check out the mural of the Great Wall (the creative artwork was done by Sandy Ayars, Living Well Instructor).

As you trek along the wall, you will learn about certain places or spots of special note or interest. For example, did you know the wall is the longest man-made structure in the world? The Living Well staff is far from being experts on this structure and has heard some of you have been to the Wall so if you have any information, pictures or a story you would like to contribute to the Great Wall Challenge we would love to add it to the wall to share with everyone. How do you get started? Stop by the Fitness Center and fill out a registration form; then place your marker on the wall and start tracking your activity on the log sheet. The log sheet will convert minutes of activity or steps into miles; simply add your miles up once a month and move your marker on the wall. Each month you turn in a log sheet, enter your name in the drawing. This is a resident and employee physical activity challenge, so all of you residents push those employees to get involved! You can give them some challenges too! Stop by the Fitness Center and check out the Great Wall Challenge, join up, see who is walking and maybe throw a challenge out there to your fellow trekkers. Let’s make this a fun event for everyone to enjoy. Remember, you don’t have to be a walker; this is based on activity – almost anything counts! See you at the Wall! n

The Statue is coming!

Don’t give up hope! The statue that is being donated by the What Not Shop to be erected in the front of Heritage Place is coming soon. The base is ready to go as soon as the weather cooperates. Once the weather is acceptable for finishing

touches, the statue will be brought over and the base will be covered with the granite exterior. It is going to be fabulous! We know it will be worth the wait. Stay tuned to channel 2 for any updates.


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he student choir of Geneva College, The Genevans, will be performing a concert at Lakeview on Sunday, March 6 at 3 p.m. in the Heritage Activity Center. The choir, directed by Robert Copeland for 26 years, has a broad and varied repertoire reflecting the belief that “all of life, always and everywhere, is life in the presence of God”. Robert is the son of resident Wilbur Copeland. The Genevans have performed in such prestigious venues as the Royal Albert Hall in London, Westminster Abbey, St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh, The Chapels of the U.S. Naval

Academy in Annapolis and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. In addition to the Genevan’s, a smaller group, “New Song” will perform. This is a music and drama ministry sponsored by Geneva College and directed by Louise Copeland, wife of Robert. Through music and drama, the timeless words of the gospel are conveyed in a contemporary and dynamic way. This group has traveled widely across the United States and Canada. Bus service will be available for this program by calling Transportation at 744-2490. n

IRA Charitable Rollover Passes

Attention All Gardeners:

On December 17, 2010, the President signed into law the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010. This bill permits the use of the IRA Charitable Rollover in 2011.   If you own an IRA and are over the age of 70½, you may transfer up to $100,000 directly from your IRA to a qualified public charity, such as the Lakeview Village Foundation. The transfer qualifies for a required minimum distribution and may reduce your income taxes. If you would like to begin an IRA Charitable Rollover, send an e-mail or letter to your IRA Custodian. The Foundation has a sample copy of such a letter you may wish to use. Please call the Foundation at 744-2430 or stop by the office.

The 2011 seed catalogs will soon be arriving in your mail box and the gardening urge will get you. The 2011 Gardeners’ Meeting has been scheduled for February 22 in the Heritage Activity Center from 10 a.m.-noon. If you are interested in a garden plot for 2011, it is important that you attend this meeting as plots will be assigned at this time. Additionally, the committee members will answer any questions you may have regarding the community garden. Any changes in the guidelines will be announced at this time. Please be sure to attend this important meeting.


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(Tues) Bunko with JCCC Students ~ 6:45 p.m., Heritage Lower Level ~ The students will return to play Bunko with the residents as a class project. Don’t know how to play? The students will teach you. Mobility limitations? Let the students work out options to accommodate you.

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L-O-V-E: who ever knew four letters could hold so much power. Love is something everyone seeks and yearns for. Some people search for love throughout their whole lifetime and some are fortunate enough to discover it early on. It doesn’t matter when or how you find true love, what matters is how you spend your time together. To define true love would be to ruin its purity; therefore, it has no definition. It’s an indescribable sensation. I would like to share with you some of the “love stories” of our Lakeview residents. These individuals know the true significance of love and marriage. They all agree on one thing: marriage is not easy, but it is the feeling of affection for one another that holds it together. I hope you enjoy these stories of how love was discovered and continues to grow.

election, 1940 Wendell L. Willkie, was in charge of this production at the Seagram's Distillery located in Louisville which produced industrial alcohol from corn, wheat and barley. This put a damper on recreational drinking of alcohol. H.F Wilkie sent recruiters to college campuses to hire people for Seagram’s Distillery. Harold’s milling degree made him a prime candidate. Catherine was hired and allowed to finish college on the Seagram campus. Once hired, they couldn’t quit due to the high demand for synthetic rubber, bombs, and other war materials. They had fun on the job, but it was also hard work. Harold and Catherine developed a relationship while working. As soon as the war was ended, so did the fling between Harold and Catherine. Naturally their paths separated when Harold was drafted into the Marine Corp. Catherine stayed and began teaching school. It didn’t take long for Harold to return to Louisville and reconnect with Catherine. After a few months, the two became engaged. He proposed to her at Keeneland Race Track in Lexington, Kentucky during a spring race meet. The odds were on his side that day and have been ever since.

The Dunlap’s—Working for Love The year was 1942; warfare was three years deep and wasn’t letting up. There is never a positive outcome to war, but without it, Harold and Catherine would have never been brought together. Harold Dunlap was a fresh graduate from Harold and Catherine the University of KanDunlap sas holding a Milling degree. Catherine was living in the bluegrass state attending the University of Louisville. The government recently voted and passed that alcohol produced from wheat was to be used for war material. H.F Wilkie, brother of former Republican nominee for the United States presidential

The Taylor’s—Who Knew A Hospital Stay Could Work Out So Well One day in March 1946, Harriett went to the Officers’ floor to collect blood from a Mr. Taylor. When she arrived, a nurse was telling him to go off to X-ray. Harriett said “I want to get blood first,” but the nurse said he had to go off to X-ray. They both out-ranked her, but he looked puzzled and said, “What do I do now?” Harriett replied, “I’ve got the needle, sit down.” He didn’t question her—one of the best decisions he’s ever made to this day. Harriett and Everett Taylor Sometime afterward Mr. Taylor had a minor operation and was convalescing at the hospital. A

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friend asked Harriett if she would be willing to go on a date with Ensign Taylor. Harriett asked if he was the one that had been tooling around in the boar in our lagoon. He was the one, and she agreed she would go out with the group. She met Ensign Everett Taylor—the same one that she had collected blood from. As they walked to the Sugaloa Nightclub, Everett took her hand and held it. Harriett took this as a good sign, and she was right. After their first date on March 31, 1946, Harriett and Everett became an “item”. They will celebrate their 65th Anniversary on September 10, 2011. The Moore’s—I’m Sorry, I Already Have A Date Geraine and Hugh always had eyes for each other, but never the bravado to act on it. They were both attending the University Hugh and Geraine Moore of Central Missouri and would see one another at school-sponsored events, but never visited. One day mutual friends set them up on a blind date. Hugh’s friend gave him an inventory of sorority girls he might want to escort, but he was set on Geraine. The date could have gone better. Their friends drove them to Kansas City while Hugh taught her how to play rummy in the back of the car. Hugh still remembers the powder-blue sweater she wore. The story is not over yet…Hugh took his time calling Geraine for a second date, and she wasn’t going to wait around. When he finally called her for another date, she already had one for that evening. She apologized and told him to call again. A few weeks passed and still no call. She talked to her friend and asked if he liked her. In return, her friend talked to Hugh and informed him she liked him. Hugh gave it another try, but by this time she already had another date. He called her again asking if she would accompany him to a

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program and asked if she wanted to go steady with him, but she had a date pending. She felt terrible so, when the program came, she didn’t go with either of them. Both Hugh and the other guy sat alone, as did she. After three attempts, he gave up on dating her—every time he called she had another date. The Holidays were approaching and her sorority was having an open house to reveal their Christmas decorations. This time she called Hugh, inviting him to the decoration revealing and he gladly accepted. The rest is history. They have been married for 53 years.

The Corriston’s—Love On The “B” Train The war was coming to a halt, and service men and women were spreading across the west coast like a swarm of bees. There Jo and Bill Corriston was a famous song at the time called Take the “A” Train, but Jo met her future husband on the “B” train. It was a beautiful fall day in 1944. Jo was working at Bond Clothing Co. in downtown Oakland, California. Her boss asked her to go over to the San Francisco Bond Store to pick up some work they were to do for them. She had never left work before in the middle of the day—it was an atypical day from the beginning. She caught the “B” train, a long streetcar that went across the Oakland Bay Bridge, to San Francisco. She was sitting alone looking out the window when a sailor named Bill sat down beside her. There were other empty seats around, but he chose the one next to her. They sat in silence while she observed the outside world through the window. He finally spoke to her and asked if she knew what transportation to take to get to the beach. He said he was on transport and had never been to San Francisco and wanted to see the beach. They continued the conversation and learned they had much in common. His brother was in the Navy Continued on page 17


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Jackie Halbin Living Well Manager (913)744-2422 Debbie Jacobs-Karlstrom Living Well Instructor (913)744-2437 Sandy Ayars Living Well Instructor (913) 951-3812 Locations: NP: Northpointe Lower Level H: Heritage 4th Floor Exercise Room HLL: Heritage Lower Level SR: Southridge Treetop 5th Floor GV: Gardenview 3rd Floor

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February is... American Heart Month At Lakeview Village

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alentine’s Day is the day of promising your heart to the one you love. So of course we want your heart to be in the very best shape it can be. We all have heard about the Heart Healthy Diet and regular exercise, but how does the cold, dry weather of Kansas City affect our most precious commodity? When temperatures dip below 40 degrees, the body responds by constricting blood vessels to conserve heat in as quickly as 10 minutes after you go outside. Dr. Zhongjie Sun, from the OU College of Medicine, reports that when the blood vessels shrink, the blood pressure goes up which can be dangerous for people with hypertension and heart diseases. While it is difficult to completely avoid cold weather, minimizing exposure will certainly help. The Mayo Clinic offers this advice for staying warm in cold weather by following the simple acronym COLD (cover, overexertion, layers and dry):

C Cover—Wear a hat or other protective

covering to prevent body heat from escaping from you head, face and neck. Cover your hands with mittens instead of gloves because mittens keep your fingers in closer contact with one another.

O Overexertion—Avoid activities that would

cause you to sweat a lot. The combination of wet clothing and cold weather can cause you to lose body heat. Start slow and take frequent breaks.

by Debbie Jacobs-Karlstrom (913) 744-2437 dkarlstrom@lakeviewvillage.org

Your cardiovascular system can adapt to slow and progressive changes, but has a much more difficult time adapting to sudden changes.

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Layers—Wear loose-fitting, layered, lightweight clothing. Outer clothing made of tightly woven, water-repellent material is best for wind protection. Wool, silk or polypropylene inner layers hold body heat better than cotton.

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Dry—Stay as dry as possible. Get out of wet clothing as soon as possible. Be especially careful to keep your hands and feet dry, as it is easy for snow to get into mittens and boots. Going south for the winter? Your heart may be at risk as well. Why? Flu season. Dr. Karol Watson, Co-director of Preventive Cardiology at the University of Southern California at Los Angeles, states “We know that the inflammation can trigger a heart attack and the flu causes inflammation. In turn, inflammation can make arterial plaque less stable, and they may dislodge, block arteries and contribute to a heart attack.” So, to help lower your risk, simply get a flu shot. Follow these simple suggestions to give your heart a break during the winter months and perhaps Punxsutawney Phil will not see his shadow on February 2nd and spring will be just around the c orner. n


continued from page 13 located in the South Pacific on the LCJ and her brother-in-law was on the USS Pennsylvania. Before they knew it, they had arrived in San Francisco. He asked if he could have her phone number and she gave it. He didn’t waste any time and called her the next day to inform her he had received his orders and was stationed permanently at the Oakland Air Base. It was just meant to be; a little something call fate. They dated from then on and were married in March of ‘45. The Denton’s (Smitten for Mo) Mo insists he has no memory of how he and Pegi first laid eyes on each other. That gripes her to no end because she Pegi and Mo Denton remembers it vividly. She first saw this guy from across a bonfire at a gathering place for teens in Dallas called Thorn Acres. It was like he was holding court. All attention was on him and the stories he was telling. Each story had a bit of a naughty punch line. “Nothing like what might be heard at teen gatherings today. Boys back then were respectful of the girls, and none she knew used coarse language around them.” Mo’s stories were mildly shocking, but pretty funny. She was there with a Texas Aggie whom she had a huge crush on. A few weeks passed and she decided that apparently the attraction wasn’t mutual since she hadn’t heard from the Texas Aggie. Then he called. She was thrilled. The voice on the phone asked, “Are you busy Friday night?” Her heart was aflutter, “No, no John, I don’t have any plans.” She was practically swooning. Then he replied, “Well, Mo would like to have a date with you.” Her heart fell. She was thinking, “Mo? That guy with the nasty mouth?” But she had already admitted she was free, so she mumbled, “Ok, I guess.” The rest is history. She was smitten from the start, and she still is to this day.

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It’s amazing to listen and learn the stories of how Lakeview residents first met their spouses, particularly at such young ages. To think many of these people have spent 40, 50 or 60 years together and are still just as much in love now as they were back then. In the end, everyone wants to love and be loved in return. That’s what life is all about. Thank you to all of the residents who shared their special stories with me. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.”-Helen Keller n

Health News You Can Use Jan Pearson, Director of Health Services (913) 744-2475 jpearson@lakeviewvillage.org

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ebruary is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of disability. The chance of developing coronary heart disease can be reduced by taking steps to prevent and control factors that put people at greater risk. Additionally, knowing the signs and symptoms of heart attack are crucial to the most positive outcomes after having a heart attack. People who have survived a heart attack can also work to reduce their risk of another heart attack or a stroke in the future. For more information on heart disease and stroke, visit the Center for Disease Control website www. cdc.gov and click on Heart Disease Awareness. National Wear Red Day is February 4th and is a day when Americans nationwide will wear red to show support for women’s heart disease awareness. This observance provides an opportunity for everyone (including men!) to support the fight against heart disease and unite in this life-saving awareness movement by showing off a favorite red dress, shirt or tie.


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Tim Sullivan, Interim Dining Services Director 744-2402 tsullivan@lakeviewvillage.org

Snow Day Delivery Since this is the first article I have actually had to do since my college days, I’m kind of at a loss as to what to write about. That being said, I thought I would give you a quick insight on a seasonal service of Dining Services. We have already had a few snow days where meals were delivered to cottage residents on the meal plan. I want to clarify a couple of areas for better understanding. When we deliver meals, this is a “FREE” meal delivered as a courtesy to our cottage residents. This does not count as a meal toward your meal plan for that day. Our box meal is delivered so that those who cannot get out, or feel it is not safe for them to try to get out, can still receive a meal that day. If you are able to get to the dining room and have your meal there that is fine; your courtesy meal that is delivered will not have any effect on your billing for that day. Even if you have lunch that day in Heritage, having a meal delivered that evening will not count as an extra meal. This concept is meant to offer those who can’t get out an opportunity to have at least one meal provided that day. It does not affect the meal plan at all. We do offer the option to “opt out” of any meals delivered for the current winter season, or if you do not want the delivery for that day only, you may call 744-2404 and choose option 6, meal delivery, and leave your message. n

What happened to the Donor Tree?

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ue to the growth of the Lakeview Village Foundation’s Donor Tree and the extensive and costly upkeep needed to maintain its growth, a change was in order. The result? A new Donor Wall. In the spring, the Foundation will be unveiling its new donor wall in a prominent, permanent space on the first floor of Eastside Terrace. With its beveled glass panels and its modern look, this new wall will fit the ambience of Eastside Terrace. Names will be easier to read and locate and, as a tribute to resident Bob Hamilton—who first designed the popular Donor Tree—an image of a tree will remain in the wall’s background. We will also be dedicating a portion of the new donor wall to honor members of the Lakeview Legacy Society. This Society recognizes those who have named the Foundation as a beneficiary in a portion of their estate plans. In order to be good stewards with the funds you entrust to us, the wall will only be updated annually. So if you think you may be close to having your name on the new wall—and many of you are—or close to moving up to a new giving level, please contact the Foundation at 744-2430.

Community News Voice Your Opinion!

The Community Life department is trying to determine which venues residents would like to attend. The new season for Starlight Theatre is fast approaching; other ideas include American Heartland Theatre, Wizards games, Royals games, a tour of the new Performing Arts Center. Please call Nyoka Isabell, Activities Coordinator, at 7442417 to share your ideas!


Marketing in Motion Calling All Pie Bakers! There are two exciting Lakeview marketing events in March that you are cordially invited to attend as a Lakeview Ambassador: “Pies and Pianos” on Saturday, March 12 from 1-3 p.m. and the Spring Open House on Saturday, March 26 from 10-2 p.m. “Pies and Pianos” is your chance to show off your baking skills. The event will feature dessert pies baked by Lakeview residents and staff. The judges will be the prospective residents who attend as guests, Lakeview Ambassadors and the pie bakers themselves who attend the event. The Grand Prize winner will receive a new KitchenAid mixer, valued at more than $300! Marketing also needs Lakeview Ambassadors for the Spring Open House, the first large-scale event on campus in several years. We are looking for Ambassadors who will act as hosts in vacant and occupied homes and in Eastside Terrace as guests arrive. Here’s a review of the benefits of being a Lakeview Ambassador. This valuable group of residents provides resident referrals, hosts marketing events and volunteers to show their apartments, cottages or villas to future residents. You may have recently received a personal visit

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from a Lakeview Marketing counselor, kindly asking you for referrals of your friends and neighbors and to help our beloved community grow and prosper. If we missed you, we left you a mailer about upcoming marketing events and a form to complete with your referrals. Your membership in Lakeview Ambassadors is easy. All you have to do is provide contact information about at least two qualified prospective independent living residents in 2011whom are not already on the Lakeview Sales and Marketing Department’s list. Then you are automatically entered into each quarterly prize drawing for local area restaurant and retail gift cards. You are also invited to attend four exciting marketing events of your choice as a Lakeview Ambassador per year. To join Lakeview Ambassadors, to enter your pie in the contest, or to volunteer for the Spring Open House as a Lakeview Ambassador, please call 913-744-2318. Even if you don’t formally join the group, your talking about Lakeview with your friends or inviting them to visit you makes a big difference! n

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and Russ enjoyed and admired the view from their second floor apartment. “It was just so beautifully done” notes Verna. Within two days, Verna received a card in return that had been left at the front desk at Northpointe. The card introduced the owners of the house with the red door, a young married couple with a child. From then on, they exchanged Christmas cards every now and then. Last year Verna noticed they were out doing yard work, so she stopped to visit and noticed they had a second baby now. This last Christmas Verna received another card, so she replied. After attending the New Years bash at Lakeview, Verna returned home and, By Lauren to her surprise, she had a voicemail from Nelson a little voice saying, “Hi I’m looking for Verna Miller, do I have the right number? It’s quite the view from apartment #201 at Northpointe. When approaching the window, your I’m Kelly. Will you call me when you get home?” The next morning Verna returned the phone call; eyes are immediately drawn to the stunning lake. the Best’s wanted to deliver a surprise. Before too Whether it’s a sunny day or frozen over from the long, the husband and son showed up carrying a cold of winter, it’s always a beautiful peaceful site, but there is more beauty beyond the lake. The mouth-watering edible bouquet along with a bottle of champagne. They sat and visited with Verna. thing that stands out the most during the daytime The gentleman was particularly interested in hearis the little red door, but once the sun goes down ing about Russ and was sad to learn of his passing. there is a dazzling glow on 89th street. Resident, Verna really enjoyed the conversations and learnVerna Miller, says “It’s as if a bright star shines ing more about this heartwarming young family. right over their house.” Each LED light on the It’s amazing: from one simple act of kindhome sits perfectly outlined during the Holiday ness grows something so much more. May we all season. It was 4 years ago this season when Verna and remember that neighbors are more than just the people who live next door; they are our fellow huRuss discovered the beauty on 89th street. One n cold winter day Verna decided to drop off a Christ- man beings. mas card at the house explaining how much she

The Little Red Door

Heritage Activity Center Privacy Screen Soon the Heritage Activity Center should offer fewer distractions from the flow of traffic between Eastside Terrace and Heritage Place. Two opal-colored screens totaling 50 feet in length will soon be placed between the windows and the left side of the seating area in the Activity Center creating a walkway between the 2 buildings.

The screens allow light to filter through and are movable, allowing flexibility in their placement for events. This should cut down on some of the interruptions during events and provide a better feeling of privacy. The screens are being made possible by the generosity of a donation made by the What Not Shop. Thank you What Not Shop!


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Resident Al Hager By Maggie Weed Al Hager grew up in Oklahoma City and hasn’t stopped moving since. There he attended Methodist University and joined the military in 1943, as America prepared for the invasion of Europe. He was sent to Texas to study Agriculture and Engineering and to Wisconsin in the infantry division. After his 1946 discharge, he returned to Oklahoma to study psychology in preparation for the ministry. His pastor asked him to serve at the Methodist summer camp where he met his future wife, Dot. Then he moved to Northwestern for 2 years in the seminary. He and Dot married in the summer of 1950 and took off for a summer biking trip in Europe. They stayed in one of Hitler’s abandoned bunkers and biked through Scotland, where they lived in a multinational boarding house. From there he became a chaplain in a Honolulu 1500-student school. Then he was “called” back to Kansas, where they lived in Prairie Village and had two sons. Al became minister at Lydon, Kansas for 3 years and then Asbury Methodist Church for 26 years. During this time they took worldwide Mission trips to places such as South America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, Estonia and Eastern Europe. He was awarded a fellowship at Menningers after his “retirement” from Asbury; Al has been pastor of Lake Quivira Community for 20 years. And they found time to build a cottage at Lake Pamona! Al’s hobbies include hunting, fishing and flying—he and five friends bought a plane. He also reads prodigiously (preferably psychology and theology). Al continues to “Pastor” the over 20 Asbury families who live at Lakeview. Al has high praise for this place; “The people who live here are great…the sort we would pick to be friends wherever we lived.”

Employee Sandy Ayars By Lauren Nelson Splish Splash Sandy’s taking a bath! Many of you are familiar with Living Well Instructor, Sandy Ayars, whether she’s given you an assessment or telling you to spin around in the pool. Here are a few things you might not know about Sandy. After graduating from the University of Utah, Sandy migrated back to Indiana to stay with her family and figure out her next step. She met her future husband Dan the same week she graduated. The two decided to move to Colorado with nothing but their dog. On the way to Colorado, they stopped in Kansas and haven’t left yet…they’re still on the way to Colorado. They came to Kansas with no jobs, money or even a place to stay, but it couldn’t have turned out better. Sandy values spending time with her family; she and Dan have two daughters, one son, four cats and a dog. Their three kids are currently attending KU and living in Lawrence, so the Ayars household had been calm. Now that Sandy has a little more time, she looks forward to working in the garden, exercising and calligraphy. She’s excited the pool is re-opened and wants to encourage residents to join in the fun; particularly residents who aren’t comfortable with being in water. When asked what she loves most about her job Sandy replied, “Everything, but mostly the interaction with residents; they teach you something new every day.”


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Meet Your Lakeview Village Board of Directors

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by Jennifer Manthey

akeview Village is fortunate to have a dedicated group of 15 men and women who voluntarily serve on the Lakeview Village Board of Directors. The Board, which meets as a whole on a monthly basis, is responsible for seeing that the mission and values of the organization are sustained. The Lakeview Village Board of Directors operates on a committee basis. At the present time, the Board Committees include: Executive, Finance, Marketing, Facilities, Resident Life, Nominating and Board Development, and Human Resources/ Corporate Compliance. Your Board members feel very strongly about Lakeview Village and many of them have ties to Lakeview beyond the Boardroom. As Board member Katherine Haggard-Perry notes, “My grandparents lived here, my parents lived here, I was married here, my children were baptized here…it is like my home”. Regarding his desire to be a part of the Lakeview Board, Ray Makalous remarks that “Lakeview Village brings together residents and their families, staff, and board members who are dedicated to contributing to a community that ‘cares’ for each other and also for the greater Lenexa community in special ways. I have been part of that ‘caring’ community since 1992, when my Mom moved into Lakeview, and wanted to give back in some ‘small way’ to the staff and residents who shared so much with our families.” Some Board members are planning to make Lakeview Village part of their future. “I believe in the value of Lakeview's service model, and I want

to do whatever I can to ensure it continues for the long term. I plan to be a resident within a couple of years, so I have a vested interest in keeping Lakeview a strong, sustainable organization” comments Emerson Hartzler. When asked what makes Lakeview Village so special, Board member Susan Lally responds “The genuine, heartfelt passion of the employees to sustain and/or improve the residents' quality of life. These special people do not see their daily work as just a job; this is their calling and their passion.” She noted one example of this, relaying a story of when the blizzard hit on Christmas Eve of 2009. “A 2nd floor Care Center nurse called me around 6:00 p.m. to tell me that my aunt was not feeling well. When I told her to be careful driving home that night after her shift, she responded to me that she would just spend the night there with her residents rather than drive home to spend Christmas Eve with her family. When I told her that was very selfless and much appreciated, she said she didn't mind because she felt like she was with family when she was with her residents.” Andy Huckaba, Chairman of the Board, relays a similar sentiment, “I am constantly amazed by the levels of caring and commitment demonstrated by staff to residents and residents to each other and the generosity of the residents.” We hope you will join us at the Residents Meeting on Wednesday, February 9th, at 2 p.m. in the Heritage Activity Center to meet the members of your Lakeview Village Board of Directors.

Community News

Birthday and Anniversary Listings

Just a reminder: if you do not wish to have your name published in the Lakeview Journal or on Channel 2 with your birthday or anniversary, please contact Nyoka Isabell at 744-2417 to have your name added to the “opt out list”.


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Did we meet the challenge?

gift of $5,000 each—that’s $10,000—if a minimum of another $35,000 was raised by December 31, 2010. The Foundation would like to express its gratitude and sincere appreciation to those who donated to help meet the Foundation’s year-end challenge. Together, we were able to raise $36,217 in gifts and pledges. All funds raised remain at Lakeview. The Foundation’s mission is to enrich the lives of residents by providing funding for programs, projects and services, such as assistance for residents who can no longer afford the full cost of their care and specialized equipment and renovations for CenterTwo residents, who prefer to remain anonymous, offered the Foundation a year-end challenge pointe.

Volunteer Opportunities Shellie Sullivan, Community Life Manager (913) 744-2410 ssullivan@lakeviewvillage.org

Interested in getting to know more of your fellow neighbors? The list of resident groups that are available on campus offer such a variety, there is sure to be one for you. Whether you like art, singing, gardening, mentoring new residents, filing, rocking babies, television production or playing

games, the list goes on from there. Or if you just want to be a friend to someone in need, just give me a call and I will help you connect with the right group or activity. I look forward to hearing from you!

Going Green

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

Green Tips/Topic of the Month:

In case you missed the Johnson County Recycling video that was shown at the Residents Meeting in January, or if you would like to see it again, you can go the following website: http://www.jocorecycles.org/RecyclingVideo. The video is only six minutes long and shows us what is able to be recycled and then what happens to our recyclables once they leave our campus. You will find it quite interesting.

Glass Recycling Pickup:

The glass recycling collection bins will be available February 4, 5 & 6. Do not leave glass for recycling except on these dates. Please remember to rinse your glass containers and take off all caps and lids before putting them in the bin. Thank you.


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