This is an exciting time at Lutheran Life Villages, as we look back at our long history of excellence, and cast our gaze toward a bright future. We?ve been providing the finest retirement-living options and compassionate care to older adults in northeast Indiana for 80 years, and we?re very proud of that tradition. Now, we?re building on all that experience. We?ve embarked upon a campaign to further enhance the lives of our current residents and to serve an even greater number of older adults. In addition to upgrading our already-appealing campuses in Fort Wayne and Kendallville, we?re building two brand-new campuses in the Fort Wayne area. One of the new campuses will be an upscale residential community, while the other will be a state-of-the-art nursing and rehabilitation community. We?re going to set a new standard for retirement living on both new campuses. Retirement living?time to slow down and watch the grass grow, right? Not at Lutheran Life Villages, it isn?t! I think there?s a common misconception that there?s nothing to do in a retirement community, but our calendar of events is always full. Take our warm, welcoming independent-living community in Fort Wayne, for example. The place is absolutely alive with activity every day. Finding time to participate in all we offer is the real challenge for residents?even when they don?t have to worry about household chores anymore. We provide a wide variety of programs and activities that benefit the body, mind, and spirit. There are fitness and exercise classes, such as tai chi and yoga, and fun stuff like Wii tournaments and chair volleyball. Our own Heritage Trail is a wonderful venue for either exercise or relaxation. On the spiritual side, there are Bible-study classes, daily chapel services, pastoral care, the weekly Children?s Chapel, and hymn-singing groups. Then there are clubs and groups that join people who share similar interests. There are classes such as creative writing to stimulate the mind. We have cooking demonstrations, musical performances, intergenerational programming, and special outings to community events such as Germanfest. We also have our own woodworking shop, computer lab, movie theatre, gift shop, game rooms, and restaurant. Of course, there?s also bingo and plenty of card games. Did I mention happy hour? And acting as sort of an umbrella covering all of what we offer is our philosophy of promoting overall wellness among residents and staff. That extends to our nursing communities, too, where we not only provide the highest-quality care, but we also encourage residents to live life to the fullest by participating in activities.