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Creekside Continues Support of Convoy of Hope

Convoy of Hope is a faith-based, nonprofit organization based in Springfield. The goal of the organization is “to bring help and hope to those who are impoverished, hungry, and hurting.” Convoy serves both Stateside and internationally through feeding initiatives, community outreaches, and disaster response. They serve with excellence, and are recognized by many secular entities…. Read More

Creekside 30 Year Anniversary Fundraiser for Ambassadors for Children

When the team at Creekside started talking about our thirty year anniversary, we wanted something different, not just a party. We wanted to do something that would make a difference for someone. With the help of three of Creekside community members Anne Henry, Cathy Carrelton and Deb Stratman as part of our fundraising committee, we… Read More

Better Than the Easter Bunny!

When the month of April rolls around each year some of the things that come to mind are Easter egg hunts, baskets, dying eggs and of course the Easter Bunny. This year in April, a different kind of bunny visited the Community Members at Creekside! A lovely young lady, Anna Lang, brought her beautiful Angora… Read More

Mothers Share Wisdom at Mother’s Day Tea

Every year the Lodge at Creekside hosts a Mother’s Day Tea. This year the tea was held in the Dining Room. As the women were eating scones and drinking tea, they were asked to share advice either given by their mothers, or wisdom they gave their own children. Some advice spoken was: “Always tell the… Read More

The “Date” Lady

This was an event that needing advertising prior to the day of the event! It was important to let everyone know that our guest speaker was not from a “dating” service for seniors! It was actually all about “dates” the fruit. Once that was clarified, and the word “samples” was mentioned, there was a full… Read More

Road Trip with a Raindrop: 90 Days along the Mississippi River

A raindrop that falls into the headwaters of the Mississippi River in Minnesota will reach the Gulf of Mexico 90 days later. When award winning National Geographic photographer, Gayle Harper, read this small snippet of trivia about the Mississippi River, it completely changed her life. That little known fact sent her world spinning in a… Read More

Fear and Fascination

The month of October can conjure up fears of ghosts and goblins and creepy critters. On October 1st, a group of Creekside Community Members faced a fear that happens no matter what month of the year it is. They came to a presentation with live snakes in the Club House! Mike Crocker, director of the… Read More

“Bee” Philanthropic

The Clubhouse was buzzing with Community Members when local honey bee expert, Bruce Snavely, arrived to give his presentation. He is a member of the Beekeepers Association of the Ozarks, a non-profit organization founded in 1974. Bee keeping is more than just a hobby to Bruce. He works with Missouri State and teaches groups of… Read More

Dogwood Canyon: An Adventure to Remember

The beauty of the Ozarks in which Creekside at Elfindale is located can sometimes leave you lost for words to describe it. Fifty of our Community members experienced the wonders of Dogwood Canyon this month. There are hundreds of acres that have been developed into an area at Dogwood Canyon where people can experience nature… Read More

An “Olympic” Moment

The 2016 Summer Olympics ended on a Sunday night and all the Community Members at Creekside thought their Olympic experience had ended. They were wrong. The very next morning an Olympic Medalist walked into the Clubhouse to spend some time with them! Lori played for the USA National Team for eight years and competed in… Read More