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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

Day of Celebration

Creekside had a day of celebration on July 20th.  After weeks of remodeling the lobby with its fireplace, concierge desk, three new offices, the library and the new conference room, we were happy to host an Open House.  We shared this day with Creekside community members, team members, business partners, family, friends, Jack Vetter and… Read More

The Good Morning with DJ Show

The average retired American wakes up early in the morning to start their day with either the Good Morning America Show or the Today Show. Once a month, Creekside Community Members can now come and see the “Good Morning DJ Show” at the Clubhouse. The first show in the series premiered on Monday, July 18th… Read More

All Aboard to CHICAGO

  How do you go to Kansas and Chicago all in one day? Creekside community members accomplished this feat by taking a chartered bus to Kansas to see the musical, CHICAGO. Over twenty family members and new friends joined us on this trip. The New Dinner Theater in Overland Park, Kansas, was recently remodeled, giving… Read More

Lost trans-Atlantic Diary Recovered

While digging through a box of donated books, a local librarian found a historical treasure. It was a small non- assuming leather bound journal. This journal was a handwritten diary of John Salmon’s Atlantic voyage of 1828. He crossed the Atlantic on a baroque sailing ship named Chelsea. He documented his harrowing adventure in great… Read More

A Museum Without Walls  

A museum without walls with access to all is the vision of the Springfield Art Council. Public art has proven itself to play a major role in rejuvenating Springfield’s down town area. It is adorned with a collection of art sculptures scattered throughout. These sculptures add to our city’s heritage, character and diversity. For Creekside’s… Read More

Creekside Family Eats with Greek Family

What do Ladies’ Lunch Club and the movie, My Big Fat Greek Wedding have in common? The answer is; lunch at a restaurant owned and operated by a huge Greek family. The ladies had just finished a trip see the sequel to the original movie, when Creekside’s Life Enrichment Coordinator read about Dimitri’s Greek Gyros… Read More

Springfield Symphony Conductor Kyle Picket has Lunch at Creekside

On March 24, 2016, Kyle Wiley Pickett, Music Director and Conductor of the Springfield Symphony, joined Creekside community members for lunch. Kyle spoke on the life of a Symphony conductor. He gave insight on the unique duties and inter-working’s of conducting, managing the expectations of an orchestra and audience, score study, and how to recreate… Read More

Aye-Yi-Yi It Was Fun!

When there is an event at the Clubhouse with NO description, then Community Members can’t wait to show up for the surprise! That is what happened the day before Cinco de Mayo at Creekside! It turned out to be a fun pre-Mexican Fiesta!! At the Members walked through the door they were asked to pick… Read More