Zoo Brings Eagles for a Visit

Recently, Creekside had two very special guests. The Dickerson Park Zoo brought a bald eagle and a golden eagle for Community Members to see. The presenters brought out the eagles one at a time—the regal birds perching on their arms as the presenter gave facts about each kind of bird. Community members learned that bald […]

Opa! Greek Dancers Entertain Creekside Community.

St. Thomas the Apostle Orthodox Church in Springfield has hosted a Greek Festival every year for the last decade. They have Greek food, Greek music, and (of course) Greek dancing. This year, the dancers came to Creekside for an afternoon of music and dance. They explained the music, and spent over an hour introducing the […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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