The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


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Lutherans provide seniors with options and independence

Monday mornings mean a flurry of activity in the lobby of the Luther Hills apartments in Toledo, Ohio. That's when many of the apartment's residents embark on a 20-yard trip to the supermarket when Mobile Meals of Toledo visits the parking lot.

"This way I don't have to bother my kids all the time," boasts 78-year-old Anna Mae Beck. "They have everything in there but the kitchen sink. The convenience is what I like so much."

The mobile grocery is one of the many services offered at Luther Hills, a 70-unit complex that 's the newest extension of Toledo-based Lutheran Homes Society. LHS is a social ministry organization that offers low-income and independent housing for the elderly. Now in its 15th year in independent housing, the society will own and operate 530 units by the end of 1996.

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