Suzanne Wohl and Gladys Barker
Last fall, Bud Drennan was raking leaves in his yard when he took a step back and thought, Maybe I’ve had enough of this. The retired Merrill Lynch stock broker had lived in his house for 48 years, but had been there by himself since his wife succumbed to Alzheimer’s seven years earlier. “Once I made up my mind, the question became, Do I want to buy a condo in Clayton? Or do I just want to make one leap?”
The Gatesworth saluted its residents who served in the military with a Veterans Appreciation Luncheon, which included a presentation on the history of the USO, a piano medley of patriotic tunes and ice cream served outside from the USO’s mobile unit. Here, residents Gordon Yoder (Captain, Air Force) and Marvin Kosky (Captain, Army Field Artillery) swap stories during lunch.
Shirley Ernst and her Yorkie, Kiki, march in The Gatesworth’s annual Pooch Parade. This year’s parade included 23 dogs and their owners, spectators and a few canines invited from outside The Gatesworth—pets who have a ‘doggie grandmother’ in residence.
Ted Weiner & Bud Drennan
Expert trainers. A heated indoor swimming pool. State-of-the-art equipment. These are the makings of a professional-level gym, and they can all be found on-campus at the luxury retirement community, The Gatesworth.
There’s no question LN readers are in-the-know, so who better to ask about the things that make St. Louis stand out and stand proud? Here, we present the very best, as selected by our readers, in the 2014 Ladue News Platinum List!
After decades of challenging themselves through workouts and sports, these local seniors are still going strong. Here, they share stories of endurance that led them to health and happiness in their golden years.
When the new year rolled around and everyone started making fitness resolutions, Dr. Salvatore Pagano found that he didn’t need one. The 92-year-old retired dentist made his fitness resolution three years ago upon moving into The Gatesworth. And now, you can find him at the retirement living community’s fitness classes for two hours a day, five days a week.
Dr. Salvatore Pagano
From innovative education and world-class restaurants to one-of-a-kind gift shops, St. Louis is home to a broad range of successful companies. Ladue News congratulates all of the businesses celebrating milestone anniversaries, and wishes them many, many more.
The joy of the season cannot be contained into one holiday event at The Gatesworth, where residents and guests celebrate throughout a variety of festive dinners and gatherings.
Gatesworth Manor One McKnight
Charlie Deutsch and Bob Leonard inspect a model of the Gatesworth during the late 1980s
Gatesworth reisdents Donna Ward and Ellen Schneiderman.
Jan Lynch, Christine Wolff, Sharon Willmington, Martha Kessel
Carol Schneider, Mike Doyle
Tracy Cecil, Carrie Montrey, Glenda Knittel, Kelly Marino
Renne Lees, Elly Jablonow
Brian Hardy, Christine Wolff, Barbara Frommer
Ruth Morgan, Jonathan Levey, Gerry Smith
Kelly Marino, Elly Jablorow
Elena Berkery, Christine Wolff, Ann and Greg Goltermann