Lakeview in the News

Shopper News - July 2021

Walker Named Honorary Mayor of Lakeview Assisted Living

Richard "Dick" Walker was recently named Honorary Mayor of Lakeview Assisted Living in Battle Creek, says Christi Losinski, marketing director for Ganton Senior Communities. 

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Shopper News - May 27, 2021

Lakeview Raises $1000 for Hooligan Flight Team

Lakeview Assisted Living in Battle Creek Presented the Hooligan Flight Team and Col. Frank Walker with a check for $1,000 on May 20 with the proceeds from its "Lakeview Family Cookbook".

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Shopper News - March 25, 2021

Lakeview Assisted Living's Dawn Dye Obtains Chaplain's License

Dawn Dye, the certified activity director at Lakeview Assisted Living in Battle Creek, has completed her ministry training, officially making her a licensed ministry chaplain. 

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Battle Creek Enquirer - March 13, 2021

Battle Creek Senior Communities Inching Back to Normal

Following a grueling year for nursing home residents and their families, the state of Michigan has eased back restrictions on visits to long-term care facilities while the Centers for Disease Control has updated its visitation recommendations as case rates decline and vaccines become more available to vulnerable seniors.

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Shopper News - March 11, 2021

 Lakeview Assisted Living Celebrates Senior Prom

Lakeview Assisted Living in Battle Creek hosted its annual Senior Prom for residents on Friday, March 5, said Christi Losinski, marketing director for Ganton Senior Communities.

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Shopper News - January 21, 2021

 Lakeview Assisted Living Holds First Vaccine Clinic

Lakeview Assisted Living in Battle Creek held its first COVID-19 vaccine clinic for residents and staff on Jan. 19, said spokesperson Christi Losinski.

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Battle Creek Enquirer - January 19, 2021

Lakeview Assisted Living residents receive COVID-19 vaccine

Fifty residents were vaccinated at Lakeview Assisted Living earlier today. Residents, along with twenty staff members, received their first dose of Pfizer’s vaccine from the Calhoun County Health Department, according to Ganton Senior Communities. “I’ve owned assisted living communities in Battle Creek for 20 years and this has been the most challenging year by far, says Owner of Lakeview Assisted Living Scott Ganton. “Watching our residents deal with the restrictions that had to be put in place has been heartbreaking. This vaccine is a step in a positive direction.”

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Battle Creek Enquirer - December 24, 2020

Comfort and joy: Therapy dog lifts spirits at Lakeview Assisted Living this Christmas

Residents at Lakeview Assisted Living aren't listening for the sound of reindeer on the roof this Christmas. Instead, they're listening for the sounds of Uma, a 4-year old black labrador, padding down the hallway.  The coronavirus made 2020 a long and lonely year for many residents at the long-term care facility, so staff at Lakeview started a therapy dog program to bring them comfort and joy this holiday season.

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Shopper News - October 15, 2020

Couple Shares Vows at Lakeview Assisted Living

A young couple took the next step in sharing their lives together by getting married at Lakeview Assisted Living on the afternoon of Sunday, Oct. 11, choosing to say their vows at the Battle Creek facility so that their loved ones could be present.

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FOX 17 - October 12, 2020

Couple gets married at Battle Creek nursing home where they got engaged

Senior living communities didn’t allow in-person visits early in the pandemic – so when one local couple got engaged, they decided to re-enact the proposal outside their loved one’s home. That couple just got married Sunday at the same place they got engaged.

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Shopper News - August 6, 2020

Veterans in Senior Homes Honored


For several years Ret. Col. Frank Walker has seen to it that military veterans now residing in senior care facilities in the area receive recognition for their duties to their country.

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Battle Creek Inquirer - July 29, 2020

Airplane flyover and motorcycle parade honor retired veterans


The coronavirus delayed but didn't cancel a program to honor retired military veterans in Battle Creek. A noon lunch, short parade and then a flyover by three World War II era planes was designed to bring Veteran's Day to those who couldn't get out.

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RTL.DE (Germany) - March 21, 2020

Pärchen stellt Heiratsantrag für Oma in Quarantäne vor ihrem Fenster nach


Marilyn Neubert ist aufgrund des Coronavirus im Altenheim im US-Bundesstaat Michigan in Quarantäne. Um ihr eine Freude zu machen, haben Jeremiah und Taylor ihren Heiratsantrag für die 82-Jährige wiederholt und vor ihrem Fenster nachgestellt. Marilyn ist die Nachbarin von Taylor und wurde mit der Zeit zu seiner "Ersatz-Oma". Die rührende Reaktion der älteren Dame sehen Sie im Video.

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Daily Mail (UK) - March 20, 2020

Heartwarming moment couple re-enact their proposal outside adopted grandmother's care home window where she is being kept in coronavirus lockdown


An 'adopted grandmother' under coronavirus lockdown got to witness her former neighbours' engagement when they reenacted their proposal outside her care home window. Marilyn Neubert, 82, is currently holed up in her room at Lakeview Assisted Living in Battle Creek, Michigan amid the growing pandemic, which has infected more than 14,300 people and killed 218 in the US alone.

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FOX 17 - March 19, 2020

Couple reenacts proposal outside loved one's window


A couple in Battle Creek didn't let a ban on visitors stop them from letting a close family friend be a part of their engagement. Due to COVID-19 precautions that keep visitors out of assisted living centers, Marilyn Neubert wasn't able to leave Lakeview Assisted Living or have loved ones in for visits. So Taylor Crocetti and her new fiance Jeremiah Williams made some plans allowing Neubert to be a part of their special day.

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Battle Creek Enquirer - March 19, 2020

Love and coronavirus: Couple recreates proposal outside window for loved one in assisted living


Jeremiah Williams proposed to Taylor Crocetti on Saturday while visiting family in New York. The Coldwater couple decided the best way to share the news with their "surrogate grandmother," Marilyn Neubert, was to re-create the proposal Wednesday outside her window at Lakeview Assisted Living in Battle Creek.

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FOX 17 - August 1, 2019

Senior veterans in Battle Creek honored with special military flyover event


Col. Frank Walker has been putting on Veteran’s Day programs at Ganton Senior Communities for years, he said. He speaks to the crowd of seniors and dines with them too. However last year when he found out that many of them couldn’t leave the facility to attend local military events, he decided to create one just for them.
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