Lakeview in the News
Munie gets 100th birthday wish: Back in military
Robert "Bob" Munie celebrated his 100th birthday on Thursday Oct. 6, and the veteran of World War II got his wish. Munie, a Lakeview Assisted Living resident, was re-instated into the military for one more day during a ceremony headed by local Col. Frank Walker.
Battle Creek World War II veteran reenlists on 100th birthday
Munie resides at Lakeview Assisted Living in Battle Creek, where he told staff that his one wish for his 100th birthday was to reenlist in the armed forces after having served in World War II with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and later in the U.S. Air Force.
WWII vet re-enlists for 100th birthday wish
A veteran in Battle Creek not only reached an amazing milestone Thursday, he also celebrated it by going back to what he did decades ago. He told Retired Air Force Col. Frank J. Walker that his wish for his special day was to simply serve again.
Battle Creek man granted wish to 'return to military' for 100th birthday
Robert Munie of Battle Creek had one wish for his 100th birthday: to get back into the military. Munie's family, friends and fellow veterans joined him Tuesday at Lakeview Assisted Living to watch his dream come true.
Wish comes true for WWII veteran celebrating 100th birthday in Battle Creek
Dozens of people gathered at Lakeview Assisted Living in Battle Creek, Thursday, to celebrate the 100th birthday of Army and Air Force Veteran Robert (Bob) Munie. What Munie didn't know, however, was that the celebration was actually a ceremony.
Assisted Living Group Spreads Random Acts of Kindness
Lakeview Assisted Living embarked on its annual Random Acts of Kindness trip Sept. 17, and "blessed local Battle Creek residents and organizations," said Christi Losinski, marketing director for Ganton Senior Communities.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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