Bishop Spencer PlaceLocated near the Country Club Plaza, Bishop Spencer Place is a distinguished retirement community with easy access to culture, cuisine, and adventure.
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August 2016 Newsletter

We begin August excited to announce construction is well underway on three new apartment home floor plan styles in our Madison building. We can’t wait for you to see them!

Our maintenance team has been working hard all summer on various enhancement projects throughout the community, and residents have been busy both here in town and off on various trips around the country visiting friends and family, seeing the sights and even fly fishing! We may be upon the dog days of summer, but you won’t catch us lying around!

Perfect CatchBSP residents getting ready to fish.

Our Canterbury Dining Room menus have been augmented with the freshest of fish this summer – courtesy of two residents who went on a fly fishing excursion to Big Canon Lake in a remote corner of northwestern Ontario, Canada, last month! Thanks to them, residents dined on freshly-caught pike, catfish, white bass and crappie – the perfect summer treat!

Introducing Three New Floor Plans!

We’re excited to announce three new additions to the apartment homes offerings in our Madison building! These new apartment styles will feature spacious master bedrooms, open kitchens and living spaces and a personal washer/dryer – and will be available in two-bedroom, two-bath options and a one-bedroom, two-bath with den option. Apartment Construction

Construction is underway, with a ready-to-move-in date of early fall. Get a sneak peek at these new floor plans by clicking the links below – and read on for information about our hard hat tour later this month!

The Wesley               The Harrington               The Chelsea

Come See Our New Apartment Homes!

You’re invited to get an exclusive look at the work-in-progress on our new apartment home floor plans. You’ll have a chance to view the under-construction apartments, talk with our Director of Facilities about the blueprints and look over the finish options, including paint, flooring, granite countertops and kitchen backsplash.Hard Hat Tour

Hard Hat Tour
Tuesday, August 16
10:00 a.m.
Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Click here to R.S.V.P. or call Kim at 816.595.5015 by Friday, August 12. We hope to see you!

Yoga at BSP

The chair yoga program is a favorite at BSP! Taught each week by yogi Sally King, the class is organized into six-week sessions, and these three residents were honored for attending every class in the most recent session. One of them was the lucky winner of a massage from the BSP Day Spa! s

Education, Culture, Politics –
It’s All Here!

Bishop Spencer Place is incredibly fortunate to welcome Kansas City champions from many sectors, from the municipal to the political to the cultural. Our Speaker Series educates and entertains us while our Artist Series brings sweet-sounding musical performances. Here are some photos of the stars of recent programs held here at BSP! (John R. Phillips, Curator of the University of Missouri System; Gregg Lombardi, Legal Aid; Jason Holsman, Missouri Senate; Rima Grinius, Nelson-Atkins Museum; Judy Morgan, Missouri State Rep; Tony Jones, President of the Kansas City Art Institute; The KC Cello Quartet; Hyunki Yoon, pianist; Stephen Kucera, organist; The Zuco Duo and Candace Evans, vocalist.)BSP Speakers

Check out the full slate of speakers and musicians!

Standin’ on the Corner, 12th Street & Vine

The American Jazz Museum (AJM) and Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) captivated a group of BSP residents on a rousing outing to the 18th & Vine Jazz District.Jazz District

At the AJM, residents learned about and got to experience jazz and American jazz heritage through the Museum’s Blue Room, Swing Shop, Changing Gallery and the historic Gem Theater. While at the NLBM, residents toured multi-media displays, hundreds of photographs and artifacts dating from the late 1800s through the 1960s. A good time was had by all!

Claire’s Corner: Housing Market Update

Halfway through 2016… residential real estate markets are performing as predicted at the beginning of the year. Sales and prices have been going up in most areas, while the number of homes for sale and total months’ supply of inventory has been going down. Meanwhile, many sellers have been getting a higher percentage of their asking price, and supply struggles to meet demand. The message may be repetitive, but it is largely positive.Claire McCurdy

Read the rest of Claire’s Housing Market Update.

Reflections From the Chaplain’s Desk

The month of August owes its moniker to Roman Emperor Augustus, whose defeat of Marc Antony and Cleopatra inspired the Senate to name a month after him. Later on, Nero decided to name a month after himself. He went with Neronious, which was deemed to be erroneous (shortly after Nero’s demise) and was dropped from the calendar.Staff member at Bishop Spencer Place

Continue reading Chaplain Kathy’s August reflection.

We would love to share our beautiful community with you! Mendi, our Director of Marketing, welcomes the opportunity to meet you and answer any questions you have about today’s senior living options – and how to make the most of your retirement.

Please call or email Mendi to schedule a personal appointment and tour.
Bishop Spencer Place marketing department

The BSP Marketing Team –
(l/r) Kristin, Helen, Mendi & Kim