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Summer is here!

BSP residents and employees joined in to celebrate the start of summer with pie and ice cream!


More Life Enrichment at BSP

The month of June brought more and more culture to our doorstep! This month we welcomed Barbara Shelly, Kansas City writer and journalist; DaRon McGee, MO State Representative; the virtuoso violin…


Veterans Community Project Co-Founder

We can’t say enough about Kevin Jamison (r), co-founder of the Veterans Community Project, who enlightened BSP residents today. VCP’s generous mission to eliminate Veteran homelessness using…


Outing to Overland Park Arboretum

A perfect day, a wonderful group, an awesome venue! BSP residents (and Frank) enjoyed the day at the Overland Park Arboretum with a picnic and a sunny tour of the gardens and sculptures.


Richard Miller, Ph.D. at Creighton University

Another brilliant son of one of our BSP residents enlightened our audience about sustainability and the environment. Richard Miller, Ph.D, is on the faculty at Creighton University and is Director…


Natasha Kirsch, EPEC and The Grooming Project

Natasha Kirsch, founder and executive director of EPEC (Empowering the Parent to Empower the Child) passionately explained their efforts to break the cycle of poverty in KC. By becoming self-reliant…


"The Spirit Of America"

Established by the American Health Care Association (AHCA) in 1967 and always beginning on Mother’s Day, this special week provides an opportunity for residents and their loved ones, staff and…


So Much Talent!

We are continually introduced to a wide variety of talent at BSP – artists, speakers and singers – thanks to Jo and our life-enrichment committee. Recent visitors include Pembroke Hill’s 5th…



BSP's Annual Kentucky Derby Bash

Simply put, we have one of the best Kentucky Derby parties in town! Annual kudos go to our resident mint julep master!


Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Smiles were wide even though lines were long for our delicious annual Cinco de Mayo celebration! All levels of care and BSP staff enjoyed a generous spread of traditional food and desserts.


Saint Luke's Foundation Hosts Michael Geis

BSP board member, Jim Bernard, introduced Michael Geis of Thompson & Associates to a savvy group of residents. Mr. Geis was here to review participants' financial and estate planning,…


Hallmark's Maxine!

It’s Maxine and her faithful dog, Floyd! The creator of this hilarious cartoon figure, John Wagner, told us the story of the inception and evolution of Maxine and her longevity in the greeting…


Volunteer Appreciation

Bishop Spencer Place is such a wonderful place to live because of volunteers — the loving, giving residents who contribute to our home community and the wider community around us. Enjoy these…


KC Symphony String Quartet

When a Kansas City Symphony string quartet plays in our Madison Living Room, residents come in from all BSP levels of care to enjoy our own private concert!


MRIGlobal's Dr. Dean Gray

The brilliant Dr. Dean Gray of Kansas City-based MRIGlobal was our guest speaker, thanks to Bert Bates' continued support of our BSP Speaker Series. Of particular interest today was the…


Saint Paul's Day School

We are always charmed by the melodies of the Saint Paul's Day School Choir! And afterward, when they mingle and visit with the residents? Just delightful!



Another BSP Art Gallery Opening

We opened another BSP Art Gallery show with the photographs of Kansas Citian, Curtis Smith. We enjoyed wine and cheese and storytelling and laughter with this talented world traveler!


Betse & Clarke's Ozark Music

The talented duo of Betse & Clarke brightened our afternoon with lively Ozark songs on fiddle and banjo. We had a full house, including Betse's mother, a proud BSP resident!



The Museum at Prairiefire

At the Museum at Prairiefire in Overland Park, KS, not only was the architecture a sight to see, the T-Rex was a huge hit!



Ashley Cooper The Entertainer

There's no entertainer quite like Ashley Cooper and we can never get enough of his energy and professional showmanship. He was back with his stylish renditions of tunes from the 40s, 50s and…



Harpsichord Recital

Whether through his interpretation of a Bach minuet or a Froberger sarabande, harpsichordist Nicholas Good charmed lucky BSP residents with his recital in our beautiful Chapel of the Epiphany.


Shawnee Indian Mission Outing

We discovered the colorful history of the Shawnee Indian Mission in nearby Fairway, KS, from a BSP resident and volunteer at the site.


BSP Art Gallery Exhibit

From a talented resident regarding the bright colors of his artwork in a recent opening: "A full life should be one of joy and connectedness. BSP has a strong history and culture which…


Pompeii Exhibit at Union Station

BSP residents experienced "Pompeii: The Exhibition" at Kansas City's historic Union Station during its North American premier. Nearly 200 artifacts were on loan from the Naples…


Culture at Every Turn at BSP

Life enrichment is nonstop at BSP - cue the music, theater, politics and civic planning! We welcomed Rich Baker from Starlight Theatre; Ron Achelpohl from Mid-America Regional Council (seated with…



108 Years Young, As Proclaimed By Frank White!

This is how you celebrate 108! Our beautiful BSP York Place resident and lifelong Royals fan gets her party hosted by none other than Frank White and a room full of adoring family members and friends.


Kansas City Art Institute's Art History Expert

The energy! The enthusiasm! There is no one quite like Art History aficionado Donna Houtteman from The Kansas City Art Institute! Many of our residents are fluent in all things art historical, but…


Saint Paul's Episcopal Day School 2nd Graders

A bus full of second-grade journalists from Saint Paul’s Episcopal Day School came to interview BSP Coventry Court and York Place residents. Each resident was quizzed by a group of students about…


Our Doonesbury Pen and Ink Illustrator

One of our artistic residents fascinated a full house in a show-and-tell about his 43 years as the "inker" for Garry Trudeau's Doonesbury cartoon. His career began with local…


Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop

Saint Luke’s and BSP offered our residents an invaluable six-week workshop designed to help manage chronic illness with topics ranging from managing emotions to problem-solving to increasing…


The University of Kansas Audio-Reader Network

Lori Kesinger, program manager of KU’s awesome Audio-Radio Network, shared with us how this charitable service works - what a benefit we have right here in Kansas City! Services are free to anyone…


Dr. Melinda Estes: Saint Luke's Health System CEO

BSP residents welcomed Dr. Melinda Estes, CEO of Saint Luke’s Health System, to speak on our recent affiliation, which has made Bishop Spencer Place a legal subsidiary and part of the Saint…


The Noteables

The Junior League of Kansas City's renowned singing group, The Noteables, was back for a spirited post-holiday performance! They are quite special to BSP, as one of our residents used to serve…


Ringing in the New Year

Our entire community got together to bring in 2017 in style. Independent Living residents, Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing residents and families all joined in the reverie on December 31, 2016.…


Vivant! Entertains...with Santa & His Elves

Vivant! gave quite a Christmas musical performance starring Santa and his elves! Sponsored by our friend Larry McMullen in memory of his wife, Marilyn, this always-engaging group of professional…


Resident Receives Honorary Degree

Each year the University of Missouri recognizes prominent individuals, whether they have attended the university or not, by presenting them with honorary degrees. This year one was awarded to our…


The Grand Opening of Vern's Pub

Thanks to a former resident and his family, our pub has been remodeled. We are so fortunate to have this generosity bestowed on us for all to enjoy - residents, employees, friends and family got…


Cristo Rey Students Interview Residents

We were delighted when a group of Cristo Rey Kansas City High School students visited BSP for a service day. They interviewed a group of residents and were fascinated as they listened to the…


York Place & Coventry Court Christmas Party

Santa and his elves are always a huge hit with our assisted living and skilled nursing/rehab residents and this year was no different with holiday gifts all around and delectable cakes and cookies -…


BSP Staff Holiday Party

Two of the best things about Christmas? Working with great people at BSP and having PB&J Restaurants as your dining services provider! Delightful AND delicious.


A Cold Excursion to the Warm Roasterie

Several BSP residents braved the cold for a tour of the popular hometown Roasterie facility. They learned about the history of the company in a behind-the-scenes look at the factory and experienced…


More Engaging Presenters!

Residents enjoy an endless variety of engaging speakers and talented artists, recently including music from the Armchair Chorderbacks, a duet with KC Symphony Violinist Sunho Kim and Cellist Maria…


The Christmas Decoration Challenge

Witness the talents of two creative and enthusiastic employees decorating our Windsor Care offices for the holidays! Every door, cranny, soffit, wall and nook is adorned with Christmas spirit and…


Eric Wesson Presents at BSP

We were happy to host Eric Wesson, journalist for "The Call", one of the top six African-American weekly newspapers; Executive Director of 1 Goal, a 501(c)(3) for at-risk youth; and…


Getting in the Holiday Spirit

It’s beginning to look, feel and sound a lot like Christmas! The folks at Sidelines Custom Floral Designs decked our halls with breathtaking holiday décor in the morning so we could best enjoy…


Nelson-Atkins Curator, Dr. Robert Cohon

We welcomed Dr. Robert Cohon, the Nelson-Atkins esteemed curator of the Ancient World, as he presented "Treasure of the Roman Empire, Dazzling Gems, Sumptuous Silver."


BSP's Annual Chili Cook Off

Residents and staff came together in friendly competition at the annual chili cook off...where the rivalries are fierce, but everyone wins! A wide variety of soups and chili complemented chili dogs…


Learning About Our Local Food System

BSP residents learned all about Cultivate Kansas City and the nearby Westport Commons Farms near 39th & Gillham from community organizer Ami Freeberg. We were thrilled to hear about the…


Veterans Day

We were proud to honor our veterans as pianist Carl Bolte and two of our residents led a moving tribute and a patriotic sing-a-long. We are thankful for the sacrifices our country’s veterans have…


The Kansas City Zoo

On a picture-perfect, sunny, 72-degree November (!) day, a lucky group of residents visited our Kansas City Zoo.


We Love Halloween!

It was a wonderfully silly time at BSP as residents and staff got creative for our annual Halloween party. There was quite the array of costumes this year - we saw the KC Royals Rally Mantis,…


Saint Paul's Episcopal Day School Kids

BSP residents throughout the community were treated to a Halloween visit from the second graders of Saint Paul's Episcopal Day School. They sang scary songs to our independent, assisted living…


Representative Emanuel Cleaver Visits BSP

Representative Emanuel Cleaver came to speak with residents (and employees!) about his political background as well as the current political climate versus years past.




Trip to Battle of Lexington State Historic Site

A spirited and stylish band of residents enjoyed a crisp, autumn day in Lexington, MO, visiting the historic site, the Oliver Anderson mansion, Visitor's Center and grounds.


Our Speaker Series Continues with George Guastello

We were honored to host the CEO of Union Station, George Guastello, in BSP's continuing Speaker Series. A full house welcomed Mr. Guastello as he delighted us with the engaging history of our…


Annual Resident Services Fair

Each year we hold our Resident Services Fair, providing information from Select Rehab, Saint Luke’s Home Care & Hospice, Country Club Bank and topped off with great food, drinks, door prizes…


Jason Kander

Jason Kander visited Bishop Spencer Place to discuss his platform in his quest to represent Missouri in the U.S. Senate in another BSP Speaker Series.


Our Speaker Series Continues...

Art, music, politics, vision education – here are just a few of our recent presenters! Artist Nicolas Gadbois, Organist Andrew Morris, Councilwoman Kathryn Shields, and Alphapointe's Angie…


KayCee, The Royals W Guy, was in the House!

Dave Webster, aka KayCee the Royal's W Guy, charmed a big group of BSP KC baseball fans with stories about how his unique job came about and how the history of Kansas City baseball began, with…


The Saint John's Bible Presentation

The Saint John’s Bible exhibit is on display at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral and the Very Reverend Peter DeVeau brought two of the seven illuminated volumes to BSP! It was amazing to see and…


LeadingAge Missouri CEO Speaks at BSP

LeadingAge is a national association of 6,000 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to serving the needs of health care providers, housing and services for older adults. Each state has its own…


Author Whitney Terrell

Author Whitney Terrell came to BSP to discuss his third novel, "The Good Lieutenant" with our residents. Mr. Terrell has his MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and teaches creative…


Our 95-Year-Young Author

BSP residents continually amaze us! Our 95-year-young author and photographer hosted a book signing here followed by a beautiful video of his photo exhibition in Egypt. His book is entitled…


Butterflies at Powell Gardens

BSP residents spent a gorgeous day at the 20th anniversary of Powell Gardens' Festival of Butterflies. Each August, Powell Gardens transforms the 2,500-square-foot conservatory into a temporary…


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…


Summer Solstice Patio Party

The summer solstice heralds the beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere, and what better way to celebrate summer's arrival than with a post-prohibition patio party! The summer shindig…


BSP's Popular Resident Panel Luncheon

BSP hosted another engaging resident panel luncheon offering attendees insider insights about making the move to our awesome community! Guests enjoyed a summery meal courtesy of our own PB&J…


BSP Annual Block Party

Our summer party was filled with all things Hawaiian – colorful leis, fun outdoor games and face-painting, Hula dancers and a feast from PB&J Restaurants that included pulled pork sliders and…



We Rode the Streetcar!

From a full BSP bus to Union Station to the new KC Streetcar to Bo Lings and back again! We had a fabulous day, and we owe a shout-out to Tamara with KC Streetcar (and Downtown Community Improvement…


Connie's Retirement Party

Our residents, staff and visitors are sad to see a favorite employee head out into the world of retirement. One of our very capable and compassionate concierges, Connie was feted with an extra-large…


Celebrating National Nursing Home Week

The place was poppin' with festivities in honor of National Nursing Home Week! A professional magician, games, live music and more entertained our residents in rehab and skilled nursing areas.…


"Tea for Three" Theater starring Elaine Bromka

History came alive as Emmy Award-winning actress Elaine Bromka staged her Off-Broadway hit play, "Tea for Three," for two showings here at BSP. Her portrait gallery of three First Ladies,…


Birding Adventure at Weston Bend State Park

We braved the early-morning drizzle so as not to miss a birding excursion at Weston Bend State Park. During this very active time at the park, two migration flyways merge along the Missouri River…


"Knock Your Socks Off" Customer Service Training

Windsor Care team members enjoyed a spirited customer service training session during which they learned and discussed the many ways to knock the socks off of their in-home caregiving clients.…


2016 Kentucky Derby Party

Our Westport Room transformed into Churchill Downs as residents packed in for the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby. The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports were celebrated with authenticity including…


A BSP Cinco de Mayo

We celebrated Cinco de Mayo with a delicious spread brought in from El Pollo Rey in Kansas City, KS ... not to be outdone by our own BSP employee's delectable potluck offerings. Live mariachi…


We Were Treated to a Beer Tasting!

The Rector and Vestry of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church honored their BSP parishioners and all BSP residents with a special beer tasting and food pairing. The Rev. Dr. R. Stan Runnels, John Coutoure…


AFib Seminar & Easy-Tech Testing at BSP

Saint Luke's highly-respected cardiologist, Dr. Tracy Stevens, educated us with new technology available for testing for atrial fibrillation - an irregular and often rapid heart rate that can…


Honoring Thelma Thursday!

We’re so proud of our amazing resident, “Thelma Thursday”, who was honored yesterday as Saint Luke’s Hospital’s Volunteer of the Year at their annual volunteer luncheon! Thelma has been a…


Honoring our Volunteers

The week of April 10 is National Volunteer Week - a time to acknowledge the selfless, tireless, priceless people who make Bishop Spencer Place and Kansas City such wonderful communities. We have…


Ice Cream!

Our Independent Living social worker hosted a summery ice cream social for our newer residents here at BSP - Vanilla was the flavor of the day chockablock with decadent toppings!


Speakeasy with James Heeter

Jim Heeter engaged BSP residents in a civic discourse regarding timely issues of our beloved Kansas City. Mr. Heeter is president and CEO of the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, following a…


Healthy Aging with Dr. Peter Holt

We had a full house as Dr. Peter Holt - the Director of Geriatric Medicine at Saint Luke’s Hospital and BSP's medical director since we opened our doors 20 years ago - entertained and…


Girl Scout Tea Honoring Barbara Lee

We’re so proud of BSP resident Barbara Lee who was honored by the Girl Scouts of NE Kansas and NW Missouri at a special Downton Abbey-style tea last week. The afternoon tea celebrated the 104th…


Celebrating Chef Earl!

Our beloved Chef Earl celebrated 25 years with PB&J Restaurants today - the last eight as the executive chef right here at BSP! Lucky us!


The 20th Anniversary of our Chapel Pipe Organ

BSP resident, Mr. Bernie Jones, hosted a beautiful ceremony dedicating the 20th anniversary of the Schoenstein Opus 128a Pipe Organ. The talented Ms. Jan Kraybill delighted us with a program in our…


Cristo Rey Service Day

We were delighted when a group of Cristo Rey students came by for a service day as they interviewed some of our engaging residents with intriguing and thought-provoking questions!


Truman Stops By for a Visit on Presidents' Day

We had a bona fide President amongst us as Harry S. Truman stopped for the holiday! President Truman drew a full bi-partisan house while regaling us with stories of his life. He was particularly…


Valentine's Day

It's one of our favorite holidays at BSP. We love to share the love!


Our Piano Man

A favorite server from our Canterbury Dining Room shared his artistic side with us - Aarion Sipes improvised some meditative and moving tunes on piano for a full house of BSP residents in the…


Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity

Lucky BSP residents were given a VIP tour of the Bolender Center on a beautiful sunny day this month, allowing them to see this artistic building in all its architectural design and engineering. (A…


Chair Volleyball

The games have begun at BSP with our first chair volleyball session, and the place was jumpin' with assists, digs, cross-country shots, fouls and spikes, yet no 'yellow cards' were…


KC Wolf Appearance!

KC Wolf made a grand entrance into BSP and followed as the enthusiastic, very entertaining, Dan Meers! Dan's optimism, charisma and love for life make him an inspiration for many and a popular…


BSP Rings In 2016!

It was a New Year's Eve to remember as our entire community got together to bring in 2016 in style. Independent Living residents, Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing residents and families all…



2015 BSP Staff Holiday Party

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is getting the BSP staff together to celebrate every year!


The Noteables Christmas Concert

The merry and bright vocals of The Noteables really got us in the Christmas spirit! It was an extra-special occasion as one of our residents - who used to serve as the group's piano accompanist…


20th Anniversary of BSP!

Bishop Spencer Place opened its doors on December 6, 1995, to a handful of courageous residents who braved the winter snow to move into the newly-constructed community. We loved celebrating our 20th…


State Survey Celebration

BSP employees were treated to Joe’s KC deliciousness for lunch as we celebrated another excellent State Survey! We’re so proud of our amazing staff for maintaining our Five-Star Quality Rating…


2015 Bishop's Benefit

The 2015 Bishop’s Benefit kicked off our 20th anniversary celebrations by honoring Bishop John C. Buchanan – Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Missouri from 1989-1999 and integral driving…


Honoring Our Veterans

Chaplain Denis Payne led a moving Veterans Day tribute in our Madison Living Room. We have representatives from all military branches and Chaplain Payne honored each of our resident veterans with a…



BSP Collector's Exhibition

We had a special opportunity to see BSP residents' treasures as they displayed incredibly memorable, beautiful and interesting pieces from their cherished collections.


Spook-tastic Halloween at BSP

Our annual Halloween celebration was a smashing success - with tough competition for the costume and pumpkin-decorating contests, a few fun tricks and plenty of delicious treats!


Weston Bend State Park Adventure

Thanks to the amazing Missouri State Parks staff, BSP residents had an incredible experience at Weston Bend State Park. They walked one of the wooded trails which led to a scenic overlook with…


Resident Service Fair

The annual Resident Service Fair is an opportunity for residents to receive flu shots from our Windsor Care team, talk with our Select Rehab therapy team, learn about Country Club Bank’s services…


Day Trip to St. Joe!

A group of our residents spent a fun day in St. Joseph, MO this month visiting the Walter Cronkite Memorial, enjoying lunch at Boudreaux's followed by a driving tour of the area's historic…


KC Museum Exhibit Launch at BSP Honors Resident

We were delighted to serve as the launch venue for Kansas City Museum’s traveling exhibit “My Northeast: A Snapshot of Kansas City’s Historic Northeast”. And we are so proud that one of our…


Kauffman Memorial Garden

Today was the perfect day to visit Kauffman Memorial Garden! Residents received a guided tour of the exquisite grounds featuring lush plant beds of local and exotic botanicals, playful fountains and…


Proposed Cultural District

Mark Zimmerman from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art discussed the developments of the proposed KC cultural district with our residents. The idea for this unifying district within a one-mile radius…


The York Flower Garden

Residents from our skilled nursing and rehab area have been enjoying the beautiful flowers and vegetables in our York Garden right outside their door!


Bishop Spencer Place Art Gallery

We're so happy to display one of BSPs newest resident's paintings in our gallery. Monty is finding new and different inspiration from his new home here since relocating from Arizona and…



Wesley Apartment Construction & Hard Hat Tour

We were so excited to show off the two new under-construction apartment homes in our Madison building at our hard hat tour! We’ve enjoyed watching the progress as we combine three apartment homes…


Music, Maestro, Please...

We at BSP are so fortunate to be in the audience of such talented musicians over the years, including these three artists who stopped by recently; Joe Cartwright, Humberto Sierralta and Angela…


"Chocolate Therapy" Training

The hard working Windsor Care staff - BSP's own private-duty caregiving team - maintains the highest quality of service to our independent living residents. Director Sharon Pace reinforces the…



Who Knew? The National Music Museum

One of our astute residents introduced us to the National Music Museum, located in Vermillion, South Dakota. He presented the collections in his slide show, as we learned there are more than 15,000…




BSP Block Party, Caribbean style

BSP staff and residents enjoyed a Saturday afternoon with friends and our families at the annual Block Party. Rain brought us indoors, but we had plenty of room for our stilt-walker, face-painter,…


Jack Jonathan Artist Reception

We are delighted to welcome Jack Jonathan as our artist-in-residence in the BSP Art Gallery! He presented a beautiful selection of his photographs for our enjoyment, some of which are also on…


A National Geographic Adventure

One of our BSP residents joined a small group on a National Geographic excursion that included Oman, the Maldives, Botswana and many more exotic destinations. We were treated to a stunning slide…


Tour of Bird's Botanicals

Residents were treated to a special tour of Bird’s Botanicals, a 400 square-foot orchid greenhouse located in a climate-controlled cave. With more than 10,000 orchids thriving and blooming, it was…


BSP Residents Saluted on Honor Flight Trip

Two of our residents had the opportunity to take part in an Honor Flight trip to Washington D.C. on May 6, thanks to Heartland Honor Flight! This trip of a lifetime included stops at the WWII,…


National Nursing Home Week Celebration

Our assisted living and skilled nursing residents had a blast celebrating National Nursing Home Week yesterday! This year’s theme was “Familia, Vida, Amor,” (Family, Life, Love) and we’re…


Cinco de Mayo

We had too much fun celebrating with amazing food accompanied by authentic music from The Three Amigos!


Kentucky Derby Watch Party

Our Westport Room transformed into Churchill Downs this Saturday as residents packed in for the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby. The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports were celebrated with…


Honoring Our Resident Volunteers

We have amazing residents who give their time to causes dear to their hearts - from one resident who has volunteered at Saint Luke's Hospital every Thursday for more than 35 years to residents…


Outdoor Spring Concert

We celebrated the start of spring with some outdoor music with Lenn Anderson. Our skilled nursing residents donned hats and spring clothes for the occasion, and it was a perfect day to enjoy the…


BSP Collections

We had a special opportunity to see BSP residents’ treasures, as they displayed incredibly memorable, beautiful and interesting collections of items from their homes.


"Make Moving Easier" Panel Event

The Marketing Department hosted a luncheon and panel event that included our partners, Claire McCurdy of ReeceNichols, Anne Lopez of Country Club Bank and Linda Scardino of Gentle Changes. Guests…



Lyric Opera To Go at BSP

Country Club Bank sponsored another Lyric Opera to Go event to the delight of many BSP residents. The engaging Ashley Wheat and Clark Weyrauch performed music from Carmen to La Traviata.


Ash Wednesday Service

Another beautiful Ash Wednesday service in our Chapel of the Epiphany at Bishop Spencer Place!


Charlie from Paws for Life

Charlie comes to visit our skilled nursing residents once a week, accompanied by his dear owners, Al, Molly and their daughter, Francesca. He brings his gentle soul, wagging tail and the softest…


Ashley Cooper Entertainment

Ashley Cooper's show is part song, part dance, part ballet and part acrobatics - with his looks of a Rat Packer and the pipes of Nat King Cole. We are so fortunate when he comes to perform for…


Sharing the Love at BSP!

Our favorite holiday is upon us – we love sharing the love around Bishop Spencer Place!! This time of year we remember: “You can’t wrap love in a box, but you can wrap a person in a hug.”…


Concert for "The Judge"

Laura Schultz, along with The Northeast Community Center (NECC) and Bishop Spencer Place hosted a concert in our Madison Living Room while the room filled with eager residents. We were treated to…


Fabulous at 106 !!

The local media's cameras were rolling to help document the 106th birthday of one of our finest residents. The dining room was filled to capacity with family, well-wishers, friends, staff - and…


"I Got Rhythm, I Got Music!"

So far, January has treated us to a delightful range of musical styles. We've been honored to hear Braulio Bosi on guitar, Huberto Sierralta on piano, and the always lively Millie Edwards and…


New Year's Eve at BSP!

The party of the year was right here, featuring live music from The Waldo Jazz Collective. Our Life Enrichment group and PB&J staff worked tirelessly to send out the year in high style!


Puppet Show

Clement McCrae and Company delighted our residents with a most charming puppet show at the end of a wonderful 2014!


York and Coventry Holiday Party

Our assisted living and skilled nursing residents were treated to a visit from Christmas elves, jazzy holiday music, sweets and drinks from PB&J, and a spirited round of gift-giving from Santa…


Saint Paul's Day School Choir

We were delighted once again to hear the Saint Paul's Day School's "In Harmony Choir" performing Christmas carols. They spread such holiday cheer to all of our residents!


BSP Staff Christmas Celebration Lunch

BSP staff came together to celebrate Christmas with a delicious Italian-themed lunch provided by PB&J, our dining services provider. We had such fun sitting down and spending time together!


Don Accurso Orchestra Performance

BSP favorite, the Don Accurso Orchestra, returned for another wonderful performance with our very talented vocalist (and resident) Ann Atkin!


Tim Whitmer Returns!

Tim Whitmer brought his jazz and joyful spirit back to our BSP residents - a full house thoroughly enjoyed his new holiday program featuring Tim on solo piano.


Holiday Cocktail Party

Residents and board members celebrated another wonderful year at BSP at a festive holiday cocktail party! Fine wines were paired with savory hors d’oeuvres prepared by our dining services provider…


The Notables

The Junior League of Kansas City's singing group returned for a beautiful holiday performance!



Soup and Chili Cook-Off

BSP staff was invited to cook up their favorite soup or chili recipe for a chance at a winning ribbon! We had many tasty entries to share on this cold November day, with an entry fee of canned goods…


Honoring our Veterans

Chaplain Denis Payne led a moving tribute to Veterans Day in our Madison Living Room. We have representatives from all military branches and the Chaplain honored each of our resident Vets with a…


"Give a Gift" Panel Event at BSP

The Marketing Department assembled a panel of our trusted partners to discuss the ease of making a move to BSP. Our guests learned more about downsizing, selling their homes, and were privy to some…


Halloween 2014

Friendly competition was the name of the game at the Resident/Staff Halloween party – with both a costume and a pumpkin decorating contest bringing folks out to the Madison Living Room. The…


Linda Yeager Reception

BSP held a retirement reception for our beloved chaplain of many years, Linda Yeager. She was overwhelmed with well wishes from residents and staff alike. Her caring for others is incomparable!


KC Royals!

“Royal Blue” (a.k.a. our our life enrichment program coordinator) came for Happy Hour in our assisted living and skilled nursing/rehab areas on the eve of Game 3 of the 2014 Royals v. Giants…


Retired Clergy Luncheon

We were pleased to host a luncheon and service for retired clergy from the northern area of the West Missouri Episcopal Diocese, plus some from Kansas City, Kansas. The Reverend Jerry Kolb and his…


The Blessing of the Animals

The annual Blessing of the Animals is a tradition in many churches, typically coinciding with the feast of St. Francis. Our chaplains led a short service in the Bishop's Garden for pets and…


York Place Celebrates Octoberfest

Our skilled nursing and rehab residents enjoyed an Octoberfest afternoon with one of our volunteers starting the wheelchair dancing!


2014 Kansas City Stroke Walk

A very cool September morning drew a group of BSPers to Theis Park for the 3-mile walk to support stroke victims and caregivers.


WWI Museum Tour

Many of our residents were given a tour (led by one of our in-house history experts) of the National WWI Museum.


Bake Sale Honoring Frank

BSP employees and residents gave SO generously to honor the passing of a beloved employee by helping defray the family's expenses. Many of us baked and many of us bought!


Resident Services Fair

Warm pretzels, brats and cold root beer brought our residents together to receive flu shots, learn more about what BSP offers, and to visit with our social workers, rehab team, Saint Luke's…


National Assisted Living Week

The residents of Coventry celebrated National Assisted Living Week with a festive and delicious dinner!


An Afternoon with the Roosevelts

For our most recent Marketing Event, we traveled back in time to reflect on the lives of our revered President Franklin Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. William and Sue Wills returned to…


Continuing Education Session

Assistant Director of Nursing, Kim Newell, led our York Place skilled nursing/rehab staff in a series of training sessions. The hands-on training gave insight from a resident’s perspective.


BSP Accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

BSP has accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Tallgrass Creek! We donate in honor of the residents and families we’ve served who have fought ALS, and we extend the challenge to our partners…


Carnival Fun at BSP

Our assisted living, skilled nursing and rehab residents enjoyed an afternoon at the festive BSP carnival. So many smiles!


Saying Goodbye to Nick

After almost eight years, we're sad to say goodbye to our in-house banker Nick Ruppert of Country Club Bank! The Country Club Bank branch will still operate here at BSP, but we will have a new…


The Lyric Arts Trio

The Lyric Arts Trio delighted us all with their unique blend of piano, clarinet and soprano voice along with their amusing commentary.


Yoga Class

BSP had a great turnout for "Chair Yoga" with the delightful and inspiring Sally King. She instructs with such ease, as there were all levels of ability in attendance. Sally was recently a…



Windsor Care Photo Shoot

Several of our wonderful residents and employees were featured in a photo shoot at BSP to help promote Windsor Care, our private-duty home health team. Here are some outtakes from our fun day!


Kansas City Symphony Consortium

The Kansas City Symphony sent us some of their finest artists for a concert in June. The violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, euphonium and flute were represented in various groupings that performed…


Missionpalooza '14

A wonderful group of volunteers came from the WEMO Youth Group in Carthage, MO and gave their time to our residents in York. They gave a week of their time!


Millie Edwards Performs at BSP

BSP was delighted to welcome a Kansas City star, Millie Edwards, for an afternoon of jazz and blues classics. She brought her big voice and wide vocal range along with her dazzling personality.


Buckner Gallery Reception

BSP resident, Bill Buckner, treated a large group of fellow BSPers to the stunning photography work by his sister, Mary Buckner Brubaker (b. 1922-2013), an artist in many arenas. After this…


SME Chansonettes Perform at BSP

The Shawnee Mission East Choir group has almost 400 students involved in their five choirs, and one, the SME Chansonettes performed for us in April. Ken Foley is their talented director.


Mother's Day Tea

Our annual Mother’s Day Tea was held in our Madison Living Room, along with some lovely harp music in the background. Residents also enjoyed tasty pastries on this important day of remembrance!


History of Champagne Event

Uncorked and Decanted Wine Events came to BSP to share their knowledge with residents of the history of champagne. Frank and Maria Bramwell, the owners, brought samples for a lively late afternoon…


York & Coventry Residents Get Crafty

Residents in our York Skilled Nursing & Rehab and Coventry Court assisted living areas had a blast "getting crafty" with kids from Saint Thomas Moore!


BSP Ice Cream Social

BSP employees and residents celebrated the first day of summer by bellying up to an ice cream bar with all the toppings!


Donating Bags to Saint Paul's Food Pantry

We’re so proud of the many grocery bags our residents donated to the Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church food pantry! Spearheaded by resident John Herbst (left) and Chaplain Kathy Hall, the bags were…



Ashley the Entertainer

Our favorite entertainer came back to perform after a two-year hiatus! Ashley Cooper's show is part song, part dance, part ballet and part acrobatics - with the looks of a Rat Packer and the…


Just For Her Expo

The marketing team had a busy weekend at the Just For Her Expo at the Overland Park Convention Center May 30-June 1. It was a wonderful opportunity to share the BSP story!


Wornall Majors House Museums Garden Tour

We were thrilled to be one of seven gardens featured on the Wornall/Majors House Museums Garden Tour this year! Our Bishop's Garden was inspired by the garden cultivated by Ethel Weatherly and…


BSP Block Party

We had a blast at the BSP Block Party as residents, staff and their families came together to celebrate summer with delicious food, the 12th Street Revue band, face painting, bounce house and even a…


Sneak Peek Garden Party

We didn’t let the downpour dampen our spirits at our Sneak Peek Garden Party this morning! Guests still enjoyed fun, fruity drinks, a delicious light brunch spread and the sounds of the Bow Wind…


Happy 100th Birthday to One of Our First Residents!

We’re so blessed to celebrate the 100th birthday of one of our first residents – she stayed the very first night when we opened in 1995! Family, friends, staff and residents from all areas of…


Celebrating Volunteer Residents

We have amazing residents who give their time to causes dear to their hearts - from one resident who has volunteered at Saint Luke's Hospital every Thursday for more than 35 years to residents…


Kentucky Derby Watch Party

We celebrated the “Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” in true Kentucky fashion, with authentic mint juleps and a watch party in our Pub. One of our residents prepares the juleps himself, steeping…


A Jazzy 100th Birthday Celebration!

BSP was hopping this weekend with a festive 100th birthday celebration for one of our residents featuring his son's Dixieland Jazz band 12th Street Revue!


National Nursing Home Week Celebration

A luau was the perfect way to celebrate National Nursing Home Week and its theme of "Living the Aloha Spirit". We had a great time celebrating with residents in our York Place Skilled…


La Fiesta del Cinco de Mayo!

Quite a fiesta at BSP today as we celebrated Cinco de Mayo – starting with a Taco & Nacho bar featuring the world’s best grilled chicken from El Pollo Rey and rounding out the fun with an…


May Day

What a fragrant May Day at BSP! The marketing team snuck around to each independent living resident’s door early this morning to leave a bouquet of daisies beautifully presented by our friends at…


Welcome Reception for New Residents

Great fun and fellowship in our Westport Room as our wonderful resident Welcome Committee and staff members hosted our newest residents at a reception.


Resident Panel Luncheon

Guests at our Resident Panel Luncheon had the unique opportunity to get the inside scoop on retirement living directly from our panel of residents - topped off by a delicious lunch prepared by our…


Take Us Out to the Ballgame

A ballpark buffet of peanuts, popcorn and candies helped us kick-off the Royals home opener in true fan fashion! And since no baseball game is complete without hot dogs and nachos, we were treated…