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    What is a CCRC?

    Ever wondered about the advantages of living in a continuing care retirement community (CCRC)? Just what do those senior living terms like independent living and assisted living mean? What are the benefits of living in a senior living community?Learn the answers to these questions and more at a free event at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor April 16.Marketing directors Curtis Jones and Angela Fonseca will explain the differences and benefits of living at a CCRC versus other senior living options.   Read More...

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    Become a wine expert: Presbyterian Manor hosts free program

    Are you ready to take your passion for wine to the next level? Join us at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, for a tour of our community featuring a presentation led by a local wine expert.   Read More...

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    Presbyterian Manor of Mid-America system to celebrate 70 years of living

    On April 19, Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America (PMMA) will celebrate its 70th anniversary. Our first very first community opened in Newton, Kan., on April 19, 1949, nearly two years after ninety-year-old Alice Kalb of El Dorado, Kan., asked the United Presbyterian Synod if it would consider opening a home for the aged. A small exploratory committee formed to look at the idea and determined it had merit.To raise funds for the Newton effort, a dedicated offering throughout the synod took place on...  Read More...

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    Karen Schorno: the butter-almond thins lady

    If you don’t know Karen Schorno’s name, chances are, you know her cookies. Karen, who has been volunteering at Rendezvous for 12 years, has become one of the community’s most popular volunteers thanks to the love she shares with residents over sports, quilting and Trader Joe’s cookies.“If they don’t remember my name, I’m the one who brings the butter almond thins,” said Karen.Karen’s connection to the community came through a chance meeting w...  Read More...

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    The ‘Bird Lady’ of Lawrence Presbyterian Manor

    Like the famous character portrayed on the big screen by Burt Lancaster, Barb has devoted a significant portion of her life to the care and understanding of birds. In fact, Barb’s nearly 13 years of volunteer work in the community’s aviary has affectionately earned her the title of “The Bird Lady of Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.”However, despite the nickname, Barb hasn’t always been a “bird lady.” Ironically, she’s actually more of a cat person.&ldq...  Read More...

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    Lawrence Presbyterian Manor announces Art is Ageless® winners

    Lawrence Presbyterian Manor recently hosted a reception for the winning artists in the annual Art is Ageless® juried competition.“We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Angela Fonseca, health care marketing director. “Art is Ageless is unique in featuring only the works of artists age 65 and older. Our artists prove that art, in any form, is an ageless ambition.”Winners in the Lawrence Presbyterian Manor Art is Ageless juried competition were:Best of Show...  Read More...

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    Get the scoop on your dining staff team

    As we celebrate National Nutrition Month in March, get to know some of your dining staff team members who are dedicated to serving up delicious and nutritious meals to you each day.Patrick Ludwig, dining services directorFor nearly 19 years, Patrick has been the dining services director on campus, planning menus, predicting trends for new and upcoming items and staying educated on nutritional guidelines. The parts of his job he enjoys the most are the residents, people he works with and the crea...  Read More...

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    Thank you, angels!

    Established in the 1950s, the Good Samaritan Program provides funding to assist residents who outlive their financial resources through no fault of their own. Since the inception of our mission, Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America has ensured thousands of residents of its commitment that they will always have a home.To continue to meet the growing need among seniors in our communities, we invited donors to become an “angel for a day” by making a contribution to the Good Samaritan Prog...  Read More...

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    Back to the books

    After working as associate director for the law library at the University of Kansas for 15 years, resident Mary Burchill was pleasantly surprised to find herself working back in a library in retirement.“We moved into Lawrence Presbyterian Manor in late 2000 and it was probably 2002 when I was asked to be in charge of the library committee here. I am a librarian, so I thought sure, I’d be delighted,” said Mary Burchill.Once a month, Mary and her library committee of six other re...  Read More...

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    Art is Ageless® call for entries underway

    Lawrence Presbyterian Manor has issued a call for entries for the Art is Ageless® juried exhibit to be held February 12-19, 2019. The exhibit will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.   Read More...

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