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    Two members of nursing team receive employee scholarships

    Kailey Bender and Evelyn Morales, who work together as members of the evening nursing staff, have each received a scholarship through PMMA’s Employee Scholarship Program to help further their educations.Kailey, who has been with the community for three years, is a senior at the University of Kansas double majoring in history and sociology with an associate’s degree in women and gender studies. After graduation, she plans to either enter the workforce full time or begin work toward a ...  Read More...

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    Get to know our Aegis Therapies team

    As we celebrate Rehabilitation Week September 16-22, we want to recognize the team at Aegis Therapies® who are responsible for providing life-changing services for all our residents.Carmen Crandall, physical therapy assistantCarmen has been part of the Lawrence Presbyterian Manor therapy team since January 1, 2018. She has more than 30 years of experience. Carmen has always loved working in long-term care and home health because of the people she gets to work with and their interesting stori...  Read More...

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    Lawrence artists among Art is Ageless® masterpiece level winners

    Two winning artists in Lawrence Presbyterian Manor’s annual Art is Ageless® juried competition will be featured in the 2019 Art is Ageless Calendar produced by Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America.“Welcome,” a painting by Charlotte Neese and “Meditation,” a sculpture by Linda Troxel will appear in the calendar when it is released this fall.Works by local winners are automatically entered into a masterpiece level competition with winning art from 16 other PMMA communities. More than 180 entries wer...  Read More...

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    What does senior living cost?

    Lawrence Presbyterian Manor hosts free programHave you ever wondered what it will cost to live in a senior living community? Which contract is best for your budget, a rental plan or an entrance fee? Can I afford to live in a retirement community?Questions like these and more will be explored at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor’s “What Does it Cost?” seminar September 26, 2018.   Read More...

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    Resident Patricia Anderson was born to teach

    “Teaching was a very natural thing for me, I have always loved watching people learn new things,” said resident Patricia Anderson.After graduating from The State University of New York at New Paltz, Patricia taught 12th grade English in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., before her children were born. A few years later, she and her husband, Phil, and their two children, Rebecca and Ken, moved to Lawrence. Once the kids entered school, Patricia returned to school herself to get a teaching certificat...  Read More...

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    Summer travels create lifelong memories

    Summertime is a popular time for many to hit the road, ride the rails or take to the friendly skies to get away from the usual routine and have a summer vacation. No matter the destination, these trips create memories that last a lifetime. Here are a few travel memories shared by some independent living residents in our community.Mary Burchill “Growing up in Lawrence, Kan., was a treat on the Fourth of July.   Read More...

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    Celebrating Father’s Day on June 17

    Pete and Phil enjoy time on the outdoor patio at Manorwoods Townhomes.[/caption]The very first Father’s Day celebrated in our nation occurred on June 19, 1910, in the state of Washington. The day to honor our fathers didn’t become a national holiday in the U.S. until 1972, 58 years after President Woodrow Wilson made Mother’s Day official.   Read More...

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    In the spotlight: Maria Velasco

    Maria Velasco[/caption]In honor of National Nursing Assistants Week this month, we’re featuring Maria Velasco, a certified nursing aide (CNA) at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.Early in her career, Maria worked at Presbyterian Manor for about a year before she left to pursue another job. In 2013, she came back to our community and has been providing care to our residents on the night shift ever since.“I enjoy being around older people and taking care of the residents. And I like working ...  Read More...

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    5 lessons from the oldest old

    Photo cedit: Adobe Stock[/caption]By Robert DiGiacomoNew York Times reporter John Leland thought he knew how to write about the “oldest old” — people 85 and up. For a proposed year-long series, he figured he would chronicle a laundry list of their issues: things like the dangers of falling, financial pressures and family conflict.As Leland delved deeper, however, he realized the people in this age group were more than the sum of their problems. And he saw how much he didn&...  Read More...

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    Effie Simmons publishes 70 years of poems in “A Bushel and a Peck”

    Effie Simmons with her book of poetry[/caption]Whether she was vacuuming, changing diapers or putting dinner on the table, Effie Simmons was not only busy raising five children, she was writing down ideas for poetry on whatever scrap piece of paper she could find. Today, those scraps of paper and 70 years-worth of poems have been self-published in a book.“I started when my children were little. It was more to entertain them than anything.   Read More...

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