Everything listed under: Aging Well

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    Celebrate your love for the library

    Did you know that February is National Library Lover’s Month? There is a lot to love about our community’s library, and we are fortunate to have a former librarian who runs it.Mary Burchill was the associate director of the Law Library at KU for 15 years before retiring in 1995. Off and on for the next 10 years, Mary and her husband, Brower, worked in Bandelier National Monument—they were both park rangers for one year and then Mary picked up jobs each summer in the bookstore, ...  Read More...

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    Gene Eidman took the PATH to … the farm

    After falling and breaking his femur just a month after having his hip replaced, Gene Eidman found himself on the PATH to recovery with the Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s PATH® program.“We inquired about some other places for therapy, but we knew beforehand that PMMA was where we wanted to go. We’ve always heard good things about the program, and if we could get there that’s where we wanted to be. They had an opening and we got in,” said Gene.In 2012, PMMA...  Read More...

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    Estate planning and asset protection with the blended family

    Do you find yourself struggling to find care for yourself or a loved one? Are you concerned with your ability to pay for end-of-life care? Do you have questions about how to best protect your assets if nursing care is needed?   Read More...

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    Weekly class brings ancient art of yoga to community

    For more than 5,000 years, people all over the world have been practicing yoga as a way to find peace and harmony while improving their overall health. In 2015, that practice made its way to Lawrence Presbyterian Manor through a class offered by Lawrence’s Department of Parks and Recreation.The class, which is held each Wednesday afternoon from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., is taught by Mary Ann Saunders, a woman who has been a dedicated practitioner of yoga herself for most of her life.“I lear...  Read More...

  • 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...