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Lawrence Presbyterian Manor is enjoying some revitalized furniture and spa tub, thanks to funds that were established to enhance the environment for our residents.

Nearly four dozen dining room chairs in assisted living will be upgraded with replacement seats, casters and glides for the comfort and ease of the residents. Not only will these chairs be enjoyed during meals, but throughout the day while socializing. A new Penner Spa has also been purchased and installed on first floor. This new spa will be a luxury for our assisted living residents, as well as others who receive home health services. “We have already received several positive remarks from both residents and staff. Everyone is delighted about the new spa, “said Christie Patrick, executive director.

Both of these major purchases were made possible by trusts that were established by former residents. The Edith E. Ernst Memorial Fund was created in 1993, and the Cecil E. Richards & Mary M. Richards Memorial Fund was established in 1996, both to benefit Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.

Both benefactors wanted to provide means to enhance our community when it might otherwise not be possible.

We greatly appreciate the gifts of those who have gone before to provide for our current and future residents.

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