EVERYTHING LISTED UNDER: Residents

Former teachers take walk down memory lane

Fall is in the air and, for many, this time of year conjures up memories of school days. For two of our residents, those memories also include a career as teachers. Bob Bearse and Mary Gauthier reminisce about their days in the classroom as educators.
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September 20, 2020

Mary Lou Wright’s experiment in adaptivity

When Mary Lou Wright put her house on the market last September, it seemed like the hardest part about her move to Lawrence Presbyterian Manor was going to be finding a place for all of her books. Little did she know that when her house eventually sold—eight months later—it would come in the midst of a worldwide pandemic.
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July 6, 2020

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, personnel or gift shop while Brower continued as a ranger. Wherever she went, her experience as a librarian came in handy.
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January 20, 2020

VERNON AND MARILYN CHAMBERLIN: A LOVE STORY

The story of how residents Vernon and Marilyn Chamberlin met is all about being in the right place at the right time and having a mutual acquaintance playing matchmaker.
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January 8, 2020

RESIDENTS FINDS LIFE AT THE PRESBYTERIAN MANOR ENRICHED WITH FRIENDSHIP, FUN

In the summer of 2019, resident Thelma Bellinger came to the realization that she no longer wanted to live at her home of the past 67 years.
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December 5, 2019
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