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    Childhood dreams keep Kasey Schwemmer’s head in the clouds

    Maintenance technician Kasey Schwemmer is living his dream. A hot air balloon enthusiast since childhood, Kasey became a pilot 11 years ago and has been taking to the sky ever since.“It’s just something I’ve always wanted to do … something I’ve known since I was about three years old and saw balloons fly over my house,” said Kasey. “When they asked me in kindergarten what I wanted to do when I grow up, I said I wanted to be a hot air balloon pilot.&rdqu...  Read More...

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    Visit to the New Advanced Learning Library

    After much anticipation, residents of Wichita Presbyterian Manor were treated to private tours of the new Advanced Learning Library by Director of Wichita Public Libraries, Cynthia Berner, and some of her staff. Residents got an in-depth look at beautiful open, airy spaces throughout the building.The library is now home to state-of-the-art electronics and an assortment of devices for taking the library into the future of technology. A 16-screen, 16-by 9-foot digital monitor located in the pavili...  Read More...

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    Margot Harling danced her way around the world

    Resident Margot Harling was born in New York, in November 1932, one of four daughters of a Presbyterian minister and a homemaker.Margot began ballet lessons at the age of eight. In high school, she travelled to New York City to continue ballet classes at various schools, where she gained strength and endurance. After graduation, she joined Radio City Music Hall Ballet for nine months.   Read More...

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    Wichita Presbyterian Manor U.S. News and World Report Best Nursing Home list

    Wichita Presbyterian Manor is on the U.S. News and World Report Best Nursing Homes 2018-2019 list. The senior living community received the highest score of High Performing to make the list, available today.The U.S.   Read More...

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    November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

    In 1983, President Ronald Reagan designated November as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, at that time there were less than two million people with the disease. Today, the number of people with the disease has climbed to more than 5.7 million, with that number likely to triple by 2050.One in 10 people age 65 and older (10 percent) has Alzheimer's dementia.   Read More...

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    Caring for caregivers

    Each year, approximately 39.8 million individuals provide care to an adult with a disability or illness in the United States. Among those, 15.7 million are individuals caring for a family member who has Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia.It’s a full-time job with no vacations or weekends. Between cooking, bathing, dressing and providing medical care, caregivers are “on the job” an average of nine hours a day.Luckily, programs like Wichita Presbyterian Manor&rsq...  Read More...

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    Wellness Department offers variety of ways for residents to stay active and in shape

    Most people have a love/hate relationship with working out. They love the benefits but hate the process. Luckily at Wichita Presbyterian Manor, residents have countless ways to get their blood pumping, keep their interest and have fun all at the same time.For starters, the community offers a full schedule of land and water classes to provide residents with both a social outlet and a holistic approach to fitness.“From ankle rolls to hand movements for dexterity and grip strength—we wo...  Read More...

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    Say hello to Cecilia and Cherree

    Meet the newest additions to the Wichita Presbyterian Manor leadership team: Cecilia Foster and Cherree Hudspeth.Cecilia joined the staff in June as the dining services director. She previously worked at Via Christi Village McLean and Via Christi Village Ridge Plaza as the director of nutrition services.In her role at WPM, Cecilia is responsible for the entire dining services program from independent living in The Landing, Bistro and Waypoint dining rooms to the pantries in healthcare, PATH®...  Read More...

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    Pastor Appreciation Breakfast: October 9

    During the month of October, communities across America recognize and honor pastors for their dedication and service to their people. Many residents of Presbyterian Manor have strong and active connections with their local church and pastor. Each year we plan an appreciation breakfast, so our community will have the opportunity to say thank you to many of their local pastors.We encourage residents to invite their pastor to attend this special event with them.   Read More...

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    Wichita artists among Art is Ageless® masterpiece level winners

    Three winning artists in Wichita 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.“Gabbie Sue Christmas,” a painting in the Christmas category by Maria Ctibor, “Rose Garden,” a drawing by Carol Davis and “Late Night Reading,” a painting by Skip Kreibach will appear in the calendar when it is released this fall.In addition, “Red...  Read More...

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