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    On a mission: Resident Evelyn Calderwood’s teaching career in Pakistan

    At the age of 25, resident Evelyn Calderwood and her husband Don were given an opportunity of a lifetime.“We were asked by the mission board of the Presbyterian church to go to Pakistan for five years and start a school for the children of missionaries. I don’t think we had an original plan. We were just going to do it and see how it turned out,” said Evelyn.They stayed for 34 years.   Read More...

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    It’s the big 69!

    Wichita Presbyterian Manor residents and staff celebrated the founding of Presbyterian Manor with a celebration in April.Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s roots go back to 1947. Alice Kalb, a widow from central Kansas, appealed to a Presbyterian Church organization to establish a home for seniors. Her vision for the first Presbyterian Manor community in Newton, Kan., inspired others to do even more.   Read More...

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    5 lessons from the oldest old

    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’t know about the realities o...  Read More...

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    Celebrating our mothers

    Ever since Mother’s Day became an official U.S. holiday in 1914, we’ve celebrated our mothers with a day dedicated just for them—the second Sunday in May. Here are some special memories staff and residents have shared about their moms and grandmothers.“My mom always came to my high school cross country meets to cheer for me and my teammates.   Read More...

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    Wichita Presbyterian Manor announces Art is Ageless winners

     Midori Melton’s “Mr. Cardinal” took first place in Christmas, amateur. Robert Mayle’s “On Bantry Peninsula” was named Best of Show, amateur.Wichita Presbyterian Manor recently hosted a reception for the winning artists in the annual Art is Ageless® juried competition.“We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Amy Watson, life enrichment director. “Art is Ageless is unique in featuring only the works of artists age 65 ...  Read More...

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    Tell Your Doctor What’s on Your Bucket List

    Your doctor can’t read your mind. A doctor assumes everyone wants to live and continue to live the best, healthiest, happiest life possible — but that means something different for everyone. If your doctor knows about your long-term goals and “bucket list” items, however, that can be used to direct your health plan and goals.Dr.   Read More...

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    5 Life Lessons From Stephen Hawking

    As the passing of renowned physicist and public intellectual Stephen Hawking is met with grief and remembrance the world over, Next Avenue wanted to honor the man who educated the world on a host of issues by sharing five important lessons we learned from him:1. Trust in science, but remember that we haven’t uncovered all its mysteries yet.At 22, Professor Hawking was diagnosed with a rare form of motor neuron disease and told he only had a few years to live. For most of his adult life, he...  Read More...

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    One Surprising Way Older Adults Can Get Healthier

    Whether or not we actually do the right things to improve our health, many of us probably assume we know what they are. Walk more. Quit smoking.   Read More...

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    Are You Doing Doctor Appointments Right?

    Navigating the medical system can be a daunting process. It’s challenging enough to find any doctor with openings, let alone a good doctor. And the internet isn’t always much help.What is helpful, however, is this in-depth guide to having a good doctor’s appointment written for The New York Times by Dr.   Read More...

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