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    Wichita Presbyterian Manor to host dementia workshop

    When your loved one has dementia, there are so many unknowns. When is it time to stop driving? Can your loved one still make financial or estate decisions?   Read More...

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    Thank you, angels!

    Established in the 1950s, the Good Samaritan Program provides funding to assist residents who outlive their financial resources through no fault of their own. Since the inception of our mission, Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America has ensured thousands of residents of its commitment that they will always have a home.To continue to meet the growing need among seniors in our communities, we invited donors to become an “angel for a day” by making a contribution to the Good Samaritan Prog...  Read More...

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    Love at first kiss

    In celebration of February, the month of love, we have a resident love story that has stood the test of time.Claudia and J Mann met as young students at Murray State College in Tishomingo, Okla., in 1944.“We were having a Sadie Hawkins Day at the college where boys and girls run on the football field. The boys were going through a line and I was putting lipstick on them as they came by,” said Claudia. “J’s face was as red as fire.   Read More...

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    Art Bloomer receives “Life Master” designation

    After 65 years of playing bridge, resident Art Bloomer recently achieved one of the game’s highest honors by earning the title of “Life Master.” Art reached the milestone during a tournament held on a cruise ship in December.“The pro that ran the tournament had a post-tournament celebration where they give out awards to people who achieved a new level, and I got a trophy,” said Art.The title of Life Master is reserved for those who play a specific form of the game c...  Read More...

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    Susan Cross joins the Presbyterian Manor team

    This past fall, Susan Cross joined our staff as the new health services director for our community. But it isn’t the first time she’s worked within these walls.“I did clinicals at Wichita Presbyterian Manor for my LPN licensure when I was just becoming a nurse. It was a very good experience, with the nurses being very helpful and patient with students allowing the opportunity for a great learning experience,” said Susan.In her new position, Susan is responsible for ensuri...  Read More...

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    Art is Ageless® call for entries underway

    Wichita Presbyterian Manor has issued a call for entries for the Art is Ageless® juried exhibit to be held March 15-29, 2019. Entries of artistic works will be accepted from any area artist who is 65 years of age or older to exhibit and/or compete for an opportunity to be featured in the 2020 Art is Ageless calendar.Artists may choose to enter the exhibit only. For the competition, works are to have been completed in the past five years (since January 2014).   Read More...

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    Dietician dishes out gracious dining training for staff

    A local dietitian consultant recently sat down with Wichita Presbyterian Manor staff and conducted “gracious dining training” in an effort to continue to improve the dining experience on campus.“The gracious dining program is a company-wide initiative and the whole thing is geared toward resident satisfaction and enhancing their experience,” said Cecilia Foster, dining services director.Marsha Ptacek with Health Technologies is the dietitian who conducted the training. Sh...  Read More...

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    Medicare changes of 2019

    The coming year, 2019, is a huge year for Medicare beneficiaries. There will be many changes and most of them are beneficial. In 2010, lawmakers did away with the Medicare Open Enrollment Period for Medicare Advantage Plans.   Read More...

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    Wichita Presbyterian Manor honored for achievements

    Wichita Presbyterian Manor received a certificate of recognition from Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America for reaching goals in fiscal year 2018, covering the months of July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.The recognition came through PMMA’s Emerald Awards Program, designed to encourage its 17 locations to achieve high levels of resident and employee satisfaction, meet financial goals, build philanthropic support for the organization’s mission and meet marketing goals. There are 11 are...  Read More...

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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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