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    PMMA unveils new logo, brand identity

    As an organization evolves and grows, so should brand awareness. In the past year, Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America has embarked on a journey to create a brand image that could represent all its communities and provide greater brand awareness for the entire PMMA system.The challenges were great. The new mark had to reflect PMMA’s core values, mission and beliefs.   Read More...

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    Julia Welch, a PATH success story

    Following a short term stay in the hospital, Julia Welch chose Wichita Presbyterian Manor’s PATH (Post-Acute to Home®) program for her short-term rehab stay. A major factor in her decision was that she was a current resident of the community and was familiar with the staff and the care.When she originally decided to move to Wichita Presbyterian Manor, Julia’s decision was influenced by the fact that the community offered a full continuum of care. While she had a good experience w...  Read More...

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    Are ‘Uke’ kidding me? A new ukulele group at the Manor

    After receiving a ukulele at Christmas, life enrichment assistant Meggin Nicolas was excited to show hers off to the weekly ladies coffee group. She had been wanting one for several months and could not wait to get started practicing. Not knowing a thing about ukuleles (or any instrument for that matter), she began to watch YouTube tutorial videos and search the internet for easy/beginner level songs to learn.   Read More...

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    Wichita Presbyterian Manor announces Art is Ageless® winners

    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 and older. Our artists prove that art, in any form, is an ageless ambition.”Winners in the Wichita Presbyterian Manor Art is Ageless juried competition were:Best of Show-Professiona...  Read More...

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    Presbyterian Manor of Mid-America system to celebrate 70 years of living

    On April 19, Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America (PMMA) will celebrate its 70th anniversary. Our first very first community opened in Newton, Kan., on April 19, 1949, nearly two years after ninety-year-old Alice Kalb of El Dorado, Kan., asked the United Presbyterian Synod if it would consider opening a home for the aged. A small exploratory committee formed to look at the idea and determined it had merit.To raise funds for the Newton effort, a dedicated offering throughout the synod took place on...  Read More...

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    Tails of happiness: Humane society volunteers bring companionship to community

    For almost 15 years, volunteers from the Kansas Humane Society have been bringing adoptable animals to the community to spread happiness and rekindle past loves through a program called Project Companionship.The volunteers visit the community once a month, and, according to program coordinator Sue Kleinheksel, both the reception and overall impact the visits have on residents is incredible.“It’s just amazing how many thank yous we receive from the residents,” said Sue. “E...  Read More...

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    Wichita Presbyterian Manor earns zero-deficiency rating

    Wichita Presbyterian Manor earned a zero-deficiency health care survey from the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services following its annual inspection in mid-February.“We are very proud of our staff’s achievement,” said Courtney Wolfe, executive director. “It is their commitment to our mission and residents that led to a deficiency-free community. We’ve created a foundation here that enables us to provide quality senior services guided by Christian valu...  Read More...

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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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