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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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    Intergenerational play group nurtures growth, brightens days

    When most people hear the phrase “play group,” they don’t necessarily envision a group of participants ranging from newborns to senior citizens, but thanks to a grant from the Mental Health Foundation, that’s exactly what takes place every month in Wichita Presbyterian Manor’s memory care neighborhood.Spearheaded by USD 259’s Parents As Teachers program, each meeting of the group includes an educational activity, an art project, a fine/gross motor skill activi...  Read More...

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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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