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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...