Our community is part of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America (PMMA), a faith-based not-for-profit organization headquartered in Wichita, Kansas. Across PMMA’s 16 campuses in Kansas and Missouri, we serve more than 2,400 residents with the same mission: To provide quality senior services guided by Christian values. This mission has been embedded in our DNA for more than 70 years.
Today, we strive to give every resident, in every community, the same individual attention, service and care upon which we were founded. A new project in Colorado Springs will expand PMMA’s mission to seniors in a new state.
With roots in the Presbyterian church, our faith guides us in service of something larger than ourselves. PMMA’s founding goes back to a meeting at the Presbyterian Church USA’s Synod of Kansas in June 1947, when the chairperson asked if anyone had input for the good of the order. One member replied, “There is a Mrs. Alice Kalb of El Dorado, Kansas, who wants us to build a home for the aged and take her in.”
Through many meetings and discussions, the Synod members approved the purchase of property in Newton, Kansas, and the formation of the United Presbyterian Foundation of Kansas, Inc., now known as Presbyterian Manors, Inc. In 1949, the first PMMA community opened, providing a home for seven area seniors who could no longer live independently in their homes.
We are proud of our history with the Presbyterian Church, and PMMA’s by-laws still call for two-thirds of our trustees to be members of the Presbyterian Church USA. But we also welcome people from all spiritual backgrounds. It is our firm belief that the spiritual life is an integral part of the human experience, and we promote spiritual health regardless of your faith tradition.
Our organization’s not-for-profit structure means we are better able to serve our residents and the larger communities where we operate—because we are able to focus all our resources to live out our mission rather than serving shareholders. What does this look like in practice? To take just a few examples, it means:
Learn more about our not-for-profit structure and how you can support PMMA’s work in communities across Kansas and Missouri.