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Founder’s Day celebrates 69 years of senior service

Employees of Wichita Presbyterian Manor will observe the founding of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America this month, as the company celebrates 69 years of providing quality senior services guided by Christian values. The company has locations in Kansas and Missouri.

Each Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America campus will have its own celebration with residents and employees during April, acknowledging the importance each play in making life at Wichita Presbyterian Manor “the way you want to live.”

“Many of our employees view what they do as a calling, not just a job,” said Bruce Shogren, president and CEO. “Our dedicated employees make it possible for us to sustain PMMA’s mission, which directly impacts the wonderful care our 2,400 residents receive every d ay.”

Wichita Presbyterian Manor will observe Founder’s Day on April 19 with a gathering of staff and residents.

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 became the first Presbyterian Manor community in Newton, Kan., in 1949, and inspired others to do even more.

Today, PMMA remains true to the spirit of Alice’s vision, providing quality senior services guided by Christian values.

PHOTO: Alice Kalb, a widow who requested a home for seniors, helps break ground in Newton, Kan., at the site that would become the first Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America community.

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