Wichita Presbyterian Manor Celebrates 50 Years
In 1970, Wichita Presbyterian Manor opened its doors. For the first few years, the community only had the capacity for 24 residents.
Before the decade was up, Presbyterian Manor added 60 senior living apartments. A series of expansions in the 1980s enabled the organization to serve the needs of hundreds of seniors at multiple levels of care.
To celebrate our 50th anniversary, residents are invited to several events that will take place July through September.
For 50 years, Wichita Presbyterian Manor has been a faith-based community dedicated to serving our residents with a culture inspired by our Christian values and heritage. We hope you will join us in celebrating our history of service to seniors.
PHOTOS: At the very top, right are Amy Watson who worked as a nurse’s aide after transferring from Parsons Presbyterian Manor and now serves as our life enrichment director, and Executive Director Courtney Wolfe who worked at Presbyterian Manor in college in the early 2000s, helping with activities and answering phones.
At the very top in the aerial photo with red roofs is Presbyterian Manor’s original campus, before several buildings were demolished for the renovation. The other aerial photo captures the construction of The Westerly, which opened in 2015.
Also at the very top, left, one photo shows staff gathered to plant a tree for Arbor Day in 2014. Six years later, the tree is still thriving on our campus, as shown in the other photo.
The bottom collage shows photos of the old chapel. When the building was renovated, stained glass panels from the original chapel were incorporated into the design of the new chapel, pictured in the bottom photo.