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Resident focuses lens on Presbyterian Manor campus

“I think I would just be bored on my walks without my camera to play with,” said Max Miller, a resident of The Westerly independent living community at Wichita Presbyterian Manor.
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July 25, 2020

Independent Living Residents Trade Meetings at the Pub for Chats Via Zoom

The regular cocktail hour at Wichita Presbyterian Manor is one of Bob Reinke’s favorite times of day. As many as 20 residents typically gather around 5 p.m. in the “pub,” where they keep their libations of choice in individual storage lockers.When the community instituted social distancing guidelines, Bob found a way to continue the tradition.“I was the one that decided to get them in on the Zoom,” Bob said.Bob began using the videoconferencing application Zoom with...
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June 16, 2020

Resident and 'Ageless' Artist Share a Connection

This year’s Art is Ageless® program at Wichita Presbyterian Manor doubled as a reunion between an artist and a collector of his work.Mark Ward is a two-time people’s choice winner in the local art competition, a program of PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America). Art is Ageless recognizes the talents of artists age 65 or older. Winners in the local competition go on to be judged at the systemwide level, and winners are featured in the annual Art is Ageless® calendar and not...
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June 6, 2020

Resident teaches herself how to play piano with online videos

JoSaille Carmichael has spent the last few weeks learning how to play the upright piano in her apartment by following lessons on YouTube.Jo is a resident in the assisted living neighborhood at Wichita Presbyterian Manor. She played the piano as a girl, but didn’t continue to play into adulthood.“I’m not passionate then like I am now,” Jo said.She follows the YouTube channel of music teacher Karen Ramirez, who teaches students to play by ear with her book “Playing Mu...
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May 24, 2020

Mark Ritchey recalls upheaval of the 1960s

Westerly resident Mark Ritchey vividly remembers historic moments from the 1960s, some of which he observed firsthand.He was a student of American history at Columbia University in the fall of 1963 when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.“We were in a classroom building, waiting for our professor to arrive,” Mark said. “He walked by just as casual as can be and wrote on the chalkboard, ‘No class today.
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May 14, 2020
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