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Wichita Presbyterian Manor announces Art is Ageless winners

Midori Melton’s “Mr. Cardinal” took first place in Christmas, amateur. Robert Mayle’s “On Bantry Peninsula” was named Best of Show-Amateur.

Midori Melton’s “Mr. Cardinal” took first place in Christmas, amateur.
Robert Mayle’s “On Bantry Peninsula” was named Best of Show, amateur.

Wichita Presbyterian Manor recently hosted a reception for the winning artists in the annual Art is Ageless® juried competition.

“We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Amy Watson, life enrichment director. “Art is Ageless is unique READ MORE

Founder’s Day celebrates 69 years of senior service

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.

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 READ MORE

Wichita Presbyterian Manor honored for achievements

Brad Radatz, regional director of operations of Wichita Presbyterian Manor, with Bruce Shogren (left), president and CEO of PMMA, and Bill Taylor (right), COO of PMMA

Wichita Presbyterian Manor received a certificate of recognition from Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America for reaching goals in fiscal year 2017, covering the months of July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.

The recognition came through READ MORE

Here’s a tool to plan for late-life what-ifs

A website for older adults by older adults

By Kevyn Burger for Next Avenue

Seniors have a lot to say about thier options for care.

Jane Curry used Plan Your Lifespan to think through her contingencies in case health issues diminish her independence.

Jane Curry, of Chicago, settled into a retirement community a few years ago, where she found friends and support. It was part of her preparation to age in place in a home of her own. But the now-75-year-old widow knew READ MORE

9 ways family caregivers can get a break

Here’s how to get respite care, and sometimes get help paying for it

By Sherri Snelling for Next Avenue

Finding respite care is an important part of caring for the caregiver.

Credit: Adobe Stock – Many Presbyterian Manors campuses offer caregiver support groups or respite care services.

“Respite care” can be a little difficult to understand. The words don’t make it clear who is being helped. The “care” goes to the person who needs it due to illness or disability. The “respite” — a READ MORE

Write down those special grandparent moments

How to keep a journal or blog so you can both share memories

By Patricia Corrigan for Next Avenue

Sharing your hopes and dreams for your grandchildren can become a treasured gift.

Credit: ThinkStock – You can record your thoughts and memories as a keepsake for your grandchildren.

So many boomers are finding delight in nurturing grandchildren — and most of us also are amazed that they do grow up quickly. That rarely seemed the case when we were bringing up our own kids.

A traditional baby book stuffed with baby shower napkins, READ MORE