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    Sloan's Spot: Why do we celebrate?

    Tis the season to be merry! I absolutely love Christmas and the holiday cheer that we all spread this time of year. You should see my house during Christmas.

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    Chaplain: The Holidays

    I was digging through one of the closets at church the other day and found one of those manger props you see so often in nativity scenes. I have been around the church long enough now to know the names of some of the babies who were nestled in that manger on Christmas Eve.It is the tradition of our church to hold Christmas Eve services. We gather together and have cookies.

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    Parsons Presbyterian Manor on U.S. News and World Report Best Nursing Home list

    Parsons Presbyterian Manor is on the U.S. News and World Report Best Nursing Homes 2018-2019 list. The senior living community received the highest score of High Performing to make the list, available today.The U.S.

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    Kayla Schmidt takes on new role

    A familiar face in her role as a PRN (RN when needed), Kayla Schmidt is now in a new position at Parsons Presbyterian Manor.“I was a nurse on the floor, and have been in nursing for 12 years, but I’ve always been interested in taking on more of a leadership role,” said Kayla. “When the opportunity came available to be the Health Services Director, I was thrilled to get it.”Kayla’s role will still involve hands-on resident care but will now have more staff coor...

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    Cyber Cafe gets a "thumbs up"

    In August, we held our first Cyber Cafe event, which is part of our ongoing Just Ask lifelong learning series. We had a wonderful turnout of 23 participants who engaged in the presentation with Jennifer McClanahand, Regional Marketing Director. We anticipate hosting more Cyber Cafe events in the future.When we opened up the floor for questions, Parsons Presbyterian Manor team members Maegen Pegues, Courtney Stangle and Sloan Dwyer joined Jennifer to help participants with some tips and tric...

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    Get to know: Nicohle Bushnell

    New administrative assistant Nicohle Bushnell wears many different hats in her new position, and that's what she loves about it."I enjoy that it's fast paced, and I enjoy all the people I get to work with. I love getting to know the residents, and I like to keep busy," said Nicohle. "My job entails doing all the secretarial duties, like answering the phones and emails, etc., but I also help put in all of the invoices to the corporate office and handle all of the trust acco...

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    Sweet treat during National Ice Cream Month

    We think our assisted living residents and staff are sure sweet, so we wanted to let them know! As we celebrated National Ice Cream Month we treated everyone to something sweet – ice cream sundaes! Mary Lea Ashcraft and activity director Jasmine Edie each enjoyed a scoop.

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    Parsons artists among Art is Ageless® masterpiece level winners

    Three winning artists in Parsons Presbyterian Manor’s annual Art is Ageless® juried competition will be featured in the 2019 Art is Ageless Calendar produced by Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America.“Crowing Barnyard Rooster,” Dorothy Jeffries, Mixed Media/Crafts; “Funny Bunny,” Janice Miller, Drawing; “Elephant Quilt,” Juanita Shepard, Quilting; will appear in the calendar when it is released this fall.In addition, “Old Blue & Rust,” Ly...

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    Get to know: Jasmine Edie

    Activity director Jasmine Edie is enjoying her new role at Parsons Presbyterian Manor, though she's been employed here in a different position for more than two years."I started as a CNA (certified nurse aide), and then I began doing RA (restorative aide) work part time, which allowed me to do more one on one with the residents. I really enjoyed having time set aside for those who were on the restorative program, so when I was told the activities job was available, I was excited to move...

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    CNAs make a difference

    by Rev. Jennifer Dawson, First Presbyterian Church, ParsonsThere are many ways to make a difference in the world. We are all called to make the world a better place.

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