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    PMMA unveils new logo, brand identity

    As an organization evolves and grows, so should brand awareness. In the past year, Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America has embarked on a journey to create a brand image that could represent all its communities and provide greater brand awareness for the entire PMMA system.The challenges were great. The new mark had to reflect PMMA’s core values, mission and beliefs.

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    Dementia virtual tour, workshop: free at Presbyterian Manor

    Caring for someone with memory impairment? Wish you had a window into the world of your loved one with dementia?Presbyterian Manor and Kindred Hospice are teaming up to provide an interactive workshop where participants will spend 5 to 10 minutes experiencing first-hand what it feels like for someone with memory loss. The individual experiences will be available between 2 and 4 p.m.

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    The art of giving back

    Her father always wanted her to be a nurse, but Jeannette Parsons found a way to pursue her passion while still helping others.“I’ve been teaching art for 32 years, and often do classes with children or seniors. I love giving back to others through art,” Jeannette said. “I live in Lee’s Summit, Mo., now, but Parsons is my hometown.

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    Presbyterian Manor of Mid-America system to celebrate 70 years of living

    On April 19, Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America (PMMA) will celebrate its 70th anniversary. Our first very first community opened in Newton, Kan., on April 19, 1949, nearly two years after ninety-year-old Alice Kalb of El Dorado, Kan., asked the United Presbyterian Synod if it would consider opening a home for the aged. A small exploratory committee formed to look at the idea and determined it had merit.To raise funds for the Newton effort, a dedicated offering throughout the synod took place on...

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    Sloan's Spot: Spring Cleaning

    Spring cleaning – isn’t that what everyone thinks of when they hear the word spring? It is definitely a good time of the year to get rid of some of those items that tend to clutter up our homes or lives. Isn’t it always so hard letting go of some things?

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    Parsons Presbyterian Manor’s Art is Ageless® exhibit and reception feature senior artists

    Since the beginning of time, creative expression has brought joy to both its creators and those who experience their art. The Art is Ageless® program offers senior artists the opportunity to share and display their artwork and reaffirms the agelessness of human creativity.This month, their works are on display at Parsons Presbyterian Manor.“It’s inspiring to see the beautiful pieces these seniors have created,” said Sloan Dwyer, sales and marketing director. “The joy ...

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    We love our volunteers!

    April is Volunteer Appreciation Month, and while we have many wonderful volunteers to thank, this month we’re highlighting a special group of volunteers who makes life a little brighter for Presbyterian Manor residents by hosting a birthday party every month.“I’m not sure how long we’ve been doing it, as long as I can remember. Rosie Welch has been the one in charge. She makes sure the Presbyterian Manor residents get their birthday party,” said Janie Barcus, commun...

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    Celebrating our dining department

    Even though we eat every day, and appreciate those who help make that possible, we take special time in March to celebrate Nutrition Month! Ruth Haile, dining services director, shared with us why preparing food for the residents of Parsons Presbyterian Manor is so much more than just checking all the nutritional boxes.“When residents and their family members dine with us, we want them to feel like it’s home. We have a menu residents can order from, and ‘always available’...

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    Parsons Presbyterian Manor’s Art is Ageless ® exhibit and reception features senior artists

    Since the beginning of time, creative expression has brought joy to both its creators and those who experience their art. The Art is Ageless® program offers senior artists the opportunity to share and display their artwork and reaffirms the agelessness of human creativity.This month, their works are on display at Parsons Presbyterian Manor.“It’s inspiring to see the beautiful pieces these seniors have created,” said Sloan Dwyer, Sales and Marketing Director. “The joy ...

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    Sloan's Spot: Healthier you

    Like many, I tend to focus on eating healthier foods as each new year approaches. It must be that new year "feeling" of wanting to turn over a new leaf in order to feel better, to be better. In order to remain healthy, one must focus on a diet full of fruits and vegetables, healthy fats, and plenty of liquids.

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