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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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    Sloan's spot: Award-winning teacher for a mom

    When I was a little girl, as far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be in education. One of the big reasons why was because my mom is a teacher. She has always been a huge inspiration for my life in general, but when it comes to education, that is a whole different story.

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    Betty Olmsted, Overcomer

    In 1926, Betty Olmsted entered this world into a less-than-ideal situation, but anyone who knows her story can certainly say she’s made the most of what she was given, and even what she wasn’t given. Born to parents who married but never lived together, Betty’s upbringing was tumultuous under the abusive reign of her stepfather. She was told she’d never amount to anything, that she was ‘worthless.’ But Betty proved them wrong: again, and again, and again.“I worked my fool head off.

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    Senior Cyber Café: Learn to use your tablet, smartphone

    It's time to turn the table and stop asking your children or grandchildren for help with your tablet or smartphone. Learn how to navigate your device at a free event at Parsons Presbyterian Manor.Your children and grandchildren will be coming to you for assistance after this seminar! We'll cover the basics, like sending emails, downloading attachments, sharing photos and searching Google.

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    Sloan's Spot: Great things don't come from your comfort zone

    Change can always be a little overwhelming no matter the aspect of life. It is always scary when we have change in our lives and we tend to want to run and hide, especially if you are anything like me: an over-thinker with a pinch of the desire to please. When a new opportunity stumbles into my life or I want to make change, I then make a mental or physical list as to why I shouldn’t.

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    Cool treat for hot summer nights

    July is national ice cream month, and our residents fondly recall making, and eating, homemade ice cream.Mary Lee Ashcraft happily proclaimed, "Oh yes! My husband loved his homemade ice cream so much. He would sit there stirring it up many times through the week.”It is crazy to think that now we don't even think about hand stirring up homemade ice cream.Another resident, Bob Andrews, expressed how a few of his family members use to bet on baseball games and whoever lost the game w...

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    There's no place like nursing home week

    Nursing Home Week, May 14-18, will be remembered by staff and residents alike. This fun-filled week was a way to celebrate the many benefits of senior living communities. Activity Director Jasmine Edie put a lot of time and effort into making this "Wizard of Oz" themed week fun for all, especially considering it was her first week in this position!"I think the residents enjoyed watching the original ‘Wizard of Oz’ movie.

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    Parsons Presbyterian Manor earns zero-deficiency rating

    Parsons Presbyterian Manor earned a zero-deficiency survey from the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services following its annual inspection June 5, 2018.“We are very proud of our staff’s achievement,” said Maegen Pegues, executive director. “It is their commitment to our mission and residents that led to a deficiency-free community. By being blessed with a great team that is dedicated to Parsons Presbyterian Manor and each other, we’ve created a foundati...

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    Meet our new marketing director

    Sloan Dwyer is from Parsons and has lived here her entire life. Up until this point, she's been in management at a sporting goods store, but felt called to a career with Presbyterian Manor to help people in a different way."I was attracted to this position because I wanted to take it to the next level of helping people," said Sloan. "Being able to actually work in my home town and give back to people in that area specifically is appealing.

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    Spotlight on: CNAs

    Certified Nursing Assistants, or CNAs, do so many things both known and unknown to improve residents’ quality of life and help nurses, doctors and other medical professionals deliver necessary medical care. During the month of June, we honor and celebrate their many contributions, especially during the week of June 10-17, or National Nursing Assistants Week.We sat down with several Parsons Presbyterian Manor CNAs to find out more about their profession and why they enjoy taking care of oth...

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