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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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    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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    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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    A Legacy of Faith

    At a visitation time for an old friend, I had a conversation with a middle-aged man about his father. He spoke highly of a father who used few words but modeled high principles for his three sons and his daughter.While working full-time to support his family, he would study engineering books in the evening while four energetic, loud kids played in the house. Eventually, he took the engineering exam and passed with flying colors.Quietly, that man modeled faith as he made sure his family was in ch...

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    5 lessons from the oldest old

    By Robert DiGiacomoNew York Times reporter John Leland thought he knew how to write about the “oldest old” — people 85 and up. For a proposed year-long series, he figured he would chronicle a laundry list of their issues: things like the dangers of falling, financial pressures and family conflict.As Leland delved deeper, however, he realized the people in this age group were more than the sum of their problems. And he saw how much he didn’t know about the realities of aging.

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    Every Generation Should Engage at Every Age

    Every May our nation observes Older American’s Month and this year’s theme is "Engage at Every Age." You are never too old (or too young) to take part in activities that can enrich your physical, mental and emotional well-being. We also celebrate the many ways in which older adults make a difference in our communities.Participating in activities that promote mental and physical wellness, by offering wisdom and experience to the next generation, or seeking the mentorship of ...

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    Parsons Presbyterian Manor announces Art is Ageless winners

     (Top row, left to right) Dorothy Jeffries, “Crowing Barnyard Rooster,” Sculpture/3-D, professionalJanice Miller, “Funny Bunny,” first place Drawing, amateur.Janine Albertini, “Baby it’s Cold Outside,” first place Christmas, amateurLyn Kirk, “Old Blue & Rust,” Mixed Media/Crafts, professional(Bottom row, left to right) David McConnell, “Pine Bowl,” first place Sculpture/3-D, amateurEweleen Good, “Spirit Lifter,&rdqu...

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