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    A Dr. Seuss celebration

    National Nursing Home Week is a time for staff and residents of senior care communities to come together and celebrate all the good work being done to improve the lives of our elders.This year, Nursing Home Week was May 12-18, and Parsons Presbyterian Manor built all of its activities around the theme of “Dr. Seuss.”Life Enrichment Director Jasmine Edie said staff and residents had a blast dressing up, playing games and enjoying the special events designed to bring everyone together ...  Read More...

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    I Remember Where I Was When...

    When major events take place, especially those that are tragic or dangerous, we often recall exactly where we were when it happened. Nearly 20 years ago, on April 19, 2000, a tornado struck Parsons, Kan. Residents and staff share their memories of this day.Betty Heady, resident – “I’m not 100% sure, but I think I was at home then.   Read More...

  • Love is in the air

    Raymond and Alberta Newby celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary on December 1, 2018. To celebrate, they got a sheet cake and shared it with everyone in assisted living.They got married in 1946 after Raymond got back from serving in WWII; Alberta was 19 and Raymond was 23. They met while Alberta was a senior in high school and linked back up after he returned and got married shortly after.They feel they have a lived a very “richly blessed marriage together.”"We're lucky t...  Read More...

  • 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.   Read More...

  • 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.   Read More...