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    Robbins promoted to accounting assistant

    Valerie Robbins has been promoted to accounting assistant for Newton Presbyterian Manor.“Valerie has proven herself to be a strong team member with a passion not only for her work but also the well-being of our residents,” said Marc Kessinger, Executive Director.Prior to her promotion in May, Valerie was an administrative assistant at Presbyterian Manor from December 2016 to May 2018. She is currently working towards her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus...

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    Whippen family vacations have an emphasis on ‘family’

    “You name it, we’ve done it,” said resident Francine Whippen when discussing the world travels she’s experienced with her family.It all started 30 years ago when she and her husband, John, went on a cruise to Aruba. After spending the day there swimming in the ocean, they purchased a time-share before getting back on their ship. “We saw a time-share being built and my husband said, ‘We ought to buy one,’ and I said, ‘sounds good.’”Today...

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    Apple Blossom Festival raises more than $16,000

    Apple Blossom Festival brings quality family fun, entertainment and a great meal to the Newton community as the first outdoor celebration of spring. The weather was perfect for an evening outdoors April 28.“Apple Blossom Festival has always been a fun evening for all ages,” said Noelle Dickinson, marketing director. “We love that children can safely enjoy activities geared just for them while their parents and grandparents relax nearby, enjoying music and entertainment with a l...

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    Chaplains Corner: An Asking Attitude

    “Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sin.” Psalm 25:18The term regarding affliction occurs nearly 200 times in the Bible. This could be any kind of concern that weighs on a person. Perhaps loss of health, loss of life, loss of freedom, loss of job or mental anguish over our situation or someone close to us are our affliction.Many references to this occur with the idea that God sees our need.

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    Temple named Director of Nursing/Director of Health Services

    Tami Temple is the new director of nursing/director of health services for Newton Presbyterian Manor. Tami brings over 20 years of nursing and hospice experience and isn’t a stranger to the community.“We’re thrilled to have Tami join the Presbyterian Manor team in this role,” said Marc Kessinger, Executive Director. “With her background in health care, and the years she’s already spent with us during her career in other roles, we're confident Tami will ser...

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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 o...

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    Art is Ageless® winners announced

    Winners in the Newton Presbyterian Manor Art is Ageless juried competition were:Sculpture/3D: Judges Choice: “Dolphin Tales” by Maurice Robinson. 2nd Place: “Road Grader” by Verne M. Goering.

  • Chaplains Corner: Success

    By Jerroll Martens, ChaplainA brief news clip told of a survey in which people were asked what it would take for them to feel successful. Some major items listed were: a home twice the size they had, a vehicle twice as good as the one they had, taking nice vacations and eating in expensive restaurants.This seems to show the human condition always needing more to be content. And, where is gratitude?

  • Diana Desmond Honored for Creating Notes of Joy for 40 Years

    It all started with the idea to bring a little joy to hospital patients in early 1978. Over the next 40 years, Diana Desmond, assisted living resident at Newton Presbyterian Manor, would touch the lives of thousands of people when they needed it most.After a cancer diagnosis and a stay in the hospital, Diana’s friend, Bernice Oswald, contacted Diana with the big idea.“She said, ‘Did you know what the Lord has laid upon my heart?’ I said, ‘No.’ And she said, &l...

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    Tell Your Doctor What’s on Your Bucket List

    Your doctor can’t read your mind. A doctor assumes everyone wants to live and continue to live the best, healthiest, happiest life possible — but that means something different for everyone. If your doctor knows about your long-term goals and “bucket list” items, however, that can be used to direct your health plan and goals.Dr.

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