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    Kessinger champions community’s commitment to memory care

    When Haury Place opened its doors in 1986, Newton Presbyterian Manor (NPM) became the first senior living community in the state of Kansas to feature a dedicated memory care neighborhood. It was a groundbreaking moment for the community and one that symbolized an unwavering commitment to providing top-notch memory care that continues today.In the more than 30 years that have passed, NPM has gone on to create Anderson Place, an assisted-living memory care neighborhood and has provided specialized...

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    Community provides ongoing support to local caregivers

    November is National Family Caregivers Month; a time set aside to honor and raise awareness of the struggles facing those who selflessly give of themselves to care for the physical and emotional needs of a friend or loved one.“Caregiving is hard work, and we want to be a resource for caregivers as their need for support and assistance increases,” said Noelle Dickinson, marketing director. “From educational seminars to caregiver support groups and respite and day services, there...

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    Chaplains Corner: Unthankful

    By Jerroll Martens, Chaplain“… Unthankful …” is used in II Timothy 3 along with words like “covetous, blasphemers, unholy, trucebreakers, false accusers.” Paul, the writer, is warning us not to become a part of that lifestyle.The Bible has much to say about thankfulness. In Numbers 11, Israel had been rescued from slavery in Egypt, God is now providing food each day, yet there is an element who bellyached about not having some of the things that they had in ...

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    Chaplains Corner: The Light

    By Jerroll Martens, Chaplain“The Lamb is the light thereof.” Rev 21:23This scene is in heaven where there is no need of the sun or moon. Christ is the light thereof. Light presents many pictures to us.Light reminds us of joy.

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    Walk to end Alzheimer’s: Join Us!

    Join a team of staff, residents and family members as they participate in a walk to end Alzheimer’s Disease on October 13 in Wichita.The two-mile walk starts at 11 a.m. (with registration opening at 8 a.m. and a ceremony at 10 a.m.) at Intrust Bank Arena in downtown Wichita.

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    Newton Presbyterian Manor hosting veterans breakfast

    Veterans, their spouses and widows are invited to Newton Presbyterian Manor for a complimentary pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. November 9 at Presbyterian Manor, 1200 E Seventh, Newton.“We appreciate their service,” said Marc Kessinger, executive director. “It’s an honor to serve our area veterans, their spouses and widows each year and remember their sacrifice.”The meal will be served come-and-go from 7 to 10 a.m.

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    Aliene Bolton: From Hooser girl to published writer

    From earning the nickname, “Kinks,” to writing a column in the Leon, Kan., newspaper and developing a fascination with airplanes, horses and building homes, resident Aliene Bolton has written a book documenting all of her childhood memories of growing up close to the Oklahoma border in the small town of Hooser, Kan.The memoir, titled “A Hooser Girl,” was something Aliene’s grandson asked her to write 22 years ago, but she didn’t get serious about putting pen t...

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    Newton artists among Art is Ageless® masterpiece level winners

    Two winning artists in Newton Presbyterian Manor’s annual Art is Ageless® juried competition will be featured in the 2019 Art is Ageless Calendar produced by Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America.“Storm is Coming,” a painting by Bob Grant and “Eighteenth Century Daily Life,” a photo by Mary Becker Smith will appear in the calendar when it is released this fall.Works by local winners are automatically entered into a masterpiece level competition with winning art from 16 other PMMA communities. More ...

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    Chaplains Corner: When being glad is wrong

    By Jerroll Martens, Chaplain“Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth.” Proverbs 24:17We have heard, or perhaps said, “It serves him right.” It is usually in the context of someone who is evil, someone who has wronged us, or simply someone we do not like. What is the Christian to do?It is not wrong to rejoice when evil is defeated and the right prevails. The Pharaoh of Exodus was an evil king.

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    Chaplain’s Corner: All for the glory of God

    By Jerroll Martens“…whatsoever you do, do all to the glory of God.” (I Corinthians 10:31)This verse reminds us that our Christianity should impact all we do, and do so seven days a week. Christ should be honored every day by our lives, not just Sunday.First, life is to be lived for the honor and glory of God, not self-centered. The natural tendency is to think of one’s self first and act accordingly.

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