Exploration and discovery are a vital part of living well and play a key role in healthy aging. In fact, studies show that people who stay stimulated intellectually throughout life are typically happier and healthier. Residents of Newton Presbyterian Manor routinely participate in a variety of activities that keep them actively engaged in the community and the world through our lifelong learning programs.
- Weekly intergenerational programs in McFarland Center and Anderson Place help foster relationships between residents and visiting students from Apple-A-Day Preschool and Newton Public School’s Summer Latchkey program.
- Bethel College’s Life Enrichment program on Wednesday mornings is available to residents of all levels of living.
- Senior Players is a resident-led readers’ theater group that meets weekly to practice and plan for occasional performances on and off campus. The group is open to all levels of living.
- Monthly “Healthy Learning” lectures feature Presbyterian Manor staff providing perspectives on wellness, nursing and various therapies.
- Art is Ageless reception and exhibit in March gives residents greater appreciation for the talents of fellow residents and other local artists.
- Periodic “Senior Wednesday” lectures at Wichita-area museums and other cultural venues feature a wide range of topics. The program is sponsored by the Kansas Health Foundation.
- Annual trip to Senior Expo in Wichita provides an opportunity to collect information on senior interests.