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    ‘Tis the season for favorite traditions

    Staff members from Newton Presbyterian Manor recently reflected on Christmases past and shared some of their favorite holiday traditions.Alex Ramos, Wellness Director“My favorite Christmas tradition was traveling to Hutchinson on Christmas Eve and then waking up and traveling out to western Kansas on Christmas morning to be with family. We did everything from attending midnight mass to eating at our family’s restaurant in Garden City. Even though those 48 hours were extremely busy, I...  Read More...

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    Tom Buxton receives Duane Smith Caregiver of the Year Award

    On November 14, Tom Buxton, husband of resident Shirley Buxton, received the 8th annual Duane Smith Caregiver Award from the Central and Western Kansas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association at its fall conference. The award recognizes caregivers who support individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.Following is an excerpt of the nomination that our staff submitted earlier this fall.Tom Buxton’s caregiving role began while he and his wife Shirley lived an...  Read More...

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    Resident group turns plastic bags into yarn

    When June Thomsen heard about a group of women in Chicago who were crocheting plastic bags into sleeping mats for the homeless, she thought the idea was brilliant. However, it wasn’t until she moved into the Presbyterian Manor community last fall that she discovered a way in which she and others could help the cause.“It all started with a conversation I was having with a friend here at Presbyterian Manor,” said June. “We both had extra plastic bags and thought it would be...  Read More...

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    Wellness Center success story: Evelyn Gardner

    Thinking about trying the Wellness Center on for size? After experiencing remarkable progress in a short time, garden apartment neighbor Evelyn Gardner highly recommends it.Though she had already been walking two miles daily, at Evelyn’s last check-up she told her doctor that she was noticing her scoliosis, a long-time diagnosis, was getting worse. “My shoulders and hips were both uneven and less flexible, and even sitting in a chair was less comfortable,” she said.   Read More...

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    Residents participate in summer pen pal project

    This summer, 23 residents and two staff members in our community participated in a new pen pal project initiated by the Newton YMCA’s Y Scholars program, which is in partnership with USD 373. The residents were paired with first and second grade students. This was the first year Newton hosted this program, and it was a hit for everyone involved!“This is the only pen pal I remember ever having,” said Kay Orr, assisted living resident at Newton Presbyterian Manor.   Read More...