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    Jeanne Douglass looks back at long career in nursing

    When Jeanne Douglass got her first job in nursing, she was just 17 years old and was living in a small town in north-central Kansas. She had no official training, no experience. She just “needed a job.” Years later, as one of the community’s longest-serving assisted living nurses, Jeanne couldn’t be happier with how it has all worked out.“I love helping people, and I love the elderly,” said Jeanne.   Read More...

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    Fitzroys shed their stuff for life on the road

    When Marc and Lisa Fitzroy told their family, friends and co-workers that they were selling their home and moving into an RV in 2018, there was more than a few dropping jaws.The Newton couple had spent the last 13 years turning a dilapidated old 900 sq. ft. rental into a beautiful 2800 sq.   Read More...

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    Thousands of miles from home, Elen Nesser has found family in Newton

    For the past 14 years, Elen Nesser has been a familiar and well-loved face to all of those who have lived and worked at Newton Presbyterian Manor—and it’s safe to say that the feelings are mutual.“My family is the Presbyterian Manor,” said Elen. “I love the residents; I love my co-workers. I love everybody.”Originally from the Philippines, Elen came to the United States in June of 2005 and began working at the community just a few months later.   Read More...

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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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    Pastor Jeanne Bergren joins team as new Chaplain

    Our community has been blessed to add Pastor Jeanne Bergren to our staff as the new Chaplain.Jeanne will continue to serve as the Senior Pastor at Golden Plains Free Methodist Church, where she has served for the last 14 years.Her favorite book in the Bible is the Book of Romans and her favorite verse is Romans 12:1. Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and pr...  Read More...