Experience Salina Presbyterian Manor

Salina Presbyterian Manor opened in February 1980 with a focus on providing health care and independent living for seniors. It soon became clear that an option for seniors who needed some assistance but who did not need skilled nursing care was needed, and Salina Presbyterian Manor built assisted living accommodations.

Salina Presbyterian Manor continues to evolve to meet the ever-changing needs of seniors in Salina, Kansas, and the surrounding area with the addition of townhomes, memory care, recreational opportunities and other services to assist seniors to live the way you want to live.

Residents play a vital role in shaping the lifestyle at Salina Presbyterian Manor. Each living level is represented by a resident council. Its purpose is to provide a means for all residents to share ideas, concerns and suggestions with administration and department directors. The council underscores the residents’ responsibility for their own well-being and upholds resident rights.

Independent living resident council members serve as chairs of council committees. The council is comprised of one member from each townhome court (three), one member from each floor in independent living (seven), and one member from assisted living. The representatives elect a president and president-elect every year.

Independent living council committees include:

  • Hospitality committee calls on new independent living residents, presenting them with a welcoming gift and provides them with information about their new home including schedules of activities and transportation.
  • Activities committee provides input on activities planning and disseminates information to residents.
  • Food bank committee collects and delivers food products and other needed items such as bags and containers to Salina Emergency Food Bank.
  • Library committee helps purchase, document and maintain materials in the on-site manor library.
  • Hostess committee arranges for hosts and hostesses for manor activities and special events.

Since its founding in 1949, our parent company, Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America, has grown to become one of the nation’s top 26th largest non-profit senior living organizations serving more than 2,500 residents in 17 Kansas and Missouri communities.

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In 1976 after recognizing a growing need among seniors for high-quality lifestyle alternatives, a group of Salina area citizens joined the local Presbyterian congregation in an effort to raise $5.2 million to build Salina Presbyterian Manor. Through a variety of funding sources, including industrial revenue bonds and private donations, the project was completed four years later.

Salina Presbyterian Manor opened in February 1980 with a health care center and residential accommodations including 40 efficiency apartments, 26 one-bedroom apartments, 17 two-bedroom apartments and six two-bedroom deluxe apartments. Within a year the board recognized a need to also serve seniors who could no longer live independently but did not require skilled nursing care. In 1981 the manor added assisted living to its menu of lifestyle options.

Over the years, Salina Presbyterian Manor has continued to grow and adapt to seniors’ changing needs and evolving tastes. Beginning in 1989, the community added the first of three townhome neighborhoods. Offering two bedrooms, two baths and attached garages, the units have continued to be a popular choice for independent living. In 1998, the opening of Ralph Reitz Memorial Park added walking paths, a pavilion and a pond with handicap-accessible dock to the list of resident amenities.

In 2004, the successful Shaping Tomorrow fundraising campaign brought about a culture change to resident-centered care in the manor’s skilled nursing areas, additional accommodations and common areas in the health care center, a new assisted living area, and a new memory care neighborhood.

Subsequent changes in 2010 included expanded activities areas, enhanced on-site recreational and educational opportunities, and a change in dining services to restaurant-style dining with the overwhelming success of the Ivory Keys Cafe.