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    Dishing on dining services

    As we celebrate National Nutrition Month in March, we’re putting the spotlight on a few members of our dining services team who work tirelessly to provide our residents with nutritious and delicious meals every day.Keith Brown, dining services directorKeith has worked as the dining services director for three years and is responsible for anything and everything related to food and nutrition on campus. By working with residents and listening to their feedback, Keith plans menus based on the...  Read More...

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    KDOT grants campus with new wheels

    Our community recently received two new vans from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) after applying for them through a grant application.“The vans we have been using have become pretty old and the lifts particularly caused the staff quite a bit of trouble. Mike Rajewski passed on the news about the KDOT grants, and it seemed to be the perfect answer for how we would solve our problem,” said Desi Flerlage, executive director at Salina Presbyterian Manor.The two new vans si...  Read More...

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    Tai Chi classes improve physical and mental health one breath at a time

    In addition to chair aerobics, weight training, treadmills and bicycles, residents are discovering the many benefits of Tai Chi.“Tai Chi improves stability, reduces chronic pain, helps prevent falls, reduces stress, increases oxygen flow, enhances mental capacity and concentration, reduces blood pressure and alleviates arthritis pain,” said Cathy Boos, life enrichment director.The benefits are endless and can be felt almost immediately.“In the Western world, we usually separate...  Read More...

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    Mary’s Musings: Caring Conversations

    By Mary Bridges, chaplainThe seasons of our lives are many and varied. Some are familiar and filled with joy and growth. Some feel cold, barren and filled with overwhelming uncertainty.   Read More...

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    Two women doing their part to keep residents well read

    When she was in high school, Carolyn Eland took an aptitude test that said she should look into becoming a librarian.She disagreed.“I thought it was a crazy result because at the time I was interested in math and had decided I was going to be a math major,” said Carolyn.Although Carolyn did eventually go on to study math and become a teacher, an opening in the community’s in-house library about a year ago proved that maybe there was something to that aptitude test’s resul...  Read More...

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    In the spotlight: Anthony DeLaurentis

    Say hello to the community’s new environmental services director, Anthony DeLaurentis! Anthony joined the team in November 2018 and has been staying busy ever since.“My role here is to oversee the maintenance, housekeeping, laundry and grounds departments. I also make decisions on renovations needed in town homes and through the tower, hiring contractors, getting bids and overseeing projects to completion,” said Anthony.While that may seem like a lot of work on his plate, Antho...  Read More...

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    Art is Ageless® call for entries underway

    Salina Presbyterian Manor has issued a call for entries for the Art is Ageless® juried exhibit to be held March 19-20, 2019. Artists will be recognized at a final exhibit and reception at 5 p.m. March 21.Entries of artistic works will be accepted from any area artist who is 65 years of age or older to exhibit and/or compete for an opportunity to be featured in the 2020 Art is Ageless calendar.Artists may choose to enter the exhibit only.   Read More...

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    Helping others one pint at a time

    Salina Presbyterian Manor is in the business of helping others. That’s why it’s no surprise there are regular blood drives on campus.The drive in November was a great success, with the community collecting 13 pints of blood.“Thanks to all who donated and helped save a life! There is a shortage of blood at this time, so it is truly a lifesaver for many,” said Cathy Boos, life enrichment director.Fortunately, there are many staff members and individuals in the community wit...  Read More...

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    Mary’s Musings: Sisters of the Cabbage Soup

    By Mary Bridges, chaplainWhy is it that when we are getting ready to flip our calendars over to a new year, we become nostalgic? For many years, I was very active in women’s ministries in our church and served as a board member on a district level. Members of our board would meet each January in Independence, Mo., at the Sisters of St.   Read More...

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    Medicare changes of 2019

    The coming year, 2019, is a huge year for Medicare beneficiaries. There will be many changes and most of them are beneficial. In 2010, lawmakers did away with the Medicare Open Enrollment Period for Medicare Advantage Plans.   Read More...

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