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Exciting news shared at casino party for wait list folks

Las Vegas came to Salina Presbyterian Manor in late July, for an afternoon of fun with casino games. It was also the right time to announce some exciting news to the folks on our wait list.

The Knights of Columbus brought the blackjack, craps and roulette tables that provided a few hours of entertainment. Even Elvis – also known as Anthony DeLaurentis, our environmental services director – showed up to sing a couple of songs. The party was a success!

“This is great, because I wouldn’t go to town for something like this,” said Susan Madden, who’s been on the wait list for a couple of years.

The casino party also gave those on our wait list the chance to mingle with our independent living residents, creating friendships that could last for years.

“It’s been fun getting to know people,” said Mary Lee Arnold who lives in one of our townhomes. She made two new friends at the party. “I had never met these two gals, I didn’t know them. It’s just nice to visit with people you don’t know and hopefully welcome them into the fold.”

One of those new friends is Faye Bright who got on the wait list so she can be ready. “I’m looking forward to a townhome so I can have my dogs,” she said. Her dachshund and shih tzu will be welcome as pets are allowed in our townhomes.

Those who came to our casino party also learned about how our community is growing, with new villas in the works. We hope to break ground on the new homes sometime in the fall, with the first phase adding 22 villas, some facing our beautiful pond. It will give those on the wait list a chance to get into a home sooner.

“I’m looking forward to the maintenance free lifestyle,” said Susan Madden.

Those who already live in our community, like Mary Lee Arnold, can tell you about the lifestyle.

“I have great friends here,” says Mary Lee. “We get together every single day for a glass of wine.  We also get together once a week too at somebody’s house. That person cooks and the others just…eat.”

Mary Lee also likes to talk about the peace of mind that comes from living at Salina Presbyterian Manor.

“My kids don’t have to worry about me, they know I’m being taken care of,” she said, adding how much she likes the people who work at the community. “They’ll do anything for you that they can, if it’s available. They’re family really. It’s that kind of atmosphere.”

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