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Mary's Musings: Caregiving Support Group & Pillow Making Group

By Mary Bridges, chaplain“Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” — Eleanor Brown, authorI am excited to announce that the “We Care” support group will resume this month.
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February 21, 2020

Do you have plan for emergencies?

Taking the time to organize your important papers and records may be the best investment you ever make for your loved ones. Planning ahead at any age can save time, stress and money if an emergency or death should occur. Join us as Debra Wood, district extension agent in family resource management for the Central Kansas Extension District, shares ideas and tips for getting your papers in order at "Do You Have a Plan in Place?" a free Just Ask event at Salina Presbyterian Manor at noon ...
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June 13, 2019

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.
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February 6, 2019

Are You Doing Doctor Appointments Right?

Navigating the medical system can be a daunting process. It’s challenging enough to find any doctor with openings, let alone a good doctor. And the internet isn’t always much help.What is helpful, however, is this in-depth guide to having a good doctor’s appointment written for The New York Times by Dr. Danielle Ofri, author and associate professor of medicine at New York University.“As a doctor I often get asked by friends and family how to make the most of a medical visit,” she wrote.
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April 9, 2018

Are You Being Helpful or Ageist for People with Dementia?

Offers of support may be perceived as bias. [Photo credit: Adobe Stock][/caption]By Denise Logeland for Next AvenueA few years ago, Angela Lunde, a leader in patient and caregiver education for the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center in Rochester, Minn., sat at a table between two people who live on opposite sides of a dilemma.On one side of Lunde was a man with early- to mid-stage Alzhei...
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April 2, 2018