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Volunteer chaplain led prayer, wrote inspirational columns

Art Adams, independent living resident at Salina Presbyterian Manor, shares one of the chaplain columns he wrote for the Isis Shriners newsletter.
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September 15, 2020

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...
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December 18, 2018

Salina resident wins ‘Best in Show’ in PMMA’s Art is Ageless 2018 competition

Salina’s Wayne Keeler, 71, was recently awarded “Best in Show” in the amateur division of Presbyterian Manor’s Art is Ageless® competition for his painting, “Wait for It.”Inspired by the monkeys at Rolling Hills Zoo, “Wait for It” immortalizes the animals’ mischievous personalities and reputations as natural-born performers.“If you notice, he has a slight smile,” said Keeler. “It just looks like he’s waiting to tos...
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August 20, 2018

One Surprising Way Older Adults Can Get Healthier

Whether or not we actually do the right things to improve our health, many of us probably assume we know what they are. Walk more. Quit smoking.
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April 14, 2018

The Power of Sharing Our Stories

Playing a game at an assisted living facility opened up connections [Photo credit: Adobe Stock][/caption]By Reyna Marder Gentin for Next AvenueMy friend runs an assisted living residence not far from where I live. When she called to say she had a mitzvah (a good deed) for me that was “right up my alley,” I was wary, to put it mildly. She explained that she was running an event where the residents would play a game encouraging them to share, open mic style, stories from their lives. My friend knows I write — essays, memoir pieces, a novel. I tell stories.“Will you come?” she asked.
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March 25, 2018