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    Manor of the Plains earns zero-deficiency rating

    Manor of the Plains earned a zero-deficiency survey from the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services following its annual inspection in early February.“We are very proud of our staff’s achievement,” said Michael Rajewski, executive director. “It is their commitment to our mission and residents that led to a deficiency-free community. By being blessed with a great team of staff and volunteers that is dedicated to Manor of the Plains and each other, we’ve ...

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    Navigating your Smartphone: free session

    It's time to turn the table and stop asking your children or grandchildren for help with your device. Learn how to navigate your smartphone and tablet at our seminar at noon February 28 or March 28.We'll cover the basics, like sending emails, downloading attachments, sharing photos and searching Google. We'll also address some advanced topics, like how to use maps and which apps to download to make your life easier.

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    New title, familiar face

    Say hello to our new Director of Nursing, Tammy Thompson. Tammy is no stranger to Manor of the Plains. She first started working here in 2002 as a CNA, then CMA while she was going through nursing school.

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    Manor of the Plains’ Art is Ageless® exhibit and reception features senior artists

    Since the beginning of time, creative expression has brought joy to both its creators and those who experience their art. The Art is Ageless® program offers senior artists the opportunity to share and display their artwork and reaffirms the agelessness of human creativity.This month, their works are on display at Manor of the Plains.“It’s inspiring to see the beautiful pieces these seniors have created,” said Kurt Lampe, Marketing Director at Manor of the Plains. “The...

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    Thank you, angels!

    Established in the 1950s, the Good Samaritan Program provides funding to assist residents who outlive their financial resources through no fault of their own. Since the inception of our mission, Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America has ensured thousands of residents of its commitment that they will always have a home.To continue to meet the growing need among seniors in our communities, we invited donors to become an “angel for a day” by making a contribution to the Good Samaritan Prog...

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    Coloring club fills a void

    Dona Wallace loved doing little things to keep her mind sharp—crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles—and above all—coloring. In fact, she loved coloring so much that she started her own club. Sadly, Dona passed away before she could attend a meeting, but thanks to her granddaughter, Leah Kerbs, her coloring club lives on.“After she passed, I felt like I wanted to keep it going … to keep her spark through coloring alive,” said Leah.So now, on the first and third Fr...

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    Art is Ageless® call for entries underway

    Manor of the Plains has issued a call for entries for the Art is Ageless® juried exhibit to be held March 18-20, 2019. 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. For the competition, works are to have been completed in the past five years (since January 2014).

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    New executive director no stranger to PMMA

    Manor of the Plains' new executive director might be new, but he’s no stranger to Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America. Michael Rajewski has been executive director at Sterling Presbyterian Manor since 2007.During those 11 years, Mike has proven to be an effective and creative trailblazer in finding solutions in transportation, services, programs and census, driven by a belief that challenges are nothing more than opportunities.“PMMA is blessed to have one of our own transfer to Ma...

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    Practicing spiritual and physical wellness in 2019

    Monsignor Brian Moore moved into Manor of the Plains last summer and has continued to move ever since.“I walk for half an hour with a pair of weights, and I have a number of lower back, shoulder exercises, etc. to keep things limbered up. I do these seven days a week,” said Monsignor Moore.Physical wellness is simply part of his daily routine along with spiritual wellness.“Spiritual and wellness goals complement each other.

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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.

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