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    PMMA unveils new logo, brand identity

    As an organization evolves and grows, so should brand awareness. In the past year, Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America has embarked on a journey to create a brand image that could represent all its communities and provide greater brand awareness for the entire PMMA system.The challenges were great. The new mark had to reflect PMMA’s core values, mission and beliefs.

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    When it comes to Agnes Rabe, Mother’s ‘Day’ seems inadequate

    After raising eight kids, all of them boys, Manor of the Plains resident Agnes Rabe has probably earned more than just one day of admiration and pampering each year; however, it is safe to say that all of those years of hard work and dedication didn’t go unnoticed or unappreciated.“Mom was probably one of the hardest working people I ever met,” said Agnes’ son Kevin. “We would go to bed at nine or 10 p.m. and we’d wake up at two in the morning and find mom in the bath tub—that was the only time ...

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    Renovation begins at Manor of the Plains

    It may look like a Manor of the Plains is within a construction zone these days. It will all be worth it this fall when the renovation work is complete, and we have an updated community to enjoy.“The current look is 23 years old, it’s tired and dated. It was simply time to renovate the healthcare and assisted living areas at Manor of the Plains,” said Bill Taylor, chief operating officer for Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America.The $1.5 million renovation project includes major r...

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    Presbyterian Manor of Mid-America system to celebrate 70 years of living

    On April 19, Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America (PMMA) will celebrate its 70th anniversary. Our first very first community opened in Newton, Kan., on April 19, 1949, nearly two years after ninety-year-old Alice Kalb of El Dorado, Kan., asked the United Presbyterian Synod if it would consider opening a home for the aged. A small exploratory committee formed to look at the idea and determined it had merit.To raise funds for the Newton effort, a dedicated offering throughout the synod took place on...

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    Volunteering with a smile and purpose

    Earlier this year, our community saw a need for making access to our healthcare center easier for visitors. Today, those visitors are greeted with a smile and helping hand.“Many of our visitors find it confusing and intimidating to find, know and punch in the key code to unlock the doors entering the healthcare area. By us having greeters in the area, we can leave the secure doors unlocked and open for easy visitor access,” said Michael Rajewski, executive director.Every weeknight fr...

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    Art is Ageless spotlight: Charlene Ackerman

    Each year, Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s Art is Ageless juried art competition allows seniors throughout the area to show off handiwork while proving the “agelessness of creativity.” This year marks the third time that 84-year-old, Dodge City resident, Charlene Ackerman will be submitting a quilt into the competition. Her entry this year is entitled “The ABCs of Life.”“It’s a child’s quilt,” said Charlene. “It depicts sharing, loving, blessings … and it all goes along with the alphabet so...

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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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