EVERYTHING LISTED UNDER: Community Involvement

Girl Scout earns Gold Award for garden beds

Misty Cole, the Girl Scout who rebuilt the community’s garden beds, recently received the organization’s Gold Award—its top and most-prestigious award—for her work.
September 22, 2020

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.
April 14, 2018

The Power of Sharing Our Stories

My 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.
March 25, 2018

Never a dull moment for residents

The men’s group meets once a month for pizza or burgers and beer — unless there’s a special reason to change it, as they did for National Spaghetti Day last month. All year long, health care residents also enjoy surprises from their secret pals. The pals exchange small gifts and tokens for birthdays and holidays. Sometimes they will pay for their pal to have a special outing with Jacque, like going for dinner or a movie.
January 22, 2018

Employee builds useful projects

Doug is the Manor of the Plains handyman. He’s worked on our environmental services team for 12 years. In that time, he has built and fixed countless items that our residents and staff use every day. However, Doug also helped construct our very own surroundings — he worked for 25 years in the woodworking shop that installed much of Manor of the Plains’ cabinets and trim.
December 20, 2017