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Welcome to Topeka Presbyterian Manor

Nestled in the Kansas capital city, Topeka Presbyterian Manor offers seniors a continuum of senior living in Topeka, Kansas.

Our 17.5 acre campus in northwest Topeka offers a full continuum of senior living, with independent living, assisted living, health care and short-term rehabilitation. Accommodations range from duplex units and private apartments to skilled nursing suites.

Residents enjoy an array of amenities including "pet-friendly" accommodations, carports for apartment residents, dietitian and personal care services. In addition to a beautifully landscaped campus featuring a walking path and fishing pond, independent living residents are invited to tend their own gardens.

When you live at Topeka Presbyterian Manor, you'll live in a community where there's always plenty to do. Residents here can make their lives as full or relaxed as they would like. From our fitness program, to music therapy and educational events, to all sorts of games, we organize a calendar full of social and recreational activities you can take part in. Our residents have access to total wellness – socially, physically and emotionally.

Our recently renovated short-term rehabilitation neighborhood offers the services you need to return home following illness, surgery or injury.

Residents have choices. Our team of staff members support our residents in maintaining a sense of independence, while monitoring for when further assistance may be needed. Enjoy the freedom to live the way you want to live on our campus, as well as the proximity to the state Historical Museum, cultural attractions, dining and shopping.

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From Seeds to Salsa - home garden turns into campus project

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 It all started when Pattie Combs planted a garden at home. Word spread, and seven years later the idea (and plants) grew to include a garden at Topeka Presbyterian Manor, cooking sessions with the homegrown food and a fundraiser.

“When the residents heard I started a garden at home, they wanted to do that,” said Pattie. “So I saved seeds. The next year, they planted them in little pots inside so they could watch them grow and they were nice and big before we put them in the garden here. That way they have a better chance of surviving.”

The garden at Presbyterian Manor typically includes tomatoes, peas, green beans, jalapeno peppers and bell peppers. Once the plants are harvested, Pattie and the residents choose what they want to make with them.

“We’ve made zucchini bread, salsa with tomatoes and peppers and many different breads,” Pattie said. “Every year we have more people who want more vegetables, so this year we have a lot more variety.”

In addition to serving up dishes the residents enjoy, the extra plants are sold to staff, family members and the public to raise money for the local Alzheimer’s Association.

“We sell the plants in May so they’re really nice and big,” said Pattie. “One plant is $1. Last year we raised $85 and this year’s goal is $100.”

When she isn’t getting her hands dirty, Pattie is the Activity Assistant at Presbyterian Manor, where she creates event calendars, organizes craft projects and manages community outings. She’ll celebrate her 10th anniversary in July.

At home, Pattie enjoys sewing, working out and spending time with her husband, Ralph, of 23 years and their three children.

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