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    What's cooking in the kitchen

    In Atul Karki’s world, there’s no such thing as “too many cooks in the kitchen.” At least, not in his kitchen with his great team of cooks! “When I realized there was such a thing as Chef Appreciation Week, I thought, ‘why not cook appreciation week?’” said Atul. “So, August 13-17 that’s what we did. We don’t technically have a chef here, but with the size of our community, these cooks do so much!

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    Walk with Aegis activities begin taking place Sept 23 – 29

    Aegis hosts a yearly celebration in conjunction with the International Council on Active Aging’s Active Aging Week (AAW) to celebrate Health and Wellness. This year, festivities will take place the week of September 23 – 29. This six-day event will include activities that support the dimensions of wellness, including physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, occupational, environmental and social health.The Aegis Therapy department will team up with the activities department to p...

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    Topeka artists among Art is Ageless® masterpiece level winners

    Two winning artists in Topeka Presbyterian Manor’s annual Art is Ageless® juried competition will be featured in the 2019 Art is Ageless® Calendar produced by Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America.“Summer Fun,” a painting by Jack Taylor and “Fan,” a mixed media piece by Frances Wood, will appear in the calendar when it is released this fall.In addition, “The Barn,” a painting by Susan Mayer will be featured on one of the Art is Ageless greeting card...

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    What Does it Cost?

    Topeka Presbyterian Manor hosts free programHave you ever wondered what it will cost to live in a senior living community? Which contract is best for your budget, a rental plan or an entrance fee? Can I afford to live in a retirement community?Questions like these and more will be explored at Topeka Presbyterian Manor’s “What Does it Cost?” seminar October 25, 2018.

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    Can you stand up to the challenge of downsizing?

    Moving from a home you’ve lived in for many years poses a number of challenges. Sometimes the biggest challenge is what to do with all the stuff you’ve accumulated. If you’re moving into a smaller home, downsizing may be your biggest challenge.On Tuesday, Sept.

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    Danica Loftin takes on new role

    While Danica Loftin was only in her prior role as administrative services director for 18 months, it was long enough to know that she loved helping others at Topeka Presbyterian Manor. So, when the opportunity arose to take on a new challenge, Danica jumped at the possibility."I started my new position as healthcare marketing director in June, and I love it! The sky is the limit, and I'm so excited!" said Danica.This is a new position for Topeka Presbyterian Manor, but several othe...

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    Topeka Presbyterian Manor achieves Five-Star rating

    Topeka Presbyterian Manor recently achieved the coveted Five-Star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).CMS created the Five-Star Quality Rating System to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare health care communities more easily and to help identify areas about which they may want to ask questions when visiting a community. The ratings are displayed on the Nursing Home Compare Website, where each health care community is given a rating of between 1 and...

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    Summertime reminiscing

    We asked our residents to give us their best summer memories, and we can just feel the sunshine, hear the splashing and smell the campfires!"We lived in a small town in Minnesota. The town had a swimming pool we could use free. We kids would get home about 4 p.m.

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    5 lessons from the oldest old

    By Robert DiGiacomoNew York Times reporter John Leland thought he knew how to write about the “oldest old” — people 85 and up. For a proposed year-long series, he figured he would chronicle a laundry list of their issues: things like the dangers of falling, financial pressures and family conflict.As Leland delved deeper, however, he realized the people in this age group were more than the sum of their problems. And he saw how much he didn’t know about the realities of aging.

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    Topeka Presbyterian Manor announces Art is Ageless winners

    Topeka Presbyterian Manor recently hosted a reception for the winning artists in the annual Art is Ageless® juried competition.“We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Chelsea Watgen, director of sales and marketing. “Art is Ageless is unique in featuring only the works of artists age 65 and older. Our artists prove that art, in any form, is an ageless ambition.”Winners in the Topeka Presbyterian Manor Art is Ageless juried competition were:Professional Sc...

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