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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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    Senior Cyber Café: Learn to use your tablet, smartphone

    It's time to turn the table and stop asking your children or grandchildren for help with your tablet or smartphone. Learn how to navigate your device at a free event at Topeka Presbyterian Manor.Your children and grandchildren will be coming to you for assistance after this seminar! We'll cover the basics, like sending emails, downloading attachments, sharing photos and searching Google.

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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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    Volunteer Voices

    April is Volunteer Appreciation Month, and while we have many wonderful volunteers to thank, this month we’re highlighting a special volunteer who makes life a little brighter for Presbyterian Manor residents. When it came time for Ellen Evans to retire, she didn’t go very far. That’s because she retired from work at Topeka Presbyterian Manor in 2012, and quickly returned to volunteer in the store.“I used to do Wii bowling as well, but interest in that waned, so I stayed helping in the stor...

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    Temporary inconvenience yields long-term improvements

    If you've traveled to or from Topeka Presbyterian Manor recently, you've no doubt noticed some things aren't quite like they used to be. Starting in early February, work began on resurfacing the entire parking lot, as well as many walkways. "Some residents have had to park in different places while work is going on, but it's only temporary.

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    Topeka Presbyterian Manor’s 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 Topeka Presbyterian Manor.“It’s inspiring to see the beautiful pieces these seniors have created,” said Chelsea Watgen, director of sales and marketing. “The...

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    Appreciation for Angel Appeal

    Thank you for all of the generous hearts who donated to our Angel Appeal campaign, which benefits our Good Samaritan Program. This program helps ensure that residents who have run out of resources through no fault of their own can continue calling this "home."Mrs. Janice L.

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    61 years strong

    February is the "month of love," so why not highlight some of our very own "love birds?" Peg and Donald Shrewsbury have called Topeka Presbyterian Manor home for two years, and they have been married for 61 years."It's kind of funny how we met. My sister was dating a guy in the Air Force who was stationed at Forbes Field. He brought his roommate to church, we met, and that's who I ended up marrying!" said Peg.Now we know you're wondering, did her sister ...

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    Art is Ageless® call for entries underway

    Topeka Presbyterian Manor has issued a call for entries for the Art is Ageless® juried exhibit to be held March 26–29, 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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    More than a position, a mission

    From retail to a publications company, Randy Lemmons has worked a wide variety of positions. But as Topeka Presbyterian Manor's new activities assistant, he can say this is a mission."This truly gives me an opportunity for ministry. My favorite part of the job is interacting with residents individually.

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