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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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    Meet Linda De La Rosa

    The "human" touch is what Human Resources is all about, so let's meet the new face of our HR department, Linda De La Rosa! She's been with Topeka Presbyterian Manor since February 2018 and had previously worked for the Dillon’s corporation in their HR department. Linda has her Bachelor’s Degree from Washburn University in Human Services with an emphasis in Mental Health."I enjoy that every day is different.

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    Staff Spotlight: Jamie Andres

    LPN Jamie Andres began her career at Presbyterian Manor in 2015 as a floor nurse, then started in the medical records department in 2016."My number one job is to help residents feel as if they are at home by making each interaction with them as comfortable as possible. I assist with working the floor if they're short, and I do rounds with the doctors/APRNs to make sure standing orders are correct for all doctors the resident uses," said Jamie. "I assist nurses in getting ahold...

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    Tell Your Doctor What’s on Your Bucket List

    Your doctor can’t read your mind. A doctor assumes everyone wants to live and continue to live the best, healthiest, happiest life possible — but that means something different for everyone. If your doctor knows about your long-term goals and “bucket list” items, however, that can be used to direct your health plan and goals.Dr.

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    5 Life Lessons From Stephen Hawking

    As the passing of renowned physicist and public intellectual Stephen Hawking is met with grief and remembrance the world over, Next Avenue wanted to honor the man who educated the world on a host of issues by sharing five important lessons we learned from him:1. Trust in science, but remember that we haven’t uncovered all its mysteries yet.At 22, Professor Hawking was diagnosed with a rare form of motor neuron disease and told he only had a few years to live. For most of his adult life, he...

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