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    Local news outlets feature ‘random acts of kindness’ at Topeka Presbyterian Manor

    During this time of social distancing, members of the wider community are finding creative ways to connect with residents at Topeka Presbyterian Manor, and local news outlets are taking notice.Students from Landon Middle School have written dozens of letters to residents. The students ask about resident’s lives, and they also describe how they are learning at home. Landon Principal Stacy Schreiner personally delivered the correspondence.Resident Kay Jones discussed the letters on a KSNT ne...  Read More...

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    Residents get to know students, staff from Seaman High School — and their dogs, too

    A group from Seaman High School visited Topeka Presbyterian Manor earlier this year, and they brought some furry friends along.Sophomore Morgan Sharp had conducted some research into animal therapy and was inspired by what she learned.“I started to think of ways I could use animal therapy to help our community, and nursing homes were one of my first choices,” she said.Earlier this year, students and teachers brought three dogs to Presbyterian Manor and two other senior living communi...  Read More...

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    Major renovation project begins at Topeka Presbyterian Manor

    On Jan. 16, Topeka Presbyterian Manor and Harbin Construction kicked off a $1.6 million renovation project.Work on the 17-acre campus will include a redesign and remodel of the main entrance, common areas, dining rooms and the library. Construction will create separate dining and event spaces for residents in independent and assisted living.   Read More...

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    New cooking program sparks engagement in residents and staff

    Food has a way of bringing people together.That’s why Topeka Presbyterian Manor started a new program in January called “Teaching Kitchen,” where residents are taught how to create delicious dishes and the health benefits of the ingredients.“It’s a new concept,” said Atul Karki, dining services director. “The idea is to increase engagement in residents through a fun, educational program.”Each month Atul and his staff come up with a tasty, healthy recipe that’s easy for residents to put together....  Read More...

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    Constructing a life

    John Goodin doesn’t seem to have wasted a minute of his 101 years of life. On top of helping to raise a family and build several businesses, he found time to serve others and the community. He even had a hand in the construction of Topeka Presbyterian Manor, which he now calls home.The fifth of 10 children, John was born on Dec.   Read More...