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Presbyterian Manor shares mission with local senior organization

Shepherd’s Center of Topeka is “committed to helping seniors remain active by offering educational, social, physical, and spiritual programs.”

That makes the organization a natural partner for Topeka Presbyterian Manor. In August, Executive Director Christie Patrick and Danica Loftin, marketing director, spoke to more than 100 Shepherd’s Center members gathered for their monthly Adventures in Learning Program.

“We enjoy partnering with other organizations in the Topeka area,” Christie said. “It’s also a pleasure to connect with seniors in our community who are committed to lifelong learning, which is a value we share at Presbyterian Manor.”

John Tadlock, director of dining services for Topeka Presbyterian Manor, received a shout-out in the Shepherd’s Center newsletter for the “wonderful boxes of assorted cheese, meat and vegetables” he prepared for the attendees.  

Christie and Danica also provided six door prizes for the event, one of many opportunities the organization provides for seniors to get together.

Shepherd’s Center also hosts a monthly book club, and members can also join the MAP Group (Memoirs, Ancestry Photos) or the Family History Writing Group. Avid game-players might be interested in gathering for regular bridge, canasta or dominoes.

The organization also organizes day trips and longer getaways with seniors who are interested in traveling with others in their age group.

The Presbyterian Manor presentation was a hit, and Danica said she hopes it will lead to more collaborations with Shepherd’s Center.

“It was great to hear about Presbyterian Manor and to reconnect,” read the Shepherd’s Center newsletter.

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