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Renovation to Presbyterian Manor campus a bright spot in difficult times

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, residents at Topeka Presbyterian Manor have had something extra to look forward to: the reopening of our newly renovated spaces.

“In this hectic time, residents and staff alike have been craving a sense of order,” said Rosemary Dahlgren, marketing director. “Updates to the campus will make it easy for residents to navigate and orientate themselves while providing a social space seniors need in a time of uncertainty.”

It’s incredible to see what has been accomplished in a few months — and in the middle of a worldwide crisis, no less.

“Being able to utilize main spaces that have been closed since January will allow residents to maximize friendships, health and happiness,” Rosemary said.

Patio

Residents can get some fresh air on the patio (shown above), which includes new furniture, planters and a custom-designed privacy screen. “This is a peaceful space for residents to relieve fatigue, increase alertness, and lower stress levels,” Rosemary said.

Reception Lobby

When visitors pass through our new automatic doors, they will enter a bright and cheerful lobby and reception area.

Lounge / Mailroom

The renovation created a new space: a resident-only lounge where they can meet, wait for a ride, and pick up their mail.

Library

Our renovated library and lounge features built-in shelving and plenty of comfortable seating. The Library Committee will oversee the shelving of the residents’ book collection, and a new business center will give residents access to a computer and printer.

Assisted Living Dining Room

The new assisted living dining room has new seating, artwork, light fixtures and carpeting.

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