Monthly Archives: December 2014

Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America wins three awards in international marketing competition

Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America recently received three honors from MarCom Awards. The international competition recognizes marketing and communications achievements for print, visual and audio materials.

Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America received a platinum award, the highest award, in the Web Video/Image category for “The Art of Living – Founder’s Day Video 2014.” A gold award was received in the Marketing/Promotion/Calendar category for “Art is Ageless 2014 Calendar.” An honorable mention was received in the Website/Nonprofit category for the Art is Ageless website. read more

From the CEO: Believe

Bruce Shogren, Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America CEOBy President and CEO Bruce Shogren

As I look forward to the holiday season, one word is key to this season: “believe.”

I truly believe in three key people: Jesus Christ, Santa Claus and the employees of the Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America system.

What could be more important than Christmas Day, the day we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ? I grew up in a church in which every Sunday we would state our belief by reciting the Apostles’ Creed.

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son Our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into Hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting. Amen. read more

Cool ways to beat the winter blues: Keep your energy high and mood lifted

With less daylight and chilly temperatures keeping us inside, even the most optimistic person can get a little down during winter. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to beat the winter blues. Try these suggestions from our Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America experts.

Eat a healthy diet

What you eat impacts your mood and energy. Avoid refined and processed foods, such as white breads, rice and sugar. They have no nutrients, zap your energy and can lead to lack of concentration and mood swings. Eat more complex carbohydrates, such as whole wheat breads, brown rice, vegetables and fruit, and drink eight cups of water a day. read more

Seeking ‘angels’ for Good Samaritan Program

Angel Appeal Good Samaritan Program 2014Christmas angel ornaments – each representing a gift to the Good Samaritan Program for Benevolent Care – are adding to the holiday decorations at Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s senior living communities.

Donors responding to the annual Christmas Angel Appeal letter mailed this month include paper angel ornaments with their gifts. Each ornament will then be displayed at the PMMA community designated by the donor.

During the past two years, angel donors have given more than $94,000 to the Good Samaritan Program, which assists PMMA residents who have run out of funds through no fault of their own. read more

65th Anniversary: Needs drive expansion plans

Presbyterian Manor Celebrates 65 YearsThis month, we continue to look back at our history as Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America celebrates 65 years of the art of life.

The desire for more independent living drove expansion for Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America in the late 1980s.

Duplex or apartment projects were approved for the campuses in Sterling, Wichita, Topeka, Parsons, Arkansas City and Lawrence. Existing spaces were renovated in Sterling, Arkansas City, Kansas City and Newton, and a new health care center was constructed in Newton. Wichita received funds for and constructed a chapel. read more