Category Archives: Good Samaritan Program

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

Calendar cover page 2015 O.L

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 Marketing/Promotion/Calendar category for the 2015 Art is Ageless® printed calendar. Gold awards were received in the Web Design/Nonprofit and Web Design/Business to Consumer categories for the newly redesigned Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America and individual campus websites. read more

Giving a hallmark of PMMA’s history

We often recall the story of Alice Kalb, who at 90 traveled to a 1947 Presbyterian Synod meeting to ask for a retirement community in Kansas.

According to Edwin Shafer, senior vice president of development, what Mrs. Kalb basically told the Synod was: “If I give you all that money I have, will you build a home for the aging?” Her heart-felt offer symbolized the plight of a growing number of elderly in need of the church’s help. Kalb’s initiative led a farmer from Wakarusa, Kan., to bequeath his farm to the new project. The sale of that land provided the funds to buy the building that would be Newton Presbyterian Manor. 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

Make a Mother’s Day tribute gift

April marked the 65th anniversary of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America. As we look back at our beginnings, we discover that PMMA has had a tie to specific purpose fundraising on Mother’s Day from its infancy. In the fall of 1947, nearly two years before the first campus opened in Newton, the Presbyterian synod authorized the first board to conduct a fund-raising campaign including a special appeal at Mother’s Day to support the effort to establish a home for the aged.

Today, the specific purpose of the Mother’s Day appeal is to financially assist our residents, who have reached the end of their financial resources through no fault of their own, so that they can remain a Presbyterian Manor resident and neighbor. Through the Good Samaritan Program, PMMA provides care to nearly 500 residents throughout the PMMA system. read more