Monthly Archives: October 2014

Senior Independence Welcomes Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America as Sixth iPartner

Columbus, Ohio – Senior Independence (SI) welcomed Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America (PMMA) as its sixth iPartner on September 1. PMMA operates 18 not-for-profit communities in Kansas and Missouri.

As an iPartner, hospice services will be provided in Iron, Madison, St. Francois, St. Genevieve and Washington counties in Missouri; Sedgwick, Harvey and Cowley counties in the Wichita, Kansas market; and Wyandotte, Johnson, Douglas and Shawnee counties in the Kansas City, Kansas market.

“We are very excited to be welcoming PMMA into our iPartner family, and to begin working with PMMA President/CEO Bruce Shogren and his team. PMMA is a wonderful organization and we look forward to partnering with them to bring exceptional hospice care to their communities and surrounding areas,” commented SI President Richard Boyson. read more

Intergenerational partnerships important for all

Westminster College brings art therapy program to our campus

Westminster College LogoCollege freshman aren’t typically what we might call “seasoned.” While they’re officially considered out on their own, many aren’t yet accustomed to “the real world.” Fulton Presbyterian Manor residents, however, have been around the sun more than a time or two and have learned lessons that only come with experience.

Thanks to a $250 grant from Missouri Campus Compact, students from Westminster College will have the opportunity to interact with our residents through a program called College Collage. read more

65th Anniversary: Construction, consolidation define late ’70s

Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America: Celebrating 65 years of the art of life.We continue our celebration of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s 65th anniversary with a look at the late 1970s.

The year 1978 brought several changes to the administration of Presbyterian Manors’ network in Kansas and Missouri.

From the opening of Topeka Presbyterian Manor until 1978, the Topeka campus served as home to the operational and financial data processing center. The corporate and executive officers were located at Newton Presbyterian Manor.  In 1978, the operational office and finance data processing center were moved to Newton and joined the corporate and executive offices in a new location at the Newton City-County Airport. The Rev. Thomas C. Wentz was the executive officer. read more

Are you ready to vote?

"Your vote counts" pin.Older adults wield an immense amount of power at the polls. In the 2010 election, 61 percent of seniors voted compared to 46 percent of eligible voters overall. Voting has changed through the years with touch-screen voting in some places and showing official identification at the polls. Missouri voters may request an advanced ballot if it’s a physical hardship to get to the polling location.

Voter registration

If you have moved since the last election, have changed your name or haven’t voted for a while, it is important to check on your voter registration status. Check with your county election office or go online to the secretary of state’s website at SOS.Mo.Gov/Elections. If you moved outside the boundaries of the election jurisdiction where you were previously registered, you will need to submit a new voter registration application. read more