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Fulton Presbyterian Manor announces Art is Ageless® winners

Ruth Horton, “Deer Deers”

Fulton Presbyterian Manor recently hosted a reception for the winning artists in the annual Art is Ageless® juried competition.

“We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Keri Edwards, marketing director. “Art is Ageless is unique in featuring only the works of artists age 65 and older. Our artists prove that art, in any form, is an ageless ambition.”

Alma Hoffmann, “Orian Star Quilt”

Winners in the Fulton Presbyterian Manor Art is Ageless juried competition were:

People’s Choice (professional): Ruth Horton, “Dear Deers” read more

Volunteers bring voting to Fulton Presbyterian Manor

Laura Bolton, left, has many connections to the Fulton Presbyterian Manor campus. In addition to volunteering with the voting program, her mother, Evelyn Hopkins, far right, is a resident. Mother and daughter pose here with friend Charlotte Rosenstengel.

Every April, we celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Month and honor those individuals who give their time freely to make Fulton Presbyterian Manor a better place to live and work. Volunteers can help in a variety of ways, and one volunteer, Laura Bolton, came up with a unique way to help residents fulfill their civic duties and remain an active voice in the community: voting.

“It was once up to the staff at Fulton Presbyterian Manor or family to make sure that any resident that wanted to vote could make that happen,” said Laura. “Denise Hubbard, the current Callaway County Clerk, and Kathie Ratliff, Deputy County Clerk, decided that it would be nice if there was a process to make that easier.”  With the help of social worker Donna Hunter, Laura was instrumental in bringing the ability to vote right to the residents at Fulton Presbyterian Manor. read more

Volunteer of the Year: Baylie Borman

Baylie with her grandmother Judy Borman.

Volunteers play a vital role in helping our staff and residents on a daily basis at Presbyterian Manor. April is Volunteer Appreciation Month, so now is a great time to highlight one particular volunteer who’s made a big impact, Baylie Borman.

Activity Director Beth Boyd says Baylie has been an outstanding volunteer, often just stopping in to see if she can do anything.

“She comes to mind so often when I need someone to volunteer or fill in. She comes here bouncing and smiling every time,” Beth said. read more

Art is Ageless® exhibit and reception features senior artists

Since the beginning of time, creative expression has brought joy to both its creators and those who experience their art.

The Art is Ageless® program offers senior artists the opportunity to share and display their artwork and reaffirms the agelessness of human creativity.

This month, their works are on display at Fulton Presbyterian Manor.

“It’s inspiring to see the beautiful pieces these seniors have created,” said Keri Edwards, marketing director at Fulton Presbyterian Manor. “The joy it brings to them and others is wonderful, and that’s something we want to celebrate and share with the entire Fulton community.” read more

Fulton Presbyterian Manor’s Art is Ageless® call for entries underway

Fulton Presbyterian Manor has issued a call for entries for the Art is Ageless® juried exhibit to be held February 21-23, 2018. Entries of artistic works will be accepted from any area artist who is 65 years of age or older to exhibit and/or compete for an opportunity to be featured in the 2019 Art is Ageless calendar.

Artists may choose to enter the exhibit only. For the competition, works are to have been completed in the past five years (since January 2013). There are nine categories, as well as designations of amateur or professional. Works to be entered for judging need to be at Presbyterian Manor by February 19. read more

PATH program brings progress and peace of mind

The O’Rourkes feel at home in the PATH rehabilitation program.

Earl and Pat O’Rourke are well-known figures in the Fulton community, and they have touched many lives through their work and community involvement. So when Earl had a stroke in August, his family turned to Fulton Presbyterian Manor’s PATH® (Post Acute to Home) rehabilitation program. He was completely paralyzed on his left side. Earl spent a week at Boone Hospital, then another four weeks at Rusk Rehabilitation for acute therapy. Once he came to Fulton Presbyterian Manor, he felt at “home.” read more

Fa-la-la-la in Fulton!

Fulton Presbyterian Manor will be having our annual Resident Christmas party on December 20 at 6:30 a.m. in the Assisted Living Dining Room. We will have a buffet style breakfast, with amazing food. Families are invited to attend. Santa and Mrs. Clause will be here to hand out gifts to all residents. All kids who attend will receive a gift from Santa.

Fa-la-la-la in Fulton!

Please call 573-642-6646 to RSVP so we can make sure we have plenty of wonderful food and that each child receives a gift. read more

Chris Buchholz: perfect attendance since 2007

For more than 10 years, CNA/Bath Aide Chris Buchholz hasn’t missed a day of work. That’s not an expression or over-exaggeration. It’s an absolute fact.

“One of the values and morals my mom taught me is that if I want something, I have to work for it. She taught me how important it is to be at work and on time, no matter what your job is. No matter what I had going on, I’ve never called into work. I always schedule my appointments around work, or I’m sure to take off if I need it,” said Chris. “If there is a lot of snow and I’m snowed in, I’ve called our maintenance department or administrator, in the past, to pick me up so that I’m able to be there for our residents.” read more

Heart and Soul Hospice recognizes Hospice Month

November is National Hospice Month, and to recognize the importance of hospice services to quality end of life care, we’d like to share this story from Presbyterian Manor’s Heart and Soul Hospice.

It was not long after Clayton was diagnosed with a life limiting illness that he was told that curative treatment was no longer an option. Clayton quickly made the decision to seek hospices services.  At first, Clayton thought hospice was a way to avoid burdening his family with his illness.

Clayton soon began to understand that by deciding to utilize hospice, he had put together a supportive team for himself and his entire family. Together, Clayton, his family, and the hospice team created a plan of care that included Clayton’s medical needs as well as emotional and spiritual needs for himself and his family. read more

Q & A with Secret Santa

As the leaves begin to fall and the days get chillier, our thoughts turn to the holidays, especially the most magical time of year. Christmas is a special season, a time to celebrate the ultimate gift given to us by giving gifts to others. Christmas at Fulton Presbyterian Manor is especially exciting, thanks to our very own Secret Santa. We sat down with him or her (we’ve got to keep you guessing) to ask a few questions:

Q: What do you do for the residents at Fulton Presbyterian Manor when Christmas comes around?
A: Keri Edwards, marketing director, and Donna Hunter, social services director, make a list of residents and go around to interview them to see what they would like from Santa. After the deadline passes for families to bring in Christmas presents for their loved ones, Keri gives me a list of suggested presents. I have no names, only a number to identify them. I take this list and, with Keri’s help, I go shopping so everyone has a present under the tree from Santa. To do this right, not only do they not know who I am, I don’t know who they are either. read more