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Learn more about Jessica Donelson and Chas Cramer

Jessica Donelson and Chas Cramer

Jessica Donelson and Chas Cramer

While they’re fairly new to Fulton Presbyterian Manor (within the past six months), Jessica Donelson and Chas Cramer bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience in their prospective fields.

Jessica is the new health services director and previously worked at ConAgra Brands as the occupational health nurse/manager/safety specialist. She attended North Central Missouri College where she earned her Associates of Applied Science Degree in Nursing and is certified as a Registered Nurse. read more

Barbecue dinner benefits seniors at Fulton Presbyterian Manor

A barbecue pork and brisket dinner March 24 will benefit Fulton Presbyterian Manor’s Good Samaritan Program. The event includes a live and silent auction and musical entertainment by Gary and Suze Durk.

The Good Samaritan Pork Dinner and Silent Auction will be held at the First Presbyterian Church fellowship hall, 718 Court St. Tickets are $20 per person for a pulled pork and brisket dinner. Children 10 and younger eat free.

Doors open at 4 p.m. Silent auction will run from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The live auction starts at 6:30 p.m. Auction highlights include 4 one-day hopper passes to Disney World, two $40 gift certificates to Big Whiskey’s in Lee’s Summit, and a handmade quilt. 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

Fulton Presbyterian Manor honored for achievements

Dawn Smith, executive director of Fulton Presbyterian Manor, with Bruce Shogren (left), president and CEO of PMMA, and Bill Taylor (right), COO of PMMA

Fulton Presbyterian Manor received a certificate of recognition from Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America for reaching goals in fiscal year 2017, covering the months of July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017.

The recognition came through PMMA’s new Emerald Awards Program, designed to encourage its 17 locations and 2 hospices to achieve high levels of resident and employee satisfaction, meet financial goals, build philanthropic support for the organization’s mission and meet marketing goals. There are 11 areas measured for the Emerald Awards. 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

Fulton Presbyterian Manor on U.S. News and World Report Best Nursing Home list

Fulton Presbyterian Manor is on the U.S. News and World Report Best Nursing Homes 2017-18 list. The senior living community received the highest score of a five-star rating system to make the list, available today at

The U.S. News and World Report list uses information from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the government agency that sets and enforces standards for nursing homes. CMS assigns one to five stars to each community for how well it performs in health inspections, nurse staffing and level of quality care. read more

Medicare Part D Changes: Learn how to maximize your benefits

What’s changing in Medicare Part D for 2018? What options do I have? These and other questions will be answered at a free presentation October 10 at Fulton Presbyterian Manor.

Cindy Carr, regional liaison with CLAIM, will share what you need to know about changes in Medicare Part D for 2018. Find out about new rates, and why participants should check their prescription drug plans every year. Medicare open enrollment begins October 15 and runs through Dec. 7.

CLAIM is a nonprofit organization providing free, unbiased information about Medicare to Missourians. Their goal is to provide local counselors to help you get the most from your Medicare benefits. Learn more at read more

Owens celebrate more than 50 years of marriage

When it comes to knowing how to make a marriage last, Leta and Richard Owen could probably write the book. They tied the knot on May 16, 1959, recently marking 58 years of marriage.  

“We met at a wedding, and I called her six times before she’d go on a date with me to a drive-in movie,” said Richard.  

Both Leta and Richard graduated from Fulton High School. Leta worked for the Missouri Department of Education for 40 and a half years, and Richard retired from AZZ Electric after 30 years of service.   read more

Accolades for Alley Spring Mill painting

Fulton resident Wanda Wickell’s painting “Alley Spring Mill” will be featured in the 2018 Art is Ageless calendar. 

“Even though I’m not a professional artist, in December of 2016 at 94 years old I had a desire to try to capture the beauty of lovely Alley Spring Mill at Emmince, Mo. I don’t think any painting, certainly not mine, can do it justice. For years, my late husband, Joe, and I collected the history of Missouri’s mills. Believe me, you haven’t seen Missouri unless you’ve visited our beautiful mill country! Go and enjoy!”  read more