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    Recent donation is music to our ears

    Last summer, our community was chosen for a pilot study on the impact of music on depression. While the project only lasted six weeks, the results will impact our campus for years to come.“I was really interested in music therapy with geriatric clients,” said Breanna Gilger, ESU nursing and honors college student. “Two semesters ago I had the opportunity to apply for a summer research program, and I did a pilot study at Emporia Presbyterian Manor that was a lot of fun!   Read More...

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

    Emporia Presbyterian Manor has issued a call for entries for the Art is Ageless® juried exhibit to be held April 10-30, 2019. 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 2020 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 2014).   Read More...

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    Orphaned parakeet rescue

    By Jen Moran, Activities DirectorFor years, the residents of Emporia Presbyterian Manor have enjoyed having a small collection of animals in the building.  We currently have two parakeet aviaries and one large fish tank.  These animals are entertaining to watch and are a popular source of amusement and relaxation. Until recently, the Manor has fortunately faced few issues with these creatures.   Read More...

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    Thanks for spreading the light

    A note from Crystal Stock: Thank you to all the sponsors who generously supported our luminary lighting ceremony to memorialize those who have passed and honor those who are still living. We had 82 luminaries sponsored this year!The best part of our annual event was hearing the stories as family members and friends reminisced about those unable to be with us this holiday season. Our family sponsored a luminary in honor of my grandmother, and upon telling my father about the luminary he shared wi...  Read More...

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    Medicare changes of 2019

    The coming year, 2019, is a huge year for Medicare beneficiaries. There will be many changes and most of them are beneficial. In 2010, lawmakers did away with the Medicare Open Enrollment Period for Medicare Advantage Plans.   Read More...

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    Emporia Presbyterian Manor honored for achievements

    Emporia Presbyterian Manor received a certificate of recognition from Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America for reaching goals in fiscal year 2018, covering the months of July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.The recognition came through PMMA’s 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 ...  Read More...

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    Favorite Christmas recipes

    ‘Tis the season for baking and cooking for family and friends. Enjoy these favorite holiday recipes from staff and residents.Pumpkin Cake2017 Recipe Contest Winner by Jerrie Schreiner, quality assurance coordinator2 c sugar 4 eggs ½ tsp salt 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp cinnamon 1 c oil 2 c pumpkin (16 oz) 2 c flour 1 tsp baking soda ½ tsp nutmeg ½ tsp ground clovesMix all ingredients together. Pour in 11 by 17 baking pan.   Read More...

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

    Emporia Presbyterian Manor is on the U.S. News and World Report Best Nursing Homes 2018 list. The senior living community received the highest score of High Performing to make the list, available today.The U.S.   Read More...

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    Words of gratitude

    With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we asked residents and members of the community’s staff to share what they appreciate most about Emporia Presbyterian Manor. Here is what they had to say:“CNAs, nurses and residents make [Presbyterian Manor] such a special place. I love coming to work and seeing the way the nurses come together to help one another.” - Ashley McIlvain, activity assistant“I feel we develop a close family feeling among the residents and look after an...  Read More...

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    Community goes greener with compostable products

    If you attended the Fall Festival in late September, you may have noticed that something was missing.Styrofoam.For the first time, the community ditched traditional styrofoam plates and bowls in lieu of more environmentally conscious, compostable products.And that was just the beginning.In its longstanding efforts to go green, the community will soon be making a permanent switch to compostable cups and take-out containers (a first among Presbyterian Manors). The change was initiated by a residen...  Read More...

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