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    New kitchen concept better for residents and the environment

    When Food Service Director Johny Patwary joined the staff four years ago, the dining experience at Emporia Presbyterian Manor was “in a bad spot.”“There were all these visions but no implementing changes. So, when I came here, that was my goal. People had a mentality about senior living communities cooking bland food and putting it on a plate.   Read More...

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    Resident Spotlight: Nina Gragg

    About 11 years ago, Nina Gragg made the move from Venice, Fla., to Emporia Presbyterian Manor to be closer to family.“I needed to get back to Kansas. I have two sons here, I also have grandchildren and great-grandchildren are arriving. I thought Emporia was a good place to be, that way I’m in between the two boys, and I won’t drive anybody completely crazy.   Read More...

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    Of all of Bob Doudican’s achievements, family comes first

    From traveling the world to his involvement in the Emporia community, resident Bob Doudican has experienced a number of accomplishments. But his family is what he’s proud of most of all.Bob and his wife Ann have lived at the Emporia Presbyterian Manor for a couple of years, but their connection with our community goes back much longer – Ann was always very involved with Presbyterian Manor before serving on the mission committee, which she did before moving here and continues to do so...  Read More...

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    The enlightened life of Jim Calvert

    For some, retirement is a simply a chance to sit back and relax, but for Jim Calvert, it is a continuation of a lifelong quest for enlightenment.A physics professor for 32 years at Emporia State University, Jim’s own education is an ongoing process.“I read a lot, and everybody thinks that’s something strange,” said Jim. “I read three newspapers a day—the [Kansas City] Star, the [Emporia] Gazette and the Topeka [Capitol] Journal.”Fortunately for Jim, he f...  Read More...

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    Get to know Gayla “Busy” Browning

    Assisted living resident Gayla Browning doesn’t know what it’s like not to be busy. Before she moved into the community a little over a year ago, she dabbled in a variety of different careers, raised a big family and volunteered her time at a local church.“I’ve been it all. My husband, Billie, and I were married for 53 years and had a fence building business.   Read More...