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    Stitched together: EPM volunteers Betty Campbell and Margaret Davidson

    For 38 years, Betty Campbell and Margaret Davidson have been virtually attached at the hip—both personally and in their lives as EPM volunteers.The two initially met as colleagues at Emporia State University and, following Margaret’s divorce in 1982, became full-time roommates. Betty helped care for her friend’s three young children—eventually becoming what Margaret calls their “second mom.”“I claim them all now, and I think they claim me,” said Be...  Read More...

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    Nona Berghaus gives back

    She leads a daily exercise class, serves as a greeter and helps decorate at monthly community events and is a regular contributor to annual PMMA fundraising efforts—so to put it simply, Nona Berghaus definitely does her part to give back to the place she so affectionately calls home.Prior to moving into the community, Nona was a professor at Emporia State University, where she both taught business and broke gender barriers.“There were more male than female professors when I first cam...  Read More...

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    PMMA set to follow CMS guidance for infection control, prevention of COVID-19

    The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued revised guidelines March 9 for infection control and prevention of the novel Coronavirus 2019. These guidelines call on providers to limit – and in some cases restrict – in-person visitor access to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in senior health care communities.The guidelines call for communities to screen and limit visitor access to senior health care communities. The restrictions for communities in areas where there are active COVID-19 case...  Read More...

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    Staff spotlight: Maria Lane

    Maria Lane, director of social services at Emporia Presbyterian Manor, will celebrate her 11th year as an employee on our campus this May. She discovered her calling to help others early on in her education.“I started out in college as a nursing major. It soon became apparent that I was not strong in the math and sciences.   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 April 6 – 30, 2020. 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 40th anniversary Art is Ageless calendar in 2021.Artists may choose to enter the exhibit only. For the competition, works are to have been completed in the past five years (since January 2015).   Read More...

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