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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...

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    Staff spotlight: Sharon Schmidt

    When you love the people you work for and as much as Sharon Schmidt, housekeeping services supervisor at Emporia Presbyterian Manor, it’s easy to see why you’d stay at your job for as long as she has. Sharon will celebrate her 20th anniversary with Presbyterian Manor in September.“I love the staff, and most of all I love the residents. It’s fun to be around them.   Read More...

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    Get to know resident Jim Lowther

    In honor of Father’s Day next month, we want to make sure you know a special father (and grandfather) in our community – Jim Lowther.Jim graduated from the University of Kansas with his degree in Journalism. He and his wife, Virginia, met on the KU campus, even though Virginia graduated from Emporia State University with a degree in business administration. She went on to work for an insurance company and also wore the hat as “housewife.”Jim started out his career buildin...  Read More...

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    Staff Spotlight: Jessica Canchola

    In the 17 months she’s been working on our campus, Jessica Canchola has had the opportunity to change job titles in order to do more of what she loves: interacting with residents.“I love residents. They make each day special,” said Jessica.Jessica started working for Presbyterian Manor in January 2018 as a nurse but transitioned onto the activities team as Assistant Activities Director in February of this year.“I absolutely loved the idea of being able to interact with th...  Read More...

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