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We’re always cooking up something interesting for members of our greater community. From art exhibitions and open house brunches to our popular Just Ask educational seminars, find out what’s happening this month.

Spring is just around the corner and it’s the ideal time to start planning the garden for summer. Where do you start? What tools do you really need? How can you create a beautiful space that’s easy to maintain? Emporia Presbyterian Manor will answer those questions and more during a virtual presentation at 10 a.m. Monday, March 15.

Horticulture and Community Development Extension Agent Travis Carmichael with the K-State Research and Extension – Lyon County will share insights and answer questions about container and raised bed gardening in this live, interactive online presentation.


This informational session is part of Presbyterian Manor's Just Ask lifelong learning series of events focused on topics of interest to seniors and their adult children.

Register online at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/507953894286755339

by March 12 to reserve your spot and receive the link to this virtual event. For questions about registration or for more information about Emporia Presbyterian Manor, contact Crystal Stock at 620-343-2613 or cstock@pmma.org.

Ever wondered what the differences are between the different levels of living at a senior living campus? Emporia Presbyterian Manor will answer those questions and more during a virtual presentation at 10 a.m. Friday, April 2.

What do the different levels of care cost? What are the best questions to ask when looking into senior living? When is the right time to look at senior living? Bring your own questions about senior living. Crystal Stock, marketing director, will answer your questions about senior living in this live, interactive online presentation.


Senior Living 101 is part of Presbyterian Manor's Just Ask lifelong learning series of events focused on topics of interest to seniors and their adult children.

Register online at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2893091482730982159

by March 31 to reserve your spot and receive the link to this virtual event. For questions about registration or for more information about Emporia Presbyterian Manor, contact Crystal Stock at 620-343-2613 or cstock@pmma.org.

Emporia Presbyterian Manor is calling all artists age 65 and older to enter or exhibit in the annual Art is Ageless® juried exhibit and competition at the campus, 2300 Industrial Road, Emporia, Kan.  The exhibit is scheduled for April 16, 2021.  

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 2022 Art is Ageless calendar.

The exhibit will continue the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America) program, celebrated with the 2021 Art is Ageless calendar.

Due to the uncertainty created by COVID-19, Emporia Presbyterian Manor plans to hold its event virtually for friends of the program on the community’s Facebook page, and to announce winners during a Facebook live event. Works will be on exhibit at the community for residents only.

Artists may choose to enter works for exhibit only. For the competition, the artist must have been 65 at the time of creation and have completed the work in the past five years (since January 2016). There are nine categories, as well as designations of amateur or professional. Works to be entered for judging need to be at Presbyterian Manor by April 6. To arrange drop-off of artwork, contact Crystal Stock at 620-343-2613 or cstock@pmma.org.

The Art is Ageless® program encourages Presbyterian Manor residents and other area seniors to express their creativity through its annual competition, as well as art classes, musical and dramatic events, educational opportunities and current events discussions throughout the year.

Local competition winners will join winners from 14 other PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America) communities to be judged at the systemwide level.

Entry forms and information can be obtained by contacting Crystal Stock at 620-343-2613 or cstock@pmma.org, or accessed online at ArtIsAgeless.org.

Local senior artists will be celebrated April 6 through May 7 at Emporia Presbyterian Manor, 2300 Industrial Road, as the community hosts its annual Art is Ageless® exhibit and continues to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Art is Ageless® program.

Works will be on exhibit at the community for residents only. The Art is Ageless exhibit will be held virtually for friends of the program on the community’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/EmporiaPresbyterianManorPMMA. Winners will be announced on Facebook.

Art is Ageless is a trademarked program of PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America). The program offers senior artists the opportunity to share and display their artwork and reaffirms the agelessness of human creativity.

“It’s inspiring to see the beautiful pieces these seniors have created,” said Crystal Stock, marketing director. “The joy it brings to them and others is wonderful, and that’s something we want to celebrate and share with the entire Emporia community.”

The first Art is Ageless calendar was published in 1981, featuring art from Presbyterian Manor community residents. Since then, the program has expanded to include a juried art competition open to all seniors age 65 and older.

Winning pieces at the community level move on to a masterpiece level judging to determine which pieces are featured in the annual calendar and note cards.

For more information about Art is Ageless, visit ArtIsAgeless.org. For more about Emporia Presbyterian Manor, visit EmporiaPresbyterianManor.org or contact Crystal Stock at 620-343-2613 or cstock@pmma.org.

Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia, but there are many others. Understanding each type of dementia and the progression of the disease can help families and those who live with dementia slow the progression of the disease process.

Emporia Presbyterian Manor will host Understanding Different Types of Dementia, a virtual event at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 15. During the webinar, you will explore the different types of dementia and how physical therapy can help to slow the progression for those who live with the condition. Monica Smith, physical therapist and doctor of physical therapy, will provide an overview of the different types of dementia and how physical therapy can assist those with the diagnosis.

Regular physical activity throughout the stages of Alzheimer’s has been shown to improve balance, blood flow to the brain, endurance, flexibility and muscle strength. It has been shown to decrease aggression and improve mood, increase mobility and strength, maintain independence through activities of daily living and slow the loss of memory.

Smith is a clinical practice specialist with Aegis Therapies®, Emporia Presbyterian Manor’s partner and provider for therapy services at the senior living community. Emporia Presbyterian Manor is a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), or life plan community, offering independent living, assisted living, memory care, long-term care and the PATH® (Post-Acute to Home) short-term rehabilitation program.

Understanding Different Types of Dementia is part of Presbyterian Manor's Just Ask lifelong learning series of events focused on topics of interest to seniors and their adult children.

Register online at

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1731449751491395086

by April 12 to reserve your spot and receive the link to this virtual event. For questions about registration or for more information about Emporia Presbyterian Manor, contact Crystal Stock at 620-343-2613 or cstock@pmma.org.

Emporia Presbyterian Manor will honor local senior artists during a residents-only reception at the community from at 1 p.m. April 29. Winners of the 2020 Art is Ageless® competition will be announced.

Entries in the annual competition are entered in one of nine categories and are judged in amateur and professional divisions.

Winners of the local competition will compete with winners from 14 other PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America) communities for an opportunity to appear in the 2022 Art is Ageless calendar.

For more information about Art is Ageless, visit www.ArtIsAgeless.org.

Short-term rehabilitation is not just about helping seniors get back home; it’s about helping them get back to their lives. Emporia Presbyterian Manor will host a virtual presentation at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 13, focusing on the PATH® (Post-Acute to Home) program offered at the community.

Crystal Stock, marketing director, and the Aegis Therapies® therapists will discuss the PATH program. They will discuss everything from who is eligible for the program to who pays for the therapy and care, and from what a PATH stay looks like to how Emporia Presbyterian Manor can support you following your stay.

There will be plenty of time for you to get your short-term rehabilitation questions answered, so be sure to have them ready.


Explaining the PATH Program is part of Presbyterian Manor's Just Ask lifelong learning series of events focused on topics of interest to seniors and their adult children.

Register online at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4084974181955117326 to reserve your spot and receive the link to this virtual event. For questions about registration or for more information about Emporia Presbyterian Manor, contact Crystal Stock at 620-343-2613 or cstock@pmma.org.

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