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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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    Staff Spotlight: Eric Friend and David Schmitendorf

    Each and every day, our maintenance team works tirelessly to keep everything running smoothly in our building and around the grounds. Get to know two members of the team: Eric Friend and David Schmitendorf.Eric Friend, maintenance techEric (pictured above, left, taking a breather) is the newest and youngest member of our maintenance team. He joined the staff on October 17, 2017.Eric’s job responsibilities include working on remodels and fixing up the building where needed.“I like the...  Read More...

  • Johny Patwary dishes on dining services

    The food service program on campus is about more than just preparing nutritious and delicious meals. It’s also about creating an enjoyable dining experience.“Our goal is that we prepare food and provide service that creates memories and pleases all the senses of our residents and their families,” said Johny Patwary, dining services director.Johny and his team accomplish this in a number of ways.“We update our menu every six months so we can keep it seasonal. We also provi...  Read More...

  • 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...

  • 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...