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PMMA Mid-America’s Founder’s Day celebrates 70 years of service to seniors

Employees of Emporia Presbyterian Manor will observe the founding of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America this month as the company celebrates 70 years of providing quality senior services guided by Christian values in Kansas and Missouri.

Each Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America campus will have their own celebration with residents and employees during April acknowledging the importance each play in making life at Emporia Presbyterian Manor the way you want to live.

“Many of our more than 2,000 employees view what they do as a calling, not just a job,” said Bruce Shogren, president and CEO. “Our dedicated employees make it possible for us to sustain PMMA’s mission, which directly impacts the wonderful care our 2,400 residents receive every day.”

Emporia Presbyterian Manor will observe Founder’s Day by hosting a celebration for residents, family members, and staff to attend. On this day our plan is to have our staff sign our promise board, as we do each year, re-evaluating and committing to our core values of: respect, assist, compassion, resource, advocate and service. We also plan to celebrate with food, prizes, games and more.

Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s roots go back to 1947. Alice Kalb, a widow from central Kansas, appealed to a Presbyterian Church organization to establish a home for seniors. Her vision laid the foundation for the first Presbyterian Manor community in Newton, Kan., and inspired others to do even more. Today PMMA remains true to the spirit of Alice’s vision, providing quality senior services guided by Christian values.

Alice’s dream has turned into a network of 17 senior living communities across Kansas and Missouri, with Emporia Presbyterian Manor breaking ground in 1984. PMMA, with its more than 2,400 residents, remains true to its core and mission: to provide quality senior services guided by Christian values.

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