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    Residents reflect on where they were when…

    As we’re all living through COVID-19, which will no doubt become a historic time in all of our lives, Emporia Presbyterian Manor has been sharing stories from residents on Facebook as a way to reminisce and interact with families and loved ones. Here are some of those stories shared by residents who have reflected on other historic events in their lifetime.9/11 — Nina Gragg“My roommates and I were on vacation in the Bar Harbor area, really isolated in Maine. One of the ladies had an aunt and unc...  Read More...

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    Resident Jackie Leffler honored with 70 years of dedication to KLA

    In December of 2019, resident Wayne “Jackie” Leffler was honored during the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) convention in Wichita for supporting the KLA for 70 years. Of the association’s 5,600 members, only 107 members have belonged to the organization for 50 years or more.“Jackie is very proud to have received this award and has it, his nametag from the ceremony and photos on his living room wall in his apartment,” said Crystal Stock, marketing director.Jackie ...  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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    Lorraine and Herb Morton discover more to life as residents

    While they had been putting off the idea of moving into Emporia Presbyterian Manor for years, a chain of events convinced Lorraine and Herb Morton that the time was right to move here two years ago this May.“We had our name on the list for almost five years here. We thought we’d move into a villa. Every time they called us, we were into something and would say, ‘not now.’ Then we came here to attend a seminar about the expense of living in a house vs.   Read More...

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    Residents share their love for nativity sets

    Collecting nativity sets from around the world is more than just a passion for residents Tom and Ruth Fowler, it’s a lifetime of sharing memories together as they’ve traveled the world in search of the next addition to their collection.“It started in 1958. Tom was a Spanish teacher and took students to Mexico one summer. I stayed home with our small child, so he brought a small nativity set with him back home.   Read More...