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Spiritual support abundant on campus during pandemic

From the way we eat to how we socialize and exercise, everything has looked a little different since mid-March. That includes how we have received spiritual support from our clergy.
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September 20, 2020

Words of gratitude

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we asked residents and members of the community’s staff to share what they appreciate most about Emporia Presbyterian Manor. Here is what they had to say:“CNAs, nurses and residents make [Presbyterian Manor] such a special place. I love coming to work and seeing the way the nurses come together to help one another.” - Ashley McIlvain, activity assistant“I feel we develop a close family feeling among the residents and look after an...
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October 18, 2018

Why Your Funeral Director Will Likely Be Female

Funeral director Jan Smith of Flanner Buchanan in Indianapolis guides a casket into a hearse. [Photo credit: courtesy of Jan Smith][/caption]By Kevyn Burger for Next AvenueJan Smith was in the final semester of her training to be a funeral director when her 8-year-old nephew died after a heart transplant.Her family’s heartbreak deepened her understanding of the value of the work she was preparing for.
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March 26, 2018

How a Daughter Helped Her Mom Face Death

“I have a question for you, Aim,” Mom said from her blue La-Z-Boy. “How did you stay so positive during everything you went through?”This takes me by surprise. “Uh, Prozac?” I joke, and she laughs.
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March 15, 2018

How to Be Supportive to Friends Experiencing Loss

Loss is an inescapable part of life. Whether we’ve lost someone to death, or are going through a living loss such as divorce, retirement, a life-threatening illness, a debilitating injury or a life-altering condition like dementia or addiction, support can make all the difference in helping us summon the strength, faith and courage to fight our way back into life.
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February 1, 2018
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