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    The enlightened life of Jim Calvert

    For some, retirement is a simply a chance to sit back and relax, but for Jim Calvert, it is a continuation of a lifelong quest for enlightenment.A physics professor for 32 years at Emporia State University, Jim’s own education is an ongoing process.“I read a lot, and everybody thinks that’s something strange,” said Jim. “I read three newspapers a day—the [Kansas City] Star, the [Emporia] Gazette and the Topeka [Capitol] Journal.”Fortunately for Jim, he f...  Read More...

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    Get to know Gayla “Busy” Browning

    Assisted living resident Gayla Browning doesn’t know what it’s like not to be busy. Before she moved into the community a little over a year ago, she dabbled in a variety of different careers, raised a big family and volunteered her time at a local church.“I’ve been it all. My husband, Billie, and I were married for 53 years and had a fence building business.   Read More...

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    Get to know resident Jim Lowther

    In honor of Father’s Day next month, we want to make sure you know a special father (and grandfather) in our community – Jim Lowther.Jim graduated from the University of Kansas with his degree in Journalism. He and his wife, Virginia, met on the KU campus, even though Virginia graduated from Emporia State University with a degree in business administration. She went on to work for an insurance company and also wore the hat as “housewife.”Jim started out his career buildin...  Read More...

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    Life at Presbyterian Manor: Perceptions vs. reality

    In recognition of National Skilled Nursing Care Week May 12-18, we want to share some of the misperceptions of living in a long-term care community, and how Emporia Presbyterian Manor is different.“Lots of people think moving to a long-term care community means putting one foot in the grave and giving up their independence,” said Crystal Stock, marketing director for Emporia Presbyterian Manor.Resident Doris Brawner and her daughter Beverly Long shared similar feelings. After being d...  Read More...

  • 2019 AiA calendar features talented local artists

    It’s hard to believe summer is just around the corner! If you’re counting down the days to warmer weather, there’s a good chance you’re using this year’s Art is Ageless calendar, featuring the artwork of seniors, including some from within our walls and out in the Emporia community.When we revealed the 2019 calendar, we invited the winning artists to join us for a reveal party and asked them to sign their work in the calendar for others. Some of them were surprised ...  Read More...