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    PMMA unveils new logo, brand identity

    As an organization evolves and grows, so should brand awareness. In the past year, Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America has embarked on a journey to create a brand image that could represent all its communities and provide greater brand awareness for the entire PMMA system.The challenges were great. The new mark had to reflect PMMA’s core values, mission and beliefs.

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    Navigating your Smart Phone: Presbyterian Manor hosting free session

    It's time to turn the table and stop asking your children or grandchildren for help with your device. Learn how to navigate your smartphone and tablet at our seminar at .We'll cover the basics, like sending emails, downloading attachments, sharing photos and searching Google. We'll also address some advanced topics, like how to use maps and which apps to download to make your life easier.

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    Presbyterian Manor of Mid-America system to celebrate 70 years of living

    On April 19, Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America (PMMA) will celebrate its 70th anniversary. Our first very first community opened in Newton, Kan., on April 19, 1949, nearly two years after ninety-year-old Alice Kalb of El Dorado, Kan., asked the United Presbyterian Synod if it would consider opening a home for the aged. A small exploratory committee formed to look at the idea and determined it had merit.To raise funds for the Newton effort, a dedicated offering throughout the synod took place on...

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    Senior Companions provide assistance, create friendships

    For at least 16 years, our community has participated in the Senior Companion Program and hundreds of our residents have benefited from the compassion and care these volunteers provide.Senior Companions are older adults (60 and older) who assist adults and their peers to maintain the independence they have worked for all their lives. Whether it’s helping with errands or just lending an ear, Senior Companions do everything from being a friend, providing rides to appointments, picking up groceries...

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    Chaplain: 3 important Easter points to remember

    By Allen Teal, ChaplainFor what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures. (1 Corinthians 15:3-4, NIV).Our lives can seem bound by deadlines. With income tax filing day coming up on Monday, April 15, 2019, many people will be scrambling to file their taxes before it’s too late.

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    Small but mighty: The formidable Mary Williams

    March is Women’s History Month where we celebrate female visionaries and trailblazers past and present. This year we’re shining the spotlight on healthcare resident Mary Williams for her role as business owner, honorary knight, community volunteer, grand marshal, wife, mother and grandmother.For 51 years, Mary worked as a full-service florist at her flower shop, Sunny Wall Flowers, in Rolla. From weddings to funerals, school events and “just because” bouquets, Mary and he...

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    Chaplain: The contrasts of life

    By Allen Teal, ChaplainRemember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say, "I find no pleasure in them." (Ecclesiastes 12:1, NIV).March hosts three major days this year. March 6 is Ash Wednesday, which marks the first day of Lent. The twentieth is the Vernal or Spring Equinox that marks the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere.

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    Thank you, angels!

    Established in the 1950s, the Good Samaritan Program provides funding to assist residents who outlive their financial resources through no fault of their own. Since the inception of our mission, Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America has ensured thousands of residents of its commitment that they will always have a home.MTo continue to meet the growing need among seniors in our communities, we invited donors to become an “angel for a day” by making a contribution to the Good Samaritan Pro...

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    Sewing group makes quilts for four-legged companions

    Recently, the community’s Sit & Sew group partnered with Missouri Patriot Paws to create custom quilts for veterans and service dogs who have graduated from the group’s training program. Each quilt created by the residents was designed to meet an individual dog’s specifications to ensure that it is a perfect fit both at home and in public.“When we take a dog into restaurants, we teach it the command to go to bed, so they take the blanket and put it on the ground for t...

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    Art is Ageless® call for entries underway

    Rolla Presbyterian Manor has issued a call for entries for the Art is Ageless® juried exhibit March 18-21, 2019. Entries of artistic works will be accepted from any area artist who is 65 years of age or older to exhibit and/or compete for an opportunity to be featured in the 2020 Art is Ageless calendar.Artists may choose to enter the exhibit only. For the competition, works are to have been completed in the past five years (since January 2014).

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