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    Chaplain: Three steps for a better New Year

    By Allen Teal, ChaplainSuppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it? (Luke 14:28, NIV).Weight loss, saving money and exercising more are all worthy resolutions for the new year.

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    Medicare changes of 2019

    The coming year, 2019, is a huge year for Medicare beneficiaries. There will be many changes and most of them are beneficial. In 2010, lawmakers did away with the Medicare Open Enrollment Period for Medicare Advantage Plans.

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    Rolla Presbyterian Manor honored for achievements

    Rolla Presbyterian Manor received a certificate of recognition from Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America for reaching goals in fiscal year 2018, covering the months of July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.The recognition came through PMMA’s Emerald Awards Program, designed to encourage its 17 locations and 2 hospices to achieve high levels of resident and employee satisfaction, meet financial goals, build philanthropic support for the organization’s mission and meet marketing goals. The...

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    Rolla Presbyterian Manor elves bring Christmas to staff children

    For as long as anyone on staff can remember, Rolla Presbyterian Manor has thrown a Christmas party for the children of all staff that includes cookies, candy, gifts and of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus.“Santa and Mrs. Claus call each child up to get their picture with them and a gift.

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    Winter tips for staying healthy and safe

    It’s that time of year again when the sidewalks are slick, the weather changes from warm to frigid and people are coughing and sneezing. If you’re considering hibernating until spring, Rolla Presbyterian Manor has some tips to help you survive the winter and keep active.Alycia Maasen, physical therapist with Aegis Therapies®, will offer tips winter health and safety tips in a free presentation at Rolla Presbyterian Manor at 2 p.m. January 8.Maasen will share tips for dressing for...

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    Secret Santa is coming to town

    Nobody can remember when it started, but Rolla Presbyterian Manor’s Secret Santa tradition continues to spread joy to healthcare residents every December.“We noticed how sad some of our (healthcare) residents were who did not have any family to celebrate Christmas,” said Ann Caudill, executive director. That’s how the idea of the Secret Santa program started. “This way they received a few presents from ‘Santa.’”People within the community either pu...

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    He came down . . . and gave us himself.

    Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift. (2 Corinthians 9:15, KJV).“And when we give each other Christmas gifts in His name, let us remember that He has given us the sun and the moon and the stars, and the earth with its forests and mountains and oceans--and all that lives and moves upon them. He has given us all green things and everything that blossoms and bears fruit and all that we quarrel about and all that we have misused--and to save us from our foolishness, from all our si...

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    Rolla Presbyterian Manor on U.S. News and World Report Best Nursing Home list

    Rolla Presbyterian Manor is on the U.S. News and World Report Best Nursing Homes 2018-2019 list. The senior living community received the highest score of High Performing to make the list, available today.The U.S.

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    Providing care, support for those affected by Alzheimer’s

    Alzheimer’s disease and others forms of dementia can be devastating both, for those affected as well as the friends and family members who love them. Staff members at Rolla Presbyterian look at the disease from every angle to provide the hands-on care and behind-the-scenes support needed to meet the complex needs of everyone dementia touches.Internally, nurses in the community’s Tranquility House learn that the symptoms of dementia can vary depending on the root cause. Staff members ...

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    Chaplain: Thanksgiving reflections

    All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God. (2 Corinthians 4:15, NIV).My first memory of Thanksgiving happened when I was about five. A sheet of plywood had been placed on top of a pool table in the basement. The wood was covered with some type of tablecloth (probably a sheet).

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