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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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    2018 Alzheimer’s Walk

    In September, Rolla Presbyterian Manor participated in the Alzheimer’s Walk for the fourth year in a row. While it was a rainy day, we had a great time walking for a good cause. To date, we have raised $29,312.48, and we will continue to raise funds through December 31.

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    Kitchen supervisor receives culinary certificate

    In August, Kitchen Supervisor Amy Skaggs attended a two-day Premier Culinary Clinic where she learned a few new tricks of the trade from some of the industry’s leading executive chefs.During the clinic, participants received intensive training on how to not only make their dishes taste good, but look good, too.“The clinic was only two days, but they taught us a lot,” said Amy. “It was very hands-on with the chefs. We got to make new dishes and learn the best way to garnis...

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    Chaplain: Hot spots of life reveal much

    “So Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego came out of the fire…they saw that the fire had not harmed their bodies, nor was a hair of their heads singed; their robes were not scorched, and there was no smell of fire on them.”Daniel 3:26b & 27b, NIVThis passage always reminds me of the old saying by President Harry Truman, “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.” Certainly, these three men were more than willing to endure the heat in order to take a ...

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    Rolla artists among Art is Ageless® masterpiece level winners

    Three winning artists in Rolla Presbyterian Manor’s annual Art is Ageless® juried competition will be featured in the 2019 Art is Ageless Calendar produced by Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America.“Poppies in the Light,” a sculpture by Sophia deLaat, “Sunflowers,” a painting by Mutz Maples and “Mid Journey,” a painting by Ellen Reynolds will appear in the calendar when it is released this fall.In addition, “Springtime Landscape,” a painting ...

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    Student volunteers give … and receive

    Over the years, Rolla Presbyterian Manor has been blessed by its close relationship with the community it serves—epitomized by the steady stream of volunteers and children who visit the campus throughout the year.Among those who donate their time and talents are the students of Missouri University of Science and Technology and Rolla High School, who regularly help with projects, perform or simply sit and talk with residents.For the residents, this interaction not only provides entertainmen...

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    Love for children draws Janet Brown to teach

    From an early age, Rolla Presbyterian Manor resident Janet Brown knew exactly what she wanted to do with her life.“I just knew I wanted to teach kindergarten when I was in elementary school. From the time I was quite young, I loved children. In the meantime, I babysat quite a bit,” said Janet.After getting her teaching degree from the University of Missouri, marrying her high school sweetheart and then having three children, her dream to teach came true.“I was drafted when I ha...

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    A Time to Forgive

    By Allen Teal, ChaplainForgive us for the ways we have wronged you, just as we also forgive those who have wronged us. (Matthew 6:12, Common English Bible).Everyone wants to receive forgiveness, but finds it hard to give. When all or part of an outstanding debt is forgiven, a sense of relief will follow.

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    Celebrating a Great Nation

    By Chaplain Allen TealThe Star-Spangled Banner 4th VerseO thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand Between their loved homes and the war's desolation. Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the Heav'n rescued land Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation! Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just, And this be our motto: 'In God is our trust.' And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!The &ldqu...

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