Monthly Archives: May 2016

Retired van still helping others

Steven Abarr now has the use of the Fort Scott Presbyterian Manor van that was recently replaced with a new van.

Steven Abarr now has the use of the Fort Scott Presbyterian Manor van that was recently replaced with a new van.

By Ginger Nance, Executive Director

When Jane Abarr came to work at the Presbyterian Village almost a year ago, little did we know that we would be changing each other’s lives.

Jane’s story began more than 30 years ago. She grew up in the Fort Scott READ MORE

Art is Ageless® winners announced

Painting first place winner by Elaine Buerge,“Silent Snow.”

Painting first place winner by Elaine Buerge,“Silent Snow.”

Congratulations to all resident and area artists who participated in Art is Ageless, our annual juried art competition for those 65 and older.

Winners were:

Best in Show: Paul L. Milks, “Winter Trees” (Amateur)

People’s Choice: Bobbi READ MORE

Why I decided to make friends with death

We know we will die someday, so we must accept and plan for it

By Irene Kacandes for Next Avenue

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(This article was written as a part of The Op-Ed Project.)

While we may fear meeting death alone, most of us are actually more afraid of dying surrounded by the wrong kind of people — that is, by health care workers.

Yet that is all too likely to be READ MORE

5 things to do during and after a hospital stay

Tips for making your time there as painless as possible

By George H. Schofield, Ph.D. for Next Avenue

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Any hospital stay can be a revelation. When it’s totally unexpected, the experience can be even more fraught with surprises. I speak from personal experience and have some advice based on it.

Last year, I had pain severe enough to require a middle-of-the-night READ MORE

Purposeful aging: A model for a new life course

New possibilities for older adults produce dividends for all

By Paul H. Irving for Next Avenue

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Editor’s note: This article is part of Next Avenue’s 2015 Influencers in Aging  project honoring 50 people changing how we age and think about aging. Paul H. Irving was a member of the 2015 Influencers In Aging Advisory Panel.

Marc Freedman, READ MORE

PMMA observes Older Americans Month

ShowcaseB_300x250For more than 50 years, the contributions of older adults in the U.S. have been recognized every May during Older Americans Month. President John F. Kennedy established the observance in 1963 as Senior Citizens Month, encouraging us all to pause READ MORE