Monthly Archives: June 2016

Good Samaritan fundraiser a success

FS 1 By Ginger Nance, Executive Director 

It was another successful year for the Good Samaritan event, thanks to all of you who worked so hard to make everything go so well. We had a big rain the night before the event, which put a damper on parking. READ MORE

A Good Samaritan’s modern day miracle

Conrad Hoppe believes in everyday miracles if we all just “focus on serving each other.”

Conrad Hoppe believes in everyday miracles if we all just “focus on serving each other.”

Nearly all of us know the story of the Good Samaritan, a biblical tale about helping strangers during their time of need. Fort Scott Presbyterian Village recently had its Good Samaritan Fundraiser, which supports residents in need. As it turns out, READ MORE

Prepare for surgery with exercise and diet

‘Prehabilitation’ is slowly being recognized as valuable for success after a procedure

By Judith Graham for Next Avenue

Credit: Getty Images

Credit: Getty Images

A dozen years ago, at the age of 50, Lillie Shockney decided to have breast reconstruction surgery after two bouts of cancer and two mastectomies. The procedure called for removing a flap of skin and fat from her abdomen, used to rebuild her breasts.

Shockney READ MORE

Getting rid of possessions: It’s harder than you think

Since the process is partly psychological, here’s how to prepare

By Harriet Edleson for Next Avenue

Credit: Getty Images

Credit: Getty Images

If you’re ready to move to a smaller space or think you might want to downsize in the not-too-distant future, take a deep breath and start planning.

It’s a much bigger task than you’ll ever imagine, partly because the process entails far more READ MORE