Monthly Archives: May 2017

Art is Ageless® winners announced

Rock Creek Reflections by Paul Milks.

Fort Scott Presbyterian Village recently hosted a reception for the winning artists in the annual Art is Ageless juried competition.

“We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Ginger Nance, executive director. “Art is Ageless READ MORE

Good Samaritan dinner & auction raises $27,000!

A chicken dinner with live and silent auctions May 17, raised approximately $27,000 for Fort Scott Presbyterian Village. The senior living community’s Good Samaritan Program, which benefits residents who have outlived their financial resources, READ MORE

A Memorial Day promise to my family

She made a vow to her father to always tend the family graves

By Diana Reese for Next Avenue


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(This article was originally published in May 2014.)

While friends look forward to barbecues and boating during the first long weekend of the summer, I’m making plans for my annual cemetery tour in northwest Missouri.

I promised my dad before he died READ MORE

Health care community residents practice gratitude through journaling

Research has shown that recognizing the good may improve well-being

By Tina L. Kies for Next Avenue


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Her pale blue eyes sparkle when she smiles. Peacefully observing all that surrounds her, she is a history book waiting to be opened. An experience outlines every wrinkle, silently alluding to the secrets, loss, love and happiness that she has experienced 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


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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