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Manor of the Plains announces Art is Ageless® winners

(left) Painting (professional) – 1st Place: Mary Anne Hendrix, “3 Girls” (right, top) Fiber Arts, amateur – 1st Place: Pat Tieben, “Round Table Topper” (right, bottom) Sculpture 3D (amateur) – 1st Place: William Herman, “Hodgeman County Barn”

(left) Painting (professional) – 1st Place: Mary Anne Hendrix, “3 Girls”
(right, top) Fiber Arts, amateur – 1st Place: Pat Tieben, “Round Table Topper”
(right, bottom) Sculpture 3D (amateur) – 1st Place: William Herman, “Hodgeman County Barn”

Manor of the Plains 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 Kurt Lampe, marketing director. “Art is Ageless is unique in featuring READ MORE

Manor of the Plains honored for achievements

Jerry Korbe, executive director of Manor of the Plains, with Bruce Shogren (left), president and CEO of PMMA, and Bill Taylor (right), COO of PMMA

Manor of the Plains received a certificate of recognition from Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America for reaching goals in fiscal year 2017, covering the months of July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017.

The recognition came through READ MORE

Here’s a tool to plan for late-life what-ifs

A website for older adults by older adults

By Kevyn Burger for Next Avenue

Seniors have a lot to say about thier options for care.

Jane Curry used Plan Your Lifespan to think through her contingencies in case health issues diminish her independence.

Jane Curry, of Chicago, settled into a retirement community a few years ago, where she found friends and support. It was part of her preparation to age in place in a home of her own. But the now-75-year-old widow knew READ MORE

9 ways family caregivers can get a break

Here’s how to get respite care, and sometimes get help paying for it

By Sherri Snelling for Next Avenue

Finding respite care is an important part of caring for the caregiver.

Credit: Adobe Stock – Many Presbyterian Manors campuses offer caregiver support groups or respite care services.

“Respite care” can be a little difficult to understand. The words don’t make it clear who is being helped. The “care” goes to the person who needs it due to illness or disability. The “respite” — a READ MORE

Education award helped nurse to grow

Ann Russell, center, is a recipient of a Presbyterian Manors education award.

Ann Russell was 16 when she first went to work in a senior care community, doing housekeeping and laundry. Now, 20 years later, she has risen through the ranks to become MDS Coordinator at Manor of the Plains, thanks in part to a scholarship from the READ MORE

Write down those special grandparent moments

How to keep a journal or blog so you can both share memories

By Patricia Corrigan for Next Avenue

Sharing your hopes and dreams for your grandchildren can become a treasured gift.

Credit: ThinkStock – You can record your thoughts and memories as a keepsake for your grandchildren.

So many boomers are finding delight in nurturing grandchildren — and most of us also are amazed that they do grow up quickly. That rarely seemed the case when we were bringing up our own kids.

A traditional baby book stuffed with baby shower napkins, READ MORE

Keeping older people safe in the summer heat

Make sure you know the signs of life-threatening heat stroke

By Emily Gurnon for Next Avenue

Avoiding heat stroke is important for seniors who may be taking medicines that make them more susceptible.

Credit: Thinkstock – Know the signs of heat stroke and how to avoid it.

If you’ve ever lived in a hot place without air conditioning, you know how miserable it can be. But getting overheated is more than just unpleasant for older people. It can be dangerous, and even deadly.

That’s why it is important to be aware of READ MORE

9 ways to help your spouse with a sleep apnea machine

A CPAP will result in better sleep for both of you

By Madeline Vann for Next Avenue

A CPAP machine can improve sleep quality.

Credit: Adobe Stock – Sleeping with a CPAP machine can improve how both you and your partner sleep.

If your spouse has sleep apnea, his or her CPAP machine for it could save your sleep, health, and marriage. But first you need to find effective ways to help and support your husband or wife.

Whatever you do, don’t READ MORE