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50th Anniversary celebration coming soon

Clay Center Presbyterian Manor is celebrating 50 years of service to Clay Center and the surrounding area.  The Mission Committee, staff and residents would like to invite families of past and current residents, former employees and former advisory 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

Staff member earns education assistance funds

Adreah Novotny is a certified nursing assistant and will be going to Cloud County Community College to continue her nursing education.

Adreah Novotny is a certified nursing assistant and will be going to Cloud County Community College to continue her nursing education.

Every spring, Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America employees have the opportunity to apply for education assistance funds. Sarah Oenning, PMMA’s development director, said that’s because a group of private donors had the vision many years ago to 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

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