Why Your Funeral Director Will Likely Be Female

Funeral director Jan Smith of Flanner Buchanan in Indianapolis guides a casket into a hearse. [Photo credit: courtesy of Jan Smith]

By Kevyn Burger for Next Avenue

Jan Smith was in the final semester of her training to be a funeral director when her 8-year-old nephew died after a heart transplant.

Her family’s heartbreak deepened her understanding of the value of the work READ MORE

The Power of Sharing Our Stories

Playing a game at an assisted living facility opened up connections [Photo credit: Adobe Stock]

By Reyna Marder Gentin for Next Avenue

My friend runs an assisted living residence not far from where I live. When she called to say she had a mitzvah (a good deed) for me that was “right up my alley,” I was wary, to put it mildly. She explained READ MORE

Staff Spotlight: Kent Lips 

Kent Lips,
Environmental Service Director

Environmental Services Director Kent Lips is a man of many talents and interests, and he brings those strengths to his position at Clay Center Presbyterian Manor. He’s been with us for three and a half years and is appreciated by all for his positive READ MORE

Clay Center Presbyterian Manor announces Art is Ageless® winners

Heather Germann presents Verna Lee Mussleman with the Judges Choice Award for ‘Stained Glass.”

Clay Center Presbyterian Manor 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 Heather Germann, marketing director. “Art is Ageless is READ MORE