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Experience Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor

As the only not-for-profit continuing care community in Arkansas City, Presbyterian Manor offers a continuum of care encompassing independent living and home health services, assisted living, assisted living memory care, short-term rehabilitation and health care with skilled nursing.

Our accommodations range from studio apartments to two-bedroom townhomes. Residents enjoy an array of amenities including restaurant-style dining, cappuccino bar, hair salon, library and chapel.

Independent living residents may also take advantage of "pet-friendly" accommodations, individual patios and gardens, carports and access to additional storage.

Our beautifully landscaped 11-acre campus is located at the northern edge of Arkansas City, a few short blocks from downtown. With shopping centers and a health clinic nearby, and a variety of additional shopping, dining and cultural venues all just minutes away, our residents find it easy to get whatever products or services they may want or need.

Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor maintains a full calendar of resident-focused activities throughout the year, hosted both on and off campus.

Residents play an important role in shaping the lifestyle at Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor. They are represented by the elected members of the Resident Council. Its purpose is to provide a means for all residents to share ideas, concerns and suggestions with administrators and department directors. The council underscores the residents' responsibility for their own well-being and upholds resident rights.

  • Bill Stewart, chair
  • Bob McClure, vice chair and treasurer
  • Neva Bahruth, secretary
  • Velora Bradshaw, 1st floor representative
  • Betty Harris, 3rd floor representative
  • Jennifer Parr, 4th floor representative
  • Gwen Spillman, 5th floor representative

Since its founding in 1949, our parent company, Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America, has grown to become one of the nation's top 20 largest non-profit senior living organizations serving more than 2,500 residents in 17 Kansas and Missouri communities.

History

Construction of Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor began in 1978 following a successful campaign to raise the $4 million estimated cost. Efforts to develop our community and set the tone for its mission were spearheaded by the Rev. Hugh Marsh, who was the first administrator.

Initially, Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor consisted of 93 apartments for residents able to live independently. In April 1980, three wings of the health care center were added. The west wing, which is all private rooms, was added after 1984. In 1986, the community broke ground for the duplex addition, and in 1993, a portion of the campus was licensed for assisted living.

A memory care neighborhood opened in 2013 in our licensed assisted living area. The fourth floor underwent extensive renovation to design separate dining, living and activity spaces for residents to enjoy.

Over the years, as the population has continued to age and demand for high quality senior living alternatives has continued to grow and evolve, Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor has changed right along with them. Some of the changes have been cosmetic — renovations and modernizations of our resident floors and health care center. Some have been cultural changes — new, enlightened approaches to the ways in which we serve our residents such as the introduction of restaurant style dining with the addition of our Gardenview and Terraceview restaurants.

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