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    Activities abound at Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor

    At Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor, we are always looking for new events and activities for our residents to participate in.Staying active and social is one of the keys to living longer healthier lives. We believe that when a person moves in to the Presbyterian Manor, they are moving here to thrive, and we want to make sure we are supporting that by providing as many opportunities as we can for them to engage with others socially and have some fun.Check out the photos for some highlights of the...  Read More...

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    Neva Bahruth keeps library’s legacy alive

    When residents Mickey and Bob McClure took over our community’s library, it was disorganized and unwelcoming. Pouring themselves into the project, the McClures quickly turned the library into a place where residents could not only find what they were looking for but enjoy spending time there.The McClures ran the library for several years and when Mickey passed away, her close friend, Neva Bahruth, was asked to take the reins.“They just threw me into the wind, and so I just followed t...  Read More...

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    Leta Sherwood’s patchwork of love

    In celebration of her mom’s 100th birthday, resident Leta Sherwood set out to do something special, something that would show her mom just how much she—and many others—loved her.“My mom took quilt blocks and fabric to grandma’s birthday party and had everyone who attended sign one,” said Leta’s daughter, Jayna Bertholf. “Some of grandma’s relatives couldn’t come to the party, so mom sent some blocks in the mail and had them mail them ba...  Read More...

  • In memory of a couple

    When you visit with long-standing members of the Presbyterian Church and reminisce on the history of the Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor, the work of Dr. Frederick Maier, a retired Presbyterian minister from Arkansas City, will play a key role in the conversation.It was Dr. Maier who originally outlined the vision for the community and issued a challenge to the citizens of Arkansas City in a letter he sent to the Arkansas City Traveler in 1962.   Read More...

  • Wilda Buffo - Art is Ageless winner in quilting

    The material used in this quilt is called Stonehenge. She stopped at many quilt shops before finding this Stonehenge pattern in Missouri. The changing of colors called for close attention to detail and lots of patience, but finally it was done, and now she gets to enjoy every day as the quilt graces her bed at Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor.Wilda is a very active member of our community.   Read More...