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We’re always cooking up something interesting for members of our greater community. From art exhibitions and open house brunches to our popular Just Ask educational seminars, find out what’s happening this month.

Out of an abundance of caution, our community has suspended in-person events for the safety of our current and prospective residents. We are conducting virtual tours by appointment. Please call 620-506-0130 or click here to schedule your virtual tour today. We’ll resume in person events as soon as guidelines allow.

Calling all artists age 65 and older. Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor is now accepting entries for the annual Art is Ageless® juried exhibit and competition March 27 – April 2, 2021, at the community.  

Entries of artistic works will be accepted from any area artist who is 65 years of age or older to exhibit and/or compete for an opportunity to be featured in the 2022 Art is Ageless calendar. The exhibit extends the 40th anniversary of the Art is Ageless program, which started with the first calendar in 1981.

Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor plans to have the exhibit open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 27 – April 2, 2021, and honor artists with a reception from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. April 1.  Plans remain flexible due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Artists may choose to enter works for exhibit only. For the competition, works must be completed after the artists is age 65 and must be no more than 5 years old, completed since January 2016. There are nine categories, as well as designations of amateur or professional. The entry deadline is 5 p.m. March 23. Contact Whitley Stokes at 620-442-8700 or to make drop-off arrangements.

The Art is Ageless® program encourages Presbyterian Manor residents and other area seniors to express their creativity through its annual competition, as well as art classes, musical and dramatic events, educational opportunities and current events discussions throughout the year.

Local competition winners will join winners from 14 other PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America) communities to be judged at the systemwide level.

Entry forms and information can be obtained by contacting Whitley Stokes at 620-442-8700 or, or access online at

March 27 - April 2

Local senior artists will be celebrated March 27 through April 2 at Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor, 1711 N. Fourth, as the community hosts its annual Art is Ageless® exhibit and continues to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Art is Ageless® program.

Works will be on exhibit at the community for residents only. The Art is Ageless exhibit will be held virtually for friends of the program on the community’s Facebook page, Winners will be announced on Facebook.

Art is Ageless is a trademarked program of PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America). The program offers senior artists the opportunity to share and display their artwork and reaffirms the agelessness of human creativity.

“It’s inspiring to see the beautiful pieces these seniors have created,” said Whitley Stokes, marketing director. “The joy it brings to them and others is wonderful, and that’s something we want to celebrate and share with the entire Arkansas City community.”

The first Art is Ageless calendar was published in 1981, featuring art from Presbyterian Manor community residents. Since then, the program has expanded to include a juried art competition open to all seniors age 65 and older.

Winning pieces at the community level move on to a masterpiece level judging to determine which pieces are featured in the annual calendar and note cards.

For more information about Art is Ageless, visit For more about Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor, visit or contact Whitley Stokes at 620-442-8700 or

Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor will honor local senior artists during a residents-only reception at the community from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 1. Winners of the 2021 Art is Ageless® competition will be announced and posted to the community Facebook page,

Entries in the annual competition are entered in one of nine categories and are judged in amateur and professional divisions.

Winners of the local competition will compete with winners from 14 other PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America) communities for an opportunity to appear in the 2022 Art is Ageless calendar.

For more information about Art is Ageless, visit