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Daughter of former resident pays it forward as volunteer

“Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor has a special place in my heart,” said Reatha Juden.

Raetha has been a part of the Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor family since 2016 when her mother, Carrie Elbrader, became a resident in the memory care community.

“My mother had reached a point in her life where she needed some special care, the memory care floor at ACPM was a perfect fit.”  

And as Raetha’s mother’s needs progressed, the community was able to adapt to meet those needs.

“The professionals at ACPM helped me transition Mom to health care,” said Reatha.

The community’s continuum of care—which includes independent living, assisted living, memory care and health care—is one of the primary advantages Raetha says that comes with calling Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor home.  

“ACPM provided a quality of life for Mom that was so much more than I could have provided,” said Raetha. “The staff was pleasant and made Mom feel like a part of their family. They kept me well informed and were very good about contacting me if there was a need or concern. My heartfelt thanks to those who provided top notch care for my mother at the end of her time on Earth.”

Reatha shows her appreciation for the community by serving as a member of the golf committee, which plans an annual tournament that benefits the Good Samaritan program—which helps residents who have exhausted all of their financial resources by no fault of their own.

“We are honored when family members like Reatha decide to continue supporting our mission of providing quality senior services,” says Sarah Griggs, executive director. “We have an amazing team here that cares about our residents as well as their families and I believe that is what leads people to want to become volunteers, lifelong sponsors and cheerleaders of the Manor,” said Sarah. “Being a volunteer no matter what the capacity at the Manor is highly appreciated by the staff and residents.”

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or learning more about the Good Samaritan Program, visit Volunteer opportunities are currently available for the committee and on-site needs. Please contact Brandi Barrett at 620-442-8700 or to learn more.

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