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New title, familiar face

The community’s new director of social services and life enrichment needs no introduction. A fixture at Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor for the past 17 years, Brandi Barrett is known and loved by residents and staff members alike.

Prior to being named to her new position, Brandi had served as activities assistant and during her time at the community she has become a social services designee and earned both her nursing aide and activities director certification.  

With the COVID-19 vaccine offering protection for those both inside and outside of the community, Brandi becomes director of social services and life enrichment at an exciting time.

"As our numbers [COVID positives] continue to drop in the [Cowley County] community, we are getting back to our ‘normal’ activities of trips outside of Presbyterian Manor to enjoy the sunshine,” said Brandi.

Brandi is currently busy planning numerous activities that she hopes will alleviate any sense of isolation some may have felt over the past year and a half.  

"Social health is extremely important to our residents. They enjoy being able to have fun with one another; it brings happiness and excitement in not just their lives but ours as well,” said Brandi. “Being able to make wonderful memories with our residents and their families brings us joy and helps fulfill our mission of providing quality senior care.”

To learn more about what Brandi and her team have planned, be sure to check out the community’s activity calendar.

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