Author Archives: Laurie

Celebrating social workers

Lori Peters with her son and husband at the Alamo in San Atonio, Texas.

Lori Peters with her son and husband at the Alamo in San Atonio, Texas.

Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor honors Social Work Month

Lori Peters

Lori Peters has always had a passion for helping people. She is currently Arkansas City’s Presbyterian Manor’s social worker for assisted living and memory care. Prior to this READ MORE

A calling and a challenge

Elsie Tipton with various members of the congregation.

Elsie Tipton with various members of the congregation.

Elsie Tipton helped forge a path for women in church leadership

March is Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate women who blazed their own trail. Meet Elsie Tipton, a resident of Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor, who was one of the first female READ MORE

Couples celebrate the month of love

Edward and Margaret Gilliland

February is the month of love, and at Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor, we want to celebrate and recognize all of the couples who are living here together.

• Edward and Margaret Gilliland were married on June 20, 1947, and have been married for 70 READ MORE

Activities staff give residents more to look forward to

It’s not just bingo anymore

Our wonderful activities staff. From left to right, Lori Peters, Brandi Barrett and Janelly Ambriz.

This month, we’re celebrating the dedication and hard work of our activities staff. Nationwide, Activity Professionals Month is observed as a way to appreciate the people who plan and provide activities within senior READ MORE

Resident Ted Doyle pins down memories

Resident Ted Doyle showcases his lapel pins.

Resident Ted Doyle has been collecting lapel pins since the ‘70s.

It all started with a friend of Ted Doyle’s who collected police badges. His collection inspired Ted to start one of his own – lapel pins. Ted had tried for years to find a hobby READ MORE

A time for traditions and celebrations

Denise Vroman places an ornament of her loved one on the Celebration of Life tree during the 2016 service.

By Sarah Griggs, executive director

Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor always has a busy schedule during the holiday season for both residents and staff. Activities range from honoring family traditions such as dinners and decorating to visiting entertainers READ MORE

Art is Ageless® calendar winner

Gerry began quilting 15 years ago to stay busy after her husband passed away. Gerry started this quilt in 2011, and it took two years to finish. Gerry has made a quilt for each of her granddaughters.

Gerry Matney never expected to win first place for her quilt in this year’s Art is Ageless® competition at Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor. So when she learned her handmade entry had been chosen to appear in the 2018 Art is Ageless calendar, she READ MORE