Category Archives: Art is Ageless

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

Drawn to art

Winfield artist’s drawing selected for Art is Ageless® calendar.

Virginia McConnell’s artistic ambitions always seemed to get thwarted. When she was young, she wanted to be a commercial artist, but she was discouraged. Then, she wanted to be a window dresser for the big department stores like Macy’s, but they READ MORE

Artists achieve Art is Ageless® masterpiece level

“Bumper Crop,” a painting by Joyce Guinty.

“I Love You So Much,” a drawing by Virginia McConnell.

“Handmade Quilt,” a hand-stitched quilt by Gerry Matney.

Several winning artists in Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor’s annual Art is Ageless® juried competition will be featured in the 2018 Art is Ageless Calendar produced by Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America.

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Art is Ageless® winners announced

 L to R seated: Joyce Guinty, Gerry Matney, Faye Doyle.  L to R standing: Pat Powell, Donna Thompson, Elsie Tipton.

L to R seated: Joyce Guinty, Gerry Matney, Faye Doyle.
L to R standing: Pat Powell, Donna Thompson, Elsie Tipton.

Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor recently hosted a reception for the winning artists in the annual Art is Ageless juried competition.

“We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Tara Clawson, marketing director. “Art is Ageless is unique READ MORE

‘Elder orphans’ have a harder time aging in place

Why we need more services for those without family

By Carol Marak for Next Avenue

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Thriving in a place that’s safe and comfortable, surrounded by cozy memories, is a natural desire of older adults. We treasure independence and want a space to call our own, and we prefer that place to reflect the person we’ve become. We understand READ MORE