Category Archives: Community Involvement

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

4 Ways to Donate to Charity Without Writing a Check

These ideas can help you de-clutter your home and earn a tax write-off

By Ashley Eneriz for Next Avenue

People carry boxes of donated items

Want to make a difference, but the budget doesn’t allow? Consider donating something other than cash. [Photo credit: Getty Images]

When it comes to donating to charity, sometimes our budgets don’t allow us to be as generous as we we’d like. But you needn’t always open your wallet to help others. Here are four ways to give back that don’t involve writing a check or READ MORE

Strike up the band!

One of our favorite summer traditions takes place on July 10, when we welcome the Ark City Community Band back to our front lawn for their season finale.

The band will close out its 146th season with the 7 p.m. performance at Arkansas City Presbyterian READ MORE

Golf tournament raises more than $17,000

The A Flight tournament winners: Ryan Turner, Pat O’Donnell, Justin O’Donnell and Corey Reece.

Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor’s 23rd Annual Dick Metz Memorial Golf Classic raised more than $17,400 for our Good Samaritan Program.

“Our golf tournament continues to be a huge success from year to year,” said Sarah Griggs, executive director READ MORE

Making communities friendlier for those with dementia

Making Communities Friendlier for Those With Dementia

That’s the goal for the ambitious Dementia Friendly America initiative

By Beth Baker for Next Avenue

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Credit: Courtesy of Paynesville (MN) ACT on Alzheimer’s Caption: Volunteers pass out laminated bookmarks with the 10 signs of Alzheimer’s at the local supermarket

Can a strong community network help ease the challenges faced by people with dementia and their families? That’s the hope of a national volunteer-driven initiative known as Dementia Friendly America READ MORE