Category Archives: Community Involvement

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

Want to age better? Join a choir

A groundbreaking study examines the health benefits of making music as we age

By Deborah Quilter for Next Avenue

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Credit: Getty Images

Twenty years ago, when academic researcher Julene Johnson wanted to study how music might help the aging process, she couldn’t get funding. Johnson, a professor at the Institute for Health & Aging at the University of California, San Francisco, READ MORE