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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

When doctors should ignore end-of-life directives

Things are not always black and white during a health crisis

By Dr. Kathryn B. Kirkland for Next Avenue

Knowing your wishes for end-of-life is important in a medical emergency.

Credit: Adobe Stock – Advance directives will remain an important part of the picture: They ensure that decisions about medical interventions at the end of life are in the hands of patients and that patients’ values drive these decisions, even when they can’t speak for themselves.

(This article was provided by The Op-Ed Project, with which the writer is a fellow.)

Sheila was very clear about her wishes for the end of life. She was 88 years old and a former hospice volunteer. When her time came, she wanted no ventilator, no feeding READ MORE

Golf tournament raises more than $17k for seniors

The Flight A winners were Brian Sanderholm, Aaron Sanderholm, Michael Sanderholm and Don Shanks.

The Flight A winners were Brian Sanderholm, Aaron Sanderholm, Michael Sanderholm and Don Shanks.

Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor’s 22nd Annual Dick Metz Memorial Golf Classic May 7 raised more than $17,800 for the Manor’s Good Samaritan Program.

The tournament was named for the late golf pro and Arkansas City native, Richard “Dick” C. READ MORE