Category: Senior Living / Health & Fitness Focus

St. Luke joins ‘healthier hospitals’ in state

St. Luke Hospital & Living Center in Marion is one of 53 Kansas hospitals that has adopted healthier food and beverage options throughout their facility, according to the Kansas Hospital Association. This enhanced access to healthy food aims to positively impact hospital employees, patients and visitors while also helping to establish norms for healthier living for the community they serve. […]

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Understanding the link between salt and health

The news lately is full of articles about salt and health. Everyone seems to be getting either too much salt or not enough. So which is it? <p>Part of the problem is with how we study the connection. Fortunately, researchers on both sides of the issue are starting to agree on how best to proceed and may soon have a […]

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Adult day care is a respite option for senior adults

Adult day care is a respite option for senior adults

Kelly Finley, social services professional at Salem Home, and Venita Schroeder, director of nursing, want caregivers to know adult day care is an option to consider when they need to have someone watch over a loved one for a couple of hours or even longer. hen a young family needs temporary care for a child, resources can be as close […]

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Schrag leaves Bethesda for Bethel College

Eric Schrag has been appointed vice president for institutional advancement for Bethel College, starting July 1. Schrag comes to Bethel from Bethesda Home in Goessel, where he has worked since 2006. He has been the organization’s administrator and CEO since 2012. Schrag is no stranger to Bethel College nor to its office of advancement. He is a 1998 graduate with […]

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Goessel grants support meals, health programs

Goessel grants support meals, health programs

Representatives of healthful programs in Goessel hild their GCF grant awards. Pictured from left are: Kim Funk, Tabor Food Pantry coordina­tor; Laura Dailey, Goessel Library director; Susi Shipp, Goessel Elementary After-School Program director; Eric Schrag, Bethesda Home CEO/administrator; and Steve Banman, Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum Board president. Bethesda Home recently received $900 from the Goessel Community Foun­dation Community Seniors […]

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KHA says ‘Celebrate National Hospital Week’

The Kansas Hospital Association invites communities to join area hospitals in celebrating National Hospital Week, May 7-13. This annual observance celebrates hospitals and the men and women who, day in and day out, support the health and wellbeing of their communities through dedication and compassionate care from the heart. Celebrated since 1921, National Hospital Week is a time dedicated to […]

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3 steps to reach 100 feeling youthful and healthy

What will your life be like when you turn 100? A century ago the question seemed almost flippant, a needless consideration for most people, but today it’s very real. The percentage of people living to 100 has grown almost 66 percent in the last 30 years, according to U.S. News and World Report. The MDVIP Health and Longevity Survey reveals […]

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County homes on the PEAK of caring for seniors

County homes on the PEAK of caring for seniors

tate officials and Bethesda staff gather to celebrate the PEAK Award that was presented to the Goessel adult care home Feb. 22, From left are: Laci Cornelison, PEAK project coordinator; Kelli Willis, director of dietary services; Sara Hiebert, assistant administrator; Tim Keck, secretary of Kansas Department Aging and Disability Services; Nicole Duvall, nurse manager; Eric Schrag, administrator; Con­nie Campbell, CNA; […]

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What to do when a senior loved one wanders

Virtually all parents have experienced the terror of looking up from what they were doing only to realize their child has wandered off. Your pulse races, your heart pounds and you can’t relax until your child is back in sight. As children grow up, they learn to stay put—or at least let you know where they’re going—and your fears fade. […]

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Hillsboro woman manages Newton food ministry

Sometimes, Erin Bales and her husband don’t have enough money to feed their three children at the end of the month. When that happens, the Newton residents can turn to First Christian Church, which has been giving food to folks for the past 30 years through Food Ministry USDA Food Commodities. “It’s a huge blessing for the community, for sure,” […]

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