Category: Senior Living / Health & Fitness Focus

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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Marion native joins practice in Herington clinic

Amy Avant’s path to family healthcare provision has brought her back home. A 2004 graduate of Marion High School, Avant has accepted a position as a board certified family nurse practitioner at the Hering­ton Area Health Clinic and has moved back to Marion. “I always loved growing up in a small community and really felt safe and loved my childhood […]

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A growing friendship takes root

A growing friendship takes root

Margaret Tripp and Ken Chopp enjoy the vegetation they’ve developed during their time at Salem Home in Hillsboro. “The plants offer a nice place for us to relax with our coffee and take in the sights and the smells,” Chopp said. When life threw weeds at two longtime friends in Hillsboro, they responded by planting the most beautiful flowers and […]

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Breast cancer fighter: ‘Face fear, then you can live’

Breast cancer fighter: ‘Face fear, then you can live’

Accompanied by daughter Meredith, Susie Kliewer purchased a wig at the Hair Affair’e in Salina a couple of weeks before starting chemotherapy Aug. 4. A month later, Kliewer welcomed a new granddaughter, Lucy Mae, born to Meredith and husband Caleb Sarver of Ellis. A short time after her first chemo session, Kliewer chose to be proactive about losing her hair, […]

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Seniors: Eight steps to feeling more self-assured

Virtually everyone struggles with a lack of self-confidence at some point in their lives and it’s perfectly normal to feel unsure of yourself in certain situations. However, if you find a lack of confidence is holding you back from fully enjoying your personal life, or achieving your professional goals, it may be time to take action. “There are actually steps […]

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